- UFC has released a preview promo for this weekend's UFC Fight Night Manila show, which will be headlined by Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber. You can watch the video above
- Ronda Rousey continues the huge press tour for her recently released book My Fight/Your Fight. She's featured on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated, and writer Jon Wertheim noted that she's now too famous to use Tinder. Here's an excerpt from the article:
"Her fame is such that she can't go on Tinder. She tried an alter ego–Brynn Campbell–but that didn't work. Her friends, male and female, have only to download the dating app, swipe a few times and ...action, or at least the potential for it. Rousey, 28, is left on the sideline at home with [her dog] Mochi. "S---," she says, "the only person I'm making out with is my dog."
Rousey's book has reached #35 overall in books on Amazon, as well as #1 in the Martial Arts, as well as Exercise & Fitness categories.
- The UFC announced plans for a reality show called of Road to UFC: Japan, which will start filming in June. The season will be coached by veteran heavyweight Roy Nelson and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett, with the two fighting on September 27. The reality show will resemble The Ultimate Fighter format.
Barnett has also been doing color commentary and analysis on New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS, as well as competing for grappling promotion Metamoris. This will be his first bout since December of 2013.