Dana White hints at big fight for Nate Diaz, but it’s not Tony Ferguson

UFC president Dana White has revealed that a fight for Nate Diaz is currently in the works. White, who recently said he was hoping to book Diaz (20-12 MMA, 15-10 UFC) in 2021 but wasn’t counting on it, appears to have made progress with “The Ultimate Fighter 5″ winner. While White didn’t reveal who the opponent […]

Diego Sanchez confirms next UFC fight will be his last: ‘It’s time to heal not hurt’

After more than 15 years on the UFC roster, Diego Sanchez plans to hang up his gloves after this next fight. Sanchez (30-13 MMA, 19-13 UFC), who won Season 1 of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series in 2005, announced on Sunday that he’s prepared to put the professional MMA chapter of his life in the […]

ATT prospect Fernando Reyes eyes pro turn in 2021: ‘It’s time to get paid’

Fernando Reyes is one of the top prospects to keep an eye on out of American Top Team in coming years, and he’s positioned himself as such by taking a patient approach. Reyes, a 23-year-old who was born in New York but grew up in the Dominican Republic, has been training full time out of […]

Dana White targets Jorge Masvidal vs. Colby Covington in 2021: ‘It’s the fight we want, too’

UFC president Dana White is hopeful that bitter rivals Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington will lock horns in 2021. In a recent interview with “The Schmo,” White confirmed that the plan is to have the two welterweight contenders compete at some point in the next 12 months. Despite Covington claiming that Masvidal doesn’t want the […]

Dana White sounds off, says Jake Paul can’t fight: ‘It’s all a big gimmick’

UFC president Dana White is in the fight business – but not the Jake Paul fight business. Despite the YouTube star’s recent calls for a fight against Conor McGregor, White remains uninterested. He isn’t thrilled with the product that Jake and his brother, Logan Paul, put forth and seemingly doesn’t want to be associated, though […]

Junior Dos Santos still upset with manner of stoppage loss to Ciryl Gane: ‘It’s not OK’

Junior Dos Santos is having a hard time getting over his loss to Ciryl Gane. Dos Santos (21-9 MMA, 15-8 UFC) suffered his fourth straight TKO when he was stopped by Gane (7-0 MMA, 4-0- UFC) in Round 2 at UFC 256, but the loss didn’t come without controversy. A visibly upset Dos Santos protested the stoppage, […]

Anthony Johnson explains move from UFC to Bellator: ‘Business-wise it’s just smart for me’

Anthony Johnson kept it a secret for weeks, but last Wednesday news broke that he’s now a Bellator fighter – a shocker to many MMA fans and media alike. Despite mutually parting ways with the UFC, Johnson (22-6 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) told MMA Junkie on Wednesday there is no bad blood between him and his […]

Charles Oliveira believes it’s his destiny to be UFC champ: ‘It’s written’

Ten years into his UFC run, Charles Oliveira now finds himself in the biggest fight of his career, and he believes bigger fights are on the way. In his mind, Oliveira sees a simple destiny: The UFC lightweight title will be wrapped around his waist in 2021. “For sure,” Oliveira said through an interpreter at […]

Mike Tyson says he smoked marijuana before Roy Jones Jr. fight: ‘It’s just who I am’

(This story first was published at USA TODAY.) LOS ANGELES – Mike Tyson said he smoked marijuana right before he fought Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday in his celebrated return to the boxing ring at 54. “Absolutely, yes,” he said during his post-fight news conference. Tyson and Jones fought to a draw in an eight-round […]

MMA community shares what it’s thankful for on Thanksgiving 2020

Julia Avila | @ragingpandamma, Instagram Thanksgiving festivities might be muted somewhat this year given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but that didn’t stop fighters from celebrating with their immediate families and even finding ways to sneak in some extra training while most regular folks are enjoying a day off. Even in isolation, your favorite MMA personalities […]

