UFC making plans for Puerto Rico in 2015

Marc Ratner, UFC Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, stated in a new interview on UFC.com that the organization is making plans to hold an event in San Juan, Puerto Rico next year. Ratner: “I’m going to Puerto Rico to meet with the athletic commission and some government officials there, because we do want to fight … Read more

HDNet’s “Inside MMA” to delve into controversy

As "El Guapo" always says, "godspeed and party on."

Episode’s panel to shine light on recent contested fights and controversial calls, Friday, December 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET

DALLAS (December 4, 2009) Tonight on HDNet’s “Inside MMA” Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice are joined by controversial referee Steve Mazzagatti who responds to UFC President Dana White’s recent remarks on him including, “This [expletive] guy shouldn’t even be watching MMA on TV, let alone refereeing it. I think he’s the worst ref in the history of any fight business.” [We at ProMMA.info talked to Steve about the same thing here.]

WEC Interim Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson discusses his upcoming fight against Jamie Varner to unify the WEC Lightweight belt and undefeated UFC lightweight Efrain Escudero talks about winning The Ultimate Fighter 8 and his next fight against Evan Dunham.

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Historic MMA Rivalries, part 5: Politicians vs MMA

Sen. John McCain

Mixed martial arts has and continues to see countless rivalries make their mark in the sport’s history books. While MMA’s origins can be traced across the corners of the globe, one rivalry nearly eradicated the sport from the United States.

Politicians rallied against the sport since the early days of its inception back in the 1990’s. The most recognized to do so would be Senator John McCain.

McCain’s infamous 1996 “human cock fighting” analogy has never faded away in the minds of fans and pundits and neither has his lengthy history with the sport. However, McCain’s interest had been piqued by the protests of another politician.

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