A heavyweight bout between Richard Odoms and Ruslan Magomedov has been scratched from the UFC 177 main card slated for Aug. 30 in Sacramento, Calif. read news >>
The retired lightweight also suggests UFC has to say it's battling performance-enhancing drugs in order to keep its blue-chip sponsors around. Mark Bocek announced his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) last week, despite winning three of his last four fights. His only loss during that span was to top lightweight contender Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 154.
A few weeks later, the Canadian fighter revealed that the performance enhancing drug (PED) problem in MMA was one of his main r read news >>
MMAFighting.com’s Dave Meltzer revealed that UFC 175 exceeded 500,000 PPV buys, which makes it the most watched PPV event of the year to date. It appears as though the combination of UFC champions Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey has helped bring about the promotion's most successful pay-per-view fight card of the year.
According to MMAFighting.com's Dave Meltzer, the show is believed to have done between 500,000 and 545,000 PPV buys.
Although the July 5th card was also expected to feature the cul read news >>
No telling how many were lost by the absence of Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva when you consider this.
Championship doubleheaders are good for business.
Especially when one of those champions is Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight queenpin Ronda Rousey, who UFC President Dana White insists is the biggest star in mixed martial arts (MMA) past, present, and possibly future.
And the addition of Chris Weidman certainly didn't hurt, according to MMA Fighting, who recently rele read news >>
Paul Heyman believes Ronda Rousey is a bigger long-term PPV draw than Floyd Mayweather and the biggest since draw since Mike Tyson. Having worked closely with Brock Lesnar for so many years, Paul Heyman knows a thing or two about PPV draws.
Known for his creative talents during his ECW and WWE days, Heyman was in part responsible for the success of several of wrestling's biggest stars. He also served as the "manager" and mic-piece for Lesnar, and remains on television with the former UFC heavywe read news >>
The online pay-per-view (PPV) event will feature nine bouts.
ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC), Asia's largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, has confirmed all nine bouts set to take place at ONE FC: REIGN OF CHAMPIONS. The event, which will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre on 29 August, is set to be the largest in mixed martial arts history. It will feature multiple ONE FC World Championship bouts, including a ONE FC Featherweight World Championship clash be read news >>
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Find out exactly what happened to UFC 176, and where the previously scheduled fights ended up after Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) canceled the event.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was expected to stage a featherweight title fight in the headlining affair of the UFC 176: "Aldo vs. Mendes 2" pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for tonight (Sat., Aug. 2, 2014) inside Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
It was not meant to be.
Instead of returning to "The City of Angels," the wo read news >>
On July 11, I wrote a story detailing my wishes for the UFC to return to stacked pay-per-view events.
The story was written in the wake of the cancellation of UFC 176. I wanted the UFC to return to the good old days, when ordering a pay-per-view at home meant getting more than one or two fights you wanted to see. This used to be standard operating procedure, back in the days before the promotion began running one or two events almost every weekend.
There is hope peeking over the horizon. If the read news >>
Kid Nate discusses PED issues and the UFC PPV schedule failings in this brand new Journo To Journo segment.
It's been a while since El Jefe, Kid Nate has done a Journo To Journo segment, so we got together a few days ago to discuss some current affairs, namely the PED situation in the UFC and the issues with a lack of star power that has led to whole card cancellations. Here's just a small portion of what was covered:
UFC 176 Cancellation
I don't know that it doesn't bode well for the UFC, but i read news >>
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Surging UFC featherweight contender Conor McGregor has a chance to prove he's truly an elite talent at UFC 178 when he squares off with perennial contender Dustin Poirier. Although the event is headlined by a long-awaited light heavyweight championship rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, "The Notorious" warns the 205-pound titleholder he's going to make his paycheck for the event a little lighter than usual. Tell Jon I'm taking a cut of his PPV.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA read news >>