Daniel Cormier: Jon Jones wanting Francis Ngannou ‘one of the most gangster things in the world’

Daniel Cormier can never be called Jon Jones’ biggest fan, but he admitted he respects him chasing after the heavyweight division’s most devastating knockout artist. Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC), the UFC light heavyweight champion, has flirted with the idea of heavyweight before but has created a lot of interest after discussing the possibility of […]

Online sportsbook: UFC 249 one of the most heavily bet events in gambling history for the promotion

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC was the first major sport to return to action during the coronavirus pandemic, and gamblers across the globe rewarded that. According to Bovada, UFC 249 from this past Saturday night in Jacksonville, Fla., ended up as one of the most heavily bet events in the history of the promotion. […]

Robbery Review: Making Sense of MMA’s Most Controversial Fights

Dominick Reyes and Jon Jones at UFC 247 in Houston on Feb. 8, 2020 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ever seen a judges’ decision that just had you scratching your head? In this series, MMA Fighting takes a deep dive into the most controversial bouts of past and present to once and for all dispel […]

What are the most beautiful submissions in UFC history? Record breaker Charles Oliveira weighs in

Charles Oliveira has 14 submission wins in the UFC, including this calf slicer against Eric Wisely. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC history has been made through submissions, like when Anderson Silva saved his middleweight title with a late finish against Chael Sonnen or when Matt Hughes choked Frank Trigg. But what are the most […]

Video: Relive the most iconic UFC octagon interview callouts

Ask and you shall receive. Some of the greatest UFC matchups have been set up in post-fight octagon interviews, where fighters took control of their fates by calling their shots. Just like Nate Diaz did, when he defeated Michael Johnson in 2015 and proceeded to take aim at Conor McGregor in one of the most […]

Michael Chiesa Making The Most Of The Down Time

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Commentators take center stage in UFC’s most excitable highlight reel ever

UFC fights certainly get people emotionally involved. Clenched fists, open mouths, leaping from the seat, hands in the air, hugging the person next to you – and that’s just the commentators! Whether it’s Jon Anik grabbing the edge of the desk in anticipation of a big finish, Paul Felder leaping out of his chair or […]

PRIDE’s 30 Most Memorable Moments

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Joe Rogan on Justin Gaethje: ‘In a Sport That’s Violent, He Stands Out As the Most Violent’

Count veteran commentator Joe Rogan among those who is looking forward to the new UFC 249 main event. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Tom Aspinall Making The Most Of His Postponed Debut

Tom Aspinall’s UFC debut will have to wait a bit longer after his matchup with Jake Collier at UFC London was postponed. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

MMA’s week out of the cage: Darren Till, Max Holloway and more make most of coronavirus quarantine

Social media has become a significant part of the sporting landscape. But few, if any, professional sports match the level of interaction and personal access provided by MMA. In an individual competition in which nearly every athlete is chasing the same goal of financial success and championship glory, it’s important for fighters to provide insight […]

Video: Reminders of why most of you want Khabib vs. Ferguson to happen at UFC 249

The MMA world mostly is at a standstill right now thanks to – and stop us if you’ve heard this one lately – the global coronavirus pandemic. The UFC postponed its planned show for this past Saturday in London the week of the event and pushed back its next two planned shows in Columbus, Ohio, […]

Morning Report: Kevin Lee on fighting this weekend despite Coronavirus concerns: ‘With the NBA shutdown, this is gonna be one of the most watched fights ever’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The oldest adage in entertainment is that ‘The Show Must Go On,’ and despite mounting concerns surrounding the spread of coronavirus, one of this main event fighters for this weekend’s UFC Brasilia card, firmly agrees. On Saturday at the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil, Kevin Lee is expected to face […]

Paulo Costa calls Israel Adesanya ‘the most shameful champion I have seen ever’ at UFC 248

Paulo Costa | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The crowd at T-Mobile Arena had a harsh reception for the UFC 248 main event bout between Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero. Paulo Costa can sympathize. The middleweight contender was made available to the media following Saturday’s show in Las Vegas and he had a harsh assessment of […]

Diego Sanchez responds to ‘most disrespectful’ criticism; stands by controversial Joshua Fabia

LAS VEGAS — Diego Sanchez and his cornerman have been one of MMA’s hottest topics. “The Ultimate Fighter” season one winner and his coach, Joshua Fabia, have been all over the headlines during the past week and a half, due to a series of controversies stemming from UFC on ESPN+ 25 in Rio Rancho, N.M. […]

Youssef Zalal makes most of short-notice shot with UFC 247 debut win

HOUSTON – Youssef Zalal beat Austin Lingo with a unanimous decision Saturday to open the preliminary card at UFC 247 in Houston. Take a look inside the fight with Zalal, who upset Lingo and handed him the first loss of his professional career. Result: Youssef Zalal def. Austin Lingo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) […]

UFC 247 Aftermath: Valentina Shevchenko is the most dominant fighter in MMA

Valentina Shevchenko | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Last night, the best fighter on the planet fought at UFC 247. No, not Jon Jones. I’m talking about Valentina Shevchenko. Shevchenko came into her co-main event title defense against Katlyn Chookagian as the biggest favorite on the card at -1200 according to the PPV broadcast. For all […]

Morning Report: Joe Rogan believes that Dominick Reyes is the most dangerous fighter Jon Jones has faced since Daniel Cormier

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images This weekend, Jon Jones will defend his UFC light heavyweight title for the third time in this championship reign (and his 11th time overall) when he faces undefeated challenger Dominick Reyes, who is coming off a sensational first-round knockout of Chris Weidman last year. Reyes is young, […]

Jon Jones: I’m one of the most heavily tested athletes in sports

Jon Jones says he has nothing to hide when it comes to drug testing. According to UFC senior vice president of athlete health and performance Jeff Novitsky,  Jones (25-1 MMA, 19-1 UFC) was “subject to 42 no-notice drug tests” in 2019. In a tweet posted Monday, Novitsky called Jones’ 2019 “the highest volume of yearly […]

Ahead of UFC 247, watch the UFC’s most memorable Houston moments

Houston has seen a lot of good MMA. After years of hosting some of the biggest events in UFC history, “H-Town” has accumulated a solid highlight reel that’s for the history books. From Matt Serra massive upset of Georges St-Pierre to win the welterweight title at UFC 69 in 2007 to the five-round light heavyweight […]

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