Jorge Masvidal Says He Threatened Colby Covington Over Failure To Pay A Mutual Coach

It’s clear that American Top Team teammates Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington are no longer friends after several back-and-forth exchanges this week, and Masvidal has shed some light on one of the reasons behind the rift. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Video: Misha Cirkunov says Peruvian necktie finish at UFC Vancouver is just the beginning of what he can show

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — After his win at UFC Vancouver, Misha Cirkunov speaks to the media about pulling off a rare Peruvian Necktie submission, being counted out ahead of his fight with Jimmy Crute, who has the better jiu-jitsu between him and Vinny Magalhaes, and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

After hard-earned draw at UFC 242, England’s Lerone Murphy says best yet to come

English featherweight Lerone Murphy may not have been the best-known name on the fight card at UFC 242 but, after turning in a promising debut performance, he believes he’s ready to swim in the shark-infested waters of the UFC’s 145-pound division. The 28-year-old had won the featherweight title in U.K. regional promotion Full Contact Contender […]

Bellator double-champion Patricio ‘Pitbull’ says he would knock out Khabib Nurmagomedov

Patricio Freire believes he has what it takes to dethrone Khabib Nurmagomedov. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A highly anticipated bout with Tony Ferguson, a very lucrative rematch with Conor McGregor, and a superfight with Georges St-Pierre are some of the options for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s next title defense, but a top lightweight from outside the […]

Video: Ottman Azaitar says how crowd helped him before brutal KO at UFC 242

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Ottman Azaitar revealed how he didn’t feel alone walking into his bout with Teemu Packalen after hearing the crowd singing along to his entrance music and insisted that he felt no pressure ahead of his promotional debut at UFC 242. View full post on MMA […]

Joe Rogan Says Usman vs. Covington Is Still ‘The Fight to Make,’ But Excited For Diaz vs. Masvidal

Ultimate Fighting Championship color commentator Joe Rogan has been open in his admiration of both Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal, so when the UFC announced the pair would be headlining UFC 244 later this year in New York he was unsurprisingly ecstatic. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ryan Bader Says ‘Big Fat Guy’ Quinton Jackson Was Held Back by His Dad in Near-Brawl

Ryan Bader has been one of the hottest heavyweights in the world recently and Saturday night was no different – at least for the majority of a round. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jessica Andrade’s Coach Says She Tried To Knock Weili Zhang Out to Prove Doubters Wrong

Jessica Andrade lost her strawweight title over the weekend when she was stopped in just 42 seconds by Weili Zhang, who became the first Chinese champion in UFC history. According to Andrade’s head coach Gilliard Parana, his fighter’s ill-fated decision to swing wildly at her opponent was an attempt to prove a point after people […]

Video: Joanne Calderwood says UFC wants ‘violent’ opponents for Valentina Shevchenko

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Joanne Calderwood explains why she felt she did enough to be awarded a win over Katlyn Chookagian, why she thinks UFC want to find violent opponents for Valentina Shevchenko, how she physically feels like bonafide flyweight now and how good it feels to make history […]

Dana White Says B.J. Penn Is Done After Seeing Street Fight Video Footage

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before — Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White says that B.J. Penn will not get another fight in the Octagon. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father says he’ll cash huge payday at UFC 242

It appears UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is already a big winner before he steps into the octagon at UFC 242 on Saturday. According to his father and coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, “The Eagle” will bank the biggest payday of his career when he looks to unify the UFC lightweight title against interim champion Dustin Poirier […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov not interested in superfights, says title defenses define legacy

In the day and age of superfights and inter-divisional callouts, Khabib Nurmagomedov feels an obligation to stay within his division. Ahead of his upcoming title defense against Dustin Poirier (25-5 MMA, 17-4 UFC), Nurmagomedov (27-0 MMA, 11-0 UFC) explained his disinterest in fighting up or down a weight class on a Friday conference. Poirier and […]

Justin Gaethje Criticizes Conor McGregor’s UFC Ranking, Says ‘I’ll Fight Him One Day’

Fight fans were left wondering what could have been when Conor McGregor revealed last week that he had been in talks for a return bout to the Octagon to fight Justin Gaethje back in July. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

After UFC Shenzhen, Li Jingliang says world should prepare to see China’s power in MMA

Li Jingliang beat Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos with a third-round TKO Saturday in the co-main event at UFC on ESPN+ 15 in Shenzhen, China. Take a look inside the fight with Jingliang, who pulled off the event’s second biggest upset and handed Zaleski the first knockout loss of his career – with just nine seconds left. […]

Is Weili Zhang the next Ronda Rousey? Probably a bit soon, Dana White says

Tom Brady wasn’t the only star giving Weili Zhang love on social media. Former UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey also gave Zhang a shoutout before the Chinese fighter’s upset on Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 15. Inevitably, reporters on scene in Shenzhen did a little extrapolation and asked UFC president Dana White whether Zhang could […]

Dana White wants new champ Weili Zhang to fight Stateside; Zhang says fix visas first

Newly minted UFC strawweight champion Weili Zhang could grow into a huge star for the promotion in China. Right now, though, UFC president Dana White wants her to fight in the States. But first, the promotion needs to get visa attorneys on her side. “If Dana wants me to fight in the U.S., it’ll be […]

Dana White ‘Blown Away’ by Weili Zhang, Says New Champ’s Next Fight Will Be in U.S.

Weili Zhang entered the UFC Fight Night 157 headliner with a 19-fight winning streak but plenty of questions about her viability as a No. 1 contender. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Khabib Nurmagomedov Says Tony Ferguson Next; Doesn’t Want to Talk About McGregor

Even Khabib Nurmagomedov is tired of talking about Conor McGregor. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Shenzhen’s Mark De La Rosa says submission prowess gives him edge on Kai Kara-France

When the UFC looked like it was doing away with their flyweight division, one of the newest members of the weight class started preparing himself for life back at bantamweight. But now it seems the flyweights are here to stay, Mark De La Rosa is determined to make his mark and establish himself as a […]

Ricky Bandejas Says Bellator 225 Foe Turned Down Fights in the Past

Although Ricky Bandejas is on a two-fight losing streak, he plans to end it at Bellator 225. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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