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Apr 21, 2015 10:48 am

UFC Fighters React to New Reebok Payout System

News broke yesterday that UFC is going to change the payout structure for their Reebok sponsorship. No longer will rankings be taken into consideration, but rather the fighter’s tenure with the company. Check out what some of the UFC’s veterans had to say about this change! I for one highly approve of this system nothing...

Apr 16, 2015 2:09 am

BEEF! Cerrone Wears Bear-Beater Shirt And Khabib Responds

Donald Cerrone and Khabib Nurmagomedov aren’t getting along too well. Cerrone and Khabib have been doing at it WELL before the fight was even announced, but now it has evolved into a full-blown rivalry. Just over one week after Nurmagomedov claimed his fifteen minutes in the octagon with Cerrone at UFC 187 would be easy,...

Apr 15, 2015 10:55 am

REAL LIFE! McGregor Beefs With Faber, Dillashaw In VIP

UFC bantamweight champion, T.J. Dillashaw, stopped by Stud Show Radio on Tuesday night to talk about his newly announced/rescheduled fight with Renan Barao, as well as a slew of other MMA topics. It wouldn’t be a MMA conversation without bringing up Conor McGregor at some point. Check out what Dillashaw had to say about an...

Apr 15, 2015 9:00 am

Masvidal Calls Out Matt Brown And Nate Diaz

Jorge Masvidal is fired up again, but this time it’s not about Al Iaquinta. Masvidal is calling out UFC’s finest and wants to duke it out with the likes of Matt Brown and Nate Diaz. Originally, Nate Diaz was confirmed to fight Matt Brown but the fight was scrapped after Diaz never signed the contract....


Apr 7, 2015 11:52 am

Masvidal to Henderson: ‘Let’s Save UFC 186!’

Benson Henderson recently took to Twitter to issue an open challenge for any fighter that wants to duke it out in order to save UFC 186. Jorge Masvidal has stepped up to answer the challenge! We were scheduled before lets do it now!! #UFC186 @BensonHenderson @ufc @danawhite @lorenzofertitta — Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) April 7,...

Apr 2, 2015 3:25 pm

Sonnen Isn’t Closing The Door On A Lesnar UFC Return

“Just because he signed with them doesn’t mean he can’t still go to the UFC. Dana White and Vince McMahon have worked hand-in-hand before. That’s actually how Vince got Brock this most recent time, is Dana released him to him. Dana can get done about anything he wants. He’s a very clever guy. What we...

Mar 31, 2015 5:30 am

Khabib’s Happy Birthday Message To Donald Cerrone

Set on a collision course for UFC 187, in May, Khabib Nurmagomedov has been relentless on-line in regards to his upcoming opponent, Donald Cerrone. He didn’t let him off the hook on his Birthday either. Check it: Hey @Cowboycerrone now your old 32 year old. You're going to fight a young eagle who's going to...

Mar 24, 2015 4:48 pm

Lesnar Inks New WWE Deal — “My legacy in the Octagon is over.”

“It was a very hard decision to make. I’ve been training to get back into the Octagon. I felt physically great, but something lacked mentally and that’s not good. I talked to Dana (White), I talked to Lorenzo (Fertitta), Vince (McMahon), my wife, my friends, I had many sleepless nights and at the end of...

Mar 18, 2015 3:47 pm

Police Arrest Well Known UFC and WWE Pirate

Police in the United Kingdom believe they have arrested one of the top suppliers of pirated Ultimate Fighting Championship and World Wrestling Entertainment events on the internet. While Vince McMahon has embraced going fully digital with his pay-per-view events, Dana White and the Fertitta brothers are likely cracking open a fine bottle of whiskey to...

Mar 15, 2015 11:22 am

Pros React To Rafael dos Anjos Beating Anthony Pettis And Taking The Title

If you missed UFC 185 last night then you missed some crazy MMA action. Not one, but two titles changed hands when Joanna Jedrzejczyk TKO’d Carla Esparza in the second round and Rafael dos Anjos dominated Anthony Pettis for five rounds, out-striking and out-grappling “Showtime”. Understandably, the MMA world was a buzz when the main...

Mar 9, 2015 5:13 pm

Burt Watson: Mark Munoz Incident Led To UFC Departure

“There was a situation where one of the fighters that didn’t make weight was sent back to the weigh-in areas, where I wait for the fighters. I waited for the fighter for about an hour. When I finally got the fighter and put him on the scale, I was satisfied because he made weight. Now,...

Mar 7, 2015 11:38 am

Dana White: UFC Holding Date For Madison Square Garden Event In 2015

“You’ve heard me say this many times, and I’m going to say it again: I’m very confident it might happen this year. I’m actually really confident it might happen this year. (UFC CEO) Lorenzo (Fertitta), Lawrence Epstein, Marc Ratner and a bunch of our other guys went up there (to New York) and they had...

Mar 6, 2015 11:40 am

Watson Breaks His Silence, Clears Up Rumors On UFC Departure

  Things happened, and I have always always respected my name my work my work ethics my presence. I’ve always respected what I do and how I do it, because that’s what we do baby. And more than that I’ve always respected the athletes. … I’ll start by saying that Dana White, the Fertittas… always...

