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De La Hoya Slams Dana White, Promises More MMA Shows

Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De La Hoya has confirmed that he is interested in hosting more MMA shows under his banner after his first entry into the sport last month. Liddell vs. Ortiz III was one of those rare occasions where the entire MMA community were in agreement on something. The fight was competitive in the most minimal sense of …

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Chael Sonnen Among Host Of Fighters Who Offered To Face Fedor After Mitrione’s Last Minute Withdrawal

Heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko’s Bellator MMA debut was cancelled at the last minute on Saturday night, as his opponent Matt Mitrione was forced out of the pair’s scheduled bout at Bellator 172 in San Jose, California through illness. According to MMAFighting, the decision to cancel the bout was made at 3 p.m. local time. Mitrione, who is 2-0 since joining …

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Badass John McCarthy Reveals Nasty Method He Used To Force Tito Ortiz To Release Choke At Bellator 170

Veteran referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy was not at all happy with Tito Ortiz when the former UFC light-heavyweight champion held on to a rear-naked choke for several seconds after rival Chael Sonnen had submitted last Saturday night at Bellator 170. However, McCarthy doesn’t agree with calls from some fans for the now retired Ortiz to be punished more seriously for …

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Tito Ortiz Chokes Out Chael Sonnen In Retirement Match, Holds On Beyond Tap Out

The former long-time UFC light heavyweight champion bowed out of MMA after doing a number on antagonist Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170. The original bad boy of MMA ended the final weeks his career in appropriate fashion, as the ever-mischievous Chael Sonnen made their contest personal at the pre-fight press conference. The swansong of the visibly intense Tito Ortiz lasted …

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Cerrone’s MMAAA Involvement Has Ruffled ‘Shocked’ Dana White’s Feathers

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: UFC president Dana White answers a question during the UFC 205 press conference at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The UFC president appeared upset with being left in the dark by the popular welterweight regarding his instrumental role in the foundation of the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association. Speaking on the UFC Unfiltered podcast on Tuesday (via MMA Junkie), White appeared to reluctantly accept the necessity for the recently established fighters union, but was bemused at what he feels is a lack of loyalty from ‘Cowboy’: “At …

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Chael Sonnen Vs Tito Ortiz Will Headline Bellator 170

Chael Sonnen’s Bellator MMA debut is set, and the identity of his opponent isn’t exactly a surprise. The three-time UFC title challenger will face former UFC light-heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz at Bellator 170, which is scheduled to take place on January 21st at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Just announced on @SportsCenter, it's about time and we're bringing it to …

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Tito Ortiz Says That Conor McGregor Should Be Willing To Jump Through Hoops For UFC Officials

Tito Ortiz recently spoke to Submission Radio about Conor McGregor’s past problems with the UFC. _____ Tito Ortiz has a long, long history with UFC president Dana White. Before White even took up his current position with the MMA promotion way back in 2001, he was actually Ortiz’s manager and the pair were good friends. However, their personal relationship would …

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Mark Hunt’s Ultimatum Is The First Real Test For The New UFC Ownership

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: Mark Hunt prepares for battle in his against Frank Mir during their UFC Heavyweight Bout at UFC Brisbane on March 20, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

UFC Heavyweight Mark Hunt is very rarely the ‘David’ when it comes to professional fighting. Hunt’s immense physical stature and heavy hands generally make him the proverbial ‘Goliath’ in any fight he takes part in, but when the Super Samoan was tasked with fighting former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar at UFC 200 earlier this month, he switched to the role of David… and in more …

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Legendary Fight Promoters Chael Sonnen & Tito Ortiz Advise Conor McGregor On His Next Move

The two ex-UFC stars dissected the Conor McGregor situation on Sonnen’s ‘You’re Welcome’ podcast, with Ortiz’s take proving rather surprising. It’s no secret that former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz and UFC president Dana White haven’t seen eye-to-eye for nigh-on a decade. Indeed, White once started training in the hopes of fighting Ortiz in a boxing match, such was the …

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