NEW YORK CITY - As professional hockey attempts to address the serious health and safety issue of concussions in the rink, the UFC is highlighting the comparative safety of mixed martial arts.
The promotion's president said that mandatory medical suspensions are a key to limiting the amount of head trauma a fighter sustains during his professional career. So, too, is a rule set that prevents a fighter from taking undue punishment inside the cage.
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A bill to legalize mixed martial arts in New York has once again passed the State Senate on Monday. As close as ever, the UFC isn't slowing down as the company's heavy hitters continue to push as the bill heads to the Assembly. Read More >> read news >>
Matters of fighter safety should be black and white, never shades of Gray.
Before Gray Maynard stepped foot inside the cage against Ross Pearson, he insisted that things would be different this time around. After all, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight number one contender had taken several months off to clear the cobwebs, and even moved his training camp to produce better results.
As for the two brutal knockouts that preceded his UFC Fight Night 47 co-main event?
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Ask UFC President Dana White who could possibly beat women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, and the answer you’ll get is a perplexing mix of anyone and no one.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
Last call! "This is B.J. Penn's last fight possibly. If he wins, we'll see what he does from there, but if he loses, I will actually push for him to retire.... It could be possibly watching Michael Jordan playing his last basketball game. It could be Tiger Woods' last golf game." -- Stop me if you've heard this one before ... okay, don't. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White appeared on FOX Sports 1 (via MMAFighting.com) earlier this evening to promote the organization's upc read news >>
FOX Sports is taking the go big or go home approach to the UFC’s International Fight Week in Las Vegas, which culminates in the UFC 175 pay-per-view, the TUF 19 Finale, and a UFC Fan Expo. read news >>
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back with episode four of its UFC 174: "Embedded" pre-fight video blog, featuring behind-the-scenes footage ahead of this weekend's (Sat., June 14, 2014) "Johnson vs. Bagautinov" pay-per-view (PPV) event at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada (results here). UFC President Dana White loses a bet and has to do 10 push ups, Rory McDonald gets KTFO by Georges St. Pierre in EA Sports UFC, DIn Thomas explains why he's always late, and the UFC 174 cast and crew ass read news >>
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UFC president Dana White says he has 'no hopes, no aspirations - nothing as far as New York goes,' but the UFC will continue to pursue legalization efforts in the state
It's not a question that UFC president Dana White fields at every event he hosts, but it's a question that he gets asked a great deal. That question - when will mixed martial arts be legalized in the state of New York?
When that very inquiry was posed to White during his media scrum following Saturday's UFC 173 fight card, the UF read news >>
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But in fairness to Rebney, the Bellator CEO admits he's "stayed out of it," because he knows he "can't move the needle" in the "Empire State."
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney -- affectionately known as "Bjork" to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White -- made headlines last week for siding with Culinary Workers Union Local 226, who are embroiled in a fight with Station Casinos (because of this) and ultimately, UFC.
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The UFC continues its campaign against Internet piracy and has upped the ante for those who illegally distribute its events, with news breaking that it has filed a suit worth $32 million USD against a New York man.
According to the Selim Algar of the New York Post, the UFC alleges that Staten Island's Steven Messina was systematically ripping and distributing UFC and boxing events through file-sharing websites such as Pirate Bay. He drew the ire of the UFC's lawyers by labeling himself as the "P read news >>
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The value of UFC continues grow, according to company president Dana White, who recently dropped a mind-boggling estimate.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a company that has undergone significant change over recent years -- from signing a landmark deal with FOX in late 2011 to launching its own Internet-based subscription service, Fight Pass, at this beginning of this past year.
With all of that change has come a few growing pains for the world's leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organiza read news >>