Germaine de Randamie Says Aspen Ladd ‘Didn’t Know Where She Was’ Prior to Stoppage

When it comes to striking in women’s MMA, one would be hard-pressed to find someone better than Germaine de Randamie, and maybe that’s why Herb Dean stopped her match with Aspen Ladd so quickly. View full post on Recent News on

Antonio Carlos Junior Didn’t Want To Wait

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Ahead of Bellator debut, Raymond Daniels reflects on first MMA fight: ‘I didn’t prepare myself at all’ 

One of the greatest kickboxers ever, Raymond Daniels, will make his second MMA outing this weekend at Bellator Birmingham and he feels he is far more prepared compared to his ill-fated debut in which he succumbed to a first-round submission to Jeremiah Metcalf at a Strikeforce event in June 2008. As for what prompted his […]

Dana White says Conor McGregor meeting didn’t happen in Miami, will try again for L.A.

Just a couple weeks back, UFC president Dana White said he was convinced Conor McGregor would return to the octagon in 2019 and that he would meet the former UFC two-division champion when he came to South Florida for UFC on ESPN+ 8 fight week. “I’m meeting with Conor in Miami in two weeks,” White […]

Paul Redmond relives emotional Bellator 217 win: ‘I didn’t want to be there’

Paul Redmond’s post-fight scrum was cut short following his victory over Charlie Leary at Bellator 217 when the Dubliner’s emotions got the better of him while he fielded questions from the gathered media. Although it was unclear at the time what had inspired such a reaction from the Irish lightweight, the Team Ryano fighter revealed […]

Stephen Thompson on KO loss to Anthony Pettis: ‘It was so ninja I didn’t even see it coming’

Gallery Anthony Pettis def. Stephen Thompson at UFC Nashville: Best photos NASHVILLE – Stephen Thompson is in disbelief he got knocked out by Anthony Pettis in highlight-reel fashion at UFC on ESPN+ 6. Thompson (14-4-1 MMA, 9-4-1 UFC) was floored by a Superman punch off the cage from Pettis (22-8 MMA, 9-7 UFC) in the […]

Jon Jones thankful ‘real warrior’ Anthony Smith didn’t take easy way out with DQ at UFC 235

LAS VEGAS – Anthony Smith may not have won a UFC title Saturday night, and he may have not even won a round. But it appears he earned quite a few people’s respect, including his champion opponent. Smith (31-14 MMA, 7-4 UFC) went the distance against light heavyweight champ Jon Jones (24-1 MMA, 18-1 UFC) […]

Anthony Smith: ‘Beatable’ Jon Jones didn’t run through me, he just shut me down 

Anthony Smith spent 25 minutes locked in a cage with Jon Jones and if there’s one thing he took away from the encounter, it’s this: He’s still confident that he has what it takes to beat Jones. Expectations were low for Smith heading into his world title opportunity at UFC 235. Yes, Smith was a […]

Cain Velasquez says he would have left MMA if UFC contract didn’t ‘make sense’

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — UFC 200 might have been the last time fans saw Cain Velasquez in the Octagon if the UFC had not made a comeback worth his while. The former two-time UFC heavyweight champion said his return from injury was contingent upon a new UFC contract. In the end, the two sides came […]

Gunnar Nelson relives bloody finish of Alex Oliveira: ‘The choke didn’t really do much’ 

Gunnar Nelson was forced to rally from behind to claim a submission win over Alex Oliveira after a hellish first five-minutes to their UFC 231 welterweight clash. After being on the receiving end of the Brazilian’s ground and pound early in the bout, Nelson took control of the contest when he established mount in the […]

Bellator 214’s Adel Altamimi: ‘I didn’t give up in the war,’ not about to give up on MMA

LOS ANGELES – If you haven’t heard about Adel Altamimi’s journey to Bellator, take a moment to check it out. The former Marine contractor from Iraq is finally getting his shot in the big show after a harrowing journey to the U.S. He’s also set for a big entrance on the main card of Bellator […]

Greg Hardy on Illegal Knee DQ: ‘I Really Didn’t Understand The Rule’

Greg Hardy’s Ultimate Fighting Championship debut didn’t go as planned, and according to Hardy, the aftermath may sting worse than the loss itself. View full post on Recent News on

Jonathan King’s recounts gruesome leg break: ‘I didn’t know what was going on’

Watching the footage, it’s unnerving at first to see Jonathan King’s reaction to his leg being shattered. There’s certainly no confusion about when or how it happened. About 20 seconds into his amateur bout against Chris Williams at an American Kombat Alliance (AKA) show in Bossier City, La., this last Saturday, King had a sharp […]

Remember when Ferguson was next for Nurmagomedov, and a McGregor rematch didn’t make sense? LOL, that was so 2018

Remember last year? You know, as in 2018? Now those were some wild times. Oh, what fun we had. What crazy things we saw and did and said. But all that’s in the past now that it’s 2019. Now we have to sober up and get with the program. If you know and understand this, […]

UFC 232 Embedded, Episode 3: ‘He didn’t do anything wrong. So the fight should happen’

In the third episode of UFC 232 Embedded, Amanda Nunes arrives in Las Vegas, Cris Cyborg goes to church, and Alexander Gustafsson checks out the Grand Canyon before finding out that there’s been a major change to his fight with Jon Jones. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Cris Cyborg Unhappy Promotion Didn’t Contact UFC 232 Fighters Regarding Location Change

The Ultimate Fighting Championship apparently didn’t do a good job informing those competing on the UFC 232 card that the event would be relocating from Las Vegas to California on less than one week’s notice. View full post on Recent News on

Drakkar Klose didn’t take Bobby Green’s weigh-in antics, insults personally

MILWAUKEE – Bobby Green almost instigated a tussle at the weigh-ins and trash-talked Drakkar Klose in the octagon at UFC on FOX 31. None of it bothered Klose (10-1-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC), who still considers Green (24-9-1 MMA, 5-4-1 UFC) a friend despite a heated confrontation at this past Saturday’s event. “That’s what he does to […]

Dan Ige didn’t feel like fighting, but 15 minutes of UFC experience is something money can’t buy

MILWAUKEE – Dan Ige told it how it he felt it after his unanimous decision win over Jordan Griffin on the UFC on FOX 31 prelims. Standing in the cage after the official announcement, Ige admitted he didn’t really “feel like” fighting when he walked out that night. Even after he’d won, he didn’t seem […]

Johnny Walker explains why he didn’t wear Brazil kit in impressive UFC debut

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Johnny Walker scored one of the most impressive wins by a UFC newcomer in 2018, knocking out Khalil Rountree in the opening round of their UFC Argentina main card bout and earning a Performance of the Night bonus Saturday night. But there’s a reason why he didn’t represent Brazil in the […]

Cynthia Calvillo says weigh-in only looked scary because she ‘didn’t want to give everybody a free show’

BUENOS AIRES — At UFC Argentina, Cynthia Calvillo discusses her first-round submission of Poliana Botelho, rebounding after her first career loss, missing weight on Friday, wanting to fight Michelle Waterson next, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

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