Dustin Poirier: ‘I can beat anybody in the world,’ and Khabib Nurmagomedov is next

A shiny UFC belt and key to the city of Lafayette, La., are now in Dustin Poirier’s possession. So, yeah, life has changed since April 13. That was the night Poirier, 30, claimed UFC gold with an interim lightweight title victory over Max Holloway in Atlanta. Ever since then, things have changed, even if Poirier […]

Alexandre Pantoja vs. Deiveson Figueiredo added to UFC 240

A Brazilian showdown has been booked for UFC 240 in Canada, as flyweights Alexandre Pantoja and Deiveson Figueredo meet at the Rogers Place in Edmonton on July 27. Multiple sources confirmed the booking to MMA Fighting following a report by Combate. Pantoja (21-3) is riding his longest winning streak since joining the UFC in 2017, […]

Ali Abdelaziz Claims He Convinced UFC Brass To Give Edgar The Title Shot Over Volkanovski

After Alexander Volkanovski’s convincing win over Jose Aldo at UFC 237, it seemed certain that the Aussie would be next in line to challenge the champion Max Holloway for the 145-pound belt, but the UFC decided to award the fight to former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Watch MMA Junkie Radio here (8 p.m. ET) with Dustin Poirier, Valentina Shevchenko, Ray Sefo, Dave Hirschbein

MMA Junkie Radio kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) with special guests Dustin Poirier, Valentina Shevchenko, Ray Sefo and Dave Hirschbein. Poirier, the UFC interim lightweight champion, will call in to discuss life as a champ and provide an update on the status of his potential title unification with Khabib Nurmagomedov. […]

Junior dos Santos vs. Francis Ngannou moved from UFC 239 to UFC Minneapolis main event

Junior dos Santos and Francis Ngannou are getting a promotion of sorts.A A previously scheduled heavyweight bout between dos Santos and Ngannou has been moved from the UFC 239 pay-per-view card to the UFC Minneapolis main event, according to UFC officials Tuesday. ESPN was first to report the change. A rematch between former welterweight champions […]

Jessica Andrade Willing to Travel to Hostile Territory for Rose Namajunas Rematch

Jessica Andrade respects Rose Namajunas for going into Brazil to defend the strawweight title, and she’s willing to return the favor if and when the American elects to resume her fighting career. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie MMA rankings, May 14: Welcome, Ian Heinisch

A “Hurricane” is brewing in the UFC’s middleweight division. Ian Heinisch (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) was competing on the regional stage one year ago, but he’s made quite the splash since then, knocking out Justin Sumter at Dana White’s Contender Series 15 to earn a UFC deal and then notching back-to-back octagon wins over veterans […]

UFC Greenville poster released

South Carolina’s first-ever UFC event now has its first poster. The promotional material for the upcoming UFC Greenville show features featherweight headliners Renato Moicano and Chan Sung Jung (labeled on the poster by his popular nickname “The Korean Zombie”). Your official #UFCGreenville poster has landed! https://t.co/wiVRmEtHXW pic.twitter.com/TxjYFDEFt5 — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) May 21, 2019 Moicano […]

Justin Gaethje: Conor McGregor Needs to Either Fight or Be Pulled from Rankings

The Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight division is arguably the deepest one in the promotion. Justin Gaethje is looking to continue to climb the rankings, and he has identified Conor McGregor as his latest target View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Conor McGregor gives Tony Robbins detailed account of UFC 229 melee

The lightweight title fight that actually took place at UFC 229 went to Khabib Nurmagomedov. But “the real fight,” as Conor McGregorcalls it, went his way. In an extended conversation with Tony Robbins, McGregor reframed his loss and subsequent brawl, crowing over the punches he landed on Nurmagomedov’s teammates before security broke them up. Throughout […]

Josh Copeland pleads guilty to assault charges, receives two years probation

Josh Copeland has received two years probation after pleading guilty to a pair of assault charges stemming from a domestic violence incident that occurred this past February, MMA Fighting confirmed with Adams County district attorney public information officer Sue Lindsay. TMZ and MMAjunkie were first to report the news. The 36-year-old heavyweight competed five times […]

Middleweight Prospect Fabian Edwards Gets Fight at Bellator London on June 22

Fabian Edwards will square off against Jonathan Bosuku at Bellator London on June 22. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UNLV Basketball Coach Visits UFC Performance Institute

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NEW UFC MMA Training Gloves Boxing S/M BLACK

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What are Paulie Malignaggi and Artem Lobov really selling, and are we seriously going to buy it?

There’s still a month left before they actually fight, and already Paulie Malignaggi has his dial cranked up to 11. Seriously, you saw him at Monday’s Bare Knuckle FC press conference, right? Or you at least read the quotes afterward? This guy showed up in a nifty blue suit and hat, tried to bop Artem […]

Elizeu Zaleski wonders if ranked UFC welterweights are scared of him

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Elizeu Zaleski is riding a seven-fight winning streak that was capped off by a quick stoppage over Curtis Millender, but wonders why he’s not booked against someone ranked in the top 15. Victorious in all but one of his appearances inside the Octagon with three post-fight bonuses, “Capoeira” was recently […]

Leon Edwards Wants Dos Anjos Next, Will Also Take Lawler

Leon “Rocky” Edwards wants a top contender next. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Stockholm Super Six: Anthony Smith

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Catching up with Ronys Torres before PFL 2019, Week 2

Ronys Torres’ career has taken him all over the world. Just 32, Torres (37-6), whose fight resume includes a UFC stint, has seen and done it all. Except for winning $1 million. That, Torres has a chance to rectify. He’s part of the PFL 2019 lightweight season, and he’ll kick off with a tall task […]

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