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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...

Jan 13, 2015 12:31 pm

UFC CEO Calls McGregor “The Irish Muhammad Ali”

Is Conor McGregor the next Muhammad Ali? UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta knows the thought sounds “kind of stupid”, but that isn’t stopping him from the making the proclamation. In a new interview with USA Today’s MMAJunkie.com, the UFC boss explained: “I hate even saying this, but with his gift of gab and his athletic ability...

Jan 13, 2015 10:30 am

OBSESSED! Khabib Continues Call Out Of Anthony Pettis

Top Russian lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov has some of the best credentials in the UFC today. An undefeated fighter and combat sambo world champion, Khabib has the skillset to best anyone, and do so mostly unscathed. At just 26-years-old he’s amassed an impressive 22-0 record, with six UFC wins, and he’s salivating every time the champ...

Jan 12, 2015 8:10 pm

UFC Promises To Show More Of Siver Throughout Fight Week

Leading up to Sunday’s UFC Fight Night Boston, one can’t ignore the lack of Dennis Siver promos released by the UFC. On the other hand, the UFC has released countless Conor McGregor promo videos (See that HERE, HERE, and HERE) to get fans hyped. Lorenzo Fertitta spoke about Siver’s presence in promo videos leading up...

Jan 2, 2015 10:19 am

White: ‘PPV’s not dead, Jones To Do 750k Buys’

UFC President Dana White plans on proving the UFC still has the power to draw. And after a terrible showing in 2014, the UFC boss plans on getting their ground back with the first show of 2015, Jones vs. DC. “I think this fight will do 750[k buys], that’s where I place the line. Everyone thinks...

Dec 30, 2014 4:01 pm

UFC Brings In New York Law Legal Team For Antitrust Defense

Today in a release, UFC officials announced they have retained the top New York-based Law Firm, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP. The firm will defend the promotion against the class-action anti-trust lawsuit filed against them by former fighters. Here’s the UFC’s official statement: We have built a popular business from modest beginnings by meeting the needs...

Dec 17, 2014 10:20 am

UFC Fighters React To UFC Lawsuit

Earlier this week we learned that three fighters have opted-in, in a lawsuit against the UFC. (More on that HERE) Now we have some reactions. This an a shakedown. #optedOUT — chael sonnen (@sonnench) December 16, 2014 It's on. — Nathan Quarry (@NateRockQuarry) December 16, 2014 PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MAN BEHIND THE [email protected]:...

Dec 7, 2014 10:47 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros react to Pettis’ win over Melendez

In the co-main event of UFC 181 last night, Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis scored a second round submission win over a very game Gilbert Melendez. Below is a compilation of fighter reactions to the submission. I'm fucking eating wheaties it's for every meal — russell doane (@RussellDoane135) December 7, 2014 Pettis is unreal! #UFC181 @Showtimepettis —...

Dec 4, 2014 8:11 am

UFC 181 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 2

On episode #2 of UFC 181 Embedded, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis muses on his upcoming fight and the big-city sights during a media day in New York City. Across the country, his challenger Gilbert Melendez makes his final preparations in San Francisco before boarding a flight to Las Vegas. Back in the Big Apple,...

Dec 3, 2014 9:50 am

UFC Rankings to determine fighters pay in new Reebok uniform program

Yesterday the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced it’s new “athlete outfitting policy” which is set for July 2015. Beginning in July, popular sports brand Reebok will serve as the exclusive worldwide outfitter for the world’s largest MMA promotion. Under the terms of the new deal, UFC champions will be paid at the highest level per fight...

Dec 2, 2014 11:46 am

UFC Fighters React To New Reebok Uniforms, Loss Of Sponsor Model

Popular UFC veterans have taken to twitter with their reactions to the end of the UFC sponsorship era. Here’s what they said: I like @ufc @danawhite uniform deal.just brings more legitimacy to MMA in theUFC.Just like NFL,NBA We all know UFC will have best uniform 2 — Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) December 2, 2014 I am...

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...

Nov 29, 2014 10:45 am

Fan Vote Shows Edgar Favored Over McGregor For Title Shot

Frankie “The Answer” Edgar wants his rematch against Jose Aldo, and according to this poll, you want the same. Check it: The numbers don't lie. I do it with my fighting not my talking. @ufc @danawhite @lorenzofertitta pic.twitter.com/PlaQULhlNG — Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) November 26, 2014 Were the McGregor fans properly heard?

Nov 26, 2014 10:02 am

‘I’ll have every UFC record, even GSP and BJ’s’

Former UFC lightweight champion, Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar is hunting down the record books. Oh, and a title shot. Check it: The numbers don't lie. I do it with my fighting not my talking. @ufc @danawhite @lorenzofertitta pic.twitter.com/PlaQULhlNG — Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) November 26, 2014 By my next fight I will have more time in...

Nov 25, 2014 3:16 pm

Frankie Edgar Asking For Aldo Headliner In Jersey

Former UFC lightweight champ, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar is on the cusp of a second shot at the UFC featherweight strap, and he knows it. The, soft-spoken veteran took to twitter with the following: Frankie edgar vs jose aldo @ufc @UFCONFOX April 18 main event in my backyard @danawhite @lorenzofertitta how does that sound? —...

Nov 19, 2014 9:18 am

GSP Unsure, But White Confident He’ll Return

While there is no word as to the certainty of the return of Georges St Pierre, UFC President Dana White is confident the former welterweight kingpin will return. GSP returned to training recently, stoking the flame of potential return talks. Dana White spoke to media members and fans at Monday’s ‘UFC: The Time is Now’...

Nov 19, 2014 8:03 am

Silva Says No Worries With Health Ahead Of Nick Diaz Bout

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC) says there should be no worries regarding his health heading in to his January 31st showdown with Nick Diaz at UFC 183. “The Spider” was hospitalized due to apparent back pain earlier this month in Brazil. However, after a quick observation from doctors, Silva was...

Nov 11, 2014 11:46 am

Loser’s Circle – The Weekend’s Losers React

Last weekend fight fans got to enjoy back-to-back UFC Fight Nights with UFC Fight Night 55, and Fight Night 56. In typical fashion, guys who fell short competitively, took to twitter with their immediate reactions. Here’s that list: Not my day at the office! Fuck this sport is crazy felt great going into the fight!...