Jessica Eye: If they wanted me to fight Ronda Rousey I'm ready

It's been a very long, strange trip for Jessica Eye in the UFC so far. The Cleveland, Ohio native joined the promotion last year with a lot of hype that she could be a real contender at 135-pounds.  She proved to be everything as advertised after beating former Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman in her debut. But then the weird circumstances started following Eye around like a stalker...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Leslie Smith vs. Jessica Eye: Expect Fireworks, Not Wall and Stall

Leslie “Peacemaker” Smith faces Jessica “Evil” Eye on Saturday night, and the Cesar Gracie Fight Team representative is sure that the fight will keep you at the edge of your seat. Even when fighting as a flyweight and dealing with challenging weight cuts, Smith always delivered exciting bouts, pushing forward with kicks and punches by digging deep into her reserves even...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nine UFC bouts that need to happen

Image Credit – MMAWeekly Sometimes the UFC reads our minds and puts together great scraps. But sometimes they completely miss the boat on a sick fight. I have compiled a list of fights that need to happen at each weight class that I hope will come together: • After a big win, John Dodson was fired up and ready for another title shot. He has actually a few options seeing as that...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Pass takes a step forward with Invicta deal

For better or worse, UFC’s Fight Pass service has fallen into the shadow of WWE Network. There was significantly more hype and buzz surrounding WWE Network, and on the other side of the coin, significantly more vitriol spewed by fans when technical errors popped up. Fight Pass has simply rolled along, acquiring roughly 100,000 subscribers (according to an estimate by UFC president...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Pass Set To Air Invicta FC Live And Archived Events

The UFC have a struck a new deal with all-female promotion Invicta FC which will see their live and archived events air on the UFC Fight Pass subscription service. “This is a historic multi-year, multi-event deal,” Marshall Zelaznak stated in a press release. “When we launched UFC FIGHT PASS last Christmas, we said that we would never rest in bringing the best value to our...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Invicta FC and UFC Fight Pass come together to make each better

Here we are almost six months into the year and UFC Fight Pass just keeps getting better. The latest addition is a new deal with Invicta FC. It will bring their past events into the ever growing UFC Fight Pass library. This deal makes perfect sense for Invicta FC, the UFC, and fight fans. The press release started with, “This is a historic multi-year, multi-event deal....
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Miesha Tate wants Carano, Holm, or Kaufman next (Video)

“I would love a fight with Gina Carano, honestly, if she’s gonna make her come back to MMA after 5 and a half years I don’t think it makes sense to go straight for the title. So I think I’d be a great match up for her to come back on. If not, I also on Holly Holm and Sarah Kaufman.” Miesha Tate recently sat down with Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen on the set of FOX Sports...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s next for the biggest UFC winners of the past week?

The two men with the most interesting jobs in sports, Joe Silva and Sean Shelby, have their work cut out for them following the vents that took place over the past week in Quebec and Orlando. So before we turn our full attention to UFC 172 in B-More, we’re here to offer them a completely uninvited helping hand. Let’s start with the big winners from the more recent of the two...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Sarah Kaufman versus Miesha Tate II just makes sense

Before Alexis Davis was announced as Ronda Rousey’s next opponent there was a lot of speculation about who was next for Ronda. One name that did not get mentioned was Sarah Kaufman. After her impressive win over Leslie Smith in Quebec earlier this week, that should all change. She is now another big win away from being next after Davis. The win could and should come against Miesha...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Nations Finale / TUF 19 Premiere: TV Ratings

Wednesday night’s TUF Nations Finale main card was watched by an average of 641,000 viewers on FOX Sports 1, with the prelims doing 263,000 viewers. In general terms that’s a fairly low numbers for a Live UFC event on FS1, though it’s actually up compared to the last Wednesday night card the UFC put on, UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold Vs Philippou in January, though only by 12...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Nations Finale: Kaufman outclasses Smith

The first fight between Victoria, B.C. native Sarah Kaufman and Pleasant Hill, CA’s Leslie Smith was so close that the decision could’ve went either way. The rematch – not so much. The story of the fight was Kaufman’s crisp boxing and stellar clinch work. The former Strikeforce world champion looked every bit the part tonight. Kaufman was in control from the opening bell...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Nations Finale Weigh-In Results: Michael Bisping And Tim Kennedy On Weight For Main Event

UFC TUF Nations Finale takes place tomorrow night from the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The main event is a battle of top ten middleweights as Michael Bisping battles Tim Kennedy. The co-feature has the TUF Nations coaches as Patrick Cote faces off with Kyle Noke in welterweight action. Before the fights can happen, all 26 fighters stepped on the scale today to weigh...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Nations Finale ‘Bisping vs. Kennedy’ mini preview and start times

