MMA & UFC

Conor McGregor set for UFC return to fight Nate Diaz on same day as Celtic take on Rangers

The Dubliner took a break from UFC to fight Floyd Mayweather in the biggest boxing match-up of the century.<p>Conor McGregor is set to return to the UFC …

UFC

Edmond Tarverdyan explains why Ronda Rousey blacked out most media before UFC 207

No press conference. No open workout. No Ultimate Media Day.<p>Ronda Rousey willfully spoke to almost no media prior to UFC 207 last December. Aside …

UFC

Floyd Mayweather says he didn't knock out Conor McGregor to protect him from brain damage

Conor McGregor was taking a beating and basically on his way to being dropped – if not knocked out cold – by Floyd Mayweather last month. If not for …

UFC

Joe Rogan: Ronda Rousey Not Returning To UFC, Talks Her Skill And WWE Future

Joe Rogan quoted former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra in his <i>Joe Rogan Experience</i> podcast while discussing Ronda Rousey and her future in the …

UFC

Joanna Jedrzejczyk wants to defend her title two more times before considering flyweight

As soon as Valentina Shevchenko revealed her plans to move down to flyweight last week, the first matchup many people considered was clash between …

UFC

Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for 'OSP,' Andrade and UFC Fight Night 117's other winning fighters?

The UFC’s latest event in Japan was arguably the weakest of all on paper, but in practice, it produced some solid action, with four of six fights on …

UFC

Cyborg’s Thai camp provide details on drug testing, claim they called the cops

Over on the UG forums of mixedmartialarts.com, the owner of Phuket Top Team made a long post detailing exactly what happened with Cris Cyborg and the …

Policing

Bellator 183’s Paul Daley talks KO win over Lorenz Larkin, says they made peace after bout

Paul Daley left Bellator 183 with a bang last night, KO’ing top former UFC welterweight contender Lorenz Larkin in the second round.<p>Both men traded …

UFC

The Weekly Grind: Gizmo takes over ‘Rampage’ Jackson’s life, Joanna Jedrzejczyk poses for Women’s Health

The life of a professional fighter isn't all glitz and glamour.<p>As if getting punched, kicked, kneed, choked and twisted into a pretzel on a regular …

UFC

Will ‘Smooth’ Retire Following Loss To ‘Pitbull?’

Ben Henderson’s run inside the Bellator MMA cage since jumping ship from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hasn’t exactly been a bed of roses; …

UFC

UFC-Japan winner Teruto Ishihara definitely felt that final kick to his groin

SAITAMA, Japan – Teruto Ishihara picked up a much-needed win over Rolando Dy on Friday night, but he had to go through a lot of pain to get …

UFC

Aaron Pico removes the dark cloud from his career, looks years into the future

Aaron Pico was called one of the greatest MMA prospects ever while he was just finishing his freshman year of high school, years before he even …

UFC

Trading Shots: Was Mizuto Hirota's struggle at weigh-ins a public version of a typically private issue?

<i>A weight cut gone bad led to a fight getting pulled last minute from UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan, but was the struggle more of an exception or the</i> …

UFC

Click Debate: Is there a market for Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg in the UFC?

Miesha Tate seemed to echo the feelings of many fans this week when she took to her new MMA Tonight radio show to lambast Edmond Tarverdyan.<p>A few …

UFC

Michael Bisping recalls training with ‘f*cking fraud’ GSP: ‘I didn’t know a double-leg from a Big Mac’

The road to Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre has been a roller coaster for all involved, to say the least.<p>The matchup between two of the UFC’s …

UFC

Miesha Tate to Jon Jones: ‘You can’t use ignorance as an excuse’

After testing positive for Turinabol, Jon Jones has recently come out to publicly deny things, saying he would “never do steriods.” At the end of the …

UFC

Cruz Ready To Slide Into UFC 217 Title Fight

Dominick Cruz suffered his first loss in over eight years at UFC 207, losing his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Bantamweight title in December …

UFC

Rory MacDonald and his glorious turtleneck threw shade at Douglas Lima during first face-off

One of the most anticipated title fights in Bellator history will kick off the organization’s 2018 schedule when welterweight champion Douglas Lima …

UFC

Bellator 183, The Morning After: Pico and Henderson show risks/rewards of "fighting safe"

Humans have an interesting tendency when it comes to risk and reward. If we like the reward of an approach, we underestimate the risk. If we dislike …

UFC

Paul Daley Lands Bone-Crushing KO at Bellator 183 (FULL Event Fight Highlights)

<i>(Video courtesy and permission of Bellator MMA)</i><p><i>Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Ptibull</i> took place on Friday, Sept. 23 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. …

UFC

Roy Nelson's only problem with Bellator debut? Listening to coach

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Bellator heavyweight Roy Nelson wanted to duke it out with Javy Ayala on the feet. But his coach had other ideas.<p>“My problem is I …

UFC

Ovince Saint Preux finishes Yushin Okami with Von Flue choke at UFC Japan

Ovince Saint Preux reminded the UFC world just how dangerous he is in side control when he put Yushin Okami to sleep in the main event in …

UFC

ADCC 2017, Day 2 results: Chael Sonnen defeats Leo Vieira

Bellator light heavyweight Chael Sonnen won his superfight in the second day of Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Sunday in Espoo, Finland.<p>The former UFC …

UFC

Gokhan Saki, Aaron Pico turn an ordinary fight weekend into something special

One month after MayMac, mixed martial arts and its practitioners are ours again, for better or worse. That means one-hitter quitters and rarely seen …

UFC

Anthony Smith wants Branch or Jotko at 185, or OSP at 205

At this past Saturday’s UFC Pittsburgh card, Anthony “Lionheart” Smith came back from being down 2 rounds on the scorecards, to earn an epic come …

UFC

What Is Benson Henderson's Legacy After Bellator 183?

The Bellator career of Benson Henderson has been turbulent. He's enjoyed two title fights in two separate weight classes since jumping ship from the UFC in early 2016, but he lost them both.<p>After his loss in the Bellator 183 headliner he's split against the Pitbull brothers, first beating Patricio …

UFC

"I outclassed him!" Luke Campbell furious after losing world title fight to Jorge Linares on split decision

Luke Campbell failed in his bid to win the WBA lightweight title after a tight contest against Jorge Linares in California fell to a split …

UFC

Bellator 183 highlights: Paul Daley levels Lorenz Larkin in spectacular fashion

The co-main event for Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull saw Paul Daley pick up a major knockout win over Lorenz Larkin in the second round of their …

UFC

They said what?! Pros react to Paul Daley’s KO of Lorenz Larkin at Bellator 183

Paul Daley caught Lorenz Larkin with a short left hand and followed it up with some additional strikes to score a second-round KO win at Bellator …

UFC

Benson Henderson vs. Patricky Freire scorecard

The Benson Henderson vs. Patricky Freire scorecard revealed how the judges scored the Bellator 183 main event Saturday night in San Jose, …