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UFC responds to launch of MMA Athletes Association

Following Wednesday's announcement that five UFC fighters have launched the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association, reached out to UFC officials for comment on the news.

Watch Live: Bellator 166 Weigh-in Video (3:30 p.m. ET)

Watch the Bellator 166 weigh-ins live at 3:30 p.m. ET.

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One-of-a-kind ferocity, blinding hand speed and crushing power brought “Iron Mike” the undisputed heavyweight championship and made him a household name.

Stop the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Talk; The Con Game is Over |

Yes, Conor McGregor is a licensed boxer in the state of California, but the con game is over.

UFC reschedules Anaheim date; moves UFC 208 to NY

The UFC announced the planned Jan. 21 date in Anaheim has been moved to August, making what was supposed to be UFC 209 in Brooklyn UFC 208 instead,

Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis Address Conor McGregor, Interim Title (UFC 206 Media Call Replay) |

Listen in as UFC 206 headliners Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis field questions about their fight, the potential to fight Jose Aldo, and Conor McGregor.

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On this week's show, the panel will discuss the new Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association, the UFC's decision to strip Conor McGregor of the featherweight title, the state of UFC 206 and much more.

WSOFNYC: 10 Things You Need To Know About Jake Shields

Jake Shields will be vying for the undisputed WSOF welterweight title at WSOFNYC against current champion Jon Fitch New Year's Eve at the famed Theater at Madison Square Garden. Fans may know Shields as one of the greatest welterweight fighters in the history of MMA but even the most die-hard fa

After Intimate Discussion With Rogan, Jones PR Agent Pulls Plug On Broadcast, Makes Jon Leave — Watch! Joe Rogan's one-on-one interview with Jon Jones was going great today, until Jon's PR rep told them it was time to pu

UFC Fighters React to MMA Athletes Association via Twitter |

Following Wednesday's announcement of the formation of the Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Association, UFC fighters reacted to the organization effort.

Interview: Couture reacts to MMAAA’s invitation, questions Rebney’s motives

UFC Hall-of-Famer Randy Couture says he is open to talks with the newly formed MMA Athletes Association, but is suspicious of Bjorn Rebney’s involvement.

Max Holloway blasts Jose Aldo for not fighting him at UFC 206

Max Holloway drops a few bombs on Jose Aldo

Audio: GSP, Rebney, others announce MMA Athletes Association

Listen to the audio from today’s special conference call, which announced the formation of the MMA Athletes Association.

Knockout Radio LIVE: Ryan Bader and Kamaru Usman, TUF 24 Finale Preview |

Tune in Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 6 pm ET, for Knockout Radio LIVE! Randy Harris and the crew talk with special guests Ryan Bader and Kamaru Usman.

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Three Amigos: Luke Rockhold, Johny Hendricks, AJ McKee

The Three Amigos are back with another great episode featuring a trio of guests: Luke Rockhold, Johny Hendricks and AJ McKee.

Diggin’ Deep on TUF 24 Finale - FS1 prelim preview

Former title challenger Gray Maynard highlights the FS1 prelims as he looks to turn away recent Ultimate Fighter winner, Ryan Hall.

Machida test results suggest he may have faced no suspension w/o admission

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UFC Lightweight Champ Conor McGregor Issued Boxing License in California

Conor McGregor might actually be serious about testing his mettle in the sweet science. According to multiple reports, the UFC lightweight champion has been granted a boxing license in California and has applied in multiple other states. first reported the news on Wednesday evening. The news figures to only intensify speculation that McGregor is eyeing a future showdown with retired boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. Those rumors have been ongoing for months, with McGregor recently calling for $100 million to box Mayweather during an appearance at 1 Oak Nightclub in New York. "Floyd's not ready for this. Much respect to Floyd, he's a solid businessman. What he has been able to do, he's a f—-ing animal at what he's been able to do but as far as real fighting, as far as true, pure unarmed combat — Floyd don't want none of this," McGregor said."He does not want none of this.” "He wants it under boxing rules. He wants a boxing match. He doesn't want a fight," McGregor continued. "Tell Floyd and Showtime, I'm coming.

