Dana White gives updates on Conor McGregor’s return, Henry Cejudo’s retirement, Zuffa Boxing, ‘Fight Island’

LAS VEGAS – Dana White has a lot on his plate these days. With resuming the UFC’s event schedule amid an ongoing global pandemic, while dealing with the daily ins and outs of the fight game, the UFC president has plenty to handle. In the lead up to Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 9, White spoke […]

Chase Sherman reacts to Rodrigo Nascimento’s callout following triumphant UFC return

Chase Sherman made a triumphant return to the UFC with a second-round TKO win over Ike Villanueva at UFC Jacksonville. As “The Vanilla Gorilla” was back home this past Saturday night hanging out with his family, he found out that 72 hours after the successful start to his second UFC run, he already had somebody […]

Sage Northcutt: Why 155 pounds will ‘fit me the best’ upon ONE Championship return

Sage Northcutt intends to return to 155 pounds for his next fight after he sustained brutal injuries from a bigger man in his ONE Championship debut. Northcutt (11-3) hasn’t fought since May 2019 after a 29-second knockout loss to Cosmo Alexandre caused serious facial injuries. Northcutt underwent extensive reconstructive surgery, and even a year later […]

Dana White reflects on UFC’s three return events in Jacksonville: ‘It was successful in every way’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Dana White is ready to go home. The UFC president, despite being admittedly tired, was in a seemingly good mood Saturday when he took the podium following the conclusion of UFC on ESPN 8. The event took place Saturday at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. UFC on ESPN 8 marked […]

Walt Harris Confident on UFC Return: ‘My Daughter is With Me Wherever I Go’

Returning from a personal tragedy, Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight contender Walt Harris is ready for anything that will be thrown his way. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Chase Sherman: The Return of Vanilla Gorilla

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UFC 249 prelim ratings on ESPN return solid results, broadcast finishes second on cable

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC 249 preliminary card that aired on ESPN this past Saturday night finished second in cable ratings with solid numbers overall for the first show back for the promotion since March. The numbers come courtesy of the Nielsen Ratings System. Overall, the UFC 249 prelims averaged 1.154 million viewers over […]

MMA’s week out of the cage: 236-pound Anthony Johnson begins ‘mini camp’ for UFC return

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 […]

Weight cut sucks, but Dominick Cruz feels ‘like money’ before return at UFC 249

Dominick Cruz says he’s feeling strong and healthy for his return to the octagon at UFC 249. His first weight cut in more than three years, however, is not particularly enjoyable. Cruz (21-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) competes in his first bout since December 2016 when he challenges Henry Cejudo (15-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) for the […]

Anderson Silva undergoes knee surgery, vows to return for ‘two fights in the UFC’

Anderson Silva finally went under the knife almost a year after his last UFC appearance. The former UFC middleweight champion posted a video on social media announcing he had knee surgery, saying that “now my knee will be 100 percent.” Silva injured his right knee in the first round of his UFC 237 clash with […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov Hints at Potential July UFC Return

Khabib Nurmagomedov might be ready to return to UFC competition sooner than expected. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov opens door for July return, vows to ‘smash them all’

Khabib Nurmagomedov could be available to return sooner than many anticipated after he was unable to fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 249. The highly anticipated lightweight title fight between Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC) and Ferguson (25-3 MMA, 15-1 UFC) was scratched for a fifth time as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. “The Eagle” […]

Dana White: Conor McGregor ‘ready to go,’ hints at ‘Fight Island’ for his return

Conor McGregor | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Conor McGregor is ready to fight, but the questions remain about who he’ll face and where his return will take place. The former two-division UFC champion needed just 40 seconds to finish Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone back in January, and immediately afterwards, he announced plans to keep busy in […]

Video: Relive all six of Niko Price’s octagon finishes ahead of his return at UFC 249

Niko Price has scored some wild finishes in his UFC career, and he hopes to add another eye-catching stoppage win to his highlight reel at UFC 249. Price (14-3 MMA, 6-3) has only gone the distance once before in his MMA career, and has finished all his opponents inside the UFC octagon, notching four “Performance […]

Kevin Lee undergoes successful knee surgery, vows to return stronger

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Kevin Lee is optimistic about his future after going under the knife. The one-time UFC interim lightweight title challenger announced on Saturday that a surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee was a success. He vowed to return to the octagon “10x” stronger than ever, he posted on […]

UFC President Dana White Promises ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ Franchise Will Return ‘Soon’

“The Ultimate Fighter” franchise has been on hiatus since November 2018, when the “TUF 28” finale crowned Macy Chiasson and Juan Francisco Espino Dieppa champions at featherweight and heavyweight, respectively. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC 249 free fight: Dominick Cruz reclaims bantamweight title in return by dethroning T.J. Dillashaw

Dominick Cruz knows a thing or two about incredible comebacks. Plagued with injuries throughout his career, Cruz (22-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) returned after almost 16 months on the sidelines to challenge UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw in 2016, who was looking unstoppable to that point. Dillashaw, who used his transformed style and incredible footwork to […]

Kevin Lee says ACL surgery a success, promises to return stronger

Kevin Lee will finally be forced into some time off after undergoing successful ACL surgery. Lee, who has fought 17 times in the six years since making his UFC debut, went under the knife Friday to repair damage to the ligament in his left knee. Surgery has been something Lee has avoided in the past, […]

Douglas Lima hopes Bellator title bout with Gegard Mousasi ‘is one of the first fights’ booked upon return

Photo via Douglas Lima Despite the postponement of Bellator events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, welterweight champion Douglas Lima said his shot at capturing a second title is still on the table. After winning the Bellator welterweight grand prix and becoming world champion for the third time, Lima was scheduled to face Gegard Mousasi on […]

Chase Sherman to make UFC return against newcomer Ike Villenueva on May 13

Chase Sherman is returning to the UFC heavyweight division and will welcome surging newcomer Ike Villenueva to the promotion. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that Sherman and Villenueva will square off May 13. The event is scheduled to take place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, […]

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