MMA

  • Daniel Cormier: Darren Till lost because he threw a combo that only works for Conor McGregor

    Daniel Cormier gives his take on why Darren Till ended up losing his title fight to Tyron Woodley at UFC 228 two weekends ago.

    Darren Till fought the biggest fight of his career at UFC 228 two weekends ago in a title bout against welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. “The Gorilla” lost via second round stoppage, when he was forced into submission via a D’arce choke.

  • Daniel Cormier: It’s very difficult to consider Jon Jones G.O.A.T.

    In a recent interview, Daniel Cormier weighed in on Jon Jones’ tarnished legacy.

    Just a little over a month ago, after a prolonged absence due to a suspension brought about by a drug test failure, Jon Jones made a triumphant return to the Octagon and beat Daniel Cormier in an exciting contest that had fans on the edge of their seats. Jones, now responsible for the two defeats on Cormier’s record, not only won the light heavyweight belt back, he also finished his longtime nemesis inside the distance. The regaining of the belt coupled with the finish put Jones in the “greatest of all time” category among many fans and pundits.

  • Daniel Cormier: Pay Demetrious Johnson as the #1 fighter in the world for once

    Daniel Cormier puts blame on the UFC, says they should pay flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson $1 million for Dillashaw fight.

    Daniel Cormier is sticking up for his fellow champion, Demetrious Johnson. The UFC Light Heavyweight champion believes that the UFC has not been creative enough in marketing Johnson, and that the #1 P4P fighter should get paid properly.

  • Danis: Conor McGregor would be at par or even better than Tony Ferguson on the ground

    Dillon Danis says he doesn’t know why people think Tony Ferguson would have the advantage on the ground against Conor McGregor.

    Once Tony Ferguson won the interim lightweight title, people have been discussing the potential unification bout against Conor McGregor. A lot of people see the match up and think that Ferguson’s unpredictability and submission game could pose some problems for the Irishman, but one notable grappler disagrees.

  • Danny Kingad balances life as college student and world title contender

    In a typical Filipino household, parents encourage their children to exert effort in their studies to have good grades on their report cards in order to eventually have a bright future.

    When parents talk of a “bright future,” they refer to white-collared professions like donning a white medical gown with a stethoscope in hand, wearing a business suit in a corporate setting, or holding a blueprint on a high-rise site with a hard hat.

  • Danny Kingad prepares for Muhammad Aiman’s best version at flyweight

    A true warrior from the mountains of the Cordilleras and one of the top prospects to come out of Baguio City, Danny Kingad aims to cement his stature as one of the highly-regarded flyweights in Asian mixed martial arts (MMA) today.

    The 21-year-old Igorot warrior holds an unblemished professional record of 4-0, with one knockout victory and one submission triumph.

  • Danny Kingad’s troubled past led him to compassionate father figure

    Danny “The King” Kingad is focused on becoming an elite mixed martial artist in ONE Championship as he has made enormous strides towards achieving his goal to be one of the top flyweights in the world today.

    Following his heartbreaking defeat at the hands of then-ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes in November of last year, Kingad was determined to rebuild his self-confidence and further develop his grappling skills.

  • De La Hoya: Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 ‘will be the most lucrative fight of their careers’

    De La Hoya claims he’s tired of hearing fighters say they “get paid crap” in the lead up to Golden Boy’s first venture into promoting MMA.

    Golden Boy Promotions chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya has finally taken his first step toward MMA legitimacy; pitting one fighter who is three years his senior — Chuck Liddell — against another fighter only two years his junior — Tito Ortiz.

  • Demetrious Johnson advises fellow fighters: ‘You need to work on not taking so much damage’

    Demetrious Johnson stresses the need for fighters to avoid taking too much damage and career longevity.

    Demetrious Johnson has been fighting professionally for a decade now, but he does not look like a fighter that has been smashed through those years of high level training and competition. At the same time, he has always been vocal about avoiding taking too much damage in his fights.

  • Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez announced for new 8-man tournaments in ONE Championship

    With the somewhat shocking departure of former UFC champions Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson to ONE Championship, it was a matter of time before we found out what was in store for them in their new home.

    As it turns out, we didn’t have to wait that long. Ahead of its Singapore card this weekend, ONE has announced that they will be holding two 8-man tournaments in both their lightweight and flyweight divisions. The tournaments were announced via social media, and have a lot of potential for action.

