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Despite its booming popularity and obvious presence in the sport, women's mixed martial arts (MMA) isn't everyone's cup of tea. Whether it's former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, admitting he doesn't like to watch women hit each other, or Mark Bocek criticizing UFC for promoting them over seasoned male fighters, there are many who still can't get into that side of the sport. Joining his fellow Canadians is Rory MacDonald, who revealed during his gu read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Success in today's mixed martial arts is often driven by popularity contests. Each divisional landscape is fueled by ticket sales, international marketability and overall notoriety, especially in a promotion as prolific as the UFC. The race to the top of superstar mountain is not always a fair and well-planned journey, but fighters need to wiggle their way to the front of pack to make it in this sport. However, with progression comes digression. Here are five UFC fighters who are slowly losing t read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Popularity is a double-edged sword in today's mixed martial arts. It has the power to launch a fighter's career in the presence of masterful win streaks and memorable finishes, but also unfairly bury deserving contenders in favor of sexier ticket sales and jaw-dropping matchups. That's why it's important for the people in charge—in this case, the UFC—to manage their roster accordingly, book the sensible fights and actually play by their own ranking system. If they can do that, then these five fi read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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UFC president, Dana White discusses Jon Jones' popularity, doesn't feel that racism comes into play. UFC Light-heavyweight champ, Jon Jones has been a lightning rod of controversy for years. From his "Now you see it, now you don't" Twitter and Instagram posts, comments on competition, or brawling at press conferences, one can legitimately conclude that "Bones" gets people jawing about him. Recently, Joe Rogan was discussing Jones on his Joe Rogan Experience podcast, and questioned whether Jones read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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On Monday, UFC color commentator Joe Rogan wondered aloud on his podcast whether the sport's No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, isn't as popular as he could be due to racism among part of MMA's fan base. By Tuesday, Rogan's comments gained traction and kicked up an online storm. As is usually the case, the debate varied from those who looked to have an honest discussion of racism in the sport to trolls who are always trying too hard to portray the worst frin read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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UFC broadcaster Joe Rogan believes that racism could have something to do with the reason why light heavyweight champion Jon Jones isn't as popular as he should be. read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Jon Jones would probably be more popular if he were a cocky white guy, according to UFC commentator Joe Rogan. The reigning UFC light heavyweight champ has all of the makings of a bona fide star. He's an unbelievably gifted athlete who is widely regarded as the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world. In front of the media, he carries himself with a kind of dignity and respect typically lacking from professional athletes thrown into the spotlight at such a young age. The man kisses babies on th read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones remains one of MMA's most polarizing figures. As of Aug. 31, the sport's unquestioned pound-for-pound king became the longest-reigning title holder in the division's history, but Jones' Hall of Fame credentials haven't always translated into fan adoration. Routinely introduced to a chorus of boos, Jones seems to enjoy a strange existence as an unwilling villain. Monday, UFC commentator Joe Rogan attributed much of the criticism Jones receives to racism. " read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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It is uncontroversial to say that sport is a male-dominated enterprise at almost every level, from participation to consumption. Socially constructed gender differences mean that it has been difficult for women to become accepted in an arena that places an overwhelming emphasis on masculinity. This disparity has been reflected in the respective media attention male and female sports are afforded, with 96 percent of sports news being dedicated to men, and women accounting for a mere 2 percent of read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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From Yahoo Sports: The UFC is currently in a state of transition because many of its former attractions are sidelined for various reasons. read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Not only is Ronda Rousey the biggest star in women's MMA, but it can also be argued that she is the biggest star in MMA as a whole. With that in mind, a victory over Alexis Davis at UFC 175 is paramount in terms of continuing the growth of her division. Rousey is a perfect 9-0, and she will put the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship on the line Saturday night. Rousey is a heavy favorite due largely to her devastating armbar, but Davis poses an interesting challenge with her jiu-jitsu backgrou read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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2013 saw an explosion in popularity for women's MMA. Once considered nothing more than a niche in MMA, the women's divisions have quickly become some of the most popular and exciting. Women's MMA certainly has its detractors, though, and one of them is former Strikeforce and Pride heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko. Emelianenko said the following, per MMA Mania: "I respect the girls who defend the country's honor at the Olympics, in wrestling, boxing. But I do not support female MMA. A woman read news >>

  • 7 months ago
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Despite his relatively low popularity, UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao remains one of the very best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. People have even began to put him ahead of light heavyweight phenom Jon Jones and Brazilian teammate Jose Aldo. While that may be a stretch—even though he commands a spectacular win streak (22)—Barao has looked the part. That's why top contender and Team Alpha Male standout T.J. Dillashaw is going to have to pull off something close to a miracle in orde read news >>

  • 7 months ago
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LAS VEGAS -- Renan Barao talks about his UFC 173 fight against TJ Dillashaw, how he can become more popular, whether he feels like he gets the respect he deserves, the similarities between Dillashaw and Faber, and more. read news >>

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