Video: Khaos Williams explains origin of ‘The Oxfighter’ nickname

HOUSTON – After his UFC 247 win, Khaos Williams breaks down his victory, how he got his nickname, and much more Saturday night in Houston. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Brian Ortega blasts ‘The Korean Zombie’ for recent trash talk; rapper Jay Park caught in crossfire

Brian Ortega is not taking Chan Sung Jung’s recent comments lightly. The one that especially ticked off Ortega (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) was a response to a question Jung (16-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC) fielded about the possibility they would fight next. Jung and Ortega were scheduled to square off at UFC on ESPN+ 23 before […]

Dana White discusses controversial UFC 247 main event: ‘The scoring was all over the map’

Jon Jones | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC President Dana White knows a lot of folks are talking about the scoring of the UFC 247 main event, and he doesn’t expect the controversy to die down anytime soon. Jon Jones successfully defended his light heavyweight title against Dominick Reyes in Saturday’s main event at Toyota […]

Dominick Reyes: ‘The lore of Jon Jones is bigger than he actually is’

Jon Jones faces off with Dominick Reyes at a press conference on Dec. 13, 2019 ahead of their main event matchup at UFC 247 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jon Jones has a resume that should intimidate even the steeliest challenger. A 25-1 record, with the sole loss coming by way of disqualification in a […]

Molly McCann ready for her MMA ‘graduation’ at UFC on ESPN+ 29: ‘The blueprint’s there now’

LONDON – After four fights in the UFC, Molly McCann is starting to feel at home inside the octagon. But she admits she needs to defeat Ashlee Evans-Smith to fully establish her place among the top competitors in the flyweight division. Thursday, MMA Junkie sat down with McCann (10-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) ahead of her […]

Ava Knight calls pre-fight advice from Ilima-Lei Macfarlane ‘the best thing I could have learned’

Ava Knight (pictured) fights Emily Gettys in a strawweight bout on the main card of Bellator 238 in Inglewood, Calif., on Saturday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A former boxing champion, Ava Knight has aspirations of capturing MMA gold and she’s already received a pep talk from one of Bellator’s top stars. Knight’s debut at […]

Morning Report: Conor McGregor not interested in waiting for Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘The who doesn’t matter for me now’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Conor McGregor is back but what comes next is anybody’s guess. Over the weekend, McGregor made his triumphant return to the UFC, knocking out Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds in the main event of UFC 246. It was McGregor’s first win in over three years and sets him up for […]

Can Donald Cerrone finally win ‘the big fight’ vs. Conor McGregor? ‘Let’s see’

LAS VEGAS – Donald Cerrone has something of a reputation for faltering when the spotlight is shining brightest on him. Can he finally get over the hump against Conor McGregor at UFC 246? “Cowboy” is as interested as anyone else to find out. Cerrone (36-13 MMA, 23-10 UFC) fell short of claiming the UFC lightweight […]

Conor McGregor: Justin Gaethje is on ‘the list,’ maybe he’s next

Justin Gaethje is on “the list.” Ahead of his Jan. 18 return against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246, Conor McGregor has his sights set on a potential follow-up opponent. Over the past few months, Gaethje (21-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) have traded barbs on social media and through interviews. The […]

John Kavanagh: Conor McGregor ‘the best I’ve seen him’ ahead of UFC 246 return

Conor McGregor’s longtime head coach just placed some lofty expectations on his fighter ahead of his UFC 246 headliner with Donald Cerrone this month. John Kavanagh, who has been in McGregor’s corner for each of his UFC fights, apparently is impressed with what he’s seen from the former UFC champ during training camp for “Cowboy” […]

‘The Korean Zombie’ Destroys Frankie Edgar in UFC Fight Night 165 Main Event

Frankie Edgar decided to take a fight with Chan Sung Jung on short notice when Brian Ortega pulled out due to a shredded knee, but in the main event of UFC Fight Night 165 in Busan, South Korea, Edgar didn’t have an answer to the local hero’s approach. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Frankie Edgar still gunning for bantamweight title after facing ‘The Korean Zombie’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Frankie Edgar still has aspirations to move to bantamweight in 2020, but he took a slight detour on his way to 135 pounds with a short notice fight against “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung. On Saturday in Busan, South Korea, Edgar will step into enemy territory to settle some unfinished […]

UFC on ESPN+ 23 free fight: ‘The Korean Zombie’ makes epic return against Dennis Bermudez

“The Korean Zombie” hasn’t garnered a cult-like following because he’s boring – that’s for sure. Regarded by many as one of the UFC roster’s most exciting fighters, any Chan Sung Jung fight has become appointment viewing. Coming off of 41-month layoff due in large part to South Korea’s mandatory military duties, Jung made his return […]

‘The Blessed Era’: Inside Max Holloway’s resume ahead of UFC 245

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway returns to the octagon Saturday for what he hopes will be his fourth consecutive title defense, this time against Alexander Volkanovski. Since his title reign began two years ago, Holloway (21-4 MMA, 17-4 UFC) has proven himself to be one of the most dominant champions in the sport. “Blessed” will […]

Aleksandar Rakic promises spectacular display against Volkan Oezdemir: ‘The fans can expect fireworks’

During the recent discussion about the emerging contenders that could potentially face reigning UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, one name flew under the radar. But Austrian light heavyweight contender Aleksandar Rakic plans on changing all that and forcing himself into the title-fight narrative in 2020. Rakic (12-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) starched British knockout artist […]

Gina Carano handled Dana White’s bully negotiating ‘the way she should,’ says John McCarthy

Ronda Rousey vs. Gina Carano almost happened and probably would have if not for, according to Carano, UFC president Dana White’s bully negotiating. Earlier this week, Carano, the first breakthrough star of women’s MMA, appeared on “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show” and explained how White and Co. approached her about the opportunity for a comeback fight […]

Wellington Turman gained ‘many followers’ after beating ‘The Joker’ at UFC Sao Paulo

Wellington Turman (right) defeated Markus Perez (left) via unanimous decision at UFC Sao Paulo. | Alexandre Schneider/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images SAO PAULO, Brazil — Markus Perez dressed up as “The Joker” and became the biggest star of the UFC Sao Paulo ceremonial weigh-ins on Friday, but Wellington Turman got the last laugh on fight night. Turman […]

Morning Report: Yoel Romero continues to push for fight with Israel Adesanya: ‘The people want to see who is the real champion’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Yoel Romero is still shooting his shot. Last month it was revealed that Paulo Costa would be sidelined for several months with a bicep injury. Almost immediately after this information came out, former middleweight title challenger Yoel Romero began calling for a shot at newly minted champion Israel Adesanya. Adesanya, in […]

Morning Report: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson discusses the BMF title, advice he gave to Jorge Masvidal, and Nate Diaz’s comments

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Earlier this month, the biggest fight of the year took place, and it wasn’t even for a legitimate UFC title. At UFC 244, Jorge Masvidal took on Nate Diaz for the one-off promotional BMF title – the brainchild of Diaz – at Madison Square Garden and such was the cultural magnitude […]

Israel Adesanya targets Yoel Romero next, wants to fight ‘the guy everyone thinks can beat me’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Israel Adesanya has a name in mind for his next opponent. The reigning UFC middleweight champion, who unified the title with a second-round knockout over Robert Whittaker in October, is looking to stay busy by returning during the early part of 2020. Unfortunately that kind of timing precludes Brazilian slugger Paulo […]

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