What are Paulie Malignaggi and Artem Lobov really selling, and are we seriously going to buy it?

There’s still a month left before they actually fight, and already Paulie Malignaggi has his dial cranked up to 11. Seriously, you saw him at Monday’s Bare Knuckle FC press conference, right? Or you at least read the quotes afterward? This guy showed up in a nifty blue suit and hat, tried to bop Artem […]

Pedro Munhoz: ‘B*tch* Aljamain Sterling is ‘going to pay’ for Twitter trash talk

RIO DE JANEIRO — At UFC 237, a fired up Pedro Munhoz discusses his UFC 238 showdown against Aljamain Sterling, not getting a title shot after his win over Cody Garbrandt, Sterling’s trash talk, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Duke Roufus going to talk tons of trash to Pettis in preparation for Diaz: ‘I’m going to be a homie for a while’

There are only a few lottery tickets left in mixed martial arts that guarantee the recipient a big-stage opportunity, regardless of whether or not a title is up for grabs. On Saturday night, amid the craziness of UFC 237, Anthony Pettis was given one of those lottery tickets. Pettis is slated to meet Octagon superstar […]

Cannonier: “I’m Going To Get In His Grill And Break It”

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Macy Chiasson Confident Going into Short-Notice Bout Against Sarah Moras at UFC Ottawa

Macy Chiasson wanted to get back into the Octagon quickly after she beat Gina Mazany at UFC 235 in March, and she is doing exactly that on Saturday. The mixed martial artist will step in on short-notice to take on Sarah Moras at UFC Fight Night 151. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Justin Gaethje on fighting Nurmagomedov: ‘He’s not going to go out there and dominate me in a wrestling match’

Justin Gaethje scored perhaps the most impressive victory of his career last month when he knocked out Edson Barboza with a wicked first-round punch at UFC Philadelphia. The win gave Gaethje back-to-back knockouts following a similar performance last August against James Vick — and in today’s UFC climate, where the manner an athlete wins is […]

Why Bellator champion Ilima Lei-Macfarlane believes ‘I’m going to lose every fight’

One could hardly blame Ilima Lei-Macfarlane if she was confident on the verge of arrogant at this stage of her career. After all, she’s made a sport as difficult as mixed martial arts look as easy as can possibly be during her four years as a pro. The proud Hawaiian is 9-0 as she heads […]

Muhammad Going Back To The Basics

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Kelvin Gastelum on Khabib-McGregor Feud: ‘Somebody Is Going to End up Getting Hurt or Shot’

Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum returns to the Octagon next weekend at UFC 236 to take on Israel Adesanya for the interim UFC middleweight title. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Colby Covington knows Kamaru Usman is going to fight him ‘emotional’: ‘I’m living rent-free’ in his head

If ever one needed a reminder of how explosive the rivalry is becoming between UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and his next opponent, Colby Covington, look no farther than the brouhaha that erupted inside a Las Vegas casino the day after Usman captured his title with a dominant win over Tyron Woodley at UFC 235. […]

Jose Aldo ‘still can’t say’ if he’s going to fight at UFC 237 because of knee infection

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo discusses his recent hospitalization due to a knee infection, whether the issue will keep him out of his UFC 237 fight against Alexander Volkanovski, his future plans, Conor McGregor, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

‘It’s going to be a bloodbath’: Molly McCann on UFC London bout with Priscila Cachoeira

Molly McCann expects Priscila Cachoeira to swing for the fences from the first bell of their flyweight bout at UFC London this March. “Meatball” was told in no uncertain terms that another submission loss could trigger her exit from the promotion following her debut loss at UFC Liverpool. Due to Cachoeira’s one-sided loss in her […]

Once called a ‘clown’, free-agent Michel Pereira hopes for UFC deal after going viral

ROAD FC is a big MMA promotion in South Korea, but not many hardcore fans would spend a Saturday morning watching the show. Yet, even if you missed the card on Feb. 23, you probably heard about Michel Pereira. The Brazilian middleweight has been fighting all over the world over the past three years, but […]

UFC 235 Embedded, Episode 2: ‘I’m going in there to test his heart’

On the second episode of UFC 235 Embedded, Kamaru Usman gets a friendly message from lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, Anthony Smith goes sightseeing in New York City, Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren do the media rounds, Jon Jones goes through intense cardio preparation, plus much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Tyron Woodley believes ‘nervous’ Kamaru Usman trying to ‘reassure’ himself going into UFC 235

LOS ANGELES — As far as UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is concerned, Kamaru Usman’s projection of confidence heading into their UFC 235 co-feature bout is actually an attempt at convincing himself he can win, when he doesn’t really believe it himself. “He says a lot of stuff and sometimes when people talk too much, […]

Byrd: “I’m going to come get him”

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Marcos Rogerio de Lima issues warning to Stefan Struve: ‘I’m going there to brawl’

Marcos Rogerio de Lima scored a decision win over Adam Wieczorek in his return to heavyweight division at UFC 230, and that was enough to earn him a fight with a ranked opponent. “Pezao” will enter the Octagon Saturday in Prague, Czech Republic, for a co-main event clash with No. 15 ranked Stefan Struve, and […]

Benito Lopez: Manny Bermudez going to ‘pay for everything he said’ ahead of UFC on ESPN 1

PHOENIX – Benito Lopez is doing his best to stay cool ahead of his UFC on ESPN 1 clash with Manny Bermudez, but if he’s being honest, “The Golden Boy” will admit it’s a little bit of a grudge match. “It’s a little personal, honestly, I can’t lie,” Lopez told MMAjunkie at a media day […]

UFC 234 Embedded, Episode 3: ‘I’m going to bring back the Anderson of old’

On the third episode of UFC 234 Embedded, Anderson Silva finds artwork dedicated to him on the streets of Melbourne, Kelvin Gastelum hits up a local barbershop, Sam Alvey and Jim Crute run into each other on the street ahead of their fight, Israel Adesanya looks forward to fighting the best version of Silva, plus […]

Bellator 216’s Michael Page on Paul Daley: ‘I’m going to treat him like a child’

The Bellator 216 grudge match between Michael Page and Paul Daley is getting closer, which means the talk between the two rivals is heating up. The history between Page (13-0 MMA, 9-0 BMMA) and Daley (40-1-6-2 MMA, 6-3 BMMA) goes back several years, and the distain between the two British athletes is real. They will […]

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