Paulo Costa Believes He Was Born To Fight

Early in Paulo Costa’s career, the Brazilian knew he could become champion one day.  Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Colby Covington believes Tyron Woodley asked to avoid face off with him at UFC Vegas 11 press conference

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Colby Covington was anticipating a faceoff with opponent Tyron Woodley on Thursday, but ahead of the UFC Vegas 11 press conference, he was informed they’d no longer share the stage together. “I thought I’d be able to get in his head, play some mind games,” Covington said about a planned […]

Augusto Sakai believes he’d ‘jump the line’ with knockout of Alistair Overeem at UFC Vegas 9

Contender Series alum Augusto Sakai won four in a row since signing with the UFC. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting While Francis Ngannou, Jon Jones, Curtis Blaydes and Jairzinho Rozenstruik all seek their shot at UFC heavyweight king Stipe Miocic, Brazil’s Augusto Sakai hopes to enter the conversation with a victory at UFC Vegas 9. […]

Video: Cody Brundage believes pressure is squarely on William Knight’s shoulders at DWCS Season 4: Week 5

Cody Brundage is ready to blaze his own trail this Tuesday night on Dana White’s Contender Series. Brundage, the husband of former UFC fighter Amanda Bobby Cooper, is proud to be associated with his wife when it comes to his fighting career and believes the pressure of that carries less weight than that of his […]

Video: Mike Rodriguez recaps pivotal TKO win, believes Dominick Reyes will be champ ‘for a long time’

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Mike Rodriguez didn’t allow the pressure of having his back against the wall affect his approach to UFC on ESPN 15, and it showed. Rodriguez, 31, took on Marcin Prachnio in a fight that became the co-main event of the Aug. 22 fight card after a positive COVID-19 test scratched […]

Video: Pedro Munhoz believes win over Frankie Edgar puts him in bantamweight title mix

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bantamweight Pedro Munhoz spoke with members of the media ahead of his UFC on ESPN 15 headliner bout against Frankie Edgar this Saturday at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Munhoz discussed the matchup, where a win puts him in a loaded 135-pound division, recovering from COVID-19, and more. View full […]

Pedro Munhoz Believes His Shot Is Coming

Welcoming a legend to the bantamweight division, Pedro Munhoz thinks it’s a matter of time before he gets his title shot. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Darren Till explains why he believes Israel Adesanya would be an ‘easier’ fight than Robert Whittaker

Photo by JEFF BOTTARI/Zuffa LLC/AFP via Getty Images Darren Till didn’t get a win over Robert Whittaker at UFC on ESPN 14, but he still managed to catch the attention of reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. Saturday’s main event ultimately played out over five rounds with Whittaker getting the nod by the narrowest of […]

Robert Whittaker Believes He’s Still ‘Championship Level’ After Narrow Win Over Darren Till

Robert Whittaker had to do some soul searching after losing his middleweight crown to Israel Adesanya at UFC 243 last October. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Video: Khamzat Chimaev believes MMA is ‘too easy’ for him after second UFC finish in 10 days

ABU DHABI, Yas Island — Welterweight Khamzat Chimaev speaks with reporters following his first-round TKO win over Rhys McKee at UFC on ESPN 14. He discusses why he believes MMA is “too easy” for him, wanting to be the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC, and wanting to take some time off after two […]

Carla Esparza won’t fault anyone asking for more money, but believes fighters should also be ‘grateful’ to UFC

Carla Esparza | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Former UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza would never begrudge anyone for wanting more money. Esparza completely understands the desire to earn a higher salary voiced by several high-profile fighters, who’ve recently spoken out about career earnings while competing in the biggest MMA promotion in the world. Reigning light […]

Video: Cody Stamann believes Jimmie Rivera is a ‘tough out,’ but hasn’t evolved in years

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Cody Stamann had already agreed to face Jimmie Rivera at the UFC’s event on Aug. 8. By moving things up a few weeks, now he doesn’t have to cut that dreaded extra 10 pounds. The matchup between top-10 bantamweights will now take place at 145-pounds at UFC on ESPN 13 Wednesday […]

Alexander Volkanovski Believes He Finished Max Holloway Chapter of Career at UFC 251

Alexander Volkanovski’s second triumph over Max Holloway wasn’t nearly as clear as the first, but the Australian champion put together a strong finish to earn a contentious split-decision triumph in the UFC 251 co-main event on Saturday night in Abu Dhabi. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Youssef Zalal believes he thrives in short-notice opportunities, predicts ‘fireworks’ at UFC on ESPN 12

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Youssef Zalal enjoys stepping up in short-notice situations. In fact, that’s how he’s found most of his success. Zalal will do it once again this Saturday when he faces Jordan Griffin at UFC on ESPN 12. “The Moroccan Devil” put pen to paper on just 10 days’ notice following his successful […]

Justin Gaethje Believes Conor McGregor Will Return if He Defeats Khabib Nurmagomedov

Justin Gaethje has a fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov in his future, but if he becomes the undisputed lightweight king, a date with Conor McGregor could loom. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dan Hooker Believes Win Over Dustin Poirier Should Earn Lightweight Title Shot

Dan Hooker has accumulated a solid resume in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s lightweight division, and he believes one more victory could pay serious dividends. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Morning Report: Daniel Cormier believes Jon Jones is serious about vacating the light heavyweight title

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Daniel Cormier believes Jon Jones is serious about vacating the light heavyweight title. It’s been a busy few weeks for Jon Jones. First, UFC light heavyweight champion was suddenly thrust into a potential superfight with Francis Ngannou. Negotiations didn’t get very far though as Jones said the UFC was not offering […]

Gilbert Burns Believes He’s Championship Ready After ‘Statement’ Win Over Tyron Woodley

At no point was the outcome ever in doubt. Gilbert Burns was just that dominant against Tyron Woodley in the UFC on ESPN 9 main event on Saturday night. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Morning Report: Sean O’Malley believes he’s ‘a couple fights’ from the title

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Earlier this week, Henry Cejudo made his retirement official, vacating the UFC bantamweight title. Cejudo’s departure leaves the 135 pound division in a state of uncertainty, with the UFC having thrown out a few options, including a possible four-man tournament to crown a new champion. But though the short-term future for […]

Coach believes Henry Cejudo really is retired: ‘When he makes his mind up, it’s pretty much over’

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting Just seconds after he finished arguably the greatest bantamweight champion in UFC history inside two rounds, Henry Cejudo made the shocking announcement that he was retiring. Taking out Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 was a huge accomplishment for Cejudo and it seemingly only set up him for even bigger fights moving […]

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