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Chael Sonnen On his Dislike for Trash Talk, Saying No to Pro Wrestling, CM Punk and if Brock Lesnar will Fight Again

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ESPN MMA analyst and podcast host the “American Gangster” Chael P. Sonnen joins the podcast as he talks about the build up to the Jon Jones — Daniel Cormier fight, why he dislikes the term trash talking, hyping fights he was in the emotion he felt at the time, being the bad guy, what he liked first between amateur and ... Read More »

UFC Fighter Tom Lawlor Talks Fighting, CM Punk, Watching Wrestling and Burgers

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“Filthy” Tom Lawlor is back on the podcast to talk about, well, everything! Tom and Brian discuss the latest UFC shows including the UFF Fight Night in Australia which he was at, his reaction to CM Punk signing with the company, if he has asked for that fight, working for Ring of Honor earlier this year, if he still hopes ... Read More »

CM Punk signs with UFC, and there’s reason to be concerned

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CM Punk has signed on as a fighter with the UFC. The career move isn’t a complete surprise. There had been rumors of Punk heading to the UFC, but nothing came to fruition until last night during UFC 181. There are a lot of unknowns about the 36-year-old’s new trade. But the most important question has nothing to do with ... Read More »

UFC 181 Results: Lawler Wins Title, Pettis Impressive in Defense

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UFC 181 came to us from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday night.   The main card was kicked off by lightweight fight between Abel Trujillo and former Ultimate Fighter competition winner Tony Ferguson. Trujillo came out strong in round one, dropping Ferguson with an overhand right. Though he couldn’t capitalize, Trujillo was able to score a ... Read More »

Audio: CM Punk Joins UFC, Details and More on Signing

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Brian and Michael are back on Sunday morning to talk about the big announcement of CM PUNK signing with the UFC, some details about his signing and when he could fight, the UFC’s decision to bring him in and the reaction to him, comparisons to Brock Lesnar and more. Subscribe to Between The Ropes on iTunes so you automatically get ... Read More »

CM Punk Joins UFC, Will Debut in 2015

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It’s clobbering time. The UFC has signed former professional wrestler CM Punk to a contract. The promotion announced Saturday night that it reached an agreement with Punk, 36, and that he is expected to make his mixed martial arts debut in 2015. “The idea of being able to step in the Octagon and find out what’s inside myself, and test ... Read More »

UFC Announces Exclusive Uniform Deal with Reebok

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UFC had been looking to make a deal for an official uniform and today the MMA company made it official with Reebok becoming the exclusive outfitter for the company. Here is the press release regarding the partnership: REEBOK STEPS INTO THE OCTAGON® GLOBAL FITNESS BRAND AND MMA GIANT UFC® ENTER INTO LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP December 2, 2014 – Canton, MA – ... Read More »

UFC 180 Recap: Werdum Blasts Hunt for to Win Interim Heavyweight Title

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Fabricio Werdum used a knee to the face and eighteen strikes on the ground to finish Mark Hunt and claim the Interim UFC Heavyweight Championship in UFC 180’s main event, Saturday night in Mexico City. Hunt scored two knockdowns thanks to his heavy right hand, but Werdum showed why he finds himself the top contender to Cain Velasquez’s UFC Heavyweight ... Read More »

Just Like UFC, Brock Lesnar Absence Now Hurting WWE

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In pro wrestling, fantasy often imitates reality. In fact, when used most effectively, real-life beefs (Bret Hart/Shawn Michaels, The Rock/John Cena) translate into engaging, believable in-ring action. Sometimes, however, this emulation is hurtful. Such is the case with current WWE Champion Brock Lesnar. Lesnar is a freak athlete, on a historical level. So much so that he nearly secured a ... Read More »

UFC 179 Recap: Jose Aldo Holds off Chad Mendes

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Jose Aldo survived an early onslaught from a very game Chad Mendes and went on to retain his UFC Featherweight Championship by unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 179, Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mendes scored the first knockdown of the contest, dropping the champion with a left hook, but Aldo responded with a knockdown of ... Read More »

Cain Velasquez Injured, Mark Hunt Gets Title Shot at UFC 180

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It’s been a bad year for the UFC when it comes to main events and top fighters.  Georges St. Pierre has been out due to his “retirement” and then blowing out his knee.  Anderson Silva has been sidelined all year after his leg was shattered into a thousand pieces.  And it’s seemed like countless main event fights have been scrapped due ... Read More »

UFC Fighter Cody Gibson Learns Hard Lesson in Viral Video

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What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…unless you’re UFC bantamweight Cody Gibson, and you live in a universe where TMZ exists. Days following his UFC 178 submission defeat at the hands of Manny Gamburyan, Gibson decided to drown his sorrows at a local watering hole. For years, combat athletes have had to deal with tavern tough guys looking to test ... Read More »