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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans had a major issue with his first ACL surgery and was forced to undergo another one, which will delay his return to the octagon. It doesn't look like Rashad Evans will be stepping inside the cage any time soon. The former UFC light heavyweight champion had troubles with an ACL surgery and was forced to go under the knife for a second time, delaying his return. By the time he does come back, it will have been over two years since he last fought. A read news >>

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LAS VEGAS – The UFC today announced major changes in its drug testing policies, and the potential punishments handed down to those athletes who fail.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

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Drug test failures are the major news in MMA, and as allegations start to fly, one longtime UFC vet is responding. Recently, Bloody Elbow's Steph Daniels spoke to WSOF fighter Andrew McInnes. McInnes is a rising prospect, set to take on recently un-retired UFC vet Cody McKenzie on the main card of WSOF 18: Moraes vs. Hill this Thursday, February 12th in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Along with a variety of interesting things he had to say, McInnes had some very specfic allegations to level at one o read news >>

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As performance-enhancing drug use in MMA spins out of control, former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre pulls further away from a return. read news >>

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Despite numerous events that could've led to the cancellation of the main event, Diaz vs. Silva pushed through and the UFC 183 metrics show that the card was a major success for the promotion. While the fallout with all the failed drug tests are likely to be the main focus and talking point for the card, UFC 183 proved have been a huge success for the promotion. The show didn't have a title fight or other big names apart from the Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz headliner, but it still drew $4.5 mil read news >>

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UFC 183 in many ways will go down as a fiasco. Both main eventers failed their drug tests, two fighters missed weight, and a third collapsed the day of the show while warming up, and being hospitalized, forcing the fight to be canceled. The entire week was one of one injury after another which included three different main events of future shows falling through. But from a business standpoint, it was the company's fourth straight major success in one of the company's best months in history. UFC read news >>

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The WWE is encountering a major problem with their WWE Network, it's a bargaining chip for fans. One of the recent developments in the world of sports and sports entertainement is the "subscription service." It started on TV with things like the NFL Network and NBA League Pass, but recently and more decisively, the move is being made to online channels and monthly subscriptions. It's a move for modernization, the next step in bringing a product directly to fans, and keeping them invested in "the read news >>

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Anderson Silva is a major star within mixed martial arts. His status as a legend was cemented with a title reign that included 10 defenses of the UFC Middleweight Championship and 16 straight wins in the Octagon. However, returning to competition at UFC 183 has created an interesting wrinkle. Even though Silva is a name that the sport has come to love, he should not be granted a title shot with a victory over Nick Diaz. In an interview on UFC Tonight, UFC President Dana White mentioned Silva's n read news >>

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When news came of the lawsuit against the UFC, Scott Coker took exception with the idea that Bellator MMA was being considered as a minor league organization. Coker addressed the issue with MMAfighting.com's Marc Raimondi), saying: “Do I think Bellator is a minor league? The answer is no.” As a relatively new figure in the promotion, it is not surprising that Coker would come to the defense of his employer; he managed to keep Strikeforce going in the MMA scene for many years before the UFC final read news >>

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Up until Saturday, all the talk of how big Conor McGregor was as a star was more theoretical.Sure, he was a good fighter and he was one of the most charismatic personalities the UFC had ever had. His appearance at UFC 178 undoubtedly helped the pay-per-view greatly, as the show topped 200,000 buys, probably about double what a Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso fight would do on its own. But those are still nothing out of the ordinary for lower level pay-per-view show numbers.Sunday's UFC Figh read news >>

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It pays to be Conor McGregor. The Irish featherweight sensation scored a significant payday at Sunday's UFC Fight Night 59 event, leading the night's reported payroll with a $170,000 purse for his main event win over Dennis Siver, according to information released to MMAFighting.com by the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission. McGregor fell short of his two-minute prediction, but effortlessly overcome Siver all the same, picking the veteran apart with creative movement and crisp outside strik read news >>

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The UFC has announced a partnership with Russian state television broadcasting company VGTRK, one of the biggest TV networks in Russia. This can be considered a big step in the organization's expansion into Eastern Europe. To date, breaking into the Russian MMA market has always been somewhat of an unattainable task for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. While they are present with live events and television programming in almost every viable market of the world, they have failed to expand into read news >>

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Controversial judging was one of the major stories coming out of UFC Fight Night: McGregor versus Siver. Donald Cerrone was involved in one of the decisions which left many upset with the abilities of commission selected judges. His fight against Benson Henderson was a compelling matchup, but few will remember the action rather than the dialogue surrounding whether or not the judges selected the correct winner. Digging deeper into the fight will uncover that while the fight was close, Cerrone di read news >>

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An investigation into NY State assembly speaker Sheldon Silver could be a major win for the UFC. Back in 2013 this article was written about the state of MMA in New York, it was titled "MMA in New York? Not until assembly speaker Sheldon Silver is gone." In short, the article alleges that Silver's power in the New York State Assembly is such that he's been able to work at the behest of the Las Vegas Culinary Union to block any attempts to get a bill legalizing MMA passed, despite general support read news >>

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