Mike Rodriguez: Changing little things led to UFC on ESPN 15 knockout win

LAS VEGAS – Mike Rodriguez beat Marcin Prachnio with a first-round knockout Saturday in the UFC on ESPN 15 co-main event in Las Vegas. Take a look inside the fight with Rodriguez, who got back in the win column after a knockout loss in December 2019. View full post on MMA Junkie

Vinc Pichel: ‘Little dirty tactics’ helped wear out Jim Miller at UFC 252

LAS VEGAS – Vinc Pichel beat Jim Miller with a unanimous decision Saturday to close out the preliminary card at UFC 252 in Las Vegas. Take a look inside the fight with Pichel, who has back-to-back wins and victories in six of his past seven fights. Result: Vinc Pichel def. Jim Miller via unanimous decision […]

Stipe Miocic-Daniel Cormier press conference seemed a little off, yet oh so right | Opinion

Three months into the UFC schedule’s pandemic era, the promotion held its first formal, in-person pre-fight news conference Thursday, hyping the UFC 252 main event trilogy between heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and former titleholder Daniel Cormier. No virtual media day this time, with people asking dozens of variations of “How did your fight camp go?” […]

Yair Rodriguez responds to ‘little dog’ Zabit Magomedsharipov: ‘Sit down and wait for me’

It seems like Zabit Magomedsharipov’s recent comments didn’t sit well with Yair Rodriguez. The Mexican featherweight contender took to Instagram on Thursday to respond to Magomedsharipov’s recent claim suggesting Rodriguez wasn’t brave enough to step in the cage with him when he pulled out of their planned bout for Aug. 29. Rodriguez (13-2 MMA, 8-1 […]

Daniel Cormier was ‘taken a little aback’ by Khabib Nurmagomedov returning at UFC 254

It was a short time ago when Daniel Cormier expressed uncertainty about Khabib Nurmagomedov’s fighting future in the wake of his father, Abdulmanap, passing away. Then Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC) was booked to defend his lightweight title against Justin Gaethje (22-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) at UFC 254 on Oct. 24, and many were surprised […]

Video: Roman Dolidze sends warning to ‘little guys acting like chicken’ at weigh-ins

ABU DHABI — UFC light heavyweight Roman Dolidze spoke with reporters backstage on Yas Island following his first-round finish of Khadis Ibragimov at UFC Fight Island 2. The Ukraine standout explains why his wins are “strange,” being a grappler but finishing his last four fights via strikes, and sends a warning to future opponents about […]

Jorge Masvidal wants to finish Kamaru Usman with ‘a little bit more than the super necessary punches’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jorge Masvidal knows his fight against Kamaru Usman is just business, but that doesn’t negate the overwhelming animosity shared between the fighters ahead of their clash at UFC 251. From an altercation at Super Bowl media day earlier this year to words exchanged over social media and interviews, there’s certainly no […]

Mike Perry likes his odds vs. Nate Diaz: ‘I think he’s a skinny, weak little (expletive)’

If you enjoyed his UFC on ESPN 12 win, Mike Perry thinks you’d love a fight between him and Nate Diaz. In an interview with ESPN on Tuesday, Perry (14-6 MMA, 7-6 UFC) was asked about a potential matchup against Diaz (20-12 MMA, 18-11 UFC). While Perry said he respects what Diaz has done in […]

Mike Perry likes his odds versus Nate Diaz: ‘I think he’s a skinny, weak little (expletive)’

If you enjoyed his UFC on ESPN 12 win, Mike Perry thinks you’d love a fight between him and Nate Diaz. In an interview with ESPN on Tuesday, Perry (14-6 MMA, 7-6 UFC) was asked about a potential matchup against Diaz (20-12 MMA, 18-11 UFC). While Perry said he respects what Diaz has done in […]

Mickey Gall vows to ‘grow from this little loss’ to Mike Perry at UFC on ESPN 12

Mickey Gall is looking to get right back into the octagon following his loss to Mike Perry. Gall (6-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) lost a unanimous decision to Perry in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN 12 after a contest that saw him enjoy plenty of success standing early on. Gall tagged Perry with clean […]

Tyron Woodley blasts ‘sensitive’ Israel Adesanya: ‘There’s a little (expletive) in the blood, and now I want to test it out’

Israel Adesanya didn’t take well to some of Tyron Woodley’s recent comments and the two have been trading barbs ever since. Woodley (19-4-1 MMA, 9-3-1 UFC) discussed his plans of clearing out the welterweight division, and eventually moving up to face UFC middleweight champion Adesanya. But during that discussion, he made sure to throw some […]

Darren Till: Reebok, UFC ‘should pay a little more’ to fighters

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Darren Till usually plays his contractual cards close to his chest but in a recent fan Q and A on his YouTube page, the Liverpudlian middleweight concluded that he believes the UFC and Reebok should “pay a little more” based on his experience as a main event fighter and the physical […]

Ali Abdelaziz says Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn’t fight for the money: ‘He’s a little different’

LAS VEGAS – Khabib Nurmagomedov is different, according to his manager, Ali Abdelaziz. UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC) has competed against a dozen opponents under the promotion’s banner. No one has been able to defeat him. In April 2018, Nurmagomedov defeated Al Iaquinta for the UFC’s vacant lightweight strap. In October of […]

Evan Dunham explains return from retirement: ‘I was a little jaded on the sport’

LAS VEGAS – Evan Dunham retired from MMA in September 2018 following a knockout loss to Francisco Trinaldo. At that point, the veteran UFC lightweight said he was content with what he’d done in the sport and ready to walk away. Just 19 months later, though, Dunham (18-8-1 MMA, 11-8-1 UFC) is back, and booked to […]

Video: Khabib Nurmagomedov still ‘little bit’ nervous Tony Ferguson fight won’t happen

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — Khabib Nurmagomedov discusses UFC 249 press conference, Floyd Mayweather’s latest offer, if he will finally fight Tony Ferguson, and more Saturday afternoon at Dominance MMA media day. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

‘Pretty little boy face’ Sergio Pettis likes being called out in Bellator: ‘It’s cool being a target’

LOS ANGELES – As soon as Sergio Pettis signed his Bellator contract, he was called out by an array of fighters. Pettis (18-5 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), will be making his promotional debut at Bellator 238 when he takes on fellow newcomer Alfred Khashakyan at The Forum on Saturday night. He’s already been called out by […]

Anthony Pettis Admits to Getting a ‘Little Down’ After Loss to Nate Diaz

Anthony Pettis will return to the division where he once reigned at UFC 246. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Anthony Pettis got ‘a little down’ after Nate Diaz loss, but rejuvenated ahead of lightweight return

Anthony Pettis won’t let his last loss deter him. He took on a returning Nate Diaz at UFC 241 in August, a fight that could have got him back into title contention. Prior to the fight, Pettis says he suffered a cut in his hand that had him glued up, and unable to even jab. […]

Amanda Nunes Admits She was ‘A Little Bit Off’ in Title Defense Against de Randamie

Most expected Amanda Nunes to roll through Germaine de Randamie in the first of three world title bouts on the UFC 245 marquee, and for the most part, she did. Still, “Lioness” just didn’t seem like her usual self over the course of five rounds. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Overeem Undergoes Plastic Surgery for Lip Injury, Calls UFC D.C. Stoppage ‘A Little Bit Fast’

Not only was Alistair Overeem brutally knocked out in the waning seconds of the UFC on ESPN 7 main event, but he suffered a gruesome lip injury in the process. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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