Striking coach Owen Roddy is optimistic about Conor McGregor returning sooner than later, after the charges stemming from the UFC 223 attack were dropped on Thursday.
With three fights left in his current deal, former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is already looking forward to his retirement afterward.
Prior to his loss to Conor McGregor in 2015, Jose Aldo was considered to be the greatest featherweight fighter in the game. But after three stoppage losses in the UFC with the two recent ones courtesy of current champion Max Holloway, the 31-year-old Nova Uniao fighter is already looking towards retirement.
UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is the early favorite for his next title defense.
Woodley (18-3-1, 8-2-1 UFC) will be returning to the Octagon for the first time in over a year, after a long recovery from a shoulder injury. He has successfully defended his title three times, most recently defeating Demian Maia by unanimous decision in July 2017.
All the best, most interesting, and unquestionably coolest fights the UFC needs to book following their latest event in Hamburg, Germany.
UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith was the kind of fight card that the UFC always teases ‘you need to see,’ because you never know when a lackluster event is going to turn into an all time great one. Unfortunately, just as often, a lackluster event turns into... well... a lackluster event.
Anthony Smith just brutally dispatched Mauricio Shogun Rua in the UFC Hamburg main event.
Anthony Smith knocked out Shogun Rua in the UFC Hamburg main event. Shogun came in ranked #8 in the world at light heavyweight, but Smith came in 1-0 at 205 pounds, and boy did he bring the heat. Smith hurt Shogun with his punches, cracked him open with his elbow, and then knocked him out with his hands. Smith is now 2-0 at light heavyweight and just beat the #8 guy in the world. What will be next for “Lionheart?” He wants Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 227.
An update on Conor McGregor’s legal situation as he approaches his next court appearance.
Conor McGregor’s legal team has denied reports that the Irishman is close to agreeing a deal with prosecutors in New York in regards to his bus attack that took place prior to UFC 223 in April.
Everyone made weight for Sunday’s UFC Hamburg card in Germany, including headliners Shogun Rua and Anthony Smith.
The UFC Hamburg weigh-ins are complete, and for the second event in a row, everyone who stepped onto the scale made weight. For the main event, light heavyweight contender Mauricio Rua used his one-pound overage allowance, coming in at 206 lbs, whereas Anthony Smith was at 205 lbs on the nose.
In hopes of finally healing her broken arm, Paige VanZant went under the knife a second time on Thursday.
Paige VanZant went under the knife a second time on Thursday.
The UFC women’s flyweight underwent a second surgery on her broken arm, which lasted nearly four hours and took place in Las Vegas, per MMAjunkie.com. In the operation, bone fragments from her hip were moved to her arm in hopes of finally healing the long-lasting injury.
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.”
Light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson is in need of a new opponent for next month’s UFC 227 pay-per-view card.
UFC 227 has lost one if its three biggest fights.
UFC light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir is out of his pivotal bout against Alexander Gustafsson, which was booked for the pay-per-view main card, due to a broken nose. ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reported the news Thursday morning. UFC officials have yet to confirm the cancellation.
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