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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 >>
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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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Sources close to the fighter have revealed that a deal may be in the works to see the former Invicta champion fighting in the UFC. It looks like another name fighter could be on their way out of Invicta, as Areil Helwani reported on MMA Tonight that the UFC is apparently in talks with Michelle Waterson's camp for a deal that would bring the former atomweight champion into their strawweight division. Waterson recently lost the 105 lb title to Herica Tiburcio back at Invicta FC 10, on December 5th read news >>
While Antonio Silva continued his drop down the UFC heavyweight rankings, a pair of unlikely winners from Sunday's Fight Night in Porto Alegre found themselves in the top 15. The wave of underdog wins at UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir shook up the latest rankings in a big way. Antonio Silva is no longer a top 10 heavyweight, while Marion Reneau is a top 10 women's bantamweight and Frankie Saenz is top 15 in men's bantamweight. Michael Johnson went from outside the top 10 of lightweight to just read news >>
James Krause is not unhappy in the UFC. This is where he wants to be and he freely admits that he has made more in the organization than he ever has in his life. But Krause, like many of his peers, has concerns about compensation and financial stability -- which is why he now owns two gyms, a Metro PCS franchise and his very own MMA promotion in the Kansas City area. Krause is setting himself up for the future, because, well, he doesn't exactly know when that future is going to begin. "The windo read news >>
This week’s Twitter Mailbag looks at the UFC’s plans for enhanced drug testing from all possible angles, and still finds a little time to ponder the stakes of the UFC Fight Night 61 headliner between Frank Mir and Antonio Silva.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, (...) read news >>
Fighter pay isn't as big an issue as it has been in the past, thanks in large part to repeatedly failed drug tests taking over the mixed martial arts (MMA) scene. Still, all of the positive tests in the world won't hide the fact that there are still some Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters who feel they don't get paid enough for doing what they do inside the eight-walled cage. Ronda Rousey isn't one of those fighters, as the women's bantamweight champion says she is more than happy wit read news >>
Paige VanZant became just the sixth UFC fighter to land an individualized Reebok deal earlier this week, joining Anthony Pettis, Johny Hendricks, Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones and Conor McGregor as the only fighters to claim separate endorsement sponsorships from the UFC's new exclusive uniform partner. The signing of 20-year-old strawweight raised some eyebrows though. Four of VanZant's Reebok brethren are either UFC champions or former champions, while the lone outlier, McGregor, is slated to fight read news >>
Selecting a weight class is a big deal in mixed martial arts. Most athletes want to cut down to the smallest size possible, while retaining the physical abilities that will allow them to excel over their opponent. However, some struggle with maintaining that competitive weight. John Lineker and Kelvin Gastelum are two men who face the challenge of competing in new divisions due to issues with weight cuts. Lineker and Gastelum were poised for big fights at UFC 183. Lineker was supposed to face of read news >>
Nick Diaz's longtime coach has little doubt the Stockton bad boy will return to the Octagon. Cesar Gracie, who has coached Diaz in Brazilian jiu-jitsu since Diaz was a teenager, told Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour that Diaz will "definitely" fight again. The interview with Gracie took place before it was found out that Diaz tested positive for marijuana metabolites in a post-fight drug test for the third time and is facing discipline from the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC). read news >>
"The Pfist" of the Lone Star State comes to the UFC The UFC has handed another fighter their ticket to the big show. An injury has forced Jake Lindsey out of his planned bout with James Moontasri at UFC Fight Night: Thatch vs. Thompson on February 14th. But, Zuffa already has their fingers on a replacement for Lindsey. Lightweight newcomer Cody Pfister will slide in as a late notice addition on the Broomfield card, just under 3 weeks away. MMAJunkie reported the change following an official UFC read news >>