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UFC Reneges on Promise, Rory MacDonald Won’t Get Next Welterweight Title Fight

Well, Christmas won’t be as merry around the Rory MacDonald (pictured) household this year. On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” it was reported MacDonald’s next dibs at the UFC welterweight title card has been revoked. This news comes two months after UFC president Dana White promised MacDonald would face the winner of the UFC 181 rematch between then-champ Johny...
Via 5thRound.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

CM Punk wanted to fight Chael Sonnen? Sonnen confirms rumor

The CM Punk saga continues. After a ton of feedback, good and bad, from UFC fighters regarding the signing of former WWE professional wrestler Phil “CM Punk” Brooks, there is a rumor that Brooks asked to fight former No. 1 contender Chael Sonnen in the Octagon first to prove his worth. That rumor originated from none other than Bellator star and former UFC champion Tito Ortiz...
Via Fight Hub TV
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lyoto Machida Big Favorite Over CB Dollaway at UFC Fight Night 58

The last fight the UFC will host in 2014 is a middleweight affair between Lyoto Machida (pictured) and CB Dollaway. The contest isn’t expected to be close. Machida is a whopping 6.5-1 odds-on favorite to blast the “The Doberman.” Dollaway, meanwhile, checks in as more than a 4-1 underdog. Machida will also be enjoying hometown advantage inside Jose Correa Arena in Barueri...
Via 5thRound.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three fighters file antitrust lawsuit against UFC

On Tuesday, Cung Le, Nate Quarry and Jon Fitch filed a lawsuit in San Jose, California against Zuffa LLC, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The suit alleges that the promotion holds a monopoly on the mixed martial arts market. Fitch and Quarry are retired former UFC fighters, while Le is still under contract with the company but says he has no intention...
Via Rumors and Rants
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones and Ronda Rousey land Reebok endorsement deals

Reebok announced on Tuesday that they have signed UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey to endorsement deals. The news comes on the heels of Reebok partnering with the UFC to become the exclusive clothing partner of the promotion with a new uniform policy kicking off in July 2015. Jones and Rousey will join the Reebok UFC team...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cung Le, Jon Fitch and Nate Quarry Spearhead Class Action Lawsuit Against UFC

Cung Le (pictured), Jon Fitch and Nate Quarry filed a multi-million-dollar class-action lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Jose against the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The trio are accusing the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion of illegally maintaining a monopoly by systematically eliminating competition...
Via 5thRound.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joe Rogan says he can’t fight CM Punk because he’d fail the drug test

Former WWE superstar CM Punk signed with the UFC recently and said he can’t wait for an opportunity to kick someone’s ass or have his ass kicked. One person who won’t be doing the ass kicking is legendary UFC commentator Joe Rogan. After Punk announced he had inked a deal with the UFC, lightweight fighter...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

TUF 20 Finale salaries: Charles Oliveira tops the list with $54,000

An inaugural UFC champion was crowned this past Friday as former Invicta FC champion Carla Esparza defeated Rose Namajunas to become the TUF 20 winner and UFC strawweight champion. Even with the outstanding achievement, the UFC debutant did not earn the highest base salary on the Las Vegas fight card; although she did go home with an additional $50k thanks in part to her “Performance...
Via Fight Hub TV
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor thinks CM Punk is afraid, questions his desire to be in UFC

When UFC signed former WWE star CM Punk to a contract earlier this month, it was only a matter of time before big name fighters in the organization gave their thoughts on the latest UFC ploy. UFC featherweight phenom Conor McGregor recently spoke to SevereMMA, and gave his thoughts on CM Punk. As usual, the Irishman did not pull any punches, noting his belief that CM Punk is afraid...
Via Fight Hub TV
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway viewing and schedule guide

Former UFC champion Lyoto Machida will look to re-insert his name into the title conversation when he faces Ultimate Fighter veteran CB Dollaway, looking to pick up the biggest win of his career when the two middleweights face off in the main event from Brazil this weekend. Machida is returning to action for the first time since losing to champion Chris Weidman in July, but the long...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz Warned To Get His Act Together Or Retire By Dana White

UFC President Dana White’s patience with controversial lightweight Nate Diaz appears to be wearing thin as the former title contender continues to cause problems while also slumping to his third loss in four fights this past weekend at UFC On FOX 13. “I think Nate is in this position where he needs to go home, heal up and decide what he wants to do,” White said at the UFC On...
Via Fight Of The Night
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Star Rips CM Punk, Says Signing Is Ridiculous

Not everyone is excited about CM Punk coming to the UFC. Punk has now become the target of one angry UFC fighter who believes that Punk’s UFC deal is making a complete mockery of the sport and guess what…he’s right.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC on FOX 13: Joe Riggs Nearly Jacks Up His Neck Trying to Slam Ben Saunders

Joe Riggs may want to move to Connecticut and get in to something safe like insurance. The man seems to have a knack for seriously messing himself up. A few months ago he accidentally shot himself in the thigh and hand and now in the Octagon Saturday night the man nearly breaks his neck.He later said he felt like he blew out a disc in his neck.via RedditRead more »
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Mitrione Earns TKO in First Round After Pounding Gabriel Gonzaga

Matt Mitrione has not had  fight go past the first round since he lost to Roy Nelson back in December 2012. Since than he has scored three knockouts via punches in four fights. So heading in to Saturday's fight against Gabriel Gonzaga many wondered if this would be another first round knock out or if this time there would be a second round.After being on the receiving end of this...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Joe Rogan be CM Punk's first opponent in UFC?

