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Shannon Knapp: Ronda Rousey vs Cris Cyborg Santos could be "biggest fight MMA has seen" as Invicta FC airs on UFC Fight Pass

Invicta Fighting Championships President Shannon Knapp believes a blockbuster battle between female bantamweights 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey and Cris 'Cyborg' Santos would not only be the biggest fight in mixed martial arts today, but could...Show More Summary

UFC World Podcast; Dave Allen on brand, fighters as ambassadors, events; Shannon Knapp on Invicta FC on UFC Fight Pass and relationship with Dana White

On this week's extended edition of the UFC World Podcast, Dave Allen, Director for Brand, Communications and Events, UFC EMEA, talks about a range of topics from fighters being brand ambassadors, to story-telling, to synergy with sponsors. That includes a section in which Claes Bergstrom, MD of Unibet in Sweden, talks about the company's relationship [...]

UFC 177: Joe Soto gets dream title shot on debut against TJ Dillashaw after Renan Barao withdrawal

Joe Soto, making his debut in the UFC in Sacramento, got the kind of call that most fighters dream of on Friday. He accepted a title shot without hesitation. Indeed, he lost the extra pound in weight he needed to drop to reach 135lbs "in 15 minutes". With Renan Barao is out of tonight's UFC [...]

UFC World podcast: 'Sounds 'sadistic' but I want to get in there and hurt opponents' – Rick Story; Gunnar Nelson; Ilir Latifi; Garry Cook; Niklas Backstrom; Micky Papas on Pickett/Bisping

Rick Story joins us on this week's UFC World Podcast- along with Garry Cook, Gunnar Nelson, Niklas Backstrom and Ilir Latifi. Micky Papas tells us about Brad Pickett and comments on Michael Bisping's performance in Macao … LISTEN HERE ON SOUNDCLOUD "I think that's what's needed when you step in there – a little bit [...]

UFC World Podcast: Conor McGregor talks about Dustin Poirier 'bowing on one knee' before him; 'Dustin was timid, petrified'

Conor McGregor talks about being in Las Vegas and how much he's looking forward to fighting Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas: "I conducted business. I got in, got it done and got out. Now I'm back here in Dublin carrying on this freight train to the top," he tells me. "When I went face-to-face with [...]

UFC Michael Bisping: 'Cung Le "a phony" a must-win fight for me;my performance against Tim Kennedy sucked'

Michael Bisping says he's going "all in" on Cung Le this weekend in Macau, that the Vietnamese mixed martial arts star is "a phony" and that it is win or bust for his career. “This is a must-win fight for me. I have to prove to the UFC, I have to prove to the fans, [...]

UFC World podcast: Gareth A Davies with Ross Pearson, Dustin Poirier, Ian Entwistle, Tom Watson

  Listen here to this week's UFC World podcast  Ross Pearson talks of his delight at being given a shot at Gray Maynard as the co-main event in Bangor, Maine, at UFC Fight Night 47. "The second half of this year is definitely turning out to be better than the first. There's exciting news, big [...]

UFC: Gunnar Nelson 'huge' step up to headline against Rick Story in Stockholm

  Gunnar Nelson will headline against Rick Story in UFC's the highly anticipated return to Stockholm on October 4 2014. “Gunni” Nelson makes the step up to main event status for the first time in his UFC career as he meets Rick “The Horror” Story. Both Nelson and Story will be looking to build on [...]

UFC: Robbie Lawler earns second title shot with 'ruthless' showing against dogged Matt Brown

  Three fights in five months, thirteen rounds in the Octagon, and Robbie Lawler has the air of a man destined to hold UFC gold. And if not the belt, then he has the fans, and matchmakers, in the palm of his hand. Tight, so technical with his boxing and kickboxing, and still prepared to [...]

UFC World podcast: Forrest Griffin, Catherine Costigan, Luke Barnatt, Ross Pearson, Eddie Gordon,

On this week's UFC World podcast Forrest Griffin, Catherine Costigan, Ross Pearson, Luke Barnatt and Eddie Gordon. Excerpt from Forrest Griffin: "It's not that I'm some crazy redneck from Georgia, I'm just conserving socks, underwear and shoes. I work out in the shoes in the morning, they get a little sweaty and then I try [...]

