MMA

  • Mark Hunt rips ‘chicken sh-t’ coward Fabricio Werdum for accepting Derrick Lewis fight

    Mark Hunt is not happy about the UFC’s decision to book Fabricio Werdum against Derrick Lewis.

    Mark Hunt believes former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum is ducking him.

    Hunt, who was knocked out by Werdum in an interim title fight in 2014, was hoping for a rematch with the Brazilian after beating Derrick Lewis at UFC Fight Night 110.

  • Mark Hunt vs. Marcin Tybura headlines UFC Sydney

    Hard-hitting heavyweight Mark Hunt is once again in a UFC main event.

    The UFC’s next fight card in Australia will feature the “Super Samoan” in the main event.

    UFC officials confirmed with MMAjunkie that heavyweight fan-favorite Mark Hunt will take on Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Night in Sydney this November. A formal announcement is expected to be made next week.

  • Mark Striegl talks about Manny Pacquiao’s influence, training with Brandon Vera

    ONE Championship bantamweight standout Mark “Mugen” Striegl (14-2) is set to face Brazil’s Rafael Nunes (10-1) when the promotion returns to the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday, December 2 for ONE: Age of Domination. Streigl, 28, joined ONE Championship in 2015 and was recently named one of the hottest prospects in Asian MMA.

  • Martin Nguyen pays tribute to late father after winning world title in Kuala Lumpur

    Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen completed his climb to the top of ONE Championship’s competitive 70.3-kilogram weight class by clinching a prestigious martial arts gold against a fierce Russian rival.

    The 28-year-old Australian standout knocked out the previously unbeaten Marat “Cobra” Gafurov in their rematch and laid claim to the featherweight crown in the main event of ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS last Friday, 18 August at the iconic Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • Martin Nguyen’s sacrifices pays off as he gets much-deserved title shot

    Sacrifice means to give up something cherished in order to get something even more valuable in the future. This concept also applies to the constantly-evolving world of martial arts as the path to becoming a celebrated world champion is paved with much sacrifice.

    To set foot on the pinnacle of success, all competitors must go through blood, sweat and tears in training. Moreover, martial artists have to be separated from their families for months to dedicate their lives to the craft that they seek to perfect.

    Vietnamese-Australian standout Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen had to undergo the same process as had to give up numerous special occasions with his family and friends to fully focus on his training.

    “The life of a professional martial artist is difficult, but I understand that in order to be the best, we have to make certain sacrifices. Spending time away from friends and family to train isn’t easy,” Nguyen said.

    Nguyen admitted the most painful sacrifice is the separation from his family, but he knows that there is a reward waiting for him.

    “It’s part of being a professional martial artist. A lot of sacrifices have been made. Training in December was one of them. I had to give up Christmas celebrations for this fight. I missed a lot of family activities such as birthdays and reunions,” he stated.

    “If I want to consider myself as a championship-quality athlete in this sport, I have to make that sacrifice. In the end, I will reap the fruits of my labor. Hard work cannot be denied forever,” Nguyen added.

    Nguyen’s sacrifices inside the ONE Championship finally paid off as he is set to vie for prestigious gold in his upcoming bout.

    The 28-year-old Vietnamese-Australian stalwart is booked to square off with with Marat “Cobra” Gafurov of Russia in a rematch for the ONE Featherweight World Championship in the main event of ONE: QUEST OF GREATNESS, which takes place at the iconic Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 18 August.

    Nguyen earned his much-deserved shot at Gafurov’s coveted gold-plated strap after notching a remarkable first-round knockout victory over Japanese journeyman Kazunori Yokota last January.

    After nearly two years of trying, Nguyen finally found himself back in a contest for the ONE Featherweight World Championship title.

    “I am back. I really worked hard for this. I know you hear it from many athletes that their dream is to become a world champion. I would say the same. It’s the main objective of every martial artist in this sport,” he articulated.

  • Max Holloway calls out Dana White after UFC 212: ‘Pay me money!’

    Max Holloway is looking for championship paydays. Now that he holds gold, he’s calling out UFC brass to make it happen.

    Max Holloway walked out of UFC 212 an undisputed champion. Now he wants to get paid like one.

    Holloway defeated Jose Aldo on Saturday night in Brazil, beating the once unbeatable champion and taking his place as the best featherweight in the world. As he exited the Octagon, wearing his new championship belt, his shoulders wrapped in Hawaii’s state flag, Holloway wasted no time in calling out UFC president Dana White for a meeting and subsequent payday.

  • Max Holloway responds to Frankie Edgar and Swanson: 'Anybody and everybody's going to get it'

    Max Holloway plans to clean out the entire UFC featherweight division.

    It didn't take long for top contenders Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson to call out newly-minted UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway after his stunning victory over Jose Aldo at UFC 212.

    Holloway, who is the youngest UFC champion on the roster, made mincemeat of Aldo in the third round, handing 'Scarface' the second TKO/KO loss of his career.

  • Max Holloway: ‘I have no idea why’ Conor McGregor would come back to MMA after Floyd Mayweather fight

    Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor is a reality. The megafight, like it or not, will take place Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas under boxing rules, it was confirmed Wednesday by both sides.

