Morning Report: Colby Covington comments on Tyron Woodley’s loss: ‘Just like I told you guys, he’s washed up’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This past weekend, Tyron Woodley was dominated by Gilbert Burns at UFC on ESPN 9. It was such a one-sided performance that even Woodley was not terribly upset by it, saying he had “a weird piece for someone who just got they ass whooped.” It was the second dreadful performance from […]

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Tyron Woodley after UFC on ESPN 9 loss?

(Also see: What’s next for Gilbert Burns after UFC on ESPN 9 win?) Tyron Woodley is facing uncharted waters after suffering a lopsided loss to Gilbert Burns on Saturday at UFC on ESPN 9. After losing the UFC welterweight title to Kamaru Usman in March 2019, Woodley (19-5-1 MMA, 9-4-1 UFC) returned to the octagon […]

Tyron Woodley on UFC on ESPN 9 loss: ‘I’ve got a weird peace for somebody who just got their ass whooped’

Despite losing, Tyron Woodley is at peace. Woodley (19-5-1 MMA, 9-4-1 UFC), a former UFC champion, came out on the losing end of a five-round unanimous decision to Gilbert Burns in the UFC on ESPN 9 main event. Despite suffering back-to-back defeats for the first time in his professional MMA career, Woodley was calm when […]

Katlyn Chookagian admits title loss ‘definitely sucks,’ but allowed herself to realize life moves on

A little more than three months ago, Katlyn Chookagian had a chance to fulfill a dream. Unfortunately, Valentina Shevchenko stood firmly in her path. “It was definitely disappointing,” Chookagian told MMA Junkie. “You work your whole life for that moment, and it doesn’t go your way. It definitely sucks.” Chookagian faced the reigning UFC women’s […]

Tyron Woodley: ‘I went into a state of depression’ following Kamaru Usman loss

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting In Tyron Woodley’s mind, he was going to retire as UFC champion. After winning the welterweight title in 2016, and successfully defending the belt three times, Woodley felt like he was well on his way to legendary status. Then he ran into Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 and five rounds later, […]

Marlon Vera says UFC matchmakers should treat him as a ‘winner,’ despite recent loss

Marlon Vera doesn’t see his loss to Song Yadong as a step back. Vera (17-6-1 MMA, 9-5 UFC) suffered a controversial decision loss to Yadong at UFC on ESPN 8 after a fight that was scored in his favor by the vast majority. He was adamant he won the fight and though the judges thought […]

‘Championship mat-mopper’ Dominick Cruz goes back to basics after UFC 249 loss

Dominick Cruz might not have taken the bantamweight title from Henry Cejudo at UFC 249. However, he has earned himself another championship label. The label of “championship mat-mopper.” Following his second-round TKO loss to Cejudo earlier this month, Cruz (22-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) has returned to the drawing board as he attempts to rebuild from […]

UFC free fight: Nate Diaz shakes up the world, hands Conor McGregor first octagon loss

Nate Diaz famously wasn’t surprised when defeated Conor McGregor and converted his infamous callout into the biggest win of his MMA career. After defeating Michael Johnson at UFC on Fox 17 in 2015, Diaz (20-12 MMA, 15-10 UFC) delivered his now-legendary expletive-laden post-fight speech and called out “The Notorious.” Then-UFC featherweight champion McGregor, was slated […]

Frustrated Marlon Vera reacts to Song Yadong loss: ‘He didn’t even believe he won the fight’

Marlon Vera was left flabbergasted by the judges after his recent loss to Song Yadong. Vera (17-6-1 MMA, 9-5 UFC) lost a decision to Yadong (16-4-1 MMA, 5-0-1 UFC) Saturday at UFC on ESPN 8, with all three judges awarding the fight to Yadong. The back-and-forth battle earned both men the “Fight of the Night” honor, but […]

Angela Hill Campaigns for Quick Turnaround After Controversial Loss to Claudia Gadelha

