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Dana White Will Unveil ‘The Future Of Fighting’ In The Next Two Months

The UFC president is teasing major announcements that could change the face of combat sports.

Big things are going on behind the scenes with the UFC, apparently.

That’s according to Dana White, who has been known to engage in a bit of hyperbole in the past. But even for a guy who gets way too hyped for every new season of The Ultimate Fighter, White legitimately seems to believe the company is about to revolutionize fighting again.

That was the claim in an interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto following the thrilling UFC 236, which featured two of the best title fights in recent memory.

”I told everybody yesterday, wait til you see what we’re working on in Vegas right now,” White said. “In the next two months, I’m going to unveil the future. Not of the UFC, of fighting. I’m going to unveil the future of fighting in the next two months. And the amount of talent that we’re looking at right now, the shows that we’re creating to create talent right now.”

”We’ve been on a roll for a while now where every weekend the fights are absolutely ridiculous and we’re going to continue. This partnership that we have with ESPN right now is … is a big deal, man.”

It’s unclear what White is referring to. There’s been talk of more UFC Performance Institutes around the world. Really big cards seem poised to be announced from July onwards, with a McGregor return seemingly inevitable. Aggressive pricing deals from Disney owned ESPN+ could make being a UFC fan a slightly less costly hobby.

Make me a believer, Dana White! All things are possible through ESPN and UFC and Endeavor!

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Dana White Will Unveil ‘The Future Of Fighting’ In The Next Two Months

The UFC president is teasing major announcements that could change the face of combat sports.

Big things are going on behind the scenes with the UFC, apparently.

That’s according to Dana White, who has been known to engage in a bit of hyperbole in the past. But even for a guy who gets way too hyped for every new season of The Ultimate Fighter, White legitimately seems to believe the company is about to revolutionize fighting again.

That was the claim in an interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto following the thrilling UFC 236, which featured two of the best title fights in recent memory.

”I told everybody yesterday, wait til you see what we’re working on in Vegas right now,” White said. “In the next two months, I’m going to unveil the future. Not of the UFC, of fighting. I’m going to unveil the future of fighting in the next two months. And the amount of talent that we’re looking at right now, the shows that we’re creating to create talent right now.”

”We’ve been on a roll for a while now where every weekend the fights are absolutely ridiculous and we’re going to continue. This partnership that we have with ESPN right now is … is a big deal, man.”

It’s unclear what White is referring to. There’s been talk of more UFC Performance Institutes around the world. Really big cards seem poised to be announced from July onwards, with a McGregor return seemingly inevitable. Aggressive pricing deals from Disney owned ESPN+ could make being a UFC fan a slightly less costly hobby.

Make me a believer, Dana White! All things are possible through ESPN and UFC and Endeavor!

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Cormier, Punk Examine ‘The Science Of Mortal Kombat’

If I stuck MMAmania.com Editor-In-Chief, Thomas Myers, into the supermarket freezer for two days, then took him out and hit him with a violent uppercut, would his head explode into a million tiny pieces of icy bone and brain?

I was willing to find out, but then “The Science of Mortal Kombat” came along and beat me to it. The upcoming show, which is sort of like Mythbusters for video game nerds (like me), will test some of the best moves from the Mortal Kombat video game franchise and see how well they hold up in real life.

I guess babalities go right out the window from the jump.

Helping the “Science” guys (and gals) will be UFC fighters Daniel Cormier and CM Punk. No telling how involved they are with the actual breakdowns, but “DC” is fun in just about any on-camera role.

The six episode series premieres Feb. 18.

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Ngannou Releases Statement: ‘The Predator Is Back!’

Ngannou took to social media to celebrate his UFC Beijing win and the ‘redemption’ that came with it.

After a two fight stumble that saw him mauled in his first title fight by Stipe Miocic and then psyched out in a headscratcher of a decision loss to Derrick Lewis, some had written Francis Ngannou off.

Those people are crazy, of course. Fighters have ups and downs, and it was inevitable that Ngannou’s relative inexperience would cost him some losses at some point. But since that January loss to Miocic, there’s been non-stop quotes from bosses and coaches about Ngannou losing his way. Freezing up against Lewis in July only made things worse.

Ngannou did his best to put that talk to rest in Beijing, China, knocking the equilibrium out of Curtis Blaydes and forcing a stoppage just 45 seconds into their second fight (watch it here).

