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Dave Meltzer

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Ratings Report: TUF Nations off to slow start

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Despite the lack of a championship fight or big names on the undercard, the UFC on FOX 10 show on Saturday night was the highest rated program on television in the 18-49 demographic. However, not...

Fortunes changed for five at UFC on FOX 10

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A, a 48-47 score in the Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson fight, in either direction, was viable, and probably expected when the fight was over. But there have to be questions regarding some round...

Pioneer Thomson primes for biggest career battle

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It was a decade ago when Josh Thomson was among the best lightweights in the UFC, but the division was dropped. After a run in Strikeforce where he was one of the group's signature stars, he would...

Belfort to ask for testosterone TUE vs. Weidman

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Vitor Belfort will ask for a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone in Nevada if his next fight, presumably with middleweight champion Chris Weidman, is held in the state.

Rebney talks Tito Ortiz, PPV and WSOF challenge

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Bjorn Rebney talked a number of subjects, including the future of Tito Ortiz, Chandler vs. Alvarez on pay-per-view, Georgest St-Pierre and the challenge issued by the World Series of Fighting.

Bjorn Rebney calls UFC reaction to GSP 'tasteless'

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said Monday that UFC's reaction to Georges St-Pierre were "some of the most tasteless comments they've made in some time."

Rampage, King Mo headline Bellator tournament

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Two of Bellator's biggest names, former UFC champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and former Strikeforce champion "King" Mo Lawal, will be part of a four-man light heavyweight tournament that begins...

Highs and lows of Keith Kizer's NAC reign

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Keith Kizer was the man in charge of the Nevada State Athletic Commission during a huge growth period for the sport of MMA. He resigned Friday from his post to return to the legal profession,...

UFC 168 does best pay-per-view numbers in years

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Thanks to two title matches with strong appeal, UFC 168 is expected to be the second-most lucrative event overall in UFC history, trailing only UFC 100.

Evaluating WWE Network vs. UFC Fight Pass

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With WWE and UFC launching digital networks at the same time, while WWE is a better value for consumers, it's also the greater risk for the company. But trial and error will likely end with similar...

Fighter of the Year: Chris Weidman

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There were no shortage of strong Fighter of the Year candidates, but after Chris Weidman stopped Anderson Silva twice in the same year, everyone else was battling for second place.

Aaron Pico tabbed by Cook as best MMA prospect

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Aaron Pico, already well known in the wrestling community, who has won national titles in boxing and wrestling, and a European title in Pankration, was called by Bob Cook as the single best MMA...

Looking at UFC's big fight prospects for 2014

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After what looks to have been among the high-points in company interest with UFC 168 on Saturday, a look into 2014 shows nothing close to that level on the horizon.

Fortunes changed for five at UFC 168

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With the futures of both Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre very much in question, Silva's leg snapping in two may have signaled the end of the lengthy era dominated by both men.

Sapp beats Fedor as part of arm wrestling tourney

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MMA perennial loser Bob Sapp was a big winner in Japan's celebrity arm wrestling tournament that took place on Monday in Japan. The tournament included a number of famous MMA stars including Fedor...

Lesnar set to return, but it's for the WWE not UFC

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It appears the Brock Lesnar to WWE rumors that were the talk of the MMA world over the weekend were just a way to get talk out about Lesnar to build to what was supposed to be a "surprise" return...

Weidman and White react to Silva's broken leg

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Both Dana White and Chris Weidman spoke at length about the broken leg that ended Saturday night's UFC middleweight title match.

TRT and the questions of the 2013 awards balloting

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Testosterone replacement therapy and its ramifications has led to a major ethical question when it comes to the 2013 MMA awards.

More details emerge on UFC digital channel

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The UFC's much talked about digital channel which will launch the first of the year, will be called UFC Fight Pass. It will be available for $9.99 per month.

UFC 167 pay-per-view numbers are in

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If one looks at pay-per-view business and live gates, Georges St-Pierre, who is taking a leave of absence from UFC, is the company's biggest revenue generator in its history. So far this year, he's...

UFC on FOX 9 records 1.8 national rating

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The final TV ratings are in for this past weekend's UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento.

Zahabi: GSP questioned future before UFC 154

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George St-Pierre's trainer, Firas Zahabi, said that the former welterweight champion had been considering taking time off for more than a year. But he also felt that some day he would return to the...

Fortunes changed for five at UFC on FOX 9

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The plight of flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, with three consecutive wins on FOX and five network appearances, shows there is far more than impressive wins and large numbers watching to...

UFC 168 PPV price jumps $5, Primetime on 'hiatus'

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Because UFC 168, with two title matches, featuring Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva and Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate, is the biggest event of the year, and among the biggest in UFC history, Dana...

UFC heavyweght champ likely out until late 2014

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UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The injury was somewhat similar to the one he suffered three years ago against...

Fortunes changed for five at UFC Fight Night 33

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Antonio Silva and Mark Hunt had a brawl for the ages that left people wanting more. A look at why UFC is actually limited when it comes to what show they could rematch the two, as well as why the...

What can be done with MMA scoring?

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A look at different things that can be done to improve MMA scoring.

UFC rolls out new subscription channel next month

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The UFC will be debuting a new Internet-based subscription channel that will air exclusive live events from overseas, preliminary fights from almost every show, and thousands of hours of archival...

TUF 18 Finale draws surprising numbers

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Saturday's finals of the Ultimate Fighter reality show drew a 56 percent increase over the company's previous live fight card.

Fortunes changed for five at TUF 18 Finale

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Just seven months after he was expected to be getting a lightweight championship shot, the future of Gray Maynard in UFC has to be in question with his second straight knockout loss.

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