• Kavanagh: I prefer a Nate Diaz trilogy, but it’s unlikely Conor McGregor fights in 2017

    John Kavanagh says it’s unlikely that Conor McGregor fights in 2017.

    What’s next for Conor McGregor after his high profile loss to Floyd Mayweather? It’s probably going to be in mixed martial arts, and while the UFC champion himself obviously has the final say, his coach John Kavanagh has explained what he wants to happen moving forward.

  • Kelvin Gastelum agrees to replace Robbie Lawler against Donald Cerrone at UFC 205

    Donald Cerrone will get his fight at UFC 205 in New York City, but it won’t be the dream matchup many had hoped for against Robbie Lawler.

  • Kelvin Gastelum takes on Anderson Silva at UFC 212

    Fresh off his TKO win over Vitor Belfort, Kelvin Gastelum will now meet Anderson Silva at UFC 212

    Not even three days after his first-round TKO win over Vitor Belfort, Kelvin Gastelum already has another opponent lined up to continue his middleweight run, and it's the one he has been asking for - the former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva. Ana Hissa, from Combate, broke out the news.

  • Ken Shamrock gets $2,500 fine, license revocation for Bellator 148 drug failure

    UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock agreed to a settlement with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation after failing his post-fight drug test at Bellator 149.

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov calls out Conor McGregor on heels of Mayweather TKO loss

     The top ranked UFC lightweight took to social media to propose a time and place for a fight with The Notorious One.

    Moments after he was TKO’d in his pro-boxing debut by Floyd Mayweather Jr., Conor McGregor was challenged by one of his long-time UFC rivals.

    On instagram, Khabib Nurmagomedov posted a picture of himself alongside McGregor with arms raised in an Octagon. The accompanying caption read “Let’s go” tagging the UFC and Dana White. The post also included a proposed time and place for the potential match-up: UFC 219 on December 30th in Las Vegas, NV.

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov not retiring, didn’t eat tiramisu: ‘I don’t eat this cake’

    Things have not been going easy for Khabib Nurmagomedov lately. The Dagestani lightweight was poised for one the biggest fights of his career back in March at UFC 209, when liver problems due to weight cutting caused him to be removed from the bout. Alongside that blow, Nurmagomedov’s father, Abdulmanap gave an interview to the press, telling them that he wants his son to retire in the next year and a half.

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov would like to ‘play with’ Conor McGregor and ‘make him give up’

    Khabib Nurmagomedov believes he would toy with Conor McGregor in the Octagon.

    Top-ranked UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov absolutely manhandled Michael Johnson at UFC 205, and the Dagestani fighter believes he’d do the same to two-division champ, Conor McGregor.

  • Khabib reiterates plan to face Ferguson in the fall: ‘If you started business, you need to finish it’

    The lightweight contender told Russian media that he has no interest in facing any other fighter until he crosses paths with Tony Ferguson. 

    Despite a lengthy absence from competition, Khabib Nurmagomedov remains a significant talking point in the lightweight discussion.

    During a recent charity visit to the Scientific and Practical Center of Pediatric Psychoneurology in Moscow, the 155-pound contender was asked delve into his professional plans for the remainder of 2017. Khabib explained that he plans to being training camp shortly following the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

  • Khan not scared of McGregor: Give me six months of MMA training and I'd be 'bang on'

    Amir Khan seems serious about a switch from boxing to MMA. Last week, the Olympic silver medalist posed inside the Octagon, claiming that 'UFC training' had started.

  • Lakers vs. Suns Final Score: Lonzo Ball’s double-double leads 132-130 victory

    The Lakers bounced back in a big way against the Suns.

    The pieces finally came together in a meaningful way as the Los Angeles Lakers scorched the Phoenix Suns in a 132-130 victory. Brandon Ingram scored a career-high 25 points, while the potential of Lonzo Ball spilled out on the court. Ball's fingerprints were all over the game, clocking a game-high 29 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists, flirting with a triple-double.

  • Lesnar victorious in retrun to octagon

    Back in the Octagon for the first time since 2011, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar may have answered the questions he had about himself after two bouts with diverticulitis shortened his first stint in MMA, as he returned with a unanimous three-round unanimous decision over Mark Hunt in Saturday’s UFC 200 co-main event at T-Mobile Arena.

  • Lesnar, Jones will not be fined by UFC after testing positive for same substance

    After both men tested positive for estrogen blockers, neither Brock Lesnar or Jon Jones will be fined by the UFC.

    It appears that both Brock Lesnar and Jon Jones tested positive for the same banned substance.

  • Lightweight contender Michael Chiesa signs new UFC contract

    Michael Chiesa has opted to sign a new UFC deal, as opposed to exploring the free agent market.

    Lightweight contender Michael Chiesa has signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC, as confirmed by MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani. Chiesa had one fight left on his old contract, but instead of completing his old deal and exploring free agency, he opted to re-sign with the promotion he’s been with since 2012.

  • Lingerie Fighting Championships angling to sign Ronda Rousey if she retires from the UFC

    If Ronda Rousey never fights in the UFC again, she has a spot reserved for her in the... Lingerie Fighting Championships.

  • Lobov: McGregor stops Mayweather in six rounds, Pacquiao in two

    Artem Lobov predicts how Conor McGregor would fare against either Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao in a boxing match.

    If there is one fighter who has closely worked with Conor McGregor for a long time, it would be UFC featherweight and SBG Dublin fighter Artem Lobov. “The Russian Hammer” has been present in training camps as one of the sparring partners helping McGregor prepare for many major fights.

  • Lobov: Tony Ferguson won’t last against Conor McGregor, he’s not ‘tough enough’

    SBG Ireland’s Artem Lobov talks about the potential fight between Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson.

    While it’s far from a done deal, it’s looking like Conor McGregor will return to the Octagon fight Tony Ferguson in a title unification bout in the coming months.

  • Luke Rockhold happy for Dan Henderson, calls out Anderson Silva

    While the rest of the middleweights are losing their shit, thanks to the promotion’s decision to grant Dan Henderson a crack at the middleweight crown, former 185-pound kingpin Luke Rockhold is not butthurt about playing second fiddle to “Hendo.”

  • Luke Rockhold says UFC middleweight division is 'f-cked', vows to return 'in style

    Rockhold sounds off on the middleweight division and promises to 'make some noise' in his UFC return.

    It's been over one year since former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold last set foot in the Octagon.

    Since losing his title last June to heavy underdog Michael Bisping, the top middleweight contenders have been shafted due to the UFC's questionable matchmaking policy.

  • Luke Rockhold wants to fight Mousasi but open to stepping in for Romero or Whittaker at UFC 213

    It's been over a year since former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold last stepped foot inside the Octagon.

    The No. 2 ranked contender lost the belt in a shocking upset to Michael Bisping at UFC 199 and has kept a low-profile ever since.

    That could be about to change, however, as Rockhold told media outlet TMZ that he's training hard and 'looking for a good fight'.

  • Lyoto Machida vs. Derek Brunson to headline upcoming Sao Paulo card

    Lyoto Machida will take on Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 119, in October.

    Following an 18-month USADA suspension for admitting to taking a banned substance, former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida now has an oficial date to step back into the Octagon. As Combate reported, Machida will take on Derek Brunson in the main event of the upcoming Sao Paulo card.