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Bellator MMA Cuts Paul Daley and Maiquel Falcao

When you get in trouble, sometimes you have to pay the price. Bellator MMA announced today that middleweight Maiquel Falcao and welterweight Paul Daley have been released from the organization. BetweenTheRopes.com was able to confirm the releases from Bellator MMA. Falcao was 3-1 in Bellator MMA winning the season six middleweight tournament, but lost to Alexander Shlemenko in a fight ...

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Some of the Fallout from #AskDixie

In light of the recent criticisms that TNA has faced follow cutbacks and perceived money issues with the company, President Dixie Carter has asked for fans to send her questions on Twitter for her to answer, using the hashtag #AskDixie. While all of her intentions were good, but it really isn’t a great idea to allow all of the general ...

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Report: MMA Fighters Involved In Biogenesis Probe

If you thought MMA would be free of the Biogenesis scandal, you would be wrong. Today on ESPN’s, ‘Outside the Lines’, former Biogenesis employee turned whistleblower Porter Fisher said that MMA fighters were also on the client list. The other sports include MLB, NFL, NBA and professional boxing. Fisher hasn’t released the client list at this current time. After having ...

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TNA President Dixie Carter Issues Statement to Fans

In light of the recent cuts and backlash from fans, TNA President Dixie Carter issued the following statement today on ImpactWrestling.com: Hi everyone, In the 11+ years that I have been with TNA, I am still amazed by the passion of pro wrestling fans. That passion – both positive and negative – is remarkable and something that all of us ...

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Chris Weidman vs Anderson Silva Fight Estimated To Do 550,000 Pay-Per-View Buys

For the prediction that UFC President Dana White made about UFC 162 trending to about 800,000 buys was a little bit off. According to Dave Meltzer from MMAFighting.com, UFC 162 featuring Chris Weidman knocking off Anderson Silva to win the UFC middleweight championship did about 550,000 buys on pay-per view. The promotion based around the fight was that fighters were ...

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Video: Preview of Tonight’s “Bellator MMA Unrivaled: The Russian Invasion”

Bellator MMA One thing people about watching Bellator MMA is a great crop Russian fighters. Tonight on Spike TV, you will learn a little bit more about the fighters as the promotion debuts, “Bellator MMA Unrivaled: The Russian Invasion”. The half-hour premieres at 11.p.m. ET/PT. The show will feature Russian fighters like: (including Alexander Volkov, Alexander Shlemenko, Andrey Koreshkov and ...

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Chael Sonnen Signs New UFC Deal, Returning to Middleweight

Chael Sonnen will be fighting for a while longer. The former two-division contender announced on Fuel TV on Tuesday night that he has agreed to a new five-fight contract with the UFC that will have him return to the middleweight division following his light heavyweight matchup against Mauricio Rua on August 17. Sonnen also said that he has changed training ...

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Between The Ropes | David Shoemaker – July 24, 2013

David Shoemaker (AKA The Masked Man) of Grantland.com talks about his latest column “Hipster Wrestling“, if wrestling is cool again, the new type of wrestler and connected with today’s society, the rise of Daniel Bryan in the WWE and whether or not he can be the face of the company, having the McMahons on television, WWE being PG television these ...

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Brian Stann Filling In For Joe Rogan To Do Commentary At UFC 163

It didn’t take Brian Stann long to find gigs outside of fighting. It was announced last night on “UFC Tonight”, on Fuel TV that Brian Stann will be filling in for Joe Rogan to do color commentary alongside Mike Goldberg at UFC 163 next Saturday night. UFC 163 will be taking place at the HSBC in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, ...

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Ronda Rousey Will Be Appearing In “The Expendables 3”

That didn’t take long for Ronda Rousey to get her first movie role. Action movie star Sylvester Stallone confirmed on Twitter last night that Ronda Rousey will be appearing in the third installment of “The Expendables”. Stallone didn’t reveal what the role Rousey will have in the movie. The movie is currently in pre-production with an expected release date of ...

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Brie Bella Apologizes For Wardrobe Malfunction On WWE Monday Night Raw

In what was supposed to be the start of a fantastic week for Brie Bella almost turned out to be fatal. During last night’s segment of Miz TV on Monday Night Raw to showcase the new WWE reality show, “Total Divas”, which premieres Sunday on E!, Brie Bella’s nipple was exposed for a split second. No mention was really made ...

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Roy Nelson Signs A New UFC Contract, Will Fight Daniel Cormier At UFC 166

Daniel Cormier and Roy Nelson have been calling out each other for months now. All that was needed was a new UFC contract for Nelson and that was delivered yesterday with the fight as well. It was announced by the UFC that Roy Nelson will be facing Daniel Cormier at UFC 166 on October 19 from the Toyota Center in ...

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Between The Ropes Wrestling Podcast – July 23, 2013

Brian and Steve look back at Raw from Monday night including the final segments with Daniel Bryan, the great CM Punk – Paul Heyman segment, the train wreck involving the Total Divas segment as well as a little accident, Ryback, Brad Maddox, could Rob Van Dam even be a world champion again in WWE, how important ratings are for this ...

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‘Monday Night Raw’ Reaction and Review – 7/22/2013

For complete coverage of everything that happened on Monday Night Raw, be sure to check out last night’s WWE Raw Rundown. The contract signing between John Cena and Daniel Bryan was a good way to start the show. I liked how it picked up immediately where Raw left off last week, and it seemed to have a specific purpose in ...

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WWE Raw Rundown – July 22nd, 2013

Tonight’s WWE Raw seemed content to be a giant bowl of filler. While the Bryan/multiple matches concept had a little intrigue, most of the show felt only “okay.”

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Between The Ropes | Justin Credible – July 22, 2013

Justin Credible talks about how tough the past few years have been for him, his addiction to drugs and his recovery, how healthy he is now, what he thinks his reputation is, getting back his passion for the wrestling business, his YouTube video series “Pro Wrestling 101”, how Colt Cabana has influenced him, independents these days and how tough they ...

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Video: UFC on Fox 8, “Road to the Octagon” Full Episode

The UFC returns this Saturday as UFC on Fox 8 place this Saturday from the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. The main event will feature Demetrious Johnson defending his UFC flyweight title against number one contender John Moraga. Also in action will be Rory McDonald facing Jake Ellenberger in welterweight action, Robbie Lawler battling Bobby Voelker in a welterweight war ...

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Kurt Pellegrino Returns From Retirement to Fight at November Bellator Event

In the world of combat sports it is hard for fighters to stay retired. For Kurt Pellegrino, that is the case as well. Bellator announced today in a press release that they will be going to Revel Casino Atlantic City in New Jersey on November 15 with Pellegrino on the card facing Saul Almeida. Pellegrino hasn’t fought since Bellator 59 ...

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Between The Ropes Wrestling Podcast – July 22, 2013

Brian and Steve talk about the current cuts in TNA Wrestling including both Bruce Pritchard and D’Lo Brown being let go, the current position of TNA, the issues with the house show over the weekend, a preview of tonight’s edition of WWE Raw, talk of Steve Austin returning at WrestleMania 30, the role of WrestleMania for the company and more. ...

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TNA Needs to Grow Up and Start Acting Like a Real Business

News broke early this morning that TNA had to offer refunds for a house show Saturday night in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Apparently, some states still require professional wrestlers to get licensed and tested, much like MMA fighters, while other states allow them to fall into the “professional entertainer” category. To put this in perspective, WWE recently ran a show in ...

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