Bellator 166 weigh-in results and live stream (3:30 p.m. ET)

The weigh-ins for Friday’s Bellator 166 event take place today, and you can watch a live stream on MMAjunkie at 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. PT, 2:30 p.m. CT local time).

5 can’t-miss fights at The Ultimate Fighter Finale

Demetrious Johnson defends his UFC flyweight title for the ninth time Saturday night when he takes on the winner of the latest season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, which featured MMA champions from around the world. That’s not the only notable fight on this card, however, as the UFC has laced the card with exciting matchups between some of the promotion’s more promising talent. Check out five fights you won’t want to miss this Saturday night

Demetrious Johnson to Defend Title Against Tim Elliott Saturday at TUF 24 Finale

It’s been nearly five years since Demetrious Johnson last tasted defeat. Since then, “Mighty Mouse” has gone on such a tear in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and has proven that he has no equal inside the Octagon that his bosses had to resort to assembling a reality TV show in order to find a suitable man to be his next challenger. Granted, the UFC didn’t create “The Ultimate Fighter” just for Johnson, but the Las Vegas-based promotion flipped the script on the long-running reality show for Season 24 in that a collection of 16 flyweight champions for smaller promotions across the globe vied for a chance at whom many consider the best fighter on the planet pound-for-pound. After several weeks cooped up in the TUF house and winning four bouts, it was UFC veteran Tim Elliott who arose from the heap of titlists to try his hand at “Mighty Mouse.” Elliott opened his stint on TUF 24: Tournament of Champions by dominating Charlie Alaniz by first-round bulldog choke and then was nearly as flawless against Matt Schnell by subbing him in the first courtesy of a front-naked choke.

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UFC returns to Pepsi Center on Saturday, January 28th! Don't miss this chance to see the world's best athletes compete inside the hallowed Octagon! It will be a night of fights that you won't soon forget.  Fight card to be announced soon.

A.J. McKee’s Technique of the Week: Throw to Armbar

Bellator MMA featherweight contenders A.J. McKee and Anthony Taylor demonstrate a throw to armbar transition in this edition of Technique of the Week.

California Commission Won’t Approve McGregor-Mayweather Bout — ‘Conor Isn’t Qualified To Fight Floyd’

Fight fans hoping that Conor McGregor’s boxing license in California was going to lead to a super-fight against Floyd Mayweather will be dissapointed to learn that the California State Athletic Commission is not going to approve that fight.

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Cain Velasquez Has Surgery Scheduled for After UFC 207 Rematch vs. Fabricio Werdum

Cain Velasquez is no stranger to going under the knife, as a number of ailments and subsequent surgeries have sidelined the former UFC heavyweight champion over the years. That lengthy injury history is part of what compelled Velasquez to speak out as one of the figureheads of the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association, which was officially formed on Wednesday in hopes of seeking better treatment and compensation for fighters in the UFC. Velasquez is part of the five-man MMAAA board that also includes Georges St. Pierre , Donald Cerrone , Tim Kennedy and T.J. Dillashaw . “I want to talk about something that I know far too well. My first fight in the UFC was in 2008. Since that time, I’ve had seven surgeries,” Velasquez said during a conference call to announce the Association. The American Kickboxing Academy product later revealed that his next procedure will occur in the not-too-distant future. However, that surgery will not keep him out of his scheduled UFC 207 clash with Fabricio Werdum . Velasquez did not mention the nature of his latest injury.

Tonya Evinger Retains Invicta Title After Loss to Yana Kunitskaya Overturned to No-Contest

Tonya Evinger will remain the Invicta Fighting Championships bantamweight queen after her Nov. 18 submission loss to Yana Kunitskaya was changed to a no contest by the Missouri Office of Athletics. Evinger announced the news via Twitter on Thursday, and Invicta FC confirmed the result shortly thereafter in a statement. “History was made today!! Our sport has grown beyond what could have been imagined in such a short time. It’s truly amazing to witness the growth from a sport fueled by ego and ignorance to a sport that is now represented by professionals, from athletes to promoters to referees and state commissions,” Evinger wrote. “A sport that has matured enough to be able to change an outcome due to a mistake or misjudgment. Today I was informed by the Missouri Athletic Commission that my appeal was accepted and my last fight in KC Nov. 18 was overturned to a no contest. I will retain my world title and move forward awaiting the decisions for what’s next. Thanks to everyone for the support in this stressful situation, it’s a shame that it happened but I believe the sport has grown from this.

