Coach Eric Albarracin Defends Henry Cejudo’s Call To Be Paid ‘Heavyweight Money’

Henry Cejudo became only the fourth fighter in UFC history to simultaneously hold belts in two different weight classes after beating Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight title on Saturday night at UFC 238 in Chicago. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

AKA Coach ‘Excited to Start Camp’ for Khabib Nurmagomedov Title Defense vs. Dustin Poirier

The UFC has not yet formally announced that Khabib Nurmagomedov’s lightweight title defense against Dustin Poirier will headline the promotion’s Sept. 7 card in Abu Dhabi, but the champion’s team is about to begin preparations for the rumored bout. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UNLV Basketball Coach Visits UFC Performance Institute

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Coach Javier Mendez Believes McGregor Still Poses The Biggest Threat To Nurmagomedov

Given the relative ease with which Khabib Nurmagomedov has dispatched every foe the Ultimate Fighting Championship has placed in front of him in the last five years, it’s natural to ask if there is anyone out there who poses a serious threat. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Alex Volkanovski’s Coach ‘Livid’ At Title Shot Snub

Alexander Volkanovski hasn’t had the best of times since dominating Jose Aldo last weekend, first being hospitalized a blood infection, then discovering that former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar would be the next challenger for Max Holloway’s featherweight title. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

How coach Sayif Saud has turned Fortis MMA into a fighting juggernaut

Sayif Saud’s no-nonsense approach to MMA coaching has enabled him to develop one of the top teams in the sport in less than three years. Fortis MMA, based out of Dallas, may not have the championship credentials or depth of superstar names as some of the other elite gyms, but from all appearances, its well […]

Jack Hermansson Credits Recent Success to Work with ‘Mental Coach’

Jack Hermansson has had a remarkable rise to potential title contender with a four-fight win streak capped by back-to-back victories over top-10 middleweights David Branch and Ronaldo Souza, and is quick to place credit where he believes it is due. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dustin Poirier’s Boxing Coach Credits His Stamina, Late-Round Power For Title-clinching Win

UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier has been on an unbelievable tear in the ultra-competitive 155-pound division, and his boxing coach has a good idea of one of the reasons behind it. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Angela Magana’s Coach Provides Positive Update on Fighter’s Condition

Angela Magana remains in a coma following surgery, but the former UFC competitor is showing some positive signs. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Duane Ludwig, Strength and Conditioning Coach Call Dillashaw’s Failed Drug Test ‘Inexcusable’

Tuesday’s revelation that T.J. Dillashaw tested positive for recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) ahead of his UFC Brooklyn bout against Henry Cejudo may have tainted his legacy beyond repair. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Henry Cejudo’s coach explains when he knew Cejudo turned the corner in his career

Coach Eric Albarracin can pinpoint the exact moment when he knew his protégé, UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo, had turned the corner in his mixed martial arts career. It was 2017, and fresh off back-to-back losses against Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez, Cejudo strode into a UFC 215 showdown against Wilson Reis as a fighter […]

Edson Barboza’s coach says eye poke changed course of UFC fight with Justin Gaethje

Justin Gaethje defeated Edson Barboza in the main event of Saturday night’s UFC Philadelphia, but the Brazilian’s team isn’t happy that an eye poke might have affected the outcome. Barboza was poked in the right eye 42 seconds into the main event bout, almost two minutes before Gaethje dropped and finished the Nova Friburgo native […]

Coach says Justin Gaethje doesn’t present much of a threat to Khabib Nurmagomedov

Justin Gaethje let his intentions be known after his masterpiece at UFC Philadelphia: He believes he is the toughest matchup at 155 pounds for Khabib Nurmagomedov, and he plans to do whatever it takes to reach the undefeated UFC lightweight champion. Gaethje has now scored back-to-back first-round knockouts over top contenders following his spectacular showing […]

Coach: T.J. Dillashaw USADA news ‘throws a wrench’ in Henry Cejudo rematch plans

The shocking news of T.J. Dillashaw’s adverse USADA findings is certain to set off a sequence of dominoes and one fighter affected in a major way is UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo. Back at UFC Brooklyn in January, Cejudo successfully defended his title against Dillashaw, the bantamweight champion who was going down a division for […]

Coach says Jon Jones’s illegal knee was a case of bad timing

Jon Jones was determined to get a finish on Saturday, and it almost cost him dearly. The UFC light heavyweight champion’s first defense of his second reign was light on drama and Jones would go on to defeat Anthony Smith via a one-sided unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 235 in Las Vegas. […]

James Webb on tracing coach Chris Fields’ steps to Cage Warriors gold: ‘I’m trying to emulate him’ 

James Webb has the chance of claiming a title previously held by his head coach Chris Fields when he meets Thomas Robertsen in the main event of Cage Warriors 102 in London, England this Saturday. It’s been a little over two years since the Colchester native made his professional debut and already he has one […]

Georges St-Pierre coach Firas Zahabi laments return to MMA’s ‘Tito Ortiz days’

MONTREAL – For famed MMA coach Firas Zahabi, Georges St-Pierre not only is the greatest of all time, but a symbol of civility in a hostile sport. Zahabi said the UFC hasn’t been the same since St-Pierre (26-2 MMA, 20-2 UFC) stepped away from the sport after ruling the welterweight division for years. Related His […]

Ryan Bader’s Coach Confident Bader Would Finish Daniel Cormier In A Five-Round Fight

Ryan Bader’s career since defecting from the Ultimate Fighting Championship to Bellator MMA in 2016 is nothing short of remarkable. The 35-year-old has gone from strength to strength since his debut fight for the promotion when he captured the Bellator light heavyweight belt by defeating another former UFC fighter Phil Davis at Bellator 180 in […]

Coach: Ryan Bader can finish Daniel Cormier in champ-champ superfight

Daniel Cormier became the first man to win light heavyweight and heavyweight belts simultaneously in the UFC. Shortly after, Ryan Bader conquered both titles under the Bellator banner with an impeccable run at the heavyweight tournament. Bader won the 205-pound gold in his Bellator debut by defeating Phil Davis via split decision and defended it […]

Morning Report: Israel Adesanya’s coach calls Anderson Silva the ‘Lance Armstrong of MMA’

Anderson Silva has a complicated legacy in MMA. Silva hold the record for the longest winning streak in UFC history at 16 consecutive wins and at one time held the record for most consecutive title defenses. The run he put together from 2006 to 2013 stands as one of the greatest achievements in the sport’s […]

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