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Sep 15, 2016 11:40 am

Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero set for UFC 205

The UFC 205 fight card is starting to take shape! Following several reports that former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, and top ranked middleweight Yoel Romero would fight on the card, MMAJunkie has confirmed that the fight has been finalized. While the UFC has yet to formally announce the bout, fight fans can likely expect...

Sep 14, 2016 1:15 pm

Donald Cerrone agrees to new opponent for UFC 205

With the UFC’s inaugural event at the Madison Square Garden, UFC 205, rapidly approaching on November 12th, fight fans have been anxiously awaiting announcements regarding fights which will take place on the card. The first bout announced by the UFC for the historic card was Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone. While MMA fans were quick...

Sep 10, 2016 1:35 pm

Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy official for UFC 205

With the UFC’s historic inaugural show at the Madison Square Garden on November 12th quickly approaching, reports regarding bouts for the highly anticipated event have begun to surface. While a matchup between former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and Donald Cerrone was one of the first fights set for the event, Lawler pulled out of...


Sep 8, 2016 7:33 am

Ronda Rousey tested by USADA for the first time in 6 months

As rumors regarding former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s return to the Octagon continue to surface, fans have only been able to speculate as to when the former champ will return to the Octagon. With UFC 205 in New York rapidly approaching, where Rousey was expected to make her return, UFC President Dana White...

Sep 8, 2016 7:10 am

McGregor vs GSP ‘off the table’ for UFC 205

A respected source within the MMA world squashed rumors that have been circulating of a potential superfight between former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre and Conor McGregor. Ariel Helwani tweeted that the fight was “off the table” in response to a question regarding the match-up, which had been rumored to take place at UFC 205 in New York...

Sep 3, 2016 7:58 am

PHOTO | Ronda Rousey looking in fight shape

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has been on an indefinite hiatus from the Octagon since being brutally knocked out at the hands of Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 193 back in November. While Rousey was initially expected to film several movies in Hollywood, and then return to the Octagon, the...

Aug 31, 2016 2:33 pm

Nate Diaz looks forward to meeting new UFC owners: They weren’t at UFC 202

With the UFC under new ownership, many are wondering what the response will be among fighters who have become used to working with the Fertitta brothers. Nate Diaz, who has always been outspoken in regards to feeling as though he isn’t treated the way he should, spoke on Chael Sonnen’s “You’re Welcome” podcast to discuss...

Aug 30, 2016 4:36 pm

Travis Browne gives update on Ronda Rousey’s mental game ahead of potential return

As time goes on, with no definite news in regards to when Ronda Rousey will return to the Octagon, many are wondering if a ‘Rousey return’ will ever happen. While Rousey was originally supposed to return in November, a year after her devastating knockout loss to Holly Holm, that date has continually been pushed back....

Aug 26, 2016 10:43 am

Nate Diaz pissed off with the UFC? Waiting for UFC ‘to see how obsessed I am’

When UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor had his first loss in the UFC against Nate Diaz at UFC 196, “The Notorious” was described as “obsessed” with getting a rematch to seek revenge. At UFC 202, McGregor was able to do just that when he was awarded a majority decision win after a five-round war. Now...

Aug 23, 2016 12:01 pm

Ronda Rousey won’t return at historic UFC 205 card in New York

It’s now been 9 months since former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey stepped into the Octagon. After being brutally knocked out by Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 193, Rousey’s began her indefinite hiatus from the Octagon. While the initial plan was for Rousey to film several movies in Hollywood before returning...

Aug 6, 2016 12:31 pm

Report: Another MMA promotion within reach of $1 billion valuation

With the recent news of the UFC being sold for $4 billion, it set the bar for the business of mixed martial arts promotional companies. Another MMA promotion company has a big price tag on it. Not quite as big as the UFC’s, but ONE Championship is reportedly “already within reach of a $1 billion...

Aug 3, 2016 9:07 am

Ray Sefo backs up Mark Hunt in regards to PED frustrations

UFC heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt has continued to make headlines following his UFC 200 scrap with Brock Lesnar last month, where he lost a unanimous decision. Following the fight, it was revealed that Lesnar had failed both an out-of-competition pre-fight drug test, as well as a fight night drug test. That didn’t sit too well...

