Marc Goddard breaks silence on Colby Covington, says he received death threats after UFC 245

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Veteran referee Marc Goddard chose to keep quiet when former UFC interim champ Colby Covington attacked him, even after two weeks’ worth of “incalculable” abuse from the public. Goddard said Covington’s response to his performance in the UFC 245 title fight against champ Kamaru Usman was “totally and utterly inappropriate, abusive,” […]

Lando Vannata Says Win is ‘Massive’ for His Confidence, Wants to Fight Twice More in 2020

Lando Vannata desperately needed to take home a victory Saturday night at UFC Rio Rancho and he did exactly that. The next goal is to put together a winning streak as 2020 progresses. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jon Jones says Jan Blachowicz ‘very deserving’ of title shot but open to Dominick Reyes rematch

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jon Jones has options ahead of him. The UFC light heavyweight champion was impressed with what he saw from top contender Jan Blachowicz on Saturday night at UFC on ESPN+ 25. Yet, despite thinking Blachowicz is deserving of the next title shot after knocking out Corey Anderson in the main event, Jones isn’t […]

Apologies Stephen A! Jorge Masvidal says we should be more concerned with Kamaru Usman’s striking

Jorge Masvidal would like to offer his apologies to Stephen A. Smith on behalf of the MMA community after watching a video of Kamaru Usman in training. ESPN analyst Smith posted a video of himself hitting pads that received heavy criticism, especially after recently bashing Donald Cerrone’s performance against Conor McGregor. But Masvidal says the […]

Valentina Shevchenko focused on flyweight contenders, says Amanda Nunes rematch will ‘happen sometime’

Valentina Shevchenko | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting All Valentina Schevchenko wants is for the UFC to keep lining them up – so she can knock them down. Saturday’s UFC 247 event in Houston saw Shevchenko dispose of another challenger in one-sided fashion, this time Katlyn Chookagian via third-round TKO. At no point during the bout […]

Derrick Lewis Says He’s Healthy, Ready for Quick Turnaround After UFC 247

It may not have been a vintage Derrick Lewis type of fight in terms of the outcome, but “The Black Beast” walked out of his hometown with a victory nonetheless. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jorge Masvidal says Colby Covington will bring Secret Service to ATT to avoid gym fight

HOUSTON — Colby Covington hasn’t been to American Top Team since his loss to Kamaru Usman on Dec. 14, but Jorge Masvidal says he won’t be showing up alone when he does. Both Masvidal (35-13 MMA, 12-6 UFC) and Dustin Poirier, teammates of Covington at ATT, have experienced issues with Covington ever since he started […]

Video: Katlyn Chookagian says Claressa Shields might want to reconsider challenging Amanda Nunes in the UFC

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting HOUSTON — Before she was a UFC title contender, Katlyn Chookagian was a Golden Gloves boxer but even she’s hesitant to say Claressa Shields would have much of a hope in a mixed martial arts contest against Amanda Nunes. Chookagian also details her underdog status against Valentina Shevchenko and reading through […]

Mario Bautista says Miles Johns revealed insecurities with UFC 247 faceoff comments

HOUSTON – Mario Bautista had a new experience during his faceoff with Miles Johns ahead of UFC 247. For the first time in his career, Bautista (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) had an opponent talk a bit of trash to him as the pair came eye-to-eye at Thursday’s media day event. He said Johns (10-0 MMA, […]

Video: Andrea Lee says daughter doesn’t think MMA is a sport

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting HOUSTON — At media day for UFC 247, Andrea Lee talks about how close she is to a flyweight title shot, her daughter not considering MMA to be a sport, Katlyn Chookagian’s chances of upsetting Valentina Shevchenko, and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Donald Cerrone says he ‘didn’t have anything broken’ in loss to Conor McGregor

Donald Cerrone was stopped in the first round by Conor McGregor, but he suffered no broken bones, according to “Cowboy” himself. Shortly after UFC 246, it was reported that Cerrone (36-14 MMA, 23-11 UFC) broke both his nose and orbital bone in his 40-second TKO loss to McGregor, but Cerrone denies ever breaking anything. Responding […]

Colby Covington demands immediate rematch with UFC champ Kamaru Usman, says ‘fixed’ and ‘corrupt’ fight cost him title 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Colby Covington has finally broken his silence in the wake of his loss at UFC 245, and he’s got a lot to say about his fight against Kamaru Usman. The former interim champion suffered a TKO in the closing moments of the main event from Las Vegas. But Covington feels like […]

Dana White says Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal planned for International Fight Week

If UFC president Dana White has his way, a welterweight title grudge match will be booked for International Fight Week. Appearing on Friday’s edition of “The Jim Rome Show,” White said the UFC’s plan is to hold a fight featuring the fast-heating grudge between UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and “BMF” champ Jorge Masvidal at […]

Video: Aaron Pico says he’s in no position to call next fight

MMA Fighting INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Bellator featherweight Aaron Pico reflects on his impressive win over Daniel Carey at Bellator 238. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Video: Scott Coker says Cris Cyborg’s longevity a product of work ethic

MMA Fighting INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Bellator President Scott Coker spoke to reporters after Bellator 238 and gave his thoughts on the event and what’s in store next for Cris Cyborg and other fighters. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Derek Brunson says Edmen Shahbazyan’s UFC 248 hype reminds him of himself

RALEIGH, N.C. – Derek Brunson is taking on another young prospect he can relate to. Brunson (20-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC) faces the undefeated Edmen Shahbazyan (11-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) at UFC 248. He said Shahbazyan reminds him of himself when he was tearing through the UFC’s middleweight ranks. “Edmen is a young, reckless, confident guy,” […]

Bellator 238’s Alfred Khashakyan says he’s no stepping stone for Sergio Pettis

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Alfred Khashakyan plans on playing spoiler this Saturday. Khashakyan (11-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) takes on former UFC fighter Sergio Pettis at Bellator 238, and will also be making his promotional debut. But while most eyes are on Pettis, Khashakyan says anyone viewing him simply as a springboard for Pettis’ Bellator career is […]

Video: Adam Borics says he’s ‘more hungry’ than Darrion Caldwell before Bellator 238

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LOS ANGELES – Adam Borics talks about his quarterfinal fight with Darrion Caldwell in the Bellator featherweight grand prix, which takes place Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Dana White says Kamaru Usman was hacked, but Conor McGregor skeptical about offensive tweets

LAS VEGAS – UFC president Dana White said that a string of vulgar, racist and hateful tweets from Kamaru Usman’s Twitter during UFC 246 was the result of his account being hacked. In the middle of Saturday night’s event, Usman’s social media lit up with a series of disturbing messages. They were originally targeted at […]

Conor McGregor says he’s eyeing titles at 170 pounds, including Jorge Masvidal’s ‘BMF’ belt

LAS VEGAS – Conor McGregor has never been someone to head into something without a long-term plan, so it should come as no surprise that the ebullient Irishman is already assessing his options for a run at a title belt at 170 pounds. McGregor is all set to face Donald Cerrone in the welterweight main […]

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