  • Demetrious Johnson blasts UFC: Dana White threatened to 'get rid of entire flyweight division'

    The pound-for-pound number one feels he is being mistreated by the UFC and Dana White.

    Not many will have saw this coming.

    UFC flyweight champion and pound-for-pound great Demetrious Johnson, who has quietly ruled the flyweight division for the last five years, has spoke out about what he feels is mistreatment and bullying from the UFC.

  • Demetrious Johnson hopes McGregor fights GGG-Canelo winner after Mayweather

    UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is picking Conor McGregor against Floyd Mayweather, and wants to see “The Notorious” fight the Gennady Golovkin vs. Saul Alvarez winner afterwards.

    The UFC’s pound-for-pound king is siding with Conor McGregor to top Floyd Mayweather, and he would like to see the UFC lightweight champion stay in boxing after he pulls off the huge upset.

  • Demetrious Johnson on moving up in weight: ‘Show me the money’

    Demetrious Johnson is staying put at flyweight, but is open to moving up in weight if it comes with better compensation.

    After his 11th consecutive title defense last Saturday at UFC 216, one of the questions that were thrown at Demetrious Johnson was “what’s next?” One of the options that have been on the table for a while now is to move up in weight for a possible super-fight at 135-pounds.

  • Demetrious Johnson to Ronda Rousey: Everybody f--king loses, grow up

    Demetrious Johnson ripped on Ronda Rousey about how she handles losses.

    Ronda Rousey has not won a fight since 2015. Since her second consecutive loss to Amanda Nunes last December, she has once again chosen to remain outside of the limelight, with her fighting career uncertain.

  • Demian Maia isn’t retiring: ‘I intend to fight for another year or two’

    Despite a bad loss to Colby Covington, Demian Maia pledges to carry on fighting.

    Demian Maia has been near the top of whatever division he has competed in for almost a decade now. The former BJJ superstar has had a long and winding road in his MMA career, and just short of his 40th birthday, has now lost two bouts in a row and fallen down the welterweight ladder.

  • Dennis Bermudez vs. Rick Glenn added to UFC Boise

    Featherweights Dennis Bermudez and Rick Glenn will fight each other at UFC Fight Night in Boise, Idaho.

    Faced with an arguable must-win situation, longtime featherweight contender Dennis Bermudezhas his next fight lined up. Newsday’s Mark Lamonica reported on Friday that the New Yorker is set to fight Rick Glenn on the UFC’s debut card in Idaho this July.

  • Dennis Siver survives knockdown to earn decision over BJ Penn

    B.J. Penn was looking to get back on track at UFC Oklahoma City, but Dennis Siver had other plans, as he overcame some mid-match adversity, to pour it on strong down the stretch and earn the majority decision.

  • Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury set for December 1st

    A big heavyweight clash is now confirmed for the beginning of December.

    On the eve of Anthony Joshua vs. Alexander Povetkin, perhaps deliberately so, it was made official that WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) and Tyson Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) will fight on December 1st.

    Both Wilder and Fury separately confirmed that they signed their fight contracts — evidently their “official” announcement in mid-August wasn’t that official — and all that’s left to determine is the venue. It’s been narrowed down to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, or Staples Center in Los Angeles. I suppose highest bidder is going to win in this situation, but Vegas just about always gets the big US-based boxing events.

  • Derek Brunson accuses Anderson Silva of greasing at UFC 208: He ‘was definitely a little lubed up’

    Middleweight contender Derek Brunson believes UFC 208 opponent Anderson Silva used a substance to make his body slippery when they met in February.

    Derek Brunson accused Anderson Silva of greasing when they met at UFC 208 this past February.

    The UFC middleweight contender said he thinks the former longtime champion “was definitely a little lubed up” in the Brooklyn fight, which Brunson lost by controversial decision.

  • Derek Brunson takes on Antonio Carlos Junior at UFC 227

    Middleweights Derek Brunson and Antonio Carlos Junior are set to clash at UFC 227 in Los Angeles.

    The UFC granted Antonio Carlos Junior’s wish.

    After expressing his desire to take on Derek Brunson in his next bout, the TUF Brazil 2 champion got what he asked for as the UFC’s official website confirmed the pair of middleweights will meet at UFC 227.