Chael Sonnen is open to fighting both Fedor Emelianenko and Rory MacDonald sometime in the future.
At 40 years of age, Chael Sonnen does not see himself slowing down any time soon. Currently signed with Bellator, the former UFC title contender last saw action in June by defeating Wanderlei Silva via unanimous decision in New York City.
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.
For Chael Sonnen, Jon Jones is seemingly confident that he would be cleared in time to fight at UFC 230, the company’s NYC card this November.
Even while on indefinite suspension, Jon Jones and his team have managed to keep themselves relevant enough. Manager Malki Kawa went on record in February expressing optimism about “Bones” returning before 2018 ends, while striking coach Brandon Gibson is excited about the former 205-pound champion’s newly-developed one-punch knockout power.
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Chris Weidman reveals what was told to him by the UFC about why Kelvin Gastelum was granted the next title shot instead of him.
Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has been out of action for more than a year now. He has been kept in the sidelines by a thumb injury he sustained during his last fight against Kelvin Gastelum in July 2017.
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 thinks Michael Bisping will hang up the gloves if he loses to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217.
Although Michael Bisping has teased at retirement after his middleweight championship tilt with Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217, the current champ has promised fans at least one more fight in the Octagon.
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 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.
In early July, it was announced that a third fight between UFC Hall-of-Famers Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz will be taking place. All that was publicized was that it will be taking place sometime within the year under Golden Boy Promotions’ first venture into mixed martial arts.
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.
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'.
Mark Henry believes Eddie Alvarez could be the one to dethrone Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Eddie Alvarez might be gearing up for a rematch with Dustin Poirier, but his longtime coach and friend Mark Henry is already looking ahead to a lightweight title shot against Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Roddy: “If Conor wants to go at the end of the year, then we go straight into camp.”
Although there is still some doubt over Conor McGregor’s future in MMA, it’s looking more and more likely that the Irish superstar will return to the UFC to defend his lightweight title.
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.
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.
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.
Boxing coach Owen Roddy talks about Conor McGregor’s absence and sheds some light on the Irishman’s UFC return.
It has been a year and five months since Conor McGregor stepped inside the UFC Octagon. And due to his most recent misconduct at UFC 223 wherein he is facing multiple charges, the timetable for the return of “The Notorious” remains indefinite.
Chuck Liddell’s long-time trainer John Hackleman is not too concerned about his fighter’s current health condition entering a possible comeback from retirement.
At 48 years of age, former UFC light heavyweight champion and Hall-of-Fame inductee Chuck Liddell recently decided to come out of retirement. It is an idea that most observers are not being optimistic about.
Many fans don’t know it, but former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Gabrandt has come back from a knockout loss before.
Although Garbrandt suffered the first professional KO loss of his career at UFC 217, losing the bantamweight title to ex-teammate T.J. Dillashaw in the co-main event, ‘No Love’ was brutally knocked out in his final amateur bout in 2012, which only spurred him on to win eleven straight pro fights and become one of the youngest champions on the UFC roster.
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