Sean O’Malley doesn’t believe Cody Garbrandt actually wants to fight him

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Sean O’Malley already considers himself the most talked-about bantamweight on the entire UFC roster, which is why he’s not surprised at all that he got Cody Garbrandt’s attention just recently. Ahead of his flyweight title fight against Deiveson Figueiredo being confirmed this past week, the former bantamweight champion had teased a […]

Ricardo Lamas hopes Ryan Hall ‘doesn’t underestimate’ ground game at UFC on ESPN+ 34

Ricardo Lamas is confident in his ground game. The UFC veteran feels good about his grappling skills ahead of his featherweight clash with jiu-jitsu specialist Ryan Hall at UFC on ESPN+ 34. The event is set to go down Aug. 29 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Lamas (19-8 MMA, 10-6 UFC) understands Hall […]

Alexander Volkanovski: Another Max Holloway rematch ‘doesn’t really make sense’ right now

Maybe a trilogy fight will happen down the line, but right now, UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski isn’t interested in another immediate rematch against former titleholder Max Holloway. Twice Volkanovski (22-1 MMA, 9-0 UFC) has competed against Holloway (21-6 MMA, 17-6 UFC) – and twice he has won by decision. Despite UFC president Dana White […]

Ariane Lipski doesn’t care who, but wants her hunger to guide her future

ABU DHABI – Ariane Lipski beat Luana Carolina with a first-round kneebar Saturday on the main card at UFC on ESPN+ 30 in Abu Dhabi. Take a look inside the fight with Lipski, who got her second straight UFC win after back-to-back losses to start her tenure with the promotion. Result: Ariane Lipski def. Luana […]

Petr Yan Doesn’t Think Jose Aldo Has Improved Much Since They Trained Together

The pre-fight trash talk between Petr Yan and Jose Aldo has been limited heading into the bantamweight title clash at UFC 251 — and for good reason. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Mike Dolce doesn’t think Jorge Masvidal will struggle to cut 22 pounds in a week for UFC 251

Despite the short-notice nature, Mike Dolce thinks Jorge Masvidal should be able to make weight for UFC 251 with relative ease. Masvidal got the call to face UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman this Saturday on just six days’ notice. According to Masvidal, he weighed 192 pounds on Saturday, which means he’d have to cut 22 […]

Luis Pena doesn’t think Robert Drysdale’s cornering of Max Rohskopf should be controversial

Luis Pena didn’t find MMA’s most recent controversy all that controversial. Pena (8-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC), a UFC lightweight, supports Robert Drysdale’s cornering of Max Rohskopf at this past Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 11 in Las Vegas. Drysdale was criticized by some in the MMA bubble for pushing his fighter in between rounds to continue […]

Alexander Gustafsson: Return at heavyweight doesn’t mean I’m staying there

Alexander Gustafsson may be returning as a heavyweight, but it likely won’t be his new home. Gustafsson (18-6 MMA, 10-6 UFC), who announced his retirement last June, is returning just over a year later when he faces Fabricio Werdum in the UFC’s July 25 event on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The three-time UFC light […]

Video: Mickey Gall doesn’t care if Mike Perry gets COVID-19, ‘I still want to fight him’

MMA Fighting Ahead of Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 12 welterweight co-main event, Mickey Gall talks to reporters about how he feels opponent Mike Perry has been developing, making the most of his time in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic, his excitement over having a high-profile slot on a card again, and more. View full post […]

Paige VanZant confident testing free agency after UFC 251: ‘My value doesn’t change whether I win or lose’

Nothing will stop Paige VanZant from testing the free agent market. The UFC strawweight is determined to fight out her UFC contract and become a free agent after UFC 251 on July 11 in Abu Dhabi. VanZant (8-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) takes on Brazilian prospect Amanda Ribas in the opening bout of the pay-per-view main card. […]

Anthony Smith Doesn’t Agree with Cornering of Max Rohskopf: ‘This Isn’t G—damn Bloodsport’

A little more than a month ago, many observers pleaded with Anthony Smith’s corner to stop the fight as “Lionheart” endured a pummeling at the hands of Glover Teixeira in the UFC Fight Night 171 headliner. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Austin Hubbard doesn’t fault Max Rohskopf for quitting on stool, but would never do same

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Even if Austin Hubbard’s fight with Max Rohskopf had gone to the third round, he was sure judges wouldn’t get involved. “I was ready to go out and finish him in the third round,” Hubbard said after his second-round TKO over Rohskopf that was called off after the newcomer said […]

Dana White Doesn’t Think Curtis Blaydes’ Performance Matched Fight Week ’S—t Talk’

Curtis Blaydes set a heavyweight record for takedowns against Alexander Volkov in the UFC on ESPN 11 main event, but it wasn’t a flawless performance. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Daniel Cormier: If Jorge Masvidal’s ‘white knights’ diss meant for me, it doesn’t work

Daniel Cormier has seen Jorge Masvidal’s criticism of “white knights” with commentating jobs who side with the UFC in the struggle for fighter pay. And the way Cormier sees it, if Masvidal was referring to him, he’s got it all wrong. Masvidal has been embroiled in a public dispute with the UFC over his contract […]

Frankie Edgar doesn’t expect size advantage at bantamweight: ‘I probably won’t be the biggest’

Even two weight classes south, Frankie Edgar still thinks he won’t be one of the biggest fighters in the division. The former UFC lightweight champion is expected to make his bantamweight debut on July 11. Edgar (23-8-1 MMA, 17-8-1 UFC) takes on contender Pedro Munhoz at UFC 251, which is part of the “Fight Island” […]

Dana White doesn’t buy UFC’s smaller cage resulting in better fights: ‘It’s all an illusion’

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Don’t count UFC president Dana White among those who believe a smaller octagon results in better fights. On Saturday night, UFC on ESPN 10 was the latest event held inside the Las Vegas’ APEX facility, where a 25-foot cage is used. Most events held outside the APEX […]

Jessica Eye Dismisses Fan Criticism: ‘It Just Doesn’t Matter To Me’

Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight Jessica Eye was unsurprisingly outspoken about her opportunity as a headliner as well as what it took to get there. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Tyson Nam Doesn’t Mind Having The Odds Stacked Against Him

Tyson Nam may be facing two straight UFC defeats, but he feels he’s still hitting his prime ahead of Saturday’s event in Las Vegas. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Angela Hill: Claudia Gadelha doesn’t want rematch because ‘fight is too hard for her’

Angela Hill won’t hold her breath waiting for a rematch with Claudia Gadelha. The former Invicta FC strawweight champion is interested in running back her fight with Gadelha after their competitive and controversial bout in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN 8 earlier this month. But despite wanting the rematch, Hill (12-8 MMA, 6-8 […]

Jan Blachowicz doesn’t buy Jon Jones vacating the title or retiring: ‘I think he’s just playing games’

Jan Blachowicz | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting After knocking out Corey Anderson back in February, Jan Blachowicz felt like it was only a matter of time before he had a contract with Jon Jones’ name on the other end of it. Now four months later, the Polish contender is still waiting on word about his […]

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