Jorge Masvidal Says He Threatened Colby Covington Over Failure To Pay A Mutual Coach

It’s clear that American Top Team teammates Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington are no longer friends after several back-and-forth exchanges this week, and Masvidal has shed some light on one of the reasons behind the rift. View full post on Recent News on

Jessica Andrade’s Coach Says She Tried To Knock Weili Zhang Out to Prove Doubters Wrong

Jessica Andrade lost her strawweight title over the weekend when she was stopped in just 42 seconds by Weili Zhang, who became the first Chinese champion in UFC history. According to Andrade’s head coach Gilliard Parana, his fighter’s ill-fated decision to swing wildly at her opponent was an attempt to prove a point after people […]

Coach expects long reign for Weili Zhang after impressive UFC title win

Weili Zhang won all four UFC fights in just 12 months, stopping Jessica Andrade to win the belt. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Weili Zhang scored one of the fastest finishes of her entire MMA career in her biggest fight to date in Shenzhen, China, and her team says she’s only getting started. Zhang stopped […]

After UFC Shenzhen, Kai Kara-France sets sights on ‘TUF’ coach Henry Cejudo – eventually

Kai Kara-France beat Mark De La Rosa with a unanimous decision Saturday on the main card at UFC on ESPN+ 15 in Shenzhen, China. Take a look inside the fight with Kara-France, who improved to 3-0 in the UFC and won for the eighth straight time overall. Result: Kai Kara-France def. Mark De La Rosa […]

Coach confirms Anthony Pettis broke foot in UFC 241 fight with Nate Diaz

Anthony Pettis | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Anthony Pettis’s UFC career has often been one of peaks and valleys and Saturday was no different. The former lightweight champion went the distance with Nate Diaz in their welterweight co-main event bout at UFC 241, but wound up losing a unanimous decision and exiting the arena with […]

Should Frankie Edgar finally fight at bantamweight? Coach Ricardo Almeida weighs in

Frankie Edgar came up short in his attempt to win the featherweight title at UFC 240. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Frankie Edgar came up short in another attempt to win the UFC featherweight belt, losing a decision to Max Holloway at UFC 240 in Edmonton, Canada, and many wonder if it’s time to finally […]

Geoff Neal says coach called audible on game plan against Niko Price

EDMONTON – The slugfest UFC welterweight Geoff Neal expected against Niko Price changed when his coach switched up the plan. “I knew he was a wild man, and my coach called an audible on the bus on the way to the fight,” he told reporters, including MMA Junkie, after a second-round TKO of Price on […]

Coach: Tyron Woodley doesn’t get enough credit for title fight schedule

Tyron Woodley | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The last time fans saw Tyron Woodley fight, he left the Octagon with a fresh defeat on his record, having dropped his welterweight championship to Kamaru Usman. That was back in March. He was next booked to rematch Robbie Lawler at UFC Minneapolis, but a right hand injury […]

Coach: Sergio Pettis targeting San Francisco card, return to flyweight

Sergio Pettis | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Follow the bouncing Sergio Pettis. With the status of the UFC’s flyweight division being so uncertain for the last year, it made a lot of sense for Pettis to return to the bantamweight division for his last bout at UFC on FOX 31, even if it was clear […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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