UFC 257 Embedded, Episode 2: ‘I’m the weirdo that works out on the plane’

In the second episode of UFC 257 Embedded, many UFC fighters head to Abu Dhabi, Sara McMann gets some exercise on the plane, Dustin Poirier celebrates his birthday, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Conor McGregor: I’m still champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘was never crowned’ at UFC 229

Conor McGregor (pictured, green shorts) in the middle of a chaotic post-fight scene at UFC 229 on Oct. 6, 2018, in Las Vegas | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting As far as Conor McGregor is concerned, his reign atop the lightweight division is still going. That may seem an odd declaration, given that “The Notorious” clearly […]

Max Holloway not chasing third Alexander Volkanovski clash: ‘I’m not gonna force someone to fight me’

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Following his latest win, Max Holloway sees big things ahead even if that doesn’t include a third meeting with Alexander Volkanovski. Holloway snapped a two-fight skid on Saturday, putting on a thrilling and dominant performance against Calvin Kattar in the main event of UFC Fight Island 7. It was an […]

James Krause not sure why fight with Joaquin Buckley wasn’t booked, ‘but to say I’m ducking him is absurd’

Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images While it seemed like everybody, including Dana White, was intrigued by a potential matchup between James Krause and Joaquin Buckley, the UFC ended up going in a different direction. It all began when Buckley spoke with MMA Fighting following his KO of the Year finish of Impa […]

Francis Ngannou: Everyone would love to see me fight Jon Jones, but I’m ‘not worried’ he’ll take my title shot

Francis Ngannou | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting As Francis Ngannou anxiously awaited Stipe Miocic’s return after a trilogy against Daniel Cormier, the ferocious knockout artist almost got a fight with arguably the greatest fighter of all time, Jon Jones. Jones had talked about changing divisions for several years, but amid a spat with the UFC, […]

Dana White determined to book another Khabib Nurmagomedov fight: ‘I’m gonna press him as hard as I can for one more’

Khabib Nurmagomedov | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting If UFC President Dana White has his way, Khabib Nurmagomedov will get his chance to go 30-0. White and Nurmagomedov have both spoken publicly about Nurmagomedov’s career status in the months following the fighter’s retirement at UFC 254 after a successful defense of the lightweight championship against Justin […]

Morning Report: Dan Hooker on Michael Chandler: ‘I’m gonna break the new toy real quick’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Over the weekend, the UFC finally announced an opponent for Michael Chandler’s debut in the organization, and it was a name that most weren’t expecting, Dan Hooker. In the months since signing with the UFC Chandler’s name had been linked to bouts with Justin Gaethje, Tony Ferguson, Dustin Poirier, and Charles […]

Dana White puts a pause on Zuffa Boxing plans: ‘I’m not doing anything anytime soon’

It appears Dana White has once again momentarily halted the launch of Zuffa Boxing. During White’s time on “Fight Island” in October, the UFC president hinted at a boxing match being in the works, claiming that COVID-19 has actually been a blessing for Zuffa Boxing. However, speaking to TSN on Thursday, White pumped the brakes on […]

‘Jacare’ Souza not concerned about UFC cuts: ‘I’m in a different situation’ than Yoel Romero

Ronaldo Souza  is not concerned about his standing with the UFC. The longtime middleweight contender doesn’t think his job with the Las Vegas-based promotion will be on the line on Saturday night when he takes on Kevin Holland at UFC 256. There’s been plenty of speculation on which fighters could potentially lose their job with […]

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 […]

Tony Ferguson: If Charles Oliveira Shows Up 3-4 Pounds Overweight, I’m Not Fighting

Tony Ferguson has issued an ultimatum to Charles Oliveira ahead of their co-main event clash at UFC 256. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Bellator 254’s Goiti Yamauchi: At 27, ‘I’m not even at my peak’

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Goiti Yamauchi spoke with MMA Junkie on Tuesday ahead of his fight at Bellator 254. Yamauchi (25-4 MMA, 11-3 BMMA) spoke about not even reaching his peak level yet at age 27, expecting a big 2021, wanting to see an interim lightweight title belt made, and more. Watch the full pre-fight interview […]

Charles Oliveira: ‘There’s no way’ I’m not the No. 1 contender with Tony Ferguson win

Charles Oliveira looks to score his eighth consecutive victory when he meets Tony Ferguson. | Jason Da Silva-USA TODAY Sports Charles Oliveira is finally getting his shot at the elite of the UFC lightweight division, and he’s confident that he will become the next in line for the belt with a win over Tony Ferguson […]

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

Patricio Freire on rematch: Emmanuel Sanchez improved, but ‘I’m better than him – he knows that’

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Patricio Freire thinks his next opponent has improved, but not enough to make him worry. The Bellator featherweight and lightweight champion successfully defended his 145-pound title Thursday in the Bellator 252 main event. Freire (31-4 MMA, 19-4 BMMA) knocked out Pedro Carvalho in the first round of their fight to advance to […]

Bellator 252 video: Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire: I’m not best 145er in Bellator – I’m best in the world

Bellator two-division champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire broke down his brutal knockout win over Pedro Carvalho in the quarterfinals of the Bellator featherweight grand prix, his future, and where he stands among the best in the world at 145 pounds. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

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 […]

Andrei Arlovski credits emphasis on game plans for resurgence: ‘I’m like Nike, ‘Just Do It’’

Zuffa LLC Andrei Arlovski is out to prove that an old dog – or “Pitbull” in this case – can learn new tricks. This past Saturday’s UFC Vegas 13 co-main event marked Arlovski’s 33rd UFC appearance, a promotional record for heavyweights and a number that trails only Jim Miller and Donald Cerrone (both with 36) […]

Israel Adesanya: ‘I’m already the A-side’ in potential Jon Jones superfight

Up next for UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is an expected attempt at becoming a dual titleholder when he challenges Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight belt early next year. After that, however, remains to be seen. But from the sound of it, if it was up to Adesanya, a 205-pound title win would be […]

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