• Ronda Rousey's Coach Thinks Kids, Not Fighting Are Her Future
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    Ronda Rousey's Coach Thinks Kids, Not Fighting Are Her Future

    It's been difficult to figure out if Ronda Rousey will ever fight again, but we may have just gotten the most insight into the matter that we've had since she last fought. A year later, Rousey attempted a comeback, but was stopped even quicker by Amanda Nunes. According to her Judo coach, Jason

  • Dana White Admits to Giving Conor McGregor ‘Longer Leash' Than Others
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    Dana White Admits to Giving Conor McGregor ‘Longer Leash' Than Others

    When UFC president Dana White first met Conor McGregor he didn't know that he was talking to a future two-division UFC champion.  He wasn't sure if McGregor was a good fighter or not, but he instantly recognized McGregor's potential star power.  Superstars don't come around everyday.

  • Dana White Would Have Signed a 55-Year Deal as UFC President
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    Dana White Would Have Signed a 55-Year Deal as UFC President

    When UFC was sold in July 2016 to WME-IMG for a staggering $4.2 billion, longtime UFC president Dana White inked a five-year deal to remain with the company. As a minority owner, he could have walked away with the money he profited from the sale, but the thought of not being a part of the fight promotion

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    Surgery Sidelines Jacare Souza for Six Months

    Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza reportedly could be spending the next six months or so on the sidelines following surgery.

  • Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Talks Have Stalled
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    Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Talks Have Stalled

    Showtime Sports Executive Vice President Stephen Espinoza recently spoke with Yahoo Sports' Chris Mannix, giving his perspective on where the potential fight currently stands. “The biggest battle in Mayweather vs. Pacquiao was both guys really thinking that the other wanted to do it.

  • Daniel Cormier Tells Jon Jones It's Now or Never
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    Daniel Cormier Tells Jon Jones It's Now or Never

    UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is tired of waiting around for Jon Jones. Jones has been sidelined for the past year, dealing with a UFC Anti-Doping Violation that derailed a rematch with Cormier at last summer's UFC 200. Jones' 12-month suspension ends in early July, freeing

  • Could Twitter Become a UFC Live Fight Destination?
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    Could Twitter Become a UFC Live Fight Destination?

    The UFC has an opportunity to head down a new road to expand the promotion’s reach to its audience. As technology advances and viewing options for sports fans continue to expand, social media is becoming a stronger player in the game. Twitter, for example, last year became a destination for the NFL

  • Cub Swanson Out of Action with a Broken Hand
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    Cub Swanson Out of Action with a Broken Hand

    Cub Swanson avoided the UFC Nashville medical suspension list, but he didn't emerge from the event unscathed. “I just got back from the doctors, I don't know when, but I broke my hand at some point,” said Swanson, adding, “That's the tenth time I've broken my hand. If it doesn't

  • Will ESPN's Massive Layoffs Affect Its MMA Coverage?
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    Will ESPN's Massive Layoffs Affect Its MMA Coverage?

    News that ESPN was laying off more than 100 employees broke on Wednesday, but how will it affect the sports juggernaut's MMA coverage? Mixed martial arts has never been a primary focus for ESPN, but the company has a strong backbone for its MMA coverage with veteran reporter Brett Okamoto leading

  • Manager: Nate Diaz should fight Tony Ferguson for opportunity to face Conor McGregor
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    Manager: Nate Diaz should fight Tony Ferguson for opportunity to face Conor McGregor

    Tony Ferguson’s manager says that Nate Diaz should fight Ferguson if he wants to get a third fight with McGregor. While Conor McGregor continues to hunt down a potential fight with Floyd Mayweather, Nate Diaz appears to be stuck in a holding pattern when it comes to his next fight. After splitting

  • Four UFC Nashville Fighters Face Six-Month Suspensions
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    Four UFC Nashville Fighters Face Six-Month Suspensions

    The Tennessee Athletic Commission on Tuesday released the medical suspensions stemming from Saturday's UFC Fight Night 108: Swanson vs. Lobov, which took place at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

  • Dana White Claims UFC Shot Down $5 Billion Offer
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    Dana White Claims UFC Shot Down $5 Billion Offer

    Jaws hit the floor when a group headed by WME-IMG purchased the UFC for roughly $4.2 billion in July of 2016. What might be a little more shocking is UFC president Dana White‘s recent revelation that WME-IMG wasn't the highest bidder. In fact, White said that the group was actually third in the

  • 12-year-old MMA fighter to make her debut against a 24-year-old
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    12-year-old MMA fighter to make her debut against a 24-year-old

    A seventh-grade student that goes by "MoMo" will compete in an amateur bout for the Japanese promotion Deep Jewels on May 20.

