Joanna Jedrzejczyk reveals she didn’t suffer broken foot in Michelle Waterson fight, targeting title shot next

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports Former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk had a really good weekend with a dominant performance over Michelle Waterson on Saturday night and then received some welcome news on Sunday. Following her five-round unanimous decision victory, Jedrzejczyk was forced to walk on crutches due to a badly swollen foot that definitely appeared […]

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Didn’t Suffer Broken Foot in UFC Tampa Win Over Michelle Waterson

Although the visual evidence appeared to the contrary, Joanna Jedrzejczyk did not suffer a broken foot in her victory over Michelle Waterson on Saturday. View full post on Recent News on

Kayla Harrison ‘disappointed’ Cris Cyborg didn’t join PFL, but she wasn’t ‘surprised’ by choice

PFL Kayla Harrison wants to go down as the greatest fighter in the history of MMA. But the only way the two-time Olympic gold medalist is going to achieve that lofty goal is by taking on the best possible opposition. Her pursuit of that acclaimed title is one of the reasons why she lobbied hard […]

Justin Gaethje: ‘I almost didn’t make it’ to UFC on ESPN+ 16 headliner vs. Donald Cerrone

VANCOUVER – Justin Gaethje admits his fight with Donald Cerrone was briefly in jeopardy. Gaethje (20-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC), who meets Cerrone (36-12 MMA, 23-9 UFC) on Saturday in the UFC on ESPN+ 16 main event, said an eye infection nearly prevented him from making it to fight week for the anticipated matchup of lightweight contenders. […]

Derek Brunson explains why he didn’t hesitate to accept a challenge from lower-ranked Ian Heinisch

Derek Brunson | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Derek Brunson knows how hard it can be to land matchups with higher ranked fighters as you work your way into title contention. That’s why the veteran middleweight didn’t hesitate to accept the challenge of Ian Heinisch when he called for a fight against him following his win […]

Dana White on Nate Diaz’s joint at workouts: ‘I didn’t expect to ever see that in this sport’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The difference between UFC president Dana White and Nate Diaz’s personal relationship and their business relationship is night and day. Neither man has been shy to publicly speak about the other, with both airing their grievances while Diaz has been on the inactive list since his blockbuster rematch with Conor McGregor […]

Drakkar Klose respects UFC 241 opponent Christos Giagos for ‘showing up’ after Beneil Dariush didn’t

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Drakkar Klose didn’t even fight in his last scheduled matchup, but he still considers it a win. When his UFC on ESPN+ 13 opponent Beneil Dariush pulled out of their scheduled bout just days before their July bout, Klose (10-1-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) was skeptical. But further posts from Dariush on social […]

Nate Diaz Insists He Beat McGregor in Rematch: ‘I For Sure Didn’t Lose That Fight’

Nate Diaz has not fought since UFC 202 when he lost to Conor McGregor by majority decision. It was an extremely close fight that happened more than three years ago, and since then the Stockton native has been waiting for a fight. View full post on Recent News on

Walt Harris didn’t learn Aleksei Oleinik’s signature move when they trained together

SAN ANTONIO – Aleksei Oleinik mostly remembers working on his cardio with Walt Harris. The UFC heavyweights sparred a little bit, and Oleinik even offered pointers on wrestling defense. But he didn’t tell Harris how to escape an Ezekiel choke. “I didn’t teach it, but he didn’t ask,” Oleinik told reporters, including MMA Junkie, at […]

Alexander Hernandez didn’t lose ‘an ounce of confidence’ after Donald Cerrone loss

SAN ANTONIO – Alexander Hernandez sees the mistake he made in his first UFC loss against Donald Cerrone, and he doesn’t expect to have the same issues going into Saturday’s matchup with Francisco Trinaldo at UFC on ESPN 4. After talking a big game prior to his high-profile bout with “Cowboy” at UFC on ESPN+ […]

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 […]

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