Vitor Belfort explains disappointing end to UFC run: ‘I was just going through my contract’

Vitor Belfort | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Vitor Belfort is clear when it comes to placing blame on the person responsible for his struggles in his last few years with the UFC. That person? Himself. Some decline is to be expected for 23-year MMA veteran entering his 40s. But a 1-3 end to his UFC […]

Tim Elliott Loves Going Against The Grain

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UFC 249 Aftermath: If this is really it for Henry Cejudo, ‘Triple C’ is going out on top

Henry Cejudo | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On Saturday evening at UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Fla., Henry Cejudo became only the second person in history to successfully defend titles in two different UFC weight classes when he stopped Dominick Cruz with strikes in the second round of their co-main event fight. After the bout, the […]

Michelle Waterson: Going the distance with Joanna Jedrzejczyk was ‘huge eye-opener’

Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Michelle Waterson after their fight at UFC Tampa on Oct. 12, 2019 | Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports A dozen years into her MMA career, Michelle Waterson is still finding first-time experiences. Joanna Jedrzejczyk wasn’t the first former UFC strawweight champion Waterson fought. But when the two went the distance at UFC Tampa […]

Chuck Liddell Reveals Serious Neck Injury Going Into Tito Ortiz Trilogy Match

Ultimate Fighting Championship hall of famer Chuck Liddell has decided to come clean about his ailment leading up to his 2018 match with Tito Ortiz. View full post on Recent News on

Combat Rewind, April 29: You’re going to want to see a 26-year-old Ray Sefo in action

There’s “Flashback Friday” and “Throwback Thursday” (and Tuesday, too, if you want). But at MMA Junkie, we figured why not expand that to every day? “Combat Rewind” brings you some of combat sports’ best highlights from every calendar day of the year. It’s a look back at history, courtesy of the UFC Fight Pass archives, […]

Cormier Expects Retirement Fight to Occur in Empty Venue: ‘It’s Going to End That Way’

If Daniel Cormier’s mixed martial arts career ends in a largely empty arena, that’s just fine with him. View full post on Recent News on

Chase Hooper hopes he’ll still fight May 16 to ‘keep momentum going’ — in and out of the Octagon

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Chase Hooper has found himself in a unique position one fight into his UFC career. Following a first-round TKO win over Daniel Teymur at UFC 245, the youngest fighter on the UFC roster has a lot of momentum, both in and out of the octagon. Unfortunately for Hooper, the ongoing coronavirus […]

Michael Bisping regrets taking Kelvin Gastelum fight, feared going fully blind afterward

Michael Bisping | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Michael Bisping has never been one to pass up on an opportunity. That attitude almost cost him dearly in the twilight of his career. The former UFC middleweight champion’s eye issues are well-documented and date back to 2013, when he suffered a detached retina in his right eye […]

UFC 249 breakdown: Tony Ferguson, Justin Gaethje both bring pressure. Who was going to get the finish?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the scrapped main event for UFC 249, which was to feature two of the most exciting fighters in the sport. Set to take place Saturday at Tachi Palace Resort Casino in California, UFC 249 was canceled due to the ongoing […]

The secret to Jan Blachowicz’s recent UFC success? Going ‘back to the roots’

Jan Blachowicz is enjoying the best form of his UFC career, and says there’s a clear reason for his success. Blachowicz (26-8 MMA, 9-5 UFC) has won seven of his last eight and is riding a three-fight win streak following wins over Luke Rockhold, Ronaldo Souza, and most recently, a first-round knockout of Corey Anderson […]

Daniel Cormier would love to be UFC president one day, but ‘Dana’s going to be here for a long time’

Daniel Cormier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting As Daniel Cormier begins thinking about life after retirement, the former two-division champion would be crazy not to consider a future where he’s an executive with the UFC. In fact, retired welterweight contender Ben Askren recently floated the question about Cormier eventually taking over as UFC president once […]

With UFC 249 off, Jessica Andrade consoled herself by going straight to McDonald’s

Jessica Andrade’s week might have been a tad more hectic than the rest. After flying over to the U.S., cutting weight, losing her opponent, then having the entire UFC 249 event postponed, former UFC women’s strawweight champion Andrade decided she might as well cheat on her diet. Andrade, who lives in Brazil, was scheduled to […]

Dana White on UFC 249: ‘I said that this fight is going to go on and it will’

Dana White | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC 249 main event is in jeopardy, but Dana White is determined that the show must go on. With UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov stuck in Russia due to a travel ban because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, his fight against Tony Ferguson may not happen on […]

Israel Adesanya: ‘Next Four Weeks is Going to Make and Break Some People’

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya issued a message regarding the coronavirus pandemic in a way that only he can. View full post on Recent News on

Morning Report: Daniel Cormier on the coronavirus impacting UFC events: ‘When the UFC comes back, they’re going to put on massive fight cards every single week’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It’s strange and uncertain times in the world today, perhaps nowhere more so than in the sports world. Practically every major sporting league on the planet has closed up shop amid the coronavirus pandemic and as the situation worsens, the timeline for things to return to normal is trending towards months […]

Leon Edwards Wants Tyron Woodley Bout Rescheduled: ‘This Fight’s Not Going Nowhere’

UFC London could have been Leon Edwards’ big moment. View full post on Recent News on

Johnny Walker reacts to Nikita Krylov loss: Going three rounds revealed holes in my game

It’s back to the drawing board for Johnny Walker. After an incredible run to start out his UFC tenure, Walker (17-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has dropped his last two in a row, most recently, a unanimous decision loss to Nikita Krylov this past weekend at UFC on ESPN+ 28 in Brasilia, Brazil. He went the distance […]

Stipe Miocic expects summer trilogy with Daniel Cormier: ‘He’s going to lose again’

Stipe Miocic’s health is rapidly improving and the UFC heavyweight champion says he is ready to put the final nail in the coffin of Daniel Cormier’s career. All signs point to a third and final encounter between Miocic (19-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC) and Cormier (22-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) going down this summer. It’s what the […]

Sean Brady plans to prove UFC Norfolk position not going to be his for long

Unless something changes between now and Saturday night, Sean Brady is going to find himself in a very unfamiliar position – though he’s doing his best to make the best of his spot. “I’ve never been the first fight, ever, even in my amateur career,” Brady told MMA Junkie. “It’s going to be a new […]

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