Holloway Says ‘Murky’ Featherweight Division Now Clear Heading Into UFC 206

Max Holloway isn’t too fond of current UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and he has no desire to speak about former king at 145 pounds, Conor McGregor . The red-hot Hawaiian will take on former WEC and UFC lightweight monarch Anthony Pettis in the main event of UFC 206 in a few weeks and that’s really all he is focused on. “I got Pettis in front of me,” Holloway said during Tuesday’s conference. “I’m not going to be looking past him. I’m not trying to stumble. Pettis is on my radar. I’m only focused on him and after Dec. 10, then I can answer these questions.” Holloway faced his fair share of questions regarding McGregor and Aldo on Tuesday. But while “Blessed” didn’t have much to say about the polarizing Irishman, he didn’t hold back on his criticism of “Scarface,” who said he is planning on defending his title in February or March. “We’ll see what happens; he’s been diagnosed with p—-y-itis,” he said in reference to Aldo’s injury history. “I have a tough task ahead of me and we’ll see when Jose Aldo wants the shot.

Anthony Pettis Focused on Max Holloway, Not Aldo or McGregor

Anthony Pettis is on a quest to eventually reclaim a world championship in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. On Dec. 10, he’ll have an opportunity to realize that dream when he takes on Max Holloway in the main event of UFC 206 in Toronto. The winner of the duel will be crowned the interim champion at featherweight. When the UFC announced that Pettis-Holloway would not only serve as the fill-in main event when reigning light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier pulled out of his rematch with Anthony Johnson due to injury but would also be for yet another interim title, much of the MMA community groaned in displeasure. But to Pettis, he’s been around the block too many times to be bothered by what outsiders feel about his bosses’ decisions. “I don’t even look at that stuff anymore,” Pettis said on the UFC 206 conference call on Tuesday. “I have been a champion before. I know how this stuff works. We don’t decide who will fight for the title. Max and I already agreed to fight but now they put a title in front of us so now it’s time for us to fight.

Fact Check: Bellator 167

Darrion Caldwell wants a second look at the man who introduced him to defeat. “The Wolf” will meet Joe Taimanglo in a potential Bellator MMA bantamweight title eliminator, as they headline Bellator 167 on Saturday at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Taimanglo stunned the previously unbeaten Caldwell in July, when he submitted the Rahway, New Jersey, native with a third-round guillotine choke and slowed his rise on the 135-pound ladder. Flawless outside of his failed encounter with Taimanglo, Caldwell has compiled a 6-1 record since arriving in Bellator a little less than three years ago. His run of success includes his March 4 rout of former two-division champion Joe Warren , a leading contender for “Beatdown of the Year.” Caldwell savaged Warren for some three minutes before choking him unconscious. He was thought to be on the brink of a title shot before Taimanglo inserted himself in the discussion. Taimanglo, 32, will enter the cage on a four-fight winning streak. His upset of Caldwell was preceded by consecutive victories over Sirwan Kakai , Antonio Duarte and Michael Parker .

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 9 // AJ Mckee | Kamaru Usman | Duane Ludwig | Marlon Moraes

8:15PM ET- AJ “The Mercenary” McKee –   @AJMcKeeJr kicks off tonights show to preview his fight with Ray Wood at Bellator 166 this weekend. AJ is one of the most promising upcoming prospects in MMA and has impressed the fans thus far, finishing all of his opponents as a pro. We will get his take on the last minute change of opponent, his long-term goals in MMA and life with mentor and father, combat sports veteran Antonio McKee.

Miltinho Vieira teaches us a variation on the inverted triangle starting from an attack from the back by @gallerr

Miltinho Vieira, creator of the anaconda choke and head coach of Rio Fighters Gym, teaches us a variation on the inverted triangle starting from an attack from the back.

