Manuwa: “Nobody Is Going To Be Able To Take What I’m Bringing”

“I don’t even hope he’s ready for it. I know that with what we’ve been working on, nobody is going to be able to take what I’m bringing.” Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Titan FC COO Lex McMahon explains why promotion is going to Kazakhstan

Titan FC’s leadership, Lex McMahon and Jeff Aronson, had been pondering the idea of taking their show on the road — out of the country — for some time. The South Florida-based promotion had stayed domestic to this point, but McMahon and Aronson wanted to shake some things up. “We had been looking for kind […]

Tyron Woodley has a plan to get Colby Covington to swear off takedowns, and no, it’s probably not going to work

Gallery Photos: Best of Tyron Woodley view 33 images Imagine traveling in time back to the year 2011 and telling an MMA fan watching a Strikeforce Challengers show that not only would former college wrestling standout Tyron Woodley be UFC champion some day, he’d also be on TMZ trying to bait future opponents into foregoing […]

Deron Winn says Tom Lawlor might be back in MMA because his ‘acting career’ isn’t going so well

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — After the Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 press conference at The Forum, Deron Winn discusses his fight with Tom Lawlor, this event potentially elevating his name in MMA, his wrestling pedigree, Lawlor’s pro wrestling exploits and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Bas Rutten: Ryan Hall ‘going to be a tough fight’ for B.J. Penn

Bas Rutten can empathize with fighters who struggle with retirement issues. It’s hard to walk away from the spotlight, the money, and the fame, which is why so many end up returning to act ion, usually to diminishing returns — with UFC Hall of Famer and former two-weight class champion B.J. Penn frequently mentioned near […]

Calvin Kattar fed off adversity going into last fight of UFC contract

It doesn’t take much to get Calvin Kattar geared up for fight night. But the chance to bounce back from a rare loss and impress the brass on the last bout of his contract certainly didn’t hurt. Kattar (19-3) returned to the win column in impressive fashion at UFC Moncton in October, needing less than […]

Derrick Lewis on UFC 230 Loss: Daniel Cormier Did What We Thought He Was Going to Do

There weren’t many surprises for Derrick Lewis when it came the approach of Daniel Cormier at UFC 230. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Cormier: People Can Love Lewis But He’s Going To Lose At UFC 230

“This is a guy who believes in himself and believes in that one punch ability to the point that he doesn’t quit whenever he is getting absolutely beat up and that makes him super dangerous.” Hear what @DC_MMA thinks about his opponent @TheBeast_UFC #UFC230 pic.twitter.com/RL2CPTdXMT — UFC News (@UFCNews) November 1, 2018 There is no […]

If Derrick Lewis fights like Ryan Seacrest, Daniel Cormier is definitely going to win at UFC 230

Daniel Cormier’s fight-week schedule for UFC 230 included a trip to “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” where he laid out his strategy in facing Derrick Lewis. My opponent is a very big guy, so I need to take him down,” Cormier told hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. At that point, Cormier demonstrated a few […]

Michael Johnson Is Going To ‘Keep Riding The Featherweight Train’

Michael Johnson punches Andre Fili in their lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at Pinnacle Bank Arena on August 25, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)” align=”center"” />Styles make fights. So when Michael Johnson heard that Artem Lobov needed an opponent for Saturday night’s UFC Moncton […]

Ryan Bader: ‘I’m Not Going To Put Fedor on a Pedestal’

MMA Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament concludes on Jan. 26 at The Forum in Inglewood, California, where light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader will meet former Pride Fighting Championships heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko in the final. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Anik Inks New UFC Deal and Couldn’t Imagine Going Anywhere Else

 When Jon Anik joined the UFC in 2011, it was a dream job for the veteran broadcaster.On Monday, Anik inked a new four-year deal to remain the play-by-play voice of the UFC and, once again, fantasy has become reality. Truth be told, Anik couldn’t imagine himself in any other role, because he considers that Octagonside […]

Is Conor McGregor really going to ‘face the next in line,’ and what would that even look like?

Conor McGregor started from the bottom and now he’s here. This much, we know. But after running up against a rock-solid roadblock in the form of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, where does he go from here? That’s been the question ever since the dust settled on that chaotic night, but McGregor […]

Ryan Bader: Fedor Emelianenko bout big for legacy, but ‘I’m not going to put him on a pedestal’

Throughout a four-year run in PRIDE, Fedor Emelianenko got past the likes of Mirko “Cro Cop,” Mark Hunt, Mark Coleman, and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira to solidify his status as a heavyweight legend. By the time Emelianenko was done with his unbeaten stint there in 2006, Ryan Bader had yet to have his professional MMA debut. […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov issues warning to Conor McGregor fans after tense UFC 229 weigh-ins: ‘I’m going to smash your boy’

The final faceoff before the UFC 229 main event was worth the wait. Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor were unable to get on the same page at a press conference on Thursday, with Nurmagomedov leaving the premises before a late McGregor could arrive, but their confrontation at Friday’s ceremonial weigh-ins made up for […]

Sergio Pettis: Saturday I’m Going To Get This Knockout

Great fighters create legacies through hard work, spectacle and winning. Sergio Pettis has never lived in the shadow of his big brother, former champion Anthony Pettis, but rather used his bond with Anthony to improve as a fighter. And it’s paying off. In June, Sergio took on and defeated longtime flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez by […]

Trading Shots: Why is the UFC going after its own fans on social media – again?

By aggressively asserting copyright claims against fans online, is the UFC pursuing a counterproductive strategy? Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss in this week’s Trading Shots. * * * * Fowlkes: So here’s something weird, Danny. Earlier this week I saw that a person I follow on […]

Kendall Grove says more states need to sanction bare-knuckle boxing, because it’s ‘going to blow up’

BILOXI, Miss. — After his Bare Knuckle FC 2 win, Kendall Grove discusses his first bare-knuckle boxing experience, his fight against Bruce Abramski, whether he’ll do bare knuckle again and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Bellator 204 staff picks: Who’s going rogue in our most lopsided picks ever?

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After going 11-1 at bantamweight, Raphael Assuncao calls for next title shot: ‘I don’t know what else I’ve got to do’

Say a fighter, any fighter, had posted an 11-1 UFC record at a certain weight class. Say that fighter also held a win over the current champion, and after banking 30 minutes of fight time with said champion, the series between the two was split 1-to-1 down the middle. In most cases, there’s a good […]

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