33 Search Results for ufc acquisition

Oct 8, 2013 11:38 am

THQ Sues EA Sports And ZUFFA Over UFC Game Acquisition

In a report coming out of MMAPayout.com the UFC’s parent company, ZUFFA LLC and EA Sports are both being sued by the former producer of the UFC Game franchisse, THQ. Check out their report: According to court documents filed in the U.S. District Court in Delaware , Bankrupt video game maker THQ is suing Zuffa...

Jun 23, 2017 2:19 pm

Mike Goldberg talks about his ‘difficult’ time after getting let go by the UFC

The former veteran voice of the Octagon, Mike Goldberg will be heard by MMA fans once again as he is set to make his debut with Bellator MMA this weekend. Goldberg along with fellow veteran MMA broadcasting figure Mauro Ranallo were both announced as new acquisitions to the Bellator mixed martial arts promotion just over...

Dec 6, 2016 8:30 pm

Amidst many layoffs, UFC hires new Chief Financial Officer

There has been quite a bit of restructuring with the UFC staff since the new owners WME-IMG took over in the $4 billion acquisition. Dozens of staff members have been let go, including UFC Hall of Fame legends Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes. Now, amidst all the company restructuring taking place with the biggest mixed...

Jul 11, 2016 9:52 am

Official statement released on the sale of the UFC to WME | IMG

On Monday, the UFC released an official statement regarding the sale of the most prominent mixed martial arts promotion in the world. Full statement from the UFC: BEVERLY HILLS, CA (July 11, 2016) – WME | IMG today announced the acquisition of UFC, the world’s premier professional mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. A global leader...

Apr 12, 2016 2:38 am

VIDEO | See how Bellator is marketing former UFC champion Benson Henderson

It was big news when former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson recently announced that he left the UFC to sign with Bellator MMA. Bellator has established themselves as the biggest competitor to the UFC, with acquisitions such as Henderson, Matt Mitrione, Phil Davis and Josh Thomson being some of the big names that have jumped...

Jun 8, 2015 11:42 am

USADA CEO: ‘We Were Impressed By How Fast UFC Took Action on Drug Testing’

  Is the age of clean MMA approaching? The UFC unveiled their new drug testing policy and their partnership with the United States Anti-Doping Agency, who will act as an independent testing agent. A lot of fans, media and fighters were surprised by the big announcement and the UFC received overwhelmingly positive feedback. One of...

Dec 2, 2014 10:34 am

UFC and Reebok Enter Long Term Partnership For Fighter Uniforms

Global fitness leader Reebok today announced a groundbreaking partnership with UFC®, the world’s leading mixed martial arts organization. Under the long-term deal, Reebok will become the exclusive authentic global outfitter of UFC, creating for the first time ever UFC ‘Fight Week gear’ and a ‘Fight Night kit’ for all UFC athletes. Reebok will also be...

Aug 21, 2014 1:27 pm

Rousey & White Discuss The UFC’s Influx Of New Female Talent

“I’m so excited that Holly Holm got signed. She’s someone I’ve had my eye on for a while. She’s a really exciting fighter. You don’t see women that are world champion boxers knocking people out with headkicks very often. I think that she’s just not great for a title fight, she’s great for a whole...

Jul 10, 2014 11:20 pm

Ronda Rousey’s Biggest Potential Threat Just Signed With The UFC

After several months of negotiations, female boxing champion Holly Holm has signed with the UFC, adding a very real threat to the women’s 135 pound division. UFC President Dana White announced the news this afternoon, flashing the contract of his latest high-profile acquisition. Welcome to the UFC @_HOLLYHOLM pic.twitter.com/BxNVy8SYTR — Dana White (@danawhite) July 10,...

Nov 25, 2013 9:06 am

POLL RESULTS: Should The UFC Sign Ben Askren?

With the world’s top free agent set to sit down with the UFC this afternoon, the MMA world has been wondering if Ben Askren will get signed to MMA’s leading promotion. When Bellator gave their welterweight champion an unconditional release from the promotion, UFC President Dana White expressed zero interest in the acquisition. However, his...

Sep 26, 2013 10:40 am

Ryan Couture Released By UFC

UFC lightweight fighter, Ryan Couture, has been released from his contract with the UFC following his most recent loss. The son of two-division champion, Randy Couture, found moderate success under the Strikeforce banner against lower level competition. It took an acquisition of the promotion, to find his place on the UFC roster, where the fighter...

