Morning Report: Daniel Cormier on the coronavirus impacting UFC events: ‘When the UFC comes back, they’re going to put on massive fight cards every single week’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It’s strange and uncertain times in the world today, perhaps nowhere more so than in the sports world. Practically every major sporting league on the planet has closed up shop amid the coronavirus pandemic and as the situation worsens, the timeline for things to return to normal is trending towards months […]

UFC on ESPN+ 27: Ion Cutelaba unconvinced Magomed Ankalaev lands a single kick

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Ion Cutelaba recognizes the kick-heavy offense Magomed Ankalaev will likely bring when the two light heavyweights step in the cage Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 27. Ankalaev (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is the only fighter in UFC history to have more than one kick-related knockout in the promotion’s history. Both Marcin […]

Greg Hardy ‘devastated’ by UFC on ESPN+ 21 loss, but won’t offer excuses: ‘Not a single one’

If Greg Hardy wanted to list excuses for his defeat to Alexander Volkov, there were plenty of them. A relative lack of experience, a short-notice call-up and a mid-fight injury that deprived him of the ability to throw his right hand were all contributing factors to his unanimous decision loss to the Russian heavyweight contender […]

‘Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix Countdown,’ No. 4: ‘Every single one of them is certain’ they’ll win

With half of the first-round matches already contested in the Bellator featherweight grand prix tournament, all eyes now turn to The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., as Bellator 228 plays host to the remaining four first-round matchups. There’s an England vs. Germany clash as Saul Rogers takes on two-time title challenger Daniel Weichel, while former bantamweight […]

Bellator dual champ Ryan Bader would rather not ‘yo-yo every single fight’ between divisions

SAN JOSE, Calif. – For two-division Bellator champion Ryan Bader, a heavyweight title defense was the perfect segue after his win in the promotion’s big-man grand prix. What Bader wants to avoid, now that he holds two belts, is bouncing between the light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions. If he’s successful against Cheick Kongo on Saturday […]

The Weekly Grind: Dong Young Kim attempts Askren’s Watermelon Challenge, Brian Kelleher puts out new single – 3 Piece and a Soda

The life of a professional fighter isn’t all glitz and glamour. As if getting punched, kicked, kneed, choked and twisted into a pretzel on a regular basis isn’t enough, fighters attract a general wackiness that makes their lives, well…interesting. To commemorate these day-to-day hardships, slip-ups, pranks, and more, we bring you, “The Weekly Grind.” ⁦@GamebredFighter⁩ […]

In a single moment, Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Smith show thrill and heartbreak of MMA

As a fighter going into enemy territory, you dream of silence; of deflecting the crowd energy meant to rattle you back toward them until they fall into stunned stillness. You dream of them standing, mouths agape, at some wizardry they never saw coming. For Anthony Smith, Saturday was a job well done. Smith walked into […]

Derrick Lewis reflects on DC loss, says he was ‘caught off guard’ by single leg takedowns

Derrick Lewis’ night at UFC 230 didn’t go as planned. The fan-favorite fighter was submitted by two-division champion Daniel Cormier in their heavyweight title fight at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday night. In many ways, it was an expected outcome, as many foresaw Cormier using his world-class wrestling to carve his […]

UFC 229 Embedded: ‘I’m bringing basically a better version of Khabib to Conor every single day’

In the third episode of UFC 229 Embedded, Conor McGregor does the final touches to his camp, Dillon Danis talks about preparing McGregor, Tony Ferguson gets some light therapy, Anthony Pettis heads to Vegas and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Tyron Woodley Releases ‘I’ll Beat Yo Ass’ Single Days After UFC 228 Victory

Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight king Tyron Woodley reminded fight fans of his greatness after pulverizing Darren Till at UFC 228 last Saturday night in Dallas. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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