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March 5th 2015

Burt Watson recalls memorable UFC backstage moments

Fighters Only World MMA Awards 'Lifetime Achievement' award recipient Burt Watson resigned from his position as UFC site coordinator earlier this week. Watson spent 14 years working with the UFC, his first event being UFC 30 in February 2001 - headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between Evan Tanner and champ Tito Ortiz. During his time with the company he...
March 5th 2015

McGregor on Rousey vs. Zingano: "I'd love to see that again."

UFC featherweight title contender Conor McGregor is known for quick hands and even quicker mouth, but the Irishman showed off some equally impressive head movement at UFC 184 this past weekend when he used his quick reflexes to dodge a hat thrown his way by main event fighter Cat Zingano (see video below) as she made her walk to the Octagon. "There's no beef... I...
March 4th 2015

Buffer thinks Rousey would rank in top-20 among male bantamweights

MMA fans were stunned when UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey submitted Cat Zingano in just 14 seconds at UFC 184 this past Saturday, and UFC Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer was no different. "I didn't expect that," Buffer told TMZ. "I expected Ronda to be a beast. And you know what? Ronda's a beast. "What you saw in Ronda that night, it's almost like...
March 4th 2015

[Video] UFC 185: Extended Preview

UFC 185 is set to take place on Saturday March 14 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas and will feature a lightweight championship bout between champ Anthony 'Showtime' Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos. In the co-main event, Carla Esparza will put her strawweight title on the line for the first time against the undefeated Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Watch the full...
March 3rd 2015

Schaub reflects on intervention podcast w/ Joe Rogan

UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub became the focus of one of the biggest stories of last year in the MMA world when UFC color commentator Joe Rogan joined him for a special edition of his The Fighter and the Kid podcast. The podcast was recorded the Monday following Brendan's UFC 181 TKO loss to Travis Browne. During the recording Rogan, who is a personal friend of...
March 3rd 2015

Burt Watson parts ways with UFC

After 14 years of working with the UFC Burt Watson, the man affectionately known as 'Babysitter to the Stars', has officially parted ways with the company. Burt made the announcement via Twitter earlier today. After 14 AMAZING YEARS I've decided to step aside thank U Dana White Lorenzo Fertitta & Donna Marcolini pic.twitter.com/8eL04mVGaW — Burt Watson...
March 3rd 2015

[Video] Dos Anjos says Melendez did "wrong thing" against Pettis

UFC lightweight champion Anthony 'Showtime' Pettis will next put his belt on the line at UFC 185 on March 14th against Rafael dos Anjos. Dos Anjos won three straight to earn a shot at the 155lb title, most recently dominating former lightweight championship challenger Nate Diaz at UFC on Fox 13 en route to a unanimous decision win. "He's very versatile; great...
March 3rd 2015

UFC 184 fighter salaries - Ellenberger tops payroll

UFC women's bantamweight champion 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey bagged $130,000 for her record-breaking submission win over Cat Zingano this past weekend at UFC 184. For her 14-second loss, Zingano took home $100,000. Interestingly, Ronda was not the biggest earner on the February 28th card as welterweight veteran Jake Ellenberger earned $136,000 for his submission victory...

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