Even though UFC President Dana White and former Olympic wrestler Ben Askien have gone back-and-forth over Twitter and the media back-and-forth over the past few years, White said he was open minded about the possibility of Askren fighting in the UFC. Askren on Friday night had captured the ONE FC welterweight championship in Dubai from Nobutatsu Suzuki, by taking him down and grounding and pounding into a stoppage at 1:24. The win gave Askren a 14-0 record, and even though his reputation has bee read news >>
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Read a heart warming story told by MMA legend in Renzo Gracie in a series of tweets as he was at the airport. The randomness of social media is fascinating. When I usually write these 'Tweet of the Day' posts from various members of the MMA community, usually it's either about hilarious moments, online arguments, or fighters calling each other out. Renzo Gracie has been featured here in the past, most notably when he was live tweeting as he handled two muggers in New York. This edition is a bit read news >>
While warming up before his Bellator MMA Semifinal fight “The Rhino” accidentally kicks his cornerman. The Bellator 92 event took place at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. That evening Doug Marshall (17-6 MMA, 3-0 BFC) won by split decision Sultan Aliev (9-1 MMA, 1-1 BFC). read news >>
UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones apparently is warming up to the idea of a fight with Chael Sonnen.
Even if the brash middleweight doesn't deserve it, the champ said.
While he ultimately believes a fight with Sonnen would "delegitimize" his title, he's apparently willing to give the fans what they want.
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Try as he might – and he tried mightily – Michael Bisping was unable to put Brian Stann away at UFC 152 in Toronto on Saturday night. But just the trying seems to be endearing the brash Brit to a new cadre of fans. read news >>
UFC President Dana White says he's warming up to women's MMA but will they find a home in the UFC Octagon one day? read news >>
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UFC President Dana White believes the UFC will soon add one more
division to its ranks, and he's comfortable stating that it won't be
And while White has previously stated he believes that new division will
most likely be at 115 pounds, the UFC boss now says the continued
success of Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has
him second-guessing his stance on women's MMA.
"I am warming up to women's MMA," White said on Tuesday during a Metro PCS-hoste read news >>
- 2 years ago
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SAN DIEGO - Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker has long been a staunch supporter
of women competing in mixed martial arts, and it seems he's quickly
developing a powerful ally.
UFC President Dana White, who has often expressed concern in regards to
the viability of female MMA, was cageside on Saturday in San Diego to
watch women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey continue her impressive
streak, and Coker believes there should now be little doubt what women
can bring to the sport.
"Female mix read news >>
- 2 years ago
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B.J. Penn is warming up to the idea of stepping out of retirement and back into the UFC Octagon.
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DENVER - Apparently, Dana White is learning to play Nick Diaz's game as much as Diaz is learning White's.
White's outlook on Diaz has brightened considerably since the former
Strikeforce champion no-showed the UFC 137 press conference and got
docked a main event fight against welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre.
Now fighting B.J. Penn at the Oct. 29 pay-per-view event, White said if
Diaz is victorious - and there's no more drama along the way - he could
be back in line for a title sho read news >>