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Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) reach is about to get bigger, according to Garry Cook. With television deals in Mexico, Brazil, Japan, and other countries around the globe, fight fans are privy to the excitement that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events bring, on what seems to be a weekly basis. But the world's preeminent mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion isn't planning to slow down any time soon -- no, seriously -- as it looks to continue its global assault by bringing its produc read news >>

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The UFC has announced its full schedule of events for 2015, but there's room for more. Garry Cook, the former UFC executive vice president and managing director of Europe, Middle East and Africa who recently became the UFC chief global brand officer, told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour that oversaturation is not an issue. In fact, local markets are hungry for more UFC events. "We’d like to be doing a lot more. I notice this in Brazil, I notice this in Asia. There’s call for an read news >>

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Secret Service ... Line One. Politics and mixed martial arts (MMA) don't mix very well. At all. Khabib Nurmagomedov, however, he is ready to kick some American butt. And it's all thanks to President of the United States, Barack Obama. Earlier this year, Obama and Co. levied sanctions (details) on Russia after it felt the nation was inciting the current conflict going on along the Russia / Ukraine border. As a result, President Obama brought down the hammer on Russia in an attempt to "weaken its read news >>

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M-1 Global and Chechen promotion ACB will take part in a joint venture on Dec. 17 to co-promote M-1 Challenge 54 and ACB 12. M-1 Global and Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB) recently announced a joint venture to co-promote M-1 Challenge 54 & ACB 12 in St. Petersburg, Russia next month. The decision to join forces is an interesting decision, as the Chechen organization ACB appeared on the Russian MMA scene in 2014 and featured a Grand Prix event that showcased more than 50 fights. With the full read news >>

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UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov jokingly suggests he will beat up all Americans for the sanctions imposed on Russia. Khabib Nurmagomedov is not particularly happy with the sanctions imposed on his countrymen by the U.S. Government. Last March, President Obama authorized sanctions on individuals and entities "responsible for violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine." The targets include 14 defense companies and individuals in President Vladimir Putin's close circle, as w read news >>

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In part one of his exclusive interview with BloodyElbow.com, M-1 Global President Vadim Finkelstein discusses his upcoming plans for the promotion and whether the UFC would be successful in Russia. In the 17 years that M-1 Global has existed, the promotion has established itself as an international brand with various offices around the world, and completed over 150 events in total. However, the promotion is yet to break into the Chinese market, which has been a notoriously difficult market to pe read news >>

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Roy Jones Jr. defeated Hany Atiyo at Basket-Hall in Krasnodar, Russia on Friday to win his fifth-consecutive bout. read news >>

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Roy Jones Jr. will look to win his fifth-consecutive bout against Hany Atiyo on Sept. 26 at Basket-Hall in Krasnodar, Russia. read news >>

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Lots and lots fighters from Mongola to Russia look to make some noise in their divisions for the undercard in Macau this weekend. Wait...I see a bunch of Asian fighters. I thought all Asian fighters were maltrained, underpaid, and endangered in North America? Well, Japanese MMA has its own sordid history. Between the UFC expanding and acquiring much of the talent that once made Japan of mecca of MMA, and said acquisition exaggerating the problems that already existed (lack of quality gyms, or a read news >>

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CageSport champion Drew Brokenshire feels he's ready to take a step up, and knows he's got the perfect opportunity when he face Alex Sarnavskiy on Saturday in Russia. read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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The UFC’s rapid international expansion has hit a snag in at least two countries, according to UFC President Dana White.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

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