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  • 8 days ago
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UFC President Dana White discusses the upcoming match-up between Eddie Alvarez and Donald Cerrone at UFC 178, as well as the former Bellator lightweight champion’s debut in the UFC rankings. Following his recent signing with the UFC, Eddie Alvarez has already made his debut in the UFC lightweight rankings, even though it is one of the bottom spots in the Top 15. Although UFC President Dana White was startled by Alvarez's low ranking, he understands why that is the case and expects his upcoming f read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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Another day, another RFA champ, another UFC contract. I'll admit, I'm just a little surprised to see the UFC being so quick to pounce on RFA champs after their recent debacles. Failed drug tests by Brian Ortega and Kevin Casey cast a bad light, not just on Black House, but on Ed Soares, and the fighters competing for his MMA promotion, Resurrection Fighting Alliance. That's not to suggest that Giagos is on anything, there's no evidence of that whatsoever. Just that the skies under which he enter read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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Anthony Johnson surprised many when he issued a public callout for sidelined Swedish light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson to emerge from his self-imposed hiatus and accept what effectively amounted to a number-one contender fight. After all, Johnson had avoided such provocations up to that point in his second life as a reenergized UFC contender. So what changed? "I just wanted a yes or a no to the fight," Johnson explained to host Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "With him no read news >>

  • 22 days ago
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Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao spoke with MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani and the UFC 177 media day and discussed his emotions heading into the rematch before Barao revealed that he barely remembers the original encounter. read news >>

  • a month ago
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It’s been more than a year since the UFC touched down in San Jose, and on Saturday, the promotion arguably is bringing its most exciting headliner since big FOX jumped into the octagon in late 2011. Here are 10 reasons to watch.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • a month ago
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Bellator interim champ Will Brooks was “shocked” and “surprised” at the promotion’s recent change of leadership. He’s currently lying low, but he still he wants a title-unification bout with Eddie Alvarez.Filed under: Bellator, News (...) read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Surprised? Nah ... Following another insane month of televised cagefighting, the SB Nation combat sports brain trust was (again)n compelled to tally votes and come up with the 10 best 135-pound female fighters in mixed martial arts (MMA) today. Have a look below! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its new company woman, Ronda Rousey, made a another recent appearance and, unsurprisingly, it was remarkably successful. Even if it took just 16 seconds for "Rowdy" to snuff out an overmatched Al read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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The fix may soon be in, according to one former employee. The issue isn't whether you're paranoid Lenny. The issue is whether you're paranoid enough. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight number one contender, Jon Fitch, is speaking out against his old employer, as it continues to devalue fighters it deems "boring" ... to the point where top-ranked fighters like Jake Shields are out of work. Unlike World Series of Fighting (WSOF), Fitch tells Bloody Elbow, a promotion which ha read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Jon Fitch talks about why he wouldn't be surprised to see the UFC fixing fights, his unique cryptocurrency sponsorship and his take on oversaturation in MMA. Jon Fitch is fighting in the co-main event of this weekend's World Series of Fighting 11 card, which is airing for the first time on NBC, live on July 5th at 4pm ET/ 1pm PT. Our own Steph Daniels got an exclusive interview with him for Bloody Elbow covering everything from his crowd funded sponsorship by a cryptocurrency to his thoughts abo read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Dana White says people are going to be 'absolutely surprised' at the things that are going to pop up at Fight Pass. UFC Fight Pass launched a few months ago to mixed reviews, and while they have sorted any of the initial bugs or complaints, Zuffa has even upped the ante recently by adding other varied content from streaming live events of Invicta FC, to commission hearings on Wanderlei Silva's drug testing issues. They're not stopping there though, as Dana White says that we can expect many thin read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Popular fighter Jason High expressed remorse Monday for shoving a referee in the cage following a recent loss but said he was surprised by the UFC's decision to release him over the incident. "I was a little surprised, for sure," High said Monday on The MMA Hour broadcast with host Ariel Helwani. "I found out on Twitter just like everybody else." On June 7, High, making his lightweight debut, lost by TKO to top division contender Rafael dos Anjos. Late in the second round, Dos Anjos dropped High read news >>

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