Abdelaziz: Gastelum ‘Very Happy’ With Compensation For UFC 234; Targeting Summer Rebooking

Kelvin Gastelum may have left Melbourne without the middleweight belt after his title bout with Robert Whittaker was cancelled last weekend, but he didn’t leave completely empty-handed. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Israel Adesanya says fighting Anderson Silva was ‘very cool,’ ‘still kind of surreal’

Now that the fight’s over, Israel Adesanya isn’t afraid to admit that his UFC 234 matchup with the legendary Anderson Silva brought out the fan in him. If you thought it was cool to see the greatest striker of his generation square off against the man many believe will be the one who is in […]

Devonte Smith’s reason for calling out Francisco Trinaldo at UFC 234 was very simple

MELBOURNE, Australia – Devonte Smith had a simple plan for UFC 234: Get in, get out, then call out his next opponent. The first part he achieved in under four minutes when he landed a combination of punches that sent Dong Hyun Ma (16-9-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) crashing to the mat in the opening round […]

Rani Yahya done fighting unranked opponents, wants ‘very best’ after UFC 234

MELBOURNE, Australia – Rani Yahya was willing to accept a fight with an opponent outside of the bantamweight rankings for UFC 234. However, he’s not making the same concessions going forward if he gets the win. Yahya (26-9 MMA, 11-3 UFC) will fight Ricky Simon (14-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) on Saturday as he pursues his […]

Jose Aldo ‘very sad’ about idea of not retiring as UFC champion, but still very happy with career

FORTALEZA, Brazil – Jose Aldo has always been open about two things: He wanted to retire from MMA while still relatively young, and he wanted to be UFC champion when that happened. The first part of the plan remains: Aldo has three fights left on his contract and, as he told reporters during a media […]

Daniel Cormier talks Jon Jones ‘very impressive’ win at UFC 232, gripes with USADA

Controversy may have accompanied Jon Jones in his return from his second drug-related suspension, but Jones was still close to flawless once the Octagon doors swung shut. Fighting in a rematch of his legendary UFC 165 war of attrition against Alexander Gustafsson, Jones routed his Swedish foe in the main event of UFC 232, recapturing […]

Manager: Alex Oliveira ‘very lucky’ after grenade attack in Brazil

Manager Alex Davis said UFC welterweight Alex Oliveira is “very lucky” after being injured by a grenade in a random act of violence in Brazil. Oliveira (19-6-1 MMA, 9-4 UFC) suffered shrapnel wounds to his leg and foot on Christmas Eve after stepping in between an altercation between his cousin and several people in Tres […]

Edson Barboza ‘Very Happy’ To Put First Losing Streak Behind Him

Edson Barboza is back in the winner’s column with an impressive showing against Dan Hooker on Saturday night in Milwaukee to snap the first losing streak of his career, and seems like a man revitalized. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Conor McGregor very happy to see Max Holloway’s ‘great win’ at UFC 231

Gallery Conor McGregor def. Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 26: Best photos view 11 images Conor McGregor was pleased to see Max Holloway make a successful return to the octagon Saturday at UFC 231. After the longest layoff of his career, Holloway (20-3 MMA, 16-3 UFC) returned to competition and throttled Brian Ortega (14-1 […]

Dana White Says Fifth Round Would Have Been ‘Very Bad’ for Brian Ortega “Health Wise’

Count Dana White among those who was happy with the doctor stoppage following the fourth round of the featherweight championship clash between Max Holloway and Brian Ortega at UFC 231 on Saturday night. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Alistair Overeem ‘very ready’ for Francis Ngannou rematch after UFC Beijing wins

Gallery Alistair Overeem def. Sergey Pavlovich at UFC Fight Night 141: Best photos view 10 images Alistair Overeem is ready to run it back with Francis Ngannou after both heavyweight contenders scored first-round victories at UFC Fight Night 141. Overeem (44-17 MMA, 9-6 UFC) bounced back from a two-fight skid today when he defeated octagon […]

Daniel Cormier doesn’t buy Derrick Lewis ‘facade’: ’He has fought from the very pits of hell’

NEW YORK — Derrick Lewis doesn’t take life or fighting too seriously. And maybe he doesn’t want us to take him too seriously, either. Lewis, with his Instagram filled with hilarious memes and absurd viral videos, is unlike any fighter in the UFC. His interviews are unorthodox and hilarious. He admits to not answering seriously […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father ‘will be very hard on’ son for inciting UFC 229 brawl

Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov said after UFC 229 that he he’d have to deal with his father’s wrath when he returns home to Dagestan. He’s absolutely right. Speaking with Russian media on Sunday, Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, said he will come down hard on his son for inciting a brawl after his UFC 229 win over […]

Morning Report: Joanna Jedrzejczyk says stripping Nicco Montano was ‘fair,’ is ‘very open’ to fight with Valentina Shevchenko

Earlier this month, Nicco Montano was supposed to defend her UFC strawweight title against Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 228. But when Montano began suffering kidney issues due to her weight cut for the bout, the UFC’s medical team pulled her from the card and UFC President Dana White stripped her of the belt. It was […]

UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber says it’s ‘very possible’ he fights again

LAS VEGAS – Urijah Faber’s MMA retirement might not last for all that long. Although Faber (34-10 MMA, 10-4 UFC), who hung up his gloves following a win over Brad Pickett at UFC on FOX 22 in December 2016, is very happy with his post-fighting life, he said he constantly gets the itch for competition. […]

New WWE signee, ex-UFC fighter Matt Riddle: Wrestling and MMA fans very different

If you only follow MMA, it’s been four years since you’ve heard from Matthew Riddle. But bro … Riddle is around, and he’s as big as he’s ever been. Less than a month ago, Riddle signed a WWE contract, and this past Saturday he made his debut at an NXT event in Brooklyn. That came […]

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Video: Thiago santos says it was ‘very, very tough’ cutting weight twice in four weeks

LOS ANGELES — Thiago Santos speaks to the media at UFC 227 about his decision win over Kevin Holland, cutting weight twice in four weeks, a potential move to light heavyweight, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Conor McGregor ‘Very Close’ to New Deal, Expects UFC Return to Be in Las Vegas

When Conor McGregor makes his highly-anticipated Ultimate Fighting Championship return, it will likely be in Las Vegas. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White Says UFC’s ESPN Deal is ‘Going to Be Very Big for the Fighters’

Fighter compensation is one of the hottest topics right now in mixed martial arts and in particular the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is the market leader in MMA. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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