MMA Junkie News

November 25,2012 Bruce Buffer debuts mobile app on Nov. 27, eyes 2013 for clothing line launch While Dana White is the unquestionable face of the UFC, ring announcer Bruce Buffer has parlayed his role into massive recognition, as well.

Fans at UFC events often mimic his signature calls, and he's stopped on the streets for pictures and autographs as often as any of the promotion's most-respected fighters.

On Nov. 27, Buffer adds to his ever-growing empire with the launch of an "It's Time" app. It could signal the start of a busy stretch for the 55-year-old "veteran voice of the octagon."
November 24,2012 ‘TUF’ times: Sonnen says he turned down spot on ‘TUF 1,’ Jones once cut from tryouts LAS VEGAS - The debut season of 'The Ultimate Fighter' has long been recognized as the starting point of MMA's current popularity boom and was responsible for launching the careers of stars such as Stephan Bonnar, Kenny Florian, Forrest Griffin, Josh Koscheck, Chris Leben, Diego Sanchez and Mike Swick.

But as successful as the 2005 series debut proved, imagine what it could have been with one Chael P. Sonnen.

Sonnen, who coaches on the upcoming 17th edition of the series, says he actually turned down a spot on "TUF 1."
November 24,2012 Dana White plans to attend Strikeforce show, disappointed with turn of events Dana White never has been one to mince words.

In recent months, when it comes to Strikeforce, the Zuffa president has forced himself to be mum on the topic of the UFC's sibling promotion. "I don't have anything to do with them" was a common response when reporters wanted to get his take on Strikeforce.

White recently, though, admitted he's disappointed with how things have turned out for the promotion.
November 24,2012 UFC’s Dan Hardy plans future training sessions with St-Pierre, targets spring return After a four-fight skid that had him thinking about retirement, Dan Hardy's evolution is continuing in the midst of a two-fight resurgence.

The former UFC welterweight title challenger is coming off a stint at Montreal's Tristar Gym to help champion and former nemesis Georges St-Pierre prepare for common opponent Carlos Condit.

And recently, the Brit revealed he is planning to train in the future with St-Pierre and the Tristar crew.
November 24,2012 Bellator’s ‘Vote for the Fight’ series continues with Daley, Saunders, Lima, War Machine Bellator's interactive feature allowing fans to pick the first fight on the promotion's Spike TV debut continues with the second episode in an ongoing web series.

The promotion recently announced "Vote for the Fight" during the MTV2 broadcast of Bellator 79.

Bellator events currently air Fridays on MTV2 through the remainder of Season 7, but will move to Spike TV starting in January 2013.
November 24,2012 Tyrone Spong vs. Remy Bonjasky GLORY kickboxing fight moved to March Less than a week after the fight announcement, Tyrone Spong's next kickboxing outing has been changed.

In a bout originally set for Feb. 16 in London at GLORY 5, Spong now will meet Remy Bonjasky on March 23 in London.

GLORY officials recently announced the date change, saying the delay will give Bonjasky a chance for a full fight camp.
November 24,2012 Mukai Maromo meets Graham Spencer for lightweight title at MFC 36 in February Maximum Fighting Championship will put its vacant lightweight title on the line in February.

The Canadian promotion recently signed a new multi-fight deal with Mukai Maromo, and he'll meet Graham Spencer at "MFC 36: Reality Check" later this winter.

MFC 36 will take place Feb. 15 at Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, will get a main-card live broadcast on AXS TV.
November 24,2012 UFC on FOX 5 weigh-ins slated for Dec. 7 at Seattle’s KeyArena Fans are invited to pre-event festivities for the next major UFC event, UFC on FOX 5.

The network-televised event takes place Dec. 8 at Seattle's KeyArena.

Fans are invited to the traditional pre-event open workouts, press conference and weigh-ins throughout fight week. All of the events are free.
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