Kevin Holland gives shoulder injury update, wants Daniel Rodriguez fight rebooked

Kevin Holland didn’t fight at UFC on ESPN 9 last weekend. A recurring shoulder injury, the same one which hindered him in his June 2019 victory over Alessio Di Chirico, flared up once again. Despite his willingness to compete, Holland’s team made him withdraw from his scheduled fight with Daniel Rodriguez in the days leading […]

Why Daniel Cormier thinks Jon Jones is ‘more serious about walking away’ from UFC

Daniel Cormier thinks Jon Jones actually go through with relinquishing the UFC light heavyweight championship. Jones (25-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) is currently in a feud with UFC president Dana White over a discrepancy in pay that stemmed from Jones’ request for an increase to move up to heavyweight to fight Francis Ngannou. White claimed that […]

Morning Report: Daniel Cormier believes Jon Jones is serious about vacating the light heavyweight title

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Daniel Cormier believes Jon Jones is serious about vacating the light heavyweight title. It’s been a busy few weeks for Jon Jones. First, UFC light heavyweight champion was suddenly thrust into a potential superfight with Francis Ngannou. Negotiations didn’t get very far though as Jones said the UFC was not offering […]

Gabriel Green: Short notice fight with Daniel Rodriguez is ‘almost perfect’ at UFC on ESPN 9

Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC After an injury forced Kevin Holland out of UFC on ESPN 9, it didn’t take long for Gabriel Green to fill that empty slot. Green will make his UFC debut on just five days notice when he faces Daniel Rodriguez this Saturday at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The […]

Gabriel Green very familiar with UFC on ESPN 9 opponent Daniel Rodriguez, reveals past booking

Gabriel Green will be making his UFC debut on Saturday, but five days ago, he wasn’t even on the roster. At UFC on ESPN 9, Green (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make the walk to the promotion’s cage for the first time, when he takes on UFC sophomore Daniel Rodriguez (11-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in […]

Kevin Holland injured, out of UFC on ESPN 9 bout with Daniel Rodriguez

Kevin Holland (pictured, blue gloves) | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Kevin Holland will no longer be competing this Saturday. Sources confirmed to MMA Fighting that an undisclosed injury has forced Holland to withdraw from his scheduled welterweight bout with Daniel Rodriguez at UFC on ESPN 9. News of Holland’s scratch was first reported by MMA […]

Kevin Holland Suffers Injury, Withdraws from UFC on ESPN 9 Bout vs. Daniel Rodriguez

Kevin Holland has been forced to pull out of a scheduled UFC on ESPN 9 clash against Daniel Rodriguez. View full post on Recent News on

Gabriel Green Steps in to Face Daniel Rodriguez on Short Notice at UFC on ESPN 9

Gabriel Green will get the opportunity to make his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut on less than a week’s notice. View full post on Recent News on

Daniel Rodriguez now welcomes newcomer Gabriel Green at UFC on ESPN 9

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Daniel Rodriguez didn’t have to wait long to find a replacement opponent for the injured Kevin Holland. UFC officials confirmed to MMA Fighting that Rodriguez will now face Gabriel Green this Saturday at UFC on ESPN 9. The event is expected to take place at the UFC […]

Morning Report: Daniel Cormier weighs in on Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou negotiations

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For a few weeks now, the MMA world has been abuzz with talks of a potential superfight between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and heavyweight destroyer of worlds, Francis Ngannou, and last week, Jones met with the UFC to begin preliminary negotiations for the superfight. The negotiations did not go […]

Francis Ngannou opens as betting favorite in prospective matchups with Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier

Francis Ngannou | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Francis Ngannou could have some big fights ahead of him. And if they’re booked, the oddsmakers like his chances right now. Betting site released odds for prospective matchups pitting Ngannou against Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, respectively, and “The Predator” is slightly favored against both men. Ngannou […]

Francis Ngannou Opens as Favorite in Potential Bouts vs. Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier

Francis Ngannou is a slight betting favorite in potential showdowns with Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, according to oddsmaker BetOnline. View full post on Recent News on

Daniel Cormier: Jon Jones wanting Francis Ngannou ‘one of the most gangster things in the world’

Daniel Cormier can never be called Jon Jones’ biggest fan, but he admitted he respects him chasing after the heavyweight division’s most devastating knockout artist. Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC), the UFC light heavyweight champion, has flirted with the idea of heavyweight before but has created a lot of interest after discussing the possibility of […]

Daniel Cormier down to fight Francis Ngannou if Stipe Miocic is stripped of title

Daniel Cormier is not afraid of Francis Ngannou, and he’s ready to fight him if need be. The heavyweight division is currently muddled with uncertainty. The original plan called for Cormier (22-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) to challenge Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight belt in a trilogy bout. But in recent days UFC president Dana White […]

Stipe Miocic explains delay in Daniel Cormier trilogy, while Dana White expresses impatience

As much as UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic wants to fight Daniel Cormier, he’s going to wait to accept a bout offer. On Monday, Cormier urged Miocic to “sign the contract.” On Tuesday, Miocic (19-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC) responded to explain why he hasn’t agreed to fight in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I […]

Daniel Cormier says there is no ‘Michael Jordan of MMA’: ‘I don’t think it’s just about one guy’

Who’s the GOAT? It’s the sort of discussion topic that has filled countless hours in bars across the world as sports fans debate the greatest athlete of all time in their favorite sport. It’s no different in MMA, but former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier says it’s less clear-cut than in some other sports. Basketball […]

With Stipe Miocic in his sights, Daniel Cormier plots his own ‘Last Dance’ moment

Daniel Cormier admits he may have had the perfect opportunity to end his career on a high in 2018, but he’s looking to re-create that moment one more time in 2020. Cormier (22-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) is projected to challenge UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic later this year and plans to leave no doubt in […]

Did Snoop Dogg and Daniel Cormier just create the unlikeliest UFC commentary team?

Could we be getting another dose of Snoop Dogg in the commentary booth for the next season of Dana White’s Contender Series? The idea is on the table. Although the legendary rapper was highly polarizing on the debut season for his work alongside Urijah Faber, there appears to be a desire to bring him back, […]

Daniel Cormier uses coronavirus pandemic downtime to raise funds for youth wrestling

Former UFC dual champion Daniel Cormier is using his downtime during the coronavirus pandemic to do some good for the next generation of amateur wrestlers. Cormier (22-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC), a former light heavyweight and heavyweight champion, already does more than his fair share for the wrestling community. He is the head coach at Gilroy […]

Despite 51 career bouts, Daniel Weichel says Bellator 241 ranks No. 1 as his craziest fight week ever

With 51 professional fights to his name, Bellator featherweight contender Daniel Weichel has seen plenty of crazy things over the course of his MMA career. But nothing prepared him for the rollercoaster ride of his most recent fight week. Two-time featherweight title challenger Weichel (40-11 MMA, 9-3 BMMA) was all set to take on American […]

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