Suggestion for helping UFC fighters to get paid what they’re worth.

1, a retired well-connected and respected fight or trainer.

2, someone who can talk to fighters and meet them and would have the ear of the media channels.

3, get agreement from fighters who are prepared to do a withdrawal of labour. In other words a strike. For someone to say let’s actually do it on these dates.

4, a clearly set out a list of remuneration and benefits to be asked for, agreed by UFC fighters by some sort of voting system.

5, if necessary be prepared to go on strike.

6, an awareness of the huge power that the UFC fighters have, and that they could stop UFC’s multimillion dollar earnings if only a few of the fight cards were disrupted. It might just take a few of the top and rising stars downing gloves to negotiate better pay for all.

7, doing something about the pay issue soon because of the knowledge that mixed martial arts popularity might change in the future. It might become more popular it might become less.

8, the above are not orders or directive. They are merely food for thought, I am very intelligent but it doesn’t mean I’m right, this is purely my opinion. I respect all mixed martial arts fighters and I personally think you should be getting a share of the millions that are being earned by the UFC in turnover.


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Flyweight prospect Allan Nascimento focuses on making a name for himself in Brazil


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UFC champ Georges St. Pierre details UFO encounter

For years, it was an open secret that Georges St. Pierre had some fears relating to what he suspected were alien encounters. The former UFC welterweight champ touched on some perhaps related matters during an interview awhile back on The Joe Rogan Experience, during which he spoke about unexplained time lapses.

Rogan, and this writer, would later go on to wonder out loud with concern if such experiences were related to the multiple concussions a fighter like St. Pierre had sustained over his fight career. No one will ever know for sure, but St. Pierre elaborated on another experience that he says he can’t come up with an explanation for during an appearance on Chael Sonnen‘s great new You’re Welcome podcast.

Check out the segment above, and listen to the full podcast here.

Sonnen asked St. Pierre, ”I wanna know your opinion. Do we have aliens that have visited this country?”

“Rush” had this to say in response:

“I never talk about aliens,” he said.

“I talk about non-identified flying objects. And if you don’t believe me, one day I was in Albuquerque … with Rashad Evans and [former UFC fighter and former wrestling coach for Evans and St. Pierre] Mike Van Arsdale, a fighter called Alejandro, he’s a Mexican guy, and also Ali [Abdel-Aziz], I believe he managed Frankie Edgar. And we’re all in the car … in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on the highway, and we saw a UFO all together.

“I don’t know what it was, but it’s something that we cannot explain … it came swift towards us and right away it changed directions and it disappeared.”

Have you ever seen something flying in the sky that you couldn’t explain, or later learned what it was? Let us know in the comments section!

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Week-in-Review: List of UFC, Bellator & Other Fights Announced

A complete list of significant new fights reported in the past week.


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[VIDEOS] Inside the UFC 179 camps of Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes & more

The UFC returns to Rio de Janeiro this Saturday with a big card headlined by a world title grudge rematch between Jose Aldo (24-1) and Chad Mendes (16-1). Earlier on the UFC 179 card, light heavyweight contenders Glover Teixeira (22-3) and Phil Davis (12-2) lock up to decide who will move closer to a title shot.

The Countdown to UFC 179 crew followed the participants in those two bouts, as well as lightweights Diego Ferreira (10-0) and Beneil Dariush (8-1), who will kick off the pay per view portion of the event. Check out the three videos here to get inside the camps of featherweight champion Jose Aldo, his challenger Chad Mendes, as well as the lives of Teixeira, Davis, Ferreira, and Dariush.

Then, head to the comments section and let us know who you’re picking, and why!

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Morning Report: Carlos Condit lays out plans for 2015 return


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Eddie Alvarez: ‘I never really got comfortable’ in Donald Cerrone bout at UFC 178


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UFC’s Marcus Brimage to unleash ‘Southern fried whooping’

UFC bantamweight Marcus Brimage (6-3) headed into his fight with Russell Doane (14-4) this past July at UFC 175 over a year having passed since his previous bout. Following a tough loss to Conor McGregor at featherweight in 2013, Brimage was hit by a number of serious injuries that required a great deal of rest and rehabilitation.

As such, everyone around Brimage warned him that there would be a perhaps painful adjustment period in his first fight back, due to what is known as “ring rust.”

“Everyone told me that I’d have rust, and I was like, ‘whatever,’” Brimage tells Cagewriter.

“Truth be told, everything felt good until I got into the cage. In the cage, that’s when the ring rust happened. This cant take anything away from Russell because he came to fight, and he sure did fight. I just felt off until the third round. It was like an out of body experience. I was not in the moment. In the third round, that’s when I woke up and did what I normally do.”

It was too little, too late for “The Bama Beast,” and he lost a close split decision. Brimage says that he was shocked to hear from his teammates, friends and even anonymous fans in Las Vegas later that night that they thought he deserved to win the decision against Doane. 

“Everyone seemed to be impressed but I told them, ‘get the [expletive] out of here. I lost,’” Brimage remembers.

Once the fighter watched the bout himself, however, he began to realize that he didn’t fight nearly as poorly as he thought he had. In fact, he began to agree with those who said he deserved to get the nod from the judges.

“When I actually looked at the fight, I thought I got robbed,” he says.

“I don’t know what the judges were looking at. They made Stevie wonder what was going on. After I started to think about it more, I got super cronk and angry. Like, ‘man, I felt off like a mother [expletive], and that’s how I looked when I felt off? Oh my God, I am going to do some damage once I get back.’”

Brimage has turned that frustration into motivation and confidence as he heads into a Nov. 8 showdown against Jumabieke Tuerxun (14-2) in Sydney, Australia. Brimage was compelled to train at home in Alabama during this camp instead of South Florida at his usual American Top Team because of family issues.

One might assume that, without his usual top-notch ATT destination training camp, and coming off of two-straight losses would make Brimage feel a great deal of pressure. In actuality, he says he feels less pressure than he did against Doane in his come back fight this past summer.

“To be honest with you, I feel less pressure,” he insists.

“The reason is because, I’m ‘on.’ I got that first one out of the way. I could not walk down the street in Vegas after that fight without fans telling me, ‘Brim, that was [expletive]. You won. The judges [expletive] you.’ I mean, it’s like, ‘Marcus Brimage lost to Russell Doane, said no man ever.’ [laughs] That’s just real talk.

“I had some family issues, so I had to come home for training camp. I’m back in Alabama, and I’m back to my roots. I cannot wait to give this guy a Southern fried ass whooping.” 

Check back here at Cagewriter for more with Marcus as we check in with him later in his training camp.

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Tim Sylvia Wants “Baddest Man On Earth” Openweight Title…enweight-title

"In a Twitter post ("tweet"), former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia calls out any comers and offers to fight in the "BADDEST MAN ON EARTH 1" 1-Night Openweight Mixed martial Arts Tournament coming in May 2015."


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