If these reported UFC 224 PPV numbers are correct, it is pretty bad.

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There is nothing confirmed about the PPV buys for UFC 224, which was headlined by Amanda Nunes vs Raquel Pennington. However, TerezOwens.com has reported that the numbers are bad. If they are correct, it was REALLY bad. “Reports coming in that UFC 224 is going to be the lowest selling PPV for the ufc in … Read moreIf these reported UFC 224 PPV numbers are correct, it is pretty bad.

UFC 224: The Thrill and The Agony – Sneak Peek Video

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UFC 224 The Thrill and The Agony has a touching moment with Vitor Belfort.

The UFC does a fantastic job of producing high-quality behind the scenes videos from their events. UFC 224’s The Thrill and The Agony is another great example. They take you inside the cage, into the corners and backstage with the unprecedented footage. In order to see the entire video, you need to be a member of Fight Pass but we’ll bring you the sneak peek right here.

There’s a scene in this that is tremendously touching. Vitor Belfort walks to the back and greets some friends and his friend and Cezar Ferreira comes over and hugs him. Vitor asks him how he did and if Cezar won his fight. Cezar says he did and Vitor congratulates him. At that point, Cezar begins to cry.  It’s a really touching moment. It’s why these videos are so amazing.

The full-length version of the video is available via Fight Pass. It’s well worth checking out if you’re a member. Fight Pass is worth the price if nothing else than for their incredible library of fights from WEC, KOTC, Strikeforce, Pride and more.

You can revisit UFC 224 and see the winners and losers, right here.

Vitor Belfort was advised by doctors to drop out of Machida fight

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Vitor Belfort apparently had an injured knee as was told by doctors to back out. Vitor Belfort who was unceremoniously knocked out in his final trip to the Octagon was advised to not make that trip at all. Reports are indicating that Vitor had injured his knee early in camp as was told by doctors to … Read moreVitor Belfort was advised by doctors to drop out of Machida fight

Amanda Cooper made some extra-extra coin to fight an overweight Dern

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Mackenzie Dern came in a whopping seven pounds over the limit. It’s not as if Mackenzie Dern is the first fighter to miss on the scales prior to a UFC fight. It happens way more than it ever should. However, Dern has missed weight as many times as she’s made weight and blew the limit … Read moreAmanda Cooper made some extra-extra coin to fight an overweight Dern

Kelleher and Lineker have a respectful post-fight Twitter exchange

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The two went toe to toe one night and showed respect after the fact. These days in MMA all you see is beef on Twitter and fighters calling each other out non-stop on social media. Saturday night Brian Kelleher and John Lineker were all business in the cage, doing all they could to finish each … Read moreKelleher and Lineker have a respectful post-fight Twitter exchange

RQMS Review and recap of Bellator 199 and UFC 224

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Mike Swick and Marc Bogutzki are here doing the RQMS review and recap of last night’s Bellator and UFC. If we are being real here, the boys kept it even more real.

Both Mike and Marc spoke very passionately about all of the stories that surrounded last night’s fights. They always respect the fighters and their performances, but the stuff that surrounds it, they have strong opinions about. They go over Mackenzie Dern missing weight for the 3rd time in 6 strawweight fights, the dynamic between Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort, and of course, Raquel Pennington’s corner failing her in the UFC 224 main event.

Being that Mike Swick is the head trainer at AKA Thailand he really took Pennington’s corner to task. You won’t see Mike as impassioned as he was in this episode of The Real Quick Podcast.

Aside from all of this, they went on to cover everything from last night. It’s another great episode of the Real Quick Podcast.

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UFC 224 Event Results: Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington

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Get your complete UFC 224 Event Results right here. UFC 224 is in the books. There were tremendous amounts of action tonight in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and we saw a ton of good fights. We’re happy to provide the UFC 224 Event Results, right here. In the main event, Amanda Nunes faced off with … Read moreUFC 224 Event Results: Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington

UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 6: Faceoffs and Weight Cutting

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Here is the UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 6

The UFC has released UFC 224 Embedded Episode 6 of their popular series for UFC 224.  In this episode, we see the fighters on the main card faceoff and pose for photos. We see the fighters doing everything they can to sweat off those last remaining pounds prior to weighing in. Mackenzie Dern misses weight by an incredible 7 pounds.

Amanda Nunes takes a walk down memory lane with a former coach and some pictures. Get ready, it’s almost time to step into the cage.

UFC 224 takes place Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The fight card is available here.

From the UFC Youtube Channel

On Episode 6 of UFC 224 Embedded, Ultimate Media Day brings out the fighters’ inner fashionistas, as they don apparel ranging from nice dresses to short shorts to bathrobes. Opponents sound off and face off: Strawweights Mackenzie Dern and Amanda Cooper; former champions Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort; middleweights Jacare Souza and Kelvin Gastelum; and women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and challenger Raquel Pennington.

