Javier Mendez says Daniel Cormier wasn’t 100 percent for Stipe Miocic rematch, wants trilogy fight

Javier Mendez wants to see the trilogy fight. The head coach of American Kickboxing Academy hopes the UFC books a third bout between current heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic and former heavyweight and light heavyweight title holder Daniel Cormier. The two first fought at UFC 226 in 2018, where Cormier knocked out Miocic to become champ-champ, as […]

Diego Sanchez shares video addressing UFC Rio Rancho strategy, Daniel Cormier ‘bias’, Conor McGregor callout

Diego Sanchez | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Diego Sanchez is still on the warpath following a controversial outing at UFC Rio Rancho. The longtime UFC veteran already had words for the media in regards to comments made about him and coach Joshua Fabia (who was handling corner duties solo) that were critical of Sanchez’s performance […]

Daniel Rodriguez not surprised he rose to the occasion under UFC Rio Rancho pressure

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Daniel Rodriguez beat Tim Means with a second-round submission Saturday to close out the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 25 in Rio Rancho, N.M. Take a look inside the fight with Rodriguez, who got a $50,000 performance bonus in his short-notice UFC debut. Result: Daniel Rodriguez def. Tim Means via […]

Morning Report: Joe Rogan believes that Dominick Reyes is the most dangerous fighter Jon Jones has faced since Daniel Cormier

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images This weekend, Jon Jones will defend his UFC light heavyweight title for the third time in this championship reign (and his 11th time overall) when he faces undefeated challenger Dominick Reyes, who is coming off a sensational first-round knockout of Chris Weidman last year. Reyes is young, […]

LFA 84 set for Phoenix; Impa Kasangany vs. Daniel Madrid title fight headlines

The vacant middleweight title will be filled at LFA 84. The event is set to take place Friday, March 20 at Arizona Federal Theatre in Phoenix and is headlined by a middleweight title fight between Impa Kasanganay and Daniel Madrid. The card will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. The promotion announced details Tuesday. A […]

Anthony Smith disagrees with Daniel Cormier that Jon Jones is unbeatable

Anthony Smith disagrees with Daniel Cormier’s notion that only a heavyweight can potentially beat Jon Jones. Speaking on Sirius XM’s Fight Nation, former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Smith (32-14 MMA, 8-4 UFC) said he didn’t feel like he was competing against an unbeatable fighter when he faced Jones (25-1 MMA, 19-1 UFC) at UFC […]

Daniel Cormier to Stipe Miocic: ‘Do the right thing and give me my rematch’

Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Daniel Cormier has a message for UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. After the two fighters split a pair of title bouts in 2018 and 2019, UFC president Dana White said they were on a collision course for a trilogy as soon as Miocic was healthy […]

PFL’s Daniel Pineda gets six-month suspension for elevated T/E ratio

Dave Mandel-USA TODAY Sports PFL Season 2 finalist Daniel Pineda admitted fault for a positive drug test and has been suspended for six months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, per a settlement agreement reached with the commission. Pineda, 34, was also fined $12,500 plus court fees for an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio stemming from […]

Daniel Pineda Has PFL Playoff Wins Overturned Due to Failed Drug Test

Daniel Pineda’s failed drug test cost in October cost him a chance to compete for $1 million in the Professional Fighters League championship. Now that violation has also resulted in a pair of victories being removed from his record. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

PFL’s Daniel Pineda fined, suspended and has wins overturned after drug test failure

Daniel Pineda quickly admitted fault for his use of a banned substance in the 2019 PFL Playoffs, and for that reason the Nevada Athletic Commission has showed some leniency. Following his back-to-back first-round finishes at the PFL postseason event in October, Pineda (26-13) was flagged for having an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio in his system. The […]

Top MMA fighters of the decade, 2010-2019: Daniel Cormier ranked No. 3

The 2010s, arguably the most important decade in the history of mixed martial arts, is coming to a close. One reason why the past 10 years have been so pivotal to the sport is the sheer talent that exists across all divisions – men and women, from flyweight (which didn’t even exist until February 2012) […]

Fighter of the Decade Resume: Daniel Cormier

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Daniel Pineda Officially Out of PFL Finals; Alex Nicholson Suspended 4 Years by NAC

Daniel Pineda will not get to compete for $1 million at the Professional Fighters League final on New Year’s Eve. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

NAC continues Daniel Pineda’s case, suspends Alex Nicholson four years for multiple steroids

Dave Mandel-USA TODAY Sports The Nevada Athletic Commission tabled Daniel Pineda’s anti-doping case to January, likely ruling him out of the Season 2 finals of the PFL’s 2019 featherweight tournament. During a meeting today in Las Vegas, the commission voted unanimously to extend a temporary suspension issued to Pineda, 34, after he failed a drug […]

PFL announces championship alternates as Daniel Pineda waits to appeal ‘irregular’ drug test

With featherweight finalist Daniel Pineda set to go before the Nevada Athletic Commission regarding his recent drug test mishap, the PFL on Wednesday announced a list of championship alternates. They are as follows: Featherweight: Alex Gilpin Women’s lightweight: Sarah Kaufman Lightweight: Chris Wade Welterweight: Glaico Franca (second alternate is Chris Curtis) Light heavyweight: Bozigit Ataev […]

UFC on ESPN 7 free fight: Alistair Overeem offers up his best Daniel LaRusso

It’s no secret that Alistair Overeem is dangerous on the feet, and as he proved in 2016, he’s dangerous with his feet, as well. The decorated striker has faced a who’s who list of MMA for nearly 20 years, and in May 2016, it was former UFC champ Andrei Arlovski’s chance to stand across the […]

Daniel Pineda fails drug test, leaving $1 million PFL matchup in jeopardy

Daniel Pineda might not be fighting in the PFL finals on New Year’s Eve after all. Pineda (28-13), who reached the featherweight playoff final, has failed a Nevada Athletic Commission-administered drug test. Without being overturned, the test likely will knock him out of his $1 million featherweight final against Lance Palmer on Dec. 31. A […]

PFL’s Daniel Pineda fails NAC drug test, jeopardizing Season 2 featherweight final

Dave Mandel-USA TODAY Sports PFL Season 2 featherweight tournament finalist Daniel Pineda has failed a drug test conducted by the Nevada Athletic Commission, his manager confirmed to MMA Fighting. “Right now we’re in the process of researching what could have led to a positive test,” Jason House said in a prepared statement. “We plan on […]

Report: PFL Featherweight Finalist Daniel Pineda Fails Drug Test

An alleged failed drug test may have thrown the Professional Fighters League featherweight finals into a bit of disarray. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Aaron Pico vs. Daniel Carey targeted for Bellator 238

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bellator featherweight Aaron Pico will get another chance to bounce back at Bellator 238. Pico has verbally agreed to face Daniel Carey on the Jan. 25 fight card in Inglewood, Calif. The news was first reported by ESPN.com. The 23-year-old wrestling standout is five months removed from a knockout loss to […]

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