Nate Diaz had a very Nate Diaz response to the Miami Herald’s false story about him

It was a bizarre Wednesday for Nate Diaz, to say the least. During the morning hours on the West Coast, the Miami Herald dropped a bombshell by linking Diaz to an alleged domestic violence incident that resulted in his arrest and being “hospitalized after he attacked Miami cops at a police station.” It didn’t take […]

Forget chasing titles, Scott Holtzman’s all about that ‘BMF’ life ahead of UFC Rio Rancho

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Scott Holtzman probably knows the fighter protocol is to say he wants to rise up in the rankings and make his way into title contention. That’s just one of the stock quotes he’s supposed to give – otherwise, what is he doing this for? But Holtzman, who fights Jim Miller at UFC […]

Video: How about some relationship advice from ‘marriage counselor’ Kamaru Usman?

Kamaru Usman wears many hats literally and figuratively. When UFC welterweight champion Usman is done fighting, he wants to be a marriage counselor, and in a playful segment with Chael Sonnen, Usman decided to put those skills to the test, handing out some relationship advice to a few fans who were having issues with their […]

Kamaru Usman: I’m supposed to worry about Jorge Masvidal when he couldn’t knock out Nate Diaz?

HOUSTON – Kamaru Usman isn’t concerned with Jorge Masvidal’s striking pedigree. Although the bout hasn’t been officially announced, UFC president Dana White confirmed that the intention is to have welterweight champion Usman defend his title against Masvidal in July. When asked about the stylistic matchup with Masvidal, who’s taken out three straight opponents, Usman made […]

Jared Cannonier asks for Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 248 with Darren Till ‘still thinking’ about taking the fight

Jared Cannonier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jared Cannonier is getting tired of waiting on a new opponent for UFC 248. The middleweight contender has been stuck in a holding pattern after former champion Robert Whittaker was forced off the card due to personal reasons and the UFC began searching for a replacement. Cannonier took […]

Zhang Weili questions Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s character for joking about coronavirus

Joanna Jedrzejczyk took an insensitive jab at Zhang Weili that she appears to have instantly regretted. In her Instagram story, Jedrzejczyk posted an image of herself standing behind UFC strawweight champion Weili while wearing a gas mask, implying that she is protecting herself from the possibility of catching the coronavirus, which is currently at the […]

Weili Zhang responds to Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s coronavirus jab: ‘Do not joke about what’s happening here’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC strawweight champion Weili Zhang has responded to an image that was posted to title challenger and former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s Instagram story, which appeared to poke fun at the deadly coronavirus. View this post on Instagram To make fun of tragedy is a true sign of ones character. People are […]

Manager: Conor McGregor is ‘serious’ about pursuing boxing world title 

Esther Lin, Showtime When rumors first started that Conor McGregor was in talks to fight boxer Floyd Mayweather, no one really believed it would happen. Mayweather had already retired with an undefeated 49-0 record. But more importantly, McGregor was under UFC contract, and not since Chuck Liddell traveled to Japan to take part in the […]

Video: Julia Budd talks about ‘mistakes’ in Cris Cyborg fight: ‘I’ll be back’

MMA Fighting INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Following her loss at Bellator 238, Julia Budd talks to the media about dropping her featherweight title to Cris Cyborg, the mistakes she made in the fight, wanting an instant rematch, and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Angela Hill isn’t mad about all these short-notice fight offers; UFC on ESPN+ 24 no different

RALEIGH, N.C. – The rate at which Angela Hill has been accepting short-notice fights recently is starting to prove her nickname of “Overkill.” But there’s a reason why Hill (10-7 MMA, 5-7 UFC) is doing everything she can to stay active. It’s clear the former Invicta FC strawweight champion, who began the first of her […]

Dana White says Kamaru Usman was hacked, but Conor McGregor skeptical about offensive tweets

LAS VEGAS – UFC president Dana White said that a string of vulgar, racist and hateful tweets from Kamaru Usman’s Twitter during UFC 246 was the result of his account being hacked. In the middle of Saturday night’s event, Usman’s social media lit up with a series of disturbing messages. They were originally targeted at […]

What we know about Jessica Penne’s case against USADA

Jessica Penne, the former Invicta FC champion and UFC title challenger, revealed a new sanction placed in her years-long case with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Penne, who was first flagged by USADA in May 2017, has been fighting to clear her name and claims no intentional wrongdoing for the banned substance in her system. She […]

Promoter: Claressa Shields serious about becoming ‘two-sport star’ with boxing and UFC 

Claressa Shields is already a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a two-weight world champion in boxing. But she’s looking to add even more accolades to her resume by exploring a potential crossover into the UFC. First, the 24-year-old Michigan native looks to add a third boxing world title this weekend when she faces Ivana Habazin […]

Nate Diaz offers reminder about his fight game contributions to start 2020

As the hype begins to reach fever-pitch levels less than two weeks out from UFC 246, which features the return of Conor McGregor, one of his chief rivals, Nate Diaz, had something to say. The first quarter of the UFC’s 2020 schedule has some big fights attached, starting with McGregor’s anticipated return to action against […]

John Kavanagh on UFC 246 game plan: ‘Conor knows more about fighting than the rest of us put together’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Many high-profile MMA coaches spend hours behind the scenes watching tape, preparing plans, and aligning resources for a fighter’s training camp. There’s a different plan in action as Conor McGregor approaches UFC 246, according to his longtime coach John Kavanagh. “With Conor’s fighting IQ, with Conor’s understanding of the game, really, […]

‘Cowboy’ Cerrone’s head coach on Conor McGregor: ‘We just have to worry about a left hand and that first round’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting If Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone avoids Conor McGregor’s powerful left hand and he gets past the first eight minutes of the fight, he should walk away victorious at UFC 246. That’s according to his head coach Jafari Vanier, whose job not only involves getting Cerrone ready for the fight on Jan. 18 […]

Looking to improve judging? How about we start with an eye test? Seriously | Opinion

As the year is wrapping up, I am sitting here reflecting on all these controversial decisions we witnessed over the year. We keep seeing one judge score a fight one way, only to see another judge come to a diametrically different conclusion! How could this be? I think that the whole system needs to be […]

Matt Brown isn’t thinking about retirement, but approaches every fight as his last 

Matt Brown has a unique outlook on his fighting career. While it may seem grim to some, it’s just the harsh reality of the sport where he competes. Back in 2017, the 24-time UFC veteran had announced his intention to retire. Then he walked that back in the days leading up to his fight against […]

Dana White reveals talks with Claressa Shields about potential showdown with Amanda Nunes

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Amanda Nunes has bulldozed every MMA opponent she’s faced for the past four years. But a win at UFC 245 could set her up for a potential fight with crossover appeal. Boxing champion and Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields has said she would be interested in testing the waters in […]

Marlon Moraes downplays concerns about Jose Aldo’s UFC 245 weight cut

LAS VEGAS – Although concern about Jose Aldo’s first cut down to bantamweight seems to be spreading across the MMA community like wildfire, one person who isn’t worried about it is the man who will be standing across from him at UFC 245. Marlon Moraes (22-6-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC) appears to have absolutely no worries […]

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