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UFC 182 Recap: Jon Jones Still Champ, Defeats Daniel Cormier

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UFC 182 came to us from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The main card was kicked off by a welterweight battle pitting a returning Josh Burkman against former Bellator middleweight champ Hector Lombard. Lombard, the heaviest-favored fighter on the card, was expected to steamroll Burkman in this fight, with many expecting a first-round finish. ... 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 »

Jim Ross Talks Wrestle Kingdom 9, Brock Lesnar and Opportunities That Would Interest Him

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Hall of Famer Jim Ross drops in to talk about calling the New Japan Pro Wrestling “Wrestle Kingdom 9″ show from the Tokyo Dome presented by Global Force Wrestling on Jan. 4 live on pay-per-view, working with Matt Striker, the differences in doing play-by-play for this show compared to WWE as well as MMA and boxing, what intrigues him about ... 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 »

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 »

Behind Scott Coker, Bellator Taking Steps Forward to Compete with UFC

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Bellator MMA is in no position to overtake the UFC for supremacy in the mixed-martial arts world anytime soon. However, recent evidence shows that the Viacom-owned promotion may have finally found the right formula for claiming a solid slice of the pie. When former Strikeforce head Scott Coker took over day-to-day operation of Bellator, in June of this year, we ... 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 »