UFC: The History of Success You may find it hard to believe but unlike many less successful mixed martial arts projects, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was conceived as a one-time event. Nobody thought that the first UFC tournament would give rise to a new sport and change society’s perception of martial arts. Since ancient … Read more
Back in 2007 Randy Couture was public about his displeasure with the UFC. He wanted to fight Fedor Emelianenko and the UFC did not take kindly to the idea. After some back and forth progress for both Couture and the UFC there was a settlement and that baffled some media outlets. Randy opened up to MMAJunkie: … Read more
Former Strikeforce lightweight champion and current number five ranked 155-pounder in the UFC, Gilbert Melendez, has tested positive for banned substances. Melendez failed his UFC 188 post-fight urinalysis after dropping a split decision to Eddie Alvarez last month in Mexico. The UFC has released the following statement which includes a quote from Melendez: Following his … Read more
The UFC has settled yet another pay-per-view piracy lawsuit, this time against one Steven Messina, who will have to pay an undisclosed amount of money in addition to turning over all his computer hardware and software, and cooperate with the UFC and law enforcement in helping crackdown on PPV piracy. Here’s the full press release: … Read more
Remember us posting the story of Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney stating that former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez was making false statements about the promotion and the history that have transpired between the two during this negotiation period? Eddie Alvarez took to his Twitter account this weekend to call the bluff of Rebney by producing the documents he claimed Bellator changed to try and gain his signature.
It has emerged today that Zuffa has scored a massive win in their lawsuit against New York. This victory means that the organisation can now take a huge step towards holding UFC events in the state of New York regardless of whether or not the ban on professional mixed martial arts is lifted by the legislature.
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We previously reported on the cancelation of Strikeforce’s Melendez vs. Healy event and the great impact canceled cards can have on those who are financially dependent on an already sparse annual schedule of events.