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UFC Sale May Be Biggest Sports Deal in History

WME-IMG buying company for $4B

(Newser) - The UFC has been sold for $4 billion in what sources say is the biggest sports deal in history, per Las Vegas Now . After months of rumors, UFC President Dana White announced the sale to a group led by Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG—which boasts UFC stars like Ronda Rousey... More »

Why Everyone Is Talking About This UFC Champ

Ronda Rousey continues to dominate UFC with 34-second knockout

(Newser) - In just 34 seconds early yesterday, Ronda "Rowdy" Rousey showed yet again why UFC president Dana White opened the doors of the Ultimate Fighting Championship to women. At HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, the 135-pound American women's bantamweight champ faced off against undefeated Brazilian Bethe Correia, who... More »

Anheuser-Busch to UFC: Enough With the Homophobia

Sponsor cites concern over 'certain remarks' made by athletes

(Newser) - After a series of sexist and homophobic comments from Ultimate Fighting Championship competitors, sponsor Anheuser-Busch has had it. The company issued a warning to the UFC over "certain remarks made by some of its fighters," says a spokesman. "If the incidents continue, we will act." Advocacy... More »

18-Year-Old's YouTube Plea Yields Dream Prom Date

'Better than my own,' says Maxim model

(Newser) - While YouTube is full of requests from fans for their celebrity crushes, reality isn’t exactly full of said requests being granted—so extra props to a Denver-area high school senior for landing his dream prom date, in the form of Maxim model and Ultimate Fighting Championship eye candy Arianny... More »

Most Influential Man of 2009 Is... Don Draper?

The winner isn't even real, and Usain Bolt leaves Obama in his dust

(Newser) - The most influential man of 2009—at least in the eyes of AskMen.com readers—isn't actually a man. He's a fictional creation, none other than Don Draper of Mad Men. "In a turbulent 2009, men are seeking the stability of tradition in the masculine qualities that they imagine... More »

Jenna Jameson Is Pregnant

Porn star, UFC champ boyfriend are expecting

(Newser) - After failed in vitro and a miscarriage, retired porn star Jenna Jameson is finally pregnant, the New York Post reports. "She's postponed everything" during her pregnancy, a source says. "She's completely thrilled, this is something she's wanted for a very long time." The dad-to-be is her boyfriend,... More »

Martial Arts Champ Takes on Ultimate Fight

The Tiger Woods of mixed martial arts defects from league

(Newser) - Not unlike a real-life version of Soviet pain machine Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, Russian mixed martial arts fighter Fedor Emelianenko is, pound-for-pound, the world's best fighter, Esquire reports, and now he's set to give the MMA industry a run for its money. Or maybe his money. Emelianenko's decision to... More »

Fighters Throw Down With UFC

Nice guy Randy Couture calls it quits

(Newser) - Ultimate Fighting's most public face, Randy Couture, recently sucker-punched the UFC when he unexpectedly quit, saying he was "tired of being taken advantage of." But Couture isn’t the only disenchanted fighter, reports Time. UFC president Dana White blames fame—and a “puke Hollywood agent”—for... More »

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