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Sherdog
The Savage Truth: What a UFC Sale Could Bringmanagers and non-integral employees -- are usually the first to go. It’s no won
The Savage Truth: What a UFC Sale Could Bring
Sherdog / Posted 22 hours ago
managers and non-integral employees -- are usually the first to go. It’s no wonder there are rumors of low morale at the Zuffa temple in Las Vegas. While fighters are the locomotive that pulls the UFC train, I’m not so sure they should be too... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Yahoo Sports' Top 10: Best fighters since UFC 100promotions are not considered, including those such as the World Extreme Cagefi
Yahoo Sports' Top 10: Best fighters since UFC 100
Yahoo Sports / Posted yesterday
promotions are not considered, including those such as the World Extreme Cagefighting and Strikeforce, which were owned by Zuffa during this period. Jones was 13-1 with seven finishes in that span and was 10-0 in title fights. In choosing the 10... Read more
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ESPN
Heyman: UFC return is 'greatest thing that has ever happened' to LesnarLesnar will make his return to MMA this year while also appearing on the cover
Heyman: UFC return is 'greatest thing that has ever happened' to Lesnar
ESPN / Posted yesterday
Lesnar will make his return to MMA this year while also appearing on the cover of the WWE 2K17 video game. Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images How important will it be for SmackDown to feel special again once it goes live on Tuesday nights? I... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Former UFC star Ryan Jimmo dies aged 34 following alleged hit-and-run attackman was walking back to his vehicle, the driver of the other vehicle allegedly
Former UFC star Ryan Jimmo dies aged 34 following alleged hit-and-run attack
Daily Mirror / Posted 3 days ago
man was walking back to his vehicle, the driver of the other vehicle allegedly sped up, struck the man and left the scene. Zuffa LLC via Getty ImagesCharismatic Jimmo was active in the UFC for three years Zuffa LLC via Getty ImagesHe was released... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Asian audience key to boosting UFC’s fortunes: Dodsoncompanies like China’s Dalian Wanda, Tencent Holdings and Kraft Group. That val
Asian audience key to boosting UFC’s fortunes: Dodson
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
companies like China’s Dalian Wanda, Tencent Holdings and Kraft Group. That valuation is staggering, considering owners Zuffa bought UFC for just US$2 million back in 2001. Zuffa almost ran the UFC to the ground about 4 years later when it lost... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Conor McGregor claims he OVERTRAINED for first fight with Nate Diazthat fade away left hand he caught with - my senses were still there and it was
Conor McGregor claims he OVERTRAINED for first fight with Nate Diaz
Daily Mirror / Posted 3 days ago
that fade away left hand he caught with - my senses were still there and it was almost like a fatigue thing. Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty ImagesThe Irishman believes he was close to beating Diaz at UFC 196 McGregor dominated the... Read more
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Sherdog
The UFC's Late-Blooming Middle Childno need for a secondary hot-button topic; one of the biggest happenings in the
The UFC's Late-Blooming Middle Child
Sherdog / Posted 5 days ago
no need for a secondary hot-button topic; one of the biggest happenings in the sport’s history, especially dovetailing with Zuffa’s ongoing anti-media agenda, is more than enough to carry public discourse. Nonetheless, former UFC welterweight... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Fighter pay and free agency: Where does UFC go from here?Saturday night. Afterward, he had his mind on his money and his money on his m
Fighter pay and free agency: Where does UFC go from here?
Yahoo Sports / Posted 7 days ago
Saturday night. Afterward, he had his mind on his money and his money on his mind. The wildly popular “Cowboy” earned a Zuffa-record 17th post-fight bonus (combining his UFC and WEC days) for the third-round TKO, but Cerrone didn’t seem too... Read more
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Baller Status
UFC Shoots Down Reports of $4.2 Billion SaleWe’ve communicated that to our staff members via an internal memo," a rep for t
UFC Shoots Down Reports of $4.2 Billion Sale
Baller Status / Posted 7 days ago
We’ve communicated that to our staff members via an internal memo," a rep for the UFC told Forbes. The UFC is owned by Zuffa, a company founded by billionaire brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta. The casino magnates purchased the UFC back in... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Group headed by WME/IMG in talks to buy Ultimate Fighting Championshipfighters such as Conor McGregor. Still, UFC has continued to grow in popularit
Group headed by WME/IMG in talks to buy Ultimate Fighting Championship
Los Angeles Times / Posted 8 days ago
fighters such as Conor McGregor. Still, UFC has continued to grow in popularity. The organization was last purchased by Zuffa in 2001 for $2 million. Since then, UFC’s financial value has significantly increased. If a sale occurs, it would be... Read more
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KIVI Boise
So The UFC Didn't Sell Out For $4B After All?was still on its website Tuesday morning, said a $4 billion bid submitted by fo
So The UFC Didn't Sell Out For $4B After All?
