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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nick Baldwin discusses what Anthony Johnson’s MMA return means to the UFC heavyweight division and potential matchups for his first fight back.
Anthony Johnson’s retirement was rather brief.
The former UFC light heavyweight contender’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz of Dominance MMA Management, revealed on Monday’s The MMA Hour that “Rumble” is planning a return to mixed martial arts. But there’s a twist: should he come back to the Octagon, it won’t be at 205 pounds. Instead, Johnson is expected to make his debut in the UFC heavyweight division.
For the record my issues with Colby is not about his comments towards Brazil though awful, he claims what he said was a Promo and then he ran for his life, I get it. In his eyes it was just business and a game he is playing, nothing more, or so he claims. I guess I understand that with the way things have been going these days, Conor made everyone think that you have to sell fights the way he does, and to get attention, so again I understand what Colby was trying to do. Even if he is terrible at it. He does have people talking and is going the heel approach.
Two Filipino homegrown talents will don the Philippine colors on the undercard of ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS on Friday, 10 February at the 12,000-capacity Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Burn “The Hitman” Soriano locks horns with Malaysian stalwart Saiful “The Vampire” Merican in a three-round bantamweight contest, while former Philippine boxing champion Roy Doliguez faces strawweight ace Alex “Little Rock” Silva.
Conor McGregor wants to fight at Madison Square Garden later this year.
Contrary to a report on FS1's UFC Tonight, multiple sources have confirmed that the Irishman is ready and willing to fight Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title on Nov. 12 in New York City.
WWE’s Stephanie McMahon is open to offering Rousey a more regular fixture in the promotion.
Ronda Rousey’s future in the UFC is a question mark. After losing her prized bantamweight title to Holly Holm last year, the Olympic bronze medalist has been largely absent from the media.
In fact, it’s being reported that ‘Rowdy’ may avoid the press altogether in the lead up to her UFC 207 bout with current 145 lbs champion Amanda Nunes on Dec. 30.
Wonderboy’ talks about how hard it would be for him to fight the former UFC welterweight champion.
Not so long ago, MMA fan favorite and pound-for-pound great Georges St-Pierre was touting Stephen Thompson as the future of the sport.
Flash forward to 2017, and Wonderboy will have a chance to become the new UFC welterweight champion, just as St-Pierre predicted.
Stephen Thompson is ranked No. 1 in the UFC welterweight division, yet two other fighters will be squaring off for the interim title next month, leaving “Wonderboy” a little confused.
Stephen Thompson is as confused as anyone else when it comes to the booking of Rafael dos Anjos vs. Colby Covington for the UFC interim welterweight title at UFC 225.
Aljamain Sterling is not happy about how the UFC is strong-arming him into a bout with Renan Barao outside his regular weight class.
Aljamain Sterling isn’t a happy man. When he signed on to fight Renan Barao at UFC 214, the contract said the fight would take place at 135 pounds - his regular weight class. However, the California State Athletic Commission wouldn’t allow Barao to fight at that weight, as he has had major issues making 135 in the past when competing in the state. They will allow the fight to take place at a catchweight of 140 pounds - something that Sterling feels favors his opponent.
Lightweights Stevie Ray and Paul Felder have agreed to fight at UFC Fight Night in Scotland.
An exciting lightweight match was added to the next card in Scotland, as UFC Europe reported on Twitter that Stevie Ray will be taking on Paul Felder at UFC Fight Night 113.
In preparation for his UFC 226 title fight against Daniel Cormier, Stipe Miocic has brought in Bellator champion Ryan Bader to his training camp.
Ahead of his UFC heavyweight title fight against light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 226, Stipe Miocic has brought in former UFC fighter and Bellator champion Ryan Bader to his training camp.
Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira were part of the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference earlier today (Aug., 17, 2016) to promote their upcoming fight on Aug., 20, in Las Vegas, Nevada. You know, before it was cut short because of this near-riot.
Welterweight striker Lorenz Larkin is not too impressed with Conor McGregor’s striking.
Lorenz Larkin knows a thing or two about strking, but the No. 8 ranked UFC welterweight contender doesn’t think Conor McGregor’s striking is all it’s made out to be.
UFC featherweight prospect Rodriguez doesn’t feel bad about battering Penn and says he wants to fight for the title next.
24-year-old Yair Rodriguez was nothing short of spectacular at UFC Fight Night 103 on Sunday.
The Mexican fighter put on a scintillating performance against UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn in the main event, blasting the MMA legend with a series of dynamic kicks and strikes, eventually picking up the TKO stoppage just 24 seconds into the second round.
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