Bellator 239: Brandon Girtz says he specifically asked for ‘great matchup’ Myles Jury

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – Ask and you shall receive. Friday night, Brandon Girtz will fight Myles Jury in the co-main event of Bellator 239. According to Girtz (16-8 MMA, 8-6 BMMA), Jury (18-5 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) is an opponent he specifically requested. “It was a name I asked for,” Girtz told MMA Junkie on Wednesday. “I […]

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Edmen Shahbazyan: UFC 248 win over Derek Brunson puts me in great spot for title shot

Edmen Shahbazyan is keen to test his skills against the litmus test that is Derek Brunson at UFC 248. Shahbazyan, an undefeated middleweight prospect, gets a chance to prove his worth against a divisional mainstay at the March event. Brunson has fought many of the best in the history of his weight class over the […]

The Great Divide: Does Jon Jones cross the line inside the Octagon?

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images The Great Divide is a recurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which two of our staff debate a topic in the world of MMA — whether it’s news, a fight, a crazy thing somebody did, a crazy thing somebody didn’t do, or some moral dilemma […]

UFC Donates $2,500 To Opportunity Village’s Las Vegas Great Santa Run

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Max Holloway: Conor McGregor rematch can happen if he wants to be great again

LOS ANGELES — It’s a near-universal fact of professional combat sports life: When a fighter loses a fight, they want a chance to avenge their loss, no matter how much time passes and what else they might achieve in their career. In the case Max Holloway, he took on Conor McGregor when the former UFC […]

Alistair Overeem: Capturing UFC Heavyweight Gold ‘Would Be a Great Close on My Career’

Despite a lengthy career spanning multiple organizations and combat disciplines, Alistair Overeem still has a strong passion for fighting. That spirit was something that was ingrained in him long before he was collecting a paycheck for throwing punches and kicks. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

The Great Divide: Should MMA welcome boxing superstars Floyd Mayweather and Tyson Fury with open arms?

The Great Divide is a recurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which two of our staff debate a topic in the world of MMA — whether it’s news, a fight, a crazy thing somebody did, a crazy thing somebody didn’t do, or some moral dilemma threatening the very foundation of the sport — and […]

Lyman Good’s Quest To Be Great

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Cain Velasquez’s retirement is a great opportunity for him, but does it point to a UFC problem?

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images Before he ever arrived on the scene, Cain Velasquez was anointed. The people who scout out talent before it debuts on the big stage almost universally agreed: Velasquez was made to be a champion. Undersized yet rugged, the collegiate wrestling All-American grew such a fearsome reputation in such a short […]

Nick Newell: ‘I Want to Be Known as a Great Fighter, Not the Guy That Fights With One Hand’

Nick Newell will make his Bellator MMA debut on the prelims of Bellator 225, where he will be taking on Corey Browning. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

A UFC Contract Is Great, But Miles Johns Wants Wins

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Boxing Great Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker Hit by Car, Dead at 55

Boxing legend Pernell Whitaker was killed after being hit by a car in Virginia Beach, Va., on Sunday night. Whitaker was 55 years old. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Top 10 Is Great, But Yan Wants The Belt

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Demian Maia Might Be the Last Great BJJ Specialist

When Demian Maia comes up in mixed martial arts, his dominant Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu comes to mind for even the most casual of fans. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

The Great Divide: Is Artem Lobov vs. Paulie Malignaggi the biggest fight in June?

The Great Divide is a reoccurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which our own Shaun Al-Shatti and Chuck Mindenhall debate a topic in the world of MMA — whether it’s news, a fight, a crazy thing somebody did, a crazy thing somebody didn’t do, or some moral dilemma threatening the very foundation of the […]

Trading Shots: Can a more mature Donald Cerrone finally become UFC champ, and does he need the belt to be an all-time great?

Donald Cerrone said he wasn’t feeling it against Al Iaquinta at first, but experience helped him over that hump en route to victory. Is that the missing piece of the puzzle that kept him from becoming champ? And does he need a gold belt to justify his career? Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes […]

The 10: More Great Action On Tap In May

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Ronaldo Souza ‘sad’ with failure to execute gameplan after great training camp for UFC on ESPN+ 8

SUNRISE, Fla. – Ronaldo Souza was confident in his training and in his gameplan going into Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 8 headliner opposite Jack Hermansson. That, however, still wasn’t enough to keep Souza (26-7 MMA, 9-4 UFC) from dropping a clear unanimous decision to Hermansson (20-4 MMA, 7-2 UFC). And a no-excuses “Jacare” couldn’t hide […]

Demetrious Johnson: Henry Cejudo ‘Doing a Great Job’ as UFC Flyweight Champion

Demetrious Johnson’s name will always be synonymous with the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s flyweight division, even as he writes the final chapters of his career in the Singapore-based One Championship organization. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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