Afterward, Nunes reunites with a former coach, who brings photos from her early career. Then all attention turns to the weight cut as Cooper, Souza and Pennington sweat out their final pounds.

UFC 224 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the women’s bantamweight championship at UFC 224 on Saturday, May 12th on Pay-Per-View.

Max Holloway’s manager, Brian Butler, details robbery at gunpoint in Brazil

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We reported that there was a robbery at the UFC fighter hotel for UFC 224 in Brazil. Now, manager, Brian Butler, details the scary scene where he and others were robbed at gunpoint.

Butler showed the location where it all went down and it could not have been a more beautiful scene. All of the serenity of sitting on the beach went away when three armed robbers decided to run up on Butler and his group.

“He grabbed my phone and there were two other guys with him. Another guy had a gun, but I didn’t see the other guy because I was distracted by the one that was in my face. They went around and robbed everyone else at the table. There were like ten of us. It was a scary situation, but I’m glad that everyone is okay.

Scary stuff and we here at MikeSwick.com are glad that everyone is okay.

 

UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 5: Interviews and photo shoots.

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Here is the UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 5

The UFC has released UFC 224 Embedded Episode 5 of their popular series for UFC 224.  In this episode, the Brazilian fighters take center stage doing photo shoots and interviews with media ahead of the fight card. Mackenzie Dern gets in a workout at Big Nog’s gym and Kelvin Gastelum dazzles at his open workout.

Kevin Casey, Lyoto Machida’s training partner, and former UFC fighter blesses us with some freestyle rapping. They are traveling in a van, as he raps along to the beat on his phone. He’s pretty talented.

UFC 224 takes place Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The fight card is available here.

From the UFC Youtube Channel

On Episode 5 of UFC 224 Embedded, the Brazilians on the card shine for the cameras, as Vitor Belfort, John Lineker, Lyoto Machida, Jacare Souza and Amanda Nunes do photos and interviews. Strawweight Mackenzie Dern trains at the gym of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. At official open workouts, middleweight Kelvin Gastelum impresses the crowd by speaking Portuguese, and the crowd impresses title challenger Raquel Pennington by not booing her.

UFC 224 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the women’s bantamweight championship at UFC 224 on Saturday, May 12th on Pay-Per-View.

UFC 224 Weigh-in results: McKenzie Dern misses weight by 7 pounds

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This is not the first time Mackenzie Dern has missed weight…or even the second UFC 224 is set for tomorrow evening, so today the fighters were on the scale. One by one they entered a small room filled with officials and members of the press and weighed in. The event was by and largely uneventful, … Read moreUFC 224 Weigh-in results: McKenzie Dern misses weight by 7 pounds

UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 4: Ramping up for fight night.

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Here is the UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 4 The UFC has released UFC 224 Embedded Episode 4 of their popular series for UFC 224.  In this episode, the fighters are ramping up their final training sessions and beginning their final weight cuts for the fights Saturday night. Lyoto Machida works out in Brazil, looking … Read moreUFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 4: Ramping up for fight night.

UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 3: What to do with downtime?

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Here is the UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 3 The UFC has released UFC 224 Embedded Episode 3 of their popular series for UFC 224.  In this e[pisode we see what the fighters do with the very small amount of downtime they have during fight week. Amanda Nunes spends some time at the mall, while … Read moreUFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 3: What to do with downtime?

UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 2: Fighters arriving in Brazil

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Here is the UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 2

The UFC has released Episode 2 of their popular Embedded series for UFC 224.  We see Lyoto Machida at the beach, Amanda Nunes in the hotel running on treadmills, Jacare at the airport and more. The UFC does a great job taking the viewer behind the scenes leading up to the fights.

UFC 224 takes place Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The fight card is available here.

From the UFC Youtube Channel

On Episode 2 of UFC 224 Embedded, middleweight Lyoto Machida relishes the beauty of his home country. Women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes runs indoors with her girlfriend, strawweight Nina Ansaroff. Middleweight Jacare Souza arrives in Brazil and has a friendly interaction with the coach of his opponent, Kelvin Gastelum, who manages to enjoy his time in hostile territory. Strawweight Amanda Cooper discusses her baby food diet. After an outdoor workout, Nunes and Ansaroff run into a friend and former teammate, strawweight Tecia Torres – who just happens to be engaged to Nunes’ opponent, Raquel Pennington.

UFC 224 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the women’s bantamweight championship at UFC 224 on Saturday, May 12th on Pay-Per-View.

Mackenzie Dern to face Amanda Cooper at UFC 224 in Rio

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At least in Rio, it makes sense that Dern has a translator in the cage. Mackenzie Dern, who is being pushed as the next Ronda Rousey, will be back in action in the Octagon as she’ll face Amanda Cooper at UFC 224. Amanda Cooper is 3-3 as a professional but undoubtedly serves as the toughest … Read moreMackenzie Dern to face Amanda Cooper at UFC 224 in Rio