Brendan Schaub recently tried to bet boxing personality Max Kellerman a cool $100,000 that not only would Conor McGregor land punches on Floyd Mayweather, but went as far as to say he’d even win a few rounds of their scheduled 12-round boxing match, which is set to go down on Aug., 24, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dillon Danis, Conor’s jiu-jitsu coach, is doing one better, as he told TMZ Sports that “Notorious” will not only defeat the former best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, but he will knock him out in under six rounds.
Daniel Cormier believes him and Jon Jones as the new breed of light heavyweights are better than their predecessors.
Just a decade ago, the likes of Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell were the kings of the light heavyweight division. But in 2011, the new breed of 205-pound champion emerged in the form of Jon Jones.
Daniel Cormier says Tony Ferguson’s glaring flaws would cost him in a future bout with Conor McGregor.
Tony Ferguson won the interim lightweight title at UFC 216 by beating Kevin Lee, which possibly lines him up for a title unification bout against Conor McGregor. According to current light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier though, his glaring flaws would be his downfall in that potential match up.
Cortney Casey will look to snap her two-fight skid on short notice at UFC Lincoln.
UFC Fight Night 135 took a hit on Thursday — but it was only brief.
Alexa Grasso is out of her scheduled strawweight bout against Angela Hill due to a knee injury. ESPN’s Ariel Helwani first reported the news, saying Grasso was forced off the card due to “undisclosed reasons.” Grasso later said in an Instagram post she tore her LCL in training and is expecting to recover within “a few weeks.”
Colby Covington had some choice words for both Darren Till and Stephen Thompon’s performance at UFC Liverpool last weekend.
UFC Liverpool’s main event fight between Darren Till and Stephen Thompson was not exactly an exciting one. Both were criticized for essentially point-fighting and being overly cordial with each other, as well as the judging that led many, including “Wonderboy”, to believe that it was swayed by the pro-Till crowd in attendance.
Cristiane Justino will fight in the UFC octagon for the second time while Renan Barao is set to face off with Phillipe Nover according to a report from Brazilian site UOL.
A champ vs. champ fight might be headed to Dallas’ American Airlines Center in September.
Another superfight might be going down later this year.
On Wednesday, UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg said on Twitter that she has agreed to a fight against women’s bantamweight champion — and fellow Brazilian — Amanda Nunes at UFC 228. It doesn’t appear that Cyborg vs. Nunes is a done deal, but perhaps it’s one step closer to happening. Nunes has yet to comment on Cyborg’s tweet.
Long before Cris "Cyborg" Justino was fighting in the UFC, she seemed like the ultimate test for former women's champion Ronda Rousey.
The fight was teased for years and even UFC president Dana White predicted that if "Cyborg" ever met Rousey in the Octagon that it would end up as the highest-selling pay-per-view of all time.
The last time Incivta featherweight champion Cris Cyborg had to make the cut to 140 pounds was a harrowing affair. Justino looked gaunt and frail on the scales the day before her swift UFC 198 victory over Leslie Smith.
Cris Cyborg wants to continue fighting in the Octagon, but don't ever expect her to challenge for the UFC bantamweight championship.
She simply can't do it.
Cyborg currently holds the Invicta FC featherweight championship, and was the Strikeforce featherweight champion. While adding another belt to her collection would be a welcome addition, if the UFC continues to leave the 145-pound weight class on the sidelines, Cyborg will continue to take catchweight bouts.
Ronda Rousey’s camp finally broke silence after nine months when coach Edmond Taverdyan brought up the idea of a possible fight with Cris Cyborg. It is a long overdue match-up that has been talked about since Rousey’s days as the dominant women’s bantamweight champion just four years ago.
Rousey is a far cry from that fighter that finished her opponents within 30 seconds. And now that the tables have turned, and Cyborg finally has a UFC title in her possession, she is no longer interested in what was once the most-buzzed fight in women’s MMA.
Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo stepped into the cage to face off with UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor.
Would Dan Henderson ever come out of retirement? For the right amount of money, yes.
Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell might be coming out of retirement, but fellow MMA veteran Dan Henderson isn’t exactly feeling inspired about lacing up the gloves again.
A stacked card gets even more stacked with the addition of a great lightweight bout.
As if UFC 226 wasn’t deep enough already, it now has another top-level lightweight bout to add to the mix. New Zealand site Stuff has confirmed that their countryman Daniel Hooker will face off with Gilbert Burns at the Vegas event on July 5th.
Lightweights Dan Hooker and Marc Diakiese at UFC 219 in Las Vegas.
The UFC’s end-of-2017 pay-per-view card is slowly but surely coming together.
UFC officials announced on Tuesday that lightweight Daniel Hooker will take on Marc Diakiese at UFC 219 on December 30th. It’s a matchup between a fighter coming off a win (Hooker) and one looking to rebound from a loss (Diakiese).
Georges St-Pierre’s return to the UFC will be for Michael Bisping’s middleweight championship belt.
Legendary former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will mark his UFC return by fighting for a title. Dana White announced on ESPN’s SportsCenter that GSP will go up against reigning middleweight champion Michael Bisping, who has clamored for this fight for almost a full year. No date or venue has been confirmed, but White noted that it’ll be held during the second-half of 2017 and that there will be a press conference held in Las Vegas on Friday, March 3rd.
A bout for the new women’s featherweight title will headline UFC 208.
The newest UFC title will be competed for in the main event of UFC 208. The event, which goes down February 11th in Brooklyn, will be headlined by Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie for the UFC women’s featherweight title. UFC president Dana White confirmed the news in an interview with Fox 5 in New York (via MMA Weekly).
The move was widely expected, considering they didn’t have another title bout to add to the card.
The $4 billion sale of the UFC to WME-IMG not only proved the financial viability of the company in the sports market, but it also raised several questions by fighters about the pay they are receiving for services rendered.
Will Brock Lesnar and CM Punk ever return to the Octagon? UFC president Dana White gives us an update on their status.
Two of the biggest MMA stories of 2016 involved popular pro wrestlers stepping into the Octagon for real fights. One was a return, as former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar ended five-year retirement to come back at UFC 200 to defeat Mark Hunt. The other was CM Punk, who finally stepped in for the first time but was beaten badly by Mickey Gall at UFC 203.
Mickey Gall will have to pick a new walkout song for his fight with CM Punk on Saturday night at UFC 203 after his first choice was nixed by the promotion.
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