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Dana White: UFC brand now 'worth $7 billion' after ESPN deal

UFC President Dana White claims the price tag for his fight promotion is nearly double what it sold for roughly two years ago.

Rose Namajunas: 5 Defining Moments

The reigning UFC women’s strawweight champion enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top of the 115-pound weight class.

Fight Facts: Bellator 204

Bellator MMA on Friday paid its first visit to South Dakota, where one of the most knockout-heavy cards in company history proceeded to unfold.

Watch James Vick Lay Out Polo Reyes with One Shot (UFC KO of the Week) | MMAWeekly.com

Sometimes, all it takes is one punch, and that's really what did the damage in James Vick's fight with Polo Reyes in the UFC KO of the Week.

Notable Fight Expert Doesn't Think Khabib vs. Conor Is A Competitive Fight - MMA Imports

Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor and reigning UFC lightweight

Is 'UFC 25 Years in Short' the Ultimate Rags to Riches Story? | MMAWeekly.com

UFC 25 YEARS IN SHORT brings together an award-winning team of documentary filmmakers to tell twenty-five captivating stories.

UFC's Jhenny Andrade Latest To Go Viral - You're Welcome - MMA Imports

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is home to some of

Emelianenko Returned To MMA In The Bloodiest Bout Of The Year, And Didn't Lose - MMA Imports

Mixed martial arts legend Fedor Emelianeko is not the only

Kamaru Usman Compares Darren Till’s Weight Struggles With Anthony Johnson

Kamaru Usman has been officially named by the Ultimate Fighting Championship as a back-up for the UFC 228’s welterweight title fight between the current champion Tyron Woodley and Liverpool, England’s Darren Till. Usman was a recent guest on The MMA Hour and was asked about his status as a replacement for both fighters before stating his belief that Till would struggle again to make weight.

Video: Go behind the scenes of Rizin FF 11 in latest 'Rizin Confessions'

The latest episode of “Rizin Confessions” has arrived, this time looking back at this past month’s Rizin FF 11 event.

Relive Justin Gaethje and Michael Johnson's War (UFC Lincoln Free Fight) | MMAWeekly.com

Justin Gaethje emerged victorious in one of the fights year in 2017 at The Ultimate Fighter Finale in July against Michael Johnson.

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Michael Chandler would love to finish trilogy with fellow free agent Eddie Alvarez

“I have a ton of respect for him as a fighter, and I just want to see the best for him,” Chandler told MMAjunkie. “If that means staying with the UFC, I hope he stays in the UFC. If that means coming to Bellator, I would love to welcome him to Bellator and finish that trilogy. There’s not a day that’s gone by recently since he announced that this last fight was the last fight on his contract, that people haven’t stopped talking about the trilogy.

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MMA community showed Ronda Rousey support (and Cyborg threw shade) after first WWE title win

Ronda Rousey made history on Sunday when she became the first female to win WWE and UFC championship belts. She did so by beating Alexa Bliss for the women’s title in the co-main event of WWE SummerSlam, which took place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Duane Ludwig on Instagram: “Focus on what you need to do.”

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UFC Fight Night 135 pre-event facts: Justin Gaethje's UFC run so far unlike any other

The UFC hosts its third event in Nebraska on Saturday with UFC Fight Night 135. The event takes places at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln with a main card that airs on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.

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Sound Off: Episode 447

On this installment of Sound Off, Luke Thomas and Danny Segura answer your questions regarding Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor, the lack of anticipation for UFC events, Georges St-Pierre's chances of fighting for the UFC lightweight belt, Rory MacDonald's claim to be the best welterweight in the world if he were to win the Bellator WW Grand Prix and defeat Gegard Mousasi, and much more. Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/mmafightingons... Visit our playlists: http://www.youtube.com/mmafightingons... Like MMAF on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mmafighting Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mmafighting Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com

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Why Boxing Needs to End the Dangerous, Cruel and Unnecessary ‘Mexican Style’ Gimmick

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed below are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Sherdog.com, its affiliates and sponsors or its parent company, Evolve Media. * * * In the not-especially-funny but disturbingly prescient satire “The Great White Hype,” Peter Berg plays Terry Conklin, a white fighter who is getting a shot at the heavyweight championship of the world solely because he is Caucasian and promoters know a white-versus-black fight will sell extremely well in America. Although he is not of Irish descent, the people in charge of promoting the fight decide to market Conklin as “Irish” Terry Conklin. They have a team of leprechauns follow him and make him wear green trunks and Boston Celtics jackets, all because they know Irish fighters sell especially well. This idea of pretending a fighter is of a different descent seemed funny in 1996; however, the joke has manifested itself into reality through the weird, insensitive and completely unnecessary act of cultural appropriation known as “Mexican Style.