    Even before the inevitable news was broken, Max Holloway was very skeptical about McGregor’s future in the UFC. McGregor, the UFC lightweight champion and former featherweight champion, stands to make exponentially more money against Mayweather than he has made in any fight in the Octagon.

  • Mayweather gives his thoughts on McGregor fight: We're both 'very happy'

    Floyd Mayweather says both parties are happy with the announcement of the Conor McGregor fight.

    He's already mega rich, but expect boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather to get a whole lot richer come August 26.

    It was announced Wednesday that Mayweather, 40, was officially coming out of retirement to accept a boxing superfight against UFC lightweight champion and combat sport's fastest rising star, Conor McGregor.

  • Mayweather retracts August 26 date request with Nevada commission for McGregor fight

    It doesn’t appear that August 26th will be the date that Floyd Mayweather faces off with Conor McGregor after all. It had been reported that Mayweather, through his promotional company, had requested the date with the Nevada State Athletic Commission to stage a fight at the MGM Grand Arena. However, it has been reported by the LA Times that he retracted that request not long after making it.

  • Mayweather vs. McGregor London press conference highlights: Head rubs, offensive language

    Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather limped to the finish line of their press tour today in London.

    Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor probably stretched this “worldwide press tour” a little too long. The whole thing obviously peaked on the second stop in Toronto, and by the time they got to London for the final face-off, both of them were just phoning it in.

  • Mayweather vs. McGregor NYC press conference highlights: Race issues, money in the air

    Day three of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor press tour wasn’t quite as alluring as the first two.

    It was expected that things might get stale as the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor press conference tour continued on, and that did indeed come to pass. On day three in New York City, both men resorted to some things they’ve already said and the crowd wasn’t buying into everything like the Toronto audience was the day before. Despite that, there were a few highlights of the NYC stop - though highlights might not be the best word to describe them.

  • Mayweather-McGregor: How many punches will Conor land on Floyd?

    Just how many punches will UFC star Conor McGregor land against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their fight on August 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is a serious question and requires a serious approach. I will go out on a limb here and guess that Mayweather defeats McGregor by unanimous decision. But a key question is, how many punches will McGregor land en route to a unanimous decision loss?

  • Mayweather’s trainer: I’m ‘worried’ McGregor will get frustrated and ‘do something crazy’

    Floyd Mayweather’s trainer is ‘concerned’ that Conor McGregor might get frustrated to the point that he does something ‘stupid’ to get disqualified.

    With MMA vs boxing being the general theme for their August super-fight, many fans and pundits have been talking about Conor McGregor possibly straying from the boxing ruleset when he faces Floyd Mayweather. Even UFC commentator Joe Rogan recently said that Conor McGregor would be a “folk hero” if he brutally knocks out Mayweather with a head kick.

  • McGregor and Mayweather are hard to deal with, there’ll be a point where I’m done

    UFC president Dana White discusses the difficulties in trying to get the mega-fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. booked.

    UFC president Dana White made an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd where he discussed the progress (or lack thereof) being made in booking the boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Of particular interest is that White describes both men as being difficult to deal with and that there will come a point when he washes his hands of the whole thing, since he prefers to focus on the company he admits to once again owning a stake in.

  • McGregor not 'motivated' by 'money', confident in December UFC return

    Coach John Kavanagh says Conor McGregor is motivated by competition, not money.

    Although Conor McGregor is marketed as a charismatic Irishman with an unhealthy obsession with money and three piece suits, 'The Notorious' is also a dedicated student of combat sports and, mixed martial arts, in particular.

  • McGregor on Mayweather: ‘The little bastard’ looks good for 40, but he can’t take a ‘smack’ from me

    Conor McGregor knows Floyd Mayweather is in good shape but doesn’t believe he will able to take his best shots on Aug. 26.

    Despite having competed in the sport of boxing for over twenty years, Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks and feels as fresh as ever.

    ‘Money’ is arguably the greatest defensive boxer of all time, accumulating a perfect 49-0 professional record and etching his name into the history books as one of the sport’s legends.

  • McGregor on Mayweather’s tax issues: ‘He’s f—ked now’

    Conor McGregor immediately responds to Floyd Mayweather’s recently reported tax problems.

    As a multi-time Forbes’ number one-ranked highest paid athlete, money issues would perceivably be the last of Floyd Mayweather’s concerns. But on Sunday, it was reported that “Money” still owes the IRS his 2015 federal taxes, and has requested for it to be settled after his August 26th fight against Conor McGregor.

  • McGregor ready to give up UFC belt after Alvarez win, but ‘let me get the f—ing things’ first

    If Conor McGregor beats Eddie Alavarez at UFC 205, he’s now prepared to give up one of the two UFC titles he’ll have won, just as long as he actually gets the chance to win them first.

  • McGregor says he’ll do more boxing in the future

    Conor McGregor doesn’t see his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. as the end of the road for his fledgling boxing career. He says he’ll do both the UFC and boxing and rule both of those sports with an iron fist.