KIVI Boise / Posted 8 days ago
was still on its website Tuesday morning, said a $4 billion bid submitted by four combined groups had been accepted by Zuffa, the company that owns the UFC. As part of the deal, the report says UFC President Dana White would stay on... Read more
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WRTV Indianapolis
So The UFC Didn't Sell Out For $4B After All?was still on its website Tuesday morning, said a $4 billion bid submitted by fo
So The UFC Didn't Sell Out For $4B After All?
WRTV Indianapolis / Posted 8 days ago
was still on its website Tuesday morning, said a $4 billion bid submitted by four combined groups had been accepted by Zuffa, the company that owns the UFC. As part of the deal, the report says UFC President Dana White would stay on... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
So The UFC Didn't Sell Out For $4B After All?was still on its website Tuesday morning, said a $4 billion bid submitted by fo
So The UFC Didn't Sell Out For $4B After All?
KGTV San Diego / Posted 8 days ago
was still on its website Tuesday morning, said a $4 billion bid submitted by four combined groups had been accepted by Zuffa, the company that owns the UFC. As part of the deal, the report says UFC President Dana White would stay on... Read more
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TSN
WME-IMG group wins UFC biddingfrom New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and the Kraft Group has won the bi
WME-IMG group wins UFC bidding
TSN / Posted 9 days ago
from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and the Kraft Group has won the bidding to purchase the company from Zuffa, LLC for a reported $4.2 billion. Zuffa is owned by Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, Dana White and Flash Entertainment. It... Read more
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ESPN.co.uk
UFC champ Bisping wants to 'go out on top'after 'two or three' more fights Michael Bisping hoping to retire on top after
UFC champ Bisping wants to 'go out on top'
ESPN.co.uk / Posted 9 days ago
after 'two or three' more fights Michael Bisping hoping to retire on top after 'two or three' more fightsBrandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping plans to have "two or three" more fights before... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
What would UFC look like without Dana White?Semaphore Entertainment Group. Mixed martial arts was a mess in 2001 and was o
What would UFC look like without Dana White?
Yahoo Sports / Posted 12 days ago
Semaphore Entertainment Group. Mixed martial arts was a mess in 2001 and was only sanctioned by New Jersey at the time of Zuffa’s purchase. It was ignored by the mainstream media, unavailable on television except on pay-per-view and had a tiny... Read more
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Sherdog
Postal Connections: The Looming Salethis business from the ground up. It’s hard to not stand back in wonder, especi
Postal Connections: The Looming Sale
Sherdog / Posted 12 days ago
this business from the ground up. It’s hard to not stand back in wonder, especially for those of us who were around before Zuffa came into existence. It has been a crazy 15 years. Let’s hope the next 15 are just as good for this weird, crazy,... Read more
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Fortune
Two Groups Bid $4.1 Billion to Buy UFCbacking the WME-IMG bid. UFC president Dana White has not commented on the sal
Two Groups Bid $4.1 Billion to Buy UFC
Fortune / Posted 12 days ago
backing the WME-IMG bid. UFC president Dana White has not commented on the sale since initially denying reports that Zuffa, the UFC’s parent company, had begun fielding bids for the promotion. Zuffa originally purchased the UFC for $2... Read more
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give me sport
UFC currently considering two rival offers for multi-billion dollar takeover [ESPN]$4 billion which had attracted interest from four parties. of course, just bec
UFC currently considering two rival offers for multi-billion dollar takeover [ESPN]
give me sport / Posted 12 days ago
$4 billion which had attracted interest from four parties. of course, just because bids have been made does not mean that Zuffa - the UFC's current majority owners with an 80 percent stake following a $2 billion takeover back in 2001 - will agree... Read more
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Bleacher Report
UFC Reportedly Has 2 Offers over $4 Billion to Buy Companyto be for a valuation between $3.5 and $4 billion.” Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta
UFC Reportedly Has 2 Offers over $4 Billion to Buy Company
Bleacher Report / Posted 13 days ago
to be for a valuation between $3.5 and $4 billion.” Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta are brothers who set up the company Zuffa. Zuffa purchased the UFC in 2001 for $2 million, so a bid of more than $4 billion would be a significant windfall.... Read more
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Sherdog
Survival of the Illest in a Chaotic Lightweight Winterfrom there, meaning he didn’t even get lowballed and pressured into taking less
Survival of the Illest in a Chaotic Lightweight Winter
Sherdog / Posted 13 days ago
from there, meaning he didn’t even get lowballed and pressured into taking less money to chase his dream, despite the fact Zuffa had no real reason to match what he was making in his last Bellator fight. Up to this point, things really couldn’t... Read more
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Brisbane Times
UFC: Thompson and MacDonald put friendship asidein the octagon. American fighter Stephen Thompson works out for fans and media
UFC: Thompson and MacDonald put friendship aside
Brisbane Times / Posted 13 days ago
