Coach believes Henry Cejudo really is retired: ‘When he makes his mind up, it’s pretty much over’

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting Just seconds after he finished arguably the greatest bantamweight champion in UFC history inside two rounds, Henry Cejudo made the shocking announcement that he was retiring. Taking out Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 was a huge accomplishment for Cejudo and it seemingly only set up him for even bigger fights moving […]

Justin Gaethje confident he can finish Tony Ferguson at UFC 249: ‘When I hit him, he’ll go to sleep’

Justin Gaethje may be stepping on short notice at UFC 249, but he’s confident that if he connects, it’ll be game over for Tony Ferguson. Gaethje (21-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) faces Ferguson (25-3 MMA, 15-1 UFC) at an unknown location for the UFC interim lightweight title after champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was forced off the card […]

Dana White tight-lipped on UFC 249 plans: ‘When you need to know, I’ll let you know’

UFC president Dana White is determined to keep the show rolling with UFC 249, and he’s pledged to look after everyone who takes the ride with him. Speaking to Frank Warren on the British boxing promoter’s Heavyweight Podcast, White said his fighters and staff would be in the best possible hands, and much better hands […]

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 […]

Why catchweight again? Dillon Danis says ‘when you’re the owner, you can do what you want’

It appears Dillon Danis has created his own Bellator weight class. He returns to action on Jan. 25 when he takes on Kegan Gennrich at Bellator 238 at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., in his third consecutive 175-pound catchweight bout. And Danis says the fight is at 175 pounds because he calls his own shots. […]

Dana White Claims He’ll Be Making Zuffa Boxing Moves ‘When This Summer is Over’

It’s been quiet on the Zuffa Boxing front in recent months, but the venture is apparently still very much alive. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Coach explains decision to stop Anthony Pettis at UFC 229: ‘When you’re a wounded animal in there, it’s easy to get taken out’

Anthony Pettis and Tony Ferguson put on one of the best fights of the year at Saturday night’s UFC 229, but Pettis coach Duke Roufus stopped the former champion from returning to the final round because of a broken hand. Pettis continues to bounce between wins and losses since he returned to the lightweight division, […]

Anderson Silva Willing to Fight Conor McGregor ‘When and Where He Wants’

Now that he has a new long-term deal with the UFC, Conor McGregor wants big, meaningful fights. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ryan Hall on UFC 232: ‘When B.J. Penn wants to fight, I think you give the guy a fight’

There is no shortage of unease and hand wringing over recent years whenever the topic of another B.J. Penn comeback arises. A UFC Hall of Famer and former two-division champion, Penn was once one of the most feared men in the sport during his heyday as lightweight and welterweight king. But those days have passed. […]

Josh Barnett on MMA return: ‘It’s just a matter of when’

Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett is a very busy man these days, shuffling between team grappling event Quintet, pro wrestling, and entertainment projects. Where does MMA fit on that list? Barnett (35-8) has been out of action for more than two years and still wants fight, but he needs to find time. “When I […]

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