Dan Ige didn’t feel like fighting, but 15 minutes of UFC experience is something money can’t buy

MILWAUKEE – Dan Ige told it how it he felt it after his unanimous decision win over Jordan Griffin on the UFC on FOX 31 prelims. Standing in the cage after the official announcement, Ige admitted he didn’t really “feel like” fighting when he walked out that night. Even after he’d won, he didn’t seem […]

Brian Ortega feels there’s something ‘a little bit off’ about Max Holloway’s unknown health issues

LOS ANGELES — Brian Ortega said he was doing a television show with Max Holloway in Canada about two months ago now when Holloway said on air that he still didn’t know what the health issues were that forced him out of UFC 226. Holloway was supposed to defend his UFC featherweight title against Ortega […]

For one night, boxing and MMA shared something in common: They were all about the heavyweights

With flyweights now a protected species on the verge of extinction in the UFC, Saturday night’s boxing-UFC heavyweight doubleheader felt kind of like prelude to the return of the Big Men in combat sports. Out in Los Angeles, Tyson Fury faced Tuscaloosa’s Deontay Wilder in a heavyweight title pay-per-view that could have taken place under […]

‘Violent Bob Ross’ says with life changed, he has something to prove at UFC Denver

DENVER – Luis Pena realizes there’s no changing the past, but at UFC Fight Night 139, he plans on affecting how it’s remembered. The man perhaps better known at this point as “Violent Bob Ross” believes it was his destiny to win “The Ultimate Fighter 27.” A fractured metatarsal ruined his chances of fulfilling that […]

Shevchenko Vows to Never Fight Sister: ‘It’s Not Something My Mom Would Want to See’

Valentina Shevchenko will be heavily favored to capture flyweight gold at UFC 228 on Saturday when she squares off against reigning champion Nicco Montano. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Trading Shots: Justin Gaethje wants to get rid of his win bonus. Is he onto something?

Justin Gaethje had a clear request after his win at UFC Fight Night 135, and it’s one he hopes to make when talking business with the UFC very soon. Is he onto something? Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss in this week’s Trading Shots. * * * […]

Luke Rockhold won’t move to light heavyweight until UFC offers ‘something sexy’

February 10, 2018; Perth, Australia; Yoel Romero defends against Luke Rockhold during UFC 221 at Perth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stewart Allen-USA TODAY Sports February 10, 2018; Perth, Australia; Yoel Romero defends against Luke Rockhold during UFC 221 at Perth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stewart Allen-USA TODAY Sports February 10, 2018; Perth, Australia; Yoel Romero moves in […]

Morning Report: Dustin Poirier thinks he’s earned a title shot but willing to fight before then ‘if something makes sense’

On Saturday night at UFC Calgary, Dustin Poirier finally got the win over Eddie Alvarez he’d been chasing since the controversial ending to their first fight at UFC 211, knocking out Alvarez in the second round. With the win, Poirier took ownership of Alvarez’s unofficial “Most Violent” title but he also may have earned himself […]

Kevin Lee: Someone May Have to Die Cutting Weight in the UFC Before Something Changes

Like many fighters, Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight contender Kevin Lee is hoping something is done sooner rather than later to address the weight cutting issues that have affected increasing numbers of fighters and matchups recently. Lee has been vocal about the need to introduce additional weight classes to help alleviate some of these issues so […]

Dos Santos feeling great, fighting for something bigger

Junior Dos Santos looks like one of those people who would be good at anything he tries. And in the time since his last bout against Stipe Miocic in May 2017, the former heavyweight champion has become quite the diaper changer for his son, Bento.“I’m a professional already,” laughs Dos Santos. “I’m almost doing those […]

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