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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UFC president Dana White gives an in-depth take on the altercation between Cris Cyborg and Angela Magana.
Much has been made of the interaction between Cris Cyborg and Angela Magana at the Athletes Retreat a couple of weeks ago. Magana had been taunting Cyborg on social media and Cyborg confronted her about it, eventually punching her in the face. Cyborg was cited for misdemeanor battery, and while Magana made a huge deal of it, she was out partying with the rest of the fighters that very night.
Dana White feels almost obligated to make the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor match happen, for one specific reason.
In past interviews, UFC president Dana White has been vocal about his opposition on the much-hyped Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor boxing match. But at the same time, he never closed his doors on it.
UFC president Dana White is willing to go as far as giving Conor McGregor a piece of the company.
UFC president Dana White has been open about the special treatment he has given Conor McGregor over the past couple of years. At the same time, the other names on the UFC roster have been vocal about their dissatisfaction with how they are being treated, and many of them have already jumped ship to other companies.
Dana White fires back at both Jeff Mayweather and Bob Arum for their previous purse split claims.
The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor saga gained so much traction nowadays, so much so that boxing personalities have made their respective claims on the supposed purse split between the two fighters.
UFC president Dana White is giving it a last-ditch effort to negotiate with Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather to get their boxing match booked.
If you go by UFC president Dana White’s words in recent days, things have taken a turn for the worse as far as booking Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor. White went from thinking there’d be a better chance of him backing Tom Brady up in the Super Bowl than Mayweather-McGregor happening, to changing his stance and saying to Conan O’Brien that he believed it was going to happen.
If it’s up to Dana White, Conor McGregor isn’t boxing Paulie Malignaggi next.
Yes, it’s two months since Conor McGregor lost by 10th round TKO in his financially successful pro boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Yes, there’s still talk of McGregor continuing his boxing career, including a bout against retired former champion Paulie Malignaggi, who has been keeping himself in the headlines by going as far as to say he’d fight McGregor and Artem Lobov on the same night.
UFC president Dana White believes heavyweight Francis Ngannou is on a path to becoming a superstar.
When asked which fighter is on his radar to become the UFC’s next superstar, UFC president Dana White had one name in mind: Francis Ngannou.
UFC president Dana White is optimistic that the lightweight title fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov will eventually end up being made.
Even in the middle of Ramadan, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov still has his next potential challengers in mind. Over the weekend, “The Eagle” went on to send an indirect challenge towards Conor McGregor via Instagram.
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