MMA

  • Roufus: CM Punk’s ‘real beating’ at UFC 203 ‘has been great motivation for him’

    Now that CM Punk has experienced his first professional MMA fight, his coach Duke Roufus is now more confident for the next fight.

    CM Punk’s professional MMA debut at UFC 203 last year was not a memorable one for him. After being submitted by Mickey Gall inside three minutes, the former WWE superstar was not expected to be seen back inside the Octagon.

  • ​​Roy Doliguez banks on experience against Team Lakay’s Joshua Pacio

    A tough test awaits Roy “The Dominator” Doliguez in his third trip to the ONE Championship cage this 2017, but the Filipino veteran believes that he will be the roadblock to Joshua Pacio’s re-entry to the winner’s column.

    Doliguez squares off with a fellow former world title contender like Pacio on the undercard of ONE: LEGENDS OF THE WORLD, which takes place at the 20,000-capacity SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines on Friday, 10 November.

  • Roy Jones Jr. wants to fight Anderson Silva on McGregor vs. Mayweather card

    Four-division boxing champ Roy Jones Jr. thinks a fight with Anderson Silva would be the perfect co-headliner for a Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather card.

    Jones (65-9, 47 KO) is still active, and actually won the vacant WBF cruiserweight title last weekend with an 8th-round TKO stoppage of journeyman Bobby Gunn. Gunn hadn’t fought in over three years before getting the call to fight RJJ though, so it’s not like Jones is still out there taking out top-level guys.

  • Roy Nelson apologizes for referee kick, but 'wouldn't take it back'

    It doesn't look like Roy Nelson will be punished for his actions against referee John McCarthy last night in Brasilia. The heavyweight picked up a win over Antonio Silva on the main card of UFC Fight Night 95, but was upset about how the stoppage went down.

  • Royce Gracie: Demian Maia has everything to break my record in the UFC

    Royce Gracie dominated the early days of the UFC with his jiu-jitsu, scoring 10 submission victories in 13 months between UFC 1 and UFC 4, and fellow Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert Demian Maia is getting close to his record.

  • Rumor: Conor McGregor's purse split with UFC for Floyd Mayweather fight allegedly revealed

    Just how much of a cut is the UFC taking from Conor McGregor for his fight with Floyd Mayweather?

    This should be taken with a grain of salt for now, but big gossip/rumor site TerezOwens.com is reporting what the alleged purse split will be between Conor McGregor and the UFC for his August 26th boxing match with Conor McGregor.

  • Running or resetting? Fighters weigh in on Conor McGregor's UFC 202 tactics vs. Nate Diaz

    There’s a split in opinion among fellow fighters regarding the way Conor McGregor decided to fight against Nate Diaz at UFC 202 earlier this month.

  • Sage Northcutt returns at UFC 214 against Claudio Puelles

    “Super” Sage Northcutt will make his first Octagon appearance of 2017 this July.

    After ending last year on a down note, UFC prospect Sage Northcutt is returning to lightweight for his first fight of 2017. The UFC confirmed on Wednesday that Northcutt will take on Peru’s Claudio Puelles at this summer’s UFC 214.

  • Sage Northcutt’s father shuts down Mickey Gall fight at UFC 205

    Mickey Gall was at the center of attention on Saturday night at UFC 203, following his quite expected win over CM Punk. Right after the fight, he called out fellow “Looking for a Fight” catch Sage Northcutt.

  • Sam Alvey calls for fight against Vitor Belfort, Vitor says ‘let’s fight in Vegas’

    After defeating Rashad Evans in Mexico City, UFC middleweight Sam Alvey has his sights set on fighting Vitor Belfort.

    It may not have been a scintillating bout, but Sam Alvey’s split decision over former UFC champion Rashad Evans at UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno marked his fifth victory in his last six fights. Alvey was critical of his performance in a post-fight interview on Fox Sports 1.

  • Sam Sicilia signs multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA

    Sam Sicilia is the latest UFC veteran to sign with rival organization Bellator MMA.

    Sam Sicilia is headed to Bellator.

    The featherweight veteran, who completed his UFC contract and became a free agent at UFC Fight Night 105 with a one-sided loss to Gavin Tucker, signed a multi-fight deal with the Viacom-backed organization, MMAjunkie.com reported Wednesday.

