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Neil Magny on training session with ‘real deal’ Khamzat Chimaev: ‘I f—ed around and found out’
Neil Magny on training session with ‘real deal’ Khamzat Chimaev: ‘I f—ed around and found out’
Neil Magny thinks Khamzat Chimaev is “the real deal”. After getting to train with him recently in New York, Magny confirmed that Chimaev is every bit as talented and dangerous as his MMA record (12-0) and recent performances in the UFC would suggest. Magny admits that Khamzat got the better of him in training and […]
Video: Anthony Smith misses weight as backup fighter for UFC 283 main event
Video: Anthony Smith misses weight as backup fighter for UFC 283 main event
Former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith missed weight for his role as a backup fighter for the UFC 283 main event between Glover Teixeira and Jamahal Hill. Smith was scheduled to step in as a replacement if either Teixeira or Hill could not compete due to injury or other reasons. However, Smith weighed […]
‘Real gangsters take the gloves off’ — Diego Sanchez wants to fight Nick and Nate Diaz in BKFC
‘Real gangsters take the gloves off’ — Diego Sanchez wants to fight Nick and Nate Diaz in BKFC
Diego Sanchez has yet to make his BKFC (Bare Knuckle Fighting Club) debut, but the UFC veteran is already calling for a bare-knuckle fight against the Diaz brothers. Diaz, winner of The Ultimate Fighter 1, issued a challenge to Nick and Nate Diaz during a recent interview with John Morgan, stating that “real gangsters” fight […]
Paul Felder to replace Joe Rogan as commentator at UFC 283 in Brazil
Paul Felder to replace Joe Rogan as commentator at UFC 283 in Brazil
There’s been a last-minute change to the broadcast team for this Saturday’s UFC 283 pay-per-view in Rio de Janeiro, with Paul Felder set to replace Joe Rogan as color commentator. Rogan, who is one of the most recognizable voices in MMA, will not be present at UFC 283, presumably due to a busy schedule and […]
Jon Jones says he was ‘chosen by God’ to be an ‘undefeated fighter’
Jon Jones says he was ‘chosen by God’ to be an ‘undefeated fighter’
Jon Jones says he was chosen by God to remain undefeated.
Conor McGregor puts Francis Ngannou’s reps on blast after UFC release
Conor McGregor puts Francis Ngannou’s reps on blast after UFC release
Conor McGregor has suggested that Francis Ngannou was misrepresented in his recent negotiations with the UFC and that “The Predator” should join Paradigm Sports for better management. Ngannou parted ways with the UFC after allegedly rejecting an offer that would have made him “the highest-paid heavyweight” in the promotion’s history, per Dana White. Marquel Martin […]
Jon Jones guarantees fans ‘at least two more fights’ in the UFC, nervous about heavyweight debut
Jon Jones guarantees fans ‘at least two more fights’ in the UFC, nervous about heavyweight debut
Jon Jones is back, and he’s here to stay. That’s according to a recent interview with The MMA Underground, where the aspiring two-division champion guaranteed at least two more fights in the UFC before he decides to call it a career. Jones, who recently announced his move to the heavyweight division, is excited about the […]
Francis Ngannou accused of ‘mishandling’ UFC contract negotiations
Francis Ngannou accused of ‘mishandling’ UFC contract negotiations
Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has suggested that Francis Ngannou may have mishandled his negotiations with the UFC in pursuit of a potential superfight with heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury. Bisping, who is known for his outspoken analysis of the sport, stated on his YouTube channel that he believes Ngannou should have stayed in […]
‘We have to move forward — Mike Perry reacts to Dana White’s altercation with wife
‘We have to move forward — Mike Perry reacts to Dana White’s altercation with wife
Mike Perry believes Dana White has handled things well following his physical altercation with his wife and that it is time for the MMA community to move on from the incident. White, the UFC president, was caught on video slapping his wife after the two got into a drunken altercation outside a Mexican nightclub on […]
Jake Shields: Nick Diaz ‘training every day’ ahead of teased UFC comeback
Jake Shields: Nick Diaz ‘training every day’ ahead of teased UFC comeback
The MMA community has been excited about a potential comeback for Nick Diaz since Jake Shields teased his UFC return during an interview with Inside Fighting last month. In a follow-up interview with MMA reporter Helen Yee (h/t MMA News), Shields provided more insight into Diaz’s comeback preparation and revealed that the former Strikeforce welterweight […]
MMA community reacts to Francis Ngannou’s shock exit from the UFC
MMA community reacts to Francis Ngannou’s shock exit from the UFC
Well, it’s official: Francis Ngannou is no longer under contract with the UFC. The news of Ngannou’s departure came as a shock to the MMA community, as he was not only one of the biggest stars in the promotion but also the reigning UFC heavyweight champion at the time. “The Predator” had been in a […]
Javier Mendez ‘100 percent with’ Khabib Nurmagomedov on quitting MMA coaching role
Javier Mendez ‘100 percent with’ Khabib Nurmagomedov on quitting MMA coaching role
American Kickboxing Academy’s Javier Mendez thinks Khabib Nurmagomedov is leaving MMA for the right reasons. The former UFC lightweight champion who retired with a perfect 29-0 record announced earlier this week that he would be stepping away from mixed martial arts coaching to spend more time with his family. This time around, Mendez was given […]
Ciryl Gane offers to welcome Jon Jones to heavyweight: ‘Where you at?’
Ciryl Gane offers to welcome Jon Jones to heavyweight: ‘Where you at?’
