After hard-earned draw at UFC 242, England’s Lerone Murphy says best yet to come

English featherweight Lerone Murphy may not have been the best-known name on the fight card at UFC 242 but, after turning in a promising debut performance, he believes he’s ready to swim in the shark-infested waters of the UFC’s 145-pound division. The 28-year-old had won the featherweight title in U.K. regional promotion Full Contact Contender […]

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. […]

Cheick Kongo Believes a KO of Ryan Bader Will Prove Him The Best Heavyweight In The World

Cheick Kongo is hoping to knock out Bellator MMA dual-division champion Ryan Bader on Saturday night and cement himself as the best heavyweight in the world. View full post on Recent News on

Dustin Poirier: ‘If I go out there and stop Khabib, I’m the best lightweight fighter’ in history

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Dustin Poirier knows there’s more on the line in his UFC 242 main event fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov than just unifying the lightweight title. For the 30-year old Louisiana native, a win on Sept. 6 not only allows him to live his dream of becoming an undisputed UFC champion but it […]

Bellator 225 had 14 finishes in 14 fights – but which was the best?

MMA touched down in the Connecticut city of Bridgeport for the first time this past Saturday, and the fans at Webster Bank Arena seemed to get their money’s worth. Bellator is in Connecticut regularly, but until Saturday had always been at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville – on tribal grounds. But after full MMA sanctioning was […]

Scott Coker: ‘Ryan Bader is the Best Heavyweight Fighter on the Planet’

After Stipe Miocic stopped Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 241, many took to social media to declare the Cleveland native to be the greatest heavyweight of all-time. Yet, Bellator MMA President Scott Coker thinks otherwise, as he believes Ryan Bader is. View full post on Recent News on

Nate Diaz Explains Jorge Masvidal Callout: You’ve Got to Recognize the Best in the Game

Nate Diaz was gone for three years, but he didn’t miss a beat at UFC 241. View full post on Recent News on

UFC 241 open workouts: Best photos

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Wednesday’s UFC 241 open workouts at Honda Center were a memorable affair. Check out the best photos from headliners Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic, as well as co-main eventers Nate Diaz and Anthony Pettis (Photos by Dave Mandel/MMA Junkie). View full post on MMA Junkie

Gilbert Burns vs. Aleksei Kunchenko at UFC on ESPN+ 14: Best photos

Check out the best photos from Gilbert Burns’s decision win over Aleksei Kunchenko at UFC on ESPN+ 14 at Antel Arena in Montevideo, Uruguay. (Photos by Jason Silva, USA TODAY Sports) View full post on MMA Junkie

Moffett Expects His UFC Uruguay Fight To Be His Best

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Dana White: Key to Zuffa Boxing is for best to fight best

Dana White has often stressed how he dislikes the boxing model. Which is why the UFC president is looking to launch Zuffa Boxing by the end of the year, in hopes to fulfill his main goal: He wants the top fighters to face off against each other. “Exactly what the key is here is to go […]

Happily retired Georges St-Pierre: Being best fighter no longer top priority

Gallery Photos: Best of Georges St-Pierre view 39 images There was a Georges St-Pierre sighting in Canada this past weekend. But he wasn’t lacing up his gloves. Instead, the former welterweight king was in the corner of Nasrat Haqparast, who picked up a second-round knockout win over Joaquim Silva at UFC 240. Naturally, the talk […]

Video: Was this vicious flying knee the best finish in Dana White’s Contender Series history?

While you probably didn’t know who Aalon Cruz was before Tuesday night, you’re certainly going to see him on highlight reels for years to come. Cruz (8-2) and fellow featherweight Steven Nguyen (6-1) went toe-to-toe for nearly 15 minutes in their Dana White’s Contender Series 22 contest, and the bout was certainly a contender for […]

At UFC 240, Max Holloway, Frankie Edgar (and sons) showed the very best of MMA

Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC Bruce Buffer was still in the midst of announcing Max Holloway as the winner of last night’s UFC main event when the reigning featherweight champion attempted a noble gesture. He and his challenger Frankie Edgar had shared a quick embrace, and as they separated, Holloway grabbed Edgar’s lift wrist, […]

Georges St-Pierre calls Khabib Nurmagomedov ideal legacy fight: ‘He’s the best fighter in the world’

Georges St-Pierre | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Georges St-Pierre is standing firm in his stance that should he ever fight again, it will only be against the man he considers to be the best of the best. Speaking to TSN, St-Pierre was asked for an update on a potential comeback, a topic that has persisted […]

Dana White’s Contender Series 21: Best photos

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 23: (L-R) Terrance McKinney attempts to secure a choke submission against Sean Woodson in their featherweight bout during Dana White’s Contender Series at the UFC Apex on July 23, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC) LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 23: (L-R) Ramazan Kuramagomedov of Russia […]

Daily Debate results: Is Donald Cerrone vs. Justin Gaethje the best UFC main event of 2019?

We got one heck of a surprise this week when it was revealed that Donald Cerrone vs. Justin Gaethje will serve as the UFC on ESPN+ 16 main event Sept. 14 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Cerrone vs. Gaethje? Yeah, sign up everybody for that one. This matchup will be “straight fire,” as they say, nothing […]

Dana White’s Contender Series 20: Best photos

It was another thrilling night of action at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, and MMA Junkie was on hand to cover all the action. Check out the best photos from DWCS 19 (Photos by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC): View full post on MMA Junkie

Daily Debate results: Is featherweight Bellator’s best grand prix offering so far?

Bellator is all in on the MMA tournament format of yesteryear, and it’s been pretty great to see. Earlier this year, the promotion concluded its heavyweight grand prix, which saw Ryan Bader become a two-division champion by finishing Fedor Emelianenko in the finals to add to his 205-pound title. At the same time, the welterweight […]

Hot Tweets: Jon Jones’s strategy at UFC 239, shocking knockouts, and best fighter no one is talking about

Lot’s of stuff happened since last we spoke. Jorge Masvidal broke a UFC record, Jon Jones lost a fight (but kept his belt), and Luke Rockhold’s career ended – basically. Let’s talk about all of it and more. Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos Early mailbag Q…Thiago Santos arguably beat Bones. Regardless of the scores it […]

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