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UFC Releases Cast For Upcoming Season Of The Ultimate Fighter

The UFC released today the full cast of fighters who will be on this upcoming season of the Ultimate Fighter. The 18th season of the reality show starts on September 4th with a two hour premiere on Fox Sports 1 featuring 16 men and 16 women bantamweight fighters who will then fight to just get into the house. The coaches ...

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Wrestling Stars Comment on Darren Young

We have been talking a good part of the day about WWE star Darren Young telling TMZ that he is gay. The WWE released a statement earlier today in the support of Young. We have seen top star John Cena comment, but have also seen top executives Triple H and Stephanie McMahon comment as well. Now we have some of ...

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Between The Ropes Podcast Previewing UFC on Fox Sports 1

Brian and Steve look ahead to Saturday’s UFC on Fox Sports 1: Shogun vs. Sonnen show and discuss the show including the main event of Shogua Rua vs. Chael Sonnen, Alistair Overeem vs. Travis Browne and the undercard, winners and losers, who could be a breakout star in the UFC and more. Subscribe to Between The Ropes on iTunes so you can ...

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Between The Ropes WWE Summerslam 2013 Preview Podcast

Brian and Steve talk about WWE superstar Darren Young coming out publicly and saying he is gay, how big of a story this is, the WWE’s reaction as well as media reaction for Young going forward with his career in the company.  Then, they run down Summerslam from top to bottom including what they think will be the best match ...

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Darren Young Releases First Statement Since Coming Out

WWE star Darren Young announced in an interview TMZ early this morning that he is gay. A lot of support has been shown to Young, but we hadn’t from Young since then. Young posted on Twitter a short time ago. Never b bullied n2 silence.Never allow yourself 2 be made a victim.Accept no ones definition of your life; DEFINE YOURSELF- ...

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Thoughts on Darren Young, and Being Different in Professional Wrestling

Well kids, prepare for the backlash. Darren Young came out earlier today as WWE’s first openly gay superstar. That is, he’s the first to reveal himself while still under contract with the company. Several previous wrestlers have announced themselves as gay – the late Chris Kanyon and Orlando Jordan immediately come to mind – but most had distanced themselves from ...

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UFC Fight Night 26 Press Conference Starting At 1 P.M. ET

UFC Fight Night 26 takes place on Saturday from the TD Garden in Boston with the main event featuring Chael Sonnen facing off with Shogun Rua. Before Saturday’s fights, the press conference for the event takes place today at 1 p.m. ET. The press conference will be taking place at the Wang Theatre in Boston. Those attending the press conference ...

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WWE Comments On Darren Young Revealing He Is Gay

We revealed moments ago that WWE star Darren Young has announced he is gay in an interview with TMZ. The WWE has released a statement regarding Young: On TMZ this morning, WWE Superstar Darren Young revealed to the WWE Universe that he is gay. WWE is proud of Darren Young for being open about his sexuality, and we will continue ...

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WWE Superstar Darren Young Publicly Comes Out

WWE superstar Darren Young (Fred Rosser) of the PrimeTime Players revealed in an interview with TMZ.com that he is gay, becoming the first active WWE performer to come out. In the interview, You was asked whether a gay wrestler could be successful in the WWE.  “Absolutely, look at me,” Young said while laughing.  ” I’m a WWE superstar and to ...

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Nick Diaz Offered To Fight Lyoto Machida At Middleweight

Could we see Nick Diaz come out of retirement? UFC President Dana White hopes so, as White revealed during a special Q&A at Barrio Cantina in Boston for a fundraising effort for The Shawn Thornton Foundation that he talked to Diaz today and offered him a fight against Lyoto Machida at middleweight. “I talked to Diaz today, and I made ...

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Fox Sports 1 Agrees To Deals With Major TV Companies

UFC fans with DirecTV, Time Warner and Dish Network can now rejoice. The Los Angeles Times reported that Fox Sports 1 has agreed to deals with DirecTV, Time Warner and Dish Network in time for the network’s debut this Saturday. UFC President Dana White then confirmed the news on Twitter. FOX Sports 1 just finished its deal with Direct TV, ...

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Bella Twins Choose Eva Marie For Summerslam Axxess Match

The Bella Twins announced on Twitter that Brie Bella’s partner will be Eva Marie as they will square off against Natayla and Maria Menounos at Summerslam Axxess. We have discussed & chosen Brie's tag partner 4 Axxess. We feel she needs a warm up 2 the #SummerSlam match… So @natalieevamarie congrats! — The Bella Twins (@nicoleandbri) August 14, 2013 WWE ...

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WWE And Sony Form Partnership Starting At Summerslam

Sony released a statement today saying they will be partners with WWE in their new Live Events Viewer App on the PS3 video game system. The partnership starts this Sunday as you will be to watch Summerslam on your PS3. Here is how you download the app, so you can watch Summerslam this Sunday: 1.Log on to the PlayStation Store ...

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Dave Meltzer Talks Summerslam, WWE TV Rights, WrestleMania 30 and More

On the latest Between The Ropes podcast, Brian talks with Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and F4WOnline.com to talk about this Sunday’s Summerslam pay-per-view and the directions they could possibly go in the John Cena – Daniel Bryan – McMahons storyline, laying out plans for WrestleMania 30 next year, if The Rock will be coming back or another possible ...

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WWE Total Divas Extended For Six More Episodes

If you are a fan of WWE’s Total Divas, you are going to see additional episodes of this season. E! and WWE released a statement moments ago stating that “Total Divas” will have six additional episodes for this season. Here is the statement released moments ago: Total Divas” Has Grown Each Week Since Its Premiere And Hit A Series High ...

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WWE Monday Night Raw Rating Up Slightly

The two main event segments that needed to deliver for the WWE on Monday’s Raw did just that in terms of ratings. The rating for Monday’s Raw was a 3.0 with an average of 4.11 million viewers up slightly from the 2.96 rating from last week. The first hour produced a 2.7 rating with an average of 3.74 million viewers, ...

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Jessica Aguilar and Jessica Eye Get Their Releases From Bellator MMA

From the way things are looking, it seems like we may not be seeing a women fighting in Bellator MMA anytime soon. The promotion has released top ranked fighters Jessica Aguilar and Jessica Eye. Both ladies confirmed their releases on Twitter earlier today. Hi:)! The rumors R true, I have been released by @BellatorMMA. I Want 2 thank them 4 ...

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WWE Summerslam Press Conference Video

. WWE Summerslam takes place this Sunday from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Today the WWE held a press conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel to promote Sunday’s show. We have the entire press conference for you to watch in the video above. Among the people who spoke at the press conference to hype up WWE Summerslam were: WWE ...

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Between The Ropes Podcast – August 13, 2013

Brian and Steve look back at Raw from last night which was the go-home edition for Summerslam, the build for the matches on the pay-per-view, a new match announced, John Cena reportedly needing surgery, creating characters and getting them over in today’s climate, video packages, more on the new WWE 2K14 video game and who is involved and more. Subscribe ...

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Invicta FC Signs Felice Herrig

Invicta Fighting Championships has announced that top 115 pound strawweight Felice Herrig has agreed to an exclusive multi-year deal with the organization. Invicta FC officials have said that Herrig would fight for the promotion later this year. Herrig previously has fought for Bellator MMA and XFC, with her last fight being in March when she defeated Heather Clark at Bellator ...

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