UFC: Robbie Lawler looks to title contention facing Matt Brown roadblock

As Robbie Lawler looks to stay in contention for the UFC welterweight crown on Saturday night, the major news this week saw Daniel Cormier elevated into a title match against Jon Jones at light heavyweight in the huge September card in Las Vegas, with triumphant Conor McGregor added on that main card against Dustin Poirier. [...]

UFC Dublin: Ireland expects after explosive weigh-in with Conor McGregor and Diego Brandao

After an explosive weigh-in with Conor McGregor and Diego Brandao, Ireland expects. UFC President Dana White listed the atmosphere in the weigh-in, at the 02 Arena in Dublin, as one of the greatest he had witnessed.  White had to forcibly hold the two headline fight protagonists apart, separating them three times. McGregor is promising an [...]

UFC World Podcast: Holly Holm joins UFC and says she 'would love to fight in Ireland' Unique historic atmosphere envelops work-outs and news conference

This week on the UFC World podcast Gareth A Davies is joined by Holly Holm and Marc Ratner. Holm, one of the most formidable female boxers in history, could get a title shot against Ronda Rousey within a year. She tells me: "I would love to fight in Ireland. That would be a great opportunity. [...]

UFC World podcast with Gareth A Davies: Sarah Moras, Joe Ferraro, Kevin Iole discuss women's MMA, Rory MacDonald

On this week's UFC World Podcast Gareth A Davies discusses women's MMA, Rory MacDonald and UFC 175 with UFC debutant Sarah Moras, broadcaster Joe Ferraro and journalist Kevin Iole. LISTEN HERE – 43 MINUTES OF RIVETING DISCUSSION Enjoy … Please send questions and tweets to @GarethADaviesDT.  

VIDEO: UFC champion Chris Weidman adopts 'inspiring' 6-year-old legless Isaiah Bird

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has adopted a 6-year wrestler from Long Beach who has no legs as his mascot and has brought him to Las Vegas ahead of his title defence against Lyoto Machida. Isaiah Bird, 6, was born with a defect that left him without legs. Incredibly, he lives in a homeless shelter [...]

UFC 175: Justin Bua and Brittney Palmer star at Art of Fighting Exhibition

Notably absent… ? Chael Sonnen by the artist Justin Bua   Bua… Dana White being culture vulture with Bua… The artist Ruby Roth, enveloped in Bua's work. Brittney Palmer, painter, Octagon lady… UFC middleweight Luke Barnatt, Dana White, Sports agent Tom Banks Roth and Bua… a partnership. Two of Brittney Palmer's paintings. Liddell/Lee. The greatest… [...]

GLORY world series kickboxing comes of age with tour de force at The Forum

The GLORY World series of kickboxing rocked The Forum, Inglewood, California this weekend. Over the years Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, and musical royalty have left their mark. The fury of fists and feet left their own scars here too. And some. It was knockdowns galore, and riotous action. Six hours of fights at the iconic [...]

After TUF exit UFC door opens for Cathal Pendred Dublin debut with Conor McGregor

There was a silver lining for Cathal Pendred after he was controversially knocked out of TUF 19 at the semifinal stage: the Irish mixed martial artist who studied Forensics, has signed a contract with The Ultimate Fighting Championship, and will make his official debut in Ireland next month at UFC FIGHT NIGHT DUBLIN: MCGREGOR VS. [...]

GLORY showdown: Heavyweight kickboxing's bitter rivalry between Daniel Ghita and Rico Verhoeven set to explode

The world’s greatest fighting dance partners have often been separated by life itself, two adverse forces colliding, yet creating an irresistible lure of fists – and sometimes feet. So it was with Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in boxing; Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen in the UFC; and in kickboxing, we have Daniel Ghita, ranked [...]

UFC World podcast: Gareth A Davies with Zak Cummings, Neil Seery and Brad Pickett

On this week's UFC World podcast Gareth A Davies is joined by Brad Pickett who discusses Demetrious Johnson's latest flyweight title defence, and Zak Cummings and Neil Seery talk about what goes on behind the scenes as they both prepare for UFC Dublin in July. Pickett insists that Ali Bagautinov got his strategy wrong. "The [...]

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