Report: Former Bantamweight King Renan Barao Released From UFC Contract

The Ultimate Fighting Championship appears to be cleaning house this Friday. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Report: French sports minister pushes back committee to legalize MMA

Photo by Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via Getty Images A targeted date to fastrack legal MMA in France has been postponed as the ministry of sport seeks guidance from its Olympic committee. The minister, Roxana Maracineanu, will delay by at least one month the formalization of an advisory committee that will oversee sanctioning of the sport, […]

Report: Frankie Edgar Steps In to Face Chan Sung Jung at UFC Busan

Frankie Edgar has reportedly saved the Ultimate Fighting Championship‘s return to South Korea in December. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

MMA rankings report: How will December’s big fights shake things up?

Things have been a little slow the past couple weeks in mixed martial arts, but the year will end with a bang, as December features a big slate of important fights. There are several matchups which will have major implications on both their respective divisions and, in some cases, the pound-for-pound list. Matches such as: […]

Morning Report: Firas Zahabi discusses Georges St-Pierre potentially returning to MMA

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Though the greatest fighter to ever put on gloves is ostensibly retired from MMA, his coach thinks the door is still open for a possible return one day. Earlier this year, Georges St-Pierre officially retired from the UFC, even leaving the USADA testing pool for good measure. But though St-Pierre has […]

Morning Report: Canelo Alvarez shuts down Jorge Masvidal’s call out: ‘It is not a challenge for me’

Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez will finally clash Saturday night. | Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor Last month, when Jorge Masvidal won the BMF title with a doctor’s stoppage win over Nate Diaz at UFC 244, he immediately began angling for his next big conquest. The win likely put Masvidal next in line to face the […]

Report: UFC, Bellator Vet Cindy Dandois Attacked Outside of Belgium Home

Veteran mixed martial artist Cindy Dandois was reportedly attacked outside her home in Antwerp, Belgium, last Friday. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Morning Report: Gina Carano reveals how profane text by Dana White ruined a fight between her, Ronda Rousey

Gina Carano is one of the most prominent figure in women’s MMA history. A former Muay Thai fighter, Carano rose to prominence in MMA, become arguably the first bankable female mixed martial artist. Competing for Strikeforce and EliteXC, Carano was one half of the first female MMA fight aired in primetime on major American network […]

Morning Report: Paul Daley blasts ‘ridiculous’ matchmaking after Michael ‘Venom’ Page’s latest knockout win

Bellator MMA Over the weekend, Michael “Venom” Page added yet another impressive KO to his ever-increasing highlight reel when he starched Gianni Melillo with a walk-off right hand knockout at Bellator London. The knockout once again raised questions about the level of competition “MVP” has faced throughout his Bellator career, with perhaps his harshest critic […]

Report: Alexey Oleynik Meets Maurice Greene at UFC 246 in January

Two heavyweights who prefer the submission game are coming head-to-head for the first Ultimate Fighting Championship event of the year at UFC 246. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Morning Report: Joanna Jedrzejczyk wants to be ‘female BMF’

Joanna Jedrzejczyk with the strawweight title | Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com She used to want to be called “Joanna Champion’ but now there’s a new title Joanna Jedrzejczyk is looking for: The Female BMF. Earlier this month, Jorge Masvidal claimed the inaugural BMF title with a dominant, yet controversial win over Nate Diaz at UFC 244. The […]

Morning Report: Tito Ortiz takes shot at Chael Sonnen, Sonnen responds

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Tito Ortiz has made peace with many of his former foes, but there’s still one previous opponent who sticks in his craw: Chael Sonnen. Ortiz will battle Alberto Del Rio at Combate Americas on December 7 and in advance of his fight, Ortiz has been making the media rounds. Yesterday, while […]

MMA injury report: Stephen Thompson avoids surgery; Henry Cejudo on schedule

It’s no secret that MMA is a grueling sport. Injuries occur everywhere from the training room to the cage, and sometimes even beyond that. Injuries can cause the best set plans to fall by the wayside, derail careers or worse. Still, though, the overwhelming majority of fighters overcome their physical setbacks and eventually find their […]

MMA rankings report: Does Jan Blachowicz deserve bump after UFC Sao Paulo?

It wasn’t the most eventful weekend in MMA history, but nonetheless, UFC on ESPN+ 22 and Bellator 234 are in the books, and there were some items of note: Jan Blachowicz earned a victory over Ronaldo Souza in the UFC light heavyweight main event in Sao Paulo. What does that mean for his spot in […]

Morning Report: Yoel Romero continues to push for fight with Israel Adesanya: ‘The people want to see who is the real champion’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Yoel Romero is still shooting his shot. Last month it was revealed that Paulo Costa would be sidelined for several months with a bicep injury. Almost immediately after this information came out, former middleweight title challenger Yoel Romero began calling for a shot at newly minted champion Israel Adesanya. Adesanya, in […]

Report: UFC’s Return to New Zealand Slated for February in Auckland

It looks like New Zealand mixed martial arts fans are set to get an early Christmas present, with the Ultimate Fighting Championship readying an announcement for their return to the country after more than a two-year hiatus. Reports indicate the event will be held inside Auckland’s Spark Arena on Feb. 23. View full post on Recent […]

Morning Report: Anthony Johnson targeting summer return to UFC: ‘I want to come back and just hurt people’

Anthony Johnson | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Though it’s not set in stone yet, all signs are pointing to Anthony Johnson returning to the UFC next year. Earlier this year, the man known as “Rumble” announced that he would be coming out of retirement and returning to active competition. Johnson walked away from the sport […]

UFC on ESPN+ 22 rookie report: Grading the newcomers in Sao Paulo

Fighters from around the globe dream of the day they’ll step into the UFC octagon for the first time. For four athletes, Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 22 event marked that special moment in their career. Check out this week’s rookie report to see what kind of first impression those fighters made on the sport’s biggest […]

Morning Report: Conor McGregor’s coach discusses potential clash with Donald Cerrone

Owen Roddy and Conor McGregor | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Conor McGregor has not competed since last October when he was submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. Since then, McGregor has had a number of troubling personal issues and there have also been rumors swirling of a falling out with his coaches at Straight […]

Report: PFL Featherweight Finalist Daniel Pineda Fails Drug Test

An alleged failed drug test may have thrown the Professional Fighters League featherweight finals into a bit of disarray. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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