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MMA fight schedule for January 2015

Now that the new year is right around the corner and we’re quickly closing in on the first major MMA event of 2015, it’s the perfect time to take a look at January’s schedule and a few of the fights that octagon junkies can look forward to during the next four weeks. On January 3rd, the sport’s leading promotion will be looking to start the new year on a high note when 205...
Via Sports-Glory
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Dana White Denies Recent Talks with Brock Lesnar

We noted recently via The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE officials were working with the idea that current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar will likely be returning to UFC once his current deal expires shortly after WrestleMania 31.MMAJunkie.com reports that UFC President Dana White told them that he has not talked to Lesnar. Apparently there has been no progress...
Via AllWrestlingNews.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: WWE officials believe a Lesnar UFC return to be imminent

More info has surfaced on Brock Lesnar’s future and it comes from Dave Meltzer and company over at F4Wonline (sign up here). According to Meltzer, the belief within the WWE is that Lesnar will be returning to mixed martial arts after his current contractruns out. A combination of the former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE world heavyweight champion showing up much lighter...
Via Fight Booth
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Bellator ring girl Jade Bryce is officially the hottest free agent on the market

Bellator has decided that they will no longer need the services of ring card engineer Jade Bryce. The well known humanitarian and pizza lover announced that she had been released by the promotion on multiple social media accounts earlier today. Here’s what she had to say: Super sad to announce that I am no longer with Bellator. They have chosen to go in a different direction for...
Via Fight Booth
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

UFC 182 features pair of big-name battles

Now that MMA’s leading promotion has closed the books on an eventful year that saw the sport’s popularity reach an all-time high, fight fans can turn their collective attention towards UFC 182 and a main card featuring a five-round war between light heavyweight champ Jon Jones and top-ranked contender Daniel Cormier on January 3rd. Initially scheduled for UFC 172 in September...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jose Aldo Shows Off Soccer Tricks At Brazilian Charity Match

Jose Aldo was one of the sporting stars on show at a charity soccer match this week and despite going up against some of the best football players in the world like Neymar he was able to pull off an audacious ‘rainbow flick’ over the top of his opponents head. Aldo’s love for soccer is well known and he played at a competitive level as a youth before turning to mixed martial...
Via Fight Of The Night
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UFC 182 Free Fight: Donald Cerrone finishes Jim Miller

It is not very often you see a fighter win a bout twice in a span of a few minutes, but earlier this year Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone essentially completed that task against Jim Miller. During the main event bout this past July, Cerrone rocked Miller early on in the second round with a brutal body kick. Just as Cerrone went in for the finish, referee Dan Miragliotta called a stop...
Via Fight Hub TV
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UFC 182 Free Fight: Myles Jury knocks out Takanori Gomi

Undefeated lightweight contender Myles “Fury” Jury is out to prove he is one of the best 155 pound fighters in the world next Saturday night as he takes on the streaking Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the co-main event of UFC 182. Jury is 6-0 inside the Octagon, and is improving vastly each time out. In his last performance, Jury knocked out former PRIDE champion Takanori Gomi...
Via Fight Hub TV
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MMA Company Reaches Out to Brock Lesnar

Bellator President Scott Coker confirmed to MMAFighting.com that they have reached out to Brock Lesnar. Coker said that there haven’t been any negotiations, and that it was more of their was of “saying hello” and that they are interested in signing him.“There hasn’t been any serious dialogue,” Coker said. “But when the time comes to have serious dialogue, we’ll be...
Via AllWrestlingNews.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Four More Fighters Join In UFC Lawsuit

During the past week four more ex-UFC fighters have filed a class action anti-trust lawsuit against the promotions parent company, Zuffa. Joining the original lawsuit which was fronted by Cung Le, Nate Quarry and Jon Fitch are Dennis Hallman and Javier Vasquez followed by Brandon Vera and Pablo Garza. The two pairs of fighters have filed their own separate lawsuits, but they are...
Via Fight Of The Night
2 days ago  |  Discuss

CM Punk’s MMA Training Camp Revealed – Details

CM Punk has chosen Roufusport for his MMA training team. Roufusport is home to Ben Askren, Alan Belcher and Anthony Pettis, among others. According to Front Row Brian (a legit MMA reporter), Punk will begin training on January 5th. —BREAKING— @CMPunk will begin training at @Roufusport in Milwaukee January 5th. #ItsClobberingTime — FrontRowBrian® (@FrontRowBrian) December...
Via WZR Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MMA News: Bas Rutten Talks On If UFC Signing CM Punk Was A Good Thing, Advice For Punk

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion “El Guapo” Bas Rutten recently talked with Submission Radio on CM Punk’s signing with UFC and if he thinks it is a good thing. During the interview he also gave some advice to Punk in his new career. Here are the highlights:   If Bas believes CM Punk’s signing to UFC is a good thing:“Yeah I truly believe it’s a great thing, and you know...
Via Wrestling News Depot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How stupid does Dana White and the UFC think we are as fans?

