UFC

  • Chuck Liddell on possible MMA comeback: ‘The itch to fight has never left me’

    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.

  • CM Punk anxious for UFC 203 debut – but really only trying to impress one person

    MILWAUKEE – Next week’s UFC 203 card features a heavyweight title fight at the top of the bill in the champ’s home city.

    But the fight that seems to be on everyone’s mind – not that the heavyweight championship isn’t, too – is the MMA debut of Phil “CM Punk” Brooks (0-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who meets Mickey Gall (2-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) smack dab in the middle of the UFC 203 pay-per-view on Sept. 10 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

  • CM Punk details recent encounter with Nate Diaz at UFC 200

    Ever since signing with the UFC at the close of 2014, CM Punk has heard almost the entire roster of fighters voice their opinions on his decision to debut in the Octagon with no formal fight experience under his belt.

  • CM Punk makes his prediction for UFC debut against Mickey Gall

    UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has started a trend where he makes a bold prediction ahead of all of his fights inside the Octagon and more often times than not, he's been on the money.

    Former WWE superstar CM Punk is days away from making his debut at UFC 203 where he hopes to see his dreams realized as he faces Mickey Gall in a featured bout on the pay-per-view this Saturday night.

  • CM Punk sees some parallels to his UFC foray and Tim Tebow's baseball attempt

    CLEVELAND – Maybe they aren't exact, but with Tim Tebow signing a minor league deal with the New York Mets and CM Punk making his UFC debut on Saturday, it feels like a "why not" time in sports.

  • Coach hints at CM Punk UFC return: We are awaiting fight confirmation

    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.

  • Coach Kavanagh wants Gunnar Nelson vs. 'Wonderboy': Let's see who 'real karate kid is'

    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'.

  • Coach Mark Henry says Eddie Alvarez has ‘best chance’ of beating Khabib Nurmagomedov

    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.

  • Coach Owen Roddy: Conor McGregor ‘back in the gym’ and could start training camp soon

    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.

  • Coach Owen Roddy: Conor McGregor would put Tony Ferguson’s ‘lights out’

    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.

  • Coach Roddy: Khabib is not a finisher, but McGregor could finish him with one punch

    Conor McGregor’s coach, Owen Roddy, talks about the holes in Khabib Nurmagomedov’s game.

    Khabib Nurmagomedov might be one of the most feared fighters in the UFC lightweight division, but the undefeated Dagestani isn’t exactly known for his finishing ability.

  • Coach says Garbrandt interested in meeting Mighty Mouse at 125 lbs: ‘It’s a gangster move’

    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.

  • Coach wants Georges St-Pierre to have ‘epic’ UFC return against Conor McGregor or Michael Bisping

    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.

  • Coach Wink on Jones vs. Stipe: ‘Nobody beats Jon Jones but himself’

    Though Jon Jones is currently on a forced hiatus following a USADA anti-doping violation, MMA fans continue to ponder how the former light-heavyweight champion would match up against current heavyweight titleholder Stipe Miocic.

  • Coach: Everybody is missing the whole extravaganza of a Conor McGregor fight

    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.

  • Coach: I’m not too worried about Chuck Liddell’s current health status

    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.

  • Coach: McGregor undergoing 'military style' training for Diaz

    No more waking up at 11pm to begin training sessions for Conor McGregor. According to longtime coach John Kavanagh, 'The Notorious' has undergone a 'military style' training regime in preparation for Nate Diaz at UFC 202.

  • Cody Garbrandt ‘thankful’ for KO loss to Dillashaw: It’s what’s going to make me great

    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.

  • Cody Garbrandt off UFC 213, Demetrious Johnson vs. TJ Dillashaw planned for August

    With Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw scrapped from UFC 213, it looks as if Dillashaw will get to fight flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson in August.

    Two weeks ago, UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt was reportedly uncertain to make July’s UFC 213 pay-per-view with a back injury, and now it’s been made official that he’s out. With Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw off, that opens the door for the former bantamweight champion to move down to flyweight and take on the sport’s pound-for-pound best, Demetrious Johnson. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto relayed this information on Tuesday night’s SportsCenter.

  • Cody Garbrandt thinks it's ‘funny' Bryan Caraway is now calling him out: ‘That guy isn't a fighter'

    Cody Garbrandt didn't have to wait long until the callouts began. Just hours after Garbrandt scored a thunderous 48-second victory over Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 202, fellow bantamweight contender Bryan Caraway reached out to the UFC and requested a showdown with the fast-rising Team Alpha Male prospect.