Video: Who should welcome T.J. Dillashaw back to the UFC?

T.J. Dillashaw is now free to return to action after serving his suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, and the former UFC bantamweight champion wants to get back to the belt as quickly as possible. Dillashaw recently said he ideally wants to fight for the title in his first fight back following his two-year ban […]

Triple Take: Who should rightfully be next for a UFC heavyweight title shot?

Thanks to his huge one-punch knockout of Curtis Blaydes in the main event of UFC Fight Night 185 on Saturday, Derrick Lewis now finds himself right in the middle of the title picture in the heavyweight division. But his next step is far from certain. Stipe Miocic is set to face Francis Ngannou in a […]

FIGHTERS YOU SHOULD KNOW – UFC 258 EDITION

Three Can’t-Miss Fighters On Saturday’s Stacked Vegas Pay-Per-View Card Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Triple Take: Who should Conor McGregor fight after UFC 257 loss?

As the biggest star in combat sports, Conor McGregor is always blessed with a plethora of options when considering his next career move. But those avenues may have reduced a little following his second-round TKO loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257. That defeat means that McGregor has now gone 3-3 in his past six […]

Charles Oliveira Says He, Not Michael Chandler, Should Face Dustin Poirier for UFC Title

There was likely no other fighter who was more interested in the top two fights at UFC 257 than lightweight contender Charles Oliveira. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Michael Chandler: Beating Dan Hooker should lead to winner of Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier or a title shot or both

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It’s not lost on Michael Chandler when it comes to the importance of his UFC debut. As a multiple-time Bellator lightweight champion now joining a new promotion, Chandler already has high expectations weighing on him, but he knows the future is bright if he can dispatch Dan Hooker in impressive fashion […]

Matt Schnell thinks he was overlooked, UFC flyweights should take him seriously

ABU DHABI – Matt Schnell beat Tyson Nam with a split decision Wednesday on the main card at UFC on ESPN 20 in Abu Dhabi. Take a look inside the fight with Schnell, who got back in the win column in his first fight since December 2019. View full post on MMA Junkie

Pedro Rizzo Believes Jon Jones Should Be Underdog Against Stipe Miocic, Francis Ngannou

Ultimate Fighting Championship pioneer and repeat heavyweight title challenger Pedro Rizzo weighed in on Jon Jones’ upcoming move to Rizzo’s old division. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Conor McGregor: If Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘is continuing to dodge’ commitment to fight again, title should be stripped

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images With a fight against Dustin Poirier happening in just a few days, Conor McGregor is attempting to keep his focus on UFC 257 but it’s nearly impossible for the former two-division champion to ignore the shadow of lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov looming over the event. McGregor fell […]

Veteran Tyson Nam believes he should have been making ‘big show money’ in UFC a long time ago

Zuffa LLC Tyson Nam could be a top-10 ranked fighter after his next fight and the only thing he’s wondering is what took so long for him to get the opportunity. The 37-year-old, 32-fight veteran has a major opportunity ahead of him as he seeks his third straight in inside the octagon when he meets […]

Daniel Cormier: Michael Chandler-Dan Hooker winner should call out Conor McGregor at UFC 257

UFC lightweights Michael Chandler and Dan Hooker will square off in prime position as the UFC 257 co-main event ahead of Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, which headlines the first pay-per-view of the year. The way Daniel Cormier sees it, the winner of Chandler vs. Hooker would be wise to take a page out of […]

Dana White: ‘I don’t think anyone should want to see Nick Diaz fight’

Nick Diaz | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Nick Diaz has been training for the past four months in anticipation of a comeback his manager said was “99.99999” percent likely to happen in 2021. But if the barrier to a return is working out a new deal with the promotion, there […]

Video: Who should Bellator choose as Fedor Emelianenko’s final foe?

As the calendar turns to 2021, the ramping up of the COVID-19 vaccine leads to hope there’s a light at the end of the tunnel to enable the world to resume normal activities. This includes the fight game. Bellator resumed operations in a bubble over the second half of the year, but it has done […]

Brandon Moreno: Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk should be ‘Fight of Year’

Brandon Moreno is coming off one of the greatest title fights in UFC history, but he doesn’t think he should take 2020’s “Fight of the Year” crown. The former UFC title challenger fought champion Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1-1 MMA, 9-1-1 UFC) to a majority draw in the headlining act of UFC 256 earlier this month at […]

Triple Take: Where should Anthony Pettis go after finishing his UFC contract?

Former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis fought out his UFC contract this past Saturday with a unanimous decision win over Alex Morono at UFC Fight Night 183. Afterward, Pettis said he’s keen to find out “what my worth really is.” There are seemingly several good options for “Showtime,” but what is the best […]

Cody Law on finish of Kenny Champion: Fight should have been stopped earlier

Despite scoring an impressive finish of Kenny Champion at Bellator 254 on Thursday, Cody Law was critical of his performance. Now 2-0 as a professional, Law (2-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) spoke to reporters on Champion’s toughness, experience gained from almost going the full three rounds, how he thought the fight should have been stopped sooner, […]

Video: Manel Kape predicts ‘a f*ckin massacre’ should he get last minute call for UFC 256 title fight

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting While both Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno successfully made weight ahead of their UFC 256 flyweight title fight, Manel Kape is going to sleep Friday night as if he is closing the show. As MMA Fighting first reported this past week, the former RIZIN bantamweight champion was named the backup fighter […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov has no interest in returning for Conor McGregor or Dustin Poirier: ‘I choked both, why should I do this?’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov might be motivated to fight again but potential rematches against either Conor McGregor or Dustin Poirier will not entice him to return. On Wednesday, the UFC lightweight champion held a press conference in Russia to announce the launch of his own fight promotion — Eagle Fighting Championships — and […]

Spinning Back Clique: Should Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. inspire UFC legends fights?

Welcome to “Spinning Back Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly show that takes a quick spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts. This week, Simon Head hosts the panel of MMA Junkie Radio’s “Gorgeous” George and Brian Garcia, as well as MMA Junkie’s Mike Bohn. Let’s get after it! Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. […]

Paulo Costa says he ‘should have postponed’ the Israel Adesanya fight: ‘My leg was totally impaired’

Paulo Costa lost to Israel Adesanya via second-round stoppage in Abu Dhabi. | Zuffa LLC Paulo Costa finally had his shot at the middleweight crown in September, but came up short against Israel Adesanya in Abu Dhabi, suffering his first MMA loss via second-round TKO at UFC 253. “Borrachinha” and his team were campaigning for […]

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