Anthony Smith admits it’s been a ‘really tough’ year, but will never make excuses ‘even when it’s handed to me’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting 2020 isn’t over yet, but Anthony Smith can already reflect on what’s been an incredibly difficult year for him both personally and professionally. The coronavirus pandemic threw just about everybody’s life into upheaval and for Smith it cost him the opportunity to headline a UFC event in his home state of […]

Curtis Blaydes isn’t convinced Jon Jones is actually moving to heavyweight but warns him ‘it’s a whole different world’

Curtis Blaydes | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The list of heavyweights separating Curtis Blaydes from a title shot isn’t long and he doesn’t expect a potential newcomer to the division to ruin his aspirations of becoming UFC champion sooner rather than later. As he prepares for his showdown with Derrick Lewis on Saturday night in […]

Charles Oliveira: UFC 256 ‘war’ with Tony Ferguson will prove ‘it’s my time’

Charles Oliveira is ready to prove he belongs in the title discussion in the lightweight division by beating Tony Ferguson at UFC 256. Oliveira (29-8 MMA, 17-8 UFC), who is currently riding a seven-fight winning streak with all finishes, gets an opportunity to take his career to the next level when he meets Ferguson (25-4 […]

Alex Perez on Loss in UFC 255 Main Event: ‘It’s Part of the Business’

Alex Perez didn’t get much of a chance to showcase his skills in the UFC 255 headliner. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Leon Edwards out to prove UFC’s blunder by schooling Khamzat Chimaev: ‘It’s going to be a shock’

Leon Edwards has every intention of showing that the hype around Khamzat Chimaev isn’t warranted when they meet in the UFC Fight Night headliner on Dec. 19. Edwards, No. 9 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie welterweight rankings, is seemingly taking a big risk in putting his eight-fight winning streak on the line against […]

Corey Anderson on Israel Adesanya vs. Jan Blachowicz: It’s about the money, not what makes sense

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Former UFC light heavyweight contender and new Bellator acquisition Corey Anderson shrugs at a superfight in his old division. An upcoming meeting between middleweight champ Israel Adesanya and light-heavy champ Jan Blachowicz might be good for the UFC’s bottom line, but the fighters beneath them lose out. “You’ve got [Santos] and […]

Beneil Dariush wants Charles Oliveira fight rebooked: ‘It’s the fight that makes the most sense’

Beneil Dariush hopes he hasn’t lost out on the opportunity to move up the ultra competitive lightweight rankings. Dariush (19-4-1 MMA, 13-4-1 UFC) was scheduled to meet Charles Oliveira on Oct. 3, but Oliveira (29-8 MMA, 17-8 UFC) ended up withdrawing. Currently riding a five-fight winning streak, Dariush thinks he’s due for a big fight […]

Brandon Girtz explains drop to featherweight for Bellator 250: ‘It’s a bunch of new blood’

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Brandon Girtz has fought under the promotion’s banner for almost eight years, but Bellator 250 will mark a first. Lightweight, no more. Girtz (16-9 MMA, 8-7 BMMA) will make his featherweight debut against Henry Corrales in Thursday’s co-main event. The drop-down is something Girtz has contemplated for a while. “It’s always been […]

Video: After UFC 254 win, Lauren Murphy says it’s ‘insane’ she’s only ranked No. 5 at flyweight: ‘It’s a joke’

ABU DHABI – UFC bantamweight Lauren Murphy, who declared she should be the next fighter to challenge for the title, spoke to reporters after her submission win at UFC 254 and took issue with the promotion’s ranking system. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Justin Gaethje stays positive in wake of UFC 254 defeat: ‘Just because you lose, it’s not over’

Justin Gaethje didn’t win Saturday at UFC 254, but his battle isn’t over yet. Happy and relatively healthy afterward, Gaethje (22-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) reflected on his second-round submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov through an optimistic lens. Gaethje has suffered losses before, so as hard as the feeling is, it’s nothing new. He doesn’t see […]

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