Pena: “Fighting Makes Me Feel Alive”

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Jon Jones defends tactical title defense, but ‘it doesn’t feel good to be booed’

Lost in the fact that Jon Jones recorded his 10th successful defense of the UFC light heavyweight title ( the second straight of his current reign) is that he actually did something he’d never done before in MMA competition: he won a split decision. Two judges gave Jones 48-47 scores following five rounds in the […]

Chael Sonnen explains retirement after Bellator 222: ‘I feel like I used all of my toughness up’

NEW YORK— “The American Gangster” is hanging up the gloves following Friday night’s Bellator 222 event at Madison Square Garden. In a heartfelt, and at times emotional, post-fight news conference Chael Sonnen detailed his decision to walk away from the sport of mixed martial arts. Sonnen said the retirement was not predetermined before the fight […]

Alexander Gustafsson Confirms Retirement: ‘I Don’t Feel Like I Have It in Me Anymore’

Shortly after Alexander Gustafsson suffered a disappointing defeat to Anthony Smith in the UFC Stockholm headliner, he took his gloves off in the Octagon and exited with a simple message: “The show is over, guys.” View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Cat Zingano ‘Would Rather Have a Baby 10 Times’ Than Feel Pain of UFC 232 Eye Injury Again

Cat Zingano has had her fair share of injuries during her time as an MMA fighter including a dislocated jaw, broken ribs and knee injuries, but they all pale in comparison to the pain she went through after she suffered an eye injury courtesy of a high-kick from Megan Anderson at UFC 232 in December. View […]

Rachael Ostovich before UFC on ESPN+ 1: ‘I already feel like I won’ just by fighting

NEW YORK – The lead-up to Rachael Ostovich’s fight at UFC on ESPN+ 1 has been nothing short of tumultuous. She overcame a heavy amount of personal anguish but remains excited for the chance to compete Saturday night. Less than two weeks after being booked to fight Paige VanZant at UFC on ESPN+ 1, Ostovich […]

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 […]

Bellator chief Scott Coker: ‘It does feel good’ to bring major MMA back to Hawaii before UFC

(This story first published in Thursday’s print edition of USA TODAY.) HONOLULU – For the first time in more than 10 years, a major MMA organization is visiting the Hawaiian Islands, and the man behind the effort hopes it will become an annual affair. “It’s something that I’d like to come here once a year […]

Morales Won’t Feel Like UFC Fighter Until He Wins

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Tony Ferguson on UFC stripping interim title: ‘How do you think I f*cking feel?’

LAS VEGAS — Tony Ferguson will walk to the Octagon at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night without gold on his shoulder. That’s not something he readily accepts. “El Cucuy” was the UFC’s interim lightweight champion until the belt was taken away following a severe knee injury he sustained prior to a scheduled fight with Khabib […]

C.B. Dollaway on Herb Dean’s controversial UFC Moscow stoppage: ‘I don’t feel like I got protected’

C.B. Dollaway’s short-notice matchup against Khalid Murtazaliev ended up being one of the biggest headlines out of UFC Moscow for all of the wrong reasons. Dollaway faced Octagon newcomer Murtazaliev on less than a week’s notice earlier this month at UFC Moscow after his first two scheduled opponents, Omari Akhmedov and Artem Frolov, withdrew from […]

Morning Report: Miesha Tate: ‘I would feel the same way as Nate Diaz does’ about UFC 25th anniversary press conference

On Friday afternoon, the UFC held a 25th anniversary press conference in Los Angeles to promote a bevy a newly announced fights, including the return of Nate Diaz after a two-year absence from the cage. Unfortunately for Diaz, the show was stolen when the presser concluded with the UFC announcing the fight everyone has been […]

Max Holloway Still Undergoing Tests, But is ‘Starting to Feel Better’

After Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Max Holloway pulled out of his UFC 226 bout with Brian Ortega with “concussion like symptoms,” it sent a scare through the mixed martial arts world. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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