Corey Anderson Fires Back at Anthony Smith: ’Three of Your Four Wins Weren’t Even Relevant’

When Anthony Smith beat Alexander Gustafsson in the main event of UFC Stockholm, it showed “Lionheart” was the real deal and a top contender. However, light heavyweight contender, Corey Anderson doesn’t agree with that. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

MMA’s week out of the cage: Anthony Smith shares graphic photos of hand surgery

Social media has become a significant part of the sporting landscape. But few, if any, professional sports match the level of interaction and personal access provided by MMA. In an individual competition in which nearly every athlete is chasing the same goal of financial success and championship glory, it’s important for fighters to provide insight […]

Anthony Smith: Luke Rockhold, Corey Anderson have to ‘earn’ a fight against me now 

If there were any questions remaining about Anthony Smith’s legitimacy as a top contender in the light heavyweight division, he gave all the answers this past Saturday with a fourth-round submission win against Alexander Gustafsson. Despite knockouts against former champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Rashad Evans as well as a submission victory versus former title […]

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie MMA rankings, June 4: Anthony Smith makes big leap

Anthony Smith can’t be denied anymore. When he defeated Volkan Oezdemir last October, we denied Smith a huge jump up in the light heavyweight rankings since he’d barely joined the division four months earlier. But now five fights into his tenure at 205 pounds, it’s clear Smith is among the elite after his latest finish. […]

Anthony Smith headed to surgery for broken hand, reveals expected timeline to return

Anthony Smith was looking forward to an extended break after his win over Alexander Gustafsson and now he’s going to get it whether he likes it or not. This past weekend in Sweden, Smith wrapped up a fourth-round submission win to finish Gustafsson by rear-naked choke as he got back into the win column following […]

Monday Morning Analyst: How Andy Ruiz pulled off historic upset win over Anthony Joshua

On this installment of the Monday Morning Analyst, we’ll discuss how Andy Ruiz scored a historic upset over Anthony Joshua over the weekend. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

MMA’s week out of the cage: Fighters react to Anthony Joshua’s upset loss, Memorial Day 2019

Social media has become a significant part of the sporting landscape. But few, if any, professional sports match the level of interaction and personal access provided by MMA. In an individual competition in which nearly every athlete is chasing the same goal of financial success and championship glory, it’s important for fighters to provide insight […]

Anthony Smith Says He Gets Paid More Than He’s Worth: ‘I’m Doing Something I’d Do for Free’

Aside from capturing a world championship inside the UFC’s famed Octagon, there isn’t much more that Anthony Smith needs to achieve in his career. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Anthony Smith and UFC on ESPN+ 11’s other key winners?

(ALSO SEE: What to make of Alexander Gustafsson’s retirement at UFC Stockholm?) After every event, fans wonder whom the winners will be matched up with next. And with another night of UFC action in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward, put on a pair of Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard’s shoes, and play […]

Anthony Smith: ‘People are having a hard time getting used to me being at the top’

It doesn’t look like Anthony Smith is giving up his spot in the rankings anytime soon. The 46-fight veteran experienced a breakthrough last year after making the move from middleweight to light heavyweight, riding a three-fight win streak all the way to an unexpected championship shot at all-time 205-pound great Jon Jones this past March […]

In a single moment, Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Smith show thrill and heartbreak of MMA

As a fighter going into enemy territory, you dream of silence; of deflecting the crowd energy meant to rattle you back toward them until they fall into stunned stillness. You dream of them standing, mouths agape, at some wizardry they never saw coming. For Anthony Smith, Saturday was a job well done. Smith walked into […]

Anthony Smith Retires Alexander Gustafsson in UFC Fight Night 153 Main Event

Anthony Smith is still a force to be reckoned with in the light heavyweight division. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua full fight video highlights

Watch Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua full fight video highlights from boxing’s big main event above, courtesy of DAZN. Joshua vs. Ruiz took place June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Anthony Joshua (22-1) battled Andy Ruiz Jr. (33-1) in the night’s main event, which aired live on DAZN. Ruiz won […]

Andy Ruiz Jr. Shocks the World with Huge TKO Over Anthony Joshua

In a matchup that many boxing experts expected to be a virtual waste of everybody’s time, Andy Ruiz Jr. threw mud at them all. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Anthony Smith’s goal unchanged after Gustafsson upset: rematch Jon Jones

Gallery Anthony Smith def. Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on ESPN+ 11: Best photos UFC light heavyweight Anthony Smith will take the summer off to rest and recover from a busy year. Division contenders can wait. “I can just sit at the top and let those guys fight it out,” Smith (32-14 MMA, 8-4 UFC) told […]

Alexander Gustafsson declares ‘the show is over’ following loss to Anthony Smith at UFC Stockholm

Entering the Octagon against Anthony Smith at UFC Stockholm, former three-time challenger Alexander Gustafsson had one thing in mind: erasing the memory of his TKO loss to Jon Jones. During the contest, Gustafsson struggled to put together much offense in the early rounds as Smith stalked him across the canvas with a barrage of strikes. […]

Boxing: Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr. Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr. play-by-play will begin at approximately 11:20 p.m. ET Saturday evening. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC veteran Anthony Johnson to meet Craig Jones at Submission Underground 9

Anthony Johnson is back. Well, sort of. “Rumble” is returning to UFC Fight Pass, but not as an MMA fighter. And, though he is competing against a Jones, it’s not Jon. Rather, the former two-time UFC title challenger is set to meet Australian grappling sensation Craig Jones at Submission Underground 9. The match is set […]

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Smith is a good fight, but what are the stakes exactly?

As a pure athletic matchup, Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Smith is intriguing, even if the UFC Stockholm competitive stakes are almost incomprehensibly besides the point. This is what happens when a champion has already smashed his way through a couple of top contenders; they are left to fight for pride and not much else. A […]

Anthony Smith on Alexander Gustafsson fight: ‘This one’s about me’

Anthony Smith hasn’t hidden the fact that he’s looking to take a break. He’s been one of the UFC’s busiest fighters over the past year and a half, competing five times, thrice against current or former UFC light heavyweight champions. But before “Lionheart” takes some time off to rest and catch up on his family […]

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