Feb 24, 2015 1:53 pm

Mitrione: ‘I’m losing a $30k sponsor’

“There’s no sugar-coating this, but the rankings are rather arbitrary. We don’t know much about this panel. How were they chosen? What credentials do they have to have to be on the panel? We have no clue about any of that. That’s very concerning to me, especially considering that our pay is soon going to...

Feb 14, 2015 4:05 am

UFC Holding Special Press Conference To Address Recent Drug Test Failings

After a tiring few months of failed drug test, UFC President Dana White and company CEO Lorenzo Fertitta will address the News Media on Wednesday to discuss the recent “PED Epidemic” in their company. Several fighters over the course of the sport’s history have failed drug tests. However, this year alone, the UFC’s two biggest...

Feb 12, 2015 11:40 am

UFC “Cautiously Optimistic” That MMA Will Hit New York In 2015

UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta believes that 2015 may indeed be the year MMA gets legalized in the State of New York. “Speaker Heastie has long been a sponsor and strong supporter of the bill to have New York join the 49 other states that legalize and regulate MMA,” Lorenzo said in a statement to Channel...

Feb 4, 2015 1:10 pm

Point deductions for eye pokes?

“There’s a lot of people that have some really strong feelings about the shape of the gloves right now and that they’re contributing to eye pokes. I’ve had some recent conversations with Dana White and with Lorenzo Fertitta and they’re of the opinion, I think, that the fighters need to be penalized more because the...

Feb 3, 2015 10:01 am

Cris Cyborg Wishes Ronda Rousey A Happy Birthday

All she has to do is prove she can win at 135 pounds… Top Invicta fighter, Cris “Cyborg” Justino has a long-time rivalry with UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. And as Cyborg’s talks with the UFC wind down, the debuting bantamweight fighter has the following message for Ronda, whose Birthday was just a couple of...

Feb 2, 2015 6:16 am

Cerrone And Masvidal Agree To Fight April 4th

Donald Cerrone has quickly become every fan’s favorite fighter, or at least one of their favorite fighters, with his ‘anyone, anywhere, anytime’ attitude towards fights, even going as far as to take a fight with former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson on just 14 day’s notice. Leading up to UFC 183, Donald Cerrone offered to...

Jan 29, 2015 10:55 am

UFC Raises Pay-Per-View Prices

  The Ultimate Fighting Championship has decided to raise their pay-per-view prices in 2015. Promotion officials released a statement today regarding the increase, stating that the increased cost of producing live events is to blame for the rate hike. The UFC has kept their rates the same since 2008, however going forward the new cost...

Jan 22, 2015 10:20 am

Cyborg Enters Negotiations With The UFC

Top female fighter Cris “Cyborg” Justino has reportedly entered into contract negotiations with the UFC. The goal would be to make a successful run in the 135 pound division, starting with an Invicta bout that could earn the female fighter a title shot against Ronda Rousey. Lorenzo Fertitta spilled the beans to ESPN: “We certainly...

Jan 21, 2015 10:23 am

Forbes Slams UFC For Ali Comparison

In the lead up to last weekend’s UFC Fight Night Boston event UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta called Conor McGregor the Irish Muhammad Ali. Forbes Magazine doesn’t approve. From Forbes: .. That would be really popular. The actual Ali is arguably the biggest sports star ever despite being an African-American who flew in the face of...

Jan 20, 2015 6:02 pm

Cung Le Retires, UFC Executives React

UFC and Strikeforce veteran Cung Le has retired from Mixed Martial Arts. The combat fighting legend announced the news today via his official instagram account. “After several months of thought and discussion with my wife and family, we realize our future includes many things, but active competition in mixed martial arts is no longer one...

Jan 19, 2015 2:33 pm

Cerrone On Upcoming Fight: ‘I Think Khabib Is Next’

Last night in the co-main event of “UFC Fight Night Boston”, Donald Cerrone narrowly edged out a decision win over Benson Henderson, that many actually scored in favor of Henderson. Following the win, he addressed talks of a potential matchup against Khabib Nurmagomedov, who he was slated to fight at one time before a knee...

Jan 19, 2015 11:45 am

McGregor On Aldo: “I Was Going To Kill That Little Brazilian”

Following his win over Dennis Siver at “UFC Fight Night Boston”, Conor McGregor jumped the cage to confront Jose Aldo in the crowd (See that HERE). McGregor spoke at the post-fight press conference to discuss his motives behind his confrontation with Aldo. “They thought I was going to see my girlfriend. They must’ve thought I...

Jan 15, 2015 4:43 pm

UFC CEO: ‘Ronda Our Most Impressive Athlete’

“I feel like that this is a seminal moment that’s not just in sports, but in culture altogether. This movement that’s being led by Ronda Rousey… it’s female empowerment… I mean who is to say, why can’t Ronda Rousey be the biggest, most popular athlete in combat sports? And that’s her whole attitude and that’s...

Jan 14, 2015 12:17 pm

McGregor Responds To Muhammad Ali Comparison

“For me, Muhammad Ali is a special individual. He is out on his own and I cannot lay claim to something like that. He changed the cultural landscape of the world. So, Muhammad Ali is a special human being. For people to say that, I am honored. But Ali is a special, special man. I...