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  • 20 days ago
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And that's something that can't be taught. Earlier this week, Paige VanZant joined a small and prestigious club of mixed martial arts (MMA) athletes when she was granted a solo sponsorship deal with Reebok. See her announcement and dance moves here. That's quite an accomplishment for someone who has only five professional MMA fights to her credit and only one bout under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner. So, if you're wondering why a relative newcomer to the sport is getting so muc read news >>

  • 20 days ago
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The UFC has been forced to withdraw from sponsoring the European Judo Championship amidst threats from the European Judo Union to cancel the event. At the beginning of the month the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced a landmark deal to sponsor the European Judo Championships which takes place from April 9-12 at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. It seems, however, that the partnership has came to an abrupt and untimely end. The European Judo Union (EJU) has allegedly threatened to ca read news >>

  • 24 days ago
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And she's got skills with a hula hoop, too! Jon Jones ain't got nothing on "12 Gauge." Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight, Paige VanZant, is now the latest addition to the Reebok family, as the 115-pound sensation took to her Instagram account to reveal the news and show all of her loyal followers just how happy she is. Check it out: So honored to be a Reebok athlete!!! My new kicks got me groovin!!!!!! Haha @reebok @reebokwomen A video posted by Paige VanZant (@paigevanzantufc) on read news >>

  • 26 days ago
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Fabricio Werdum and Joe Lauzon speak about potential downsides of the current pay structure from the UFC's Reebok deal. While things aren't set in stone, the current set up with the UFC's Reebok sponsorship deal is that payouts will depend on the current position in the division. With fighter pay being a sliding scale based on the voting of a ranking panel, many media members have chosen to drop out from the panel. Any talk about potential conflicts of interest isn't the only issue that people h read news >>

  • a month ago
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Uh oh. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will require all of its employed fighters to wear Reebok-branded fight gear beginning this summer, after the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion inked a longterm contract with the sneaker and apparel giant. In short, fighters will now have to wear bitch-ass uniforms. As a result, some combatants have already lost significant money as existing sponsors begin to jump ship. But even if former middleweight champion Anderson Silva gets the bi read news >>

  • a month ago
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Not too long ago, veteran UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon’s mindset was that a good opponent was just as important as a meaningful one for his career. Now, he thinks a little differently. Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, UFC read news >>

  • a month ago
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The ultra-popular Irishman is the newest addition to 'Team Reebok' and congratulates the billion dollar company on that on Twitter. When the UFC announced their new sponsorship deal with Reebok, president Dana White explained that champions would have the opportunity to negotiate their own special contracts. Well, it looks like Conor McGregor is an exception to that rule. The Irishman announced his own deal with the sportswear brand on FOX Sports 1 yesterday, joining the likes of UFC light-heavy read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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After the now-infamous brawl at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, over the summer, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier had to appear before the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) at a hearing (read full details here). Jones was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and fined $50,000 for his actions in the incident, while Cormier got half the sentence (20 hours) at a significantly-reduced cost ($9,000). During the hearing, Jones informed the NSAC that he lost his Nike sponsorship be read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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In this case, it seems money might be able to buy love. Not long after Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey announced they had inked deals with Reebok (details here), Anderson Silva revealed he could be the next UFC star to sign with the company. According to MMA Fighting, negotiations are ongoing between "The Spider" and the shoe and sports apparel company for a sponsorship deal. But, after having a very good re read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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I think it's safe to say that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones, as well as women's bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey, won't be a part of the upcoming class-action lawsuit against ZUFFA. Just a hunch. That's because "Bones" and "Rowdy" were both added to the list of mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters signed to Reebok, alongside former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and reigning lightweight straphanger Anthony Pettis. What does that mean, exactly? read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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"It adds that extra level of professionalism. It takes it to the next level where it's not every guy out there hustling for this and that sponsor, and half of them are joke companies you've never really heard of. We become like major sports teams with that one sponsor. It cuts out a lot of the legwork, a lot of the hustling. You know you're getting X amount of money, so that's guaranteed money. You're not depended on maybe you get it, maybe you don't when you deal with sponsors. Guys like myself read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Nate Quarry has strong opinions against UFC's recently announced Uniform deal with Reebok. Nate Quarry wasn't a fan of UFC uniforms when it was first discussed earlier this year, and he's still not a fan now that the partnership with Reebok has been officially announced. This deal prevents any other sponsorships in the Octagon, and according to the former top contender it's just another way for the UFC to continue their stranglehold on fighters. Check out his lengthy statement as he blasted his read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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The future of sponsorships in mixed martial arts dramatically shifted on Tuesday, as the UFC and Reebok announced a landmark six-year deal which will effectively replace in-cage fighter sponsors with a uniform provided by Reebok. Whether this shift will ultimately be a positive or negative net gain on fighters' wallets remains to be seen -- specifics of the new tiered payout system are, as this point, foggy -- but there's no underselling the significance UFC's decision here. Check out reactions read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Let it be known that any potential sponsors wishing to discuss business with UFC fighter Matt Wiman had better come prepared to be up-front and honest. Speaking to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour on Monday, Wiman explained the lack of sponsors for his UFC Fight Night 57 showdown with Isaac Vallie-Flagg: I think if it was a good opportunity, I'm not opposed to it...I compare it to this, it's going to be kind of a crude analogy, but I've heard and I was never a pot head or anything like that. But, I read news >>

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