Video: Jose Aldo says loss to Alexander Volkanovski ‘hurt a lot more’ than Conor McGregor KO

RIO DE JANEIRO — Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo gives an update on his weight cut for UFC 245, which marks his debut in the bantamweight division against Marlon Moraes on Dec. 14, and explains why this is his “ideal” weight class in MMA. The Nova Uniao star also discusses his title aspirations, why […]

Jorge Masvidal targets Nick Diaz, Conor McGregor next rather than Usman vs. Covington winner 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jorge Masvidal prefers to get paid first and then he’ll worry about having a shiny UFC belt wrapped around his waist. In the wake of his third-round TKO against Nate Diaz to win the inaugural “baddest motherf*cker” in the game title at UFC 244, Masvidal is sitting on top of the […]

Was Gina Carano more important than Ronda Rousey to women’s MMA?

Before Ronda Rousey, there was Gina Carano. And before Carano, there were other talented female mixed martial artists. But until Carano hit the scene – when she took part in the first sanctioned women’s MMA fight in Nevada in June 2006 – there wasn’t a female fighter quite like her. Carano was the first breakthrough […]

Video: Soren Bak explains why he decided to join Bellator rather than the UFC

DUBLIN — Regarded as one of the Europe’s top prospects, Soren Bak had a choice of suitors all vying for his attention but ultimately he decided to ink a deal to join the roster at Bellator MMA rather than pursuing a contract with the UFC or another promotion. Bak explains why he made that decision […]

Kamaru Usman says he’s ‘absolutely more American’ than Colby Covington

Kamaru Usman is not a fan of the political agenda that his UFC 245 opponent Colby Covington continues to push. Covington, who’s an avid Donald Trump supporter, is often seen wearing his red “MAGA” hat, and even brought Donald Trump Jr.’s book “Triggered” with him to the recent UFC 245 press conference that took place […]

Rory MacDonald feeling ‘better than ever,’ hopes to re-sign after a dominant Bellator 232 win

NEW YORK – After the opening round of the Bellator welterweight grand prix tournament, Rory MacDonald didn’t exactly sound motivated. In front of the world, he openly questioned if he had what it took to be a fighter anymore. Six months later, MacDonald’s demeanor has completely changed. On the cusp of a rematch with former […]

UFC Fans Raise More Than $55,000 for VETPAW

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Colby Covington: Fight with Tyron Woodley would have been bigger than Kamaru Usman

Colby Covington believes he lost out on the Tyron Woodley fight. When Woodley was welterweight champion, Covington (15-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) continuously called him out, and almost got the opportunity to fight him when he captured the interim welterweight title. They were briefly linked to unify the strap, but the fight never ended up materializing. […]

Chan Sung Jung thinks he’s a better grappler than Brian Ortega heading into UFC on ESPN+ 23

It’s safe to say that “The Korean Zombie” isn’t afraid to go to the ground with Brian Ortega. Chan Sung Jung (15-5 MMA, 5-4 UFC) headlines UFC on ESPN+ 23 on Dec. 21 against Ortega (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) in his home country of South Korea. He came face to face with Ortega for the […]

UFC champ Jon Jones to Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson: ‘More than happy to choke you out’

For the past seven months, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson has advertised his willingness to come out of retirement to fight Jon Jones at heavyweight. Those notices were always attached to one requirement: the fight must take place at heavyweight. But on Monday, Johnson told the “Below the Belt” podcast he might be able to fight at […]

Kamaru Usman has ‘much more than just a fight’ with Colby Covington at UFC 245

LOS ANGELES — Kamaru Usman thought the hard part was done when his long, arduous climb up the welterweight ranks culminated in his dominant victory over Tyron Woodley to claim the welterweight championship earlier this year at UFC 235. Turns out that was where the real work started. First, double hernia surgery kept Usman on […]

Justin Gaethje: Khabib Nurmagomedov is a bigger superstar than Conor McGregor

LOS ANGELES – Former World Series of Fighting lightweight champion Justin Gaethje is interested in bouts with both current UFC lightweight titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov and former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor. But if he had to pick one or the other, Gaethje is going for Nurmagomedov, and not just because he’s the one […]

Nicolas Dalby aims for top-10 ranking sooner than later in second UFC stint

Nicolas Dalby is looking to capitalize on his second stint with the UFC. Dalby will make his return to the octagon against Alex Oliveira on Sept. 28 at UFC on ESPN+ 18 in Copenhagen, and he sees “Cowboy” as the perfect opponent to reach his goal. “My goal is to get into the top 10 […]

UFC Raises More Than USD $72,000 for Canucks For Kids Fund

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UFC Owners Hope to Raise More Than $600 Million with Public Offering of Endeavor Shares

Endeavor, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, will become a publicly-owned entity this fall in hopes of raising $620 million. View full post on Recent News on

Hunter Azure: Nerves bigger on Contender Series than UFC Vancouver win over Brad Katona

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Hunter Azure beat Brad Katona with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 16 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Take a look inside the fight with Azure, who stayed unbeaten with a win in his UFC debut. Result: Hunter Azure def. Brad Katona […]

How Roots of Fight became bigger than MMA

VANCOUVER – Less than 10 years ago, Roots of Fight launched with a vision of providing an alternative to the apparel brands that so strangely littered the combat sports space. These days, however, its reach expands far beyond just the fight world. When his dream first originated, CEO Jesse Katz wanted to provide something different for […]

Jessica Andrade: Weili Zhang is tougher than Rose Namajunas

Jessica Andrade puts her strawweight title on the line against Weili Zhang in Shenzhen. | UFC Jessica Andrade doesn’t expect an easy night of work when she defends the UFC strawweight title against Chinese talent Weili Zhang in Shenzhen. “Bate Estaca” came up short in her first attempt to win the 115-pound championship in 2017, […]

Morning Report: Paige VanZant: ‘I make way more money sitting at home, posting pictures on Instagram, than I do fighting’

Paige VanZant | Esther Lin/ In Las Vegas this week, the UFC Antitrust lawsuit filed by Jon Fitch, Nate Quarry, and Cung Le is kicking into high gear as the expert hearings have begun and much of that live testimony so far has centered around fighter pay. So it’s unfortunate for the UFC that at […]

UFC 241 fight night weights: Daniel Cormier 14 pounds heavier than Stipe Miocic

Daniel Cormier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Both Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic were lighter at Friday’s weigh-ins for their main event rematch at UFC 241 than in their first encounter last July. However, when fight night rolled around, Cormier curiously came in considerably heavier. Per a document obtained from the California State Athletic Commission […]

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