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

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

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

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 […]

Tenshin Nasukawa Responds to Conor McGregor: ‘I Promise to Avenge Your Loss’

Conor McGregor seemed perplexed by the identity of Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent. Tenshin Nasukawa is planning on making his presence known. View full post on Recent News on

Alexander Gustafsson on Jon Jones’ post-presser shove: ‘I wasn’t impressed by his power at all’

Sometimes photos can be deceiving, but there’s no doubting the thoughts that were running through Alexander Gustafsson’s head in the snapshot of the post-staredown shove between the Swede and his rival, former light heavyweight king Jon Jones. Jones shoved Gustafsson following the pair’s faceoff at last Friday’s UFC 232 press conference in New York. The […]

Israel Adesanya reveals injury suffered ahead of Brunson win: ‘I was two days away from pulling out’

On a card filled with highlight-reel performances, no one’s stock rose higher than Israel Adesanya at UFC 230. The multiple-time kickboxing champion put on a master class in striking as he battered Derek Brunson with barrage of blows en route to a violent first-round TKO victory inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. It […]

Heavyweight Grand Prix Finalist Ryan Bader: ‘I Haven’t Been Hit This Whole Tournament’

Ryan Bader is now a finalist in Bellator’s stacked heavyweight Grand Prix after dominating Matt Mitrione for three grueling rounds on Friday night at Bellator 207. View full post on Recent News on

Benson Henderson likens himself to comic book hero Shatterstar: ‘I was bred for fighting’

Former UFC lightweight champion turned Bellator contender Benson Henderson loves comic books. Actually, that’s sort of an understatement, Nicknamed “Smooth,” the MMA Lab product has routinely lived up to his moniker with his calm demeanor and nonchalant attitude towards promoting his fights. But the same can’t be said when it comes to the pages of […]

Michelle Waterson: ‘I have more tools in my toolbox’ than Felice Herrig

LAS VEGAS — At UFC 229 open workouts, Michelle Waterson discussed her upcoming fight against Felice Herrig, why her fight against Herrig felt inevitable, the fued between JacksonWink and Donald Cerrone, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

UFC 229 Embedded, Episode 4: ‘I heard my fans, but I heard the haters more’

In the fourth episode of UFC 229 Embedded, Michelle Waterson, Anthony Pettis and Tony Ferguson get some training in, Derrick Lewis gets a hat, open workouts are held and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Jon Jones responds to GSP’s PED criticism: ‘I guess brain damage is real’

Jon Jones took sharp aim at Georges St-Pierre over recent comments that applied to Jones. GSP, the former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion, told MMA Fighting that he believes anyone who has a past history with performance-enhancing drugs should not be in the conversation of best MMA fighter of all time. Jones, of course, has […]

‘I fell out of love with the game’: Conor McGregor on being stripped of UFC titles 

Unsurprisingly, Conor McGregor did not take too kindly to being stripped of his two UFC world titles. The Irishman was stripped of his featherweight title less than a year after he won it. He was stripped of the lightweight title 15 months after he won it in Nov. 2016 against Eddie Alvarez, which made him […]

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