Look, this is going to be a bit of a written rant. It is probably going violate most rules of journalistic writing. So, if you like that sort of thing or just want something different continue to read on. If not, thanks for the visit we appreciate the click and either way enjoy the rest of your day. If you think I am an idiot let me know on Twitter or in the comment section. If you...
Via Fight Booth
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Check out this hilariously inappropriate Ronda Rousey trading card

If you are a fan of MMA and trading cards, Topps has you covered with the best UFC cards on the market. From fighter-worn memorabilia to autographs, Topps has got it all. One specific Topps card made the rounds on social media yesterday, but not for the reason Topps would hope. Take a gander at this autographed Ronda Rousey card: The card is supposed to say “1st in her class...
Via Fight Hub TV
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC champ Jon Jones gets 'Jeopardy' gameshow mention

It's always fun to see when MMA fighters get any small recognition in the mainstream. Ronda Rousey in movies like Entourage, for example, make us smile because we see how far the sport has come since it's banned from cable and most states days. So, it was pretty cool to see UFC champ Jon Jones' name get used in a question on the gameshow, Jeopardy, recently (video above). What wasn...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

'Cowboy' Cerrone to Anthony Pettis: "I'll see you again"

As UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was gearing up for his return to the Octagon a few weeks ago at UFC 182 he was doing his best to remind everybody watching why he was not only the best 155-pounder on the planet, but also the most lethal. Sitting out for over a year seemed to leave a foggy impression in some people's minds, so Pettis touted a few of his more infamous wins...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rousey in 'Entourage' trailer

The trailer for the long-anticipated “Entourage” movie is finally here. The trailer, unfortunately for Patriots fans, doesn’t feature Tom Brady, but one big-name athlete does make an appearance. UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is featured heavily in the two-minute, 30-second preview, and is in a scene where she steps into the octagon with Turtle. Mark Wahlberg confirmed that TB12...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Renan Barao Benefits From Latest Slew of UFC Injuries

As unfortunate as it may sound, a winner did emerge Monday after UFC bantamweight contenders Dominick Cruz and Raphael Assuncao announced they had come down with injuries within minutes of each other. With Cruz (#2 ranked bantamweight) and Assuncao (#4) riding the pine for the foreseeable future, Renan Barao (pictured) is now the UFC’s best option as champion TJ Dillashaw...
Via 5thRound.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raphael Assuncao Suffers Broken Ankle In Training

Raphael Assuncao has become the second major UFC bantamweight star to suffer an injury in the space of 24 hours. Assuncao, who’s on an impressive seven fight winning streak in the Octagon, revealed on Twitter that he broke his ankle in training which will the current No.4 ranked bantamweight contender out of action for some time. “I am devastated 2 inform that my title shot...
Via Fight Of The Night
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raphael Assuncao suffers broken ankle, out at least two months

Another bantamweight contender has fallen by the wayside due to injury as Raphael Assuncao will be out of action for several weeks after breaking his ankle in training recently. Assuncao reported news of the injury via Twitter on Monday. "I am devastated to inform that my title shot hopes will be even further delayed due to broken ankle suffered in training," Assuncao wrote.  "I...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

4 final thoughts on the year of MMA in 2014

With the end of the year upon us, here are some parting shots on things in the MMA world that impressed, shocked, and frustrated FightLikeSugar. The post 4 Final Thoughts On MMA In 2014 appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What should WWE do with Brock Lesnar?

It’s like 1997 all over again…well not quite. The WWE champion will soon be without a contract and the wrestling world is wondering what will happen with Brock Lesnar. Does the WWE need to continue its WrestleMania plan or is it time for Stamford to call an audible?
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Dollaway Fighter Salaries

  Lyoto Machida earned himself a real quick quarter million dollars last night in his native Brazil.  He was the top earner at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Dollaway. Before we go any further, we should note that most international events don’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event […]
Via MMA Manifesto
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Rampage Jackson heading back to the UFC?

Hell has frozen over. One of the UFC’s most outspoken critics has reportedly signed a new deal to return to the octagon. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rampage Jackson is returning to the UFC.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

MMA News: CM Punk Denies Chael Sonnen Fight Offer, Moving On From WWE, Relationship With AJ Lee As Seperate Athletes

CM Punk continued his massive media week with an interview with Off The Record in which they talk about if CM Punk has ever been punched, his relationship with wife AJ Lee and much more. Here are just some of the highlights:   * Landsberg asks if Punk’s been punched in the face before, and Punk says he has and it sucks. Landsberg says he thinks Dana White is protecting Punk by...
Via Wrestling News Depot
9 days ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz’ Official Event Poster

Hot off the press! The official “UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz” event poster has hit the Internet, and it’s one of the best billboards the company has produced in quite some time. Former middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva is crouched down like a spider, while Nick Diaz looks over his shoulder. A pivotal welterweight affair between Kelvin Gastelum and Tyron Woodley...
Via 5thRound.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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
10 days 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
11 days 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
12 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
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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