China will open up its market for commercial sporting events, which could mean an easier entry for the UFC. During the last two decades, China has imposed rules where government approval is required for all private entities that wish to host sporting events in the country. It's a state-dominated industry, and that process includes mandatory fees for sports 'watchdogs' which they base on the company's 'importance' and 'ability to attract advertisers'. This has hindered some private investors and read news >>
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UFC president Dana White is intent on signing women's MMA pioneer Gina Carano, so much so he told ESPN's Brett Okamoto Friday that it was just a matter of sitting down and making it happen. "I'm going to meet with Gina next week and get that f---ing thing done," White said. "It's just a matter of me and Lorenzo [Fertitta] going to jump on a plane to Los Angeles, get in a room with her and her lawyer and get this thing done." According to Bleacher Reports' Jeremy Botter, a source very close to th read news >>
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Invicta FC, the all-female promotion which staged seven events since 2012, and in doing so carved out a niche as the premiere showcase for the women of mixed martial arts, surprised many when it emerged from a six-month hibernation last week to announce a landmark multi-year, multi-show deal that will see the promotion broadcast its events exclusively on UFC Fight Pass, Zuffa's budding online digital subscription service. The partnership serves as yet another watershed moment for the surprising read news >>
Sore hands and feet are Jesse Ronson's only career roadblocks at this moment.
Ronson believes a recent victory over fellow lightweight Ryan Healy proves he's capable of joining his well-known teammates in the UFC.
"I would like for this fight to put me on the next level, but we'll see how it goes," he told MMAjunkie.com.
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- 3 years ago
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The dream fights between UFC and Strikeforce are what everybody wants including UFC president Dana White, but there are still blockades preventing it from happening. Read More >> read news >>
- 4 years ago
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BOSTON - The UFC's most-requested superfight is one step closer to becoming a reality.
At Saturday's UFC Fan Expo Boston 2010, UFC president Dana White said
he's slowly warming to the idea of a superfight between middleweight
kingpin Anderson Silva and current welterweight
champion Georges St-Pierre.
"They've got a couple of guys they've got to beat before we make that
fight, but I'm not opposed to making it," White told a large crowd
gathered for a special Q&A session at the Hyne read news >>