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Rick “The Horror” Story Vs. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone – The People’s Main Event

Last week, I wrote an article where I played matchmaker for Georges St-Pierre as he prepares for his hopeful return to the UFC. I love doing that sort of thing because to be completely honest with you, more often than not, I am dreaming up fights in my head. I think about UFC and Pride legends and how they might do against the young MMA talent of today. I think about lightweight...
Via Oregon Sports News
33 minutes ago

Stephanie McMahon: WWE ‘not supporting’ Lesnar’s UFC fight

WWE officials have agreed to allow Brock Lesnar to return to the Octagon to fight Mark Hunt at UFC 200, but that does not mean they are pleased about it. In a recent interview with Lara O’Reilly of Business Insider, WWE chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon, Vince’s daughter, was asked about Lesnar’s upcoming MMA fight. She referred to it as a “special case” and made it...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

McDonald vs. Lineker bumped to main event, Ferguson draws newcomer

An injury to Michael Chiesa forced a major shift in the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in South Dakota with a new main event being announced on Tuesday.Bantamweights Michael McDonald and John Lineker will now fight in the five-round main event slot on July 13 from Sioux Falls airing live on FS1.McDonald and Lineker were originally scheduled to fight in the co-main event, but they...
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Neil Magny vs. Dong Hyun Kim Latest Addition To UFC 202

With no event to promote this weekend, the UFC decided to announce a slew of scraps for their August 20 extravaganza. A critical welterweight clash between Neil Magny (pictured) and Dong Hyun Kim is the latest addition to UFC 202. Magny has rebounded nicely from his 2015 submission defeat to Demian Maia by rattling off three consecutive wins. He’s fresh off March’s upset special...
Via 5thRound.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fight of the Day: Kaitlin Young vs. Miesha Tate

  Date: November 24, 2007Card: BodogFight 2007 Women’s Grand PrixChampionship(s):Venue: Evansville ColiseumLocation: Evansville, Indiana  
Via Undercard Superstar
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

McGregor’s camp details demands to fight Mayweather

Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather could still happen. The blockbuster cross-sport fight first popped up as an idea earlier this year when Mayweather and his camp name-dropped McGregor, he of an unmatchable personal brand and almost likewise in-Octagon presence. The globe seemed to flirt with the idea, but talks eventually settled down even though McGregor was in the middle of...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor's coach reveals terms to fight Floyd Mayweather

Conor McGregor is currently busy preparing for his upcoming rematch against Nate Diaz at UFC 202, but the outspoken Irishman hasn't forgotten about the multi-million dollar payday that still sits on the table for a match against pound-for-pound boxing king Floyd Mayweather.Mayweather name dropped McGregor as a potential opponent when talking about a return to boxing after retiring...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fight of the Day: Ryan Jimmo vs. Anthony Perosh

On behalf of Undercard Superstar, our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ryan Jimmo, and hope the cowards who perpetrated such a heinous act are brought swiftly and powerfully to justice.   Date: July 21, 2012Card: UFC 149Championship(s):Venue: Scotiabank SaddleDomeLocation: Calgary, Alberta      
Via Undercard Superstar
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo killed in Edmonton hit-and-run

Seven-time UFC veteran Ryan Jimmo is dead at 34 after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run incident in Edmonton, Alberta on early Sunday morning. Jimmo’s aunt confirmed the news to CBC News. His aunt, Sharon Jimmo, said Ryan was “friends with everyone,” in a phone interview from Saint John, N.B. “He was a people person, he loved everyone. He was so kind,” said...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jessica Eye vs. Bethe Correia joins UFC 203 lineup in Cleveland

Cleveland native Jessica Eye will get the chance to fight in her hometown at UFC 203 when she faces Bethe Correia on Sept. 10 at the Quicken Loans Arena.Eye confirmed the matchup on Facebook on Friday.Eye grew up in MMA while competing close to home in Cleveland, but this will be her first bout back there since 2013 when she joined the UFC roster.Fighting at UFC 203 will also give...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem

UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem When: September 10th, 2016 Where: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio How: Pay-Per-View Who: Phil “CM Punk” Brooks vs. Mickey Gall Ben Rothwell vs. Fabricio Werdum Alistair Overeem vs. Stipe Miocic (UFC heavyweight champion) The post UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem appeared first on 5thRound.com.
Via 5thRound.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cyborg says she would ‘kill’ Ronda Rousey

Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino is still trying to talk her way into a fight with Ronda Rousey, and she says she would even give up a shot at the current champ to fight the former champ. In an interview with TMZ this week, Cyborg was asked if she would rather fight Rousey or Miesha Tate, who defeated Holly Holm back in March to claim the UFC women’s bantamweight title. “Me and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones fires back after criticism from his last performance

When Jon Jones put on a shut-out performance over Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 197 in April he found himself faced with a mountain of criticism, not praise, after his first win back after more than 15 months away from the sport.Jones won the fight in a landslide, according to the judges' scorecards, but detractors immediately pointed towards ring rust or his new passion for power lifting...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Paige VanZant Returns Against Bec Rawlings At UFC on FOX 21

Straight from the ballroom to the battlefield. “Dancing with the Stars” runner-up and UFC strawweight Paige VanZant (pictured) makes her return to the cage against Bec Rawlings at UFC on FOX 21. VanZant made the announcement on Thursday’s edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter. This marks VanZant’s first fight since having her hype train derailed in December’s submission loss...
Via 5thRound.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

CM Punk to finally make UFC debut at UFC 203 in September

We finally know when CM Punk will make his UFC debut. Or, to put it another way, we know when he’s supposed to make his UFC debut. The former WWE superstar will make his debut at UFC 203 on Sept. 10 in a welterweight fight against Mickey Gall, the UFC announced Thursday. By the time Punk, whose real name is Phil Brooks, steps into the octagon for the first time, he’ll have...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: UFC ‘isn’t even close’ to sale, no agreement on price

Contradicting reports that the UFC has been sold for the gaudy price of $4.2 billion, TMZ is reporting there is no deal at this time. The story first broke on June 20 when Jeremy Botter of FloSports tweeted the following message: Am told a winning bid of 4.2 billion was accepted by Zuffa. Lead was WME- IMG/Dalian Wanda/Kraft Group/Tencent Holdings. — Jeremy Botter (@jeremybotter...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White wouldn't rule out Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson 2

Michael Bisping really wants to fight Dan Henderson for the first defense of his UFC middleweight title and there's a chance the bout may actually come together.While Bisping and Henderson aren't even close to each other in terms of rankings, the history shared between the two middleweights usurps traditional thinking in regards to title fights.Henderson put Bisping to sleep back...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC angry at another reporter, sends legal letter to him

In another attempt to control its message and intimidate another reporter, UFC apparently has sent a letter threatening action against Flo Combat’s Jeremy Botter. Over the past several days, Botter has reported extensively about the sale of UFC. As soon as Botter tweeted that UFC had accepted a bid, the company sent out public and internal denials denying a sale had taken place...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: UFC sells for $4 billion to group including Robert Kraft

The UFC has reportedly been sold for somewhere in the neighborhood of $4 billion. Flo Combat’s Jeremy Blotter, who has been all over the news of the UFC accepting bids, reports that a deal was finalized on Sunday night during a meeting between Lorenzo Fertitta, William Morris Endeavor-IMG CEO Ari Emanuel and other executives. WME-IMG is reportedly leading the investment group...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC’s Dana White calls Ariel Helwani’s Brock Lesnar scoop “dirty” and says he’s not a real journalist

To say UFC President Dana White still has a coal up his butt over Ariel Helwani is an understatement. Some quick background here. Earlier this month before UFC 199, Helwani broke the news that Brock Lesnar was going to be involved in UFC 200. Instead of celebrating the buzz by fans over Lesnar, White promptly revoked Helwani’s credentials and banned him from covering UFC events...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Lesnar will represent Canada at UFC 200

Brock Lesnar has added another twist to his already surprising return to UFC. Lesnar has decided he will represent Canada when he goes against Mark Hunt on July 9 at UFC 200. This comes despite the fact that Lesnar has previously represented the U.S. and was born in South Dakota. Because Lesnar is representing Canada, he will be wearing Reebok apparel. The decision to represent...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kimbo Slice helped mixed martial arts go mainstream

Earlier this week, the sports world learned about the loss of another transformational figure in combat sports. Kevin Ferguson, otherwise known as Kimbo Slice, passed away at the age of 42 due to heart failure. Ferguson was set to fight in July against James Thompson, who he previously fought and beat in the first MMA fight card ever televised on broadcast television. Ferguson’s...
Via Awful Announcing
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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