517 Search Results for fertitta

Apr 14, 2016 8:36 am

VIDEO | New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signs bill legalizing MMA

#MMA2NY is OFFICIAL!!! pic.twitter.com/qY86hnszy6 — UFC (@ufc) April 14, 2016 Earlier today New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill officially legalizing MMA in New York, 19 years after it was banned in The Empire State. The UFC then proceeded to announce its inaugural event in New York at the Madison Square Garden on November...

Apr 6, 2016 8:19 am

Rafael dos Anjos offers to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov

Late Tuesday evening, news broke that Tony Ferguson was injured and would no longer be able to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC on FOX 19 on April 16th in Tampa Florida. While it didn’t take long for fan favorite fighter Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone to offer to fill-in on short notice to fight Khabib, UFC lightweight...

Apr 2, 2016 3:22 pm

Daniel Cormier releases first statement on UFC 197 withdrawal

Thursday evening news broke that Daniel Cormier had injured his knee in training and would no longer be able to compete in his scheduled UFC 197 title defense on April 23rd against Jon Jones. Surprisingly, Jon Jones wished DC a speedy recovery, and it is expected that the pair will meet in the future when...

Mar 26, 2016 10:29 pm

Alistair Overeem wants title shot with win over Andrei Arlovski

As we approach the UFC’s first event in Holland on May 8th, Alistair Overeem believes he deserves a title fight with a win over his teammate Andrei Arlovski. Overeem is currently riding a 3-fight win streak that has seen him defeat Stefan Struve, Roy Nelson, and Junior dos Santos. A win over Arlovski would not...


Mar 25, 2016 10:29 pm

UFC hoping to bring MMA to the Olympics

While at one point in time MMA was regarded as ‘barbaric’ given the lack of rules, earlier this month New York became the final state to fully legalize MMA. With MMA now legal in all 50 states, the UFC is eyeing the most prestigious platform in all of sports, the Olympic Games. UFC CEO Lorenzo...

Mar 23, 2016 3:32 pm

VIDEO | Chris Weidman talks MMA in NY, rematch with Luke Rockhold

It was revealed on Tuesday evening that a bill had been passed in New York that moved MMA one step closer to being fully legalized. The bill now moves to the desk of New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who has expressed his interest to sign it in the past. Needless to say, this was a...

Mar 23, 2016 1:57 am

Thrilled members from the MMA community react to New York’s MMA legalization

Tuesday was a historic day for sports. New York was the last state in the U.S. to have MMA outlawed, and the process to have that changed started on Tuesday when a bill to change the laws and regulate MMA in New York passed with a 113-25 vote. The bill now awaits the governer’s signature...

Mar 22, 2016 8:29 pm

VIDEO | Dave Sholler celebrates legalization of MMA in New York

Early Tuesday afternoon it was revealed that a bill was passed by a New York assembly that moved MMA one step closer towards legalization in New York. While the bill now moves to the desk of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, he has expressed his desire to sign the bill, and make MMA fully legalized...

Mar 22, 2016 4:30 pm

New York assembly passes bill legalizing MMA

News broke early Tuesday afternoon that a New York State Assembly passed a bill that would see MMA legalized in New York. The vote count was 113-25 according to MMAFighting. The bill now moves to the desk of Governor Andrew Cuomo, who will reportedly sign the bill without issues. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta spoke on...

Mar 18, 2016 9:00 am

TJ Dillashaw “pretty pissed” Urijah Faber got title shot

After Dominick Cruz returned to the Octagon in January, and defeated T.J. Dillashaw to reclaim the UFC bantamweight championship he never lost, there was much speculation as to whether Dillashaw would be getting an immediate rematch given how close the fight was. After the bantamweight championship was wrapped around Cruz’s waist, it didn’t take long...

Mar 12, 2016 4:53 pm

Frankie Edgar has a strong message for the UFC and Conor McGregor

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar (20-4-1 MMA) has been campaigning for a shot at current featherweight title holder Conor McGregor for some time now. “The Answer” stepped his game up to another level this past Thursday when he posted this video targeting the Irish superstar. Frankie recently took to Twitter where he demanded that...

Mar 9, 2016 8:50 am

Dana White blames Holly Holm’s Manager

Dana White is not upset after losing arguably the biggest PPV event ever for the UFC later this year with the rematch of Holm v Rousey. He has expressed that he feels sorry for Holly Holm but not for the reason you think. He doesn’t feel bad she lost only that she doesn’t know how...

Mar 7, 2016 12:35 am

Jose Aldo to Frankie Edgar: ‘you don’t have any right to ask for a title shot yet’

Jose Aldo has made it known since UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor lost on Saturday night that he wants McGregor next for a shot to regain the featherweight title. Aldo posted a message addressing fellow featherweight contender Frankie Edgar and his campaign to fight McGregor for the featherweight title. Aldo posted the following statement captioned...

