GSP's coach wants 'epic' UFC return

How could UFC make Georges St-Pierre’s return to the octagon bigger than it already is? Throw in Conor McGregor.St-Pierre, who hasn’t fought since successfully defending the welterweight championship against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167, recently signed a new contract with UFC, meaning the focus has shifted to whom GSP will face in his first fight since November 2013. There obviously...
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Conor McGregor is wrong to charge for an interview

2016 was the year of Conor McGregor. Over the course of 12 months, he revolutionized the fight business. His spectacular knockout victory over José Aldo in 2015 earned him a title shot at lightweight in early 2016, but an injury to the then-champion Rafael dos Anjos triggered a series of events that would push McGregor’s stardom to the next level.Nate Diaz showed up to face McGregor...
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January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike Goldberg opens up about UFC release

For 15 years, Mike Goldberg was the voice of the UFC. The longtime announcer teamed with Joe Rogan to call UFC fight cards, but that ended during the transition as the new ownership took over the MMA company.During an interview on “The MMA Hour” on Monday with Ariel Helwani, Goldberg finally talked about his release.“It was a shock. It was a shock,” Goldberg said of his reaction...
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January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Brock Lesnar shouts out American police after UFC 200 win, preaches unity

Brock Lesnar sure knows how to endear himself to the fans. The uber-popular fighter defeated Mark Hunt at UFC 200 on Saturday in Las Vegas via unanimous decision. After the fight, he gave a special shoutout to the service men in the United States. Brock also preached unity among all peopole. Lesnar "one day at a time... Says, "one nation under God, all nationalities, we've...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Ariel Helwani alludes to alleged assault by UFC security

Ariel Helwani poured out his heart and shared a lot of personal information during Monday’s edition of “The MMA Hour” — his weekly show. At one point he even referenced an event that got “physical” in 2014. Though Helwani declined to go into specifics about the incident, MMA insider Front Row Brian elaborated on Twitter. He said the allusion by Helwani was to an actual...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

UFC Lifts Ban On MMA Reporter Ariel Helwani, Will Allow Him To Receive Credentials

Ariel Helwani’s indefinite ban from receiving UFC credentials has been lifted. UFC president Dana White told TMZ Sports on Monday that Helwani won’t receive a credential “as long as I’m here,” after he was escorted from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., at Saturday’s UFC 199 after breaking a pair of stories without asking the promotion for a comment. The two stories he...
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

UFC reverses Ariel Helwani’s ban, but still looks bad from this situation

Only two days after kicking journalist Ariel Helwani out of UFC 199 and banning him for life after he accurately reported the lineups for two future events, the UFC has reportedly overturned that ban after receiving widespread backlash and condemnation. Helwani’s reinstatement was reported by several prominent MMA journalists Monday night: UFC has lifted the ban on @arielhelwani...
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June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Dana White: Helwani won't be credentialed 'as long as I'm here'

Saturday night was a busy one in the UFC world. Not only did UFC 199, which featured a stunning upset in the main event, happen, but Brock Lesnar’s shocking UFC return and the Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz rematch were announced during the pay-per-view. The Internet learned of those two huge breaking news items well beforehand, though, thanks to a pair of reports by’s...
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Ariel Helwani kicked out of UFC event, banned over reporting Brock Lesnar news

The UFC’s habit of bullying reporters and controlling the news took a new twist on Saturday night when MMA reporter Ariel Helwani says he was kicked out of UFC 199 and banned for life. Helwani tweeted the news of his removal from the show in Inglewood, Calif. at a little after 10 p.m. PT Saturday night just before the main event at UFC 199. The veteran MMA reporter had broken...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

UFC banned reporter for life for breaking Brock Lesnar news?

The UFC is a notoriously thin-skinned organization. They’ve fired fighters for not wanting to sign away their lifetime likeness rights (only to relent and hire them back). They’ve banned reporters from covering their events because of reports on news that wasn’t public. At best, their treatment of the media could be called “misguided”. At worst, it’s “petty and unethical”...
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June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

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