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 […]

Henry Cejudo’s callout of Valentina Shevchenko is ‘the wackiest sh*t’ Dana White’s ever heard

“You take a street fight, Ronda wins that fight and hurts him badly. You do an MMA fight, same result. Boxing match, Floyd Mayweather chews her up.” That was UFC president Dana White in May 2014, at the height of Ronda Rousey’s popularity, talking about how Rousey would beat up Floyd Mayweather if they ever […]

Dana White: ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ still the ‘greatest training ground ever for up and coming fighters’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting “The Ultimate Fighter” will soon make its return to the UFC airwaves. The long running reality series that helped launch the careers of fighters like Forrest Griffin, Michael Bisping and Rashad Evans went on hiatus after the UFC’s television contract with FOX came to an end last year. UFC president Dana […]

Clay Guida Not Contemplating Retirement, Feeling Better Than Ever Ahead Of UFC Newark

Recent UFC Hall of Fame inductee and 53-fight veteran Clay Guida says he’s feeling the best he’s ever felt, and the idea of retirement is the last thing on his mind as he gets set to take on another veteran this weekend in Jim Miller at UFC Newark. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Punahele Soriano More Motivated Than Ever

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Jan Blachowicz Expects To Face ‘Best Luke Rockhold Ever’ Despite Long Layoff

Despite Luke Rockhold’s long absence from the cage, Jan Blachowicz is expecting to face the best version of him on Saturday. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Andrea Lee Calls Win Over Montana De La Rosa ‘Probably the Worst Fight I’ve Ever Had’

In combat sports, it’s always a gift to emerge victorious when you’re not firing on all cylinders. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Joe Riggs Promises to Put on ‘Best Show Ever’ in Second BKFC Appearance

UFC veteran Joe Riggs is set to return to action at Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 6 when he takes on Walber Brito de Barros on Saturday. Riggs is excited to make his second appearance with the promotion after defeating Heriberto Tovar in his debut this past February. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Hot Tweets: Jordan Burroughs in the UFC and who is the worst UFC champion ever

On Saturday night, the UFC and Bellator go head-to-head in a rare Saturday double event. Even more rare, the Bellator card is arguably the stronger one. So instead of talking about any of those great fights, let’s discuss Jordan Burroughs coming to the UFC and who was a terrible UFC champion. Jordan Burroughs in the […]

Deron Winn doesn’t think close friend Daniel Cormier ‘should ever worry about a guy like Jon Jones ever again’

Deron Winn doesn’t have to look far for a blueprint for his budding MMA career. As a close friend of UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, Winn has had the opportunity to learn firsthand from one of the most successful fighters ever to make the transition from wrestling and at 29, he’s getting ready to leave […]

Conor McGregor shows support to Tony Ferguson: ‘Come back stronger than ever’

Gallery Photos: Tony Ferguson through the years Conor McGregor is backing Tony Ferguson through what are some clearly difficult times for the former interim UFC lightweight champion. Over the past few days some details about Ferguson’s (24-3 MMA, 13-1 UFC) life outside the cage have emerged, including a judge granting a restraining order preventing Ferguson […]

Nathaniel Wood says he isn’t sure if Tom Duquesnoy still fights: ‘All I ever see him doing is model shoots’

LONDON — At UFC London media day, Nathaniel Wood feels as though he will rise to the occasion for his first hometown bout under the UFC banner, explained why his win over Vaughan Lee was a turning point for him, the lost fight against Tom Duquesnoy and discussed how he can open himself up to […]

Jon Jones Praises ‘Most Well Put Together Coaching Staff Ever Assembled’ Ahead of UFC 235

Jon Jones had his first fight under the guidance of the Jackson-Wink MMA camp – then better known as Jackson’s MMA – back in 2009. After many years, multiple triumphs and more than a few setbacks as well, Jones’ loyalty hasn’t wavered. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Bellator 217 staff predictions: Who went rogue in our most lopsided picks ever?

Gallagher vs. Graham Price vs. Queally Crosbie vs. Olejniczak Gustab vs. Smullen MMAjunkie readers’ consensus picks 2019: 30-10 Gallagher (72%) Queally (80%) Crosbie (84%) Smullen (79%) Dan Tom @DanTomMMA 2019: 30-10 Gallagher Queally Crosbie Smullen Brian Garcia @thegoze 2019: 30-10 2017 Champion Gallagher Queally Crosbie Smullen Trent Reinsmith @TrentReinsmith 2019: 30-10 Gallagher Queally Crosbie Smullen Matt […]

Morning Report: Joe Rogan calls Francis Ngannou ‘the scariest guy I’ve ever seen’

On Sunday evening, Francis Ngannou reintroduced himself to the MMA world, knocking out former two-time UFC champion Cain Velasquez in just 26 seconds at UFC Phoenix. It was the biggest win of Ngannou’s career to date and potentially set him up for another shot at the heavyweight title later this year. Perhaps more importantly, it […]

Anthony Smith says Covington is ‘the most skittish person I’ve ever seen’ off-camera: ‘He looks like a scared cat’

Anthony Smith has heard enough from Colby Covington. The 30-year-old light heavyweight, who challenges Jon Jones for the 205-pound title at UFC 235, made a point to fire back at Covington earlier this month on Twitter after Covington took a seemingly random jab at Jones. And for Smith, there was more behind the exchange than […]

Bellator 216’s Mirko Cro Cop feels better than ever at 44, knows ‘it won’t last forever’

NEW YORK – Mirko Cro Cop has retired and un-retired during more than two decades competing in combat sports. At 44, Cro Cop (37-11-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) knows he can’t continue forever. But right now, everything is holding up, patience for age questions aside. “I’m very close to the end of my line,” a terse Cro […]

James Vick: The Gaethje Fight Was The Worst Weight Cut I’ve Ever Had

In the wake of his biggest career opportunity and perhaps his worst setback, James Vick has made some major adjustments and is ready to bounce back. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Moraes Feeling Better Than Ever

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Bellator 214 Countdown, Episode 3: ‘Ryan Bader is one of the strongest fighters I have ever met’

On the third episode of Bellator 214 Countdown, Fedor Emelianenko reluctantly poses with championship gold, and Ryan Bader prepares to step into the cage with a legend in the finals of the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix on Jan. 26 in Inglewood, Calif. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

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