BKFC president David Feldman says he should’ve handled pay-docking controversy differently

NEW YORK – It was an impulse decision that took some of the shine off his promotion’s buzziest night to date. Bare Knuckle FC president David Feldman wasn’t impressed with Rusty Crowder’s efforts – some would say lack thereof – in a unanimous-decision loss to Reggie Barnett last month at BKFC 5. So the promoter […]

UFC on ESPN+ 10: Ed Herman says TKO win may have staved off retirement

Gallery Ed Herman def. Patrick Cummins at UFC on ESPN+ 10: Best photos ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Ed Herman beat Patrick Cummins with a first-round TKO Saturday night on the prelims at UFC on ESPN+ 10 in Rochester, N.Y. Take a look inside the fight with Herman, who landed a big right knee to Cummins’ head, […]

RDA calls Lee win ‘a big weight’ off his back, says he’ll quit when he doesn’t believe he can be UFC champ

A third straight loss would have been unfamiliar and unwelcome territory for Rafael dos Anjos. “RDA” has 11 losses to his name, but he’s never been in a slump lasting longer than two fights, and he’s only experienced two such stretches. With a fourth-round submission win over Kevin Lee in the main event of UFC […]

Patricio Freire Says He Is Better than the Best Fighters in the UFC

At Bellator 221, Patricio Freire became just the second fighter in Bellator MMA history to become a simultaneous two-division champion. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Frankie Edgar says title shot was ‘meant to be,’ happy to fight Alexander Volkanovski before year’s end

Frankie Edgar knew he might get the next crack at Max Holloway even before this past weekend’s UFC 237 event, but he wouldn’t let himself get too worked up until the promotion made it official. “Now that it’s all done, I’m excited,” Edgar told MMA Junkie Radio. Edgar (23-6-1 MMA, 17-6-1 UFC) and reigning featherweight […]

Rafael dos Anjos says UFC called about Nick Diaz before ending up with Kevin Lee

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Rafael dos Anjos went through a handful of possible fight options before he ultimately ended up fighting Kevin Lee in Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 10. According to the former UFC champ dos Anjos (28-11 MMA, 17-9 UFC), one of those names was none other than Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC). It’s a […]

Frankie Edgar ‘giddy’ to get next title shot , says Alexander Volkanovski’s time will come

One of the dangers of accepting late replacement fights is that a loss looks like a loss in the scrolling Wikipedia sense. Yet Frankie Edgar’s loss against Brian Ortega back at UFC 222 could easily support an asterisk. He was supposed to fight Max Holloway in Las Vegas, and — when Holloway went down with […]

Michael Chandler says referee ‘stuck his head in the sand and ran’ after controversial stoppage

ROSEMONT — After Bellator 221, Michael Chandler spoke to the media about his first-round loss to Patricio Pitbull, wanting a rematch, his gameplan, what Pitbull said to him after the fight, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Bellator 221: Chris Gonzalez says he’s the best MMA wrestler you don’t know about yet

CHICAGO – At long last, Chris Gonzalez has his first Bellator fight. Gonzalez signed with Bellator in 2018 after a standout wrestling career that included time at the Olympic Training Center. And he became the first fighter from the esteemed Team Alpha Male gym in Sacramento, Calif., to sign a multi-fight deal with the promotion. […]

Morning Report: Dana White says he’s ‘very interested’ in having Jordan Burroughs fight in the UFC

Monday night, Ben Askren returned to the wrestling mats for the annual Beat the Streets competition, a charity event that raises money for youth outreach programs in underserved communities. In the main event of the evening, Askren, a former Olympian himself, faced four-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs; it went as one […]

Bethe Correia says fans were ‘begging’ her to come back: ‘The division needs me’

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — It’s been a while since Bethe Correia entered the Octagon. The bantamweight, who once challenged Ronda Rousey for the UFC championship, is set make her return at Saturday night’s UFC 237 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, against Irene Aldana — and that match-up alone has been in the making for […]

Dana White says he’s ‘very interested’ in a Jordan Burroughs UFC fight

If Jordan Burroughs is serious about wanting an MMA fight, then UFC president Dana White would welcome him to the octagon. Burroughs is one of the most decorated champions in U.S. amateur wrestling history, as the former Nebraska standout has won five world championships and a gold medal at 74 kg at the 2012 Olympic […]

Donald Cerrone says being able to wear custom patch at UFC Ottawa ‘meant more to me than anything’

Blessed with a rebel spirit, Donald Cerrone again appeared to be defying protocol in his most recent fight. As he went five rounds with Al Iaquinta in the main event of UFC Ottawa on Saturday, it became evident that “Cowboy” was wearing something on his shorts that was in violation of the UFC’s typically strict […]

Derek Brunson Says Switching Camps Was Difference in Win Over Elias Theodorou

Coming into his fight with Elias Theodorou on Saturday night in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 151, Derek Brunson needed a win. Badly. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Carla Esparza welcomes Joanna Jedrzejczyk rematch, says ‘it would be a much different fight’

SUNRISE, Fla. – Former strawweight champion Carla Esparza admits she put a lot of pressure on herself moments before walking out to the octagon at UFC on ESPN+ 8. “When I was in the locker room, like … shoot, shoot,” Esparza told MMA Junkie. “I’ve never come off two losses before. I’ve never had two […]

Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic 2 targeted for August after Dana White says Brock Lesnar retired

When it comes to Daniel Cormier defending his heavyweight title against Brock Lesnar, UFC president Dana White has shifted completely. No longer is it that fight even a possibility. Why? Because Lesnar said so. But the UFC has a backup plan in place. On Tuesday night, ESPN reported that the UFC is moving on from […]

Dana White says Conor McGregor meeting didn’t happen in Miami, will try again for L.A.

Just a couple weeks back, UFC president Dana White said he was convinced Conor McGregor would return to the octagon in 2019 and that he would meet the former UFC two-division champion when he came to South Florida for UFC on ESPN+ 8 fight week. “I’m meeting with Conor in Miami in two weeks,” White […]

Jon Fitch says UFC kept him from fighting guys like Rory MacDonald

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Rory MacDonald and Jon Fitch had three years of overlap in their UFC careers. They were both highly touted welterweights. So why didn’t they fight? According to Fitch, the higher-ups blocked him from fighting young up-and-comers. “(Former UFC matchmaker) Joe Silva said to (American Kickboxing Academy coach) ‘Crazy’ Bob (Cook) a […]

‘Bloodthirsty beast’ Virna Jandiroba says short-notice UFC debut no problem

Undefeated Invicta strawweight champ Virna Jandiroba had no problem vacating her title for a short-notice entry to the UFC. The conditions might not have been exactly ideal, but after going unbeaten through her five years in the sport thus far, Jandiroba believes there’s no set of circumstances than can shake her self-belief. “”My success in […]

Kevin Lee Says He And Rafael Dos Anjos May Weigh In At 165 For Their Fight Next Month

Talk of the introduction of a 165-pound division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship isn’t seeming to go away, and it was again brought up by reporters at the recent UFC seasonal press conference, where UFC President Dana White forced to cool down any speculation. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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