Now he’s taking to social media to thank those that stood by him during his slump.

“I finally saw the light yesterday night at UFC Beijing by overcoming my darkness which dragged me deep to the bottom,” Ngannou wrote. “My fans, my family and all those people who trust and believe in me have got persecuted by haters and doubters but they didn’t give up and they kept supporting me and that’s where I found strength to overcome all this.”

“I wanna thank every single one of you, who once trusted me and who kept supporting me, who stayed beside me and who didn’t stumble,” he continued. “I’m grateful to have any of you known and unknown by my side and in my life since this is all my life.”

“Thank you China and particularly Beijing for welcoming us and for all the love and energy you guys put in, it was an honor for me to perform for you guys such an amazing people and a great crowd.”

He finished off his letter with hashtag #TheRedemption, but it may take more than a single win to convince some followers of the sport that Stipe Miocic didn’t steal a bit of his soul during their fight.

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Kevin Aguilar Replaces Arnold Allen, Meets Rick Glenn at ‘The Ultimate Fighter 28’ Finale

A bout originally scheduled for Gilbert Melendez vs. Arnold Allen has gradually transformed into Kevin Aguilar vs. Rick Glenn.
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Kevin Aguilar Replaces Arnold Allen, Meets Rick Glenn at ‘The Ultimate Fighter 28’ Finale

A bout originally scheduled for Gilbert Melendez vs. Arnold Allen has gradually transformed into Kevin Aguilar vs. Rick Glenn.
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UFC 231 Promo Video Welcomes To ‘The New Era’

Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) next pay-per-view (PPV) offering will see the promotion stage UFC 231 inside Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Sat., Dec. 8, 2018.

The event will be headlined by a highly-intriguing Featherweight title fight that will see division king Max Holloway defend his title against undefeated (14-0-1, 6-0 UFC) submission wizard, Brian Ortega. Working his way up the ladder, “T-City” has dominated the competition, finishing all seven of his fights inside the Octagon, including one over Mike de la Rosa, which was eventually overturned to a no-contest due to a failed drug test.

His next test, though, will be the biggest one of all.

Indeed, Holloway has been blitzing through the 145-pound division, winning 12 straight fights including capturing the strap by defeating Jose Aldo, and then subsequently defending it against “Junior” months later. In fact, Max hasn’t tasted defeat in four years since losing to Conor McGregor.

Now, two of the youngest and brightest stars in all of mixed martial arts (MMA) will test their skills against one another in a bout that could very well usher in a new era.

In the co-main event, former women’s Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Valentina Shevchenko duke it out for the vacant Flyweight title.

To see who else is fighting at UFC 231: “Holloway vs Ortega” click here.

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Dana White Calls Israel Adesanya ‘The Future’

The main card of UFC 230 in New York kicked off with a near-perfect performance by one of the sport’s fastest-rising stars in Israel Adesanya, who completed his transition from middleweight prospect to bona fide contender.
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Dana White Believes Demetrious Johnson Didn’t Get “The Love And The Respect” he Deserved From Fans…

Many folks have argued that Demetrious Johnson never received the fanfare he should have, during his historic run with the UFC, and Dana White has echoed that sentiment.

As you’ve almost certainly heard by now, recently it was confirmed that Johnson’s headed to ONE Championship, in exchange for undefeated welterweight, Ben Askren. The move comes not long after Johnson’s historic reign as flyweight champ was ended by Henry Cejudo, this past August.

Well, recently TMZ caught up with White, and when asked about Johnson’s departure, the UFC President said this (quote via MMA Fighting):

“If you look at it, the kid broke the record for the most title defenses (11),” White said. “I feel like he never really got the love and the respect that he deserved from the fans. I don’t know if he was always thrilled being here. So hopefully he’s a lot happier where he’s headed now. His longtime trainer and coach [Matt Hume] is an executive over there, so maybe he’ll be happier over there.”

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Daniel Cormier on UFC 230 Fight With Derrick Lewis: ‘The Deal I Got Was So Good’

The announcement of the main event heavyweight title fight next month at UFC 230 in New York between Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis definitely surprised a few fans, given the short notice.
Cormier had announced previously that he would retire from MMA for good by March 2019 and a fight with World Wrestling Entertainment super star Brock Lesnar had been pencilled in for “early 2019.”
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