Cain Velasquez Says He’ll Retire if He Doesn’t Perform at His Best at UFC on ESPN 1

Cain Velasquez makes his much anticipated return this Sunday on ESPN’s inaugural Ultimate Fighting Championship card when he takes on the heavy hitting Francis-Ngannou in a fight that could well determine the division’s No. 1 contender. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

James Vick says a lot of UFC fighters are ‘optimistic’ about possibility of 165-pound division

PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix open workouts, James Vick discusses his loss to Justin Gaethje, what a fight with Paul Felder does for him, whether he’d consider fighting at welterweight, the possibility of a 165-pound division and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Israel Adesanya says fighting Anderson Silva was ‘very cool,’ ‘still kind of surreal’

Now that the fight’s over, Israel Adesanya isn’t afraid to admit that his UFC 234 matchup with the legendary Anderson Silva brought out the fan in him. If you thought it was cool to see the greatest striker of his generation square off against the man many believe will be the one who is in […]

Bellator 216’s Roy Nelson says he could extend career by using Mirko Cro Cop’s ‘good doctors’

NEW YORK – Roy Nelson clearly has some lingering doubts about whether Mirko Cro Cop will be clean when he enters the cage for their rematch at Bellator 216. More than seven years after their first meeting at UFC 137 in October 2011, Nelson (23-16 MMA, 1-2 BMMA) will attempt to score another victory over heavyweight […]

Paul Daley says he’d like to be opponent that takes Nick Diaz away from ‘self ruin’

NEW YORK — At Bellator 216 media day, Paul Daley discusses the fight with Michael Page finally coming together, how the beef between the two men started, Page’s flashy fighting style, his pick in Rory MacDonald vs. Jon Fitch, wanting to fight Nick Diaz again and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All […]

Cain Velasquez says he would have left MMA if UFC contract didn’t ‘make sense’

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — UFC 200 might have been the last time fans saw Cain Velasquez in the Octagon if the UFC had not made a comeback worth his while. The former two-time UFC heavyweight champion said his return from injury was contingent upon a new UFC contract. In the end, the two sides came […]

Dana White Says Israel Adesanya Has ‘It’ Factor: ‘He’s Got a Really Bright Future’

With the original UFC 234 headliner scrapped due to Robert Whittaker’s emergency hernia surgery, Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva took center stage in Melbourne on Saturday night. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

‘Cowboy’ Cerrone says he’ll KO ex-UFC champ Conor McGregor in second round

MELBOURNE, Australia – Donald Cerrone seems entirely certain he’s going to fight Conor McGregor this summer, and he already has a prediction for the bout. A lightweight showdown (potentially for an interim title) between Cerrone (35-11 MMA, 22-8 UFC) and McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) appears to be close to coming to fruition after UFC President […]

Donald Cerrone says he’s fighting Conor McGregor this summer, predicts knockout

The summer of Cowboy? It just might be. Donald Cerrone said during a fan Q&A this weekend at UFC 234 weigh-ins in Melbourne, Australia that he’s fighting Conor McGregor this summer. On Instagram later, “Cowboy” wrote that the bout will be for the interim lightweight title. View this post on Instagram Good News @thenotoriousmma looks […]

Adesanya says Anderson Silva has been ‘bored’: ‘I’m the opponent he’s been looking for his whole life’

MELBOURNE, Australia — After the UFC 234 press conference, Israel Adesanya discusses his first staredown with Anderson Silva, wanting to express himself authentically against Silva no matter the result, looking to fight Robert Whittaker for the middleweight title next, not caring about the belt, his WWE Attitude Era homage and more. View full post on […]

Dana White says Tony Ferguson deserves UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov next: ‘That’s the fight’

MELBOURNE, Australia – It appears the UFC will attempt a fifth booking of the matchup between lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. With much speculation about what will be next for Nurmagomedov (27-0 MMA, 11-0 UFC), who is currently serving a nine-month suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his role in the infamous […]

Wanderlei Silva Says He Suffers from Multiple Concussion Symptoms, Has No Plans to Retire

After 51 professional fights, Wanderlei Silva is feeling the effects of a career filled with slugfests in the cage and ring. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Alvey Says He’ll Never Lose Again

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Kamaru Usman says Tyron Woodley tried moving to middleweight rather than fight him at UFC 235

LAS VEGAS — Before the UFC 235 press conference, Kamaru Usman discussed his upcoming title challenge against Tyron Woodley, why he got the shot over Colby Covington, his rivalry with Ben Askren, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Former Invicta FC champion Barb Honchak says she was released by UFC

One of the best women’s flyweight fighters to ever put on the gloves is no longer with the world’s biggest MMA promotion. Barb Honchak has been released by the UFC, the fighter confirmed Monday night with MMA Fighting after a report by The Body Lock. Honchak, the former Invicta FC women’s 125-pound champion, said the […]

Thiago Alves says he contemplated retirement before UFC Fortaleza, then slapped himself in the face

FORTALEZA, Brazil — After winning a close split decision over Max Griffin at UFC Fortaleza, Thiago Alves spoke to the media about why he thinks he won, how he had to slap himself in the face to stop contemplating retirement in his hometown, plus much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Johnny Walker says he wasn’t aiming for Justin Ledet’s head with soccer kick at UFC Fortaleza

FORTALEZA, Brazil — After his win at UFC Fortaleza, Johnny Walker discusses his 15-second finish of Justin Ledet, the spinning back fist that dropped Ledet, the attempted soccer kick, his dancing celebrations and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Demian Maia Has Two More Fights on UFC Contract, Says MMA Future Uncertain After That

He’s not exactly a spring chicken anymore, but Demian Maia certainly looked more than capable inside the Octagon on Saturday. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Anthony Smith says Jon Jones would be the ‘world champion’ with or without PEDs

LAS VEGAS — Before the UFC 235 press conference, Anthony Smith discussed his upcoming title challenge against Jon Jones, his roller-coaster ride to the title shot, the controversy over Jones’ drug-testing results, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Cody Garbrandt says he predicted Henry Cejudo would knock out T.J. Dillashaw

LAS VEGAS — Before the UFC 235 press conference, Cody Garbrandt discusses his upcoming return against Pedro Munhoz, his losses to T.J. Dillashaw, predicting Dillashaw’s recent loss to Henry Cejudo, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

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