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The retired lightweight also suggests UFC has to say it's battling performance-enhancing drugs in order to keep its blue-chip sponsors around. Mark Bocek announced his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) last week, despite winning three of his last four fights. His only loss during that span was to top lightweight contender Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 154. A few weeks later, the Canadian fighter revealed that the performance enhancing drug (PED) problem in MMA was one of his main r read news >>

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MMAFighting.com’s Dave Meltzer revealed that UFC 175 exceeded 500,000 PPV buys, which makes it the most watched PPV event of the year to date. It appears as though the combination of UFC champions Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey has helped bring about the promotion's most successful pay-per-view fight card of the year. According to MMAFighting.com's Dave Meltzer, the show is believed to have done between 500,000 and 545,000 PPV buys. Although the July 5th card was also expected to feature the cul read news >>

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No telling how many were lost by the absence of Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva when you consider this. Championship doubleheaders are good for business. Especially when one of those champions is Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight queenpin Ronda Rousey, who UFC President Dana White insists is the biggest star in mixed martial arts (MMA) past, present, and possibly future. And the addition of Chris Weidman certainly didn't hurt, according to MMA Fighting, who recently rele read news >>

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As expected, UFC 175, which featured title defenses by both Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey, was UFC's most successful pay-per-view show of 2014.The show is estimated a doing between 500,000 and 545,000 buys based on various cable sources. It would be the largest number since UFC 168, also headlined by Weidman and Rousey, that was one of the few shows in UFC history to do in the 1 million buy category.Weidman retained his title in the July 5 main event from Las Vegas, with a five-round win over L read news >>

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Famed boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has purchased a substantial stake in One Fighting Championship, easily the largest mixed martial arts promotion in Asia today. One FC CEO Victor Cui announced the news, which came out Sunday night via Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports. One FC subsequently confirmed the news through its Twitter feed: BREAKING NEWS: @MannyPacquiao purchases stake in @ONEFCMMA. Full story is on @YahooSports http://t.co/FtSu4HDwh5 @Kevinl #ONEFC — ONE FC (@ONEFCMMA) August 4, 2014 "Mann read news >>

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With the UFC back in Dublin for its first time in five years, UFC President Dana White wanted to make sure that the fans felt welcome. White offered fans a free drink via Twitter, and it looks like his bill could be pretty pricey, judging from the subsequent tweets. Note to self: Offering drinks to an entire Dublin bar may not be the best idea for the wallet. [Twitter]Read more MMA news on BleacherReport.com read news >>

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"Mighty Mouse" admits he was a little disappointed in the low buy rates for UFC 174, but that doesn't mean he'll stoop to trash talking in order to generate interest in his future fights. Instead, he'll keep being the "most technical fighter in the world" and keep dominating his opponents. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White recently revealed that business was alive and well for the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion. While that may very well be the case, it read news >>

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Just a minor setback on the road to global mixed martial arts (MMA) domination? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has given Flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, multiple opportunities to build his star power, showcasing "Mighty Mouse" in the main event of three primetime UFC on FOX telecasts in 2013. Johnson seemingly made the best of each situation, winning "Fight of the Night" against John Dodson at UFC on FOX 6, "Submission of the Night" over John Moraga at UFC on FOX 8 and an emphatic read news >>

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Only time will tell how many buys GLORY’s inaugural pay-per-view generated, but if one were to judge it on action alone, it was a rousing success.The event featured a one-night eight-main middleweight tournament, and Artem Levin, the top-ranked middleweight and tournament favorite, was the star of the show. The 27-year-old Russian defeated three men in dominant fashion to become the promotion’s new 187-pound king. Levin avenged his GLORY 10 upset loss to hometown favorite Joe Schilling in the fi read news >>

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Unsurprisingly, UFC 173 didn't fare well at the box office, and that's not a good sign for UFC 174. The numbers are in for UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw, and as you can expect, it's on the low side. Dave Meltzer of MMA Fighting reports that the May 24th event had a buyrate somewhere between 200,000 and 215,000. The previous bantamweight main event was at UFC 169, which had two championship bouts but only pulled in a reported 230,000 buys. UFC 173 had a co-main event featuring Daniel Cormier and D read news >>

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UFC 174 figures are not yet in for "Johnson vs. Bagautinov," but are expected to be at or below this number. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) did some Bellator-esque numbers for its UFC 173 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which took place over Memorial Day Weekend (Sat., May 24, 2014) and featured a monster upset in the main event, as TJ Dillashaw toppled Renan Barao to claim the 135-pound throne. The event scared up 200-250,000 PPV buys, according to Dave Meltzer. With the plethora of free UFC te read news >>

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