AFTER a long layoff, Guamanian mixed martial arts fighter Jon “The Super Saiyan” Tuck returns to the Octagon this weekend, competing at the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s event in Melbourne, Australia.
To face hometown bet Damien “Beatdown” Brown in a three-round lightweight match at “UFC Fight Night 101,” Mr. Tuck (9-3-0) said he is very excited about his UFC return fight and looking forward to coming out triumphant after absorbing a split decision loss in his last fight.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is one of the fastest growing sports in the entire world. Thanks to visionaries like ONE Championship Chairman Chatri Sityodtong, the MMA industry is experiencing a tremendous boost in global viewership and influence over the past few years, particularly in the Asian region where Sityodtong and the promotion is focused on developing.
The UFC have released the official trailer for the welterweight rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor at UFC 202.
Weidman does not agree with the UFC's decision to have Michael Bisping defend his middleweight title against Georges St-Pierre.
Almost everyone has criticized the UFC middleweight championship tilt between Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre, but the fight will still go ahead and probably generate thousands, if not millions of pay-per-view buys.
MILWAUKEE – Next week’s UFC 203 card features a heavyweight title fight at the top of the bill in the champ’s home city.
But the fight that seems to be on everyone’s mind – not that the heavyweight championship isn’t, too – is the MMA debut of Phil “CM Punk” Brooks (0-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who meets Mickey Gall (2-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) smack dab in the middle of the UFC 203 pay-per-view on Sept. 10 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
Ever since signing with the UFC at the close of 2014, CM Punk has heard almost the entire roster of fighters voice their opinions on his decision to debut in the Octagon with no formal fight experience under his belt.
UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has started a trend where he makes a bold prediction ahead of all of his fights inside the Octagon and more often times than not, he's been on the money.
Former WWE superstar CM Punk is days away from making his debut at UFC 203 where he hopes to see his dreams realized as he faces Mickey Gall in a featured bout on the pay-per-view this Saturday night.
CLEVELAND – Maybe they aren't exact, but with Tim Tebow signing a minor league deal with the New York Mets and CM Punk making his UFC debut on Saturday, it feels like a "why not" time in sports.
After Nelson's victory over Alan Jouban at UFC London, John Kavanagh would like to see 'Gunni' take on Stephen Thompson.
SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh suggested the perfect fight for Gunnar Nelson after his second round submission win over Alan Jouban at UFC Fight Night 107 last night: A fight against two-time welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson to determine 'the real Karate Kid'.
Tristar head coach Firas Zahabi wants Georges St-Pierre’s return to the UFC to be a big one.
Last Friday, it was announced that former welterweight king St-Pierre had officially re-signed with the UFC, enabling his return to MMA competition after staying away from the sport for more than three years. St-Pierre left MMA after successfully defending his UFC welterweight title for a ninth consecutive time against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 back in 2013. The Canadian walked away on a 12-fight winning streak and with an impressive record of 25-2.
Though Jon Jones is currently on a forced hiatus following a USADA anti-doping violation, MMA fans continue to ponder how the former light-heavyweight champion would match up against current heavyweight titleholder Stipe Miocic.
Cody Garbrandt didn't have to wait long until the callouts began. Just hours after Garbrandt scored a thunderous 48-second victory over Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 202, fellow bantamweight contender Bryan Caraway reached out to the UFC and requested a showdown with the fast-rising Team Alpha Male prospect.
UFC bantamweight Cody Garbrandt sees no reason a UFC 202 win shouldn’t get him a shot at champ Dominick Cruz, and he promises to make it a painful experience for “The Dominator.”
The fight that just won’t go away could be getting closer to becoming a reality... depending on who you ask.
We’re starting to trend into that weird territory so exclusive to combat sports where a fight can be both 99% a done deal, and at the same time nowhere near completion. The Pacqiuao-Mayweather zone, for short.
Sometimes these sequels just don’t play out. After a holy grail of a first fight, the rematch between Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar was a mostly limp affair in which Bonnar was decisioned and ultimately popped for an anabolic steroid.
In the aftermath of Sunday’s five-round battle with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in Las Vegas, featherweight champion Conor McGregor couldn’t help but revel in the ability of his opponent to keep pressing forward, despite taking a beating almost every time he did.
CONOR McGregor got cracked with a hefty fine on Monday for his part in the UFC 202 press conference melee that unfolded in August ahead of his rematch with Nate Diaz.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission held a meeting to determine the punishment for McGregor after the altercation that unfolded inside the MGM Grand in Las Vegas a couple of months ago.
The last time Conor McGregor fought Nate Diaz, the novelty of the pairing couldn’t help but play at the fight game libido. It was wildly imaginative, crossing the stalkton with the Irish feather, and it was equally ridiculous for McGregor to just say "yes" to another opponent switch on 11 day’s notice at a weight that was twice removed from the only weight he’d known in the UFC.
Conor McGregor claims he has yet to be contacted by the UFC regarding the stripping of his featherweight title.
In late November, reports surfaced about the stripping of Conor McGregor’s UFC featherweight title. After being unable to defend it for an entire year, the UFC had apparently decided to take it away from him and reinstate then interim titleholder Jose Aldo as the undisputed 145-pound world champion.
When your fines and tweets make it on a nationally syndicated sports show, you know you're doing something right.
Conor McGregor's massive $150,000 fine levied against him by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for his part in a water bottle battle with Nate Diaz and Co. -- and responding tweet -- was a topic on "Skip and Shannon: Undisputed" on FS1, where hosts Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless discuss the hot topics in sports.
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