Juan Adams happy to find new home with ARES FC: ‘They’re paying me more than what the UFC was’

Juan Adams has found a new home with ARES FC. Released from the UFC in February, Adams (5-3) signed with ARES FC shortly thereafter. Despite his disappointment of departing the most prominent MMA promotion in the world, the heavyweight prospect said the move to ARES actually presented him with some perks he wouldn’t have otherwise […]

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 […]

Yorgan De Castro after massive UFC 243 KO: ‘If I land, they’re going down’

MELBOURNE, Australia – Yorgan De Castro beat Justin Tafa with a one-punch first-round knockout Saturday (Sunday locally) to open the main card at UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. Take a look inside the fight with De Castro, who won his way into the UFC on Dana White’s Contender Series in June. Result: […]

Morning Report: Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father says they’re open to Conor McGregor rematch but want Tony Ferguson next year first

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting In the UFC lightweight division there’s one thing for certain, there is no shortage of possible opponents for champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. But while just the week UFC President Dana White finally started coming around to the idea of a Nurmagomedov-Georges St-Pierre superfight, now it appears his own father is warming to […]

De La Rosa: “They’re Going To Have To Talk About Me”

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Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier share a burden: They’re both too damn likeable

In terms of overall likeability, it’s a toss-up between Dustin Poirier and Max Holloway — two down to earth fellows who really don’t have any of the negative traits associated with typical a**holery. Holloway brings his son with him everywhere and just slays his audience with fun pidgin speak, usually carrying with him a few […]

Trading Shots: If this is it for the UFC’s flyweights, will we miss them when they’re gone?

Is the beginning of UFC on ESPN really the end for the flyweights in the octagon? If so, how will we feel when the 125-pounders are no more? Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss in this week’s Trading Shots. * * * * Fowlkes: So here we […]

Sean O’Connell wants MMA fans to pay attention to PFL, see what they’re missing

Over a plate of the house special at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, Sean O’Connell came to the realization that he was in the final of the inaugural PFL heavyweight tournament. O’Connell had never competed twice in one night, much less put his body on the line for a potential $1 million payoff. But […]

UFC: USADA cases now won’t be announced until after they’re resolved

Gallery Photos: Best of Jon Jones view 46 images A little more than one week after Jon Jones received a 15-month suspension for a second USADA violation, the UFC has announced changes to its anti-doping program. Moving forward, the promotion will no longer announce potential anti-doping violations committed by fighters – until their cases are resolved. […]

Morning Report: Nate Diaz, Dustin Poirier say they’re fighting for new 165-pound title in UFC 230 main event

Last year, the Association of Boxing Commissions approved the addition of four new weight classes to MMA – 165 pounds, 175 pounds, 195 pounds, and 225 pounds. Since then, the idea of adding these weight classes, particularly a 165-pound division, has gathered steam with the fighters who claim that making the cut to 155 pounds […]

Robert Whiteford wants out of his ACB deal: ‘They’re playing puppet master with my career’ 

Robert Whiteford hopes to be released from his exclusive deal with the ACB due to the lack of communication he has had with the promotion and his lack of faith in the organization moving forward. The former UFC fighter has taken to social media over the last week to vent his frustration with ACB. Whiteford […]

Eugene Bareman urges UFC to make Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa now ‘while they’re both undefeated’ 

City Kickboxing head coach Eugene Bareman wants to convince the UFC that now is the time to match unbeaten talents Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa. Bareman led “The Last Stylebender” and teammate Dan Hooker to the biggest wins of their careers last weekend. Long before his win over Brad Tavares, Adesanya insisted that his next […]

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