Former UFC light heavyweight title contender Anthony Johnson sounds like he’s jumping into the marijuana business now that his fighting career is through.
When Anthony Johnson suddenly announced his retirement from MMA, following a loss to Daniel Cormier at UFC 210, speculation ran wild as to where he would end up next. Most of that was due to Johnson himself, who teased that he had big plans coming, but that he couldn’t reveal just what they were, yet. Was he going to work with the L.A. Rams? Was he going to train fighters? Inquiring minds wanted to know.
Showtime boxing boss Stephen Espinoza is planning on a possible heavyweight unification fight in the fall of 2017 between unbeaten IBF champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) and WBC champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs), according to RingTV.
Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis praised Conor McGregor and dissed Nate Diaz in a recent interview.
Anthony Pettis was impressed with Conor McGregor’s performance in his pro boxing debut. The Irishman fought ‘The Best Ever’, Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena and, to the surprise of many, actually put up a good fight.
Tyron Woodley won convincingly at UFC 214, but did he really employ an optimal strategy?
For many fans, Tyron Woodley’s dominant welterweight title defense against Demian Maia represented a black mark on an otherwise stellar UFC 214 main card. The encounter was largely spent with both men circling each other, in a fight that resulted in the least strikes ever landed in a 25-minute UFC welterweight title fight. The previous record was established just four months prior, during Woodley’s anticlimactic rematch with Stephen Thompson.
BJ Penn’s return will take place against a top prospect in the featherweight division.
B.J. Penn will still get the chance to headline a card for his return, but the level of opponent will still be extremely high. Penn will meet top prospect Yair Rodriguez in the main event of a UFC Fight Night show in Phoenix on January 15th.
Here are the Bellator 183 results and highlights from Roy Nelson vs. Javy Ayala and Lorenz Larkin vs. Paul Daley.
The Bellator 183 main card saw Paul Daley pull out his signature left hook to blow the doors off of Lorenz Larkin in the second round of their welterweight meeting. Roy Nelson made his promotional debut by earning a unanimous decision over up and comer Javy Ayala. Click HERE for the results and highlights from earlier in the night.
07 April 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced a blockbuster co-main event bout at ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES. ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben “Funky” Askren will return to the ONE Championship cage to defend his title against rising young Malaysian star Agilan “Alligator” Thani. ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES is set for 26 May at the Singapore Indoor Stadium and will also feature ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee taking on challenger Istela Nunes of Brazil in the main event.
Flyweight Ben Nguyen just picked up a stunning submission win over Tim Elliott at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt in Auckland, New Zealand.
Ben Nguyen was supposed to fight Joseph Benavidez at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt in Auckland, New Zealand, but Benavidez withdrew due to injury and was replaced by Tim Elliott, who is only a few months removed from a spirited performance against champion Demetrious Johnson. While Benavidez is higher ranked than Elliott, Nguyen still had a big opportunity to get a win over a top-10 ranked opponent, and did he ever make a statement.
Resurgent Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight contender Bethe Correia is back in the win column, thanks to a split decision win over Jessica Eye at the UFC 203 pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend in Cleveland, Ohio.
Michael Bisping isn’t setting his retirement in stone, but he does have a plan for it going forward.
UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping isn’t a young man. At 38, with 11 years and 27 fights in the UFC under his belt, it’s natural that he would be looking down the road at hanging up the gloves. And on a recent edition of his podcast Believe You Me, he discussed his current plan for that.
According to Michael Bisping, Daniel Cormier has been calling him out for a fight at light heavyweight.
Michael Bisping is gearing up to defend his middleweight title against Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217, but after that, the Brit could sail off into the sunset and call it a career.
With Conor McGregor avenging his loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 202, there’s talk of the Irishman taking on Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title.
Michael Bisping explains why he immediately jumped on the Georges St-Pierre offer when it was finalized.
As middleweight champion, Michael Bisping does have the upper hand in choosing whom he will be fighting next. So when the offer to fight Georges St-Pierre was finalized, he immediately said yes to it.
B.J. Penn’s comeback has had another setback.
Just under two weeks out from his UFC Manila main event vs. Ricardo Lamas, Penn has withdrawn from the October 15th card due to an undisclosed injury. MMAjunkie broke the news on Tuesday.
BJ Penn is not giving up just yet.
The UFC is currently targeting Penn vs. Ricardo Lamas as the main event of UFN Fight Night 97, which is scheduled to take place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philipines on Oct. 15. The fight would take place in the featherweight division.
Former WWE star and Bellator fighter Bobby Lashley speaks about tainted substances in connection to Jon Jones’ recent drug test controversy.
The main defense of Jon Jones’ camp in relation to his second PED-related drug test failure for UFC 214 is tainted supplements. It was the same reason they gave for Jones’ first controversy of the same nature, which caused his removal from UFC 200 in July 2016, along with a yearlong suspension.
Things kicked off between Garbrandt and a bodybuilder on social media.
Cody Garbrandt may not be fighting at UFC 213, but 'No Love' could end up squaring off against bodybuilder Matthew Kline Kader, who has 121k followers on Twitter.
Conor McGregor’s boxing coach Owen Roddy gives his take on the Floyd Mayweather superfight.
Not many people are giving Conor McGregor a chance against Floyd Mayweather in their upcoming boxing match on August 26th. But as expected, his team is banking on him to win, and win big.
Rumors are starting to crop up that WWE superstar and former UFC heavyweight champion may make yet another return to MMA competition. And his recent re-entry in the USADA testing pool only adds fuel to the speculation.
The UFC added a gaggle of fights to their October event in Portland today. Here's the run down.
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