Neil Magny recalls early training sessions with Robbie Lawler that helped him believe MMA was his future

When Neil Magny faces off with Robbie Lawler on Saturday night in the UFC Vegas 8 co-main event, he will be coming full circle with the start of his career. While he first got interested in MMA while still in high school, it wasn’t until Magny was pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice at Southern […]

Sean O’Malley doesn’t believe Cody Garbrandt actually wants to fight him

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Sean O’Malley already considers himself the most talked-about bantamweight on the entire UFC roster, which is why he’s not surprised at all that he got Cody Garbrandt’s attention just recently. Ahead of his flyweight title fight against Deiveson Figueiredo being confirmed this past week, the former bantamweight champion had teased a […]

Jon Jones: ‘I have no interest in fighting in the UFC until I get paid what I believe I’m worth’

Jon Jones is deadly serious about sitting out until the UFC pays him what he believes he’s worth. The UFC’s light heavyweight champion has engaged in a very public war of words with promotion president Dana White over the past few weeks after he attempted to negotiate a move up to heavyweight for a showdown […]

Frustrated Marlon Vera reacts to Song Yadong loss: ‘He didn’t even believe he won the fight’

Marlon Vera was left flabbergasted by the judges after his recent loss to Song Yadong. Vera (17-6-1 MMA, 9-5 UFC) lost a decision to Yadong (16-4-1 MMA, 5-0-1 UFC) Saturday at UFC on ESPN 8, with all three judges awarding the fight to Yadong. The back-and-forth battle earned both men the “Fight of the Night” honor, but […]

Cory Sandhagen ‘excited’ to fight Aljamain Sterling but doesn’t believe it will happen at UFC San Diego

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Cory Sandhagen has watched several opponents and dates for his return to action fall by the wayside in recent months but even he couldn’t predict that a worldwide pandemic would threaten his next fight. The top-five ranked bantamweight contender recently agreed to a matchup with Aljamain Sterling in a fight that […]

Usman Doesn’t Believe Masvidal Deserves Title Shot: ‘The Guy is Drinking His Own Kool-Aid’

Jorge Masvidal’s stock skyrocketed in 2019, and the 48-fight veteran is likely next in line for a welterweight title shot as a result. View full post on Recent News on

Gilbert Burns: You best believe I’ll be hunting for the submission vs. Demian Maia at UFC Brasilia

Gilbert Burns is not afraid to go to the ground with Demian Maia. Burns (17-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) faces Maia (28-9 MMA, 22-9 UFC) this Saturday in the UFC on ESPN+ 28 co-main event in Brasilia, taking on one of the sport’s best grapplers. But three-time World Jiu-Jitsu Championship winner Burns boasts his own grappling […]

Joseph Benavidez doesn’t believe Henry Cejudo ever intended on returning to flyweight

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images All Joseph Benavidez wanted was an opportunity to become flyweight champion. After rattling off three straight wins and a 9-1 record in his past 10 fights, the former UFC and WEC title contender was anxiously awaiting word on his promised shot at the 125-pound belt. UFC […]

Germaine de Randamie doesn’t believe UFC champ Amanda Nunes will strike with her, Nunes responds

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Germaine de Randamie learned a lot from her first fight with Amanda Nunes six years ago. Beyond the fact that was the last time the former UFC featherweight champion ever tasted defeat, de Randamie is honest enough to admit she was ill equipped to deal with a […]

Colby Covington on Dana White: It’s sad people ‘actually believe anything that comes out of his mouth’ 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Colby Covington doesn’t need to get along with his boss in order to become the best welterweight in the sport. The always outspoken former interim champion has endured a tumultuous and volatile relationship with UFC president Dana White for more than a year after several very public spats. From being stripped […]

‘Strong reason to believe’ Aniah Blanchard’s body found, DA says

(Editor’s note: This story first published at the Montgomery Advertiser, part of the USA TODAY Network.) Authorities have “strong reason to believe” human remains found in Macon County (Ala.) are those of missing Alabama teen Aniah Blanchard, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes confirmed Monday afternoon. Blanchard, the stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris, disappeared […]

Nate Diaz Doesn’t Believe Masvidal Rematch Will Happen: ‘I’ve Been Here Before’

Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal want it, but that doesn’t mean it will happen. View full post on Recent News on

Justin Gaethje: ‘I’m going to leave and quit this when I don’t believe I can be the best in the world’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Justin Gaethje loves the money and his reputation as the most exciting fighter in the sport but at the end of the day, he wants to become UFC champion and he promises to walk away from the sport forever when that can no longer be his goal. […]

Khonry Gracie Doesn’t Believe Family Name Adds Pressure

Khonry Gracie returns to action at Bellator 225 when he takes on Oscar Vera. Of course, he is the son of Royce Gracie and the grandson of the legendary Helio Gracie. To have that last name, given all the family has accomplished in mixed martial arts is special, yet he doesn’t believe it adds any […]

Jim Miller doesn’t believe in ‘Jersey Curse’ ahead of Clay Guida fight

Jim Miller (pictured) fights Clay Guida in the lightweight co-main event of UFC on ESPN 5 in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For Jim Miller, home has been where the hurt is. A proud New Jersey native, Miller has been a regular whenever the UFC swings by his home state; […]

de Randamie: “All you have to do is believe”

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Jan Blachowicz not ruling out Thiago Santos defeating Jon Jones: ‘I believe in him’ 

Jan Blachowicz is a man who clearly doesn’t hold any resentment towards fighters who have claimed victory over him. Thiago Santos is a heavy underdog as he gears up to challenge Jon Jones for his light-heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 239 in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The Brazilian defeated Blachowicz in […]

RDA calls Lee win ‘a big weight’ off his back, says he’ll quit when he doesn’t believe he can be UFC champ

A third straight loss would have been unfamiliar and unwelcome territory for Rafael dos Anjos. “RDA” has 11 losses to his name, but he’s never been in a slump lasting longer than two fights, and he’s only experienced two such stretches. With a fourth-round submission win over Kevin Lee in the main event of UFC […]

Dana White doesn’t believe Conor McGregor is retired

Conor McGregor’s latest proclamation that he is done with the fight game has some believing that he means it this time, and others viewing it as the latest in a long line of publicity stunts engineered by “The Notorious” and his team, perhaps even as a distraction from his recent legal troubles. One name that’s […]

Amanda Nunes’ Coach Doesn’t Believe ‘Cyborg’ Should Get An Immediate Rematch

Amanda Nunes is being labeled by some as the greatest women’s MMA fighter in history after knocking out Cristiane Justino at UFC 232 to take her featherweight title. View full post on Recent News on

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