UFC Fight Island 6 medicial suspensions: Two fighters receive potential six-month layoffs

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Should Brian Ortega get booked to fight Alexander Volkanovski in early 2021, he will be cleared and ready for action. Ortega defeated The Korean Zombie with a one-sided unanimous decision in the main event of UFC Fight Island 6 this past weekend in Abu Dhabi. UFC president […]

UFC Fight Night 180 Medical Suspensions: James Krause Faces Potential 180-Day Term

The knee injury James Krause revealed he suffered in his victory over Claudio Silva at UFC Fight Night 180 could keep him out of action for a significant period of time. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Brian Ortega ponders potential matchup with Alexander Volkanovski: ‘Do I play his game or do I make it a dogfight?’

Brian Ortega | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Just because Brian Ortega has a massive challenge ahead of him doesn’t mean he hasn’t thought about the potential opportunity that awaits with another win. Ortega faces “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in the main event of UFC Fight Island 6 on Oct. 17, a highly-anticipated matchup […]

Israel Adesanya, Chris Weidman get into volatile war of words over potential matchup

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting With two weeks’ worth of quarantine to get through following his win over Paulo Costa at UFC 253, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has been quite active on social media lately responding to his biggest fans and his harshest critics. One of his most fiery encounters came against former champion Chris Weidman […]

Jon Jones Opens as Slight Betting Favorite in Potential Bout with Israel Adesanya

Jon Jones is only a slight betting favorite in a potential matchup with UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, according to online oddsmaker BetOnline. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Demian Maia Out, UFC Negotiating with ‘Wonderboy’ as Potential Foe for Khamzat Chimaev

Khamzat Chimaev could fight again before the end of 2020, but it appears that Demian Maia is no longer the targeted opponent. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Conor McGregor opens as massive underdog in potential boxing match with Manny Pacquiao

Esther Lin, Showtime As expected, Conor McGregor has opened as a massive underdog in his rumored boxing matchup with Manny Pacquiao. Gambling website SportsBetting.ag has released their opening lines for the potential bout. Currently they have Pacquiao favored heavily at -1200, while the former multi-division UFC world champion is listed at +700. On Friday, McGregor […]

Johnny Walker Out To Remind People Of His Potential

Johnny Walker had all the buzz in the world when he won his first three UFC fights and earned three bonuses. He returns to UFC Vegas 11 to remind everyone of that potential Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Dana White on potential Nick Diaz return: ‘There’s been talking, but there’s been talking for years’

LAS VEGAS – Some in the MMA sphere are buzzing about a potential Nick Diaz return in 2021, but UFC president Dana White doesn’t seem quite as enthusiastic. At the Dana White’s Contender Series 32 post-fight news conference Tuesday, White gave his thoughts on the reported 14-week training camp Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC) recently […]

Dana White reacts to Nick Diaz’s potential return: ‘I don’t have any expectations, whatsoever’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting When news surfaced about Nick Diaz’s plans to return in early 2021, it was met with a lot of questions—most notably, is it actually going to happen this time? Count UFC President Dana White among those who are skeptical. Per his manager Kevin Mubenga to ESPN, Diaz went through a 14-week […]

Brock Lesnar favored to beat Fedor Emelianenko but huge underdog to Jon Jones in potential fights

Brock Lesnar | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Brock Lesnar reaching free agency, after failing to come to terms with WWE on a new deal, has led to a lot of speculation about where the 43-year-old former UFC champion might end up. While a return to professional wrestling still seems most likely after he first made […]

Dana White on Oscar De La Hoya’s Potential Boxing Comeback: ‘Cocaine Isn’t Cheap’

Dana White has publicly feuded with Oscar De La Hoya off-and-on in recent years and has never been shy about taking a shot at the longtime boxing star. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White books Anderson Silva against Uriah Hall on Oct. 31 in potential final fight of his career

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It appears Anderson Silva has nearly reached the end of his career. According to UFC president Dana White, the legendary former middleweight champion is expected to compete one last time in the octagon on Oct. 31 in what is expected to be his final fight. “We’re working on a fight for […]

Jon Jones vacates UFC light heavyweight title, teases potential future at heavyweight

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jon Jones is no longer the UFC light heavyweight champion. On Monday, Jones revealed that after having a conversation with the promotion about his future, he decided to vacate his 205-pound title effective immediately. “Just got off the phone with UFC, today I confirm that I’m vacating the light heavyweight championship,” […]

Anderson Silva Discusses Potential Anthony Pettis Bout, Son’s Future in MMA

Brazilian sports television program “Esporte Espetacular,” broadcast by Rede Globo every Sunday morning, recently aired an extensive interview with Anderson Silva and his son, Gabriel Silva. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Morning Report: Khabib Nurmagomedov addresses loss of his father, potential retirement

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Last month, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, Abdulmanap, died from complications due to COVID-19. It was a shocking blow to the UFC lightweight champion and MMA in general. Following his passing, questions abounded about what the future would have in store for Khabib and whether he would defend his title this year. Those […]

Yana Kunitskaya, Scott Holtzman and two more face potential six-month suspensions following UFC Vegas 6

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Several fighters are facing potential six-month suspensions following UFC Vegas 6 this past weekend in Las Vegas. On Wednesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released the medical suspensions for the card. Despite a dramatic ending to the main event, Aleksei Oleinik escaped his loss to Derrick Lewis with minimal time […]

Ben Askren wishes he’d focused more on jiu-jitsu: ‘My potential to choke people out went untapped’

When Ben Askren turned professional as a mixed martial artist in February 2009, he did so on the heels of a remarkable amateur wrestling career. Askren, who competed for the University of Missouri at 174 pounds, was a two-time NCAA national champion and four-time All-American after posting a career record of 153-8. What set Askren […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov opens as sizable betting favorite in potential fight with Georges St-Pierre

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It’s rare that Georges St-Pierre has been an underdog during his career. But if he decides to come back, that’s exactly the role he’ll play for a fight against reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Earlier this week, UFC president Dana White said he’d consider a showdown between Nurmagomedov and St-Pierre […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov Favored in Potential Fights vs. Justin Gaethje, Georges St. Pierre

Khabib Nurmagomedov has opened as a betting favorite in potential matchups with Justin Gaethje and Georges St. Pierre, according to oddsmaker BetOnline. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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