Mar 4, 2016 7:28 am

‘I hate’ the ‘business side’ of Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate- Dana White

UFC President Dana White joked with UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta should have is promoters license pulled if they didn’t book and immediate rematch between Holly Holm and Ronda Rousey. Holm v Tate for UFC 196 was booked anyway. White is not necessarily happy about it. White said Thursday on The Jim Rome Show “I’ll tell you this,...

Feb 23, 2016 10:19 am

MMA world reacts to Rafael dos Anjos pulling out of UFC 196

Tuesday morning news surfaced that Rafael dos Anjos had broken his foot and would be unable to defend his UFC lightweight championship against Conor McGregor at UFC 196 on March 5th. As can be expected with less than 2 weeks before fight night, the UFC began to scramble to find a replacement opponent for McGregor....

Feb 23, 2016 7:44 am

Anthony Pettis offers to fight Conor McGregor at UFC 196

Early Tuesday morning it was revealed that UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos had withdrawn from his UFC 196 lightweight title fight with featherweight champion Conor McGregor on March 5th. Immediately there was speculation as to who would step in on short notice to fight McGregor and save the main event. While Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone,...

Feb 19, 2016 7:54 am

Ronda Rousey surprised with happiness away from fighting – will she return?

While Ronda Rousey has stated several times since her UFC 193 KO loss to Holly Holm that she would be returning to the Octagon for a rematch with Holm after filming several movies, the former champ has been surprisingly happy away from fighting. While the UFC brass wanted to see Holm vs. Rousey II at...

Feb 19, 2016 2:14 am

Ronda Rousey posted a photoshopped image slimming her arms

Fans and critics seem to know Ronda Rousey better than she knows herself, at times. The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion posted a photo from her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to her Instagram account. Some fans and critics made a few comments that Rousey looked like she had gotten skinnier. Apparently...

Feb 17, 2016 10:14 am

Video: Best and Worst MMA Companies

The landscape of MMA is starting to take a slightly different shape as sponsorship dollars and fighter pay are becoming more determining factors for potential “free agents” to test the waters. Without question we know who the number one organization in the world is, however, with Bellator signing big names and former champions you know...

Feb 11, 2016 1:03 pm

Urijah Faber sends a staggering message to Dominick Cruz and the UFC

Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber sent a loud a clear message to the UFC and UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz on Thursday. Cruz who is coming off a win to regain the UFC bantamweight title over T.J. Dillashaw has said that he likes the rubber match with Faber and will “gift” him the fight....

Feb 11, 2016 10:37 am

PHOTOS | Ronda Rousey back training following UFC 193 loss

After Ronda Rousey’s devastating UFC 193 loss to Holly Holm that left the former champ with quite a few injuries there was much speculation as to whether or not Rousey would return to the Octagon. After a brief period of silence, Rousey revealed that she would be returning to the Octagon after filming several movies...

Feb 11, 2016 8:14 am

Miesha Tate explains how Ronda Rousey “mentally beat herself” against Holly Holm

At UFC 194 Holly Holm put on a nearly flawless performance against Ronda Rousey topped off with a 2nd round KO to claim the UFC women’s bantamweight championship. While the UFC brass would have liked Holm and Rousey to have their highly anticipated rematch at UFC 200 in July, Rousey’s busy film schedule won’t give...

Feb 9, 2016 8:08 am

Coach believes Miesha Tate can outstrike Holly Holm

At UFC 193 Holly Holm proved to MMA fans that her striking is a thing to be feared. While Holm’s credentials in the kickboxing and boxing worlds are nothing to scoff at, many were curious to see how Holm dealt with an experienced grappler such as Rousey. Of course as everyone knows by now, Holm...

Feb 5, 2016 1:01 am

Dana White talking with Jose Aldo about featherweight title fight?

UFC President Dana White does what he wants and can change his mind at the drop of a dime. News coming from Brazil is giving Jose Aldo fans and supporters a lot to be happy about. ESPN Brazil spoke exclusively with White on Aldo’s next fight (via Google Translate). “I love Jose (Aldo). I’ll call...

Feb 4, 2016 11:08 am

WATCH! Is Dana White afraid he will lose Ronda Rousey to acting?

UFC President Dana White appeared recently on FS1 talking with Katie Nolan about Ronda Rousey and her future. The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion has taken a break from fighting in the UFC and is currently in the middle of filming for upcoming Hollywood movies. White spoke with Nolan on Rousey and her acting career,...

Feb 3, 2016 9:27 am

WATCH! Jon Jones picks Conor McGregor vs. Rafael dos Anjos winner

On March 5th at UFC 196 Rafael dos Anjos puts his UFC lightweight championship on the line as Conor McGregor moves up to lightweight for his first fight. Ahead of the fight, many fans and fighters are split down the middle when it comes to who will win the highly anticipated scrap. In the video...

Feb 2, 2016 10:59 am

Is Benson Henderson looking to take lead on a fighter’s union with move to Bellator?

“I also want to be a trailblazer for the betterment of fighters,” said former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson in an ESPN interview. “Smooth,” who announced his decision to sign with the Bellator MMA fight promotion on Monday spoke with ESPN on what prompted him to opt for Bellator. “Bellator is open to a fighters...