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While no announcement has been made yet, The Sports Network (TSN) in Canada sent out schedule revisions for January to television listings services on Friday which included extensive UFC coverage.TSN, the country's equivalent to ESPN, was the leading candidate to get the UFC contract, which had been held by Sportsnet, a rival sports network run by Rogers Cable, since the sport's popularity explosion. UFC officials would not confirm the deal at this time. It had been known for months that there w read news >>

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In an announcement that may pave the way for a blockbusting rubber match next year, UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald confirmed Wednesday that he is not the next challenger for new champion Robbie Lawler. The news came via broadcaster Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight, which airs on Fox Sports 1, and was later also reported by Damon Martin of Fox Sports: Rory MacDonald confirms that he will NOT be getting a title fight. The UFC informed him of this last week. — UFC Tonight (@UFCTonight) Decem read news >>

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In response to the formal announcement of a class action lawsuit against them, the UFC released a very brief statement regarding this development. The big news that has engulfed the MMA world is the formal announcement of the class action lawsuit against the UFC, a story first broken by Bloody Elbow's Brent Brookhouse and John Nash last Saturday. Cung Le, Jon Fitch, and Nate Quarry were the first three named plaintiffs in this lawsuit, which alleges that the UFC is a monopoly and that they are i read news >>

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Several hours after the announcement of a major class-action lawsuit filed against the UFC, the promotion said it has yet to see the allegations against it, but will go to the mat in defense of its business. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Tuesday afternoon, current UFC fighter Cung Le, as well as former UFC fighters Jon Fitch and Nate Quarry, filed a class action lawsuit against ZUFFA LLC, the parent company of the UFC, in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Following a press conference to formally announce the lawsuit, the UFC released the following statement: "The UFC is aware of the action filed today but has not been served, nor has it had the opportunity to review the document. The UFC will vigorousl read news >>

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Following the recent announcement that Ultimate Fighting Championship has partnered with Reebok to make the athletic apparel company its exclusive outfitter, Reebok has signed UFC champions Ronda Rousey and Jon Jones to help spearhead the development process for its new line of products. read news >>

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UFC officials on Thursday announced a fight between Mark Munoz and Caio Magalhaes. The only problem is, it seems someone forgot to check with Magalhaes. read news >>

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Mark Munoz won’t be facing Caio Magalhaes at UFC 184 after all. Moments after the official announcement from the promotion, Magalhaes told MMAFighting.com he won’t face "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" in Los Angeles on Feb. 28. "Unfortunately, I won’t be able to fight," Magalhaes said. "I had a teeth pulled before my last fight and had an infection. After my last fight, I had another teeth pulled and it’s swollen, so I will have to undergo surgery next week to fix it." "I will be able to fight a read news >>

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Nearly a week after the announcement that former WWE superstar Phil “CM Punk” Brooks was entering the world of MMA and joining the UFC roster, the buzz hasn’t died down at all, with fans, pundits... read news >>

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Talk about a tough week. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Brendan Schaub was pounded out by Travis Browne at the UFC 181 pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada (highlights here), then had his friend Joe Rogan tell him to call it a career on his live podcast (more on that here). The same place where "Big Brown" (via Bleacher Report) announced the loss of six of his sponsors. "I make two times as much money on sponsors than I do on what the UFC pays me," he said read news >>

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The early repercussions of the UFC's blockbuster deal with Reebok are being felt by fighters, and for heavyweight Brendan Schaub, it hurts. A lot. Speaking Monday on The Joe Rogan Live show with UFC commentator Joe Rogan and The Fighter & The Kid podcast co-host Bryan Callen, Schaub shed some light on the current state of fighter sponsorships in the UFC. "I make two times as much money on sponsors than I do on what the UFC pays me," he said. "Six of my sponsors have already bailed because the Re read news >>

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Fighters react to the UFC 181 announcement that former WWE star CM Punk had been signed to a multi-fight UFC deal via Twitter. read news >>

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It was a night when a special announcement made after the first pay-per-view bout threatened to overshadow one of the UFC's best cards of the year. The signing of former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Phil "CM Punk" Brooks to the UFC roster sent shockwaves through the mixed martial arts world. But it was the improbable career comeback of Robbie Lawler—once considered one of the best prospects the sport had ever seen—that will be the true enduring story of UFC 181. Lawler's capture of th read news >>

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In a major announcement on tonight's UFC 181 PPV, Phil Brooks, AKA "CM Punk" from the WWE, announced that he's signed with the UFC. Big news coming out of the UFC 181 PPV broadcast. Following Tony Ferguson vs. Abel Trujillo, Joe Rogan welcomed Phil Brooks, known professionally as "CM Punk" in his WWE heyday, to cageside for a special announcement. The 36-year-old ex-WWE champion announced that he has signed with the UFC, a move that had been speculated throughout the past several weeks and has n read news >>

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