Dana White admits he ‘freaked out’ after UFC sale

UFC President was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday night to talk about the recent $4 billion sale of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. White said he has signed on to remain President for at least five more years. He also admittedly freaked out a little bit after the sale. “You know, you get to the point … Read more

Dana White: ‘Donald Trump is a fighter and I know he will fight for this country’

UFC President Dana White spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention this week in support of Donald Trump. Dana considers Trump a friend who has shown a lot of support for the UFC over the years. White says he knows fighters and believes Trump is a fighter who loves his country and will fight for it. … Read more

Bob Arum slams MMA, UFC and Dana White… ‘They’re buying off the lobbyists’

Renowned boxing promoter Bob Arum recently had some nasty things to say about the UFC, Dana White and mixed martial arts as a whole. When questioned about drug testing in boxing, Arum said it was more needed in MMA, though if the results aren’t released until after the fight, then what’s the point? Obviously he … Read more

We love this “Songify This” of Donald Trump, dancing ensues

Donald Trump may be the most flamboyant presidential candidate, but that the guys at schmoyoho have taken it to a ho…nuva….level. Check out this brilliant spoof of Trump’s statements during the debates. His head moves, his mouth moves, and sometimes I bet even he can’t help but laugh at this. We did! Please like & … Read more

Ronda Rousey doesn’t trust Donald Trump running the country

You just can’t escape “The Donald” these days. Trump is everywhere you look and making his case on why he should be the next President of the United States. In a recent CNN interview the real estate baron was asked if he supported women fighting in combat, specifically in the special forces. “The answer is yes,” Trump stated. “Because … Read more

“Affliction: Trilogy” press conference quotes

A press conference announcing Affliction and M-1 Global’s August 1st professional mixed martial arts event “Trilogy” was held Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at Trump Tower in New York City. Speaking at the press conference were the “Trilogy” headliners; WAMMA Heavyweight Champion and number one ranked heavyweight fighter in the world, Fedor Emelianenko, and his challenger, “The Baby-Faced Assassin” Josh Barnett who is the number two ranked heavyweight in the world.

Also speaking at the press conference were Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr., both who are helping with promotion, and Vice President of Affliction Entertainment Tom Atencio. Fighters Gegard Mousasi and Renato “Babalu” Sobral, who will be facing each other also spoke at the event, as did M-1 Global President Vadim Finkelstein, and M-1 Global CEO Joost Raimond.

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Trump to host NYC press conference to announce Emelianenko vs Barnett

PRO MMA (promma.info) received notice Friday evening that Donald Trump will be hosting a New York City press conference on June 3rd officially announcing Affliction M-1 Global’s “Trilogy” featuring Fedor Emelianenko vs. Josh Barnett.

Emelianenko, who is considered by most MMA experts as the number one heavyweight in the world, will face Barnett on August 1st at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The event will air live on pay-per-view.

The press conference will take place next Wednesday at the Trump Tower Atrium (25th Floor) beginning at 11:00 AM ET.  Those attending will be: Donald Trump, Tom Atencio, Mark Cuban, Fedor Emelianenko, Josh Barnett, and Vadim Finkelstein.

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PRO MMA exclusive interview: Stephen Quadros

Immediately following the end of Affliction: Day of Reckoning’s main event, PRO MMA (promma.info) caught up with Stephen Quadros. “The Fight Professor” is very familiar with the careers of most of the fighters on the ‘Day of Reckoning’ card and gave us his thoughts on a slew of topics.

Fedor Emelianenko, Vitor Belfort, Affliction and pound-for-pound rankings were all points that the former PRIDE FC play-by-play man and expert MMA analyst discussed.

PRO MMA: Stephen did this event live up to the hype?
QUADROS: I think so and I was a little worried about the ticket sales but it was like 12,000 strong. It was a really good crowd and the fights delivered. We got some unpredictable things like Matt Lindland going freeze-dried from a Belfort left hand that kind of shocked me. Emelianenko, doing what I call the ‘fly swat punch’ when Arlovski decided out of the blue to fly through the air Gilbert Yvel style and he got caught and went down. It was like a triple thud getting hit with the punch and hitting the floor directly after that. I thought it was a spectacular event, actually. Including the undercard fights. Some of these guys, that are unknown fighters on this under card, I was really surprised with.

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Tito Ortiz on UFC 99 return: “Zero chance of that happening”

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) talked all things MMA with former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Tito Ortiz at the Affliction: Day of Reckoning press conference. The “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” may not be fighting on this weekend’s card, however, he has been making his presence felt during the promotion process.

Despite being forced to sit out the first half of 2009, Ortiz believes he will return to top form once he has recovered from back surgery.

Ortiz touched on rumors surrounding a UFC 99 return, how he would approach Andrei Arlovski, joining the Affliction announce team and his ideal time table for a return to action.

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MMA’s top fighter starts the day for the world’s top businessmen (with video)

In what could possibly be one of the most ingenious marketing strategies in the history of MMA, Russian Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko—who will fight top-ranked heavyweight Andre Arlovski this Saturday, Jan. 24th, in the main event of Affliction M-1 “Day of Reckoning” at Honda Center in Anaheim, CA and live on Pay-Per-View, were in New York Tuesday morning to take part in the Opening Bell Honors at NASDAQ in anticipation of his heavyweight MMA showdown.

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world’s largest exchange company. NASDAQ OMX offers capital raising solutions to companies around the globe and is number one in worldwide listings with over 3,900 companies representing $5.5 trillion in total market value.

Make no mistake, it was Donald Trump’s involvement that was able to put Fedor and Affliction in front of the world’s top business leaders on Tuesday morning. Michael Cohen, Executive Vice President and Special Counsel to Donald J. Trump confirmed with PRO MMA (http://promma.info) today, “Who else other than Donald Trump could pull something like this off?”

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