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  1. Ricardo Mayorga off card as Don King threatens legal action

    Dan Rafael

    Bowing to the threat of legal action from promoter Don King, promoter Jimmy Burchfield has removed former two-division titleholder Ricardo Mayorga from the main event of his Feb. 21 card at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2014
  2. Ricardo Mayorga will fight Raul Munoz Feb. 21 in comeback bout

    Dan Rafael

    Former two-division titleholder Ricardo Mayorga, one of boxing's greatest all-time trash talkers, will attempt to make a comeback on Feb. 21, his first fight in nearly three years.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2014
  3. John Ruiz turns promoter

    Dan Rafael

    Former two-time heavyweight titlist John Ruiz, who retired after being stopped in the ninth round challenging then-titleholder David Haye in 2010, is back in boxing -- as a promoter. Ruiz announced that he is "New England's newest combat sport pro...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  4. Promoters say MMA fighter Charles Rowan faked death

    Two Michigan mixed martial arts promoters say they were shocked to learn that one of their fighters who supposedly died in a car wreck last month is very much alive, if not exactly well.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2013
  5. Is Nick Diaz in Georges St-Pierre's head?

    Josh Gross

    Georges St-Pierre swears he isn't angered by Nick Diaz, yet his body language and promoter tell a different tale. "Georges is being weird right now," UFC president Dana White said Thursday. "Georges isn't close to being Georges. "There's no dou...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  6. Alvarez hopes for court decision, UFC move

    Franklin McNeil

    Free agency should have been the most exciting time of Eddie Alvarez's professional career. Unfortunately for Alvarez, it has been everything but that. Alvarez is in the middle of a legal tug-of-war between UFC and his former promoter, Bellator. ...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  7. Silva-Bonnar a promoter's worst nightmare

    Josh Gross

    Eleven months ago, Dana White had it oh so easy. The two best heavyweights in mixed martial arts, one loss between them, vying for a belt during UFC's network television debut? The worst salesman could have sold Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santo...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  8. Assessing risk/reward of UFC 153, beyond

    Josh Gross

    Putting on fights people want to see sounds easy enough. Mostly because Zuffa has done its job so well as a promoter of mixed martial arts the past decade that the concept of the fight game as a risky proposition (i.e., gamble) was basically forgotte...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  9. UFC on FX 5 -- Fight postponed due to schedule conflict

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC on FX 5, slated for Sept. 7 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict, the promoters announced Tuesday night.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2012
  10. 'Comanche Boy' signs with DeGuardia

    Michael Woods

    People in the fight game tend to move slowly, even when faced with hard, irrefutable evidence. That's not always a bad thing; to be knee-jerk is to ensure you leave out evidence when making a move. But more and more, promoters are realizing that figh...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  11. A Lesnar comeback? Don't hold your breath

    Chad Dundas

    The only thing we know for sure is that Brock Lesnar didn't show up at UFC 146 by accident. To hear promoters tell it, dislodging Lesnar from the friendly confines of his home in Alexandria, Minn., is akin to moving heaven and earth. The former UF...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  12. Bellator 60: Can Bellator take stable to next level?

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of Bellator 60 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2012
  13. Dallas-Gonzalez matches legit prospects

    Michael Woods

    It's fair to say that most fight fans would prefer for boxing to have more of an MMA mentality and for the powers that be, who include promoters and managers, would make a concerted effort to make pick-'em matches more regularly than they do. Too ...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  14. Mark Hominick to face Eddie Yagin April 21, promoter says

    Franklin McNeil

    Mark Hominick and Eddie Yagin will meet in a featherweight bout at UFC 145 on April 21 in Atlanta, the promotion announced on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2012
  15. UFC 141 a dud, but 2011 a huge year

    Kristi Dosh

    UFC 141 wasn't exactly a blockbuster for the nation's leading mixed martial arts promoter; the 12,158 attendance and $3.1 million in gate revenue Friday weren't the best UFC saw in 2011. And popular fighter and moneymaker Brock Lesnar announced his r...

    Blog | December 31, 2011
  16. Sonnen wants Jones, JDS or GSP; not Silva

    Chad Dundas

    If the teaser trailers can be believed, Chael Sonnen's second recent appearance on a Canadian television show went better than his first, though this week's offering from MMA's best self promoter is still likely to fetch its fair share of headlines. ...

    Blog | December 24, 2011