Video: Magomed Ankalaev calls out Mauricio Rua, Anthony Smith after ending rivalry with Ion Cutelaba at UFC 254

ABU DHABI — Light heavyweight Magomed Ankalaev spoke with reporters on Fight Island following his first-round finish of Ion Cutelaba at UFC 254 on Saturday, talks what it means to end his rivalry with Cutelaba in statement making fashion, wanting fights with Mauricio Rua or Anthony Smith, and more. View full post on MMA Fighting […]

Lauren Murphy Tired of Being Overlooked, Calls for Flyweight Title Shot Next

It wasn’t the opponent she expected at UFC 254, but Lauren Murphy made the most of what could have been a tricky situation against short-notice replacement Liliya Shakirova on Saturday in Abu Dhabi. View full post on Recent News on

Video: Fares Ziam calls out Bobby Green following UFC Fight Island 6 win

ABU DHABI — Lightweight Fares Ziam spoke with reporters backstage on Yas Island following his unanimous decision win over Jamie Mullarkey at UFC Fight Island 6 and discussed getting his first UFC win, hoping to train at American Kickboxing Academy once he can travel to the U.S., wanting to fight Bobby Green, and more. View […]

Khamzat Chimaev Calls Out Nate Diaz for December Fight: ‘Get Your Soft Body to Vegas’

Khamzat Chimaev is on the prowl for a marquee matchup, and he just added Nate Diaz to his list of potential targets. View full post on Recent News on

Leon Edwards calls out Gilbert Burns for No. 1 contender fight now that title bout delayed

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting With the 170-pound title fight between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns delayed until sometime in 2021, Leon Edwards is trying to shoot his shot. The top-five ranked welterweight, who has won his past eight fights in a row, heard the news about the delayed title bout and immediately called for a […]

Mark Hunt appeal calls basis of dismissal of Brock Lesnar battery claims ‘just wrong,’ UFC complicit in wrongdoing

Mark Hunt | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Mark Hunt’s legal team is going another round with the the UFC and Brock Lesnar. At a session of The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday, the case of Hunt vs. Zuffa was brought forth for appeal by Hunt’s attorney Brian W. Boschee. […]

Bellator Europe 9 results: James Gallagher calls out bantamweight division after first-round finish

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Dan Hardy calls Israel Adesanya’s UFC 253 post-fight celebration ‘crass,’ ‘unnecessary’

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC In the prime of his fighting career, Dan Hardy didn’t shy away from hyping a matchup, but even he was slightly taken aback by Israel Adesanya’s celebration this past weekend. Adesanya needed less than two rounds to dispose of Paulo Costa and successfully defend his middleweight title at UFC 253 […]

Paulo Costa calls Israel Adesanya ‘human trash’ for lewd post-fight celebration, demands rematch

Paulo Costa is furious with Israel Adesanya. After seeing a replay of Adesanya’s lewd post-fight celebration, Costa (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) posted a video to his Instagram, ripping into his UFC 253 opponent and vowing to get revenge for the UFC middleweight champion’s actions. “I come here to talk about the action the human trash […]

Israel Adesanya calls media out for hypocrisy when addressing Colby Covington’s comments

ABU DHABI – Israel Adesanya sees a large problem in the way the media chooses to cover certain key topics. In the lead-up to his past fight at UFC 248, Adesanya (19-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) made a joke about Yoel Romero crumbling like the twin towers of the World Trade Center, a reference to a […]

Donald Cerrone calls UFC Vegas 11 draw ‘the worst performance I’ve ever had’

Zuffa LLC On Saturday, Donald Cerrone did something for the first time that he’d never done in his 53-fight career. He fought to a draw. It’s not an outcome he’d ever planned to have on his resume and in his eyes it’s as good as a loss. “Cowboy” went the distance with Niko Price in […]

Colby Covington Takes Congratulatory Call from Donald Trump, Calls Out Jorge Masvidal

Colby Covington had a night to remember on Saturday, when he vanquished rival Tyron Woodley via fifth-round technical knockout in the UFC Fight Night 178 headliner at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. View full post on Recent News on

Dana White Calls Khamzat Chimaev ‘One of the Most Special Fighters I’ve Ever Seen’

Khamzat Chimaev more than lived up to the hype at UFC Fight Night 178. View full post on Recent News on

President Donald Trump calls Colby Covington following UFC Vegas 11 win: ‘I’m proud of you’

Colby Covington capped off his win over Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 11 with a call from President Donald Trump. Just minutes after he earned a fifth-round TKO in the main event, Covington was doing an interview on the UFC post-fight show when he was handed his phone with Trump on the other end of […]

Phil Davis calls for rematch against champion Vadim Nemkov, but open to Corey Anderson bout

Phil Davis wants to avenge his most recent loss and regain a Bellator title all in one go. The former Bellator light heavyweight champion wants a shot at newly crowned titleholder Vadim Nemkov following his most recent win in the main event of Friday’s Bellator 245. Davis (22-5 MMA, 9-2 BMMA) outpointed Lyoto Machida in a […]

Morning Report: Mike Perry calls out Nick Diaz: ‘F*ck the Diaz brothers! East coast b*tch!’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Earlier this week, Nick Diaz revealed his intention to return to MMA early next year. The announcement came out of nowhere and immediately garnered a ton of response in the MMA community. Since then, a number of welterweights have thrown their hat in the ring to be the one to welcome […]

Michel Pereira calls out Jorge Masvidal following submission win at UFC on ESPN+ 34

Michel Pereira has a big fight in mind. The welterweight competitor wants a showdown with divisional star Jorge Masvidal after securing his latest victory at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 34 in Las Vegas. Pereira (24-11 MMA, 2-2 UFC) stopped Zelim Imadaev in the third round of their contest with a rear-naked choke and he wasted […]

Dana White praises Daniel Cormier, calls him ‘the best to work with’

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC If Saturday truly marked the end of Daniel Cormier’s fighting career, UFC President Dana White couldn’t be happier with how it all unfolded. Heading into Cormier’s heavyweight championship trilogy bout with rival Stipe Miocic at UFC 252, the assumption was that Cormier, who in March turned 41, would compete for […]

Morning Report: Daniel Cormier calls Justin Gaethje the ‘toughest opponent’ for Khabib Nurmagomedov

Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Later this year, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will defend his title against Justin Gaethje, the man many believe to be the toughest test for Khabib in the 155-pound division. And Khabib’s longtime training partner and friend Daniel Cormier agrees. Speaking with Yahoo Sports recently, Cormier […]

Bellator 243 video: AJ Agazarm calls Douglas Crosby’s judging of his fight with Cris Lencioni ‘unethical’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting After losing his grudge matcha against Cris Lencioni at Bellator 243, A.J. Agazarm explains why he’s upset with Douglas Crosby as a judge of his fight, why he might appeal, and more from Friday night. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

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