  • Al Iaquinta rips UFC bonus system, tells Dana White to 'shut the f--- up'
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    Al Iaquinta rips UFC bonus system, tells Dana White to 'shut the f--- up'

    After UFC Fight Night concluded on Saturday night, the focus wasn’t on Cub Swanson’s statement victory over Artem Lobov – a win that may have cemented him as the next challenger to the featherweight title. It was his fifth consecutive win and it ran his UFC record to 8-2. On Monday afternoon, Iaquinta

  • Phil Davis in for King Mo Lawal, Puts Title Up in Bellator 180 Headliner
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    Phil Davis in for King Mo Lawal, Puts Title Up in Bellator 180 Headliner

    Following an injury to Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, light heavyweight champion Phil Davis will step in and put his belt on the line against Ryan Bader at Bellator 180. King Mo was to serve as Bader's welcoming party when Bellator promotes its first event at Madison Square Garden on June 24 in New York

  • CM Punk to appear on MTV reality show 'The Challenge'
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    CM Punk to appear on MTV reality show 'The Challenge'

    CM Punk’s MMA debut at UFC 203 did not go well. If you were guessing the next time you’d CM Punk on television would be inside the Octagon, think again. It was announced Monday that Punk (real name Phil Brooks) will participate in the MTV reality show, “The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros,” which will have

  • Bellator Inks UFC Vet Valerie Letourneau
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    Bellator Inks UFC Vet Valerie Letourneau

    Valerie Letourneau has become the latest UFC veteran to ink a deal with Bellator MMA.

  • Is Michael Bisping Being Protected by UFC?
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    Is Michael Bisping Being Protected by UFC?

    Middleweight champion Michael “The Count” Bisping won the title by knocking out former champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 in June 2016. Bisping accepted the fight on short notice after Rockhold’s original opponent, Chris Weidman, was forced to withdraw due to injury. In his first title defense, the

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    Artem Lobov Picks Up an Extra $50,000 in Showcase Fight (UFC Nashville Bonuses)

    If you leave a UFC fight card with loss, things aren't exactly going well for you as a fighter. But if you get an extra $50,000 for your trouble, the sting isn't so bad, and that's the case for Artem Lobov.

  • Cub Swanson Outclasses Artem Lobov (UFC Nashville Results)
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    Cub Swanson Outclasses Artem Lobov (UFC Nashville Results)

    Cub Swanson entered Saturday’s Fight Night Nashville main event ranked No. 4 in the featherweight division. Lobov, on the other hand, had an enormous opportunity to take out one of the top 145-pound fighters in the world. In the second round, Swanson found his timing and his left hand began finding

  • Cub Swanson answers Artem Lobov's challenge, cruises to unanimous decision victory
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    Cub Swanson answers Artem Lobov's challenge, cruises to unanimous decision victory

    Cub Swanson has had more important victories, as well as more spectacular ones. Lobov taunted Swanson and talked his way into the fight, then continued the verbal onslaught during the bout’s build-up. Lobov entered the fight with a 14-12-1 record and no wins of significance in the UFC.

  • Al Iaquinta Knocks Out Diego Sanchez in the First (UFC Nashville Results)
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    Al Iaquinta Knocks Out Diego Sanchez in the First (UFC Nashville Results)

    Al Iaquinta finished off Diego Sanchez in the very first round, securing the knockout in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 108 on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. 

  • UFC fighter Cindy Dandois finds inspiration from an unusual source
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    UFC fighter Cindy Dandois finds inspiration from an unusual source

    Cindy Dandois fights in the UFC, teaches high school in Belgium and finds inspiration from Walt Disney. Give Cindy Dandois this: She’s probably the first UFC fighter, active or retired, to use “Frankenweenie” in a sentence. Dandois will make her UFC debut Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., when she faces

  • Eduard Folayang Wins War of Attrition Against Ev Ting at ONE: Kings of Destiny
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    Eduard Folayang Wins War of Attrition Against Ev Ting at ONE: Kings of Destiny

    Manny Pacquiao was in attendance to see the Filipino fan favorite win a hard fought decision over the extremely durable Ev Ting. Ting came out with a flying knee at the opening bell only to be instantly taken down by Folayang. Ting was on the front foot, but the majority of the offense was coming from

  • Swanson vs. Lobov Green Lit for UFC Nashville, but de Lima Misses Weight Big
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    Swanson vs. Lobov Green Lit for UFC Nashville, but de Lima Misses Weight Big

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Nashville, Tenn., this week for UFC Fight Night 108: Swanson vs. Lobov.