As the Bellator management slowly implements their vision for the organization, incremental changes are taking place. The most recent is the release of thirteen fighters, including a former champion and several tournament champions. The news was confirmed to MMA Fighting by Bellator officials.
While most of the names involve fighters who had limited, largely unsuccessful runs in Bellator, the list crosses into fighters considered to be Bellator staples.
The official list of released fighters is read news >>
And she can thank the man in the black hat.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight contender Miesha Tate has been keeping her eye on top lightweight slugger Donald Cerrone.
Stand down, Mr. Caraway.
"Cupcake" wanted to get a closer look at his representation, KHI Management Inc., owned by NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick. That's because "Cowboy" always seemed to get the best (or at least atypical) sponsors ahead of each fight. Turns out the feeling was mutual.
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Miesha Tate is already one of the most marketable athletes on the UFC roster. Now she just stepped into an entirely new level of visibility.
On Friday morning, it was announced the former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion and perennial threat to the UFC’s 135-pound women’s crown has signed with KHI, which is the management firm owned by NASCAR superstar Kevin Harvick. The former bantamweight title challenger now joins lightweight staple Donald Cerrone on KHI's roster and is the first fem read news >>
The UFC has made big personnel changes on their top management. There are huge changes within the top management in the UFC. Garry Cook, who has been running the promotion's UK office, will now move to Las Vegas and will be the UFC's Chief Global Officer. As first reported by MMA Fighting, the former former Manchester City football CEO will now be in charge of every show outside the US, making him one of the more important figures in the promotion.
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Cub Swanson wasn't too pleased that members of Frankie Edgar's crew took it upon themselves to announce a featherweight bout between the two men this December; when in reality, the two haven't been booked to face off.
A little beef seems to brewing between top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contenders Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar.
Or rather, Cub and Frankie's management team.
Swanson didn't take too kindly to what he believed was "shady" action on behalf of Edgar's camp and read news >>
Let's get this out of the way from the top. Will Brooks never asked for the sort of luckless fate that befell poor Bjorn Rebney, a strangely apathetic exile which booted the former Bellator boss straight from the penthouse to the outhouse while the masses engaged in their own public revelry. Still, if ever there was a man who called his shot, it was Brooks. Here is the ultimate party spoiler, the thorn who burst the "most anticipated" trilogy bubble and never once toed the company line in doing read news >>
Although recent management changes at Bellator have left a cloud over tournament winners and their title shots, Liam McGeary isn't fazed. He's just gonna keep knocking guys out. read news >>
Bloody Elbow recently interviewed former Lightweight champion and Featherweight top contender staple, Frankie Edgar, who discussed time management with an increasing family unit, why he's not worried about a "motivated" BJ Penn, and his plans for the future.
Riding just a hair under the fight radar this weekend is Sunday night's TUF 19 finale card. The UFC is heavily promoting the 175 card, but if you really want more than a weekend of fan expo and fight action, you really should book your Sunda read news >>
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As MMA evolves as a sport and its athletes continue to evolve, the business side of the game grows with it, as Jessica Aguilar knows quite well.Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>
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UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem revealed on Thursday afternoon that he has signed with Malki Kawa’s management team.
Alistair Overeem has officially signed with a new management team - the same one, in fact, that features Jon Jones on the client roster.
The former Strikeforce and K-1 champion revealed on Thursday that he has joined Malki Kawa's First Round Management team, and was excited to see what his new team can accomplish for him.
"I'm excited to announce this new deal with Malki Kawa and read news >>
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UFC president Dana White spoke to the media following the UFC Fight Night 41 weigh-ins in Berlin about the organization putting on two events in one day, FOX Sports' interest in the upcoming Dublin card, Jones vs. Gustafsson 2, settling his issues with Ken Shamrock, and whether Paul Daley will get another shot in the UFC.
We'll post the complete scrum when it becomes available. read news >>