Archives for Gerard Gordeau

The vale tudo tales of UFC’s first referee

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Joao Alberto Barreto worked as a referee at UFC 1, but made history as an undefeated fighter decades before.

The Business of MMA: The explosion of OnlyFans in combat sports, UFC 1 trailer, more

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In this week’s edition of the Business of MMA, we take a look at the explosion of fighters hosting content on OnlyFans as well as Israel Adesanya landing a huge endorsement deal, a new trailer...

Great Run Kid, But Royce Gracie Did It First...

John McCarthy thinks Khamzat Chimaev is a great fighter but to suggest he holds the record for fastest to thee UFC wins is laughable since Royce Gracie and Mark Coleman did it long before him.

Hot Tweets: Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson, plus the best weapon in a Thanksgiving food fight!

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Over in the United States, it was Thanksgiving this week but the MMA world sleeps for no holiday and two major fights were made official: Khabib Nurmagomedov will be defending his lightweight title...

UFC 1 to get documentary treatment from SI Films for late 2019

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Nostalgia will be in the air for fight fans this fall. A feature-length documentary on UFC 1, entitled UFC 1: Origin of the Octagon, is in the works by Emmy-winning production company SI Films for...