- a year ago
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Liz Carmouche has gained notoriety for being the first woman to challenge UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in the Octagon, but also for a surprising new-found role in the LGBT community. read news >>
A long list of companies might stop sponsoring UFC fighters after the Reebok deal is effective in July, and that could benefit fighters from other promotions. Patricio Freire, Bellator’s featherweight champion, is one of them, but he says that he has already benefitted from the UFC’s decisions way before the Reebok deal. "Pitbull", who won the Bellator 145-pound championship with a unanimous decision win over Pat Curran in September, says that UFC’s "sponsor tax" forced many companies to look at read news >>
First, the obvious alarm bells with this new "groundbreaking" UFC-Reebok uniform deal. The days of Condom Depot types renting out ass-space on a fighter’s trunks is lamentably coming to an end. No more Dynamic Fasteners. No more Dude Wipes strewn menacingly across the groin. No more angry eyes staring out of Demian Maia’s backside. No more Dennis Hallman and his Smothered Boys. Soon it’ll be just be…unif…unif…I can barely bring myself to type it. Soon it’ll just be uniformity.And all of this for read news >>
SINGAPORE – When Royston Wee steps into the octagon on Saturday, he’ll be the first man from Singapore ever to do so. And while he appreciates the opportunity, the 27-year-old doesn’t see the honor as any real accomplishment.Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: (...) read news >>
- 2 years ago
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Having spent 13 weeks on "The Ultimate Fighter" set, Justin Lawrence knows a little bit about confinement.
"There's a lot of things that go on in that house behind the scenes that are stressful and just mentally mind-boggling," Lawrence today told MMAjunkie.com Radio.
But after his time on the reality show, the 22-year-old "TUF: Live" vet has learned that it can be good to be cooped up a bit.
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LAS VEGAS — Yesterday, I published an exclusive, detailed look at a document governing the UFC's new Athlete Outfitting Policy. The partnership with Reebok—which goes into effect in July—is extensive, and is in every respect a game-changer for the UFC and the fighters who make their living by fighting for the promotion. No longer will fighters be allowed to secure their own sponsorships and display outside logos on their shorts, hats and banners. Instead, it will be all Reebok, all the time, and read news >>
Looks like Conor McGregor is the latest fighter to become part of the Reebok family. The UFC's Irish featherweight sensation tweeted out the news on Wednesday night, complete with a photo of him in kick pose. Congratulations to @Reebok on netting the biggest signature in the game. #StayReady pic.twitter.com/dAUWlgJ3e3 — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 14, 2015 Heading into 2015, McGregor -- who headlines Sunday night's UFC Fight Night 59 card in Boston against Dennis Siver -- is one of read news >>
Joe Schilling (18-6, 11 KO’s) is back in the Glory ranks. read news >>
The UFC’s television reach will expand in Canada next year starting with UFC 182 in early January. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
- a month ago
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Dutch MMA legend Bas Rutten offers his thoughts on the class action lawsuit leveled against the UFC and whether fighters are legitimately underpaid in the UFC. read news >>
The UFC’s recent deal with Reebok has forever changed the landscape of fighter sponsorship in the promotion. And while the details of the deal are still trickling out, one fighter is already seeking alternate cashflow opportunities.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
The UFC Flyweight champ has long had a lucrative Xbox sponsorship and he spoke to Mike Bohn about the implications of the UFC's Reebok deal. While fighters and fans are still waiting to find out the brass tacks details of the UFC's exclusive uniform deal with Reebok, one UFC champ is open with his concerns about the deal. UFC Flyweight champ Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson spoke with MMA Junkie's Mike Bohn. The champ didn't pull any punches. "Obviously I can't wear Xbox in the octagon anymore, read news >>
Felice Herrig talked a big game on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 all season, but she backed it up last night (Fri., Dec. 12, 2014) with a second round submission (armbar) of Lisa Ellis at the Finale event inside "The Pearl" in Las Vegas, Nevada. Herrig, who is billed as a Muay Thai fighter, was out to prove that she had a ground game, too. Even though she missed on several earlier submissions, and didn't necessarily display the best technique in the process, she was able to snatch Ellis' arm in read news >>
Most questions regarding whether fighters will benefit from UFC's landmark six-year contract with Reebok can't be answered until the deal is in play and fighters can make comparisons. But what appears to almost be a sure thing, is that Bellator, and its top fighters, will benefit by suddenly being the best option for the displaced UFC sponsorship dollars. It's way too early to know the ramifications of UFC's deal with Reebok. The deal announced on Tuesday essentially eliminates all other sponsor read news >>