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Jul 3, 2014 2:51 pm

White Silences Critics: Business Has Never Been Better

UFC President Dana White spoke to Yahoo! Sports recently about the current state of the UFC, and how the business is doing exceptional, regardless of what the fans think. The UFC took some criticism after it was reported that UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov did under 250,000 PPV buys. Dana White commented on the event...

Jul 3, 2014 8:53 am

Takanori Gomi vs. Myles Jury Added To Fight Night 52

FOXSports.com has reported that UFC Fight Night 52, which will serve as the UFC’s return to Japan, will now play host to Takanori Gomi vs. Myles Jury, however no contracts have been signed. Myles Jury had been making a strong play to get a fight with Nate Diaz, however when Diaz didn’t go for it,...

Jun 30, 2014 2:26 pm

Bas Rutten: ‘Wanderlei Silva Has Forever Tarnished His Legacy’

“What is happening lately to him, it’s a shame. This is going to be a tarnish on his career. I talked about it on ‘Inside MMA’ last Friday with Dana White, I was at the offices, at the UFC offices, and you know it’s true. With the athletic commission, once you walk out while you...

Jun 26, 2014 11:00 am

PHOTO | Roy Nelson Trains With Sumo Wrestlers

Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson is taking in the arts while in Japan. The Caption Reads, How [email protected] for#UFCFightNight in Japan? By training alongside Japanese sumo wrestlers, of course! #UFCJapan


Jun 21, 2014 11:33 am

White: Wanderlei And Sonnen Are ‘Basically Ruined’ After Drug Testing Fiasco

“You’re basically ruined. Chael Sonnen had to retire. You know how much money he could have made in MMA and UFC?” “I’m pretty confident they’re going to bury him deep. I don’t know what else you could do to him, other than stone them and beat them with sticks. Financially, they’ll be destroyed with sponsors,...

Jun 20, 2014 12:57 pm

Jacare Souza Wants Title Fight After Mousasi Rematch

Gegard Mousasi and Jacare Souza first squared off in Japan in the DREAM middleweight tournament final. Mousasi was able to finish the fight after an up-kick halted the attack of Souza, ending the fight in its tracks. With a new fight set between the two, Jacare is not only eyeing a chance at redemption, but...

Jun 19, 2014 3:00 pm

Promotion Opens Up 300lb. Weight Class For Tim Sylvia

New England Fights Mixed Martial Arts (NEF MMA), the Northeast’s premier mixed martial arts promotion, returns to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine on September 6, 2014 with a bell time of 7:00 pm. The main event of the evening will feature former two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) World Heavyweight Champion Tim “The Maine-iac”...

Jun 18, 2014 9:52 am

Rampage Jackson Hints At Retirement

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion and action movie star, Rampage Jackson is hinting at retirement. The MMA superstar took to his instagram to vent his frustrations with the sport: “The1st time Chuck and I fought was in Japan. Pride reps asked me 2 give him a good beating even tho I had 2 fights that night....

Jun 16, 2014 12:01 pm

Ray Sefo Plans Global Expansion For WSOF

Former Kickboxer and now President of World Series of Fighting ‘Sugar’ Ray Sefo joined a media conference call to discuss the future of his promotion. During the call MMAmania.com asked Sefo about global expansions for WSOF. “From day one, we said we were going to go globally. We have done that already. The August event...

Jun 1, 2014 10:32 am

Exclusive: Phil Baroni talks returning to MMA as a lightweight, Penn vs. Edgar 3 and More!

Former UFC fighter and MMA veteran, Phil Baroni, is getting set to return to the cage this time as a lightweight. The news is pretty remarkable considering the “New York Bad Ass” was last seen leaving on a stretcher from May 2013’s “ONE FC: Rise To Power” event, after he suffered a gruesome injury in the opening round of his...

May 28, 2014 5:05 am

WSOF Extends NBC Deal, Will Put Fights On ‘Big NBC’

NBC Sports Group and World Series of Fighting (WSOF) have reached a multi-year agreement extending and broadening NBCSG’s exclusive rights to televise the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion’s events through 2017, it was announced today. The multi-year renewal extends the partnership, which began with World Series of Fighting’s debut in November 2012, and includes...

May 16, 2014 10:30 am

BATTLE OF THE BELLIES – Hunt Favors Roy Nelson As Next Opponent

Mark Hunt said that he’s ready to go and he’s already eyeing another big, bad, heavyweight. Last week on UFC Tonight, the idea that Mark Hunt could be facing Roy “Big Country” Nelson in Japan was put out, suggesting that everyone was just waiting on a clear bill of health from both fighters (both are...

May 16, 2014 10:27 am

Tito Ortiz Supports Idea of Union for Fighters

The words “Tito Ortiz” and “soft spoken” are rarely ever in a sentence together, and as you can guess (especially with a new fight just on the horizon) he has a lot to say to the media about the UFC and the sport. Tito took time out this week to speak with Middle Easy about...

Apr 28, 2014 10:45 am

PHOTO | Gomi & Vallie-Flagg Pose Post-Fight

Japanese MMA Legend, Takanori Gomi returned to action last Saturday during the UFC 172 preliminary card. Live on FOX Sports 1, the two lightweights engaged in what would be the ‘Fight of the Night’ earning bout that saw Gomi get his hand raised via unanimous decision. After the fight, Vallie Flagg sent out the following:...

