126 Search Results for celebrity

Sep 30, 2016 8:35 am

The UFC Gets New Celebrity Investors Including Ben Affleck, Tom Brady and The Weeknd

Earlier this year, it was announced that the UFC had been sold for more than $4 billion. The organization was purchased by Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG, who would take the reigns from long-time owners Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta. When news of this massive sale first broke, it was unclear what effect it would have on the company....

Jun 15, 2016 10:15 am

PHOTO | Anderson Silva brings in legitimate celebrity trainer

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva has been out of action since his UFC London loss to Michael Bisping earlier this year. ‘The Spider’ was slated to fight Uriah Hall in a highly anticipated matchup at UFC 198, however he was forced out of the bout after it was revealed that he would need his...

May 7, 2016 9:59 am

Tim Kennedy gains support from unlikely celebrity in fight against ISIS

UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy is a certified badass. In addition to being one of the UFC’s top ranked middleweights, Kennedy is a is U.S. Army Special Forces member who has received the Army’s Bronze Star Medal with ‘V device’ for his valor shown while under enemy fire. Kennedy, who has yet to return to the...

Feb 27, 2016 8:12 am

Unlikely celebrity flying to Las Vegas to support Conor McGregor at UFC 196

On March 5th in Las Vegas Conor McGregor will now fight Nate Diaz in a highly anticipated welterweight showdown in the main event of UFC 196. Given the ability of both men to hype fights with trash talk, McGregor vs. Diaz has everyone talking. It was revealed on Twitter yesterday that famed chef Gordon Ramsay,...


Jan 28, 2016 8:57 am

Chael Sonnen to compete on ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’

Chael Sonnen’s ventures outside of the world of MMA continue! It was announced recently via Sherdog that Chael Sonnen has officially been cast as a competitor on the upcoming 8th season of NBC’s ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’. The season will be hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger, and will see Sonnen in addition to another 15 celebrities competing...

May 20, 2015 9:05 am

UFC Champ Chris Weidman Talks Punching Celebrity Faces

Chris Weidman steps into the octagon this Saturday against Vitor Belfort, but by the looks of things he wants his next opponent to be Justin Bieber! The UFC Middleweight Champion sits down with FOX Sports 1’s Katie Nolan and discusses a handful of topics including the story of why he dropped his nickname. Check out...

Sep 15, 2014 3:24 pm

PHOTO | Frankie Edgar Participates In Celebrity Dodgeball Tournament

UFC featherweight Frankie Edgar joined NBA All Star Deron Williams celebrity dodgeball team today in New York. He paid homage to the legendary movie Dodgeball with his shirt, and captured the moment on Instagram. @deronwilliams #celebritydodgebarrage at Pier 36 in NYC. dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge let’s get it.

Jan 31, 2014 8:28 pm

George Zimmerman Will Fight in ‘Celebrity’ Boxing Match

According to a report from TMZ, some lucky individual is going to have the opportunity to kick George Zimmerman’s ass inside of a boxing ring. Yes, you ready correctly, and Zimmerman is claiming he will fight anyone, even an individual of African American descent. After being acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin last July,...

Dec 12, 2013 7:50 am

Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Earns First BJJ Promotion

Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef and host of his No Reservations, The Layover and Parts Unknown television shows, just received his first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotion. Bourdain trains out of the Renzo Gracie Academy along with his wife Ottavia, who is a blue belt herself, and actively competes. Bourdain received his first stripe from one...

May 22, 2013 10:30 am

VIDEO | Uriah Hall Not A Celebrity, ‘Just a regular guy’

“A lot of people ask me, ‘Did you gain anything from this (TUF experience) or any of that stuff?’ For me, personally, I think generally I am the same person. The publicity is there. The fame is somewhat there. But, I don’t think I’m anywhere close to that. People call me a celebrity and I’m...

Nov 11, 2011 6:15 am

Celebrity Line Up Announced for UFC on FOX 1 Red Carpet Event

In the lead up to the UFC’s debut on network television, Fox Executives have promised to roll out the red carpet and get their long list of celebrity employees to attend the event as if it was a big breakthrough television occasion. Yesterday they distributed a list of confirmed celebrities ready to put on their...

