The UFC doesn't seem to be interested in matching up Lyoto Machida and Ronaldo Souza, but the former light heavyweight champion is open to taking on Jacare. Earlier this week it was reported that the UFC was trying to set up Lyoto Machida and C.B. Dollaway for a December 20th event in Brazil. Meanwhile, the future of "Jacare" Souza is dependent on whether or not the UFC deems him as the next middleweight title challenger, or if he needs to take another fight to officially cement his status as th read news >>
- 6 months ago
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The UFC is apparently interested in matching up sorta-retired-but-probably-not Nick Diaz with fellow welterweight Hector Lombard.Filed under: Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC Tagged: Hector Lombard, Nick Diaz read news >>
- 8 months ago
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In a bold move, Bellator MMA officials today announced the promotion has agreed to a “deal structure” with Gilbert Melendez while he’s within the matching period of his expired UFC contract. Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
- 11 months ago
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Watch highlights from the fight matching Paulo Thiago vs. Brandon Thatch from UFC Fight Night 32 at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goiás, Brazil, on Saturday, Nov. 9. read news >>
- 11 months ago
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MANCHESTER – Dana White seldom makes bookings for his fighters right after a show is over, but sometimes he starts to steer things in a direction if he can't book a bout outright. read news >>
UFC on Fuel TV 7, airing outside of prime time, pulled strong TV ratings, nearly matching the high mark for a live UFC event on the network. read news >>
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson appears resolute in leaving the Octagon behind. It may take some time, however, as the UFC retains a matching rights for a period of time. read news >>
The contract negotiations between Eddie Alvarez, the UFC, and Bellator are getting ugly, just as UFC president Dana White predicted. We break down where the situation currently stands. read news >>
Negotiations to keep Eddie Alvarez in Bellator resumed nearly the moment he stepped out of the cage following a knockout of Patricky "Pitbull" Freire.
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney now has advanced the timeline on Alvarez's decision, telling MMAjunkie.com that he'll waive a standard 90-day matching period if the ex-champ doesn't initially take a new contract offer.
"Based on our relationship with Ed, there's no reason to hold him to a series of months of not having the opportunity to look read news >>
- 2 years ago
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MMA manager Mike Kogan received an unexpected phone call from UFC President Dana White.
One day before, he had sent an email to Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker and CC'd a high-ranking Zuffa executive.
The email, he told MMAjunkie.com acknowledged Zuffa's matching rights on Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal and laid out the terms of an offer recently submitted by Bellator Fighting Championships. It said that unless the company wanted to match Bellator's offer, Kogan would consider Lawal a free agent read news >>
- 2 years ago
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Bellator chief Bjorn Rebney said his promotion was trying to give Tyson Nam an opportunity when it greenlighted a fight with bantamweight champ Eduardo Dantas - despite having released the fighter two months prior.
Now that Nam has capitalized on it, Rebney said, Bellator wants its own opportunity to match other offers the fighter has received.
"If you have an agreement with someone, and ultimately you give them a great opportunity . when that agreement is over, you have the right to m read news >>