Morning Report: Colby Covington comments on Tyron Woodley’s loss: ‘Just like I told you guys, he’s washed up’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This past weekend, Tyron Woodley was dominated by Gilbert Burns at UFC on ESPN 9. It was such a one-sided performance that even Woodley was not terribly upset by it, saying he had “a weird piece for someone who just got they ass whooped.” It was the second dreadful performance from […]

Morning Report: Daniel Cormier believes Jon Jones is serious about vacating the light heavyweight title

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Daniel Cormier believes Jon Jones is serious about vacating the light heavyweight title. It’s been a busy few weeks for Jon Jones. First, UFC light heavyweight champion was suddenly thrust into a potential superfight with Francis Ngannou. Negotiations didn’t get very far though as Jones said the UFC was not offering […]

Morning Report: John Oliver reacts to Dana White trademarking ‘UFSea’

Photograph by Lloyd Bishop/HBO Dana White may have a new feud with Jon Jones to occupy his time now, but he’s not done with John Oliver yet either. Two weeks ago, Oliver’s HBO Show, Last Week Tonight, produced a piece about the UFC’s return to action. The segment was critical of Dana White’s insistence on […]

UFC on ESPN 9 rookie report: Grading the newcomers in Las Vegas

Fighters from around the globe dream of the day they’ll step into the UFC octagon for the first time. For two athletes, Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 9 event marked that special moment in their career. Check out this week’s rookie report to see what kind of first impression they made on the sport’s biggest stage […]

Report: Darren Till vs. Robert Whittaker verbal agreements in place for July 25 UFC event

Darren Till and Robert Whittaker reportedly are close to finalizing their rebooking date. A matchup originally scheduled to headline the UFC’s return to Dublin on Aug. 15, Till (18-2-1 MMA, 6-2-1 UFC) vs. Whittaker (20-5 MMA, 11-3 UFC) now likely will take place July 25, according to a report by Brazilian outlet Combate on Thursday. […]

Report: Robert Whittaker-Darren Till Middleweight Headliner Targeted for July 25

An upcoming July event for the Ultimate Fighting Championship now has a high-stakes headliner. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Morning Report: Sean O’Malley believes he’s ‘a couple fights’ from the title

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Earlier this week, Henry Cejudo made his retirement official, vacating the UFC bantamweight title. Cejudo’s departure leaves the 135 pound division in a state of uncertainty, with the UFC having thrown out a few options, including a possible four-man tournament to crown a new champion. But though the short-term future for […]

Morning Report: Daniel Cormier weighs in on Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou negotiations

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For a few weeks now, the MMA world has been abuzz with talks of a potential superfight between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and heavyweight destroyer of worlds, Francis Ngannou, and last week, Jones met with the UFC to begin preliminary negotiations for the superfight. The negotiations did not go […]

Report: Deiveson Figueiredo to Rematch Joseph Benavidez for the Flyweight Belt on July 18

The vacant Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight throne will be up for grabs this summer. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Morning Report: Tyron Woodley on Gillbert Burns fight next weekend: ‘I’m in a violent headspace’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Next weekend, former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodly will begin his trek back towards the title he lost last year. The event, which is tentatively scheduled to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, will be headlined by a bout between Woodley and sixth-ranked welterweight Gilbert Burns. Burns, a […]

Morning Report: Max Holloway offering private training, dinner to help with COVID-19 relief in Hawaii

Max Holloway | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Oftentimes, especially in MMA, news of a fighters public actions will end up being highly negative or disturbing. Then, there’s Max Holloway. The former UFC featherweight champion is widely considered to be one of the most likable and genuine people in MMA, and yesterday, Holloway added to that […]

Morning Report: Joe Rogan signs podcast deal with Spotify worth more than $100M

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Though in the MMA world, Joe Rogan is largely seen as one of the chief commentators for the UFC, in reality, Rogan’s most successful business venture has been his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, which he has hosted for 11 years and has become one of the most popular podcasts in […]

Report: Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father again in coma, on life support

The health of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, coach and father to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, has take a turn for the worse, according to a new report. On Tuesday, Russian media outlet RT reported that Abdulmanap is again in a coma and on life support. He is being treated after undergoing a heart bypass operation, according […]

Report: Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov on Life Support, Back in Coma as Condition Worsens

The condition of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov has taken a turn for the worse. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC on ESPN 8 rookie report: Grading the newcomers in Jacksonville

Fighters from around the globe dream of the day they’ll step into the UFC octagon for the first time. For two athletes, Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 8 event marked that special moment in their career. Check out this week’s rookie report to see what kind of first impression they made on the sport’s biggest stage […]

Report: Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, Father of Khabib, Awakens From Coma

The father of UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, has reportedly woken up from his coma. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White responds to NY Times report critical of UFC’s coronavirus plan: ‘I don’t give a f*ck’

UFC president Dana White isn’t too happy with The New York Times. White fired back in response to a recent report by the newspaper that exposes the promotions shortcomings in compliance with their own safety protocols in place for its trio of Jacksonville, Fla., events in return to business during the coronavirus pandemic. The UFC […]

Report: Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, father and coach of Khabib, wakes up from coma

The father and coach of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov reportedly has woken up from a coma in a Moscow hospital. Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, who has coached Khabib for most of his career, reportedly was flown from his home country of Dagestan to a special military hospital in Moscow after complications from pneumonia. There, multiple reports […]

Morning Report: Ryan Garcia looks to enlist Tom Brady’s help to make boxing match with Henry Cejudo

Henry Cejudo | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Henry Cejudo may be retired from MMA, but his opportunities in other combat sports are only just beginning. Last weekend, Cejudo became only the second fighter in history to ever successfully defend a title in two different weight classes in the UFC when he stopped Dominick Cruz in […]

MMA rankings report: Sorting through an eventful UFC 249

The UFC returned to action Saturday. And while the ramifications of running a show during COVID-19 won’t be fully known for awhile, we do know that UFC 249 was a heck of a night of great fights, no matter how you slice it. Justin Gaethje (22-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) scored a fifth-round stoppage of a […]

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