Angela Hill’s immediate reaction once the scorecards were announced for the UFC on ESPN 8 co-main event summed it all up. View full post on Recent News on

Angela Hill protests loss, pushes for quick turnaround after UFC on ESPN 8

Angela Hill wants to continue her momentum what should’ve been the biggest win of her career at UFC on ESPN 8. Hill (12-8 MMA, 6-8 UFC) came out on the wrong end of a somewhat controversial split decision against Claudia Gadelha (18-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) in their strawweight co-headliner on Saturday. It could’ve been a […]

UFC on ESPN 8 post-event facts: Angela Hill sets dubious record in close loss

The UFC’s third event in an eight-day stretch went down on Saturday with UFC on ESPN 8, which took place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., and aired on ESPN. In the main event, Alistair Overeem (46-18 MMA, 11-7 UFC) rallied from an early deficit to stop Walt Harris (13-8 MMA, 6-7 UFC) […]

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Walt Harris after UFC on ESPN 8 loss?

Walt Harris came up short in his return to the octagon Saturday when he lost to Alistair Overeem in the UFC on ESPN 8 main event. In his first fight since the tragic killing of his stepdaughter, Aniah Blanchard, Harris (13-8 MMA, 6-7 UFC) succumbed to a second-round TKO against Overeem (45-19 MMA, 10-8 UFC) […]

Edson Barboza’s manager: Appealing ‘devastating’ UFC on ESPN 8 loss not allowed

Edson Barboza’s team won’t appeal his UFC on ESPN 8 defeat to Dan Ige, simply because they can’t. After Barboza (20-9 MMA, 14-9 UFC) lost a debatable split decision loss to Ige (14-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) in his featherweight debut Saturday, there was a level of outrage over the result. Barboza’s manager, Alex Davis, was […]

Walt Harris releases statement on UFC on ESPN 8 loss, will ‘keep pushing’ for Aniah Blanchard

Walt Harris at UFC on ESPN 8 in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday | Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports UFC heavyweight Walt Harris released a statement in the wake of his emotional loss at UFC on ESPN 8, vowing to “keep pushing” in memory of his stepdaughter Aniah Blanchard. Harris was stopped by Alistair Overeem in the […]

Tony Ferguson avoids orbital surgery after UFC 249 loss to Justin Gaethje

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images Tony Ferguson recently received some good news: He won’t need to go under the knife. The former interim lightweight champ suffered a fractured orbital bone in a brutal loss to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249, but his injury will not require surgery, his rep Jennifer Goldstein at Ballengee Group […]

Bellator’s A.J. McKee Shares Story Behind 8-Second KO Loss As An Amateur

A.J. McKee’s professional mixed martial arts record is a pristine 16-0. His amateur ledger is similarly impressive — with one glaring exception. View full post on Recent News on

Tony Ferguson suffered broken orbital bone in TKO loss to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images Tony Ferguson will need some time off to heal his wounds following a brutal battle with Justin Gaethje in the UFC 249 main event. Ferguson’s 12-fight win streak came to an end after Gaethje landed a series of punishing strikes that forced the referee to stop the fight late […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov sends Tony Ferguson message of support following loss at UFC 249

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov engaged in a heated rivalry with Tony Ferguson for several years. But in the aftermath of UFC 249, the reigning lightweight champion put personal feelings aside when addressing Ferguson’s heartbreaking loss to Justin Gaethje. Originally, UFC 249 was going to be headlined by Nurmagomedov and Ferguson but the coronavirus […]

Donald Cerrone keen to avenge Anthony Pettis loss after ‘he kicked my liver out of my body’

Donald Cerrone can still feel the agony that was attached to his first career loss by strikes. At UFC 249, he gets the chance to numb that pain. Cerrone’s first knockout loss in MMA competition came courtesy of a devastating Anthony Pettis body kick less than three minutes into their bout at UFC on FOX […]

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