  • Sara McMann wants Julianna Pena or Valentina Shevchenko next, talks division upheaval

    Sara McMann was in Las Vegas during International Fight Week and present during the UFC 200 ceremonial weigh-ins at T-Mobile Arena. The UFC women's bantamweight contender heard the crowd boo when, in a promo, UFC president Dana White called Miesha Tate "the baddest woman on the planet — except for Ronda Rousey."

  • Scott Coker unsure of Mayweather vs. McGregor impact on UFC: ‘You’re putting your fighter in harm’s way'

    The Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing showdown is finally on. Pro athletes from around the combat world reacted to the news Wednesday evening.

    Scott Coker hasn’t thought all that much about how he’d approach the megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

    From an MMA promoter’s perspective, the Bellator MMA president does question what the UFC will gain from letting McGregor enter the boxing world and face Mayweather on Mayweather’s turf. Most people in boxing feel like McGregor, a great UFC champion, does not stand much of a chance against the 49-0 Mayweather in boxing.

  • Shane Carwin confirms comeback, but says it won’t be with the UFC

    A former elite heavyweights is plotting a return to MMA. Just not with the UFC.

    Shane Carwin confirmed his desire to make a comeback in a post Wednesday on The UG, adding that he is now a free agent. Carwin was under contract with the UFC, but wrote he and the promotion "decided mutually" that he would attempt to compete elsewhere.

  • Shanghai plays host to 2017’s enthralling welterweight title clash

    The race to dominate the lucrative martial arts scene in China has heated up after ONE Championship announced its inaugural event in Shanghai, which is set to take place at the 14,000-capacity Shanghai Oriental Sports Center on 2 September.

    Described as the showpiece of the booming economy of mainland China, the city will play host to ONE CHAMPIONSHIP: SHANGHAI, featuring the absolute best in world-class martial arts talent.

  • SHANNON WIRATCHAI TO FACE RASUL YAKHYAEV IN ONE LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE ELIMINATOR

    28 September 2017 – Bangkok, Thailand: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held a kick-off press conference ahead of the highly-anticipated live event, ONE: WARRIORS OF THE WORLD, which takes place 9 December at the Impact Arena in Bangkok and is held in collaboration with Havoline. Headlining the event is ONE Superstar, top lightweight contender Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai as well as the challenger, Rasul Yakhyaev of Russia. Also in attendance was Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong, and ONE President of Thailand, Kamol ‘Sukie’ Sukosol Clapp, as well as ONE Championship athletes Rika Ishige, Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, Kritsada Kongsrichai and Sagetdao Petpayathai.

  • Shevchenko says ‘everything went wrong’ for Nunes leading up to UFC 213 cancellation

    Valentina Shevchenko released a statement on the cancellation of her UFC 213 title fight with champ Amanda Nunes on Saturday evening.

    Just hours before UFC 213 started, Valentina Shevchenko’s biggest fight of her career came crashing down.

    In only her fifth fight in the organization, she had an opportunity to become UFC women’s bantamweight champion in a rematch against titleholder Amanda Nunes in the main event of the annual International Fight Week pay-per-view event.

  • Shogun Rua injured his knee ‘early in camp’ for UFC Japan, trained ‘under medication’

    The former UFC light heavyweight champ and Pride star did all he could to train through injury for his rematch against Ovince St. Preux, but nothing doing.

    December 31st, 2006. That was the last time that Mauricio Rua fought in Japan. ‘Shogun’ – as he’s more often known – defeated Kazuhiro Nakamura at Pride SHockwave 2006. He would compete once more for the legendary promotion, defeating Alistair Overeem by KO at Pride 33 in Las Vegas, before making the jump to the UFC.

  • Showtime releases official Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor poster

    The official poster for the mega boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has been revealed.

    After just a year of back-and-forth talks, the biggest boxing match of the year has been made official. Floyd Mayweather will be coming out of a two-year retirement to fight UFC lightweight champion and company superstar Conor McGregor on August 26th in Las Vegas.

  • SINGAPOREAN TIFFANY TEO SET FOR ONE CHAMPIONSHIP DEBUT AT ONE: DEFENDING HONOR

    06 October 2016 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced three additional bouts at ONE: DEFENDING HONOR to complete the blockbuster fight card. The event is set to take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 11 November. The main event features the return of ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki who goes up against top contender Eduard Folayang. In the co-main event, ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat Gafurov takes on former champion Narantungalag Jadambaa in a highly-anticipated rematch.