UFC

  • 'CHAINSAW' TURNS UFC STINT INTO NEW CAREER

    Charles McCarthy only had three UFC fights, but over the course of that time, he submitted Gideon Ray, was a memorable member of the Ultimate Fighter season four cast, made David Loiseau’s highlight reel, and held his own in a trash talking battle with Michael Bisping before the two fought in 2008.

  • 'Cowboy' sticking around: Donald Cerrone signs new eight-fight UFC contract

    Donald Cerrone isn’t going anywhere – at least not any time soon.

    With just one fight remaining on his deal following a second-round TKO of Rick Story at UFC 202 this past Saturday, Cerrone (31-7 MMA, 18-4 UFC) has opted not to fight out the final bout, then enter free agency. Instead, “Cowboy” has re-upped for eight more fights inside the octagon.

  • 'Cyborg' Justino calls for UFC women's featherweight class: 'I deserve my own division'

    Cristiane Justino is once again beating the drum for the UFC to introduce a 145-pound women’s featherweight division.

    Justino (16-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), the current Invicta FC featherweight champ, made her official and long-awaited UFC debut at UFC 198 in May, when she stopped Leslie Smith by first-round TKO in a 140-pound catchweight fight.

  • 'Invincible' Jose Aldo insists 'spies' comment was reference to Conor McGregor

    One day after claiming a spy helped him craft the perfect strategy to beat Frankie Edgar at UFC 200, UFC interim featherweight champ Jose Aldo now insists that claim was simply a jab intended for Conor McGregor.

  • 'Jacare' Souza's manager: Dan Henderson getting UFC title shot 'makes no sense'

    Now almost officially passed over for a title shot, Ronaldo Souza’s manager is fuming over the UFC’s decision to give Dan Henderson a rematch with champ Michael Bisping.

    In a text message to MMAjunkie, Souza’s longtime rep, Gilberto Faria, said promoting Henderson as Bisping’s first title defense “makes no sense” because “out of the last nine fights, (Henderson) lost six.”

  • 'UFC 201 Embedded,' No. 1: Rose Namajunas knocks out Karolina Kowalkiewicz

    The UFC returns to Atlanta this week for UFC 201, and the promotion is rolling out the “Embedded” treatment for a preview of Saturday’s pay-per-view event from Philips Arena.

  • 'UFC Fight Night 94: On the Ground,' No. 2: We thought Brunson-Hall would be the ones gettin' testy

    HIDALGO, Texas – For the first time, the UFC has touched down in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas for UFC Fight Night 94, and once again, MMAjunkie is “On the Ground” in the latest new UFC market.

  • ‘Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung wants to fight Frankie Edgar next

    After Frankie Edgar’s win over Cub Swanson, UFC featherweight Chan Sung Jung had a straightforward callout for “The Answer.”

    Former UFC lightweight champion and current featherweight contender Frankie Edgar bounced back from his first career knockout loss by winning a clear-cut unanimous decision over Cub Swanson in front of his adoring fans in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

  • ‘More motivated than ever,’ Stipe Miocic wants eventual Daniel Cormier rematch

    Stipe Miocic wants to run back his unsuccessful heavyweight title defense against Daniel Cormier, which took place at UFC 226 and resulted in a Cormier first-round knockout.

    Stipe Miocic is going nowhere.

    The former UFC heavyweight champion is “more motivated than ever” following his first-round knockout loss to Daniel Cormier, which cost him the title, in the UFC 226 main event last Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

  • ‘Realist’ Nate Diaz: There’s a probability I’m going to get ‘knocked out’

    Nate Diaz isn't too optimistic about his chances in the Octagon, but that hasn't stopped the former title challenger from having massive success in the UFC.

  • 11 bouts set for UFC Manila: Alvey gets 4th fight in 5 months, PXC champ signed

     The UFC will have its second foray into the Philippines on October 15, and the card headlined by B.J. Penn vs. Ricardo Lamas is shaping up. Two more bouts have been added making 11 bouts total that are official for the Manila event.

