‘Jacare’ Souza opens up about mental health issues that almost led to retirement

Ronaldo Souza makes his light heavyweight debut against Jan Blachowicz in November. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ronaldo Souza went radio silent after his last UFC loss in April, and there’s a reason for that. One of the toughest middleweights in the game, “Jacare,” was burned out. A jiu-jitsu legend who has never had the […]

Video: Urijah Faber Talks About Being In Holding Pattern, Status Of Cody Garbrandt, Sage Northcutt

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Speaking to the media backstage at UFC Vancouver, Urijah Faber talks about why he has to wait for his next booking, what is keeping Cody Garbrandt on the shelf, his career advice for Sage Northcutt, and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Demetrious Johnson thinks Henry Cejudo’s act is working: ‘You’re talking about it right now’

Demetrious Johnson | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It’s safe to say that Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo have handled their time at the top of the UFC flyweight mountain differently. Since the two met in a rematch last August at UFC 227, a bout that Cejudo won by split decision to end Johnson’s historic championship […]

Video: Cole Smith talks about fighting at home in Vancouver, love of Pokemon

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting VANCOUVER, British Columbia — At the UFC Vancouver open workouts, Cole Smith talks about getting the chance to compete in front of a home crowd, being in attendance for opponent Miles Johns’s Contender Series tryout, his love of Pokemon, and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Everything You Need To Know About UFC 242

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UFC 242 Embedded, Episode 1: ‘I’m about to shock the world’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On the first episode of UFC Embedded for UFC 242, Dustin Poirier receives a hero’s welcome in Abu Dhabi while promising that he’s going to shock the world on Saturday while Khabib Nurmagomedov trains under the watchful eye of his father, who will be in his corner for the first time […]

After UFC Shenzhen win at flyweight, Mizuki Inoue unsure about move back to strawweight

Mizuki Inoue beat Wu Yanan with a split decision Saturday to open up the main card at UFC on ESPN+ 15 in Shenzhen, China. Take a look inside the fight with Inoue, a former Invicta FC champion who picked up a win in her promotional debut. Result: Mizuki Inoue def. Wu Yanan via split decision […]

Cris Cyborg: No regrets about UFC departure, not ruling out Amanda Nunes rematch

At the conclusion of her UFC tenure, Cris Cyborg doesn’t have any regrets. The former UFC featherweight champion, who had concluded her contract with the company but was in a period of exclusive negotiation, was released from the that commitment by the UFC in early August, after a rift with president Dana White. The two verbally […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov Says Tony Ferguson Next; Doesn’t Want to Talk About McGregor

Even Khabib Nurmagomedov is tired of talking about Conor McGregor. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Khabib Nurmagomedov declares Tony Ferguson is next, doesn’t care about Conor McGregor

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting If all goes well for him against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 next weekend, Khabib Nurmagomedov would move to 28-0 in his career with a second straight title defense in the lightweight division. While the undefeated Dagestani lightweight remains focused on the task at hand, it’s impossible not to look at […]

Video: Khama Worthy doesn’t care about world titles: ‘I’m here to make money’

MMA Fighting ANAHEIM, Calif. — Short-notice lightweight replacement Khama Worthy talks about his unlikely journey to UFC 241, wanting to make as much money as possible, dream fights with Conor McGregor, Donald Cerrone, and Justin Gaethje, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Stipe Miocic received incredible news about his father moments after winning back UFC title 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Aug. 17, 2019 will go down in history as one of the best days of Stipe Miocic’s life. The Cleveland, Ohio native reclaimed the heavyweight title this past Saturday night with a comeback knockout against Daniel Cormier in the main event at UFC 241 from Anaheim, Calif. Following a rough start […]

Duke Roufus, Ben Rothwell Talk About Working Together Again After Seven Years Apart

At age 37 and on a three-fight losing streak, Ben Rothwell has turned to a familiar face to try and reverse his recent fortunes, and coach Duke Roufus believes it was the right move at the right time. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White Talks About Colby Covington’s Disruptive Presence at UFC 241, Confirms He Will Fight For Title this Year

Colby Covington made a point to be seen in the crowd at UFC 241 with his patented red cap and interim belt draped over his shoulder. The UFC’s self-appointed heel stole part of the focus of the night, appearing just behind the fighter prep point inside the Honda Center, and was the subject of deafening […]

Nate Diaz laughs when he thinks about marijuana’s growing popularity

Think back to 2004, the year Nate Diaz made his professional MMA debut at WEC 12. Back then, zero states legalized marijuana for recreational use. The number of states with legalized medical marijuana was 12. Fifteen years later, 12 states have legalized recreational marijuana use. The number of states that allow medical marijuana use is […]

Yoel Romero fight is personal for Paulo Costa ‘because he talked a lot of (expletive) about me’

ANAHEIM, Calif. – As long as no fight week mishaps occur before Saturday night, two of the UFC’s top middleweights will finally square off. The promotion has angled for a fight between Paulo Costa (12-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) and Yoel Romero (13-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) twice before, but UFC 241 is closest it’s come to […]

Nate Diaz talks about being ‘ostracized’ by UFC, claims Dustin Poirier bailed on fight

Nate Diaz | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting After three years on the sidelines, Nate Diaz is back this weekend and the way he tells it, he was in no rush to return to the Octagon on anybody’s terms but his own. Diaz has not competed since losing a majority decision to Conor McGregor in their […]

Valentina Shevchenko responds to criticism about less than exciting fight against Liz Carmouche

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Valentina Shevchenko is leaving Uruguay with the UFC flyweight title still around her waist and that’s what matters most to her. Following the second defends of her championship on Saturday night, Shevchenko answered criticisms about her fight against Liz Carmouche, which was showered with boos on several occasions from the sold […]

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Stipe Miocic says Daniel Cormier rematch at UFC 241 is not about the belt

Since losing the heavyweight championship, Stipe Miocic has been campaigning hard for a rematch. He lost his title to then-light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier via first-round knockout at UFC 226, and has wanted to run it back since the July 2018 event. It was presumed that Cormier was going to face Brock Lesnar next as […]

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