California Commission Won’t Approve McGregor-Mayweather Bout — ‘Conor Isn’t Qualified To Fight Floyd’

Fight fans hoping that Conor McGregor’s boxing license in California was going to lead to a super-fight against Floyd Mayweather will be dissapointed to learn that the California State Athletic Commission is not going to approve that fight.

‘TUF 24’ Recap: Episode 12

We have reached the final episode on Season 24 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” where everything culminates with a battle between Tim Elliott and Hiromasa Ogikubo . The winner moves on to challenge Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight titleholder Demetrious Johnson in “The Ultimate Fighter 24” Finale main event on Saturday at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. After a lengthy intro showcases the two finalists, Episode 12 begins at “The Ultimate Fighter” House, where coaches Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo arrive with pizza and other food, as the fighters celebrate a terrific season. From there, Elliott and Ogikubo are allowed to FaceTime their families. As expected, emotions run high for the two flyweights. Once weigh-ins are complete, Benavidez takes his entire team to the Bootlegger Bistro for a meal on what is the final night of the show for everyone. The coach and his fighters toast one another and give speeches through which they reflect on their lives and their experiences during “The Ultimate Fighter.” Whether or not Cejudo did the same for his team, no one knows.

Opinion: Herb Dean’s Consistent Inconsistency

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed below are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of, its affiliates and sponsors or its parent company, Evolve Media. When asked who the best referee in mixed martial arts is, fans and media usually name one of three different men. “Big” John McCarthy is the most famous, long-tenured, outspoken referee in the game. He also has the most high-profile certification course for MMA officials and is the most willing to answer Twitter questions about how the sport’s rules work. Hell, he’s even stepped up to help a fighter get one of his bad calls overturned . Yes, McCarthy rubs some people the wrong way, and he’s made some strangely contradictory calls, but he’s more of a presence than anyone else and is the first person fans will think of among referees, much less pick the best one. A lot of the most hardcore fans and media members, especially those who relish watching overseas cards on UFC Fight Pass, may pick Marc Goddard . He’s authoritative and his style of talking to the fighters very loudly is easy to notice on TV, so he jumps out in a way that other don’t.

Kelvin Gastelum has suspension lifted, cleared to fight at UFC 206

Now Gastelum will be able to return to action Dec. 10, where he faces Kennedy in a middleweight bout after UFC president Dana White declared that he's no longer allowed to fight at 170 pounds following the weight-cutting disaster at UFC 205.

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UFC Responds To GSP And Company’s UFC Fighter Association Launch

With the formation of an official fighter’s association launched this afternoon, it was only a matter of time before the UFC offices responded.

Legacy Fighting Alliance Debuts with Bantamweight Title Bout on Jan. 13

A matchup of champions Legacy Fighting Championship and Resurrection Fighting Alliance titlists will highlight the inaugural Legacy Fighting Alliance card on Jan. 13. Legacy FC king Steven Peterson will meet RFA ruler Leandro Higo in a bantamweight championship unification bout in the LFA 1 main event at the Bomb Factory in Dallas. The card will air on AXS-TV at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Legacy FC and RFA announced a merger of the two promotions earlier this year after Legacy President Mick Maynard was hired by the UFC to fill a matchmaking position. Peterson enters the matchup on a six-fight winning streak. The Plano, Texas, native last appeared at Legacy FC 56, where he submitted Manny Vazquez with a rear-naked choke 3:08 into the fourth round to capture 135-pound gold. Peterson is 14-4 as a professional, with 10 victories coming inside the distance. Higo, meanwhile, is riding a seven-fight winning streak that includes three straight finishes under the RFA banner. Most recently, the Brazilian submitted Joey Miolla with a first-round rear-naked choke at RFA 37.

