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UFC Layoffs Continue, Head of Canadian Oper...

Oct 19, 201613 Comments781 Views

UFC layoffs under the promotion's new ownership continued on Wednesday, as the focus shifted to the promotion's Canadian office.

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Former UFC Official Garry Cook Comments Aft...

Oct 18, 201633 Comments842 Views

Tuesday, October 18, was a dark day at UFC headquarters. The company executed a round of layoffs, which included several top executives.

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UFC Hires New Matchmaker with Joe Silva Exi...

Sep 20, 20162 Comments549 Views

With longtime UFC matchmaker Joe Silva retiring at year's end, officials on Tuesday announced the hiring of another matchmaker.

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Chael Sonnen Hit Hard by Joe Silva’s ...

Sep 04, 2016Comments off882 Views

Longtime UFC matchmaker Joe Silva, 20-plus years into his career, is calling it quits. Listen to Chael Sonnen's take on the gold standard for MMA

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Joe Silva: UFC Spectacle Couldn’t Sur...

Sep 02, 2016Comments off394 Views

#FlashbackFriday video with Joe Silva on the UFC transition from the "bloodiest most brutal spectacle in the history of mankind" to legitimate sport.

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#TBT Video: Outgoing UFC Matchmaker Joe Sil...

Sep 01, 2016Comments off706 Views

In this #ThrowbackThursday video, outgoing UFC matchmaker Joe Silva talks about then-23-year-old Georges St-Pierre before his fight with Matt Hughes at UFC 50.

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UFC Matchmaker Joe Silva Expected to Step D...

Aug 31, 2016Comments off941 Views

After more than 20 years with the company, UFC matchmaker Joe Silva is expected to vacate his position.

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Key Moments in UFC History: Joe Silva Talks...

Jul 13, 2016Comments off387 Views

In a rare interview, UFC matchmaker Joe Silva discussed the importance of getting the TV deal before it happened with MMAWeekly co-founder the late Ryan

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VIDEO: UFC Matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean S...

May 13, 2016Comments off500 Views

UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby sat down with Jon Anik to preview Saturday's UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic pay-per-view, which takes place in

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UFC Fight Night 82 Joe Silva Video Preview:...

Feb 04, 2016Comments off661 Views

UFC matchmaker Joe Silva breaksdown the UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson co-main event between heavyweights Roy Nelson and Jared Rosholt.

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UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson ...

Feb 03, 2016Comments off733 Views

Johny Hendricks and Stephen Thompson have taken over main event duties for Fight Night 82. Watch matchmaker Joe Silva preview the match-up.

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Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Says ...

Oct 25, 2012Comments off1218 Views

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson unloads on UFC matchmaker Joe Silva for his choice of putting Phil Davis in against Forrest Griffin at UFC 155 instead of

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The ‘True Story’ on How the UFC...

Dec 14, 2011Comments off667 Views

Ever wondered what the real story is behind how the UFC actually got its start? Check out this video and you'll get the scoop...

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Pay It Forward: Chris Gruetzemacher Followi...

Nov 07, 2011Comments off983 Views

Remember when Ben Henderson asked UFC President Dana White to sign his teammates? Now it's time to meet one of them, featherweight Chris Gruetzemacher.

Chad Mendes ‘Up There’ But Not ...

Aug 04, 2011Comments off824 Views

Chad Mendes may be considered the top contender in the UFC's featherweight division, but a win at UFC 133 doesn't necessarily guarantee him a title

BJ Penn vs Carlos Condit

Social Networking Pays Off: Carlos Condit v...

Jul 11, 2011Comments off846 Views

It appears Carlos Condit and B.J. Penn are on a collision course for a bout in October.

B.J. Penn Says UFC Doesn’t Want Him t...

Jul 11, 2011Comments off1389 Views

When B.J. Penn and Jon Fitch fought to a draw at UFC 127 in Australia earlier this year, it was assumed that the rematch was

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Carlos Condit Plans to Talk with UFC Bosses...

Jul 08, 2011Comments off1070 Views

There's not much question that Carlos Condit is in line for a shot at the UFC welterweight title, but the only issue is will he

Kenny Robertson Struggles to Find Opponents...

Jul 05, 2011Comments off1249 Views

It's hard to imagine a fighter becoming untouchable after being released from the UFC, but that's the unenviable position that welterweight Kenny Robertson currently sits

Igor Pokrajac Scratched from UFC 131 Bout A...

Jun 07, 2011Comments off844 Views

A late change has been made to the UFC 131 card this weekend that has left Krzysztof Soszynski without an opponent.

Patrick Cote Wants to Give the UFC a Reason...

Jun 02, 2011Comments off354 Views

Patrick Cote can't control whether or not the UFC gives him another shot, but if he goes out and wins and wins convincingly, he'll give

Kurt Pellegrino Opts Not to Renew UFC Contr...

May 31, 2011Comments off1058 Views

UFC lightweight Kurt Pellegrino has decided to take a break from MMA, but he's not going as far as calling it retirement.

Joe Ellenberger: From Living Nightmare to D...

May 19, 2011Comments off840 Views

Joe Ellenberger has gone through a lot in the last 2 years. From an offer to fight in the UFC to learning he might face

Mac Danzig Injured; Out of UFC 131 Fight Ag...

May 17, 2011Comments off2496 Views

A change has been make to the upcoming UFC 131 card as Mac Danzig has been forced out of his fight with Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone

Former WEC Matchmaker Sean Shelby Takes Ove...

May 11, 2011Comments off3041 Views

Business as usual has been the statement of Zuffa since purchasing Strikeforce a couple of months back, but a few changes have taken place within

Maiquel Falcao Released from the UFC; Bout ...

May 11, 2011Comments off1005 Views

It was a short run for Maiquel Falcao Goncalves in the UFC and it's come to an end.

Rafael Dos Anjos Steps in to Face George So...

May 03, 2011Comments off1125 Views

It never seems to take UFC matchmaker Joe Silva long to find replacements, and he's found one already to face George Sotiropoulos at UFC 132.

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Chael Sonnen Wants To Face Michael Bisping ...

Feb 28, 2011Comments off2793 Views

Chael Sonnen has requested to face Michael Bisping next and MMAWeekly.com has exclusive comments regarding his desire to face the brash Brit next.

TUF 13 Video: An In-Depth Look At The Ultim...

Feb 24, 2011Comments off636 Views

In this Yahoo! Sports exclusive, Spike TV takes us behind the scenes at "The Ultimate Fighter Season 13" tryouts with UFC president Dana White and

“Ultimate Fighter” Winner Efrai...

Feb 03, 2011Comments off772 Views

Efrain Escudero is determined to get back to the UFC by any means necessary, and he's willing to fight every month if that's what it