in the octagon. American fighter Stephen Thompson works out for fans and media ahead of UFC Ottawa. Photo: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa After all, fighting was in his blood, and on Sunday Thompson will take on Rory MacDonald at UFC Ottawa to move into... Read more
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The Courier Mail
UFC owners set for whopping paydayreporting this process is expected to be finalised imminently. Frank and Loren
UFC owners set for whopping payday
The Courier Mail / Posted 13 days ago
reporting this process is expected to be finalised imminently. Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta set up the UFC’s parent company Zuffa when they, along with Dana White, purchased the promotion back in 2001 for $US2 million. Zuffa owns roughly 80 per cent... Read more
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Adelaide Now
UFC owners set for whopping paydayreporting this process is expected to be finalised imminently. Frank and Loren
UFC owners set for whopping payday
Adelaide Now / Posted 13 days ago
reporting this process is expected to be finalised imminently. Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta set up the UFC’s parent company Zuffa when they, along with Dana White, purchased the promotion back in 2001 for $US2 million. Zuffa owns roughly 80 per cent... Read more
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SportingNews
Patriots owner Robert Kraft part of group interested in buying UFC, report saysthe report said. Brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, who collectively own 81
Patriots owner Robert Kraft part of group interested in buying UFC, report says
SportingNews / Posted 13 days ago
the report said. Brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, who collectively own 81 percent of the UFC under a company called Zuffa, would likely be keen to have Robert Kraft as an investor. The Fertittas have ties to Las Vegas, where they could... Read more
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Sherdog
Reports: UFC Sale Nearly Finalized After Multiple Bids for Full Ownership Exceed $4 Billionwe’re not for sale, but let me tell you what. If somebody shows up with $4 bill
Reports: UFC Sale Nearly Finalized After Multiple Bids for Full Ownership Exceed $4 Billion
Sherdog / Posted 13 days ago
we’re not for sale, but let me tell you what. If somebody shows up with $4 billion, we can talk. We can definitely talk.” Zuffa acquired the UFC from Semaphore Entertainment in 2001 for $2 million dollars. Lorenzo Fertitta told CNN in December... Read more
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ESPN
MacDonald focuses on fight, not contract negotiationswas $300,000.Rory MacDonald, left, lost a close decision against welterweight c
MacDonald focuses on fight, not contract negotiations
ESPN / Posted 13 days ago
was $300,000.Rory MacDonald, left, lost a close decision against welterweight champion Robbie Lawler last July. Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images MacDonald says he and his manager, Rodolphe Beaulieu, worked meticulously to reach a number he felt... Read more
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ESPN
Five Rounds: Cormier talks Lesnar, UFC 200, moreLesnar). Should we be cool with this? Brock Lesnar returns to MMA to fight at
Five Rounds: Cormier talks Lesnar, UFC 200, more
ESPN / Posted 13 days ago
Lesnar). Should we be cool with this? Brock Lesnar returns to MMA to fight at UFC 200 in Las Vegas on July 9 Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images Cormier: So there's two sides to this. One, the side [of somebody] that's fighting in the main event... Read more
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ESPN
Two groups surpass $4B bids for UFCwas actively up for sale and that bids were in the $3.5 billion to $4 billion r
Two groups surpass $4B bids for UFC
ESPN / Posted 13 days ago
was actively up for sale and that bids were in the $3.5 billion to $4 billion range. At the time, White denied that Zuffa, which bought the UFC for $2 million in 2001, was in an active bidding process. Sources say that although White denied... Read more
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Sherdog
The Savage Truth: Front Lines Forming in Ali Act Battlehas followed this fight for any period of time, but it did clearly delineate th
The Savage Truth: Front Lines Forming in Ali Act Battle
Sherdog / Posted 14 days ago
has followed this fight for any period of time, but it did clearly delineate the company’s stance. In no uncertain terms, Zuffa LLC, the parent company of the UFC, wants no part of federal legislation of their business. They and other MMA... Read more
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Market Watch
UFC, after 23 years, is still just winging itcockfighting” and its place in the U.S. sports hierarchy. Frank and Lorenzo Fer
UFC, after 23 years, is still just winging it
Market Watch / Posted 19 days ago
cockfighting” and its place in the U.S. sports hierarchy. Frank and Lorenzo Ferttita, owners of UFC’s parent company, Zuffa, should be watching the money roll in as television deals get more lucrative and White puts together the fights that... Read more
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Sherdog
Postal Connections: Digging Out from Helwani-Gateabsurdity of removing Helwani. Having attended over 50 UFC events with a decade
Postal Connections: Digging Out from Helwani-Gate
Sherdog / Posted 19 days ago
absurdity of removing Helwani. Having attended over 50 UFC events with a decade-plus of dedicated support, I called the UFC-Zuffa corporate offices to express my views. As expected, this organization had no one willing to discuss this topic and only... Read more
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ESPN
Five Rounds: How will the weight affect Diaz-McGregor II?the MMA world with his first-round knockout of middleweight champion Luke Rockh
Five Rounds: How will the weight affect Diaz-McGregor II?
