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  • 2 months ago
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We didn't hear much from Jon Jones during the period in which he and his management negotiated with the UFC on a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson. Except for one brief-but-memorable moment. On June 3, the UFC light heavyweight champion posted an unforgettable Instagram video responding to his online haters, ending with the line "It's my career, not yours." Jones soon deleted the post, but not before it went viral. On Monday's edition of The MMA Hour, Jones said he knew exactly what he was doing read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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After a ten-month transition period, Bellator’s former welterweight champion Ben Askren will finally make his promotional debut with One FC in Kallang, Singapore, on May 30. His opponent: Bakhtiyar Abbasov, a guy he’d never heard of before signing the contract to fight him.And judging from the dozen fights Askren’s had in MMA, Abbasov (11-2) better have solid takedown defense. Otherwise he may end up like Andrey Koreshkov, whom Askren outstruck by a 248-3 margin in his Bellator swan song. Askren read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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For a brief period of time on Thursday night, issues between Josh Burkman and his employers at World Series of Fighting seemed untenable. Burkman expressed his disappointment with vague issues on Twitter, asking to be released from his contract. WSOF matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz responded to Burkman via Twitter, saying the promotion had been good to Burkman and had bent over backward for him. On Friday, World Series of Fighting executive Shawn Lampman called Bleacher Report from the promotion's Las read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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For a brief period of time on Thursday night, issues between Josh Burkman and his employers at World Series of Fighting seemed untenable. Burkman expressed his disappointment with vague issues on Twitter, asking to be released from his contract. WSOF matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz responded to Burkman via Twitter, saying the promotion had been good to Burkman and had bent over backward for him. On Friday, World Series of Fighting executive Shawn Lampman called Bleacher Report from the promotion's Las read news >>

  • 10 months ago
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Justin Wilcox wasn't sure he'd be fighting at all again, period, let alone with a chance to fight for a shot at $100,000 and a crack at a major title. read news >>

  • a year ago
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Matt Mitrione (6-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) was suspended by the UFC for a short period, but now meets fellow TUF: Heavyweights competitor Brendan Schaub (9-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) at UFC on FOX 8. Mitrione understood his mistake and made an official apology for what had been said about transgender fighter Fallon Fox. read news >>

  • a year ago
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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 >>

  • a year ago
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Every fighter on the card received a mandatory rest period following UFC 152. Of particular note on the list, however, is UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones who is suspended indefinitely. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Politics always will be part of the fight game. In mixed martial arts, that perhaps never was as true as in the sport's formative times when Fedor Emeliankeno, reigned. After Zuffa purchased PRIDE, Emelianenko was the only titleholder to not leave Japan behind for the octagon. He eventually played the free market in favor of Strikeforce as the biggest free-agent signing in history. After an 84-second knockout of Pedro Rizzo this past week for M-1, Emelianenko hung up his gloves having read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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Now in a negotiating period with Zuffa, Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson believes a title unification bout with the UFC's titleholder, currently Jon Jones, would be the biggest fight out there for him.  Read More >> read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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A pre-sale period for UFC 134 tickets begins today, and the general public can purchase tickets beginning Friday. UFC president Dana White today announced the on-sale dates at a pre-event media conference in UFC 134's host city: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A total of 16,752 tickets will be available for the August event, which takes place at HSBC Arena as Brazil's first UFC event in 13 years. read news >>

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