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  • 2 months ago
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The controversy surrounding Fallon Fox was one of the biggest MMA-related stories of 2013. Of course, how could it not be? A male-to-female transgender was tearing up the regional women's featherweight scene and was one of the star attractions in Florida's Championship Fighting Alliance. While the coverage of Fox has faded in recent months, the story is far from over. In 2013, Fox's overnight fame was regarded by many as an oddity. A flash in the pan. Something that would ultimately wind up bein read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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In a time when MMA wasn’t regulated by an independent body, promoters could do anything they wanted. According to MMA legend Renzo Gracie, that’s how things worked when PRIDE was launched. In March of 1998, PRIDE 2 featured four Japanese fighters at the Yokohama Arena, and Sanae Kikuta was the one matched against Renzo Gracie. According to the Brazilian, he was drugged by the promoters the day before the fight. "I don’t sleep. I can sleep two hours and a half and I can work, I can think, I can r read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Recently retired MMA fighter Wanderlei Silva is starting a war against the UFC, and he’s going after the promotion’s low fighter pay. Banned for live and fined $70,000 by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Tuesday for running from a random drug test earlier this year, the former PRIDE champion criticizes promoters that "never get slapped in the face and want to show off more than the athletes." "The money paid to the athletes is very few. How much does (the promotions) make? How much they generat read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Exclusivity is a tough ask for promoters who want to sign and build a fighter but may not necessarily have the resources to give them a living.Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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The Nevada Athletic Commission unanimously passed a motion on Wednesday to allow Floyd Mayweather Jr. to become a boxing promoter in the state. read news >>

  • 11 months ago
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Promoters and a women’s strawweight from World Series of Fighting on Thursday criticized recent comments made by UFC welterweight Matt Brown, who said among other things that he would only buy a pay-per-view to see women fight if they were topless.Filed (...) read news >>

  • a year ago
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Undefeated MMA prospect and former boxing champion Holly Holm has booked her next fight. Perhaps amazingly, promoters found a willing opponent. read news >>

  • a year ago
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As first teased on MMAWeekly.com, promoters are mounting plans to put together a first-of-its-kind wrestling event that will mimic many major MMA shows. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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For MMA fans and promoters planning for live fights in the state of Georgia, your 2013 may be looking a lot emptier. Georgia-based UFC vet Rory Singer points to Secretary of State's apathy. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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The World Series of Fighting has been granted a promoter’s license in the state of Nevada. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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The World Series of Fighting is officially headed to Las Vegas later this year after receiving their promoter's license last week. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Promoters promote, so you'd expect Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney to heap some glowing praise on newly crowned bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas. But the executive is hardly the only one projecting big things for the Brazilian youngster. "I know who else is out there, and I know who's the king of the other organization, and if I had to bet, I would bet that Dantas could win that fight," Rebney told MMAjunkie.com. read news >>

  • 4 years ago
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Usually, promoters give you a pat on the back or a big check when you knock your opponent out in short time. UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub did so this past Saturday with a knockout of Chris Tuchscherer at UFC 116, though a bonus check eluded him (at least one of the disclosed variety). But even with another highlight-reel clip under his belt, the veteran of "The Ultimate Fighter 10" is unsatisfied with the cage time he's gotten. read news >>

  • 6 years ago
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As part of what it calls its "Affiliate Promoters Program," the American Fight League has loaned top female fighter Tara LaRosa (15-1), opponent Roxanne Modafferi (12-4) and notable featherweight Raphael Assuncao (11-1) to the Illinois-based Ironheart Crown organization. read news >>

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