The gloves are off between Michael Bisping and Daniel Cormier now that 'The Count' is the new UFC middleweight champion.
Derek Brunson believes he was robbed at UFC 208, and he’s going to appeal the decision with the New York commission.
Derek Brunson has become the second fighter today to appeal a UFC 208 loss. After Holly Holm’s camp announced that they will be looking for the New York State Athletic Commission to review her loss to Germaine de Randamie, Derek Brunson will do the same in regards to his decision loss to Anderson Silva.
Fox Sports confirmed the news with Brunson’s manager, Ali Abdel-Aziz.
After CM Punk was dominated and submitted rather easily in his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut at last night's (Sat., Sept. 10, 2016) UFC 203 event in Cleveland, Ohio by Mickey Gall (see it), the fight world took to Twitter to offer up their mixed reactions.
Nate Diaz believes he's every bit as business savvy as Conor McGregor. Diaz, like his older brother Nick, always seems to get what he wants, even when he's being a menace to the UFC heads.
Current estimates indicate that UFC 202, the Aug. 20 show headlined by Conor McGregor's decision win over Nate Diaz, will be the most successful non-boxing pay-per-view event in the history of the genre.
The UFC’s first ever show in the world famous Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York just received a mouthwatering welterweight clash. UFC president Dana White confirmed to Cleveland sports radio host Anthony Lima that Donald Cerrone will take on recently dethroned champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 205 on November 12th.
Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is just about set to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 211 in Dallas, Texas.
An extremely exciting lightweight bout is on course to happen at UFC 211 in Dallas, Texas. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported on Tuesday that former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has verbally agreed to fight Dustin Poirier at the American Airlines Center on Saturday, May 13th. The UFC has not officially announced the matchup, although they are expect to do so shortly.
Eddie Alvarez has stared down some of the toughest fighters at 155 pounds over the course of his career. He's looked everyone from Michael Chandler to Donald Cerrone to Gilbert Melendez to Anthony Pettis to Rafael dos Anjos square in the eyes and never flinched.
Eddie Alvarez did not attend the UFC 205 post-fight press conference and has been relatively quiet since the weekend. On Tuesday, he took to Instagram to react to his loss to Conor McGregor.
The morning after his removal from Saturday’s UFC 200 main event against Daniel Cormier due to a potential anti-doping violation, interim UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones addressed the media at MGM Grand, and was clearly contrite for the situation while also denying any wrongdoing.
“I want to start by apologizing to all the fans who came out to support me for UFC 200, the UFC and the Fertittas for not being able to perform, all the staff of UFC, and I want to apologize to Daniel Cormier,” he said. “The fight meant a lot to him and a lot to me, and I want to apologize sincerely. I’m really sorry about this happening.
UFC matchmaker Joe Silva has informed the company that he will leave his job with the organization, possibly as soon as the end of 2016, MMAjunkie has learned from a person close to the situation.
DECORATED local combat sports fighter Jenel “The Demolition Man” Lausa made a successful debut at the Ultimate Fighting Championship yesterday, beating opponent Yao “The Conqueror” Zhikui by unanimous decision in their three-round preliminary flyweight contest at “UFC Fight Night 101” in Melbourne, Australia.
Fighting in the first of his four-fight deal with the UFC, 28-year-old Lausa did not disappoint in his maiden outing in the world’s biggest mixed martial arts organization as he dominated his opponent from start to finish en route to the UD (unanimous decision) win, 30-27, 30-27 and 30-27, in the opening fight of the UFC event at Rod Laver Arena.
UFC lightweight Kevin Lee will now be helping emulate Conor McGregor in sparring sessions with Mayweather.
While a contract has yet to be signed between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor for a much anticipated boxing showdown, both fighters have begun making preparations for the now seemingly inevitable superfight. One of the wildcard questions surrounding the fight is what exactly Conor McGregor will bring with him to the ring, which makes him somewhat difficult to prepare for. But Floyd is still doing what he can to find bodies to spar against that may be similar to the Irish UFC star.
Floyd Mayweather issues another response to Dana White’s $25 million offer to fight Conor McGregor.
Last week, Dana White offered Floyd Mayweather a sum of $25 million to fight Conor McGregor in a boxing match. Floyd Jr. simply laughed off the offer, calling the UFC president a “f----ng comedian.”
On Saturday night, the retired undefeated boxer was at the Badou Jack-James DeGale fight, where he was showing support for the former, who was signed under Mayweather Promotions. Speaking to Fight Hype backstage, Mayweather explained further why the $25 million offer that was presented to him would not be enough.
Ricardo Mayorga vs Conor McGregor? Looks like everyone just wants to get paid.
In the age of superfights and crossover appeal, we’ve seen a rise in fighters clamoring for fights that will net them bigger paydays via pay-per-view revenue.
Chael Sonnen has been hinting at a return to MMA for quite some time, and while he will be returning to competition, it won’t be in the UFC. The Associated Press’ Greg Beacham reported on Thursday night that Sonnen has signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA.
Frank Mir would like to compete in Submission Underground, possibly against Jon Jones.
Frank Mir is coming off a first-round knockout defeat to Mark Hunt last March. With that loss marking his second consecutive one so far and also facing a long suspension, the former heavyweight champion has been forced to contemplate his future and has some second thoughts about his professional fighting career.
Back in April of last year, when Frank Mir was notified that he had been flagged by USADA for a drug test failure, one thought seemed to spring to the forefront: Retirement. For the then 36-year-old heavyweight, who started his career way back in 2001, a potential two years away from active competition seemed like a surefire career killer.
"That was probably my last time fighting," Mir said.... "I don't see any other way around it. Age is catching up to me now. I'm not gonna get any younger in the next two years,” Mir said, when faced with the possibility of suspension.
The UFC 205 card in New York is slowly but surely coming together with the full card set to be announced in just a few days.
The latest matchup added to the historic card at Madison Square Garden is a featherweight matchup between Frankie Edgar and Jeremy Stephens.
Gegard Mousasi got into a Twitter battle with Conor McGregor recently
At the UFC 204 post fight press conference, Gegard Mousasi took aim at several fighters during his question and answer period and even took a shot at featherweight champion Conor McGregor.
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