The Colisée Pepsi in Quebec (where the Nordiques would be playing hockey if they still had a team) will be the setting for what could very well be the deepest TUF Finale in history. Instead of having them trade verbal jabs for a full season in a coaching role, the UFC decided to spare us from watching a third full TUF season with Michael Bisping, for now. Instead, he’ll squash...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC announces Leslie Smith will take on Sarah Kaufman at TUF Nations Finale

First Shayna Baszler suffered an injury and Amanda Nunes stepped in to face Sarah Kaufman on short notice. Then Nunes quickly dislocated her thumb and again Kaufman was left without an opponent. Only now it was just a week before fight night. Not a problem as Leslie Smith has been asking, actually campaigning for this fight almost since the decision was read after their first fight...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Sarah Kaufman Now Fights Leslie Smith At TUF Nations Finale

Sarah Kaufman now has yet another opponent in her sights after late replacement Amanda Nunes pulled out due to injury. Kaufman had originally been scheduled to fight Shayna Baszler, but she too suffered an injury, and so now Leslie Smith has stepped in to take the fight on just a week’s notice. Smith will be making her UFC debut after competing in six of all-female promotion Invicta...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Leslie Smith Gets Call Up To UFC

It’s been a struggle for the UFC to get an opponent for Sarah Kaufman. Scheduled to fight on the TUF: Nations finale card next Wednesday, a string of unfortunate injuries to Shayna Bazler (knee) and Amanda Nunes (thumb) left the UFC scrambling to try and find a fight at the last minute. On Tuesday, a second replacement […]
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sarah Kaufman Now Grants Leslie Smith Rematch at TUF Nations Finale

Hopefully, third time’s the charm for Sarah Kaufman (pictured). After watching Shayna Baszler and then Amanda Nunes bow out of their April 16 tango with various injuries, Kaufman will now grant Leslie Smith a rematch in the event. “The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale” takes place inside Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Kaufman initially dropped a split decision...
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Amanda Nunes Steps In To Fight Sarah Kaufman At The TUF Nations Finale

With Shayna Baszler out injured, Amanda Nunes has stepped in as a late replacement to fight Sarah Kaufman at the TUF Nations Finale event on April 16th. It’s a tall order for Nunes to come in on less than two weeks notice to face the former Strikeforce 135lb champion who’s currently ranked No.5 in the division. The 25 year-old is in good form at the moment though with two first...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Shayna Baszler Injury Sees Amanda Nunes vs Sarah Kaufman

After sustaining an injury that saw her forced out of her bout versus Sarah Kaufman (16-2 (1nc), pictured) Shayna Baszler (15-8) will have to wait a little longer to make her UFC debut.Fortunately for Sarah the UFC brass has been able to find her a new opponent as Amanda Nunes (9-3) has been pegged as a replacement.  Initially scheduled to compete against Alexis Dufrense (5-0) at...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Amanda Nunes steps up to face Sarah Kaufman at the TUF Nations Finale

With less than two weeks to go until the Ultimate Fighter Nations finale card, Amanda Nunes has accepted a bout against Sarah Kaufman following an injury suffered by Shayna Baszler earlier this week.
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Shayna Baszler Out Of Sarah Kaufman Fight At TUF Nations Finale

Sarah Kaufman is today in need of a new opponent after Shayna Baszler was forced to pull out of their scheduled fight later this month at the TUF Nations Finale due to an undisclosed injury. A veteran of the sport having fought professionally since 2003, Baszler was looking to make her UFC debut at the event following a stint on TUF 18 last year, but it seems she’ll now have to...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Shayna Baszler Out Against Sarah Kaufman at TUF Nations Finale

Calling all UFC bantamweights. Sarah Kaufman (pictured) is in desperate need of a new opponent on April 16 after Shayna Baszler was forced out of their scrap with an undisclosed injury. The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale takes place inside Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Baszler was looking to make her official UFC debut after appearing as a contestant on “The Ultimate...
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Shayna Baszler out of TUF Nations Finale, search for replacement underway

Veteran competitor Shayna Baszler has suffered an injury in training and now the search begins for a new opponent to face former Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman on two weeks notice. 
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey on marijuana: ‘I feel like weed is not a performance-enhancing drug at all’

In the fallout stemming from Jessica Eye becoming the first female MMA fighter to test positive for a banned substance, Ronda Rousey railed against UFC’s policy of testing for marijuana. The UFC bantamweight champion, commenting upon how Eye tested positive for marijuana following her split-decision bout against Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166 on Oct. 19, […]The post Ronda Rousey on...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jessica Eye’s Failed Drugs Test Was Due To Marijuana Despite Recent Denials

It’s fair to say it’s been a strange few days for UFC woman’s bantamweight fighter Jessica Eye who’s been making headlines since her win over Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166 was overturned to a ‘no contest’ ruling due to a failed drug test. In the aftermath of the ruling it was believed that Eye had failed the test for an apparently innocent reason – the use of a blood thinner...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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