GoFundMe page started for former UFC fighter Sam Stout after death of his month-old daughter

A GoFundMe page has been started for former UFC fighter Sam Stout and his family after the death of their month-old daughter. Stout announced the unfortunate news last week on Instagram. The 36-year-old said his daughter passed away in her sleep. “Most of you already know that we lost Sydney Love Stout in her sleep […]

Rodrigo Nascimento happy to honor former coach in UFC: ‘He changed my life’

Rodrigo Nascimento makes his UFC debut at Saturday night’s UFC on ESPN 8 show in Florida. | Photo via Rodrigo Nascimento Rodrigo Nascimento went through a lot in a decade between a surprising invitation at the door of a lan house in Brazil and his UFC debut. Nascimento, who enters the octagon for the first […]

Alberto El Patron, Combate Americas and former WWE star, arrested

Jose A. Rodriguez Chucuan, who was best known for his headlining run in WWE as Alberto Del Rio and recently competed in Combate Americas as Alberto El Patron, recently was arrested in San Antonio and charged with sexual assault, according to a report by NBC News 4 San Antonio. According to the report, Chucuan, a […]

Former champ T.J. Dillashaw picks Dominick Cruz to dethrone Henry Cejudo at UFC 249

Former bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw has a vested interest in the co-main event title fight on May 9. The bantamweight championship will be on the line at UFC 249 when champion Henry Cejudo takes on ex-champ Dominick Cruz. Having fought both guys before, Dillashaw gave his prediction for the fight, and is leaning towards the […]

Watch former UFC champs Chuck Liddell, Luke Rockhold in ‘Cagefighter: Worlds Collide’ trailer

Former UFC champions Chuck Liddell and Luke Rockhold will star in the upcoming “Cagefighter: Worlds Collide” movie. The action movie details the journey of world champion MMA fighter Reis Gibbons (Alex Montagnani) who is eventually pitted against AEW wrestling superstar Randy Stone (Jon Moxley) for his sixth title defense in a story in which the […]

Report: Former UFC champ Cain Velasquez released by WWE

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Cain Velasquez is no longer under a member of the WWE roster. According to longtime pro wrestling reporter Dave Meltzer during the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Velasquez was released by World Wrestling Entertainment as part of the company’s budget cuts due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The former UFC […]

Former UFC champ Cody Garbrandt vs. Raphael Assuncao rescheduled for June 6

Former UFC champ Cody Garbrandt champ will make his final bantamweight stop against Raphael Assuncao in June. After their originally scheduled matchup fell apart at the canceled UFC Columbus in March, Garbrandt (11-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and Assuncao (27-7 MMA, 11-3 UFC) will run it back on an unnamed UFC card on June 6. The […]

Bellator champion Ilima-Lei MacFarlane files lawsuit against school, former coach for alleged sexual abuse

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bellator flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane and two other former students have filed a lawsuit in Honolulu, Hawaii against their former school and basketball coach, who they allege sexually abused them. News of the lawsuit was first reported by Hawaii News Now on Thursday. According to records from the Honolulu Circuit Court, […]

Bellator champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane alleges sexual abuse by former school coach in lawsuit

(Editor’s note: Story updated to include lengthy statement from Macfarlane on Instagram.) Bellator women’s flyweight champion Ilima Lei-Macfarlane is speaking out about being the victim of alleged sexual abuse – and she’s taking action. Macfarlane, 30, along with her older sister, Mahina Macfarlane Souza, and an unnamed former Punahou School student filed a lawsuit Thursday […]

Bellator Champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane Sues School, Former Coach Over Alleged Sexual Abuse

Bellator MMA flyweight champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane is going public with accusations that her former coach sexually abused her and other students when she was young. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Former UFC champ Luke Rockhold ‘might be getting an itch’ to fight again

Luke Rockhold appears to be leaning toward fighting again despite encouragement from UFC president Dana White to retire following his most recent setback. Rockhold (16-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC), the former UFC and Strikeforce middleweight champion, is coming off back-to-back knockout losses and hasn’t had his hand raised since September 2017. He last lost by second-round […]

Former UFC, Strikeforce Competitor Roger Gracie Details Difficult Battle with COVID-19

Roger Gracie recently had a scary encounter with the COVID-19 virus. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Former Bellator, WSOF Competitor Isaiah Chapman Dead at Age 30

Former Bellator MMA and World Series of Fighting competitor Isaiah Chapman is dead at the age of 30. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Former UFC Owners Forego Salaries, Donate to Help with Coronavirus Emergency Response

Station Casinos, which are owned by Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, will donate $1 million to Nevada’s emergency response fund to help with coronavirus relief in the state, according to a report from Las Vegas-based station KSNV. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Former UFC champ Tim Sylvia says birth of son altered his fighting spirit

It’s been more than a dozen years since Tim Sylvia fought in the UFC, and six and a half years since he retired from the sport. At UFC 41 in 2003, Sylvia won the heavyweight title with a first-round knockout of Ricco Rodriguez in just his second fight with the promotion and cemented himself as […]

Bellator free fight: Vadim Nemkov dismantles a former champion at Bellator 194

Surging Bellator light heavyweight contender Vadim Nemkov stands one win away from capturing the promotion’s 205-pound title as he prepares to take on two-division champion Ryan Bader at Bellator 242 in San Jose on May 9 (pending the resumption of normal activities in the state of California due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Nemkov’s rise through […]

Former UFC Champion Conor McGregor ‘Praying Daily’ for Coronavirus-Ravaged Italy

Count Conor McGregor among those who has Italy in his prayers during the coronavirus pandemic. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Former MMA fighter Cedric Marks charged with murder of Minnesota woman in 2009

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A former MMA fighter accused in two Texas slayings is one of two people charged in the death of a woman who was abducted from a Minnesota domestic violence shelter 11 years ago, authorities said Monday. Cedric Marks, 45, of Killeen, Texas, has been charged in Hennepin County with second-degree murder in […]

Former UFC fighter Abel Trujillo accepts plea agreement following child sexual exploitation charges

Former UFC fighter Abel Trujillo has accepted a plea agreement while avoiding felony charges in a child sexual exploitation case in Castle Rock, Colo. The 36-year-old veteran had initially been charged with attempted sexual exploitation of a child, promotion of obscenity to a minor and sexual exploitation of a child (self/publish) but ultimately agreed to […]

Former UFC champ Daniel Cormier honored as first to 50 clean USADA tests

LAS VEGAS – Former two-weight UFC champion Daniel Cormier was the first MMA athlete under the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency program to reach 50 “flawless” drug tests, and Thursday he was honored for it. During a presentation at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Cormier (22-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC), the former champ at heavyweight and light […]

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