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Twitter Reacts To Today's Viral UFC Fighter's Drilled Through Testicle - MMA Imports

UFC newcomer Bryce Mitchell may have had a successful octagon debut, but things have not quite been going the fighter’s way as of late. Now fight fans are taking to social media to react to Mitchell’s recent injury.

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If I Did It: Does Dana White hate UFC money fights?

Welcome to http://BloodyElbow.com's If I Did It, the show where we grapple with PR kerfluffles from the world of MMA. This week we struggle with the existential crisis of UFC money fights. Right after the show join the same crew at If The Shoes Fit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb2sE...

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4 ways that the UFC can proceed with the featherweight division

Aside from the outside of the cage issues, a competitive division is always more compelling to people. A dominant champion isn’t always as interesting as has been proven with Demetrious Johnson. Another example is that of the strawweight division. Now that Rose Namajunas has dethroned Joanna Jedrezjczyk, the division has opened up completely and there is new intrigue.

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Dana White Reveals Real Reason He Let Nate Diaz Slap Him In The Face - MMA Imports

UFC superstar Nate Diaz once released a stunning video of himself Stockton slapping UFC President Dana White. The video quickly grew viral, leaving many curious as to why the incident occurred in the first place.

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VIDEO: Ref Fails to Stop Choke, Fighter Says Opponent Saved His Life | MMAWeekly.com

“I saw in the video that I went out and my eyes were open,” Costa said. “You might think I’m awake, but I was already out. I moved a couple of times, but I was having seizures. My corner and his corner yelled that I was out, but the referee said he would only stop the fight if I was out. And I was! Every referee touches the fighter to see if they are out, but he never touched me. My opponent stopped the fight. Otherwise, I would be dead.

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Dana White Names The Best Promoted Fight Of His Career - MMA Imports

UFC President Dana White has been with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for many years now. Consequently, White has promoted a massive bevy of match ups during his time as the UFC president. Now White has come forward to reveal which fight he believes is his best work to date.

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Joe Rogan on Instagram: “Dog days of summer.”

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USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings, Aug. 21: Gearing up for lightweight movement

How far can Vick climb with a win over Gaethje? We’ll have to see how the headliner plays out in Lincoln. But ahead of that, check out our full list at lightwieght and the rest of the rankings above.

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Evan Dunham Plans to Retire Following His Next UFC Fight in September | MMAWeekly.com

September 22 will be my last fight. I can retire from the sport that I love with my head held high. I know that I never held anything back while in the cage and September 22 will be no different. My goals and priorities have shifted throughout the years and I am ready to concentrate on building my gym, as well as any new opportunities that come my way. I have gone toe 2 toe with many of the worlds best competitors and I am truly grateful for this. My passion for Jiu Jitsu will continue to be a driving force in my gym and at select Jiu Jitsu competitions. I want to thank my family, friends and fans for all of your support throughout the years.

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Flyweight Champ Nicco Montano Comfortable Taking Fights at Bantamweight | MMAWeekly.com

Of course, even if she were to defeat Shevchenko at UFC 228, the UFC isn’t likely to give Montano a fight at bantamweight right away. She’d likely have to make a couple more defenses before the UFC considered any superfight type of bouts at 135 pounds and wouldn’t likely want her in a non-title bout while she holds the title at flyweight.

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TJ Dillashaw Still Willing to Fight Boxer Gervonta Davis and His Padded Record | MMAWeekly.com

Undefeated Floyd Mayweather boxing protege Gervonta Davis tweeted that he wanted to “fight the dude that fought Cody yesterday,” after Dillashaw knocked Cody Garbrandt out for a second consecutive time at UFC 227 earlier this month. He added, “I will whip ya ass.”

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The responses to Bryce Mitchell's horror-show of a scrotal tear are pretty epic – including free underwear

Check below for some of the best GIF replies to Mitchell’s accident. And in all seriousness, at the very least it’s fairly certain pretty much all the men reading this take their hat off to Mitchell, shed a tear, maybe throw up in their mouths a little bit – and wish him a fast recovery.

