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The UFC women's division was never meant to be an experiment.
UFC President Dana White repeated as much in the weeks leading up to its debut in February. Had it been a trial, it'd be ruled a success after just two fights.
"You saw it before we got to UFC," Sara McMann told FOXSports.com ahead of her UFC 159 bout against Sheila Gaff at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, on Saturday.
"We just go out there with intensity and fight away. We do feel every time out there that we that we are the one fight everybody is watching. The girls know they have to do well. If they don't, we're going to hear people saying, 'Girls fighting sucks. Get them out of there.' "
The first two women's contests not only produced solid fights, but also the next two coaches (Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano) of The Ultimate Fighter. (The next season of TUF will debut on FOX Sports 1 on Sept. 4.)
Rousey retained her belt with a first-round submission of Liz Carmouch...
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Boston Strong! Photo Cred: Dana's Twitter It's coming up Saturday night. Chael Sonnen vs. Jon Jones. Cheick Kongo vs. Roy Nelson. Michael Bisping vs. Alan Belcher and much more. One of the highlights of any big fight week, are the sometimes epic, always informative Dana White video blogs. He's released his first one for UFC 159 and we're bringing to you...
UFC president Dana White (pictured) is a day late and a dollar short with his latest video blog – actually, more than a month short since UFC 158 took place March 16 – but the Octagon hasn’t hosted a pay-per-view broadcast until Saturday’s UFC 159 event so White hasn’t felt the need to release the footage until now to help hype this weekend’s show.
There’s nothing spectacular...
Last month, UFC president Dana White said he was going to have a chat with injured bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (pictured) regarding his never-ending road to recovery.
White wasn’t planning on stripping Cruz of his title, but wanted to get a better understand of when his 135-pound king was hoping to return to action from knee surgery.
It appears their meeting went very...
Dana White needs to stop any future talk about Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva because it is clear GSP isn’t interested. Now if he wants to set his sights on GSP vs. Benson Henderson, he may have better luck according to the UFC welterweight champ.
The fact that the UFC 159 media gathering took place at Madison Square Garden on Thursday wasn't by chance.
MSG remains a target -- even if the chances have dimmed -- to host the UFC 20th anniversary. First, the state needs to finally legalize professional mixed martial arts.
A bill that would pave the way for the fight targeted for later this year has passed the senate and...
Just days after UFC president Dana White told the media that the UFC had plans for a Jon Jones vs. Anderson Silva fight in the fall, Bones made sure to remind fans that super fights in the UFC are simply more myth than reality.