Johnny Walker believes he’s one or two wins away from a title shot, but can beat Jon Jones now

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Johnny Walker only needed four months to turn himself into a must-watch attraction in the UFC. And now, he’s aiming at the sport’s best. The light heavyweight talent made quick work of everyone he’s faced so far inside the Octagon, demolishing Khalil Rountree, Justin Ledet and Misha Cirkunov in a […]

Tyler Diamond Turns Away Unbeaten Jon Neal in Legacy Fighting Alliance 66 Main Event

“The Ultimate Fighter 27” alum Tyler Diamond made a successful Legacy Fighting Alliance debut. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Nashville’s Luis Pena ‘a little bit disappointed’ Artem Lobov got away

NASHVILLE – Luis Pena soon will be an official UFC featherweight. And the man he called to greet him at 145 pounds is officially no longer part of the roster. Pena sought to go 2-0 for his team at American Kickboxing Academy when he called out Artem Lobov. But Lobov had other plans in mind. […]

Dominick Reyes sees himself ‘one, two’ fights away from Jon Jones

Ready or not, Dominick Reyes knows that everyone expects big things from him. That’s the burden on every undefeated fighter, especially one who has gone 5-0 in the UFC’s light heavyweight division with three first-round finishes. The hype train on Reyes has hardly slowed as his competition has improved, with him picking up a convincing […]

Paratrooper Jack Marshman on ‘packing my bags, running away’ from army to fight at UFC London

LONDON – Jack Marshman walked away from UFC on ESPN+ 5 with a split-decision win over fellow Welshman John Phillips and probably with his gig as a UFC fighter secured. But Marshman will have some explaining to do in his other, full-time job as a paratrooper. “Legally, I’m contracted to the army,” Marshman told reporters, […]

Smolka: “I Was Ready To Walk Away”

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Conor McGregor has issue with fighting Donald Cerrone; matchup starting to fade away

Conor McGregor is eyeing Khabib Nurmagomedov as his next opponent rather than Donald Cerrone. After McGregor and Cerrone cued up a showdown and received the blessing of UFC President Dana White, the former two-division champion apparently has changed his mind. “The fight just didn’t happen,” White told ESPN.com. “What Conor really wants is to fight […]

Paul Daley says he’d like to be opponent that takes Nick Diaz away from ‘self ruin’

NEW YORK — At Bellator 216 media day, Paul Daley discusses the fight with Michael Page finally coming together, how the beef between the two men started, Page’s flashy fighting style, his pick in Rory MacDonald vs. Jon Fitch, wanting to fight Nick Diaz again and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All […]

Donald Cerrone Believes He’s Two Wins Away From A Title Shot, Wants Conor McGregor Next

Donald Cerrone is in a confident mood heading into this weekend’s fight against Alexander Hernandez on Saturday night when the UFC makes its long awaited debut on ESPN+. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

He’s back: After 30 months away, Cain Velasquez returns to ‘regain what he always knew was his’

PHOENIX — The last serious sighting of Cain Velasquez came 30 months ago, when the former two-time heavyweight champion stopped by the UFC’s bicentennial show to remind the fight game of his terrifying brilliance by ripping apart Travis Browne as if tasked with the easiest job in the world. It was short. It was violent. […]

Morning Report: Mark Hunt rips the UFC and ‘sellout’ Jeff Novitzky for taking away his love of fighting

Whether it be in boxing, kickboxing, or MMA, Mark Hunt has been fighting professionally for 20 years, and in those two decades he has built a legacy as one of the better combat sports athletes ever. He’s a legend of the game, often listed among your favorite fighter’s favorite fighters, because of his willingness “to […]

Bermudez Plugging Away At Lightweight

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Dana White ‘blown away’ if Jon Jones doesn’t get Nevada license

UFC President Dana White doesn’t expect any problems when newly re-minted light heavyweight champion Jon Jones goes before the Nevada State Athletic Commission this month. “He didn’t do anything wrong,” White told reporters after Jones (23-1 MMA, 17-1 UFC) won the vacant title with a third-round stoppage of Alexander Gustafsson (18-5 MMA, 10-5 UFC) at UFC […]

Cynthia Calvillo and Joanne Calderwood beefed on Instagram … then squashed it right away?

Gallery Cynthia Calvillo def. Poliana Botelho at UFC Fight Night 140: Best photos view 8 images I’m not gonna lie. As much I love the ending to this MMA beef on Instagram, I didn’t see it coming. Because this is not how fighters beef on Instagram – ever. Here goes. When Cynthia Calvillo weighed in heavy […]

Cynthia Calvillo feels weight miss ‘took a lot away’ from UFC Argentina victory

Cynthia Calvillo won in her return to the Octagon after nearly a year away. Yet, she can’t really let herself enjoy it. The UFC women’s strawweight fighter told Luke Thomas on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that she doesn’t feel good about how things went down, despite beating Poliana Botelho by first-round submission Saturday […]

Bellator 210 headliner Chidi Njokuni ‘staying away from 170’ after big cuts caused potentially permanent damage

At 6-foot-3, Chidi Njokuani says his days as a welterweight are done. After a few high-profile misses under the Bellator banner, Njokuani believes he may have suffered permanent damage due to cutting weight and refuses to deal with it ever again. “Tired of taking 20 percent – that hurt,” Njokuani recently told MMAjunkie Radio. “Physically, […]

Israel Adesanya reveals injury suffered ahead of Brunson win: ‘I was two days away from pulling out’

On a card filled with highlight-reel performances, no one’s stock rose higher than Israel Adesanya at UFC 230. The multiple-time kickboxing champion put on a master class in striking as he battered Derek Brunson with barrage of blows en route to a violent first-round TKO victory inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. It […]

Anthony Smith Puts Away Volkan Oezdemir in UFC Fight Night 138 Main Event

One of the most exciting fighters on the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s light heavyweight roster, Anthony Smith took his time against Volkan Oezdemir before submitting him in the third round. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Te Edwards avoided trash talk so as not to scare away UFC Moncton opponent

On the cusp of his first UFC fight, Te Edwards is minding his manners. The reason for Edwards’ relatively reserved approach to his upcoming Octagon debut against Don Madge is not because he shies away from talking trash; in fact, the 28-year-old would prefer to embrace that part of the fight game when possible. His […]

Te Edwards avoided trash talk to avoid scaring away UFC Moncton opponent

On the cusp of his first UFC fight, Te Edwards is minding his manners. The reason for Edwards’ relatively reserved approach to his upcoming Octagon debut against Don Madge is not because he shies away from talking trash; in fact, the 28-year-old would prefer to embrace that part of the fight game when possible. His […]

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