Jon Anik hopes relationship between Dana White and the MMA media can improve in 2021

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It’s no secret that the relationship between UFC president Dana White and the MMA media has been a bumpy one to say the least. In 2020, it seemed like it got more negative than ever before. In a year where a global pandemic created chaos across the globe and throughout the […]

Angela Lee claps back at haters as ONE Championship star responds to social media jibes

As one of the biggest stars on ONE Championship’s roster, Angela Lee is used to the haters. Hawaii’s Lee (10-2) has been groomed for stardom ever since she joined the Singapore-based promotion as a teenager and became the youngest fighter to capture a major title back at ONE Championship 42 in 2016, when she defeated […]

Twitter reacts: UFC, MMA fighters and personalities celebrate Christmas on social media

The holiday season is here, and with no major events scheduled until New Year’s Eve, the MMA community had the rare opportunity to sit back, relax and celebrate with their loved ones. Check below to see how fighters and other personalities from the industry celebrated Christmas and the holiday season to close out 2020. View […]

John McCarthy savages Dana White’s MMA media hit piece: ‘Real leaders, they don’t have to take credit’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Veteran MMA official and Bellator commentator John McCarthy on Wednesday responded to a UFC-produced video that counted him among the industry-leader’s detractors during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a fiery series of monologues, McCarthy accused UFC President Dana White of hypocrisy in selective editing of comments he and other media members made […]

Video: Dana White’s ‘victory lap’ against media was par for the course. Also out of line?

On Monday, UFC president Dana White published a video hailing the promotion’s ability to operate during the global coronavirus pandemic by taking aim at various media members and outlets for their reporting and commentary on the UFC’s early attempts to run shows during lockdown. Nearly all of the contents of White’s video are from late […]

UFC Fight Night 183 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums, and – perhaps most importantly – social-media platforms. Fighters interact with fans, each other and many more through the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which helps outsiders get a deeper look […]

Watch the UFC Vegas 17 virtual media day stream LIVE NOW

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the UFC Vegas 17 virtual media day, a host of fighters, who will compete at Saturday’s event, will speak to the media Thursday afternoon. Headlining the event is a welterweight fight between two-time title challenger Stephen Thompson and surging vet Geoff Neal. Watch the live stream as media members interview […]

UFC 256 reactions: Winners, losers and the title-fight draw on social media

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums, and, perhaps most importantly, social-media platforms. Fighters interact with fans, each other and many more through the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which helps outsiders get a deeper look into […]

Bellator 254 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums and, perhaps most importantly, social-media platforms. Fighters interact with fans, each other and many more through the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which helps outsiders get a deeper look into […]

UFC 256 virtual media day video: Day 2

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Preliminary-card fighters from UFC 256 will answer questions from the media on Thursday afternoon at a live-streamed media day. The video is expected to begin at 2 p.m. ET. 2:00 p.m. Daniel Pineda 2:15 p.m. Virna Jandiroba 2:45 p.m. Tecia Torres 3:00 p.m. Mackenzie Dern 3:15 p.m. Cub Swanson View full […]

UFC 256 virtual media day video: Day 1 at 4 p.m. ET

Jose Youngs, MMA Fighting Headliners from UFC 256 will answer questions from the media on Wednesday afternoon at a live-streamed media day. The video is expected to begin at 4 p.m. ET. 4 p.m. Deiveson Figueiredo 4:15 p.m. Ronaldo Souza 4:30 p.m. Renato Moicano 4:45 p.m. Ciryl Gane 5 p.m. Kevin Holland 5:15 p.m. Rafael […]

Tyson vs. Jones Jr. media day video live now

Photo by Donat Sorokin\TASS via Getty Images At the Tyson vs. Jones Jr. media day, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., along with a host of fighters from Saturday’s event, will speak to the media Friday afternoon before weigh-ins. The schedule is as follows: 2 p.m. ET – Badou Jack 2:15 p.m. – Nate Robinson […]

MMA community reacts to Thanksgiving on social media

Today was Thanksgiving in the United States, and plenty of fighters and other figures in the MMA community took time to share the holiday with family, friends and loved ones. Check below for the top Thanksgiving celebrations shared on social media. View full post on MMA Junkie

Anthony Smith dialed down media duties to focus on snapping skid ahead of UFC on ESPN 18

Anthony Smith spoke to the media Wednesday ahead of UFC on ESPN 18. Smith (32-16 MMA, 8-6 UFC) broke down his bout with Devin Clark, dialing down commentary job and media duties to focus on training camp, his mentality while being on a two-fight losing streak, and much more. Watch the video above for Smith’s complete virtual […]

Watch UFC Vegas 15 virtual media day

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the UFC Vegas 15 virtual media day, a host of fighters, who will compete at Saturday’s event, will speak to the media Wednesday afternoon. Headlining the event is a heavyweight fight between Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis. Watch the live stream as media members interview the fighters. The video is […]

Watch UFC Vegas 15 virtual media day LIVE NOW

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the UFC Vegas 15 virtual media day, a host of fighters, who will compete at Saturday’s event, will speak to the media Wednesday afternoon. Headlining the event is a heavyweight fight between Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis. Watch the live stream as media members interview the fighters. The video is […]

UFC 255 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums, and, perhaps most importantly, social-media platforms. Fighters interact with fans, each other and many more through the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which helps outsiders get a deeper look into […]

UFC 255 virtual media day video

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting At the UFC 255 virtual media day, a host of fighters, who will compete at Saturday’s pay-per-view event, will speak to the media Wednesday morning. Headlining the event is a flyweight title fight between champion Deiveson Figueiredo and challenger Alex Perez. Watch the live stream as media members interview and other […]

UFC Fight Night 182 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums, and – perhaps most importantly – social-media platforms. Fighters interact with fans, each other and many more through the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which helps outsiders get a deeper look […]

UFC on ESPN+ 40 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums, and – perhaps most importantly – social-media platforms. Fighters interact with fans, each other and many more through the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which helps outsiders get a deeper look […]

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