Video: Yair Rodriguez discusses Jeremy Stephens, long layoff, tough loss to Frankie Edgar, more

MEXICO CITY — Yair Rodriguez previews his upcoming main event bout against Jeremy Stephens at UFC Mexico City, plus discusses what’s like to headline a UFC event in his home country, the effects of his tough defeat against Frankie Edgar, an inevitable fight with Zabit Magomedsharipov, his relationship with the UFC brass, and much more. […]

Lyoto Machida: Gegard Mousasi will have ‘no excuses’ after second loss to me at Bellator 228

Gegard Mousasi has said a lot about Lyoto Machida since their first fight more than five years ago. If he loses again, though, not much more can be said. At least that’s what Machida (26-8 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) believes. “The Dragon” has been targeted with greasing and performance-enhancing drug accusations from Mousasi (45-7 MMA, 3-1 […]

Anthony Pettis ‘in a good spot’ after Nate Diaz loss, wants Diego Sanchez in 2019

LAS VEGAS – Despite his loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 241, former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis believes he’s still “in a good spot.” Saturday, the Roufusport product confirmed recent claims made by his head coach. Earlier this month, Duke Roufus said Pettis (22-9 MMA, 14-9 UFC) is eying a fight with “The Ultimate Fighter […]

Michel Pereira releases statement after UFC Vancouver loss, explains botched weight cut

Michel Pereira lost a decision to Canadian newcomer Tristan Connelly at UFC Vancouver. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Michel Pereira suffered his first loss since joining the UFC on Saturday night’s card in Vancouver, Canada, losing a decision to short-notice replacement Tristan Connelly. “Demolidor”, who missed weight by one pound for the welterweight affair, has […]

Glover Teixeira contemplated retirement after loss to Corey Anderson

Glover Teixeira is 2-0 with a pair of submissions in the UFC this year. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Glover Teixeira is not the type of fighter that shies away from answering any questions, but retirement wasn’t on the list of topics to discuss prior to his UFC Vancouver bout with Nikita Krylov. In a […]

Edson Barboza’s team will appeal UFC 242 loss to Paul Felder

Edson Barboza’s team believes he won two rounds against Paul Felder at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Paul Felder avenged a 2015 loss to Edson Barboza with a split decision win at Saturday’s UFC 242 event in Abu Dhabi, but the Brazilian’s camp isn’t happy with the way the lightweight […]

Jessica Andrade releases lengthy statement following UFC Shenzhen loss to Weili Zhang

Photo by Zhe Ji/Getty Images Jessica Andrade lost the UFC strawweight title to Weili Zhang in the main event of UFC’s first trip to Shenzhen, China, on Saturday, and took to social media to respond to critics. After the bout, Andrade’s social media — as well as the official UFC Brazil Instagram account — was […]

Joe Rogan Explains Decision To Interview Daniel Cormier Immediately After TKO Loss

Ultimate Fighting Championship color commentator Joe Rogan garnered some heat for interviewing Daniel Cormier immediately after his TKO loss at UFC 241, and he took some time over the weekend to defend and explain his decision. View full post on Recent News on

Anthony Pettis suffers broken foot in UFC 241 loss to Nate Diaz

Gallery Nate Diaz def. Anthony Pettis at UFC 241: Best photos view 33 images Anthony Pettis suffered yet another in-fight injury on Saturday in his loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 241. Pettis (22-9 MMA, 9-8 UFC), the former UFC lightweight champion, sustained a broken right foot in his unanimous decision loss to Diaz (20-11 […]

Joe Rogan explains why he interviewed Daniel Cormier following KO loss at UFC 241

Joe Rogan once notably said he was done interviewing fighters in the octagon after knockout losses. But he broke his rule again Saturday when he spoke to Daniel Cormier following the UFC 241 main event at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Just moments after he lost the heavyweight title to Stipe Miocic (19-3 MMA, 13-3 […]

Chris Weidman: Seeing Rockhold’s KO Loss Was ‘Bittersweet’

Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold have been rivals for years, but the former middleweight champ said it was “bittersweet” to see Rockhold get knocked out by Jan Blachowicz last month, fearing the latest setback may force him into early retirement. View full post on Recent News on

Neiman Gracie opens up about title fight loss to Rory MacDonald at Bellator 222

NEW YORK CITY — Neiman Gracie reflects on his title fight loss to welterweight champ Rory MacDonald at Bellator 222, dealing with his first professional defeat, what’s next for his career, and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Robbie Lawler: ‘Back to the drawing board’ after UFC Newark loss to Colby Covington

Gallery Colby Covington def. Robbie Lawler at UFC on ESPN 5: Best photos view 28 images NEWARK, N.J. – Saturday was not Robbie Lawler’s night. Former UFC champ Lawler (28-14 MMA, 13-8 UFC) dropped a unanimous decision to Colby Covington (15-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) and lost every round on all three judges’ scorecards, then said […]

Olivier Aubin-Mercier: ‘I Don’t Know What’s Going To Happen Next’ After UFC 240 Loss

Olivier Aubin-Mercier suffered his third loss in a row at UFC 240, where he dropped a unanimous decision to Arman Tsarukyan. View full post on Recent News on

Olivier Aubin-Mercier releases statement after third straight loss: ‘I dont know what’s going to happen next’

Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Arman Tsarukyan at UFC 240 in Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting “The Canadian Gangster” is facing an uncertain future. Olivier Aubin-Mercier suffered a third straight loss at UFC 240 this past weekend in Edmonton, Alberta, dropping a unanimous decision to Armenian prospect Arman Tsarukyan. The skid follows a […]

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Frankie Edgar after UFC 240 title loss?

Frankie Edgar became the first fighter in UFC history to suffer five championship fight losses when he fell short of the featherweight title against Max Holloway on Saturday at UFC 240. Edgar (23-7-1 MMA, 17-7-1 UFC), the former UFC lightweight titleholder, again came up short in his bid for the 145-pound strap when he lost […]

Frankie Edgar ‘heartbroken’ after UFC 240 title fight loss

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting EDMONTON, Alberta — Frankie Edgar is no stranger to title fight losses. But based on his emotional appearance at the UFC 240 post-fight press conference Saturday at Rogers Place, they don’t get any easier. After losing a five-round unanimous decision to featherweight champion Max Holloway in the evening’s main event, Edgar […]

Deiveson Figueiredo back to his roots for UFC 240 following first loss

Deiveson Figueiredo is looking to get back on track after losing for the first time in MMA. | Leonardo Fabri Many fighters choose to leave Brazil to seek better training overseas. For Deiveson Figueiredo, that experience turned out to be the worst. The flyweight talent had trained at Team Alpha Male for a few weeks […]

James Vick announces move to welterweight after third straight loss at 155

Gallery Dan Hooker def. James Vick at UFC on ESPN 4: Best photos view 11 images Longtime UFC lightweight James Vick is the latest fighter to move out of the 155-pound division. Wednesday, Vick announced his move to welterweight in a lengthy Facebook post, noting his weight cuts have “really sucked these past few (years)” […]

After UFC San Antonio Loss, Steven Peterson Lobbies for Judges to be Ex-Fighters

Steven Peterson feels robbed. View full post on Recent News on

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