PFL 2019, Playoffs 2: Daniel Pineda extends 100% finish rate to book featherweight final spot

LAS VEGAS – Daniel Pineda defied the doubters and surged into the PFL featherweight final after claiming back-to-back first-round finishes at the PFL 2019: Playoffs 2 event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Pineda (28-13), who went into the playoffs seeded seventh of the eight remaining 145-pounders at the start of the evening, finished Movlid […]

Lance Palmer, Daniel Pineda to Meet in PFL Featherweight Tournament Finals

Lance Palmer was the first man to reach the Professional Fighters League Featherweight Tournament Finals; Daniel Pineda was the second and the two will square off for a cool million dollars on New Year’s Eve. View full post on Recent News on

Daniel Cormier ‘sad’ Cain Velasquez retired but ‘I know that he is doing something that he loves’

Cain Velasquez and Daniel Cormier | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images As much as Daniel Cormier has achieved in his own fight career, the former two-division UFC champion rarely misses an opportunity to pay homage to his close friend and teammate Cain Velasquez for helping him every step of the way. […]

Video: Emmanuel Sanchez explains why he wanted to face Daniel Weichel in next round of Bellator Grand Prix

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Emmanuel Sanchez had no doubt about who he wanted to face in the next round of the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix, and now he explains why it was so important to take on Daniel Weichel for the second time when they clash in February. View full post on […]

Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic 3 in the works, according to Dana White

According to UFC president Dana White, heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and former champ Daniel Cormier will square off for a third time. In an interview with Barstool Sports, White revealed the UFC’s plans to book the trilogy fight between Miocic (19-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC) and Cormier (22-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) for a date and location […]

Daniel Carey puts Gaston Bolanos to sleep, calls out…Chael Sonnen?

Bellator 226’s main card got off to an interesting start with a featherweight upset. It looked like striking phenom Gaston Bolanos was setting up another highlight-reel knockout against underdog Daniel Carey. But a brief lapse cost him the fight – and his consciousness. Carey (7-3 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) slapped on a guillotine late in the fight’s […]

Kenny Florian Doesn’t Think Daniel Cormier’s Legacy Needs a Third Fight with Jones or Miocic

Kenny Florian believes Daniel Cormier has achieved more than enough in his career, and would like to see the former two-division champion hang up his gloves for good after being finished by Stipe Miocic last month at UFC 241. View full post on Recent News on

Derek Campos: Daniel Straus will have to kill me to win at Bellator 226

Derek Campos has lost three fights in a row heading into Bellator’s featherweight grand prix, but the 31-year-old doesn’t feel any less confident. Campos (19-9 MMA, 8-7 BMMA) returns to action Saturday against Daniel Straus (26-8 MMA, 12-5 BMMA) in the opening round of the tourrnament. at Bellator 226, which takes place at SAP Center […]

MMA’s week out of the cage: Daniel Cormier shares heartfelt message after father’s passing

Social media has become a significant part of the sporting landscape. But few, if any, professional sports match the level of interaction and personal access provided by MMA. In an individual competition in which nearly every athlete is chasing the same goal of financial success and championship glory, it’s important for fighters to provide insight […]

Daniel Cormier Issues Heartfelt Statement After Losing Father to Cancer

Daniel Cormier said goodbye to his stepfather after he had passed away from cancer. View full post on Recent News on

Dana White doesn’t want Daniel Cormier to retire, open to booking potential trilogy against Stipe Miocic

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Dana White still wants to be in the Daniel Cormier business. This past Saturday night at UFC 241, Cormier suffered only the second loss of his professional career when he fell in the fourth round of his championship rematch against Stipe Miocic. After controlling the majority of the fight, Cormier succumbed […]

Daniel Cormier Sends Message To Family, Coaches, Fans and Stipe Miocic

Daniel Cormier has a message for his family, coaches, fans and opponent after losing his heavyweight title to Stipe Miocic at UFC 241 last weekend, but that message does not include a retirement announcement. View full post on Recent News on

Joe Rogan Explains Decision To Interview Daniel Cormier Immediately After TKO Loss

Ultimate Fighting Championship color commentator Joe Rogan garnered some heat for interviewing Daniel Cormier immediately after his TKO loss at UFC 241, and he took some time over the weekend to defend and explain his decision. View full post on Recent News on

UFC 241 fight night weights: Daniel Cormier 14 pounds heavier than Stipe Miocic

Daniel Cormier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Both Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic were lighter at Friday’s weigh-ins for their main event rematch at UFC 241 than in their first encounter last July. However, when fight night rolled around, Cormier curiously came in considerably heavier. Per a document obtained from the California State Athletic Commission […]

Daniel Cormier Laments Not Wrestling More at UFC 241: ‘I Feel Like I Let My Coaches Down’

In the opening round of the UFC 241 main event, Daniel Cormier picked Stipe Miocic up and carried him for a few moments before depositing him on the canvas. View full post on Recent News on

UFC 241 Salaries: Stipe Miocic ($750K), Daniel Cormier ($500K) Top Payroll in Anaheim

Stipe Miocic took home the largest paycheck at UFC 241, earning $750,000 for his come-from-behind victory against Daniel Cormier in the evening’s headliner in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday night. View full post on Recent News on

Joe Rogan explains why he interviewed Daniel Cormier following KO loss at UFC 241

Joe Rogan once notably said he was done interviewing fighters in the octagon after knockout losses. But he broke his rule again Saturday when he spoke to Daniel Cormier following the UFC 241 main event at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Just moments after he lost the heavyweight title to Stipe Miocic (19-3 MMA, 13-3 […]

Stipe Miocic: ‘I Was Fighting Like a B—h’ in Early Rounds Against Daniel Cormier

It took Stipe Miocic a little bit of time to find his groove against Daniel Cormier in their rematch at UFC 241 – about three rounds, to be exact. View full post on Recent News on

Stipe Miocic ($750,000) and Daniel Cormier ($500,000) top UFC 241’s $3.3 million payroll

Gallery Stipe Miocic def. Daniel Cormier at UFC 241: Best photos view 47 images Not surprisingly, the title fighters atop Saturday’s UFC 241 card were the top two payroll earners. Former champion Stipe Miocic (19-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC) recaptured the heavyweight belt from the man who took it from him, Daniel Cormier (22-2 MMA, 11-2 […]

Stipe Miocic says he fought ‘like a b—h’ before Daniel Cormier knockout, regrets celebration

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Stipe Miocic is pleased he got the job done and regained the UFC heavyweight title from Daniel Cormier on Saturday in the UFC 241 main event, but he’s not proud of his performance prior to the knockout. Miocic (19-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC) took his fair share of damage from Cormier (22-2 MMA, 11-2 […]

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