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Aaron Chalmers calls some MMA fans ‘pathetic’ over Twitter hate

Aaron Chalmers calls some MMA fans ‘pathetic’ over Twitter hate

Aaron Chalmers discusses the changes to his training camp, Twitter trolls, MMA fans, upcoming opponent Ash Griffiths, moving to Bellator, fighting CM Punk, and more during a Bellator 200 media day
Gegard Mousasi looking to end title chase with win over Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 200

Gegard Mousasi looking to end title chase with win over Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 200

Given his sterling resume, it may come as a surprise that Gegard Mousasi has not competed in a title fight in almost seven years. That drought comes to an end this Friday, when “The Dreamcatcher”

Live chat with MMA Fighting at 1 p.m. ET

This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat. On today's podcast, we'll go into detail on the UFC defying expectations and scoring not just a deal with ESPN's OTT service, but linear ESPN. The TV
Valentina Shevchenko to Nicco Montano: ‘If you don’t want to fight, you have to leave the belt’

Valentina Shevchenko to Nicco Montano: ‘If you don’t want to fight, you have to leave the belt’

One way or another, Valentina Shevchenko wants her next fight to be for a UFC flyweight title. Shevchenko claims that no date that has been set in stone for her to challenge Nicco Montano, despite

Morning Report: Matt Serra says referee ‘should be ashamed’ for potentially costing Demian Maia against Kamaru Usman

In the main event of UFC Chile this past weekend, Kamaru Usman won a five-round unanimous decision over Demian Maia. In a relatively uneventful fight, Maia was unable to impose his grappling advantage
ESPN brokers deal for UFC broadcast rights currently owned by FOX

ESPN brokers deal for UFC broadcast rights currently owned by FOX

FOX Sports is out and ESPN is in. Just weeks after nabbing the UFC’s streaming rights beginning next year, ESPN has secured the full broadcast deal for the promotion, Variety reported Tuesday night.
Craig White on signing for UFC: ‘It’s a dream that I never thought would come true’

Craig White on signing for UFC: ‘It’s a dream that I never thought would come true’

The outpouring of emotion for Craig White was palpable last Tuesday. Approaching his 10th year as a professional, even “The Thundercat” was bemused by the number of well-wishers that reached out to
UFC Chile: Usman vs. Maia averages 870,000 viewers

UFC Chile: Usman vs. Maia averages 870,000 viewers

Boosted by a NASCAR lead-in, the show beat the 2017 average for the series by nine percent. The UFC’s debut Saturday night in Santiago, Chile did slightly above-average ratings despite, on paper,
Luke Rockhold re-injures leg, tabling talks of Gustafsson fight

Luke Rockhold re-injures leg, tabling talks of Gustafsson fight

So much for that Alexander Gustafsson vs. Luke Rockhold fight. At least for now. The bout, which had been discussed for what was expected to be a light heavyweight matchup at UFC 227 in Los Angeles on
Mirko Cro Cop details extent of knee injury, targeted date for return

Mirko Cro Cop details extent of knee injury, targeted date for return

Mirko Filipovic’s left leg is in rough shape following his withdrawal from Bellator 200’s main event. Filipovic, 43, pulled out of Friday’s scheduled Bellator 200 rematch against Roy Nelson after
Titan FC double champ Jose Torres signs with UFC, will debut in Utica

Titan FC double champ Jose Torres signs with UFC, will debut in Utica

One of the top lighter weight fighters in the world is headed to the UFC. Jose Torres, the Titan FC flyweight and bantamweight champion, has agreed to fight Jarred Brooks at UFC Fight Night Utica on
Fabricio Werdum fails USADA drug test, facing UFC anti-doping violation

Fabricio Werdum fails USADA drug test, facing UFC anti-doping violation

Just one day after news broke that Fabricio Werdum would be headlining the UFC’s debut in Russia, the former UFC heavyweight champion is in hot water with USADA. Werdum failed a USADA
Fortunes changed for five at UFC Chile

Fortunes changed for five at UFC Chile

Kamaru Usman’s clear-cut decision win over Demian Maia was predictable - in both a good and a bad way for Usman. Usman, who captured the NCAA Division II national championship in wrestling in 2010 at
Paul Daley softens stance on Bellator, has meeting with Coker planned for this week

Paul Daley softens stance on Bellator, has meeting with Coker planned for this week

Paul Daley’s relationship with Bellator was not in a good place prior to his recent outing at Bellator 199. That’s putting things mildly. But, rather surprisingly, Daley’s anger toward Bellator
Jeremy Petley out of Bellator 200 due to injury, Saul Rogers fight canceled

Jeremy Petley out of Bellator 200 due to injury, Saul Rogers fight canceled

Saul Rogers is without a dance partner for his promotional debut this Friday night at Bellator 200. Bellator has confirmed that Canadian Jeremy Petley has pulled out of his bout with Rogers due to an
Liddell’s longtime coach doesn’t ‘like’ comeback plans, but still standing behind Liddell ‘100 percent’

Liddell’s longtime coach doesn’t ‘like’ comeback plans, but still standing behind Liddell ‘100 percent’

If Chuck Liddell is going to return to MMA, his longtime coach is willing to support him. John Hackleman, the founder of The Pit training center and the head coach who helped “The Iceman” reach the

Morning Report: Rose Namajunas sets terms for potential Joanna Jedrzejczyk trilogy fight

For the better part of three years, Joanna Jedrzejczyk was the undefeated champion of the UFC strawweight division, defeating all comers and dominating the top fighters in the division. Then, Rose
Michael Chiesa to make FS1 analyst debut for UFC Liverpool

Michael Chiesa to make FS1 analyst debut for UFC Liverpool

After missing out on an opportunity to fight in April, Michael Chiesa has found another way to get some exposure. The lightweight contender will make his FOX Sports 1 broadcasting debut when he joins
Yair Rodriguez opens up about abrupt departure from UFC

Yair Rodriguez opens up about abrupt departure from UFC

It wasn’t long ago that Yair Rodriguez was earmarked as the UFC’s next featherweight star. A 25-year-old with Mexican roots and a flashy, fan-friendly fighting style, Rodriguez had been hailed as one
Monday Morning Analyst: Tatiana Suarez, the female Khabib Nurmagomedov?

Monday Morning Analyst: Tatiana Suarez, the female Khabib Nurmagomedov?

On today’s episode of the podcast, we look at the standout performance from UFC strawweight Tatiana Suarez at UFC Chile against Alexa Grasso. Is Suarez the female Khabib Nurmagomedov? We answer that