Michael Johnson thinks former champion Rafael dos Anjos is a good matchup, and he’ll even go to Brazil to fight him.
The Top 10 Lightweight wants to test his talents down a division against the former champion.
After fighting 6 of the current Top 10 Lightweights, with mixed results, Michael Johnson wants to find a new challenge at Featherweight. While speaking at a recent UFC Q&A in Rotterdam, Johnson expressed interest in moving down to 145lbs. He even picked out a possible opponent.
UFC 203 was the most important event of Mickey Gall's career, but the welterweight prospect is adamant that it will not be his defining moment as a UFC fighter.
CLEVELAND -- There were no steel chairs to the back, jumps off the top rope or long-winded promos -- just a legitimate, one-sided beatdown suffered by CM Punk.
And, apparently, he loved every second of it.
Welterweights Mickey Gall and Randy Brown will fight at UFC 217 in New York City.
Having seemingly dropped off the radar following an impressive win over Sage Northcutt, young welterweight prospect Mickey Gall will make his return to the Octagon on November 4th at Madison Square Garden.
It seems Mickey Gall has a lot of plans for Sage Northcutt and none of them sound like they’ll be good for Sage.
Mickey Gall may be preaching the gospel of love inside the Octagon, but that doesn’t mean he’s not prepared to cut a promo all over the UFC’s golden boy. Gall is getting geared up to fight Sage Northcutt at UFC on Fox 22 this coming December, and there’s nothing like an upcoming fight to make a man shelve his feelings of brotherly care and let fans know that he’s ready to scrap.
The old expression “time heals all wounds” doesn’t seem to apply to Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey.
Miesha Tate won’t go as far as saying she still hates Ronda Rousey, but there’s definitely some heat there. Tate, who retired from the Octagon following a UFC 205 loss to Raquel Pennington, had an extremely long and drawn-out rivalry with Rousey that spanned two MMA promotions and two fights, both of which Rousey came out on top of.
Miesha Tate will fight on the UFC's big card in New York. The former women's bantamweight champion has been added to the event and will take on the streaking Raquel Pennington. The UFC announced the matchup today.
Welterweights Mike Perry and Thiago Alves, plus middleweights Hector Lombard and Anthony Smith will scrap at UFC Pittsburgh.
A couple of matchups scheduled for a now-scrapped August 19th show have been rescheduled for the UFC’s return to Pittsburgh, PA on September 16th. MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday that welterweights Mike Perry and Thiago Alves, as well as middleweights Hector Lombard and Anthony Smith have been added to the lineup.
UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor II is etched into the MMA history books as one of the greatest fights of all time, but not everyone will be watching it again.
An MMA fighter died after a TKO loss at Cage Titans 35 on Saturday.
MMA fighter Rondel Clark died Tuesday after suffering a stoppage loss last weekend, and now his death is being investigated.
ONE: STATE OF WARRIORS is set for the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar, on 7 Oct. Headlined by ONE Strawweight World Champion Yoshitaka Naito defending his title against Joshua Pacio of the Philippines, the card features plenty of local talent alongside some of the hottest MMA prospects from around the world.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission will consider McGregor’s request and make a ruling next week.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. owns Nevada. He has resided in the state for many years, hasn’t fought outside it since a 2005 bout with Sharmba Mitchell, and has had many dealings with the Nevada State Athletic Commission as a boxer and as a promoter. So it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Conor McGregor, the man he meets in a boxing match in Las Vegas on August 26th, is looking to add one international judge to the mix for their bout.
LAS VEGAS -- At this point, it seems like a foregone conclusion that the trilogy fight between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor is destined to happen, whether it's sometime soon or later on down the road.
Nate Diaz may be Conor McGregor’s biggest rival in the UFC, but the former lightweight title challenger will not sit by whilst the boxing community mocks ‘The Notorious’ on social media.
Mayweather vs. McGregor, which is set to take place on Aug. 26, was initially dismissed as fantasy and the boxing pundits think the Irishman has no chance against ‘The Best Ever’.
The UFC 202 press conference began without Conor McGregor and ended abruptly when Nate Diaz stormed off the stage on Wednesday. Both he and McGregor began heaving water bottles at each other, which prompted UFC president Dana White to intervene and cut things short.
IT SEEMS like everybody’s lining up to hate on the UFC these days.
The 31-year-old indicated he wasn’t best pleased with the UFC when he took to social media on Thursday morning (AEST).
For Nate Diaz, the choice of his next fight is no longer about the money.
Nate got his biggest break when he was offered to fight Conor McGregor the first time at UFC 196 in March 2016. His stock dramatically rose when he ended up winning via second-round stoppage, after stepping in with barely two weeks’ notice.
Nate Diaz isn’t impressed with UFC president Dana White’s recent comments about him, and he made that abundantly clear on social media today.
Nate Diaz isn’t a big fan of Dana White right now. The enigmatic UFC lightweight hasn’t stepped into the cage since his second fight against Conor McGregor in one of the highest-drawing cards in the promotion’s history. Diaz has stated a few reasons why this is, saying that the UFC “put him on the shelf” and that he’s more interested in “big time fights”. But White says it’s because both Nate and brother Nick Diaz are turning down fight offers.
Diaz says he’s planning to obtain a boxing license in California and Nevada.
The third instalment of Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor could take place in the boxing ring.
At least, that’s what Diaz hinted at when he revealed his plans to obtain a boxing license in the states of California and Nevada, per ESNews (h/t Elias Cepeda of Champions.co).
McGregor, 28, was issued a California state boxing license last month and believes he could compete with the best boxers in the world if he dropped his MMA training.
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