Barber Carries Ease Of A Veteran Into UFC Debut

Maycee Barber is texting her father, trying to decide if Bruce Buffer should say she’s fighting out of Fort Collins, CO, where she’s from, or Denver, CO where she currently resides. She’s in a lighthearted, laughing, mood that stands in contrast to many of her fellow Fight Night Denver peers that are wrestling with the […]

Mike Perry says he’s had bigger than usual weight cut heading into UFC Denver

DENVER — At UFC Denver open workouts, Mike Perry discusses the fans heckling him, his fight with Donald Cerrone, his bigger than usual weight cut leading into this week and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Calvin Kattar fed off adversity going into last fight of UFC contract

It doesn’t take much to get Calvin Kattar geared up for fight night. But the chance to bounce back from a rare loss and impress the brass on the last bout of his contract certainly didn’t hurt. Kattar (19-3) returned to the win column in impressive fashion at UFC Moncton in October, needing less than […]

Cormier on top of the world heading into UFC 230

Ain’t it funny how life works? In 2008, Daniel Cormier wasn’t at a crossroads following the Summer Olympics in Beijing; he was at a dead end. His wrestling career done, the next step was a mystery.“I just knew that I needed something competitively,” Cormier said. “After the Olympics, I tried to retire and it didn’t […]

Daniel Cormier: I’ll Slap Lesnar In The Face If He Comes Into Cage At UFC 230

Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight king Daniel Cormier is set to defend his belt against Derrick Lewis on Nov. 3 in New York City and he’s fired off a warning to World Wrestling superstar Brock Lesnar, who is rumored to be in attendance for the fight. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Morning Report: Colby Covington says Ben Askren couldn’t draw ‘15 people into an Asian bingo hall’

Earlier this week, it was announced that UFC and ONC Championship were in the process of negotiating a landmark deal: the first trade in major MMA history. The UFC would release former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, and in turn, ONE would release former welterweight champion Ben Askren. Of course, the moment this was announced, […]

Same stakes, different roads for lightweights Natan Schulte, Johnny Case heading into PFL 9

Johnny Case and Natan Schulte are in the same position going into Saturday’s PFL 9 playoffs. Whoever beats the other will move on to the semifinals later that night. The roads taken by them to get here, however, were quite different. A 26-year-old American Top Team product, Brazil’s Schulte – nicknamed “Russian” because of his […]

Ryan Bader Mauls Matt Mitrione, Waltzes into Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Final

Ryan Bader punched his ticket to the Bellator MMA heavyweight grand prix final, and he took virtually no damage in the process. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

McGregor happy to be back into ‘his kind of game’

In 1993, Michael Jordan left the NBA at the height of his powers, played a season of minor league baseball, then returned to the Chicago Bulls to add three more titles to the three he had already won in the Windy City. Conor McGregor “only” had two UFC titles when he took a hiatus to […]

Tony Ferguson ‘absolutely’ ready to step into main event if Khabib vs. McGregor falls through

LAS VEGAS — At UFC 229 media day, Tony Ferguson discussed his upcoming fight against Anthony Pettis, why he brought his UFC belt to media day, signing a contract to fight Conor McGregor, proper handshake etiquette, being ready to step into Saturday’s main event, and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Conor McGregor’s Prediction for UFC 229: ‘Turn Him Into a Bobble Head’

It’s now less than a week before UFC 229, headlined by Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Santos’ Fear Gives Him Confidence Heading Into His First Main Event

You would think that the idea of having a highly-trained mixed martial artist about to unleash bombs on you for 15 minutes or less would inject a healthy amount of fear into your system. But Thiago Santos isn’t one to get easily rattled, and if he does feel any of those emotions, he knows how […]

Joe Rogan ‘would love it’ if Bellator developed into ‘full rival’ for UFC

Gallery Photos: Best of Joe Rogan view 12 images Joe Rogan is one of the UFC’s longest-tenured employees. However, that doesn’t mean he holds any competitive animosity toward other MMA organizations. In fact, Rogan, the UFC’s color commentator for pay-per-view events, said he wants to see non-UFC promotions thrive, specifically Bellator, which is widely considered […]

PFL 7 results: Smealinho Rama sneaks into inaugural playoffs with win over Jamie Abdallah

Smealinho Rama needed a second-round stoppage or better in the main event of PFL 7 to sneak into the promotion’s inaugural light heavyweight playoffs. Through luck and a little bit of controversy, that’s exactly what he got. Rama (11-4), the former WSOF heavyweight champion, pulled a rabbit out of his hat to secure a second-round […]

Diego Sanchez Tears into ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone over Jackson-Wink MMA Comments

The fallout from Donald Cerrone’s unceremonious departure from longtime training camp Jackson-Wink MMA, which ultimately chose to train his opponent, Mike Perry, instead. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Video: Boxer Curtis Harper leaves ring seconds into match over pay dispute

Efe Ajagba remained unbeaten on Friday and he hardly broke a sweat, though it’s doubtful that he’ll be satisfied with that achievement. The Nigerian boxer improved to 6-0 as a professional after opponent Curtis Harper simply up and left the ring immediately after the bell rang for their super heavyweight match at a Premier Boxing […]

Emily Whitmire and a girl she hadn’t been getting along with walk into a bar … and jail happens.

If the following tale isn’t the best out of all of Emily Whitmire’s streetfight stories, we’ve got to say: We’re very curious. In fairness, it wasn’t really a fight, in that there wasn’t much of an exchange. But the reason why it stuck out for Whitmire (3-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the serious consequences she had […]

UFC heads into the end of 2018 with a series of explosive matchups

The fall of 2018 is promising to be one to remember for MMA fans, as the UFC announced several high-profile bouts taking place as the leaves turn and the dog days of summer disappear, chief among them a UFC 230 bout between Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on […]

Van Heusen steps into the Octagon to become Official Men’s Dress Furnishings Provider of UFC

NEW YORK (July 31, 2018) — PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH) today announced a new campaign for its Van Heusen brand, which includes a partnership with UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization. The partnership, which begins today, establishes Van Heusen as UFC’s first-ever “Official Men’s Dress Furnishings Provider,” bringing its innovative and flexible menswear […]

Ex-Champ Jose Aldo Admits Doubting Ability to Win Heading Into UFC on Fox 30

After so long at the top of the division, Jose Aldo’s recent struggles caused him to question himself. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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