ESPN / Posted 20 days ago
the MMA world with his first-round knockout of middleweight champion Luke Rockhold in their rematch at UFC 199. Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images Poirier: Man, it's up there, but I'm not as surprised as everybody else. A lot of people really... Read more
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Sherdog
Move to 145 Pounds ‘In the Works’ for Ex-UFC Lightweight Champ Anthony Pettisthat his next Octagon appearance will be at featherweight, adding the hashtag c
Move to 145 Pounds ‘In the Works’ for Ex-UFC Lightweight Champ Anthony Pettis
Sherdog / Posted 21 days ago
that his next Octagon appearance will be at featherweight, adding the hashtag caption “#145intheworks.” Pettis’ entire Zuffa career up to this point has taken place at 155 pounds, and it has been a largely successful tenure. He beat Benson... Read more
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Calgary Sun
UFC overturns ban on journalist Ariel Helwani, two colleaguesto the UFC without speaking to the company beforehand and acknowledged that he
UFC overturns ban on journalist Ariel Helwani, two colleagues
Calgary Sun / Posted 22 days ago
to the UFC without speaking to the company beforehand and acknowledged that he was paid by the UFC’s parent company, Zuffa, while working for FOX. He also elaborated on the events of Saturday night, when Helwani, Lin and Leydon were kicked... Read more
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ESPN
Kimbo Slice will be remembered for his improbable rise to popularitya 5-2 record as an MMA fighter, making an improbable leap from backyard fighter
Kimbo Slice will be remembered for his improbable rise to popularity
ESPN / Posted 22 days ago
a 5-2 record as an MMA fighter, making an improbable leap from backyard fighter to pop culture sensation. Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Slice's legacy as a fighter, however, is complicated, if not unique. Many fans never looked at... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
How to get banned for life from the UFCa story. Helwani was recently removed from his role as a UFC reporter for Fox.
How to get banned for life from the UFC
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 23 days ago
a story. Helwani was recently removed from his role as a UFC reporter for Fox. I was escorted out of the building by Zuffa staff before the main event. Credential taken away, too. Didn't see Bisping realize his dream. I love this sport &... Read more
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Baller Status
MMA Journalist Ariel Helwani Gets Lifetime Ban From UFCthe building with his crew, before the main fight at UFC 199 on Saturday (June
MMA Journalist Ariel Helwani Gets Lifetime Ban From UFC
Baller Status / Posted 23 days ago
the building with his crew, before the main fight at UFC 199 on Saturday (June 4). I was escorted out of the building by Zuffa staff before the main event. Credential taken away, too. Didn't see Bisping realize his dream. I love this sport &... Read more
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ESPN
What We Learned from UFC 199: No one is safe. No oneone is safe. No one.Michael Bisping, left, delivered a big upset victory by fin
What We Learned from UFC 199: No one is safe. No one
ESPN / Posted 23 days ago
one is safe. No one.Michael Bisping, left, delivered a big upset victory by finishing Luke Rockhold at UFC 199. Harry How/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images Bisping always had a chance, alright? MMA is very much a sporting event, but it's also not a... Read more
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New Now Next
New UFC Champ Michael Bisping Calls Opponent F*ggot In Post-Fight TakedownBrandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Underdog Michael Bisping s
New UFC Champ Michael Bisping Calls Opponent F*ggot In Post-Fight Takedown
New Now Next / Posted 23 days ago
Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Underdog Michael Bisping stunned fans with a surprising first-round knockout against opponent Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 this past weekend. However, it’s a homophobic slur he made toward his opponent... Read more
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Adelaide Now
How to get banned for life from the UFCto the punch, the UFC, notorious for being hypersensitive with media, retaliate
How to get banned for life from the UFC
Adelaide Now / Posted 24 days ago
to the punch, the UFC, notorious for being hypersensitive with media, retaliated. I was escorted out of the building by Zuffa staff before the main event. Credential taken away, too. Didn't see Bisping realize his dream. I love this sport &... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Reporter, staff removed from UFC 199 after Lesnar reportmain event, along with photographer Esther Lin and video director E. Casey Leyd
