If you asked a lot of hardcore fans and analysts going into UFC on Fox 20, it seems like the common reaction was that this wasn't a card to get anyone very excited.
Despite losing badly, B.J. Penn scored the highest reported salary at UFC Phoenix.
The UFC’s first event of 2017 didn’t exactly break the bank. The promotion’s latest trip to Phoenix had just three fighters with six-figure salaries, and only one other competitor breaking the 50k mark. B.J. Penn, who came out of retirement again just to get badly beaten up by Yair Rodriguez, was the top earner with $150,000, while the man that defeated him made $100,000.
The UFC’s Dana White and WWE’s Vince McMahon might be two of the more eccentric bosses in all of sports or entertainment, so it’s no surprise that they’ve butted heads a few times over the years.
On August 20th, Conor McGregor will compete in his second fight since winning the UFC featherweight championship from Jose Aldo back at UFC 194. This fight, like the last one, will not be at featherweight.
UFC star Nate Diaz has posted an image of himself reportedly holding a giant blunt during a wild night with rap legend Snoop Dogg.
According to a report, the UFC was looking to add a big lightweight bout to UFC 210 next month, but were unable to.
Augusto Montano’s name was added to the increasingly growing list of athletes who have tested positive for clenbuterol. And after an investigation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, he will suffer no sanctions.
CHICAGO (AP) — A traumatic start at Valentina Shevchenko's training camp didn't deter her from pulling off another shocking upset in the UFC women's bantamweight division.
A potential female bantamweight title eliminator has been added to the Denver card, in January, as Valentina Shevchenko meets Julianna Pena in the UFC on FOX 23 main event.
A pair of female bantamweight contenders will meet in a UFC on FOX main event in January, as Dana White himself announced, on Twitter, a clash between Julianna Pena and Valentina Shevchenko.
Woodley calls out Nick Diaz for a scrap at UFC 209 in March.
When Tyron Woodley knocked out Robbie Lawler at UFC 201 to become the new welterweight champion, ‘T-Wood’ wasted no time in calling out his ideal opponents.
Woodley, 34, said he wanted a big-money fight against either Nick Diaz or Georges St-Pierre in his first title defense, but the newly-crowned champion was slated to face top contender Stephen Thompson at UFC 205.
A rematch between former heavyweight champions Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez is being set-up for UFC 207, according to MMAjunkie. The fight will likely take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with Friday, December 30 as the penned date.
According to Dana White, Conor McGregor could be out until August 2017. This led Nate Diaz to announce a similar vacation.
It looks like Conor McGregor could be out a few months longer than expected. The UFC lightweight champion (and recent UFC featherweight titleholder) was expected to be sidelined until May due to the birth of his first child. But according to Dana White during an appearance on Fox Sports Live, McGregor could be out until the fall, based on the timeline from his last fight.
Conor McGregor’s last two UFC fights have been at welterweight, UFC president Dana White revealed that those bouts may be the last times “The Notorious” will be seen at 170-pounds.
Dana White says former UFC champ Ronda Rousey will probably move to acting soon.
With Luke Rockhold vs. Jacare Souza scrapped from UFC Melbourne, the UFC has bumped Robert Whittaker vs. Derek Brunson from co-main to main event.
Tyron Woodley explains why Nick Diaz turned down his challenge to fight at UFC 209.
Since he won the UFC welterweight title in July of the previous year, Tyron Woodley has been clamoring for the “big money fights.” In December, he issued a challenge to Nick Diaz for a possible fight at UFC 209.
However, Diaz had apparently turned down Woodley’s challenge. The champion did clarify that the former welterweight title challenger did not do so out of fear. Rather, it was because Diaz knows what he is worth.
SISMUNDO READY FOR THE BIGGEST FIGHT OF HIS LIFE ON JULY 30
AT SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
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19 July 2016 - MANILA: Mario Sismundo, who will fight on July 30 for the World Series of Fighting Global Championship 3: Philippines vs. the World card at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, says that he is more than just Manny Pacquiao’s doppelgänger.
Mario, who once doubled for Manny Pacquiao for a TV commercial, and also hails from General Santos City, also has plans of his own to be a world-renowned fighter.
The resemblance is striking, in fact, when he trains at Fitbox Gym in Makati, he is often mistaken as Manny Pacquiao.
Sismundo says, “Sobrang na inspire ako na kamukha ko si Manny Pacquiao kasi yung kamukha ko o kahawig ko ay di ordinaryong tao, kungdi, sikat sa buong mundo dahil sa kanyang galing sa boxing, at isa pa siyang Senador ngayon. Baka sa pagtiyatiyaga at sipag sa mga laban ko, isang araw, masundan ko rin ang yapak ng idolo ko.”
Sismundo continues, “Malaking bagay na nakasali ako sa ganitong kalaking organization, na galing pating Amerika. Tulad sa akin, na galing sa General Santos City na matagal nang naghintay ng pagkakataon makalaban sa malaking audience, malaking bagay po talaga. Matagal ko po itong pinangarap at dinasal.”
This will be Mario Sismundo’s biggest fight in his entire boxing and MMA career, fighting for the first time in a 15,000-seater stadium in Quezon City, alongside fighters from all over the world.
Sismundo says that his family, specially his father, has been supportive of his career all this time.
It is bittersweet though that at the biggest fight of his life, wherein his fight will be the co-main event on July 30, that his father won’t be able to watch it since he passed away just weeks ago.
“Sa pinakamalaking laban ng buhay ko, na matagal niyang hinintay, wala na siya…pero hindi iyon hadlang para ako manghina o mawalan ng gana lumaban, bagkos, lalo ko pang pag-iigihan ang training ko para manalo sa laban na ito, dahil inaalay ko sa kanya ang laban na ito”, Sismundo says.
“At alam ko kahit wala na ang aking ama, manonood siya kahit nasa ibang mundo na siya”, adds Sismundo.
WSOF-GC will host WSOF-GC 3 Philippines at Smart Araneta Coliseum on July 30, 2016. Tickets start at PHP300 with ringside seats available for PHP4000. Tickets are now on sale at http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2988982/wsof-global-championship-3philippines-quezon-city-smart-araneta-coliseum. Smart Araneta Coliseum has been host to many great events over the years, but is most notably known for Ali vs Frazier III ‘The Thrilla in Manila’.
EVGENY EROKHIN DEFENDS HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE WITH FIRST ROUND KO OVER RICHARD ODOMS
FIGHT HELD ON JULY 30 AT SMART ARANETA COLISEUM IN MANILA, PHILIPPINES
Conor McGregor was already sitting on top of the mixed martial arts (MMA) world before knocking out Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC 205 last weekend (Sat., Nov. 12, 2016) to claim the lightweight title; becoming the only man to hold two division titles simultaneously.
In the war of pre-fight banter, Yoel Romero just went nuclear.
Sometimes all it takes for a fighter to become inspired is the right foil. For Anderson Silva it was Chael Sonnen, for Ronda Rousey it was Miesha Tate, for Conor McGregor it’s been just about everyone. And now it seems that Michael Bisping has sparked inspiration in Yoel Romero. The former Olympic silver medalist is tentatively scheduled to be the next title challenger for Bisping’s UFC middleweight title, following his November win over former champ Chris Weidman.
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