Kamaru Usman says Jorge Masvidal ‘pissed me off so much,’ but now out of trolling options: ‘What could he possibly say?’

It’s not often we see UFC champions asking for a second fight with a challenger who’s already been vanquished, but Kamaru Usman has no problem admitting he wants Jorge Masvidal again. Following his win over Gilbert Burns at this past Saturday’s UFC 258, the reigning welterweight titleholder brought up the idea of a rematch with […]

Jon Anik explains how Dustin Poirier’s past wars ‘could be a benefit, or detriment’ ahead of UFC 257 rematch with Conor McGregor

Like most of the MMA community, Jon Anik is excited to see how the upcoming blockbuster rematch between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor plays out in the first pay-per-view event of 2021. The lightweight showdown will headline UFC 257, which takes place Saturday at the new Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. The pair first met […]

UFC 257 breakdown: Michael Chandler’s wrestling could be deciding factor vs. Dan Hooker

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the co-main event for UFC 257. UFC 257 takes place Saturday at Etihad Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+. View full post on MMA Junkie

Video: Who could Nate Diaz’s mystery opponent be?

Nate Diaz could very well return to the octagon in 2021. And whoever he ends up fighting, the event will no doubt be big. UFC president Dana White, for his part, recently hinted that he has what sounds like a fun fight in mind for the popular Stockton, Calif. native. But he’s not ready to […]

Dana White Believes Open Scoring Could Lead to ‘A Lot of Bad Third Rounds’

Dana White is not among those who is in favor of open scoring in mixed martial arts. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White not in favor of open scoring, could lead to ‘a lot of bad third rounds’

Dana White | Photo courtesy of UFC UFC President Dana White is fine with having to wait for the judges’ scores. Over the past couple of years, there has been renewed interest in the introduction of open scoring to MMA, which would allow fighters and their teams to know what the scorecards look like between […]

Santiago Ponzinibbio recounts terrifying health scare that doctors said could end his career

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting When Santiago Ponzinibbio secured his seventh consecutive win in the UFC, he was convinced that one more victory would allow him to finally compete for the welterweight title. More than two years later, the Argentinean contender hasn’t set foot inside the octagon because of a health scare that had doctors fearing […]

Video: Cub Swanson admits loss could have led to UFC release: ‘It crossed my mind’

LAS VEGAS – After a long injury layoff, the stakes were high for Cub Swanson when he returned to the octagon in a fight against Daniel Pineda at UFC 256. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

BKFC president: Mike Tyson bare knuckle fight could produce ‘double or quadruple’ interest compared to Roy Jones Jr. bout

Photo by Donat Sorokin\TASS via Getty Images Before Mike Tyson opted to return for an exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr., the former heavyweight champion was actually approached about competing in a sanctioned bare knuckle fighting event. Earlier this year, David Feldman, president of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships, reached out to Tyson’s team with an […]

Rachael Ostovich: ‘This could be my last fight’ with loss at UFC on ESPN 18

Rachael Ostovich spoke to the media Wednesday ahead of UFC on ESPN 18. Ostovich (4-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) discussed her matchup with Gina Mazany, the possibility of a defeat ending her UFC career, her eight-month USADA suspension, Derrick Lewis’ Instagram game, and much more. Watch the video above for Ostovich’s complete virtual media day interview. UFC on […]

Five years after retiring, Mark Munoz looks back with a sense of satisfaction and what could have been

Mark Munoz celebrates a win at UFC 162 on July 6, 2013, in Las Vegas | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting When it came time to compete in MMA, Mark Munoz hit the ground running. And when it came time to stop, he crossed the finish line with few regrets. By now, the story of Munoz’s […]

On The Doorstep: 5 fighters who could make UFC or Bellator with November wins

–For those who make it to MMA’s highest stage, the journey starts long before they strap on UFC or Bellator gloves. Modern-era fighters progress through the regional ranks with hopes of accomplishing the highest accolades. Many will try, but few will succeed. This month, five fighters on the verge of achieving major-promotion notoriety return to […]

Thiago Santos, Glover Teixeira believe a statement win could steal title shot away from Israel Adesanya

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting When Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira were booked for a main event fight at UFC Vegas 13, most believed the winner would move onto face new light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz. Considering Santos already knocked out Blachowicz in their previous meeting, which made his case that much stronger. Teixeira, meanwhile, has […]

Dana White unconcerned about how a Joe Biden victory could affect UFC

LAS VEGAS — UFC president Dana White’s ties to United States President Donald Trump are well-documented. White spoke on Trump’s behalf at the Republican National Convention in both 2016 and 2020, Trump attended UFC 244 in New York, and White and several UFC fighters were part of Trump’s campaign stops as he sought re-election. As […]

Israel Adesanya: Jon Jones feud could get more personal ahead of ‘biggest fight in UFC history’

Israel Adesanya has no regrets about the personal nature of his Twitter war with Jon Jones, and implied things might get even more intense going forward. Following his successful middleweight title defense against Paulo Costa at UFC 253, Adesanya (20-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) has engaged in a social media back-and-forth with Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 […]

Liz Carmouche explains how she could slide into shot at Ilima-Lei Macfarlane’s Bellator belt

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Liz Carmouche is no stranger to title shots: She gave the legendary Marloes Coenen all she could handle in Strikeforce; gave Ronda Rousey a run for her money before falling in one of the most important fights in MMA history at UFC 157; and last time out, went the distance with dominant […]

Kamaru Usman: Colby Covington fight could be ‘best and possibly worst-case scenario’ for Tyron Woodley

Kamaru Usman | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A welterweight grudge match for the ages will headline the UFC’s upcoming card on Sept. 19 when former teammates Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley finally square off after spending years taking shots at each other through interviews and social media. To add to the magnitude of this fight, […]

Video: Sidney Outlaw rips split call, says Ray Charles could have seen his Bellator 244 win

Lightweight Sidney Outlaw spoke to reporters after his split call over Adam Piccolotti at Bellator 244, and he was not happy about the scores rendered after 15 minutes of action. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Diego Sanchez: Jake Matthews fight ‘could be my last’

Diego Sanchez (pictured) fights Jake Matthews in a welterweight bout at UFC 253 on Sept. 26 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting With over 30 UFC fights under his belt already, the plan is for Diego Sanchez to add four more by the time his current contract is up. However, heading into his upcoming fight with […]

Dana White says no timeline for Jon Jones’ heavyweight debut but could be title shot

LAS VEGAS – Dana White isn’t sure when Jon Jones will make his heavyweight debut, but the UFC president isn’t ruling out an immediate title shot. “Last time we talked to Jon Jones, Jon Jones said he was going to take some time and do his things he’s into right now and take some time, […]

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