Apr 9, 2013 10:41 am

Tito Ortiz Calls UFC 148 Loss “Fishy”; Hints at Foul-Play

  UFC Hall of Famer, Tito Ortiz fought in what is supposedly his last MMA out of his storied career. In this fight, Tito fought Forrest Griffin in the co-main event of UFC 148, dropping a close unanimous decision. Boos rained down from the MGM Grand Garden Arena as Griffin took the mic and made...

Oct 15, 2012 5:45 am

Quick Twitt | Vinny Magalhaes Request Phil Davis Fight | UFC NEWS

The UFC’s light-heavyweight division has always been full of talent. Nothing proves that point more than the recent acquisition of Vinny Magalhaes. The former M-1 global champion and TUF runner up recently made his return to the UFC at UFC 152 and took home a decisive submission victory over the very talented Igor Pokrajac. Now...

Mar 8, 2017 1:49 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 23 // Mark Godbeer | Julia Budd | Victor Cui | Michael Chiesa

BJPENN.COM Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another full lineup of great guests! 8:10PM ET- Kicking things off tonight, Mark Godbeer – @MarkGodbeerUK joins us to recap his victory against Daniel Spitz at UFC 209 over the weekend. Mark gives us a critique of his performance, his thoughts on a second potential booking against...

Feb 15, 2017 11:19 am

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 20 // Liam McGeary | Jimi Manuwa | Scott Coker

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another great lineup of headliners! 8:15 PM ET- We kick off tonights show with former Bellator light heavyweight champ, Liam McGeary – @liam_mcgeary. Liam breaks down his upcoming bout with Chris Fields at Bellator 173 in Belfast, Ireland next Friday. The submission specialist recaps his first...

Nov 23, 2016 11:28 am

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 8 // Raquel Pennington | Sugar Ray Sefo | Matt Brown

BJPENN.COM Radio is back in your life tonight at 8:30PM ET/5:30PM PT with more awesome guest for your weekly fight fix! 8:15PM ET- “Rocky” Raquel Pennington @rockypmma kicks off the show to discuss her huge victory over former champion Meisha Tate at UFC 205. Pennington will give us her breakdown of the fight, how it felt...

Feb 3, 2016 1:23 am

Bellator’s Scott Coker says they will ‘buy the free agents from the top down’

Recent news of former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson making his way over to the Bellator MMA promotion has been buzzing in the MMA community. Bellator MMA President Scott Coker spoke recently on the MMA Hour about their recent acquisition and what will be next for the growing MMA promotion (transcribed by MMA Fighting): “I...

Jan 22, 2015 10:45 am

Bellator: ‘There isn’t a fighter out there we can’t afford’

“It’s not just us going after them (the UFC’s fighters). Believe me, they’re calling us. This is not a one-way street where we’re just going after fighters. We’re going to win some. We’re going to lose some. That’s just how the nature of this beast is going to be.” “If you’re a free agent out...

Dec 2, 2014 12:22 pm

Roufus Defends – “There’s two sides to every story”

“Her gloves came off and she was hitting the guy, cut his face. No one told me this until after she had left after she visited our gym this spring for training. If there was such a problem with us, why did you stop by our gym to train?…In the past, I had to correct...

Oct 30, 2014 11:16 am

Brandon Vera’s One FC Debut Now Official For Dec. 5

Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC), will return to Manila with its largest fight card to date on 5 December. ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY is set to take place at the state-of-the-art MOA Arena in Manila. The main event will feature ONE FC Bantamweight World...

Oct 7, 2014 2:56 pm

Fight Pass Stats Revealed, Conor McGregor, Jon Jones Biggest Draws

The guys over at UFC Fight Pass have released some key stats from the subscription based UFC platform, regarding viewership and content popularity. Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports was the man lucky enough to open the book, here’s what he found: (Via Yahoo! Sports)   Top 10 most-watched fights: Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson, Sept. 21, 2013,...

Sep 3, 2014 4:02 pm

Tito Ortiz Awards This Fighter His 2014 ‘B!tch Boy Of The Year’ Award

Bellator MMA’s Tito Ortiz has found a new rival over at his fighting home of Bellator MMA ,and he’s coming out swinging on the web. Check it: #BitchBoy of the year. http://t.co/Ke5XHchqib — Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) September 2, 2014 UFC hall-of-famer Stephan Bonnar is Bellator MMA’s latest acquisition and was event sent by Dana White...

Sep 3, 2014 2:16 pm

Cejudo Agrees To Bantamweight Move

Last Friday, the UFC’s latest Olympic Gold Medalist acquisition, Henry Cejudo (pictured) botched his Octagon debut with a failed weight cut. Having won Olympic gold at 121 lbs., the undefeated MMA fighter was expected to make an immediate impact in the UFC’s 125 pound division. However, after failing to make weight, Dana White told the fighter...