For those of you who are just itching to see Khabib Nurmagomedov box Floyd Mayweather... don’t get too excited.
Last year, former UFC champion Conor McGregor crossed over to the boxing world and made his pro debut against Floyd Mayweather Jr, losing by 10th round TKO in the second-richest fight in combat sports history. One year later, McGregor lost to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in his return to the Octagon, yet here we are with multiple headlines concerning the possibility of Khabib actually boxing Mayweather.
UFC president Dana White provides an update on the middleweight title picture, as well as Georges St-Pierre’s return to fighting.
The UFC’s middleweight title picture is as murky as it’s ever been. Plans were initially to have champion Michael Bisping face off against former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, ideally in July, but that looks like it’s been shelved. Dana White said that GSP was not going to be able to make his return to the Octagon until November, and that they weren’t going to wait for him.
Dana White says Ronda Rousey was the only UFC fighter to have an ‘aura of invincibility’ like Mike Tyson.
Ronda Rousey was a force to be reckoned with in women’s MMA.
The former bantamweight champion steamrolled through her competition and, from 2013-2015, finished all but one of her opponents in the first round.
Dana White reveals that the planned date to for Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather coincided with the recently announced Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin.
The much anticipated super-fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin was made official on Saturday night, immediately after Canelo’s bout with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Check out what happened at Dana White's Contender Series episode 8, as three contracts were issued out in the season finale.
Dana White’s Contender Series 8 finished up the season of weekly bouts, 40 fights altogether, as 3 UFC contracts were issued out, making for 16 contracts on the season. Matt Frevola had a strong showing en route to earning his UFC contract, as he dropped Jose Flores in the first round, and went on to secure an arm-triangle in the second round. Allen Crowder won himself a UFC contract by picking up a late ground-and-pound TKO over Don’tale Mayes in the third round of their heavyweight tilt.
Check out what happened at Dana White’s Contender Series 10, including each of the five fights finishing up inside of the distance.
But, if history tells us anything, it probably won’t matter much.
Boxing’s Ali Act - enacted just 17 years ago - is a piece of landmark legislation meant to provide an anti-corruption framework for a sport with a long history of corruption. It provides structure for how contracts should be negotiated between a fighter and a promoter; regulations for financial disclosures, oversight, and keeping the roles of manager and promoter distinctly separate.
Daniel Cormier announces Volkan Oezdemir as his first challenger as reinstated UFC light heavyweight champion.
Jon Jones’ recent drug test debacle has once again led to the stripping of the UFC light heavyweight from him. Subsequently, it was given back to Daniel Cormier, the last one to hold the belt before Jones won it via third-round knockout at UFC 214 last July.
Daniel Cormier calls Jon Jones a ‘bitch’ and a ‘steroid cheat’ for daring to mention his wife on social media.
Chris Weidman and Daniel Cormier have a date to play Madden before UFC 230 kicks off, and the heavyweight/light heavyweight champ just raised the stakes of the game.
It looks like Chris Weidman has the chance to make some serious money this week. Not just because he’s fighting Jacare Souza on Saturday, in the co-main event of UFC 230, but he’s got another battle set for this Friday, right after the weigh ins.
Daniel Cormier breaks his silence after his first career stoppage loss courtesy of Jon Jones at UFC 214 on Saturday night.
UFC 214 did not exactly go as how Daniel Cormier had planned it. He was able to establish a good enough rhythm in the first two rounds, only to be knocked out with a head kick in the third round.
LAS VEGAS — Daniel Cormier does sprints before every fight backstage to get his heart rate up. On Saturday night, he was coming back from those when he noticed a conspicuous guest going to ringside: Brock Lesnar.
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will defend his title against Anthony Johnson in the UFC 210 main event.
The UFC’s first trip to Buffalo, New York since 1995 has its main event.
On Wednesday’s episode of UFC Tonight, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier announced that he’ll be fighting Anthony Johnson at UFC 210 on Saturday, April 8th. This fight was previously scheduled for December’s UFC 206 in Toronto, only for Cormier to withdraw due to injury.
What is the UFC going to do with Khabib Nurmagomedov now? The holder of their lightweight title is coming off what could have (and may still have) been a star-making performance at UFC 229, where he bested combat sports superstar Conor McGregor to retain the belt. Their battle became the biggest selling PPV in UFC history.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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