Reporter, staff removed from UFC 199 after Lesnar report
Inquirier.net / Posted 24 days ago
main event, along with photographer Esther Lin and video director E. Casey Leydon. “I was escorted out of the building by Zuffa staff before the main event. Credential taken away, too. Didn’t see Bisping realize his dream. My long-time colleagues... Read more
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Sherdog
Exploring the UFC 199 Narratives1. Poirer’s Resurgence In his 17th Zuffa appearance, Dustin Poirer had never lo
Exploring the UFC 199 Narratives
Sherdog / Posted 24 days ago
1. Poirer’s Resurgence In his 17th Zuffa appearance, Dustin Poirer had never looked better. He tied his Ultimate Fighting Championship winning streak record (four) with his first-round TKO victory over Bobby Green, and he has finished three of those... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
How to get banned for life from the UFCto the punch, the UFC, notorious for being hypersensitive with media, retaliate
How to get banned for life from the UFC
Daily Telegraph / Posted 24 days ago
to the punch, the UFC, notorious for being hypersensitive with media, retaliated. I was escorted out of the building by Zuffa staff before the main event. Credential taken away, too. Didn't see Bisping realize his dream. I love this sport &... Read more
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The Courier Mail
How to get banned for life from the UFCto the punch, the UFC, notorious for being hypersensitive with media, retaliate
How to get banned for life from the UFC
The Courier Mail / Posted 24 days ago
to the punch, the UFC, notorious for being hypersensitive with media, retaliated. I was escorted out of the building by Zuffa staff before the main event. Credential taken away, too. Didn't see Bisping realize his dream. I love this sport &... Read more
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CBC.ca
Canadian MMA reporter banned for life from UFC after revealing Brock Lesnar's returnEsther Lin and video director E. Casey Leydon also had to leave, the reporter s
Canadian MMA reporter banned for life from UFC after revealing Brock Lesnar's return
CBC.ca / Posted 24 days ago
Esther Lin and video director E. Casey Leydon also had to leave, the reporter said. I was escorted out of the building by Zuffa staff before the main event. Credential taken away, too. Didn't see Bisping realize his dream. I love this sport &... Read more
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Calgary Sun
UFC making huge mistake in banning reporter ... and other UFC 199 takeawaysLin and Leydon should have their credentials returned. Immediately. I was esco
UFC making huge mistake in banning reporter ... and other UFC 199 takeaways
Calgary Sun / Posted 24 days ago
Lin and Leydon should have their credentials returned. Immediately. I was escorted out of the building by Zuffa staff before the main event. Credential taken away, too. Didn't see Bisping realize his dream. 2. WHAT WAS THAT? It... Read more
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ESPN
Cruz decisions Faber to retain bantamweight title199, with Cruz scoring a unanimous decision win to defend the UFC bantamweight
Cruz decisions Faber to retain bantamweight title
ESPN / Posted 25 days ago
199, with Cruz scoring a unanimous decision win to defend the UFC bantamweight championship for the third time. Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images Cruz was far more dominant in the third meeting than he was in the second, when judges scored a... Read more
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ESPN
Look who's back: Lesnar to return for UFC 200was "closing the door on MMA." Brock Lesnar hasn't competed in the UFC since 2
Look who's back: Lesnar to return for UFC 200
ESPN / Posted 25 days ago
was "closing the door on MMA." Brock Lesnar hasn't competed in the UFC since 2011 but that will change July 9. Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images Lesnar, 38, is a former NCAA Division I wrestling champion. He made a successful transition from... Read more
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ESPN
Henderson uncertain on future after KO of Lombardhead by Dan Henderson marked the beginning of the end for Hector Lombard in the
Henderson uncertain on future after KO of Lombard
ESPN / Posted 25 days ago
head by Dan Henderson marked the beginning of the end for Hector Lombard in their middleweight bout at UFC 199. Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images The outcome came despite Henderson being badly hurt in the first round. He caught Lombard with a... Read more
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