ZUFFA, the parent entity of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, released a statement earlier today regarding the licensing requirements required in the state of Massachusetts for the inaugural UFC on FOX Sports 1 event. The statement comes after an article on the Boston Herald allured to the event being in jeopardy. Continue reading
The UFC has announced that tickets for the inaugural UFC on FOX Sport 1 event go on sale Thursday, June 20th. The event features a light-heavyweight main event between former UFC champ Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and two-division title challenger Chael Sonnen. Continue reading
Several weeks back, Cat Zingano was on top of the world, coming off a third round TKO win over Miesha Tate, earning herself a title shot against bantamweight star Ronda Rousey as well as a coaching gig against the champ on the upcoming historic season of the Ultimate Fighter. Soon after, in a stroke of bad luck, a torn ACL forced the title challenger to forfeit her coaching spot as well as her title shot. Continue reading
Prior to this weekend’s World Series Of Fighting main event, the general opinion was that Jon Fitch was going to steamroll through Josh Burkman. Fitch had been recently released by the UFC in a move that generated a large amount controversy and negative feedback in the UFC’s direction. Fitch was widely considered to be a top ten welterweight in the world, and had previously submitted Josh Burkman when the two met back in 2006.
A few days back, top featherweight contender Anthony Pettis was forced out of his highly anticipated title fight against Jose Aldo with a torn meniscus in his knee. The injury timing left Pettis with no choice but to withdraw from the match-up and allow the “Korean Zombie” Chan-Sung Jung to step in against the champ. Continue reading