Jul 21, 2016 12:56 pm

Dana White fires back at “dirtbag” Bob Arum

In the wake of the UFC being sold for $4 billion, Top Rank Boxing CEO Bob Arum decided to take the opportunity to criticize the UFC and it’s fighters for a string of failed drug tests. Prior to the event, Jon Jones was pulled from the card for a potential USADA anti-doping violation, and after...

Jul 15, 2016 9:53 am

Scott Coker: Bellator valuation goes up with UFC sale

In the wake of UFC 200, it was announced that the Fertitta brothers had sold the UFC for $4 billion to WME-IMG. With the sale, it was announced that UFC President Dana White would be staying on board, and even taking on a bigger role within the promotion. While the general consensus is that the...

Jul 12, 2016 2:12 pm

Report: Dana White’s new pay structure incentivized for net profits

UFC President Dana White is looking to make a lot of money with his new pay structure that was recently reported by ESPN. White, who owned 9% of the UFC is estimated to be getting around $360 million dollars in the $4 billion purchase of the UFC by WME-IMG. On top of that, ESPN reports...

Jul 12, 2016 2:10 am

UFC President Dana White talks about how his job changes with the sale of the UFC

UFC President Dana White will no longer have his good friend and partner Lorenzo Fertitta by his side while working on anything UFC for much longer. With WME | IMG’s $4 billion purchase of the UFC from Zuffa, Fertitta will be stepping down as CEO and White will continue working as the UFC President and...

Jul 11, 2016 10:37 am

MMA community reacts to the sale of the UFC

A new chapter in the book of sports started on Monday when the UFC released an official statement regarding the sale of the most prominent mixed martial arts promotion in the world. Zuffa also emailed the fighters on their roster a statement regarding the sale and the MMA community reacted in different ways. Here is...

Jul 11, 2016 10:13 am

Zuffa emails fighters to address the sale of the UFC

On Monday, the UFC released an official statement regarding the sale of the most prominent mixed martial arts promotion in the world. Zuffa also emailed the fighters on their roster a statement regarding the sale, which UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon posted on twitter. The full statement from the UFC to the fighters read: Dear Athletes,...

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...

Jul 11, 2016 1:10 am

Conor McGregor’s short statement on the sale of the UFC

Late Sunday, the big news of the sale of the UFC was released. UFC President Dana White acknowledged the sale to ESPN and said, “Sport is going to the next level.” UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor who recently commented on the sale of the UFC at the UFC 202 press conference reacted to the news...

Jul 11, 2016 12:46 am

UFC sold for $4 billion, Dana White says ‘Sport is going to the next level’

Late Sunday night, news of the sale of the UFC emerged once again and this time UFC President Dana White has acknowledged that the sale has taken place. KLAS reported that the new owners of the UFC include “WME (William Morris Endeavor), the internationally known talent agency, IMG (International Management Group) a global sports and...

Jul 9, 2016 9:29 am

Dana White: “Georges St-Pierre will not fight again”

The ongoing saga of former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre’s return continued this week. Ahead of UFC 200, there was much speculation as to whether or not St-Pierre would return to the Octagon for the historic event. While the UFC was reportedly trying to book St-Pierre to return to the Octagon, the former champ never returned....

Jul 7, 2016 2:09 am

MMA community reacts to Jon Jones’ potential USADA violation

Late Wednesday, the UFC announced that UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was pulled from the UFC 200 main event fight against champion Daniel Cormier for a “potential anti-doping policy violation.” With the UFC light heavyweight title fight just days away, everyone in the MMA community was shocked at the news. Here is how...

Jul 1, 2016 8:10 pm

Brock Lesnar was initially negotiating for fight at UFC 205

In the co-main event of UFC 200, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will make his highly anticipated UFC return against Mark Hunt after nearly 5 years away from the Octagon. The UFC announced Lesnar’s return during the broadcast of UFC 199, just over a month before his scheduled fight on July 9th at UFC...

Jun 28, 2016 8:18 am

Conor McGregor may seek equity if the UFC is sold

For months now, there have been lingering rumors as to whether or not the the Fertitta brothers were looking to sell the UFC. While initial reports stated that the UFC brass was extremely close to working out a deal, there have been conflicting reports since then as to whether or not the promotion will be...

Jun 22, 2016 9:02 am

Dana White gives big update on Ronda Rousey’s return

The MMA world has anxiously awaited the return of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey following her brutal KO loss at the hands of Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 193. Following the loss, a devastated Rousey headed to Hollywood to film several movies before she returned to the Octagon. While the...