Jan 13, 2017 10:28 am

Ben Affleck talks MMA in the movies, McGregor vs. Mayweather

As one of the new celebrity owners of the UFC, it should come as no surprise that Hollywood star Ben Affleck is an MMA fan. The Golden Globe winning actor and writer has expressed his MMA fandom many times in the past, even suggesting that, when acting in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, he...

Jan 11, 2017 12:21 pm

VIDEO | Mike Tyson training Chris Brown, records diss track aimed at Soulja Boy

Mike Tyson just dropped a teaser of a new diss track. Yes, that’s right. The former boxing heavyweight champion has been buzzing in the media after dropping a preview of his diss track aimed at Soulja Boy. Tyson announced recently that he will be training singer Chris Brown for his celebrity boxing match against rapper...

Jan 6, 2017 10:40 am

Chris Brown and Soulja Boy to fight in the ring for Floyd Mayweather promotion

The celebrity beef between Chris Brown and Soulja Boy is headed into the boxing ring, according to the social media accounts of both entertainers. Soulja Boy posted the following photo on Thursday with the caption that read, “It’s going down! Signed my contract I’m leaving the fight with $1,000,000 I got the best ever my...

Jan 5, 2017 6:46 am

Former teammate: Ronda Rousey needs to change her coaches

When Ronda Rousey lost to Holly Holm at UFC 193 back in November of 2015, a lot of fingers were pointed in regards to who should shoulder the blame for Rousey’s loss. With this, many fingers ended up pointed at Rousey’s head coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, who many believe gave Rousey a false sense of security...

Nov 24, 2016 1:25 pm

VIDEO | Fighters weigh in on if Conor McGregor deserves equity in the UFC

Current UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor is the first fighter in history to hold two UFC weight class titles simultaneously. “The Notorious” accomplished the feat at UFC 205 by beating Eddie Alvarez to take his crown as the UFC lightweight king while still holding his title as the 145-pound UFC featherweight champion. Following...

Oct 31, 2016 4:04 pm

Coach John Kavanagh recalls Mike Tyson’s single piece of advice for Conor McGregor

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has become a worldwide star and it’s only fitting that the prize MMA fighter has been seen hanging out with other celebrities. We’ve seen Conor hanging out with Jennifer Lopez at her birthday. Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo paid “The Notorious” a visit during his UFC 202 training camp preparing for...

Oct 19, 2016 9:54 am

Tom Wright the Latest UFC Employee to be Laid Off

Earlier this year, the UFC was sold for a whopping $4 billion – quite an increase from the $2 million that Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta bought it for in the year 2000. The promotion was purchased by American talent agency WME-IMG. Since it purchased the UFC, WME-IMG has made several major moves. Some of these...

Oct 18, 2016 8:31 am

Report: Morale is Suffering at UFC HQ, Atmosphere Compared to “A Morgue”

Earlier this year, the UFC was sold for a whopping $4 billion – quite a jump from the $2 million Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta purchased it for back in the year 2000. With this groundbreaking sale, which saw the company’s reigns handed to talent agency WME-IMG, the UFC seemed poised to reach new and exciting...

Oct 12, 2016 7:57 pm

WATCH: Kevin ‘Baby Slice’ Ferguson discusses father while preparing for Bellator debut

Kimbo Slice’s son, Kimbo Slice Jr., has just recently signed with Bellator, where his father fought before his tragic untimely passing in June. ‘Baby Slice’ is set to make his debut at Bellator 162, and the Spike-based promotion released a promo this week about their newest signee. Check out ‘Baby Slice’ below as he discusses his...

Oct 1, 2016 10:46 am

VIDEO | Conan O’Brien reveals reason behind investing in UFC

Late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien’s name stood out when it appeared on a list of new investors in the UFC following Zuffa’s sale of the world’s leading MMA promotion. The Fertitta brothers, who purchased the UFC back in 2001 for $2 million and sold it in July for a whopping $4 billion to WME-IMG,...