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Vicente Luque Wants To Take On The Challenge Of Finishing Nate Diaz

Vicente Luque has opened up about a potential meeting with Nate Diaz following his impressive win at UFC 265. After extending his winning streak to four after a submission victory over Michael Chiesa last weekend, Vicente Luque took to the mic to call out former training partner and current welterweight...

Ariel Helwani Leaving ESPN, Reportedly Headed To Action Network

Ariel Helwani is making his exit from ESPN

Dana White Engages In Heated Debate On ESPN Over Fighter Pay

UFC president Dana White was grilled on fighter pay during an appearance on ESPN's First Take. Compensation for MMA fighters has been a hot topic for years. Many have pointed out that the top earners of the UFC don't make anywhere near the amount of money top boxers make in...

Report: Conor McGregor At Odds With UFC Over ESPN+ PPV Deal

Brock Lesnar isn't the only fighter to have reportedly been at odds with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) over the new ESPN+ pay-per-view deal. Conor McGregor is the UFC's top-drawing star. UFC 229 topped the promotion's record for PPV buys at 2.4 million. Headlining that card was a lightweight title...

Brendan Schaub Says ‘Fighters Are So F*cked’ Under UFC-ESPN Deal

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Brendan Schaub believes fighters have lost leverage. Schaub has expressed his belief that the UFC's deal with ESPN has made it so that the promotion no longer has to cater to the desires of a fighter. Schaub has gone as far to say that...

UFC 236 Reportedly Brings In Low PPV Buys On ESPN+

The reported estimates for the UFC 236 pay-per-view buys are in and they aren't pretty. Dave Meltzer reported on The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that UFC 236 nabbed less than 100,000 pay-per-view buys. The UFC 236 prelims scored 893,000 viewers. UFC 236 featured two interim title bouts. This was the first...

Report: Brock Lesnar Wanted Flat Fee Due To UFC’s ESPN+ PPV Model

If a report is to be believed, then the Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) new pay-per-view model may have derailed Brock Lesnar's return. UFC president Dana White revealed that Lesnar told him he's retiring from mixed martial arts competition. The promotion hoped to book Lesnar in a title bout with UFC...

Brendan Schaub Criticizes UFC PPVs On ESPN+

Brendan Schaub isn't impressed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) exclusive pay-per-view deal with ESPN+. UFC 236 marked the first time that a UFC PPV aired exclusively on ESPN+. Many on social media, including fighters, were having issues getting a feed no matter what device they were on. UFC president...

Dana White Explains Why UFC PPV Deal With ESPN+ Makes Sense

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White plans to put the doubts to rest on the new pay-per-view deal with ESPN+. Yesterday, it was announced that ESPN+ is now the exclusive provider for UFC PPVs. That means that if you want to purchase a UFC PPV in the United States,...

ESPN+ Nabs Exclusive UFC PPV Rights in United States

Fight fans in the United States can now only purchase Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) pay-per-views through ESPN+. It's no secret that the UFC and ESPN have already developed a strong partnership. Viewership numbers for preliminary fights are up significantly, and the promotion enjoyed a successful debut on the major ESPN...

Professional Fighters League Inks Multi-Year Broadcast Deal with ESPN

Professional Fighters League (PFL) has a new broadcast home after inking a multi-year deal with ESPN. The terms of the deal were announced on Monday with the PFL moving all of their events to the ESPN family of networks including ESPN2 and ESPN+. In addition to the deal with ESPN...

Joe Rogan ‘Not Interested’ In Working For ESPN (Video)

Longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan has noticeably been working a lot fewer events in recent years. Rogan typically only commentates pay-per-view (PPV) cards in Las Vegas or California. He no longer does international cards or regular TV events. Speaking on a recent "Fight Companion" episode of his podcast, "The...

Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal to Headline UFC’s Return to London On March 16

Darren Till will fight on home soil once again when he headlines the UFC’s upcoming return to London while facing Jorge Masvidal in the main event on March 16. UFC president Dana White announced the news via ESPN on Wednesday. Till will be making his first appearance since falling by submission...

TJ Dillashaw More Concerned About Being No. 1 Pound-for-Pound Than Becoming Champ-Champ

T.J. Dillashaw is all about legacy these days. After vanquishing his former teammate Cody Garbrandt for the second time last August, Dillashaw started to move onto bigger and better goals — namely the pursuit of a second UFC championship. That’s why on Saturday night, Dillashaw will drop down to 125 pounds...

Jon Anik Excited For UFC’s Transition To ESPN

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) play-by-play commentator Jon Anik awaits the promotion's big move to ESPN. The UFC 232 post-fight show marked the end of the UFC's deal with FOX. The UFC played a key role in FOX Sports' launch. While the relationship had its highs and lows, it is deemed...