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  • ONE: UNBREAKABLE WARRIORS HITS STADIUM NEGARA, KUALA LUMPUR ON 2 SEPTEMBER

    10 August 2016 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), will return to the iconic Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur for another stacked fight card. ONE: UNBREAKABLE WARRIORS is set to electrify fight fans in Malaysia’s capital city with a world-class event headlined by the nation’s own Ev “E.T.” Ting as he takes on Rob Lisita in the main event.

  • '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.

  • '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.

  • ‘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.

  • ​​2016: The year Filipino fighters stood tall in ONE Championship

    The Philippines has produced many notable boxers throughout the years, including Francisco “Pancho Villa” Guilledo, Gabriel "Flash" Elorde and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.

    Although the country has become a breeding ground of world-class boxers, it is quickly carving a niche in other combat sports, particularly in mixed martial arts (MMA).

  • 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.

  • ADDITIONAL BOUTS CONFIRMED AT ONE: CONQUEST OF KINGS IN SURABAYA, INDONESIA

    05 July 2017 – Surabaya, Indonesia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced additional bouts for ONE: CONQUEST OF KINGS. The inaugural event in Surabaya is set to take place on 29 July, at the GOR Kertajaya Arena. In the main event, reigning champion Kairat Akhmetov will face interim titleholder Adriano Moraes to crown the undisputed ONE Flyweight World Champion.

  • 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

  • ADRIANO MORAES CROWNED INTERIM ONE FLYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION

    Pinoys win in Macao

    Filipino mixed martial artists fought well in ONE Championship’s ONE: HEROES OF THE WORLD in Macao, China.

  • 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.

  • Al Iaquinta still raging after return to competition, tells UFC ‘cut me you sissys’

    Al Iaquinta’s return to the UFC has been accompanied by a return to open hostility with the promotion.

    When Al Iaquinta effectively retired from the UFC back in September of 2016, the reasons seemed fairly obvious. He wasn’t happy. Negotiations for a new contract had turned sour and, for him, fighting was no longer worth the money. Despite being scheduled for a fight later that year (against Thaigo Alves at UFC 205), Iaquinta chose to hang up his gloves instead, and give real estate sales a try.

  • Aldo ‘happy’ MMA was in the spotlight, but McGregor had no moral victory against Mayweather

    Jose Aldo discussed his former rival’s boxing match against Floyd Mayweather.

    Conor McGregor performed better than many expected, but at the same time, Floyd Mayweather still won their boxing match somewhat comfortably. According to his former rival Jose Aldo, he doesn’t see a moral victory for McGregor.

    “Of course not. It’s not a moral (victory),” Aldo said on the opening of his new burger joint in Brazil. "First of all, you’re trying to prove (what) against a 41-year-old fighter who hasn’t fought in years… Of course, it’s a fight for a lot of money, but a moral victory would be against an active boxer, a champion. Then he wouldn’t even last a round. It’s a completely different sport.

    “We need to put ourselves in our places. I’m an MMA athlete. I can’t go tomorrow and say I’m going to do muay Thai in Thailand with a Thai fighter, because I can punch and kick well. There’s no way. Each one in their places. I respect martial arts, so I put myself in my place. I don’t see a moral victory.”

    Aldo says that even a retired Mayweather who took McGregor lightly, was able to win easily.

    "Mayweather just waited for the time to attack," he added. "He hasn’t fought in two years. Many people talk shit, not the media, but many people keep saying ‘oh, he landed more punches than Pacquiao, Cotto and everyone else,' but they don’t take into consideration that (Mayweather) hasn’t fought in two years. He didn’t even train properly for the fight. He knew it would work. Brother, one chance in a million for Conor to defeat Mayweather."

    Everything said, Aldo thinks it was nice that the massive fight put the spotlight to MMA, as it could eventually lead to better paydays for other Mixed Martial Artists.

    "I think this fight was good because of that, it put MMA in the spotlight,” he said. "I’m happy for that. I think that’s something good for fighters. We deserve to make more (money). Not taking anything away from other sports, but our sport is unique. We don’t train only one martial art per day, we train three or four, plus conditioning training. We deserve to make a lot more than we make.

    "Nothing against it, I’m happy because the guy did a big fight and promoted MMA, I’m happy because of that, but not about the fight. Nobody liked the fight. It was a joke. I don’t know how people saw it here in Brazil, but in America the comments that I heard were those. It was a circus fight."

    Aldo also admitted that he didn’t watch the fight when it aired as he was at a football game at the time. The former long time featherweight champion also wants to complete his UFC contract and move to boxing, but unlike McGregor foray, he says he plans on doing it the right way.

    Transcripts and translations by MMA Fighting and MMA Junkie.