Al Iaquinta says he’d like Tony Ferguson next, believes he can finish him

MILWAUKEE — After his UFC on FOX 31 win, Al Iaquinta discusses the victory over Kevin Lee, the scorecards, why he believes he deserves a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov more than Conor McGregor does, wanting Tony Ferguson next and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

After UFC on FOX 31 win, Al Iaquinta says Tony Ferguson ‘the guy’ to fight next

MILWAUKEE – Add another name to the list of UFC lightweights targeting Tony Ferguson. Fresh off a win over Kevin Lee (17-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) at UFC on FOX 31, Al Iaquinta (14-4-1 MMA, 9-3 UFC) called out the former interim champ for his next bout. “I think Ferguson’s the guy,” Iaquinta told reporters backstage […]

With Bellator 213 win guaranteeing title shot, Neiman Gracie says ‘I’m ready to become champion’

Being one win away from a shot at a belt is never guaranteed in mixed martial arts. Even when competing for an interim belt, a shot at undisputed gold in one’s next bout is never a certainty, as Tony Ferguson can attest. But that’s not the case for Neiman Gracie and Ed Ruth. One of […]

Morning Report: Georges St-Pierre says he is ‘fully recovered’ from health issues, but unsure if he will ever fight again

Earlier this week, Georges St-Pierre was discussing why a comeback fight against Anderson Silva didn’t make sense for him. Now it sounds like a comeback in general isn’t something he’s terribly interested in. Speaking with the La Sueur podcast, St-Pierre revealed that though he is fully recovered from the health issues that caused him to […]

UFC Milwaukee: Kevin Lee says first fight with Al Iaquinta doesn’t matter much anymore

MILWAUKEE – It’s been nearly five years since Kevin Lee made his debut in the UFC – with a loss to Al Iaquinta. Saturday, the lightweights will run it back, and Lee says there’s no real reason to look back at the unanimous decision loss he suffered at UFC 169. “I don’t even really look at that […]

Sergio Pettis says he could get up to 172 pounds between fights at flyweight

MILWAUKEE — At UFC on FOX 31 open workouts, Sergio Pettis discussed his bantamweight fight against Rob Font, the state of the flyweight division, moving up back up in weight, his future, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

UFC Veteran Tank Abbott Says He ‘Died 5 Times’ on Operating Table During Liver Transplant

UFC icon David “Tank” Abbott recently had a harrowing experience on the operating table, as a liver transplant nearly took his life. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Tyron Woodley Responds to Dana White, Says He Never Turned Down Fight at UFC 233

It’s no secret that Dana White isn’t Tyron Woodley’s biggest fan, as the UFC president has repeatedly criticized the welterweight champion during his reign. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Thomas Almeida Says He’s Fighting Cory Sandhagen at UFC’s Debut on ESPN+ in Brooklyn

A bantamweight matchup pitting Thomas Almeida against Cory Sandhagen has been added to the UFC Fight Night Brooklyn lineup on Jan. 19. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White Says Fifth Round Would Have Been ‘Very Bad’ for Brian Ortega “Health Wise’

Count Dana White among those who was happy with the doctor stoppage following the fourth round of the featherweight championship clash between Max Holloway and Brian Ortega at UFC 231 on Saturday night. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jessica Eye wants title shot after UFC 231, says ‘it’s me against the world’

TORONTO – Now that she’s on her first three-fight winning streak in more than five years, Jessica Eye is ready to head to the next level. And for Eye, that means a title shot. Eye is a perfect 3-0 since returning to the women’s flyweight division once the UFC finally brought in the weight class. Prior […]

Dana White Says Max Holloway ‘Too Big’ For Featherweight, Wants Him To Move To 155

This Saturday night, Max Holloway puts his Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight title on the line against the undefeated Brian Ortega. If his boss has anything to say about it, it might be one of the last times he does so. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Michael Bisping Impressed with Adesanya, But Says ‘I Would Have an Easy Time With Him’

Israel Adesanya might very well be the hottest prospect in the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the moment. While Michael Bisping is undoubtedly impressed with “The Last Stylebender,” the former middleweight champion clearly sees some holes in the young fighter’s game. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jesse Ronson says he was forced to withdraw from UFC 231 for being ‘too heavy’

Jesse Ronson will not be making his UFC return this weekend. The 32-year-old Ontario native was scheduled to replace John Makdessi against Diego Ferreira this Saturday at UFC 231 in Toronto, but it appears that the short-notice call-up (which was reported just last Tuesday) may have left Ronson ill-prepared to cut weight for the 155-pound […]

Roosevelt Roberts says Mike Trizano can come get guillotined – but it’s not personal

LAS VEGAS – After Roosevelt Roberts picked up a UFC deal on Dana White’s Contender Series, he immediately called out “The Ultimate Fighter 27” winner Mike Trizano (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC). Now after picking up his first UFC win, Roberts (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is calling him out again. “I want Mike Trizano,” Roberts told […]

Junior dos Santos Says ‘It’s Time’ for Alistair Overeem Rematch

At age 34, Junior dos Santos still has plenty of fight in him and by the looks of his performance on Saturday, he could be around for several more years. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Junior dos Santos confused by Brock Lesnar’s drawing power: ‘Because he’s a big guy who says stupid things?’

Junior dos Santos would love to fight Daniel Cormier before the current UFC heavyweight champion retires. There are a few things standing in his way, including the imposing figure of Brock Lesnar, who figures to be Cormier’s final title challenger sometime between now and the March date in which Cormier is expected to hang up […]

Chuck Liddell Says Comeback Fight Was About Finding Purpose: ‘I Have No Regrets’

Chuck Liddell’s return from retirement for a trilogy bout against Tito Ortiz has been scrutinized and criticized since “The Iceman” suffered a first-round knockout loss against his old rival under the Golden Boy MMA banner on Nov. 25. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

With Contract Signed for Next Fight, James Gallagher Says He’s ‘Coming to Make a Statement’

James Gallagher’s most recent Bellator MMA appearance did not go as planned. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

‘Jacare’ Souza says he ‘made a lot of money’ in 2018, will wait for UFC title shot

Ronaldo Souza is not interested in being anyone’s plan B. Fresh off a stunning third-round knockout victory over former UFC middleweight king Chris Weidman at UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden, “Jacare” made it clear that he wants his next fight to be for the 185-pound belt, and being a backup plan for the upcoming […]

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