ZUFFA-Strikeforce Deal Announcement Media Call Audio

That’s right ladies and gentlemen, the deal that turned the world of Mixed Martial Arts upside down is now 100% official. ZUFFA, LLC Subsidary will today announce in a media conference call at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST the purchase of Strikeforce. Lowkick.com’s own Anton Gurevich will be listening in LIVE and providing updates on the fly. UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and UFC President Dana White will be participating in the conference call as well. Be sure to check back often for the minute by minute

ZUFFA purchase Strikeforce; Dana White says “business as usual”

UFC President Dana White exclusively revealed to MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani this afternoon that ZUFFA purchased the rival promotion Strikeforce. Based in San Jose, California, Strikeforce were considered by many as UFC’s main competitors, thanks to a deal with Showtime and an exceptional production of the events. White assured Helwani that business will go as usual, also stating the the “UFC-banned” fighters Paul Daley and Josh Barnett will keep their jobs at Strikeforce. As for the “Last Emperor”

UFC 128: What Shogun Rua has to offer against Jon Jones

At the age of 20 years old, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua made his professional Mixed Martial Arts debut. He dominated and destroyed his first four opponents, until he met crafty veteran Renato “Babalu” Sobral to whom he lost via guillotine choke. That first loss in Shogun’s career was an important lesson and agony of defeat was used as motivation for victory.
With the legendary Chute Boxe camp in his corner, following in the footsteps of his idols Wanderlei Silva and Jose

Fight Breakdown: Shogun Vs. Bones

Three years ago who knew Jon “Bones” Jones would become the up and coming star he is today in the Ultimate Fighting Championship? From his humble beginnings growing up in Rochester, New York, to the bright lights of Las Vegas. He has become a certified young success story in the world of Mixed Martial Arts. All 13 bouts for the 23 year old have ended in such dominating fashion of his opponents. Showcasing unorthodox (yet effective) striking using his lanky reach, a solid ground game, and a hunger to win. Jo

Blogkick: The ROFL Files; Funny MMA Quotes

In my efforts to compile a list of “Stupid MMA Quotes” for my most recent article I unearthed many other quotations that I would have liked to include but that didn’t quite qualify as “stupid”. Some were inspirational, others rekindled memories of legendary fights of the past but my favourite quotes were the ones that made me laugh. Since the previous article was well received I have decided to create a second collection of my favourite MMA quotes; The ROFL Files.
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Why Vitor Belfort is fighting Anderson Silva for the UFC Middleweight Title this Weekend

On February 5th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort will face the toughest challenge of his career, fighting Anderson Silva for the UFC Middleweight Title.  Belfort’s position as the #1 contender for the UFC Middleweight title surely raises a lot of questions, and yet, the fight against Anderson Silva is expected to be one of the most exciting fights in the history of the UFC Middleweight division. Let’s start with some interesting statistics. Vitor