105 Search Results for dave meltzer

May 2, 2013 7:18 pm

Dave Meltzer: Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva Likely for UFC Debut on FOX Sports 1

Following Chael Sonnen calling out Wanderlei Silva on Tuesday night’s episode of UFC Tonight on Fuel TV, the MMA world has been abuzz about this possible match up.  Dave Meltzer announced on his radio show that the fight is likely being targeted for the August event on Fox Sports 1.   Meltzer said of Chael’s...

Mar 5, 2013 7:57 pm

Dave Meltzer Claims That Ronda Rousey is the Fifth Biggest PPV Draw in the UFC

When the UFC finalized the plan to make Ronda Rousey the headliner of UFC 157 there were many fans and analysts that were certain that the company had just made a critical mistake. There was no way in hell that women fighters, let alone the first women fighters to step foot inside the UFC octagon,...

Nov 23, 2016 10:02 pm

Report: Ronda Rousey likely to appear in WWE ring again

Earlier today, we reported that Conor McGregor’s team said that they would be willing to entertain offers from WWE. If the Irishman were to accept an offer from the pro wrestling organization and step into the ring, he’d be following in the footsteps of another massive MMA star in Ronda Rousey. Rousey made her foray...

Nov 23, 2016 9:01 am

Report: Ronda Rousey had to be consoled after her staredown with Amanda Nunes

In mid October, it was announced that former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey would be returning to action against reigning champion Amanda Nunes. The bout, which will mark Rousey’s first since she was knocked out by Holly Holm more than a year ago, will headline UFC 207 this December 30. As this fight draws ever...


Oct 21, 2016 7:05 am

Bobby Lashley More Interested in Fedor Fight than Bellator Heavyweight Title Shot

There is a long history of professional wrestlers attempting to try their hand at MMA. On several occasions, these wrestlers have realized mountainous heights, like Brock Lesnar did when he won the UFC heavyweight title. On other occasions, their MMA forays have been downright disasters, like CM Punk’s long-discussed UFC debut against Mickey Gall was....

Oct 16, 2016 3:57 pm

Report | The UFC will soon be “a very, very different company”

According to a new report from Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer (via Forbes) the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will look like a completely different company come the new year (2017). “Joe Silva and Dave Sholler are the big names to go so far, but they won’t be the last. WME-IMG want to bring in their own...

Sep 13, 2016 5:12 pm

Report: CM Punk More Than Doubled UFC 203’s PPV Revenue

Last Saturday, on the main card of UFC 203, CM Punk fell short in his long-awaited UFC debut, tapping out to Mickey Gall rear-naked choke just 2:14 into the first round. From a competitive vantage point his MMA foray was a pretty significant failure. From a fiscal perspective, however, Punk’s UFC debut is looking like...

Sep 7, 2016 1:22 pm

Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor 2 Appears to Have Broken the UFC’s Previous PPV Record

From the moment it was announced, it was clear that UFC 202 would be a very successful card. Headlined by a welterweight rematch between Stockton slugger Nate Diaz and Irish superstar Conor McGregor, it immediately had all the makings of a top-selling UFC pay-per-view. As it turns out, however, the card might actually have been...

Aug 14, 2016 12:59 pm

Report | Ronda Rousey will not return at UFC 205

Who will headline UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York? According to MMA insider Dave Meltzer, it will not be former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Meltzer recently spoke with Submission Radio where he delivered the following news about a possible “Rowdy” comeback: “I talked to one of her friends a couple...

Jul 15, 2016 12:41 pm

Report: UFC 200 fails to surpass UFC 100, 196 PPV numbers

The UFC was surely planning to make their historic UFC 200 card the biggest event in UFC history. The fight card looks like it had the most expensive roster to date in the disclosed payouts report, perhaps setting the UFC record for fighter payouts for a single UFC event. However, the UFC 200 card took...

Jun 16, 2016 11:56 am

Dana White’s response to latest UFC sale rumors

Numerous reports have emerged about the sale of the UFC this week. Ariel Helwani tweeted on Tuesday that the sale of the company was “definitely progressing.” Then, a source told us here at BJPENN.COM that the word on the street is that the deal is already done. Dave Meltzer also added this week that the...

Jun 16, 2016 8:10 am

UFC sale reportedly for entire ownership of company

The news of the potential sale of the UFC picked up once again earlier this week as it was announced that the sale was “definitely progressing” with no terms being given. Now, according to Dave Meltzer the bidding for the promotion is going to end above $4 billion and would see a complete transfer of...

Apr 24, 2016 4:27 pm

Source: “It was Lorenzo who made the call on McGregor, Dana wasn’t involved”

The MMA world was left in complete shock earlier this week when current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor tweeted that he had decided to “retire young” and was done with fighting. Shortly after that, the UFC announced that they had pulled “Mystic Mac” from his scheduled UFC 200 rematch with Nate Diaz which was expected...

