Things have not been going easy for Khabib Nurmagomedov lately. The Dagestani lightweight was poised for one the biggest fights of his career back in March at UFC 209, when liver problems due to weight cutting caused him to be removed from the bout. Alongside that blow, Nurmagomedov’s father, Abdulmanap gave an interview to the press, telling them that he wants his son to retire in the next year and a half.
Khabib Nurmagomedov believes he would toy with Conor McGregor in the Octagon.
Top-ranked UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov absolutely manhandled Michael Johnson at UFC 205, and the Dagestani fighter believes he’d do the same to two-division champ, Conor McGregor.
The lightweight contender told Russian media that he has no interest in facing any other fighter until he crosses paths with Tony Ferguson.
Despite a lengthy absence from competition, Khabib Nurmagomedov remains a significant talking point in the lightweight discussion.
During a recent charity visit to the Scientific and Practical Center of Pediatric Psychoneurology in Moscow, the 155-pound contender was asked delve into his professional plans for the remainder of 2017. Khabib explained that he plans to being training camp shortly following the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Amir Khan seems serious about a switch from boxing to MMA. Last week, the Olympic silver medalist posed inside the Octagon, claiming that 'UFC training' had started.
Kiko Matos, the Filipino-Portuguese actor who became popular after his highly publicized “bigwasan” match with actor Baron Geisler last year, is working on becoming a professional mixed martial artist.
Filipino-Portuguese actor Kiko Matos, who became popular after his highly publicized “bigwasan” match with actor Baron Geisler last year, won his first fight with the Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) against Billy Jack Magana Sanchez August 12 at the Araneta Coliseum.
Matos defeated Sanchez via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) on round 1 at the 2:15 mark. URCC President and Founder Alvin Aguilar congratulated Matos, saying he knew the actor would win because he had been taking his MMA and Jiu-jitsu training seriously.
The Lakers bounced back in a big way against the Suns.
The pieces finally came together in a meaningful way as the Los Angeles Lakers scorched the Phoenix Suns in a 132-130 victory. Brandon Ingram scored a career-high 25 points, while the potential of Lonzo Ball spilled out on the court. Ball's fingerprints were all over the game, clocking a game-high 29 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists, flirting with a triple-double.
ANGELA Lee hopes to cement her claim as the face of women’s MMA in Asia when she defends her crown against unbeaten Jenny Huang at ONE: Warrior Kingdom March 11 at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.
Lee spent the past two years building her reputation in the mixed martial arts world becoming the inaugural ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion.
After both men tested positive for estrogen blockers, neither Brock Lesnar or Jon Jones will be fined by the UFC.
It appears that both Brock Lesnar and Jon Jones tested positive for the same banned substance.
THE Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hits Asia Pacific this weekend with a “Fight Night” event happening in Auckland, New Zealand.
Happening at the Spark Arena on Sunday, “UFC Fight Night 110” will have heavyweight contenders Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis (#6) of the United States and New Zealand’s Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt (#7) headlining.
Michael Chiesa has opted to sign a new UFC deal, as opposed to exploring the free agent market.
Lightweight contender Michael Chiesa has signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC, as confirmed by MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani. Chiesa had one fight left on his old contract, but instead of completing his old deal and exploring free agency, he opted to re-sign with the promotion he’s been with since 2012.
If Ronda Rousey never fights in the UFC again, she has a spot reserved for her in the... Lingerie Fighting Championships.
Artem Lobov predicts how Conor McGregor would fare against either Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao in a boxing match.
If there is one fighter who has closely worked with Conor McGregor for a long time, it would be UFC featherweight and SBG Dublin fighter Artem Lobov. “The Russian Hammer” has been present in training camps as one of the sparring partners helping McGregor prepare for many major fights.
SBG Ireland’s Artem Lobov talks about the potential fight between Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson.
While it’s far from a done deal, it’s looking like Conor McGregor will return to the Octagon fight Tony Ferguson in a title unification bout in the coming months.
EDWARD KELLY KNOCKS OUT VINCENT LATOEL
MARCIN PRACHNIO STOPS JAKE BUTLER
27 August 2016 – Jakarta, Indonesia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), sent the packed Jakarta Convention Center crowd into a frenzy with heart-thumping world-class mixed martial arts action moving to the beat of a live musical performance by DJ duo, GLOWINTHEDARK.
While the rest of the middleweights are losing their shit, thanks to the promotion’s decision to grant Dan Henderson a crack at the middleweight crown, former 185-pound kingpin Luke Rockhold is not butthurt about playing second fiddle to “Hendo.”
Rockhold sounds off on the middleweight division and promises to 'make some noise' in his UFC return.
It's been over one year since former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold last set foot in the Octagon.
Since losing his title last June to heavy underdog Michael Bisping, the top middleweight contenders have been shafted due to the UFC's questionable matchmaking policy.
It's been over a year since former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold last stepped foot inside the Octagon.
The No. 2 ranked contender lost the belt in a shocking upset to Michael Bisping at UFC 199 and has kept a low-profile ever since.
That could be about to change, however, as Rockhold told media outlet TMZ that he's training hard and 'looking for a good fight'.
Lyoto Machida will take on Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 119, in October.
Following an 18-month USADA suspension for admitting to taking a banned substance, former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida now has an oficial date to step back into the Octagon. As Combate reported, Machida will take on Derek Brunson in the main event of the upcoming Sao Paulo card.
Manager Ali Abdelaziz has confirmed that Henry Cejudo’s fight against Sergio Pettis at UFC 218 will go as planned.
UFC flyweight contender Henry Cejudo went through a terrifying ordeal on Monday, when he was caught in the middle of the Northern California wildfires. But this incident will not be an impediment to his upcoming fight against Sergio Pettis at UFC 218.
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