– WWE.com has posted a new video in which Cesaro reviews this year’s Slammy Awards. – Apparently there have been rumors that UFC announcer Joe Rogan would be CM Punk’s first opponent. As silly as thought sounds, Rogan actually mentioned the rumors on Twitter: @JoeLauzon @CMPunk @ufc I would break that drug test like a hammer hitting a carnival bell in a bugs bunny cartoon...
Via WZR Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Tito Ortiz Reacts To CM Punk’s UFC Signing

TMZ recently spoke with Tito Ortiz about the UFC’s decision to sign CM Punk. While he has his own problems with the promotion, he thinks it’s a good business decision. He added that the UFC wil make money off the signing. He also said that he plans on fighting for one more year and he wants to fight for the Bellator light heavyweight title. Unfortunately your browser does not...
Via WZR Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alistair Overeem Pounds the Daylights Out of Stefan Struve

Alistair Overeem looks like a big ole beast. If he says he is going to knock someone out in 30 seconds it is not hard to imagine him doing it. However, the big man had lost three of his last four fights heading in to Saturdays's UFC event in Phoenix. At the age of 34 he is getting close to becoming the 'old guy.'Against Stefen Struve he certainly showed there is plenty of fight left...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem KO’s Stefan Struve At UFC On FOX 13

Alistair Overeem quickly got the better of Stefan Struve tonight at UFC On FOX 13, taking him down and landing ground and pound for the TKO stoppage. Round One: Crazy size difference between the lanky Struve and Overeem. Overeem keeping his distance to start this one off. He suddenly goes in for takedown, then opts to stay in the clinch instead, pushing Struve against the cage...
Via Fight Of The Night
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Interim title adds significance to Dos Santos-Miocic heavyweight headliner

            Following a memorable main card that featured the final chapter of Robbie Lawler’s unlikely rise to the top of the welterweight division and the dominant return of lightweight king Anthony Pettis at last weekend’s UFC 181, nobody can blame fight fans for tempering their expectations before settling in to watch this weekend’s...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carla Esparza submits Rose Namajunas to become the 1st UFC women’s strawweight champ

The top 115 lb’er to enter the TUF 20 house leaves Las Vegas as a UFC champion tonight. Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza came into her title fight with “Thug” Rose Namajunas as an underdog even as the top seeded fighter in the 16-woman tournament. This can be credited to Namajunas finishing all three of her fights in the house via submission and showing a lot of flashy...
Via Fight Booth
5 days ago  |  Discuss

TUF 20: Finally the finals, Rose Namajunas versus Carla Esparza

The last few episodes of TUF 20 have been what the hardcore fight fans were expecting this season. There was a lot of drama during TUF 20 and a couple of lackluster fights. This led to some people being very turned off by the emphasis on the drama and the antics of the season. Some are afraid of how the women are being portrayed and that it is bad for them in the sport. I think for...
Via Fight Booth
6 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fighter Tom Lawlor Talks Fighting, CM Punk, Watching Wrestling and Burgers

“Filthy” Tom Lawlor is back on the podcast to talk about, well, everything! Tom and Brian discuss the latest UFC shows including the UFF Fight Night in Australia which he was at, his reaction to CM Punk signing with the company, if he has asked for that fight, working for Ring of Honor earlier this year, if he still hopes to do pro wrestling, his current health, when he might...
Via Between The Ropes
7 days ago  |  Discuss

TUF 20: Esparza-Namajunas set for UFC world title

What started as 16 has now come down to two. Carla Esparza never lost her Invicta FC strawweight title. She was forced to relinquish it when she was asked to enter the UFC to compete in a tournament for what would be considered by most quite the upgrade –  a shot at the inaugural UFC 115 lbs strap. And she came into the TUF 20 house with a target on her back. That didn’t stop...
Via Fight Booth
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gina Carano and boyfriend Henry Cavill break up again

Gina Carano and boyfriend Henry Cavill have broken up once again, meaning their on-again off-again relationship seems to be off for the time being. Carano, the ex-MMA fighter-turned-actor, began dating the “Man of Steel” star in 2012 (they made their first public appearance together in Jan. 2013). The two broke up last summer but got...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

CM Punk signs with UFC, expects to debut in 2015

CM Punk is following in Brock Lesnar’s footsteps and will be transitioning from professional wrestling to the UFC. The UFC announced during Saturday’s UFC 181 pay-per-view event that it has signed Punk, real name Phil Brooks, who previously was a WWE Superstar. “It’s awesome to be here,” Punk said in an interview with UFC commentator...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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