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James Jefferson was tentative the first time he saw Team Fighting Championship. It was kind of like MMA, except there were 10 men in a ring and they were all fighting each other at once. "I cringed," Jefferson told MMAFighting.com. "Until I really experienced it, watched all the film, watched how they ran it, I was hesitant." The thing Jefferson, the president of New Jersey-based MMA promotion Global Proving Ground, had to do was separate Team Fighting Championship and mixed martial arts complet read news >>

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A potentially ground-breaking lawsuit headed by three current or former UFC fighters against the organization was filed last week. Cung Le, who is currently under contract with the UFC, is the face of the suit and ex-UFC competitors Jon Fitch and Nate Quarry are also named. There are reasons to believe other athletes could join, too. For the most part, though, those on the UFC roster have remained quiet about the class-action litigation, which alleges antitrust violations and unfair compensation read news >>

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It's never a good sign when one of UFC's most dominant champions starts criticizing fighter pay. The problems just keep piling on for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). If being sued by former and current employees (details) and possibly entering another fight in the courtroom against Bellator isn't enough to say the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion is having a bad month, then maybe having one if its longtime champions criticizing pay structure will be the straw that breaks read news >>

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Dutch MMA legend Bas Rutten offers his thoughts on the class action lawsuit leveled against the UFC and whether fighters are legitimately underpaid in the UFC. read news >>

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Fighter pay in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) has long been a hot topic, and with the recent class action lawsuit filed by Jon Fitch, Nate Quarry, and Cung Le against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the talks have heated up as of late. While some fighters added fuel to the fire, such as UFC veteran Cody McKenzie and the disgruntled Wanderlei Silva, one top-tier MMA fighter decided to go against the grain, telling fighters to stop complaining about money they do not deserve. Bellator read news >>

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Mac Danzig and Cody McKenzie are going after each other over the UFC's treatment of fighters. The recent UFC lawsuit has touched a lot of nerves for fighters. Some are eager to jump in on criticism of their former (or current) promotion, others are rushing to defend it. Michael Bisping categorized the plaintiffs in the UFC lawsuit as "disgruntled ex-fighters" whose "careers didn't pan out." It's the kind of issue that is quickly causing a lot of division in the fight community. Most recently, re read news >>

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BARUERI, Brazil -- UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo wants more money. Coming off an epic five-round title defense against Chad Mendes in the main event of UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro in October, Aldo host a Q&A before the official UFC Fight Night 58 weigh-ins in Barueri, Brazil, and once again asked for better salaries for MMA fighters. When asked about the money UFC and other MMA promotions pay their athletes in comparison to what the likes of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao make in boxin read news >>

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Jose Aldo is increasingly vocal about UFC fighter pay. The UFC featherweight champ—and one of the best two or three fighters in all of mixed martial arts—is again airing his grievances over what he perceives to be excessively low pay for UFC fighters, particularly when compared with their boxing counterparts. Aldo made the comments Friday during a Q&A session in Barueri, Brazil, where the UFC will hold UFC Fight Night 58 Saturday. The comments were originally reported by Portuguese-language site read news >>

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"The Scarface" hit the UFC for the third time in 2014 for paying him less than he thinks he deserves. Jose Aldo once again complained about his pay. The UFC Featherweight champion was the guest for a Q&A session this Friday in Barueri, Brazil, where he expressed his displeasure with the money made by MMA fighters in comparison with boxers. The quote was transcribed by Ag. Fight. "We should be treated better. Not only by the UFC but also by media. We are well treated by the fans. We make a lot le read news >>

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Cody "The AK Kid" McKenzie (15-6) retired from the sport of mixed martial arts Thursday evening. The former The Ultimate Fighter competitor and UFC lightweight/featherweight was 2-3 in his past five contests, most recently losing to Beslan Isaev via first-round knockout at M-1 Challenge 54. McKenzie cited poor fighter pay and unfavorable working conditions, extending back to his time with the UFC, as the primary impetus behind this decision. In the wake of his retirement, Bleacher Report caught read news >>

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The 11-bout lineup for next month’s UFC 182 lineup is complete with the addition of a women’s bantamweight fight between Alexis Dufresne and Marion Reneau.Filed under: News read news >>

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The UFC’s recent deal with Reebok has forever changed the landscape of fighter sponsorship in the promotion. And while the details of the deal are still trickling out, one fighter is already seeking alternate cashflow opportunities.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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For more than seven years, welterweight Jon Fitch built a reputation as one of the UFC's toughest fighters. He fought a who's who of the world's best at 170 pounds—and beat almost all of them. Over the course of his tenure in the Octagon he went 14-3-1 with one no-contest. As records go, they don't get much better. But, in many ways, Fitch failed to make his way. His ground-centric style didn't make him any fans with the UFC brass. He got just a single opportunity at the UFC championship. He fai read news >>

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In this week’s Twitter Mailbag, we look at the UFC’s deal with Reebok from every angle imaginable, then move on to discuss UFC 181, Brock Lesnar’s prospects in Bellator, and Cung Le’s request for his walking papers.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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