Adam Borics: Aaron Pico is ‘very talented’ but ‘maybe the hype was too much for him’

Despite a 12-0 record with three wins inside the Bellator cage, Adam Borics walked into his fight against Aaron Pico as the underdog with all eyes on his opponent. Ever since he was a teenager, Pico has been under the spotlight first as a prodigal wrestler, who opted to skip college and go the Henry […]

Morning Report: Dana White says he’s ‘very interested’ in having Jordan Burroughs fight in the UFC

Monday night, Ben Askren returned to the wrestling mats for the annual Beat the Streets competition, a charity event that raises money for youth outreach programs in underserved communities. In the main event of the evening, Askren, a former Olympian himself, faced four-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs; it went as one […]

Dana White says he’s ‘very interested’ in a Jordan Burroughs UFC fight

If Jordan Burroughs is serious about wanting an MMA fight, then UFC president Dana White would welcome him to the octagon. Burroughs is one of the most decorated champions in U.S. amateur wrestling history, as the former Nebraska standout has won five world championships and a gold medal at 74 kg at the 2012 Olympic […]

UFC Boss ‘Very Interested’ in Olympic Gold Medalist Jordan Burroughs Fighting MMA

On Monday, Jordan Burroughs rolled to an easy victory over a top UFC welterweight in an exhibition wrestling match. Naturally, there’s interest to see if he could do the same in the Octagon. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Nathaniel Wood ‘very happy’ with Marlon Vera’s callout, proposes August date

Nathaniel Wood was thrilled to see that rival Marlon Vera had called for fight with him after his dramatic first-round finish of Frankie Saenz at UFC Nashville. “The Prospect” bolstered his stock the week before with his third submission win in as many outing under the UFC banner, stopping Jose Quinones in the second-round of […]

Dominick Reyes: UFC 229 win overshadowed by ‘childish and very immature’ fiasco, won’t happen at UFC London

LONDON – On Saturday, at UFC on ESPN+ 5, unbeaten Dominick Reyes gets to return to the octagon following an experience that was both awesome and a little frustrating. Reyes’s last fight took place in October, at UFC 229, against Ovince Saint Preux. Although Reyes ultimately had to go past the first round for the […]

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 […]

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