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Sonny Moore found club and mainstream stardom beginning in 2008, when he swapped his gig as the frontman in post-hardcore band From First to Last for the dancefloor-oriented project Skrillex. He originally used the name for live DJ sets, but in 2009 the project moved into the studio with Skrillex remixing the likes of Lady Gaga ("Bad Romance") and Snoop Dogg ("Sensual Seduction"). In 2010, the self-released digital download EP My Name Is Skrillex appeared, combining the Benny Benassi and Deadmau5 styles of electro with the same type of over the top samples and giant noise of electronica acts like the Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim. Moore signed to Deadmau5's Mau5trap label in 2010, where he released his second EP, Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites, along with the club hit "Kill Everybody." If topping the club charts didn't prove the producer had arrived, a trio of Grammy Awards in 2011 helped considerably, including Best Dance/Electronica Album for Scary Monsters and Best Dance Recording for the title track. He also made an appearance on the revived Beavis & Butthead television series, and collaborated with the surviving members of the Doors on a single called "Breakin' a Sweat.

‘King Mo’ Lawal: Fighters Association Reps ‘About to Get Finessed F---ing With’ Bjorn Rebney

Muhammed Lawal is still no fan of Bjorn Rebney. Rebney was introduced in an advisory capacity for the newly formed Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA) on Wednesday, and he often took the lead on a conference call when it came to explaining the long-term plan of the association. The MMAAA is seeking better pay and benefits for past and present UFC fighters and will be headed by a five-man board of Georges St. Pierre , Donald Cerrone , Tim Kennedy , Cain Velasquez and T.J. Dillashaw . While Rebney will not have a say in the final decision-making process, Lawal warned the group against aligning themselves with the former Bellator MMA CEO in a post on his Instagram account. “U got 5 great fighters standin by 1 big dick rider on the far left,” Lawal wrote. “These boys are about to get finessed f—-in’ wit him. People learn the hard way tho.” That very public animosity dates back to Bellator MMA’s lone pay-per-view offering on May 17 2014, when “King Mo” had some choice words for the then promotion CEO.

UFC Removes Conor McGregor From Official Featherweight Top 15 Rankings

Having never lost a UFC featherweight bout, or his featherweight title, Conor’s 11-month absence from the division was apparently enough for the UFC to remove him entirely from the rankings.

Joe Rogan Experience #880 - Jon Jones

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28 UFC Fighters React To Today’s Fighter Association Launch, Several Line Up To Join GSP And Co.

We’re only an hour removed from the official launch of GSP and company’s UFC fighter association, which will look to impose better rights for fighters competing for the UFC, and all ready some of UFC’s finest are lining up to join the cause.

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UFC Cancels UFC 208 In Anaheim California

UFC announced today that its January 21 Pay-Per-View event at Honda Center in Anaheim, California has been rescheduled to August 5. The event will remain a Pay-Per-View broadcast. UFC 208 will be shifted to the February 11 event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

34 GSP And Co. Pushing For Removal Of Judges And Weight Classes — “No decisions, only draws… No more weight classes”

Fighter rights the likes of healthcare and better pay are of course good for our industry. There’s no good reason why any UFC athlete should be struggling financially, unless they just have massive spending habits. That’s not the case though, and GSP’s new association is taking aim at getting better accommodations for UFC fighters.

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GSP, Cerrone and others take aim at UFC with new fighter's association

As far as leverage against the UFC, Kennedy and the others hope that more fighters from the roster will join them in taking this stand for immediate changes to be made to the promotion and how they do business with the athletes. The possibility of a labor strike was even mentioned as possible recourse,  although every fighter involved said they hoped these negotiations would never come to that.

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2336 with Jorge Masvidal, John Makdessi, Dhiego Lima

Masvidal fights Jake Ellenberger on Saturday at the TUF 24 Finale in Las Vegas. Makdessi fights Lando Vannata next week at UFC 206 in Toronto. And Lima defends his welterweight title Friday against Jason Jackson in the Titan FC 42 main event in Florida on UFC Fight Pass.

Goiti Yamauchi vs. Valeriu Mircea Added to Bellator 168 Lineup

California-based fight promotion Bellator MMA announced on Wednesday that a lightweight battle between Goiti Yamauchi and Valeriu Mircea has been added to next weekend’s Bellator 168 event. The duel completes the MMA portion of the event, which will combine the company’s MMA and kickboxing brands simultaneously on Dec. 10 inside the Mandela Forum in Florence, Italy. The main card will be televised live on Spike beginning at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. Additionally, Kleber Raimundo has been signed on as a last-minute replacement opponent for light heavyweight Philipe Lins . Pietro Cappelli , Lins’ original foe, pulled out due to an injury in training. Bellator 168 will be anchored by a rematch between middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho and Melvin Manhoef . Also on the main card, UFC veteran Alessio Sakara will collide with Joey Beltran in the co-featured bout while John Salter will meet Claudio Annicchiarico. Bellator Kickboxing: Florence will see Denise Kielholtz take on Gloria Peritore in a highly-anticipated flyweight rematch for the promotion’s title in the main slot.