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Success, Failure and being Obsessed with Bas Rutten

Thank you for Watching this funny and powerful video with Bas Rutten! Bas Rutten, former UFC Heavyweight Champion, a three-time King of Pancrase world champion, and finished his career on a 22 fight unbeaten streak. He's TV and Movie actor, Inventor and Entrepreneur. Website : https://www.basrutten.com O2 Trainer : http://www.o2trainer.com/ Body Action System : www.bodyactionsystem.com/ Leave a comment below and let me know what part of the interview you enjoyed the most with Bas. Let me know what you think as well by subscribing on social media: You can follow Bert at: Website: http://bertmartinez.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theBertMart... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bertmartinez... Twitter: https://twitter.com/BertMartinez SnapChat: https://snapchat.com/add/BertMartinez Bert Martinez's' New Book - Dominating Your Mind http://DominatingYourMind.com/ Bert Martinez is a Bestselling author, entrepreneur, and direct response consultant. He hosts Money For Lunch, a talk show distributed as a podcast. Learn and hear the stories from various successful people around the world, become inspired, motivated and educated with Money For Lunch.

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Autistic Students Engage and Protect With Jiu-Jitsu

Brandi has taken classes with Devin. He taught her how to protect herself and her children, especially Troy. “He’s taught me things I can do to hold and keep him safe, because he’s a self-harmer. He will punch himself, and [Devin] taught me ways to take his back, and we can wait it out until he’s calm. None of the psychiatric [stuff] worked, but Jiu-Jitsu did.”

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Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Nearly Sold Out; UFC 229 Second Largest Gate in History | MMAWeekly.com

According to MMAFighting’s Dave Meltzer , who is the industry’s foremost expert on UFC pay-per-view statistics and ticket sales, reported that tickets for Conor McGregor’s return to challenge undefeated, undisputed UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov were nearly sold out within minutes of going on-sale to the public on Friday, Aug. 17. That followed two days of special early access sales to UFC Fight Club members and newsletter subscribers. 

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Fighter who was choked out for 90 seconds discusses referee's incompetence | BJPenn.com

“I saw in the video that I went out and my eyes were open,” Costa continued. “You might think I’m awake, but I was already out. I moved a couple of times, but I was having seizures. My corner and his corner yelled that I was out, but the referee said he would only stop the fight if I was out. And I was! Every referee touches the fighter to see if they are out, but he never touched me. My opponent stopped the fight. Otherwise, I would be dead.”

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One Month Into USADA Testing And Shirtless Brock Lesnar Emerges Much Smaller - MMA Imports

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar recently re-entered the USADA testing pool after accepting a fight call out from two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier. Now a new side-by side photo comparison has shown that the former title holder has seemingly gotten smaller since re-entering the testing pool.

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Daily Debate results: Brock Lesnar or Ronda Rousey with bigger UFC impact if they return?

This weekend's @WWE event featured two former UFC champions in Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey. Which fighter’s return to the UFC would have a bigger impact on the organization?

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Wanderlei Silva's Run for Office is Official; Rampage Jackson Might Be Final Fight | MMAWeekly.com

“I’m facing this as maybe it is my last fight,” Silva said. “I will run for federal deputy now. It’s a new career, a new time in my life. I’m seeing the need for it. There are guys being elected that have no business being there, a bunch of poor guys, dishonest guys that steal from the people. You have to put guys that have an ideal and already have money to live so they don’t need to steal from the people.

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Out Of Nowhere, This Rachael Ostovich UFC Weigh In Clip Is Insanely Viral - MMA Imports

*tryin not to slip to my 💀😩😂. Loving this shot by @photosbyachlene 💕 isn’t she just amazing!?!!!! Always making me look bomb🤪😍😍😍My body for this camp, has changed for the better. I have never seen my body this way. Crazy what consistency and hard work does!! One of these days I’m gonna post a “before” pic and y’all gonna trip. Lol😆😅😂🤷🏻‍♀️ I was a veddy chubby bunny carrying an extra 25 lbs of God knows what. But I’ll get into that later. Lol 😅😩🤷🏻‍♀️😝 Anyways fight week is next week Monday and omgggg ya girl has been ready. 😎😜🤗☺️Feels like the days are low key dragging.. 😐😂I’m just so excited to see my hard work come thru. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼#TYJ Hope y’all having a great week. 💕 #thighs #match 🍑✅lol 😜🤪😂

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Police Issue Warrant for Andre Lee's Husband, Donny Aaron, for Domestic Abuse and False Imprisonment | MMAWeekly.com

Aaron’s name landed in the headlines two months ago after it was revealed that he had a pair of Nazi tattoos visible on his body. Both Aaron and Lee issued statements regarding his tattoos after they were first revealed. Aaron later said he got the tattoos while he was serving a term in prison, but refused to cover them up or have them removed.

