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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 »

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 »

UFC President Dana White Gets Punked

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UFC president Dana White wasn’t in the greatest of moods following Friday’s UFC on Fox 12 weigh-ins. Headliner Matt Brown had missed weight by 1.5 pounds and the California State Athletic Commission wouldn’t him cut the weight. White battled with CSAC to make sure Brown didn’t have forfeit 20 percent of his purse. Following that fiasco, UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby ... Read More »

UFC On Fox 12 Weigh-In Results: Matt Brown Misses Weight, Not Fined

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UFC on Fox 12 takes place tomorrow night from SAP Center in San Jose, California. The main event features a battle of welterweights with Matt Brown battling Robbie Lawler, with the winner getting a shot at welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. In the co-feature, Anthony Johnson faces off with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Controversy ensued when Brown weighed in at 172.5 pounds. ... Read More »

Nick Diaz Comes Out Of Retirement, Agrees To New Deal With The UFC

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Nick Diaz stated after his loss at UFC 158 in March of 2013 to George St-Pierre that he was retiring. Since then, Diaz had been offered numerous fights by the UFC and turned every one of them down. Now Diaz has had a change of heart. UFC president Dana White announced today Diaz has signed a three fight contract extension ... Read More »

After Fight Is Signed To Face Donald Cerrone, Khabib Nurmagomedov Blows Out His Knee

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After defeating Jim Miller on Wednesday nigh at UFC Fight Night 45, Donald Cerrone called out Khabib Nurmagomedov. The fight was signed, sealed and delivered for UFC 178 on September 27. About 20 minutes later, the fight was cancelled. In Dublin, Ireland for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 46, UFC president Dana White announced that the fight was off due to ... Read More »