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Dec 16, 2015 11:16 am

Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor: Is he worth the millions?

Lorenzo Fertitta is a entrepreneur that has a vision.  Back in 2001 Dana White called up his old childhood buddy about an investment deal and the rest is history.   Having the ability to visualize the “what if” scenarios and orchestrate the master plan according as planned is a feat not just for the organization,...

Dec 12, 2015 9:16 am

PHOTO | Fabricio Werdum signs 7 figure deal with the UFC

UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has gone undefeated since returning to the UFC back in 2012. Werdum has gone on a 6-fight win streak that has seen him finish all but one fight, claimed the UFC interim heavyweight championship, and even unified the heavyweight championship and the interim heavyweight championship by defeating Cain Velasquez. Werdum...

Dec 3, 2015 1:00 pm

Dana White CONFIRMS Rousey will get immediate rematch

Since Holly Holm demolished Ronda Rousey en route to a 2nd round KO win at UFC 193 to claim the UFC women’s bantamweight championship last month, there has been much speculation as to whether or not Ronda Rousey should get an immediate rematch given how dominant of a performance Holly Holm put on. UFC President...

Nov 30, 2015 12:18 pm

McGregor to Jon Jones: “Once a champ, always a champ”

The man who is set to face Jose “Scarface” Aldo Jr. at UFC 194 is known for his bold, in your face abrasiveness that makes you want to root against him or for him. That part of the “bigger than life” persona that fans around the world are intrigued with or outright turned off by...

Nov 17, 2015 11:39 am

Floyd Mayweather Jr. extends offer to help Ronda Rousey with her boxing

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s recognition of former UFC champion Ronda Rousey has taken a big shift. The two who have had a history of criticizing one another in the media, but that seems to be taking a shift in the other direction, at least from Mayweather’s end. The undefeated retired boxing superstar first defended Rousey after her...

Nov 11, 2015 6:08 pm

Lorenzo Ferita buys Jose Aldo protective training vest ahead of UFC 194

UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta isn’t taking any chances when it comes to having UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo withdraw from UFC 194 with another rib injury. The UFC boss bought Jose Aldo 2 shirts with rib padding according to Aldo’s wife, who gave the scoop to Combate. “Lorenzo gave two shirts for him with protection...

Nov 10, 2015 8:39 am

Dana White gives the ‘OK’ to Daniel Cormier’s break from fighting

Last month UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier revealed that he would like to take the remainder of 2015 off after having such a busy year. With former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones being reinstated by the UFC, many were unsure how the UFC would feel about DC wanting to take the rest of...

Nov 5, 2015 7:00 am

Urijah Faber fires Dana White and takes his seat as UFC President

After weeks of back & forth banter on IG I've decided to fire @danawhiteufc and take over @ufc. @lorenzofertitta what do u wanna do next?…. I have some ideas. A photo posted by Urijah Faber (@urijahfaber) on Nov 4, 2015 at 5:19pm PST UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber just took a huge step in the ladder...

Oct 23, 2015 9:24 am

BREAKING: Jon Jones formally reinstated by the UFC

News broke Friday morning that former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been formally reinstated by the UFC. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta issued a statement through UFC.com about Jones reinstatement. “We’ve made it clear to Jon that this new opportunity to compete in UFC is a privilege and not a right, and that there...

Oct 21, 2015 12:06 pm

Ben Rothwell gone fishing for a former UFC heavyweight champion opponent

UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell is hungry to get back in the cage after his scheduled co-main event fight at UFC Fight Night Dublin was canceled. Rothwell’s opponent, Stipe Miocic pulled out of the fight due to injury. Rothwell took to Twitter to campaign for an opponent calling out former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. Jan...

Oct 20, 2015 10:53 am

UFC Heavyweight Soa Palelei announces retirement

38-year-old Soa Palelei announced his retirement via Twitter on Monday. The UFC heavyweight from Australia announced his time spent fighting in the ring are done, but his involvement with MMA will continue as he hopes to help the sport grow. The announcement comes on the heels of Palelei being removed from the UFC’s active roster...

Oct 20, 2015 9:51 am

Gustafsson: ‘I do not want to be a journeyman’

Two-time UFC light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson does not want to become a journeyman in the sport of mixed martial arts. “The Mauler” recently spoke with Swedish news outlet Allehanda, where he stated that he will continue to fight as long as he has the potential to be the best. His words (transcribed by...

Oct 19, 2015 1:52 pm

“Cowboy” Cerrone: Dana White wouldn’t let me move to 170 pounds

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is one of the more popular fighters to ever step foot in the octagon and it’s with good reason; He is willing and able to take on a fight at a moment’s notice no matter who the caliber of opponent. When Khabib Nurmagomedov was forced to pull out of their high-profile fight...

Oct 19, 2015 10:43 am

White and Fertita commission Ronda Rousey mural in Venice Beach

Venice Beach is a very unique stretch to walk through in California. From Muscle Beach to the murals seen all over the neighborhood, Venice is also home to UFC champion Rounda Rousey. New mural of @RondaRousey in Venice Beach. Brilliant work by Brazilian artists @bicicrasemfreio #RouseyRevolution pic.twitter.com/2caBpMwSYy — Brian Hawkins (@Brian_Hawkins) October 10, 2015 UFC...

Oct 17, 2015 10:58 am

Hendricks discusses botched weight cut: “I don’t know everything”

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks made headlines recently for a botched weight cut ahead of UFC 192 that left him in the hospital with a kidney stone and intestinal blockage. The weight cut was enough for many fans to call for Hendricks to move up to middleweight, however given that Hendricks would be outsized...

Oct 10, 2015 10:27 am

McGregor: I’m negotiating a $100,000,000 contract

UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor plans to make the big buck, or rather, even bigger bucks, when he negotiates his next UFC contract. The Irishmen told The MMA Hour that he plans on earning upwards of over $100M. I mean at this point it really wouldn’t be crazy to think that he’d be able...