1. Thanksgiving News

    Bellator Fighting Championships has signed highly prized lightweight Eddie Alvarez. This is a solid addition to their proposed lightweight tournament...

    Rear Naked Written by Rear Naked about over 5 years ago 69 reads 0 comments

  2. Couture-Lesnar: UFC 91 PPV Buy Numbers

    It appears UFC 91 will fall well short of Dana White's prediction of 1.2 million PPV buys. According to some initial reports, it will be in the 750,000-900,000 range. This happens to be almost exactly where I predicted...

    Rear Naked Written by Rear Naked about over 5 years ago 597 reads 1 comments

  3. Golden Boy vs Affliction

    It looks like I spoke too soon. Golden Boy has officially slapped Affliction in the face. On Jan. 24, the "partners" will go head-to-head, as Golden Boy will sponsor the Margarito/Mosley ...

    Rear Naked Written by Rear Naked about almost 6 years ago 169 reads 0 comments

  4. UFC's Big End to 2008

    RearNakedNews.com It is time to get ready for the UFC's final month of 2008. By the end of it, we will have seen nearly 30 fights and two of the four belts on the line...

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  5. Couture vs Liddell IV

    www.RearNakedNews.com There have been various reports claiming a Heavyweight fight between Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell is possible for a proposed show in Cologne, Germany on June 13...

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  6. Affliction Still a Mess

    Affliction's "partnership" with Golden Boy has been a disaster. They began with the misguided premise that MMA fans were craving boxing matches at their events. Thankfully, the idiotic plan was dropped before it went into action...

    Rear Naked Written by Rear Naked about almost 6 years ago 235 reads 5 comments

  7. Strikeforce "Destruction" Results

    With EliteXC gone, I've started watching a lot more Strikeforce. They have carved out a nice little niche for themselves and could be ready to take a step up in 2009...

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  8. Good Cop, Bad Cop

    Well, the Jon Fitch fiasco ended with a whimper. For a little while it seemed like a revolution was on the brim of the glass. Instead it is business as usual for the UFC...

    Rear Naked Written by Rear Naked about almost 6 years ago 147 reads 1 comments

  9. Joe Koscheck and Cain Velasquez Could Also Be Cut By UFC

    www.RearNakedNews.com It does not look like this one will end well. Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports has a long article with lots of comments from Dana White and Jon Fitch. White does not pull any punches...

    Rear Naked Written by Rear Naked about almost 6 years ago 559 reads 3 comments

  10. UFC Cuts Jon Fitch

    RearNakedNews.com MMA Mania has the exclusive news that the UFC has cut Jon Fitch. He refused to sign an agreement that would have given the UFC lifetime rights to use his name and likeness in video games...

    Rear Naked Written by Rear Naked about almost 6 years ago 378 reads 10 comments

  11. ESPN Jumps Into MMA

    www.RearNakedNews.com Bellator Fighting Championships announced their launch today. In the April they will begin airing episodes on ESPN Deportes. The episodes will be two hours long and feature fights and fighter bio pieces...

    Rear Naked Written by Rear Naked about almost 6 years ago 256 reads 3 comments

  12. BJ Looks Focused

    There are two interesting things about this video:1. At the 5:45 mark, Dana White is talking about how both fighters have changed for the better since their last meeting...

    Rear Naked Written by Rear Naked about almost 6 years ago 47 reads -2 comments

  13. Fitch vs Gono

    MMA Mania claims Jon Fitch will make his return to the Octagon at UFC 94 against Akihiro Gono. It looks like the UFC is giving Fitch a very winnable fight in the hopes he can get back to being a viable title contender...

    Rear Naked Written by Rear Naked about almost 6 years ago 57 reads 1 comments

  14. UFC 91 Final Thoughts

    www.RearNakedNews.com –Following Brock Lesnar's win over Heath Herring, I wrote this article about his surprising striking ability. His win over Randy Couture proved my point...

    Rear Naked Written by Rear Naked about almost 6 years ago 58 reads 0 comments

  15. Brock Lesnar Defeats Randy Couture

    www.RearNakedNews.com Brock Lesnar is the UFC Heavyweight Champion. He took some of Randy Couture's best shots and never blinked. He is a true champion in every sense of the word. It does not matter how many fights he has fought...

    Rear Naked Written by Rear Naked about almost 6 years ago 172 reads 3 comments

  16. UFC 91 "Couture vs Lesnar" Results

    www.RearNakedNews.com PRELIMINARY CARDRyan Thomas vs Matt BrownBrown Wins by second Round SubmissionMark Bocek vs Alvin RobinsonBocek Wins by third Round SubmissionJeremy Stephens vs ...

    Rear Naked Written by Rear Naked about almost 6 years ago 370 reads 2 comments

  17. UFC 91 Preview and Predictions

    RearNakedNews.com UFC 91 looks more like a boxing PPV than the typical UFC offering. A huge main event and a series of lesser fights is a recipe I hope the UFC throws out after this one...

    Rear Naked Written by Rear Naked about almost 6 years ago 93 reads 0 comments

  18. Kim Couture Files Restraining Order

    www.rearnakednews.com When Dana White first referred to Affliction as "the t-shirt guys", I felt like he was understating their potential as a competing MMA promotion...

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  19. UFC 91 PPV Expectations

    RearNakedNews.com When the main event for UFC 91 was announced, most felt it had a realistic chance of breaking the all-time UFC PPV record of just over a million buys for UFC 66. Forecasts are not as bright any more...

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  20. Grasping for Straws

    According to Tatame, Paulo Filho will make the move to Light Heavyweight when he enters the UFC. Some might see this as a logical move for a fighter who had major issues making the limit at Middleweight...

    Rear Naked Written by Rear Naked about almost 6 years ago 62 reads 0 comments

  21. A Modest Proposal

    Chris Leben's steroid suspension got me thinking about how the UFC deals with banned substances. Overall they do an adequate job of testing and their suspensions are stern compared to other sports...

    Rear Naked Written by Rear Naked about almost 6 years ago 114 reads 5 comments

  22. WEC Shocker

    No matter what you think of WEC, you gotta admit last night's event was entertaining in a strange way. It was like with each passing fight things kept getting weirder...

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  23. Filho Is A Dope

    Paulo Filho was not happy with Chris Leben for getting all the negative headlines, so he decided to show up for weigh-ins seven pounds over the 185 lbs weight limit...

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  24. Chris Leben Tests Positive for Steroids

    Chris Leben has been fined and suspended after testing positive for steroids. The drug flagged was Stanozolol, which is more commonly known as Winstrol. It is an anabolic steroid that is widely used for cutting weight...

    Rear Naked Written by Rear Naked about almost 6 years ago 230 reads 2 comments

  25. EliteXC Still A Joke

    Even in death, EliteXC is a complete joke. Sam Caplan explains the situation well. ProElite contacted some of their contracted fighters and told them the company still planned on promoting MMA events in 2009...

    Rear Naked Written by Rear Naked about almost 6 years ago 60 reads 0 comments