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Joe Rogan on Instagram: “Fuck!!”

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Bethe Is Back In The Viral Circuit With New Bikini Beach Pic - You're Welcome - MMA Imports

UFC women’s bantamweight Bethe Correia is currently coming off of a tough loss. That being said, the talented mixed martial artist is now getting fight fans’ attention for a recent photo from her time away from the gym.

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Emily Whitmire and a girl she hadn't been getting along with walk into a bar ... and jail happens.

In fairness, it wasn’t really a fight, in that there wasn’t much of an exchange. But the reason why it stuck out for Whitmire (3-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the serious consequences she had to deal with afterward: namely jail time, probation and anger management.

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Donald Trump Single Handedly Made UFC 229 Great Again - MMA Imports

Khabib Nurmagomedov is set to fight Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 229 on Oct. 6, live on pay-per-view. Knowing that UFC President Dana White has been friends with President Donald Trump for many years, Nurmagomedov recently decided to reach out to Dana White in hopes of earning his father a visa.

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Joe Rogan on Instagram: “My preferred tools for getting the party started. @onnit @onnitacademy @onnit.sports #kong”

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Gray Maynard returns to lightweight opposite Nik Lentz | BJPenn.com

Maynard has spent his last three fights in the UFC featherweight division, where he went 2-1, defeating Teruto Ishihara, losing to Ryan Hall, and defeating Fernando Bruno — all by decision. This featherweight run was preceded by four-straight losses in the lightweight division: a decision defeat to Alexander Yakovlev, and knockouts dealt by Ross Pearson, Nate Diaz and TJ Grant. The 39-year-old Maynard is 13-6-1 overall.

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Several UFC Vets Sign Up For Bare Knuckle Boxing - MMA Imports

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is home to some of the world’s toughest and most talented competitors. With that in mind, it would appear that a series of veteran mixed martial artists once from the UFC’s roster have now elected to begin a career within the sport of bare-knuckle boxing.

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Free advice: Don't ever draft Forrest Griffin or Joseph Benavidez for your soccer team

While all three of the fighters proved to be a hit with fans, their soccer skills weren’t quite on par with their fighting prowess. MMAjunkie’s Ken Hathaway was on hand to document the evening, which Las Vegas Lights owner and CEO Brett Lashbrook hopes will become a tradition moving forward as the team continues to “support all things that are Las Vegas.”

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Challenge Over Money - Lee Wants Khabib Not McGregor Fight - MMA Imports

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is set to fight Conor McGregor on Oct. 6 in the live pay-per-view main event of UFC 229. Despite McGregor’s position as a massive PPV draw and UFC megastar, former interim UFC lightweight title challenger Kevin Lee would rather take on the undefeated Dagestan native.

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Brendan Schaub rips USADA for lack of Jon Jones testing | BJPenn.com

“Of course [Daniel Cormier]’s gonna pass the tests,” he said. “Of course they have to test the athletes, of course they have to test certain guys, but does no one find it kind of sketchy that the guy who we know 100 percent is going to pass the test, gets tested more than the guy who is known for failing tests? And I’m not even a conspiracy theory guy. But does no one think this is fucking strange? How crazy is that?

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Dana White's Contender Series Brazil lineups revealed

The lineups for the first three Dana White’s Contender Series Brazil events have been revealed, and a few fighters with UFC experience are on the slate.

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Luke Rockhold won't move to light heavyweight until UFC offers 'something sexy'

“I like the light heavyweight division – I think it’s for the taking,” Rockhold told MMAjunkie. “‘DC,’ the complication with him – he’s tossing and turning. I just want the thing to really solidify itself and iron it out. I want a matchup – I want a sexy matchup, and I want to get up there and I want to do some damage, and I want it to mean something. I don’t want to have to fight the best guy in the division in Alexander Gustafsson and have to backtrack if ‘DC’ doesn’t fight and I have to fight someone else lower – what’s the (expletive) point?