Which saves Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) the trouble of making a counteroffer. Bellator MMA President Scott Coker, who partnered with M-1 Global a few years back to co-promote mixed martial arts (MMA) events headlined by former PRIDE heavyweight deity Fedor Emelianenko, was back in Japan over the Christmas break to watch some international MMA. And place a blank check upon the throne of "The Last Emperor," though his efforts were fruitless. "He's made it very clear he doesn't want to fig read news >>
LAS VEGAS – Jon Jones recently admitted he might have misrepresented the facts regarding the termination of his Nike endorsement deal. But today he made it clear he doesn’t believe he outright lied.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Former UFC superstar, Chael Sonnen says "No" to formal MMA bout with Wanderlei Silva; is open to Metamoris match. A few months ago, a devastating blow to Wanderlei Silva's MMA career came about when the Nevada Athletic Commission issued a lifetime ban to the longtime crowd favorite for refusing to take a random drug test. In the weeks since, Silva has "retired", lashed out at the UFC in an emotionally charged video, agreed to fight Chael Sonnen for an XFC event, and just today, tweeted about UFC read news >>
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Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC) was targeting a grudge match between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen in Brazil, but it looks like The American Gangster doesn't plan on finding a loophole in his current suspension to make the bout happen. After Rede TV (via MMA Fighting) reported that The Axe Murderer, who served as a color commentator at XFC International 7 in Sao Paulo, was open to fighting his old American rival under the XFC banner, Sonnen has shot down the matchup. The retired three-tim read news >>
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Time for Plan B? Wanderlei Silva is banned from mixed martial arts (MMA) -- at least in the United States -- and his former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rival Chael Sonnen is currently serving a two-year suspension from Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). Get all the latest details on those punishments here. But that wouldn't stop them from competing outside the jurisdiction of stateside commissions, like Japan or the far reaches of Brazil, which may explain why "The Axe Murderer" w read news >>
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Eddie Bravo has laid relatively low since competing against Royler Gracie at Metamoris 3 in March. read news >>
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Bellator tried to sign Jungle Fight bantamweight champion Jonas Bilharinho, but the undefeated prospect wasn’t interested in the offer. Sources close to the situation told MMAFighting.com that "Speed", who became the 135-pound champion in March with a split decision victory over previously unbeaten Mario Israel (9-1), decided to decline the offer and wait for an opportunity in the UFC. "That’s right," Bilharinho confirmed to MMAFighting.com. "I declined (the offer) for two reasons. I have a figh read news >>
- 8 months ago
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From Yahoo Sports: The newly crowned welterweight champ refuses to accept the many gifts that he's now being offered. read news >>
- 11 months ago
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Rich Franklin turning down a fight? Never thought I'd see the day ... Earlier this year, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight titleholder Rich Franklin told the combat sports media that he wasn't a fan of watching mixed martial arts (MMA) fights. Apparently, he's not a fan of participating in them, either. That's because "Ace" has reportedly turned down a light heavyweight fight against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, which would have been a part of the UFC Fight Night 40 event ins read news >>
Geography is apparently keeping Anderson Silva from accepting Chael Sonnen’s invitation to help him coach the upcoming season of “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil.” Silva, though, wasn’t opposed to the idea.Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: Anderson Silva, (...) read news >>
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UFC president Dana White is prepared to take Vitor Belfort up on his offer to fight at light heavyweight, offering up Blackzilian teammate Rashad Evans as a candidate. read news >>
- 2 years ago
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Patrick Cote's controversial UFC 154 disqualification victory over Alessio Sakara will stand.
On Friday, Quebec's La Regie des alcools des courses et des jeux (the
baord that governs combat sports in the province) declined to hear
Sakara's protest that referee Dan Miragliotta mishandled the bout, which
took place Nov. 17 at Montreal's Bell Centre.
French-language outlet LaPress.ca was the first to report the board's decision.
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A contentious few weeks between Bellator and Tyson Nam took a more civil
turn today when the tournament-based promotion declined to match an offer the bantamweight received in the wake of his knockout of champ Eduardo Dantas.
"Bellator received the offer for Tyson Nam's next fight from a new
promotional group (The World Series of Fighting), and we are not going
to match that offer," the promotion stated.
"We wish Tyson good luck as he moves forward."
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UFC officials announced early Friday morning that Jon Jones will not meet Lyoto Machida as previously announced at UFC 152. Instead “Bones” will defend his light heavyweight title against another ex-champion in Vitor Belfort. read news >>