288 Search Results for international

Jul 9, 2017 4:52 pm

VIDEO | Dana White recaps UFC 213 and international fight week

VIDEO | Dana White recaps UFC 213 and international fight week Robert Whittaker defeated Yoel Romero via unanimous decision in the main event of last night’s UFC 213 fight card, thus capturing the promotions interim middleweight championship belt. With the win, Whittaker became the first Australian fighter in UFC history to become a title holder....

Jun 22, 2016 8:52 am

Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor press conference added to international fight week

Initially, Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor were slated to have their highly anticipated welterweight rematch in the main event of UFC 200 on July 9th. McGregor refused to fulfill his media obligations for the event, and as a result was pulled from the card after briefly retiring. Now, with the pair set to collide in...

Jun 21, 2015 12:00 pm

UFC’s Cringeworthy New “International Fight Week” Commercial

What do you get when you have Forrest Griffin, Luke Rockhold, Paige VanZant, Demetrious Johnson, Bruce Buffer, and other UFC superstars in an elevator with a fight fan? One hell of an awkward commercial, of course! UFC International Fight Week returns to Las Vegas July 7-12th. Will you be going? Chad Mendes Strips, Gets VanZant...

May 2, 2015 9:08 am

INTERNATIONAL BROADCAST GUIDE FOR MAY-PAC

The day is finally here: Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will meet tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada in what should be the biggest prize-fight of the decade. It is surely the most expensive fight in recent memory as the pay-per-view broadcast will cost you around $100 for high-definition! Due to the hefty price tag, most...

Feb 23, 2015 3:47 pm

Rousey Blasts International Judo Federation “Bureaucrats”

Recently the French Judo Federation announced that any Judo coach or practitioner caught teaching MMA will be banned from the federation, as MMA is illegal in France (Read that HERE). Ronda Rousey, who placed 3rd at the Olympics in Judo, was not very thrilled to hear that, and put the Federation on blast via Twitter,...

Jan 23, 2015 11:49 am

UFC Announces International Events For 2015

European fight fans will have two more opportunities to watch a live UFC event this year. UFC officials announced today that the promotion will hold events in both Germany and Scotland this summer. At a special press conference held earlier today, German fighter Nick Hein announced that the octagon will return to Berlin on June...

Jan 16, 2015 10:59 am

UFC Announces New International VP

The UFC today announced the appointment of David Allen as its Senior Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Allen first joined the UFC in December of 2013 as Director of Events, Marketing and Communications for EMEA. Throughout his 13 months with the organization, Allen has helped grow and develop...

Sep 26, 2014 9:52 am

Phoenix International Raceway Maintained Cruz Sponsorship Throughout Injuries

Dominick Cruz is set to make his return to the UFC tomorrow night against Takeya Mizugaki, after nearly a three year long absence from competition due to 2 torn ACL’s and a torn groin muscle. While most of the MMA world turned their back on the former banatmweight champion, one of his biggest sponsors, Phoenix...

Sep 25, 2014 11:23 am

UFC International Fight Week Returns to Vegas In 2015

The UFC announced its popular International Fight Week will return to Las Vegas July 7-12, 2015. Since its inception, UFC International Fight Week™ has increased in size and activities, quickly establishing itself as the world’s largest mixed martial arts celebration. The weeklong festival provides high-energy, all-star entertainment that the UFC is known to deliver and...

Feb 13, 2014 6:05 pm

Latin Fighters Take Center Stage For The Next International TUF Season

The call was officially made today to all aspiring Latin American fighters: the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) organization is looking for its next Latino standout and will use its storied reality television series to recruit the regions top talent. The seventh international edition of the UFC’s reality series, The Ultimate Fighter®, is set to feature...

Aug 21, 2013 10:54 am

Phoenix International Raceway to sponsor Benson Henderson at UFC 164

Phoenix International Raceway president Bryan R. Sperber announced today that PIR will be sponsoring UFC® lightweight champion Benson Henderson during his Aug. 31 pay-per-view bout against Anthony Pettis . Working in conjunction with Niner Sports Marketing President and Founder Craig Conley, PIR’s logo will be prominently displayed on Henderson’s walkout shirt and fight banner during...