Feb 29, 2016 10:28 am

Vince McMahon wanted to fight Dana White at WrestleMania 27

What do you think the PPV numbers would be like if UFC President Dana White stepped in the ring against WWE CEO Vince McMahon? Apparently McMahon saw the match pulling a big draw, but apparently Dana White was not interested in the idea. In a report from What Culture, a recap of Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling...

Oct 25, 2015 2:27 pm

Fedor Emelianenko dodges 2.5 million dollar question

Fedor Emelianenko shocked the mixed martial arts world when he announced his return to the sport earlier this year. The possibility of diehard fans finally getting the chance to see “The Last Emperor” in the world-famous octagon was exciting, but their hopes were crushed when he announced his signing with a new Japanese based promotion,...

Oct 2, 2015 10:43 am

Former Pride Boss On Fedor Making $2.5M: ‘This Is Absolutely Not True’

Fedor Emelianenko shocked the MMA World when he announced that he had signed a contract to fight for former Pride FC boss Nobuyuki Sakakibara’s new Japanese promotion on New Year’s Eve. Shortly after news broke that “The Last Emperor” had in fact signed a deal to fight in Japan, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer...

Sep 24, 2015 3:48 pm

Report: Fedor Guaranteed $2.5 Million For NYE Fight In Japan

Are you trying to wrap your mind around Fedor’s decision to once again forgo a contract with the UFC? Well, it sounds like he had quite a few reasons to do so, like 2.5 million reasons to do so. According to a report from veteran and well trusted journalist Dave Meltzer, the fighter is set...

Aug 27, 2015 2:27 pm

Report: UFC 190’s The Biggest Event Since 2013, Tops 900,000 PPV Buys

UFC 190, which saw a main event between UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Brazilian Beth Correia, looks to be the biggest PPV event for the UFC, sine 2013, when Chris Weidman took on Anderson Silva for the second time. According to Dave Meltzer, via MMAFighting, the event is estimated to have brought in over...

Aug 7, 2015 5:18 pm

REPORT: Rousey Outdraws McGregor And Entire WWE In PPVs

  Hold the phone, Ronda Rousey might have just beat the one and only Conor McGregor as well as the entire WWE. Rousey is simply on fire right now. She is not only arguably the biggest draw of the UFC/MMA, but she’s also conquering other markets, like movies and publishing. She has a New York...

Aug 3, 2015 11:09 am

White: UFC 190 pay-per-view buys trending ahead of UFC 189

It looks like the lackluster card of “UFC 190” did not impact the pay-per-view buys at all as Dana White claims UFC 190 was trending ahead of UFC 189! Ronda Rousey took to the center of the octagon quick on Saturday night and clashed with fellow bantamweight Bethe Correia to decide the fait of her...

Jul 26, 2015 12:22 pm

“UFC on FOX 16” Pulls In Major Overnight Ratings

It looks like the lighter-weight fighters are a draw, after all. TJ Dillashaw’s second defense of his UFC Bantamweight Championship against Renan Barao was watched by 2.29 million people, according to TV By the Numbers Overnight ratings are not official, but the official ratings should be revealed later on this week. Dave Meltzer noted that...

Jun 18, 2015 8:55 am

REPORT: UFC Female Star May Move To WWE

Well, well, well, looks like a popular UFC bantamweight and member of the Four Horsewomen could be leaving the octagon and entering the WWE. According to Dave Meltzer, Jessamyn Duke has caught the eye of the WWE and they are working on getting her to try out to be a Diva. Duke is of course...

Jun 7, 2015 8:31 pm

Coach: Werdum Has No Chance, Velasquez Will Kill Him

Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum will be unifying their UFC Heavyweight Championships at UFC 188 in Mexico City, Mexico next weekend. Even though he has shown incredible improvement in each of his octagon outings since returning in 2012, Javier Mendez still thinks Werdum has no chance at beating Cain Velasquez. “I’m very confident in this...

May 21, 2015 11:57 am

RATINGS REPORT: Edgar vs. Faber Edition

“UFC Fight Night 66” has come and gone and the ratings are in! Urijah Faber and Frankie Edgar headlined the card which took place this past Saturday morning from Manila. The fight card was able to average 575,000 viewers which is impressive for a show that started airing at 10:00 AM eastern time. Dave Meltzer...

May 14, 2015 2:09 am

“Mighty Mouse” Pulls In Low PPV Buys for UFC 186

UFC 186 fell victim to several card changes. The event was supposed to host two championship defenses, but TJ Dillashaw suffered an injury that forced him off the card and Demetrious Johnson was bumped up to the main-event. While he was fighting a talented opponent in Kyoji Horiguchi, they hardly have enough star-power to replace...

Apr 22, 2015 9:30 am

Velasquez & AKA Respond Dana White Calling Their Gym ‘Stone Age’

American Kickboxing Academy hosts some of the world’s most dominant fighters and it is partially because of their coach Javier Mendez. UFC President Dana White accused AKA of operating under a “stone age” mentality where they work their fighters to the bone which causes fighters to pull out of their fights due to injuries. UFC...