Jimmy Crute on Sam Alvey: ‘I got to knock him out twice’

MELBOURNE, Australia — After his win at UFC 234, Jimmy Crute discusses Dana White shouting him out at the pre-fight press conference, believing he knocked Sam Alvey out twice, not caring who he fights next and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Lee Chadwick eager to test prospect Fabian Edwards: ‘I want to teach him a lesson’

Former Cage Warriors champion Lee Chadwick will undoubtedly be the toughest test of prospect Fabian Edwards’ young career when they lock horns on the main card of Bellator Newcastle this Saturday night. Despite having 33 more fights to his name than the 5-0 up-and-comer, Chadwick took exception to some of the things Edwards was saying […]

Conor McGregor Reacts to NAC Sanctions: ‘I Look Forward to Competing Again Soon’

Conor McGregor could be back in the Octagon as soon as April, and it sounds as though the Irish star is looking forward to getting back to work. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ryan Bader: ‘I Haven’t Even Begun to Scratch the Surface on My Legacy’

Ryan Bader has been around the highest levels of MMA for quite some time, but until Bellator 214 on Saturday night, he hasn’t gotten a ton of recognition for his accomplishments. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

John McCarthy on Cejudo vs. Dillashaw ending: ‘I wouldn’t have stopped it at that point’

LOS ANGELES — After Bellator 214 media day, longtime referee and current Bellator color commentator John McCarthy discusses the Bellator 214 card headlined by Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader, Aaron Pico’s prospect status and the controversial Cejudo vs. Dillashaw stoppage at UFC Brooklyn. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

T.J. Dillashaw says ‘I don’t really care’ about future of UFC flyweight division

NEW YORK — At UFC Brooklyn open workouts, T.J. Dillashaw discusses his weight cut, how his performance might be affected by moving down to flyweight, Cejudo turning down a fight at bantamweight, what could be next after this title shot and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

T.J. Dillashaw: ‘I bet I make weight easier’ than Henry Cejudo at UFC on ESPN+

LOS ANGELES — The question over the last few weeks has been, will T.J. Dillashaw successfully make weight to fight Henry Cejudo for the UFC flyweight title on the promotion’s ESPN+ debut card? On Monday, Dillashaw turned the tables. The UFC bantamweight champion, who is making the drop down to 125 pounds for the first […]

Jonathan King’s recounts gruesome leg break: ‘I didn’t know what was going on’

Watching the footage, it’s unnerving at first to see Jonathan King’s reaction to his leg being shattered. There’s certainly no confusion about when or how it happened. About 20 seconds into his amateur bout against Chris Williams at an American Kombat Alliance (AKA) show in Bossier City, La., this last Saturday, King had a sharp […]

Jason Knight explains why UFC run went south: ‘I got caught up in the lifestyle’

Even during the worst stretch of his career, Jason Knight was ready for his next opportunity to prove himself inside the Octagon. Sure, he’d just lost his fourth straight fight, a unanimous decision loss to Jordan Rinaldi at UFC 230, but Knight was a fan favorite, a classic action fighter who had drawn stylistic comparisons […]

Bellator 213 Welterweight Grand Prix Countdown, Episode 1: ‘I will be the last man standing’

In the first episode of the Countdown Welterweight Grand Prix series leading up to Bellator 213 on Dec. 13 in Hawaii, Neiman Gracie talks about carrying on the family legacy and Ed Ruth ponders what it would mean to add an MMA championship to his wrestling accolades. View full post on MMA Fighting – All […]

UFC 231 Embedded, Episode 5: ‘I won’t leave Toronto without the belt — never’

In the fifth episode of UFC 231 Embedded, Max Holloway hangs out with his son at a holiday market, Brian Ortega shows off the incredible home he’s staying in this week in Toronto, the fighters on the card attend media day and Holloway, Ortega, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Valentina Shevchenko participate in open workouts. View full […]

Julianna Peña eyes 2019 return to UFC: ‘I can’t wait to get back in the division and join them’

It’s been almost two years since fight fans saw Julianna Pena make the walk to the Octagon. Peña (8-3), the Season 18 winner of The Ultimate Fighter, has not competed since her submission loss to former bantamweight turned flyweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko in January 2017. This setback not only snapped her four-fight win streak […]

Michael Bisping Impressed with Adesanya, But Says ‘I Would Have an Easy Time With Him’

Israel Adesanya might very well be the hottest prospect in the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the moment. While Michael Bisping is undoubtedly impressed with “The Last Stylebender,” the former middleweight champion clearly sees some holes in the young fighter’s game. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Chuck Liddell Says Comeback Fight Was About Finding Purpose: ‘I Have No Regrets’

Chuck Liddell’s return from retirement for a trilogy bout against Tito Ortiz has been scrutinized and criticized since “The Iceman” suffered a first-round knockout loss against his old rival under the Golden Boy MMA banner on Nov. 25. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jon Jones: ‘I am never replying to Chuck [Liddell] calling me out again’

If there was still any doubt, the possibility of a Jon Jones–Chuck Liddell matchup is officially on ice. Jones and Liddell, two legends of the UFC’s light heavyweight division, have been involved in one of the stranger verbal feuds in recent memory, with Liddell previously mentioning that he would like to fight Jones someday and […]

Mauro Ranallo on MMA announcing future: ‘I hope it’s with Bellator’

It was a tweet which turned heads in the mixed martial arts world. Mauro Ranallo is as woven into MMA’s fabric as anyone who has made their mark in the sport. The Abbotsford, British Columbia native has called iconic fights dating back to the heyday of the PRIDE Fighting Championship, was the lead voice of […]

Israel Adesanya says Dana White now on board with his future plan: ‘I sold him the idea’

Israel Adesanya is making moves. The budding UFC middleweight star sat down with UFC president Dana White recently in Sydney, Australia and together they both laid out a plan for his future, Adesanya told Submission Radio this week. White had his own ideas for what should be next for Adesanya, but Adesanya says the promoter […]

Tito Ortiz Plans to Make Liddell Trilogy His Last MMA Bout: ‘I Just Want to Keep My Health’

When UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell announced his intention to return to mixed martial arts some eight years after three consecutive knockout losses ended his Octagon run, there were plenty of concerns regarding the “Iceman’s” health. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Anthony Smith responds to ‘smartass’ Jon Jones’ comments: ‘I don’t give a sh*t’

DENVER — Anthony Smith speaks to the media at UFC Denver about his win over Volkan Oezdemir, wanting the winner of Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

‘Jacare’ not impressed by Adesanya’s UFC 230 win: ‘I did better than him. Twice’

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is reportedly set to put his title on the line for the first time on Feb. 9, facing Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 234 in Melbourne, Australia, and two top contenders to the throne emerged at Saturday’s UFC 230. Ronaldo Souza became the first Brazilian to ever beat Chris Weidman in […]

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