Dana White: Spencer Fisher ‘not the first and he’s definitely not going to be the last’ to deal with brain trauma

Photo by Jim Kemper/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Spencer Fisher opened a lot of eyes with revelations about the dramatic ways his life has changed while dealing with severe brain trauma suffered after spending years battling with the best fighters in the world. The former UFC lightweight, who was forced to retire in 2013 after […]

Dana White Reacts to Spencer Fisher’s Admission of CTE: He’s Not Going to Be the Last’

Spencer Fisher will never be the same following a 33-fight MMA career that included 17 bouts in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Amanda Ribas reflects on breakout 2020 campaign, Paige VanZant going from opponent to training partner

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images While 2020 brought a lot of negativity to the world, the positive presence of Amanda Ribas was a welcome change of pace. Ribas improved to 4-0 in the UFC with a pair of impressive victories in 2020. The 27-year-old earned a unanimous decision win over Randa Markos […]

Deiveson Figueiredo responds to ‘fatso’ Henry Cejudo: ‘I am going to knock you out’

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC It didn’t take long for UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo to clap back at Henry Cejudo. Taking to Instagram, the Brazilian put out a warning to the former two-division champion, who retired this past May after defending the bantamweight belt. “Hey Cejudo, look at me fatso,” said Figueredo. “I am […]

Anthony Pettis explains signing with PFL, relishes ‘target on my back’ going into season

Anthony Pettis had multiple reasons for joining the PFL upon the completion of his UFC contract. Pettis (24-10), a former UFC and WEC lightweight champion, fought out the final bout on his contract at UFC Fight Night 183 in December, earning a unanimous decision win over Alex Morono. Not long after the fight, Pettis announced […]

Video: Jon Jones says he’s not going back to light heavyweight. Believe him?

For all intents and purposes, former UFC champion Jon Jones got bored with the light heavyweight division, and that’s why he’s moving up to heavyweight – apparently for good. Jones made that clear when he said he has “no intentions of ever going back to light heavyweight,” a division he’s ruled for almost a decade […]

Morning Report: Alexander Volkanovski believes he’s going to ‘break’ Brian Ortega

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For the last year, the UFC featherweight title has been held up by the ongoing rivalry between current champion Alexander Volkanovski and former champion Max Holloway. In October though, former title challenger Brian Ortega outclassed Chan Sung Jung, inserting himself into the title conversation once again. It was a performance that […]

Jon Jones vows permanent change of divisions: ‘I have no intentions of ever going back to light heavyweight’

Jon Jones | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting We might have seen the last of Jon Jones at light heavyweight. The undisputed best 205-pounder in the world for the past decade, “Bones” is on track to make a long-awaited jump up to the heavyweight division in 2021 after teasing the move for years. Jones successfully defended […]

Jon Jones: ‘I Have No Intentions of Ever Going Back to Light Heavyweight’

If former Ultimate Fighting Championship champ Jon Jones has his choice, he will never go back down to 205 pounds. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Today in MMA history: Conor McGregor knocks out Jose Aldo, going from jester to king in 13 seconds

(This story first published on Dec. 12, 2017.) Months of buildup. Dozens of interviews. Thousands of miles traveled and multiple countries visited on a press tour that seemed to go on forever. Then 13 seconds in the cage. That was how the saga of Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo finally ended on Dec. 12, 2015. […]

UFC 256 Embedded, Episode 3: ‘We’re going to go cause some mischief’

In the third episode of UFC 256 Embedded, cameras catch up with Junior Dos Santos, Deiveson Figueiredo as he cuts weight for his historic turnaround, Brandon Moreno has he prepares for his title shot, Ronaldo Souza, and the arrival of Tony Ferguson. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Marvin Vettori to Israel Adesanya: ‘I’m going to be your worst f**king nightmare’ until the day you retire

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Marvin Vettori can’t be sure a title shot awaits him following a win in the UFC Vegas 16 main event, but he’s sending a strong message to Israel Adesanya that his days as middleweight champion are numbered. Almost exactly one year before he first tasted gold, Adesanya […]

Dana White says Yoel Romero’s release first of many: ‘We’re probably going to have 60 cuts’

LAS VEGAS – According to UFC president Dana White, Yoel Romero’s recent UFC release is one of many that will come by the end of 2020. A multi-time UFC middleweight title challenger, Romero (13-5 MMA, 9-4 UFC) was released from the promotion Friday after over seven years with the company. Romero last competed in a […]

Taila Santos impressed by Montana De La Rosa’s heart going into UFC on ESPN 19

Taila Santos spoke to the media Thursday ahead of UFC on ESPN 19. Santos (16-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) discussed her women’s flyweight matchup with Montana De La Rosa (11-6 MMA, 4-2 UFC), enduring an opponent change going into the fight, why she has high expectations for her matchup and much more. Watch Santos’ complete virtual […]

Brandon Moreno unafraid of champ Deiveson Figueiredo: ‘I’m not going out there to respect him’

Brandon Moreno respects the UFC’s flyweight champion, but he won’t once he’s standing across from him next month. The Mexican UFC title challenger fights champ Deiveson Figueiredo in the UFC 256 main event Dec. 12 in Las Vegas. Both Moreno (18-5-1 MMA, 6-0-1 UFC) and Figueiredo (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) return to the octagon just […]

Paul Felder No Longer Considering Retirement: ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere Right Now’

After some soul searching earlier this year, Paul Felder isn’t contemplating retirement following his latest defeat. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Leon Edwards out to prove UFC’s blunder by schooling Khamzat Chimaev: ‘It’s going to be a shock’

Leon Edwards has every intention of showing that the hype around Khamzat Chimaev isn’t warranted when they meet in the UFC Fight Night headliner on Dec. 19. Edwards, No. 9 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie welterweight rankings, is seemingly taking a big risk in putting his eight-fight winning streak on the line against […]

Leon Edwards: Dana White ‘praying’ Khamzat Chimaev wins, but ‘I’m going to smash your boy’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting No one needs to explain to Leon Edwards the stakes in his upcoming fight against undefeated prospect Khamzat Chimaev on Dec. 19. With eight wins in a row, the No. 3 ranked welterweight in the UFC should already be knocking on the door of title contention. But the coronavirus pandemic has […]

Brendan Allen refutes notion he’s scared of Ian Heinisch going into UFC on ESPN+ 40

Brendan Allen spoke to reporters at virtual media day on Thursday ahead of UFC on ESPN+ 40. Allen (15-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) discussed his middleweight bout with Ian Heinisch (14-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC), reaction to his opponent insinuating he’s scared, his rise up the divisional rankings, and more. Watch the video above for Allen’s full […]

Javier Mendez didn’t know Khabib Nurmagomedov was going to retire at UFC 254, addresses weigh-in controversy

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images When UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov laid his gloves on the canvas after beating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, fans weren’t the only ones shocked. Nurmagomedov’s longtime coach, American Kickboxing Academy’s Javier Mendez, said he had no idea Nurmagomedov would call it a career this past Saturday […]

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