Cub Swanson may have to clear yet another hurdle before securing his elusive first UFC title shot.
After initially resisting a bout against former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, Swanson (21-5), the No. 2 ranked featherweight contender, is now open to the proposed match-up, MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported on UFC Tonight.
Swanson currently rides a six-fight win streak, second only to Dennis Bermudez among the division's many contenders. Following his latest victory, a thrilling ‘ read news >>
"The Natural" says if Gina Carano does sign with UFC, he hopes she gets plenty of time to get her feet back under her and back into fighting shape before going straight into the deep end against "Rowdy." Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White reveled that if he was successful in locking down the services of Gina Carano, she would get an immediate title shot against current women's 135-pound champion, Ronda Rousey.
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Ronda Rousey and Gina Carano seem to be on a collision course.
UFC President Dana White has been adamant that the Rousey-Carano fight is the next planned bout for Rousey, but negotiations are complicated.
This proposed fight has been polarizing. There are some who like the bout and some who think it is a farce. Regardless, the UFC is 100 percent right to try to make this fight happen. It does more good than harm. Carano has been away from MMA since August of 2009. Sure. But you must look beyond read news >>
Surging UFC featherweight Conor McGregor has officially signed a deal to release his memoirs in 2015. UFC featherweight Conor McGregor captured the imaginations of a multitude of fans in Dublin last weekend, as he dominated in his headlining bout against Diego Brandao before stopping him late in the opening round of action.
The Irishman, who was 2-0 in the organization at the time and ranked outside the Top 10, helped sell out the UFC's return to Dublin within minutes and produced a record-break read news >>
After the summer months that featured a number of great performances, MMA fans are looking forward to what the UFC has to offer in the latter part of this year.
With a great lineup already set in place for most of the second half of 2014, the UFC will be looking ahead toward 2015.
But a number of fights should be on the top of the priority list to get done right away. Whether they're added to a card in 2014 or added to an event in 2015, the fights on this list need to get booked as soon as possi read news >>
In his new book, “Is This Legal?,” UFC co-founder Art Davie (along co-author Sean Wheelock) recounts the very first UFC event. In an except he’s shared with MMAjunkie, Davie discusses the frantic few minutes immediately after the event.Filed under: (...) read news >>
Art Davie was on MMA Junkie Radio to talk about his new book Is This Legal, and got into some of the gritty details behind why Rickson Gracie never fought in the UFC.
So, for those who have completely failed to keep up on the history of MMA, or more concisely, the history of the UFC, it's worth noting that, at the time of UFC 1, the big name in the Gracie family was Rickson. He was considered the families top dog in the infamous "Gracie Challenge Matches" that the family had been putting on in C read news >>
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With a new tell-all book about the UFC’s early history, Art Davie, the promotion’s co-founder, has some interesting stories to tell about the Gracie family that helped make the UFC a household name. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
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Nick and Nate Diaz are back in the mixed martial arts (MMA) headlines ... still with no looming fights on the horizon.
It makes no sense!
Once again, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is confronted with a puzzling 209 match-making offer from Diaz Bros Inc. This time around it's Nate Diaz, who volunteered to end his self-imposed exile to compete against red-hot Matt Brown, who he hailed as "among the baddest motherfuckers out there."
There is just one large problem with th read news >>
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The UFC is looking to book a big welterweight bout for Hector Lombard, but it's not the one he's been angling for.
At least for now, it looks like Hector Lombard isn't going to get the welterweight fight he wanted. The former Bellator 185-pound champion had been calling out Matt Brown on social media in hopes of snagging a fight with him, but the UFC has gone in another direction and booked him against Dong Hyun Kim on a UFC Fight Night card in Macau, China on August 23rd. UFC Tonight reported t read news >>
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Due to personal reasons, Rousimar Palhares has pulled out of his welterweight title fight against Jon Fitch, who never wanted to fight the Brazilian in the first place. The championship clash was slated to headline WSOF 11, but now the promotion eyes a co-main event clash pitting Fitch against Jake Shields instead. A welterweight title clash between two former UFC fighters has been shot down for World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 11.
After winning the belt from Steve Carl at WSOF 9 back in March, R read news >>