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With the spotlight of his upcoming title fight with Chad Mendes at UFC 179, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo again brings up the issue of fighter pay. Aldo said he felt 'devalued' by the UFC earlier this year and is again asking why the athletes aren't taking home a bigger slice of the $1.65 billion pie. "I ask for financial valorization not only for me, some other fighters should have too," Aldo told Combate (via Bloody Elbow). "We give a lot for the company. I've seen this happening in the read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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What is it about athletes and the nightlife? Something about the siren song of hedonism seems very difficult to resist for young men who find themselves famous, in elite physical shape and with perhaps a little extra change in their pockets. Your guess is as good as mine. But it continues unabated, and it goes across all sports. No, it's not just MMA. It's all sports. Imagine what would happen if a fighter at the club shot himself in the foot or rode an inflatable swan? Bedlam. The issue for cag read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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UFC athletes Conor McGregor, Aisling Daly, Cathal Pendred and Paddy Holohan photographed outside Murray’s Bar on O’Connell Street are the faces of the UFC’s Fighting Irish. read news >>

  • 22 days ago
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As evidenced once again with the news that middleweight Cung Le had tested positive for human growth hormone (HGH), the UFC is ramping up its drug testing practices in 2014. Le, who lost his UFC Fight Night 48 bout against Michael Bisping, was the latest fighter to test positive for a performance enhancing drug (PED). The 42-year old Le was suspended by the UFC for a year for the violation. And that fight took place in Macau, where the UFC was acting as its own commission. On Wednesday, UFC CEO read news >>

  • 28 days ago
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Athletes often complain about the repetitive nature of the media's questions. Normally, it's hard to sympathize with such celebrity problems, but in the case of UFC 178, going down Saturday in fabulous Las Vegas, I'm starting to feel their pain. How will Dominick Cruz fare after a three-year injury layoff? Does Conor McGregor have the MMA chops to match his megawatt personality? Are Donald Cerrone and Eddie Alvarez going to put on the fight of the decade or just the fight of the year? And what o read news >>

  • a month ago
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One FC champion Ben Askren appeared on The MMA Hour Tuesday afternoon to discuss his opinion on Dana White’s recent change of heart regarding his potential signing. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Jose Aldo's head coach said that he would advise his fighters to do trash talking and other commercial moves to promote fights. Before Jose Aldo shoved Chad Mendes in their staredown to promote UFC 179, Dede Pederneiras kind of knew what was coming. In an interview published by Combate.com on Monday, Aldo's coach and Nova Uniao leader said that he was going to have a conversation with his athletes to explain the importance of promotion in the fight business, even if he was essentially against tr read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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BANGOR, Maine – Nick Diaz is one of few athletes who will openly admit that he doesn’t enjoy his profession, and UFC President Dana White takes that as no surprise.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Miesha Tate is already one of the most marketable athletes on the UFC roster. Now she just stepped into an entirely new level of visibility. On Friday morning, it was announced the former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion and perennial threat to the UFC’s 135-pound women’s crown has signed with KHI, which is the management firm owned by NASCAR superstar Kevin Harvick. The former bantamweight title challenger now joins lightweight staple Donald Cerrone on KHI's roster and is the first fem read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Featuring two of the most hard-charging athletes in the sport, tonight's (Sat., July 26, 2014) UFC on FOX 12 main event between Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown has the potential to be one of the best fights of the year. How can each rising knockout artist fight their way to a title shot in San Jose? Read our fight preview to find out! Tonight (Sat., July 26, 2014) Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight sluggers Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown will go to war in the main event of UFC on FOX 1 read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Athletic commissions strapped for funds to drug test athletes could receive help from the Association of Boxing Commissions, according to a new proposal drafted for the organization’s 2014 conference.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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