  • A long night's journey to redemption for Conor McGregor's Dublin fans

    DUBLIN -- The hour was well after most sane folks had long since fallen asleep. But toward the end of the second round of the UFC 202 rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, those gathered at The Living Room must have felt like they were having nightmares.

  • A Master in Three Fights: The technical evolution of Jose Aldo

    A look at the technical evolution of Brazil’s finest mixed martial artist through the lens of three pivotal bouts.

    Jose Aldo’s fall from grace has been unbefitting a fighter of his caliber. The greatest featherweight in the sport’s history – and also its greatest technician (sorry, Mighty Mouse) – Aldo was unfortunate enough to attract mainstream attention at precisely the wrong moment. Namely, ahead of his now-infamous 13-second knockout at the hands of reigning lightweight champion Conor McGregor.

  • Accuser in Nick Diaz domestic incident claims cocaine use made him violent

    Details have emerged from an alleged domestic violence incident involving former UFC title contender and Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz.

    In late May MMA Junkie confirmed news that former Strikeforce champion and UFC title contender Nick Diaz had been arrested in Las Vegas. Diaz was reportedly taken into custody on May 24th on domestic violence charges, before being released on $18,000 bail. Friends of Diaz were quick to rush to his defense, attacking the alleged victim’s character and the nature of her relationship with the notable fighter.

  • Adrian Broner: I’ll fight Nate Diaz on the Mayweather vs. McGregor card

    Boxer Adrien Broner suggested that he’d be interested in fighting Nate Diaz on the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather undercard. Sort of.

    If you follow boxing much, you’ll know that former four-division champion Adrien Broner is not a stranger to saying controversial things. The oft-maligned Broner (33-2, 1 NC, 24 KO) fights undefeated Mikey Garcia lightweight champ (36-0, 30 KO) at 140 pounds in July, but in a conversation with TMZ Sports, he said he’d like another fight right after that - on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor megafight on August 26th

  • After two opponents drop out, Mirsad Bektic will face Russell Doane at UFC 204

    Mirsad Bektic will be able to open up the UFC 204 pay-per-view broadcast, after all. The highly touted featherweight prospect had lost two opponents on this October 8th card to injury, but UFC officials were able to book Russell Doane to fight Bektic just a few days out from fight night. MMAjunkie reported the news on Tuesday.

  • After UFC opted not to renew her contract, free agent Sarah Kaufman plans to drop to 125

    Sarah Kaufman is a free agent after the UFC did not re-sign her to a new contract, and wherever she lands next, she's plans on changing weight classes.

  • After UFN 93 victory, Josh Barnett says 'I'm sure a heavyweight championship fight could be in the future'

    He may be 38 years old, but Josh Barnett is still one of the top heavyweights in the world. And he proved it again on Saturday with his submission victory over Andrei Arlovski at UFC Fight Night 93 in Hamburg, Germany.

  • Ageless Mark Hunt takes aim at Alistair Overeem, calls him ‘a cheat’

    Mark Hunt is still winning at 43 years old. Now he wants payback against Alistair Overeem, a fighter he labels “a cheat.”

    Mark Hunt might just be ageless.

    When he exited the Octagon last night, Hunt walked away with a win at UFC Auckland, stopping the ascent of a potential title contender in Derrick Lewis. Not only did he win, but Hunt finished his opponent in a late round at the ripe age of 43.

  • Aguilar explains her side of why NSYAC nixed her UFC Utica fight due to chapped lips

    Jessica Aguilar isn’t happy about being pulled from her UFC Utica fight despite being cleared by doctors.

    Ever since the UFC got legalized in the state of New York, the athletic commission there has been under scrutiny for their handling of events. Whether it involves strange refereeing decisions, unnecessary suspensions, or just straight out weirdness, it seems like there’s always something.