Apr 10, 2014 7:59 am

Big Nog Calls His Pride Days the ‘Apex’ of His Career

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is one of the biggest legends in the sport of MMA. He’s a talented striker with an intimidating ground game and an admirable sense of sportsmanship. At 37 years old, Big Nog is coming towards the close of a long and lucrative fighting career, but he holds fond memories of his days...

Apr 7, 2014 3:24 pm

What Happens To Jake Shields Now?

Former title-contender Jake Shields was released by the UFC on Monday, putting an end to a four-year stint with the promotion that spanned eight fights. Shields, an ex-Strikeforce and EliteXC champion, shouldn’t have much trouble landing work with another MMA promotion, and maybe it’s for the better. Sure, competing in the UFC – at least...

Mar 31, 2014 9:24 am

World Series of Fighting Launches Summer Schedule

  The World Series of Fighting (WSOF), following WSOF 9, which aired last Saturday, has begun preparations for their summer schedule. WSOF 10, scheduled for June 10th, will showcase two title bouts as Georgi Karakhanyan faces Rick Glenn for the featherweight championship. Meanwhile, David Branch will face off against Jesse Taylor for the inaugural middleweight...

Mar 20, 2014 9:55 pm

GSP Still Contemplating Anderson Silva Superfight

“There were conversations before but they were talking about me going up at 185. I weigh 190 pounds, the guy weighs 230 pounds when he is off season. I’m 190 pounds off season. Right now I’m 195 at maximum. My friends saw him and he is now 230, 235. I know people who know him....

Mar 4, 2014 10:10 pm

Chael Sonnen On The TRT Ban: “We finally have some clarity”

Hey remember when the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned TRT and everyone went nuts? Yes, the internet exploded with reactions and news stories about other commissions following the ruling and the UFC saying that they were also banning TRT. Then we had the big news that Vitor Belfort was no longer fighting for the title...

Mar 4, 2014 9:14 pm

Chael Sonnen Says Wanderlei Has Not Signed The Contract Yet

The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3, featuring Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, is set to air on UFC Fight Pass starting March 9. A lot of news has been making the rounds before the show’s first episode has even aired, most notably the huge brawl between the coaches, teased in the trailer for the upcoming season....

Mar 4, 2014 10:32 am

Okami Set For WSOF Debut On March 29

Perennially top-ranked middleweight Yushin “Thunder” Okami (29-8) makes his World Series of Fighting debut on March 29, as he battles Svetlozar Savov (12-4) on the NBCSN-broadcast main card of “World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares.” Additionally, a featherweight matchup between Brenson Hansen (5-2) and Boostayre “Bullit” Nefarios (2-1) has also been added to...

Feb 27, 2014 6:15 pm

White On TRT Ban: ‘We Follow Nevada’

After today’s announcement of the ground breaking decision by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to ban testosterone replacement therapy outright, Brett Okamoto, of ESPN, reached out to UFC president Dana White via Twitter and received the following reply: “Dana White via text: It’s a great day in the sport! I applaud NSAC. TRT needed to...

Feb 22, 2014 9:31 am

Mark Hunt Wants To Rematch Alistair Overeem

The last time that Mark Hunt took on Alistair Overeem, Alistair was able to best the “Super Samoan” via first round key lock submission back during their days with the “Dream” fighting organization. Now, as Hunt is coming off an immediate classic in his bout against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, it appears that Hunt is looking...

Feb 10, 2014 4:57 am

Looking Beyond the Numbers of Fighter Pay

When Robert “Bubba” McDaniel accidentally tweeted how much money he made fighting last year, he inadvertently brought up what is probably the most common discussion in regards to fighter pay; the numbers. McDaniel tweeted that he made $33,200 fighting last year, which is a figure that raises some eyebrows. The median US income was $27,519.10...

Feb 5, 2014 11:44 am

Joe Lauzon: A $15k purse doesn’t leave much money after

UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon recently held a Q&A on Reddit, where he explained how a $15k fight-purse doesn’t leave him with much money after expenses. His words: “Lots of variables. Sometimes coaches get paid on a percentage, some are flat fees. Flights vary quite a bit in price… when I fly to Vegas its like...

Feb 4, 2014 11:56 am

Joe Lauzon On Fighter Pay, Nate Diaz, And Cake

  Joe Lauzon has been doing AMAs (Ask Me Anything) for almost 5 years now, which has provided some fairly interesting questions and candid answers from the UFC lightweight. Lauzon took part in his most recent AMA on Monday morning, and had some things to say about the topics of fighter pay, Nate Diaz, and some insight into...

Jan 30, 2014 1:01 pm

Bellator MMA interested in signing Phillip Brooks (CM Punk)

Ever since an interview last week with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani, the MMA world has been a buzz in regards to Phillip Brooks’ (CM Punk) possible transition from pro-wrestling to MMA. News then broke that ‘Punk’ had opted not to resign with his former employer the WWE. Which was then followed by some interesting statements...