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Breaking: Conor McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California, per his manager @AudieAttar .

Congrats! Alexander Gustafsson Expecting A Child

Gustafsson last fought in the UFC in September when he won a decision against Jan Blachowicz. The former title challenger was scheduled to fight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in November but was forced to pull out of the fight due to injury.

After Sterling Injury, Raphael Assuncao Removed from UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany

Raphael Assuncao will not remain on the UFC Fight Night Albany card in Albany, N.Y., after proposed opponent Aljamain Sterling withdrew from the contest last week due to injury. According to a release from the Las Vegas-based promotion, Assuncao has elected to wait and face Sterling at a future event once the Serra-Longo Fight Team representative returns to full health. UFC Fight Night 102 takes place at the Times Union Center on Dec. 9 and is headlined by a heavyweight tilt pitting Derrick Lewis against Shamil Abdurakhimov . The card will stream in its entirety on UFC Fight Pass. Assuncao had a seven-fight winning streak snapped in his most recent outing at UFC 200 on July 9, when he dropped a unanimous verdict in a rematch against ex-bantamweight king T.J. Dillashaw . The 34-year-old Brazilian owns wins over the likes of Dillashaw, Bryan Caraway and Johnny Eduardo during his Octagon tenure.

Demetrious Johnson will care about rankings when it adds zeroes to his paycheck

"I told people the other day, Conor can blow right past me. I'm not really concerned about the mythical pound-for-pound best fighter in the world, the No. 1 ranked fighter," Johnson told FOX Sports. "The only person that can probably take advantage of being the actual No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world is Conor McGregor because he can attach it to his name and he can go out and land some big business deals because he can say he's the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world."

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Kelvin Gastelum has suspension lifted, cleared to fight at UFC 206

Now Gastelum will be able to return to action Dec. 10, where he faces Kennedy in a middleweight bout after UFC president Dana White declared that he's no longer allowed to fight at 170 pounds following the weight-cutting disaster at UFC 205.

GSP, Cerrone, Kennedy, Dillashaw And Velasquez Launch Fighters Association For UFC Fighter Rights

While not a union, and not for all fighters, Georges St-Pierre, Tim Kennedy, TJ Dillashaw, Donald Cerrone and Cain Velasquez have formed an organization specifically designed to look out for the well being of athletes who compete for the UFC.

GSP, UFC Stars, Bjorn Rebney Promise ‘Industry Redefining’ Announcement on Wednesday Call

Will the sport of mixed martial arts change forever on Wednesday? Some major MMA players think so. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship titleholders Georges St. Pierre , T.J. Dillashaw and Cain Velasquez , as well as fighters “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone and Tim Kennedy will all be a part of what is being called an “industry re-defining” announcement this coming Wednesday, according to a press release sent out by PR firm O’Malley Hansen Communications on Monday. The five fighters will be joined on the Wednesday conference call by Bellator MMA founder and former CEO Bjorn Rebney. The conference call is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on Nov. 30. Apart from Cerrone, who is represented by Nascar driver Kevin Harvick’s KHI Management, the remaining four fighters scheduled to appear on Wednesday’s call are represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the chief rival of new UFC ownership group WME-IMG in the world of talent management. Notably, it is a roster of fighters -- especially Cerrone, Kennedy and St. Pierre -- that have been vocal regarding the need for a fighters union in the UFC.

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Dana Makes It Right — Gives Jo Jo Her Tickets To UFC 206, Calls And Apologizes — Watch!

Earlier this week popular UFC strawweight Jo Jo Calderwood voiced a complaint about the UFC’s new fighter ticket policy.

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