Sep 15, 2017 10:39 am

Total Gross of Mayweather vs McGregor Could Make it the ‘Biggest Event of Its Kind’

Even though the numbers from Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather’s boxing match didn’t reach as high as Dana White predicted, everyone walked away with a ridiculous amount of money. The tattooed Irishman is Vince McMahon-strutting around Ibiza, meanwhile Mayweather is building a strip club empire. The event even broke its first record earlier this month,...

Sep 12, 2017 9:04 am

Brian Stann explains why he left his UFC commentary gig

Earlier this summer, the MMA community was hit by the surprising news that former fighter Brian Stann, arguably the best commentator and analyst employed by the UFC, would be leaving his post with the organization. This coming week, he’ll take up a new position as a Chief Operating Officer of a company he has described...

Sep 7, 2017 11:36 am

Tony Ferguson Says Trying to Fight Khabib ‘Isn’t Funny Anymore’

Talking about Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson fighting almost brings up some post-traumatic canceled disorder symptoms. It seems like we’ve talked about the fight longer than the build-up to Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. Their rivalry reached its peak for UFC 209 with an interim UFC lightweight title on the line. There was so much...

Aug 28, 2017 5:55 am

Kevin Lee considers Ferguson bout a legitimate title fight, but doesn’t care about the belt

Given that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has been busy preparing for his Saturday night boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, the UFC has paired Kevin Lee and Tony Ferguson together in an interim lightweight title fight. In the opinion of Lee, this interim title battle should be considered a legitimate lightweight championship fight. He broke...

Aug 15, 2017 5:11 pm

IMMAF Wants MMA in the Olympics by 2028

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation wants to push and develop MMA as a sport all across the world. While most of us may still look at cage fighting as some sort of niche and bizarre spectacle, the IMMAF pictures a future where MMA is looked at as a legit sport. The UFC has tried to...

Aug 9, 2017 8:13 am

Floyd Mayweather wants to beat McGregor “for all the blacks around the world”

Last month, during Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor‘s international press tour, McGregor made a few questionable remarks, several of which were deemed to be racist. The most controversial of McGregor’s remarks occurred during a backstage interview with Jimmy Kimmel Live, when he was asked about the film Rocky 3 – in which Rocky trains at an all-black...

Jul 26, 2017 5:43 am

Dana White threatens “whole other ball game” if Jon Jones fails to show up for UFC 214

Last year, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was pencilled in for a comeback fight opposite reigning champ and heated rival Daniel Cormier. Jones’ big-ticket comeback was expected to occur in the main event of UFC 200, which served as the crescendo of 2016’s International Fight Week in Las Vegas. Regrettably, Jones failed a...

Jul 21, 2017 12:12 pm

Jose Aldo to compete outside the UFC

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo’s next competition will interestingly not be in the UFC as “Scarface” is set to compete next weekend. According to the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation, Aldo will be competing in their jiu-jitsu tournament, which takes place July 28-30. IBJJF posted a photo of Aldo and said the following in their...

Jul 20, 2017 8:50 am

UFC 213 PPV estimates are in, and they aren’t good

UFC 213 took place several weeks ago as the finale of the UFC’s international fight week. While the event was expected to host a double header of title fights, the main event scrap between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko was called off after Nunes went to the hospital reportedly feeling ill. Ultimately, after losing the...

Jul 11, 2017 9:42 am

Chael Sonnen gives Conor McGregor ‘zero’ chance against Floyd Mayweather

Conor McGregor‘s blockbuster boxing match with the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. is now just a month and a half away, and it seems to be all anybody is talking about. The latest member of the MMA Community to weigh in on this groundbreaking showdown was three-time UFC title challenger and current Bellator light heavyweight star,...

Jul 7, 2017 1:52 pm

McGregor Sports and Entertainment gets first massive feature

McGregor Sports and Entertainment is the featured promotion sitting right next to Floyd Mayweather’s Mayweather Promotions logo on the Mayweather vs McGregor World Tour graphic that the UFC posted on Friday. The announcement of the four-city international press tour will jump to three different countries in four days. BREAKING: #MayMacWorldTour featuring @TheNotoriousMMA & @FloydMayweather announced...