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  • 3 years ago
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Brazil has long produced top-level mixed-martial-artists, and it now appears the country will play a big role in the plans of the sport's biggest promotion, the UFC. But while fans around the globe will surely witness televised scenes from the country's beautiful beaches and lavish countryside, near-incomprehensible poverty is rarely but a few steps away. Veteran manager Alex Davis, a Brazilian native and current resident of the country, hopes fans will keep close to their hearts the read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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Golden Glory manager Bas Boon is still a little confused as to why his team's relationship with Zuffa imploded so quickly. The manager would nonetheless like to salvage the relationship by returning to the negotiating table to get now-former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem a deal in the UFC - following their rules. "What I want to accomplish is that we all sit at the table, find a deal, and that Alistair will fight the top three in the UFC," the manager today told M read news >>

  • 6 years ago
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Although UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva reportedly told a Brazilian TV station that he will "retire next year ... and within one year put my gloves aside," his manager was quick to downplay the possibility. read news >>

  • 6 years ago
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Ryo Chonan is set to face Brazilian Roan "Jucao" Carneiro at UFC 88. The news comes directly from Jucao's manager Alex Davis courtesy of our good friends over at Tatame.com:

"This is an important fight for the Jucão," said Davis. "It is a fight he wanted for a long time and it didn’t happen at UFC 85 because Chonan got injured. He is now training hard and will be very well prepared for this fight." read news >>

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Diego Sanchez underwent successful collarbone surgery this week. The UFC lightweight should be back to training within four to six weeks, his trainer told MMAjunkie.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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With a 6-8 record in the UFC, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua might change a few things for his next fight. Finished for the third time in the past four bouts after his last appearance against Ovince Saint Preux in November, "Shogun" could be heading down to middleweight. However, before cutting to 185 pounds, his manager Eduardo Alonso suggests a 195-catchweight bout first. "I would really like to see ‘Shogun’ in a catchweight bout next," Alonso told PVT. "I suggested some names to the UFC, and I would l read news >>

  • 5 days ago
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David Allen, the UFC's General Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) talks about their ongoing European expansion, Conor McGregor and the possibility of title fights in Europe. On Friday, the UFC announced three more shows in the European market for 2015, at the pre-fight press conference for their second-biggest event of all time: UFC on Fox 14: Gustafsson vs. Johnson. The expansion into Europe has picked up pace, especially since the UFC brass hired the experienced European busines read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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The Brazilian feels wronged about how he's ranked by the organization. Gleison Tibau (16-8) is upset about not being included between the top 15 fighters of Lightweight division, according with the official UFC rankings. With 24 fights in the UFC dating back to November 2006, Janigleison Herculano Alves (his real name) thinks that his history in the organization speaks for itself, and told Globo that he expects to break into his division's rankings as soon as possible. "This year's ranking hasn' read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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Brazilian flyweight John Lineker admits he doesn’t think as bad of Ian McCall as he once did. So he’s go a bit of a peace offering: Don’t run, and don’t suffer my wrath.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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The UFC is expanding its presence in Russia with a newly announced broadcast partnership.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 13 days ago
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UFC® ANNOUNCES DAVID ALLEN AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA read news >>

  • 13 days ago
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The UFC has named David Allen its Senior Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). An announcement on Friday by the UFC made the news official. Allen has been with the organization since December of 2013 where was Director of Events, Marketing and Communications for EMEA, working out the UFC's London office. Moving forward, Allen continue to operate out of London as he oversees the UFC's business in EMEA. He will report to UFC Chief Global Brand Officer Garry C read news >>

  • 13 days ago
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According to GSP's manager, the former UFC champ doesn't have plans for a return in 2015 just yet "I really do think that Georges St-Pierre will be back in '15". While Dana White has been optimistic on a return from one of their most dominant and marketable champions ever, people from his camp are saying otherwise. "There is no plan for 2015," GSP's manager told MMA Junkie. "We are working on a few projects but nothing related for him coming back in the octagon." St-Pierre last competed on Novem read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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Well, this is a bummer. Unless, of course, you are in the top five of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight division, because no Georges St. Pierre means one less person clogging up the 170-pound lane, which continues to get bogged down with new names and faces (like this one). Either way, it doesn't sound like the ex-champ is in a "Rush" to come back. "There is no plan for 2015," manager Rodolphe Beaulieu told MMAjunkie.com. "We are working on a few projects, but nothing related read news >>

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