Manager: Jorge Masvidal will only fight Conor McGregor or Kamaru Usman next

First Round Management has taken the reigns in regard to their clients’ news, and it appears Jorge Masvidal has his mind made up on what his next challenge will be. Or, at least, he’s narrowed it down to two options. On Tuesday, manager Abraham Kawa told MMA Junkie on that Masvidal’s only next move will […]

Finishing ‘Bruce Leeroy’ Is Peterson’s Only Option

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Anthony Rocco Martin thrilled to fight Demian Maia, but only to a certain extent

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Anthony Rocco Martin wanted a big fight, one which could prove to the world he belongs near the top of the UFC welterweight division. And he’s thrilled that he’s gotten the opportunity at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 3: A main-card bout with the venerable Demian Maia. But he still can’t quite believe […]

Video: Tony Ferguson says ‘Khabib and Conor can only run for so long’

CHICAGO – UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson meets with reporters to preview his upcoming fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 238, discuss his relationship with Dana White, the state of the lightweight division’s title picture, Andy Ruiz Jr.’s recent victory over Anthony Joshua and send a warning to Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. View full post […]

‘Jacare’ Souza only loses to the best — and Jack Hermansson is ready to join them

Ever since their faceoff at the UFC’s seasonal press conference earlier this month, Jack Hermansson has been visualizing the greatest challenge of his professional career: Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, who he meets in the main event of UFC Fort Lauderdale this Saturday night. Before his stunning first-round submission of former WSOF champion David Branch last month, […]

Jon Jones not buying into Israel Adesanya hype after UFC 236: ‘There’s only one Jon Jones’

Jon Jones has heard the comparisons and he’s not impressed. Even as Israel Adesanya took part in one of the year’s best fights on Saturday at UFC 236, and even as Adesanya won a five-round unanimous decision over Kelvin Gastelum to capture an interim middleweight title and improve to 17-0 in MMA competition, “Bones” remains […]

Clay Guida: Only B.J. Penn, those around him can decide when his time in MMA is up

The year is 2019. But it could have been 2009. Or 2005. For Clay Guida, a chance to fight B.J. Penn, a UFC Hall of Fame member, was not one he was going to pass up. It doesn’t matter what Penn’s recent results look like. “First of all, all the incredible fights that B.J. put […]

Conditioning is Derrick Lewis’ only concern facing ex-UFC champ Junior Dos Santos

WITCHITA, Kan. – Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos has destroyed many an opponent with his fists. But the Brazilian’s best feature is his conditioning, according to Derrick Lewis. Lewis (21-6 MMA, 12-4 UFC) on Thursday said he’s hit the treadmill like never before in the buildup for his headliner opposite Dos Santos (20-5 […]

Anthony Johnson Would Come Out of Retirement Only For a Heavyweight Fight With Jon Jones

Two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Johnson, who retired from the sport unexpectedly in April 2017, has opened up about his decision to quit the sport — and what it would take to bring him back. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ben Askren Says He Would Accept A Welterweight Title Shot Only With Woodley’s Blessing

The Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight division experienced a major shakeup last weekend with Kamaru Usman’s emphatic win over Tyron Woodley for the UFC welterweight title, as well as Ben Askren’s debut win over former champion Robbie Lawler. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Anthony Johnson: Jon Jones heavyweight fight ‘only way I’d come out of retirement’

Two-time UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Johnson had to beat down comeback rumors recently when he was spotted at a bare-knuckle boxing event. Johnson, 34, is content with retired life. But there is one thing that could make him change his mind. “The only way I’d come out of retirement is if Jon Jones […]

Diego Sanchez loves his durability at welterweight, says he only cuts a few pounds

Gallery Diego Sanchez def. Mickey Gall at UFC 235: Best photos LAS VEGAS – Diego Sanchez turned back the clock in a big way this past Saturday at UFC 235. The last time Sanchez picked up a finish in a fight before Saturday, he was in his mid-20s. Now 37, Sanchez (29-11 MMA, 18-11 UFC) […]

Johnny Walker called out Cirkunov because lower-ranked fighters would only last 15 seconds

Johnny Walker is wasting no time. The Brazilian light heavyweight prospect quickly became a fan favorite in the UFC after knocking out Khalil Rountree and Justin Ledet in a combined time of two minutes and 12 seconds. Days after his recent win, Walker went on social media to call for a top 15 opponent. Cirkunov […]

Garbrandt’s Only Opponent Is Himself

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Thiago ‘Marreta’ Santos makes it clear after UFC Prague win: ‘I see only a title shot’

PRAGUE, Czech Republic – On Saturday at UFC on ESNP+ 3, a patient Thiago “Marreta” Santos added yet another brutal finish to his extensive list with a third-round knockout of Jan Blachowicz. What we didn’t see, though, was the struggle that took place in the lead-up to the light heavyweight headliner at O2 arena. “I […]

UFC commentator Joe Rogan plans to call pay-per-views only in ESPN era

Joe Rogan claims he enjoys his role as UFC commentator now more than ever. However, that’s purely because of the workload. Rogan has been the UFC’s more well-known color commentator for more than a decade, but in recent years the volume of shows he’s been in the booth for has tapered back significantly. He currently […]

Bellator Newcastle staff predictions: Who’s the only non-unanimous pick on the main card?

Freire vs. Scope Browning vs. Chalmers Brazier vs. Bungard Chadwick vs. Edwards MMAjunkie readers’ consensus picks 2019: 14-3 Freire (81%) Chalmers (85%) Brazier (79%) Edwards (74%) Trent Reinsmith @TrentReinsmith 2019: 15-2 Freire Chalmers Brazier Edwards Dan Tom @DanTomMMA 2019: 14-3 Freire Chalmers Brazier Edwards Brian Garcia @thegoze 2019: 14-3 2017 Champion Freire Chalmers Brazier Chadwick Steven […]

UFC champ Tyron Woodley: No dodging fights, only surgeries cause delays

LAS VEGAS – UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has a reputation for being difficult to book. Or maybe just being difficult in general. Woodley, 36, has tried different ways of countering the narrative. He’s tried going tit for tat with UFC President Dana White, one of his most frequent critics. He’s tried staying silent while […]

Henry Cejudo’s Coach Believes Ref Stoppage Only Saved Dillashaw From Additional Punishment

Henry Cejudo surprised many with his 32-second TKO of T.J. Dillashaw last Saturday, and much of the conversation in the aftermath has centered on whether the stoppage was premature. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Only pressure Alonzo Menifield felt at UFC Brooklyn was from teammate Geoff Neal

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Alonzo Menifield wasn’t feeling much pressure for his UFC debut this past Saturday – and then his teammate won a few fights before him. Geoff Neal (11-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) picked up the biggest win of his career with a dominant decision over Belal Muhammad (14-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) on the UFC on […]

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