When I spoke to Dan Hardy a few days before his UFC on FUEL TV 5 fight, I asked him what he made of the complaints from British fight fans that the UFC was ignoring them during its quest for global domination.
After all, there was a time when the U.K. saw two or three UFC events a year. Now it's down to one, and that one isn't always so star-studded (no offense to Mr. Hardy).
For the earliest adopters of the UFC's international efforts, how is it not supposed to feel like their fandom is read news >>
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The UFC’s rapid international expansion has hit a snag in at least two countries, according to UFC President Dana White.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
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It doesn't take long when you sit down for your first Jon Jones fight to realize he's a little bit different than your average UFC fighter. While others mean-mug, flex, scream and smirk their way into the cage, Jones chooses a simple, yet decidedly unmasculine, cartwheel. At first glance, it seems soft. You might ask yourself: What's wrong with this guy? Does he even want to bang? Is this a fight or a gymnastics recital? Of course, when you think about it a bit, it's the most primal entrance of read news >>
- 10 months ago
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WSOF is planning to continue its international expansion with a fight card in New Zealand in April of 2014, MMAWeekly.com learned on Tuesday. read news >>
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The U.K.-based Cage Warriors promotions will continue its international expansion with an aggressive 2012 schedule that includes trips to at least six different countries.
The schedule includes stops in England, Jordan, Ireland, Turkey and Hungary, officials today confirmed with MMAjunkie.com.
The promotion, which launched in 2002, recently held its 46th event, which streamed live on MMAjunkie.com.
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For a very long time, fans of the combative sports have been waiting (or even dying) for the UFC to go to Mexico. The reasoning is simple: Mexico is home to some of the greatest fighters in the world, hands down, and MMA fans would love to see fighters like them in the Octagon. To think that the next generation of great MMA fighters may come, at least in part, from Mexico—if they are inspired—is terribly exciting. But we knew that was never going to happen until Zuffa decided to go all-in when i read news >>
Not that long ago, Dong Hyun Kim was boring. Really boring. For a guy so thoroughly trained in the art of putting fist to face, he sure could suck the fun out of the process. He was far more keen to smother from the top position than he was to execute big throws or beautiful combinations. What's worse? No one even cared. He was among the most uninteresting undefeated prospects MMA had ever seen. Then Carlos Condit came along, flying through the air like some sort of lunatic samurai and taking Ki read news >>
The UFC’s busy late summer/early fall slate continues this week with a pair of events, and fans are invited to some of the usual activities when the promotion returns to Tulsa.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
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Fans haven't see the last of "The Truth." Not long after Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) parted ways with longtime heavyweight veteran Brandon Vera, ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) added the aging combat sports mainstay to its ever-expanding roster, according to a tweet sent out on Sunday. Which is a win/win for both sides, considering how often the promotion stages events in Philippines. Vera, 36, was at one time considered a future champion, racking up eight straight wins and finishing read news >>
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A great deal has been written about the UFC’s expansionist philosophy recently, much of it being negative. There’s nothing wrong with expressing a negative opinion, of course. I haven’t been shy about criticising Dana White and the UFC in the past. But unlike some, it isn’t the only club I carry in my bag. There seems to be a section of the MMA media that revels in negativity for negativity’s sake. One could characterise their attitude toward any UFC misstep, real or imagined, as almost gleeful. read news >>
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Not so very long ago I was paraphrasing Yeats in describing the slow death of Strikeforce, in terms of its fighters resenting the idea of "being tied to a dying animal." Those hostages were vocal, too. Everyone was waiting for the floodgates to open to the UFC. The ones who hadn’t been plucked away already wanted out. It was all very awkward. The belts were vacating, the divisions were shrinking (or had long been exterminated), and poor Tarec Saffiedine looked emaciated…as if the food supply had read news >>