UFC Veteran Nate Marquardt Planning to Come Out of Retirement in 2020

Nate Marquardt is planning a return to mixed martial arts sometime next year. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Morning Report: Anthony Johnson targeting summer return to UFC: ‘I want to come back and just hurt people’

Anthony Johnson | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Though it’s not set in stone yet, all signs are pointing to Anthony Johnson returning to the UFC next year. Earlier this year, the man known as “Rumble” announced that he would be coming out of retirement and returning to active competition. Johnson walked away from the sport […]

UFC 244 Embedded, Episode 6: ‘A dream come true right there’

In the sixth episode of UFC 244 Embedded, the fighters step on the scale at official weigh-ins, Kelvin Gastelum meets The Rock, the fighters square off and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Six years in the making, Randy Costa and Devin Carrier’s dream will come true at UFC on ESPN 6

On Aug. 6, 2016, Randy Costa received an unexpected phone call. On the other end of the line was his friend, training partner and UFC lightweight Joe Proctor. “Hey man,” Proctor said when Costa answered. “What the (expletive) is up, you (expletive) (expletive)?” Costa said. It was 7 a.m., and Costa was on the opposite […]

Greg Hardy: There’s Nothing But Domination To Come

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Ryan Spann ready for respect that should come with UFC Tampa win over Devin Clark

TAMPA, Fla. – Ryan Spann beat Devin Clark with a first-round submission Saturday to close out the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 19 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. Take a look inside the fight with Spann, who won for the seventh straight time. Result: Ryan Spann def. Devin Clark via submission (guillotine choke) […]

Nothing owed, but help will come: Troy Lamson plans on giving back to Flint despite city’s harsh impact

Troy Lamson never has been one to choose the easy road. In fact, he’s never really had the option. From birth, Lamson has been a fighter because of an intestinal birth defect. Lamson spent three months in the neonatal care center before he was finally allowed to go home. Born and raised in Flint, Mich., […]

Yorgan De Castro: Making Octagon Debut on UFC 243 Main Card a ‘Dream Come True’

Yorgan De Castro was not expected to make it this far. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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 […]

For Dustin Poirier, beating Khabib Nurmagomedov will have to come, like everything else: The hard way

Dustin Poirier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ten years ago, a camera crew followed Dustin Poirier as he started out on a path toward the major MMA scene. At the time, Poirier was a novice, just months into his professional fight career. Yet when the resulting film, Fightville, was released, the first words out of […]

MMA veteran Ricardo Almeida not hitting pads to avoid itch to come out of retirement

Ricardo Almeida and Matt Hughes from their fight at UFC 117 on Aug. 7, 2010 It’s been more than eight years since Ricardo Almeida put gloves on to fight for the last time in mixed martial arts, but he’s still seen on a regular basis in MMA shows, cornering the likes of Frankie Edgar and […]

Domingo Pilarte Says Making UFC Debut in Home State is a ‘Dream Come True’

Domingo Pilarte is ready to make his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut in front of friends and family this weekend. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC 239 faceoffs: Watch the stars from a stacked lineup come together at media day

LAS VEGAS – All 24 fighters for UFC 239 faced off during Thursday’s media day festivities. Although the top three fights on the bill are receiving the most attention, there are a number of notable fights scheduled for the International Fight Week cornerstone, and the athletes from those matchups finally got a chance to size […]

Crowder’s Best Yet To Come

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Taylor Turner on finishing Heather Hardy: ‘The best views come after the hardest climbs’

NEW YORK – There was a lot of buzz surrounding Heather Hardy entering Friday’s Bellator 222 card at Madison Square Garden. Her opponent, Taylor Turner on the other hand? Not so much. As Turner displayed Friday night, buzz doesn’t win fights. When the cage door closed, buzz proved meaningless, as the relative-unknown Turner (4-5 MMA, […]

Michal Materla forecasts revenge over Scott Askham at KSW 49: ‘I always come back stronger’ 

According to KSW president Martin Lewandowski, most fans believed that Scott Askham was another can for Michal Materla to crush ahead of their first clash at KSW 42. Yet, it took just a little over a minute for the English debutant to dispatch the Polish legend when he connected with a well-timed body kick that […]

Frankie Edgar ‘giddy’ to get next title shot , says Alexander Volkanovski’s time will come

One of the dangers of accepting late replacement fights is that a loss looks like a loss in the scrolling Wikipedia sense. Yet Frankie Edgar’s loss against Brian Ortega back at UFC 222 could easily support an asterisk. He was supposed to fight Max Holloway in Las Vegas, and — when Holloway went down with […]

Bethe Correia says fans were ‘begging’ her to come back: ‘The division needs me’

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — It’s been a while since Bethe Correia entered the Octagon. The bantamweight, who once challenged Ronda Rousey for the UFC championship, is set make her return at Saturday night’s UFC 237 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, against Irene Aldana — and that match-up alone has been in the making for […]

Expect The Best Of Hermansson To Come Out Saturday Night

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USADA: Tom Lawlor ‘might have been eligible for a lower sanction’ had ostarine case come now

Tom Lawlor might have been the victim of bad timing, according to the UFC’s anti-doping partner. The former UFC fighter was suspended two years by USADA for testing positive for the prohibited substance ostarine in February 2017. He was eligible to return in October 2018, but was released by the UFC prior to getting that […]

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