MMA

  • Cain Velasquez would fight in Mexico City again ... but change his training plans

    It went down as one of the most fateful training camp decisions in mixed martial arts history.

    Fabricio Werdum chose to train in the mountains above Toluca, Mexico, elevation 8,730 feet, for six weeks before his UFC 188 matchup with Cain Velasquez.

  • Carlos Condit is 'addicted' to the 'adrenaline' rush of fighting

    Carlos Condit, after a decorated fourteen-year career, explains why he's not likely to give up MMA anytime soon.

    The battle between Carlos Condit and Robbie Lawler is already etched into the MMA history books.

  • Chael Sonnen enters USADA testing pool, but won't fight again 'if the test is as good as I remember it being'

    Chael Sonnen is apparently leaving the door open to a return to the UFC. Chael Sonnen is also apparently leaving the door open to the possibility he won’t be able to pass the drug tests necessary to get back into the octagon.

  • Chael Sonnen on Chuck Liddell’s ‘easy fight’ comments: Bellator ‘offered it to him twice’

    Chael Sonnen seems unclear of just why Chuck Liddell is talking about him as an easy fight, since Liddell has apparently already turned down the opportunity.

    Back in the spring, rumors that Chuck Liddell might be looking to make a comeback started gaining traction. Liddell himself even gave the talk some life, saying “we’ll see,” when pressed on the issue. And while there hasn’t been much definitive news on a return to the cage for the former UFC champion since, the statement from Liddell was apparently enough to inspire Chael Sonnen.

  • Chamorro MMA star Jon Tuck competing at UFC Melbourne

    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.

  • Chatri Sityodtong pioneers MMA’s first appearance at Forbes Global CEO Conference

    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.

  • Check out the official trailer for UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor II

    The UFC have released the official trailer for the welterweight rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor at UFC 202.

  • Chris Weidman: If things don’t change at 185, I might move up to 205

    Chris Weidman is not too satisfied with how things are at middleweight, and is considering the idea of moving up to light heavyweight.

    Chris Weidman is not happy about how things are going in the UFC middleweight division’s current title picture. Champion Michael Bisping will be defending his title against Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217 in New York City, and the winner will be challenged by interim champion Robert Whittaker.

  • Chris Weidman: Michael Bisping vs. GSP 'sucks for everybody' in middleweight division

    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.

  • Chuck Liddell on possible MMA comeback: ‘The itch to fight has never left me’

    Chuck Liddell is open to a comeback for the right money and right opponent.

    UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell retired from the sport in 2010 after suffering a three-fight KO losing streak, but the 47-year-old is considering a comeback.

    There was rumors of a trilogy fight with ‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’, Tito Ortiz, earlier this year when ‘The Iceman’ posted a picture of a face-off with Ortiz on social media.

  • CM Punk anxious for UFC 203 debut – but really only trying to impress one person

    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.

  • CM Punk details recent encounter with Nate Diaz at UFC 200

    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.

  • CM Punk makes his prediction for UFC debut against Mickey Gall

    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.

  • CM Punk sees some parallels to his UFC foray and Tim Tebow's baseball attempt

    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.

  • Coach hints at CM Punk UFC return: We are awaiting fight confirmation

    Coach Duke Roufus hints that CM Punk may return to the UFC

    Perhaps we haven’t seen the last of CM Punk — real name Phil Brooks — in the UFC.

    The former WWE star made his professional MMA debut last year against Mickey Gall, losing — predictably — via first-round submission at UFC 203.

  • Coach Kavanagh wants Gunnar Nelson vs. 'Wonderboy': Let's see who 'real karate kid is'

    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'.

  • Coach Owen Roddy: Conor McGregor would put Tony Ferguson’s ‘lights out’

    Owen Roddy doesn’t think Tony Ferguson would be able to take Conor McGregor’s best shots.

    Newly-crowned UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson has promised to ‘haunt’ Conor McGregor’s dreams, but the Irishman’s striking coach, Owen Roddy, thinks ‘El Cucuy’ would be the one haunted by McGregor’s killer left hand.

  • Coach says Garbrandt interested in meeting Mighty Mouse at 125 lbs: ‘It’s a gangster move’

    Team Alpha Male head coach Justin Buchholz says that a possible superfight between Cody Garbrandt and Demetrious Johnson is something their interested in, after Garbrandt gets by T.J. Dillashaw.

    The last time a bantamweight took interest in fighting Demetrious Johnson at flyweight, the UFC made a complete mess of it. T.J. Dillashaw – having found out his bout with Cody Garbrandt was off due to injury – called out ‘Mighty Mouse’ for a chance at the flyweight title. The UFC loved the idea and tried to get it booked as quickly as possible. But Johnson wasn’t all that keen, and what followed was a drawn out public spat between the flyweight king and Dana White.

  • Coach wants Georges St-Pierre to have ‘epic’ UFC return against Conor McGregor or Michael Bisping

    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.

  • Coach Wink on Jones vs. Stipe: ‘Nobody beats Jon Jones but himself’

    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.