UFC signs $700 Million Deal w/ FOX!!

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Dana White has been “no commenting” a lot during recent weeks. Especially when it came to the details of a potential deal arising quickly with FOX Network.

Offers have been piling up on the table.

Already negotiating a contract renewal with SpikeTV, the UFC also had new offers coming in from CBS, Comcast, and another unique opportunity to overtake the G4 network and turn the channel into a 24/7 MMA network.

Then the UFC then received an out of the park offer from FOX.  A seven-year deal worth over $100 million annually. This includes four prime time, LIVE  event broadcasts per year on FOX, and great time slots for the hit TV show The Ultimate Fighter. on the network channel and Fox Sports channels.

Dana White signs 7 Year, $100 Million deal with FOX

Dana White, UFC President signs 7 Year, $100 Million deal with FOX

“The Fox deal accelerated at 100 mph in recent months.”
- Dana White (UFC President)

Exposure for MMA and then UFC is continuing to skyrocket, and as mixed martial arts becomes more of a mainstream sports it’s clear that the sky’s the limit.

The UFC’s debut broadcast event on FOX will be from the Honda Center in Anaheim ,CA on November 12th, 2011.

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Watch UFC 102 Full Fights

Full Fight UFC 102 - Randy Couture vs Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

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Full Fight UFC 102 - Nate Marquardt vs Demian Maia


Full Fight UFC 102 - Nick Catone vs Mark Munoz

Full Fight UFC 102 - Michael Russow vs Justin McCully

Brock Lesnar Makes Me Sick!

I want to let all of you know that I have been following MMA for over 15 years, I fully understand and have the utmost respect for the sport.

I’m still jacked up after brock lesnars (cough,cough) win over Frank Mir.

brockfu

First, I just have to say the display after this fight was an utter disgrace. This is not WWE, these are “real” professional fighters. Brock lesnar is making a joke out of a sport that I have grown to love. I love it because of the respect and determination, and skill of the fighters who represent the sport.

The way Lesnar came up this quickly and remains a champ turns my stomach. Not one of Lesnar’s fights have shown any technique.  He is simply the Champ because of his sheer overwhelming size, and something about that justs urks me to no end. His attitude, in a word “Blows.” It seems like this is all a follow up act to his WWE career. Do me a favor Brock if you want to act,  move to Hollywood. Don’t make a joke out of a pure sport you big chooch, have a little respect for the people that worked and dedicated their lives to this.

Until you show me that you have real talent, other than being a gorilla then I have no respect for you as a fighter.

This is how the face of the UFC should act?

This is how the face of the UFC should act?

Aftermath Of UFC 102 – Medical Suspensions – Ed Herman Gets Suspended Indefinitely

The full list of suspensions includes:

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: 30-day suspension for precautionary reasons
def. Randy Couture: 30-day suspension for precautionary reasons

Thiago Silva: Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
def. Keith Jardine: 30-day suspension for precautionary reasons

Jake Rosholt: Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
def. Chris Leben: 30-day suspension and must have CT scan of possible facial fractures

Nate Marquardt: Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
def. Demian Maia: 21-day suspension for precautionary reasons

Brandon Vera: Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
def. Krzysztof Soszynski: 30-day suspension due to facial laceration

Aaron Simpson: Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
def. Ed Herman: Suspended indefinitely and must have left knee cleared by a physician

Gabriel Gonzaga: Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
def. Chris Tuchscherer: 45-day suspension due to facial laceration

Mike Russow: Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
def. Justin McCully: 30-day suspension due to possible left-eye injury

Todd Duffee: Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
def. Tim Hague: 60-day suspension for precautionary reasons

Mark Munoz: 30-day suspension for right-elbow injury
def. Nick Catone: Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension

Evan Dunham: Seven-day mandatory minimum suspension
def. Marcus Aurelio: 14-day suspension for precautionary reasons

UFC 102 – Official Results, Fight, Knockout and Submission of the Night

The Official Results from UFC 102

UFC 102 was action packed with some of the sports most decorated and upcoming fighters, in prime shape, delivering beyond all expectations. Here are the official results.

You can watch all of the full, high quality fights now. Thanks to our friends @ MMA Core.

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  • Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira defeated Randy Couture by Unanimous Decision
  • Thiago Silva defeated Keith Jardine by KO at 1:35 of Round 1
  • Jake Rosholt defeated Chris Leben by Submission (Arm-Triangle) at 1:30 of Round 3
  • Nate Marquardt defeated Deminan Maia by KO at 0:21 of Round 1
  • Brandon Vera defeated Krzysztof Soszynski by Unanimous Decision
  • Aaron Simpson defeated Ed Herman by TKO at 0:17 of Round 2
  • Gabriel Gonzaga defeated Chris Tuchscherer by TKO at 4:27 of Round 1
  • Mike Russow defeated Justin McCully by Unanimous Decision
  • Todd Duffee defeated Tim Hague by KO (Punches) at 0:07 Seconds of Round 1
  • Mark Munoz defeated Nick Catone by Split Decision
  • Evan Dunham defeated Marcus Aurelio by Split Decision

The Official $60,000 UFC Bonuses

Here are your official fight bonus winners from UFC 102.

  • Fight of the Night
    Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Randy “The Natural” Couture win Fight of the Night for their stellar 3 round performance. Candidate for fight of the year!
  • Knockout of the Night
    Nate Marquardt with a commanding knockout in 21 seconds of the first round
  • Submission of the Night
    Jake Rosholt with an arm triangle that put Chris Leben to sleep

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