Dana White Calls Eddie Hearn “Over Sensitive”

UFC President Dana White has traded barbs with boxing promoter Eddie Hearn again this week. With reports having circulated a little while ago that Dana White offered a $500 million promotion deal to heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua. It has been pub…

UFC President Dana White has traded barbs with boxing promoter Eddie Hearn again this week. With reports having circulated a little while ago that Dana White offered a $500 million promotion deal to heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua. It has been public knowledge for the last few months that Dana White is looking to break into […]

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Dana White on Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan: I Don’t Even Think Trump Likes It

UFC President Dana White sounded off on President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, specifically the administration’s prior emphasis on separating parents from their children as they cross the United States’ southern border…

UFC President Dana White sounded off on President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, specifically the administration’s prior emphasis on separating parents from their children as they cross the United States’ southern border…

Details On Part Of Conor McGregor’s Plea Deal Surfaces

A new report has shed some light on what Conor McGregor can expect as part of his plea deal.

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A new report has shed some light on what Conor McGregor can expect as part of his plea deal.

This is all due to his bus incident that landed the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion not only in hot water with the law but launched a bunch of lawsuits from those who were hurt both physically and emotionally.

McGregor and several members of his entourage decided to fly from Ireland to Brooklyn, New York to get revenge on current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in April during fight week of the UFC 223 pay-per-view event.

Nurmagomedov got into an argument with McGregor’s training partner, Artem Lobov, earlier that week, which kicked things up and led to McGregor attacking the fighter bus that had Nurmagomedov on and he was arrested as a result.

He was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief. McGregor was due in court to face his charges.

Just last week at a court hearing, it was revealed that McGregor’s legal team and the prosecutor are still trying to iron out a plea agreement. The judge set the next court date for July 26, 2018.

McGregor is expected to reach a deal with prosecutors when he returns to court.

According to the Irish Mirror, McGregor has been in talks with New York’s Police Athletic League, which “provides sporting activities and more to kids from disadvantaged backgrounds.” Thus, he would be helping inner-city kids for his community service as part of the plea deal.

McGregor has not been seen in the Octagon since at UFC 205 when he won the lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez.

McGregor then fought in a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. It’s expected that once he has this legal incident behind him then he can focus on his pro-MMA career.

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Video: Dana White & Matt Serra Involved In Pro-Wrestling Match

Dana White and Matt Serra had quite the Friday night.

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UFC President Dana White and former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra had quite the Friday night.

It could have been a situation where former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who is slated to challenge Nia Jax for the WWE Raw women’s title at this Sunday’s WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view event in Chicago, Illinois at the Allstate Arena on the WWE Network, inspired White to get into a wrestling ring.

White and Matt Serra were at an independent show Friday night in Memphis, TN that was called the Beale Street Brawl, to film White’s Lookin’ for a Fight show that airs on the UFC’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass, and their YouTube channel.

A video has surfaced online that shows White and Serra as well as WWE Hall of Famer and Memphis’ own Jerry “The King Lawler” helping Derrick King pick up a win.

Following the match, a female performer jumped on White’s back and attempted to choke him.

This led to it appearing that White might take a bump or connect with a move to the performer but it instead led to Lawler coming out to make the save. Grind City Media caught White and Lawler chatting it up earlier in the night.

White and Serra are slated to be at the V3 Fights on Saturday night in Memphis to film content for an upcoming episode of the show.

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Dana White & Matt Serra Get Involved in Pro-Wrestling Match With Jerry Lawler

UFC President Dana White and former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra had some fun at a pro-wrestling show. It all went down on Friday night in Memphis, TN at an independent show that was called the Beale Street Brawl. They were at the show to film …

UFC President Dana White and former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra had some fun at a pro-wrestling show. It all went down on Friday night in Memphis, TN at an independent show that was called the Beale Street Brawl. They were at the show to film content for White’s Lookin’ for a Fight show that […]

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UFC Strongly Denies UFC 225 Tanked At Box Office

The UFC denied that UFC 225 tanked at the box office – well, kind of:

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The mixed martial arts world got some at least somewhat surprising news earlier this week when a report surfaced from the LA Times that last weekend’s UFC 225 pay-per-view from Chicago tanked massively at the box office.

However, the UFC claims that the numbers, which said the stacked PPV only drew less than 150,000 buys, are simply false.

In a response to the initial report from the LA Times’ Lance Pugmire, UFC attorney Hunter Campbell said that the numbers reported were not true and gave a vague estimate of just how many buys they were off but would not state an actual number the PPV actually brought in:

“UFC attorney Hunter Campbell said listing 150,000 as the number of purchases for Saturday’s event was a “material misrepresentation” of the actual buys and short by “something in excess of six figures,” but declined to provide an actual figure.”

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The event was understandably touted as the most stacked UFC pay-per-view of 2018 thus far with two title fights (although one was ultimately a non-title affair).

The headliner boasted a classic middleweight bout between champion Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero, who was unable to win the title after he missed weight by 0.2 pounds, and also the most heated MMA rivalry of the year when Colby Covington defeated former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos for the interim welterweight strap in the co-headliner.

The rest of the card was also littered with high-level bouts from top to bottom, and CM Punk, who supposedly brought in pay-per-view buys from casual fans and pro-wrestling fans, also lost his second (and most likely last) UFC fight to Mike Jackson on the main card.

That wasn’t apparently enough to save UFC 225 from a dismal buyrate, however, no matter how the UFC chose to spin their response to the reports of its low numbers. Even if Campbell’s insistence is one hundred percent true, UFC 225 still only brought in 250,000-300,000 buys, a terrible number considering the jam-packed lineup of world-class MMA talent.

Perhaps that’s just the new norm in today’s era of McGregor and Rousey-free UFC pay-per-views. It’s probably not what Endeavor (formerly WME-IMG) was thinking of when they bought the UFC for a then-record $4.2 billion in July 2016, and they are probably hoping they can somehow return to the million-plus buys that seemed to come easily that year.

Negotiations and assault charges aside, it’s looking like the UFC needs to pay Conor McGregor what he wants and do it fast – no matter if the poor estimates for UFC 225 prove to be false in this sense.

Or is the UFC’s heyday on pay-per-view simply coming to an end with the oversaturation of events making each one less special? Could be a combination of both.

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