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Jon Jones’ On Air Interview Full Of Hot Air

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UFC President Dana White promised that Monday night’s Jon Jones interview on Fox Sports 1 would “clear all that up,” in regards to Jones’ cocaine use, and subsequent 24 hour stay in a drug rehabilitation facility. Instead, we got a dose of rhetoric from the UFC light-heavyweight champion that raised more questions than gathered answers. The lack of direct answers ... Read More »

Conor McGregor is Talking, But is Anyone Listening?

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Had Conor McGregor come along during UFC’s 2005-2010 boom period, he would have been one of the promotion’s biggest stars, right there with Chuck Liddell, Georges St-Pierre, Brock Lesnar, Randy Couture and the like. Unfortunately for the Irish fighter, his ascent to the main event picture is taking place during an undeniable popularity slump for the company. With McGregor set ... Read More »

Questions Come About from Jon Jones Fallout

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“With the support of my family, I have entered into a drug treatment facility.” These were the words of UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones, earlier this week. Ahead of his successful title defense against Daniel Cormier, Jones tested positive for traces of cocaine. Still, Jones was allowed to compete in the huge January 3rd matchup with Cormier, because the test ... Read More »

UFC 182 ‘Jones vs. Cormier’ Conference Call – December 29, 2014

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Listen to the complete UFC 182 conference call featuring light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier less than a week before they square off in the octagon in what is one of the most anticipated fights in MMA history. Subscribe to Between The Ropes on iTunes so you automatically get the latest podcasts and make sure to give us your ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Alistair Overeem Addresses Dana White Issue On Jon Jones Injury

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Alistair Overeem returns to the UFC octagon on Friday night as he battles the returning Ben Rothwell in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 50. “The Reem” has been dealing with some criticism leading up to the fight as UFC president Dana White was placing the blame of Jon Jones’ injured knee and ankle in training for his fight ... Read More »

GQ Names Dana White The Eighth Biggest Sleazebags in Sports

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Dana White has been called a lot of things in his tenure as UFC president. I’m not sure if he was ever called a sleazebag. But, he has been now. In the September issue of GQ, the magazine has named the 10 biggest sleazebags in sports and the White was ranked number eight. That was one spot behind disgraced former ... Read More »

UFC Admits Dana White Shouldn’t Have Removed Judge From UFC Fight Night 48

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A lot of criticism was directed towards UFC president Dana White for removing judge Howard Hughes from the UFC Fight Night 48 card in Macau, China due to White not liking Hughes’ scorecards in the first two fights on the card. Apparently the UFC heard those calls for action. The UFC released a statement on UFC.com that White was in ... Read More »

Anderson Silva Returns To Face Nick Diaz On January 31

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“The Spider” is back. UFC president Dana White announced moments ago on ESPN’s “Sportscenter” that former UFC middleweight champion and pound for pound king Anderson Silva will return to face Nick Diaz on January 31 in Las Vegas. It will be the main event of the show, which is expected to be billed as UFC 183. The fight will be ... Read More »