Missed Fists: Kazushi Sakuraba and Takanori Gomi trade submissions, MMA show ends in back-to-back Von Flues, more

Kazushi Sakuraba scores a submission against Takanori Gomi at Quintet 4 in Akita City, Japan, on Saturday. | @UFCFightPass, Twitter Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across the globe that may have been overlooked in these hectic times where it seems like there’s an MMA […]

Tony Ferguson, Khabib manager Ali Abdelaziz trade barbs after clown emoji insult

Perhaps it’ll always be like this between Tony Ferguson and Ali Abdelaziz. One will tweet something about the other, the one being talked about sees it, and then off they go: Twitter beef. It happened Friday night thanks to a clown emoji. Earlier this week, ESPN’s Twitter account shared a graphic highlighting the situation at […]

Israel Adesanya, Yoel Romero Trade Barbs In Twitter Exchange

Ultimate Fighting Championship interim middleweight champ Israel Adesanya took to Twitter and criticized former title challenger Yoel Romero for his inability to win a belt as well as his history of weight-cutting issues. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ben Askren, Kevin Lee trade barbs about past training session

Ben Askren’s next opponent wasn’t able to make it to the UFC’s seasonal press conference. But, thankfully, finding ways to interact with peers doesn’t seem to be a problem for the welterweight. Friday, it was new 170-pound arrival Kevin Lee’s turn to engage in some “Funky” banter. In Askren’s defense, he didn’t start it this […]

Henry Cejudo, Marlon Moraes trade barbs after T.J. Dillashaw vacates UFC bantamweight title

Gallery Henry Cejudo def. T.J. Dillashaw at UFC on ESPN+ 1: Best photos view 12 images Is the foundation being laid for a UFC bantamweight title fight between No. 1 contender Marlon Moraes and flyweight champion Henry Cejudo? Maybe. The UFC’s 135-pound division was throw into disarray early Wednesday when champ T.J. Dillashaw announced that […]

Video: Jorge Masvidal, Leon Edwards Trade Punches Backstage at UFC London

After vanquishing Gunnar Nelson at UFC London, Leon Edwards said he wanted to face the winner of Saturday’s main event. He probably didn’t realize it would happen so soon. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Woodley, Usman trade heated shots at UFC 235 presser: ‘Here comes LL Cool J’

If there wasn’t much of a rivalry between Tyron Woodley and Kamaru Usman before UFC 235’s kickoff press conference, that certainly changed on Thursday night. Woodley and Usman meet on March 2 in the co-main event of UFC 235, where Woodley will look to make a fifth consecutive defense of his welterweight title. And at […]

Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones Trade Barbs In The Wake of UFC 232 Relocation

The MMA world was in full meltdown on Sunday after the news broke that UFC 232 would be relocated from Las Vegas to Inglewood, California on six days’ notice due to an abnormality in Jon Jones’ test results, and one interested observer wasted little time in sounding off. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ben Askren credits ‘the people’ for UFC opportunity; Dana White says ‘trade’ idea was his

For many hardcore fans, Ben Askren’s impending deal with the UFC came with a question: Why now? With the ink on his contract still not dry as of Saturday night, Askren (18-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) didn’t have a good answer. The way he remembers things, he was retired and minding his own business. Suddenly, a […]

UFC 232 Main And Co-Main Fighters Trade Jabs At Press Conference in New York City

Prior to Friday’s ceremonial weigh-ins in New York City, the four combatants set to headline this year’s final Pay-Per-View took to the stage at Madison Square Garden to set the table for their twin title clashes at UFC 232. Seated on one side of the dais were women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and Alexander Gustafsson, […]

‘Jacare’ Souza was ‘upset at first’ that UFC lost Demetrious Johnson to ONE Championship in trade

NEW YORK — At UFC 230 open workouts, Ronaldo Souza discusses fighting Chris Weidman in Weidman’s home state of New York, his thoughts on the Demetrious Johnson-for-Ben Askren trade, adjusting to Weidman on short notice and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Trading Shots: What does Johnson-Askren ‘trade’ say about UFC and ONE Championship’s priorities?

What can we learn about a “trade” between the UFC and ONE Championship that shocked the MMA world this week? Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss in this week’s Trading Shots. * * * * Fowlkes: One thing I’ve got to say for this here sport is […]

UFC, One Championship Finalize Historic Demetrious Johnson-Ben Askren Trade

The historic trade that will send Demetrious Johnson to One Championship and Ben Askren to the UFC is essentially is essentially a done deal, according to a report from ESPN. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Historic trade reportedly finalized: Ben Askren heads to UFC, Demetrious Johnson to ONE

An unprecedented deal was finalized Saturday which will bring an undefeated former world champion into the UFC while shipping one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in mixed martial arts history off to compete in Asia. Former Bellator and ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren will be released from his ONE contract to sign with the UFC, […]

Twitter Mailbag: Examining the potential Demetrious Johnson-Ben Askren ‘trade’ from all angles

With news that the UFC is considering a trade that would send Demetrious Johnson to ONE Championship while bringing Ben Askren to the octagon, a lot of readers had questions on all sides of this issue. So it only makes sense to dedicate the bulk of this week’s Twitter Mailbag to sorting all that out. […]

The Great Divide: Who is the winner of the Demetrious Johnson for Ben Askren trade — ONE Championship or UFC?

The Great Divide is a new reoccurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which writers debate a topic in the world of MMA — whether it’s news, a fight, a crazy thing somebody did, a crazy thing somebody didn’t do, or some moral dilemma threatening the very foundation of the sport — and try to […]

Pros react to potential Demetrious Johnson for Ben Askren trade by UFC, ONE Championship

Reports that Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren could soon be finding new homes raised all kinds of questions for what this means for the sport of MMA. On Wednesday, ESPN broke the news that the UFC’s Johnson and ONE Championship’s Askren were involved in “trade” talks that would see them leave the promotions they’ve reigned […]

UFC to Trade Demetrious Johnson to One Championship in Exchange for Ben Askren

The first mixed martial arts trade in the sport’s history is nearly a done deal, as the UFC will send Demetrious Johnson to One Championship in exchange for Ben Askren. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Nate Diaz, Dustin Poirier trade barbs in Twitter beef

Much to the disappointment of fans around the mixed martial arts world, the bout between Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier is off. But that didn’t stop them from firing away at one another over Twitter on Friday. Last week, Poirier had to pull out of the bout, scheduled for UFC 230 next month at New […]

Video: Daniel Cormier, Brock Lesnar Trade Shoves in Octagon Following UFC 226 Headliner

Whether you consider it to be legitimate beef or choreographed animosity straight from the sports entertainment playbook, there’s no doubt that the Octagon confrontation between Daniel Cormier and Brock Lesnar had the MMA world buzzing on Saturday night. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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