With Jon Jones expected to make his heavyweight debut in the coming year, Ciryl Gane would gladly welcome the opportunity to face him in the Octagon. “Bon Gamin” issued a challenge to “Bones” on Twitter, writing, “Where you at @JonnyBones? I’m free this March, Vegas.” Where you at @JonnyBones? I’m free this March, Vegas pic.twitter.com/vc5i0UC07f […]
Chael Sonnen thinks Islam Makhachev could retire without Khabib Nurmagomedov in his corner
Chael Sonnen thinks Islam Makhachev could retire without Khabib Nurmagomedov in his corner
Former UFC fighter turned MMA analyst Chael Sonnen thinks Islam Makhachev will struggle without Khabib Nurmagomedov in his corner. As a long-time training partner and close friend, it was expected that Nurmagomedov would be in Makhachev’s corner for his first lightweight title defense against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284. But that is no longer the […]
‘I’ll be ready’ — BKFC’s Mike Perry optimistic about fighting Jake Paul next month
‘I’ll be ready’ — BKFC’s Mike Perry optimistic about fighting Jake Paul next month
The contract has been signed (allegedly), and Mike Perry is ready to fight. Jake Paul, that is, who teased Perry could get his “lucky day” if Tommy Fury can’t make it to the ring (again) next month. Speaking of the proposed boxing match to MMA Fighting, former UFC welterweight turned bare-knuckle boxer Perry said he […]
‘The fight’s on’ — Leon Edwards confirms he will rematch Kamaru Usman in London
‘The fight’s on’ — Leon Edwards confirms he will rematch Kamaru Usman in London
The much-anticipated trilogy between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman is officially happening at UFC 286, according to Edwards. The UFC has given the rematch the go-ahead, and we’re just waiting for the official word. “Yeah, 100 percent, that’s what I’ve been told, that’s what my team has been told,” Edwards told Michael Bisping during a […]
Scott Coker will ‘honor’ Bellator deal with Dillon Danis but asks him ‘do you really want to fight?’
Scott Coker will ‘honor’ Bellator deal with Dillon Danis but asks him ‘do you really want to fight?’
Bellator CEO Scott Coker isn’t sure Dillon Danis is cut out for a career in MMA. The former BJJ coach and teammate of Conor McGregor has fought just twice since his professional MMA debut in 2018, submitting Kyle Walker and Max Humprehy in back-to-back fights at Bellator 198 and Bellator 222. Danis was scheduled to […]
‘He’ll beat Izzy again’ — Marvin Vettori thinks Alex Pereira is a bad matchup for Israel Adesanya
‘He’ll beat Izzy again’ — Marvin Vettori thinks Alex Pereira is a bad matchup for Israel Adesanya
Marvin Vettori thinks Alex Pereira has Israel Adesanya’s number. With wins over Adesanya in kickboxing and MMA, including two stoppages, Pereira is the new man to beat at middleweight. And Vettori believes “he’ll beat Izzy again” in the rematch, solidifying his dominance in the division and retaining the title. “No, no, if they (Pereira) fight […]
Coach ‘50/50’ on Francis Ngannou vs. Jon Jones happening in March
Coach ‘50/50’ on Francis Ngannou vs. Jon Jones happening in March
Francis Ngannou and Jon Jones could be set to face off in the Octagon as early as March, according to Ngannou’s head coach Erick Nicksick. Nicksick spoke about the proposed heavyweight matchup with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, stating that while he is optimistic about the fight taking place, he is uncertain about the date and […]
Sean Strickland slams ‘f-khead’ Paulo Costa for demanding higher pay
Sean Strickland slams ‘f-khead’ Paulo Costa for demanding higher pay
UFC middleweight Sean Strickland likes Paulo Costa but doesn’t think the Brazilian deserves a pay rise. Speaking to MMA reporter Helen Yee in a recent interview, Strickland, who takes on Nassourdine Imavov in a short-notice fight at UFC Vegas 67, stated that Costa should not be demanding higher pay due to his failed weight cut […]
Conor McGregor blasts ‘absolute scruff’ Kelvin Gastelum for having ‘full on staph all over his face’
Conor McGregor blasts ‘absolute scruff’ Kelvin Gastelum for having ‘full on staph all over his face’
Conor McGregor is up to his usual tricks on social media, this time targeting former interim UFC middleweight title challenger and The Ultimate Fighter 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum. In an Instagram story, McGregor called Gastelum an “absolute scruff” and accused him having of what appears to be a “full on staph infection” on his face. […]
Sean O’Malley: Dana White’s wife deserved ‘a slapping back’
Sean O’Malley: Dana White’s wife deserved ‘a slapping back’
UFC bantamweight contender Sean O’Malley has weighed in on the recent incident involving UFC President Dana White and his wife, Anne White. On New Year’s Eve, White was caught on video slapping Anne during a physical altercation at a nightclub in Sabo San Lucas, Mexico. The incident was captured by TMZ and quickly made headlines. […]
Paul Felder not sure if Conor McGregor fights in 2023, says UFC LW division is ‘passing him by’
Paul Felder not sure if Conor McGregor fights in 2023, says UFC LW division is ‘passing him by’
Paul Felder thinks Conor McGregor might be past his sell-by date. Although he will “always matter” and be a household name in the sport, Felder thinks McGregor’s days in MMA are numbered and that his best days are possibly behind him. Speaking to MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin during a recent episode of “The Fighter vs. […]
Conor McGregor mocks ‘wally’ Jake Paul after giving away ‘50%’ of his purse to PFL
Conor McGregor mocks ‘wally’ Jake Paul after giving away ‘50%’ of his purse to PFL
Conor McGregor has taken to social media to mock YouTuber Jake Paul after the latter’s signing with the Professional Fighters League (PFL). In a since-deleted Tweet, McGregor labeled Paul a “wally” for giving away 50 percent of his purse to the PFL in a potential future bout in the Super Fight division, where fighters are […]
Manager shuts down Usman injury rumors: ‘Kamaru is fighting Leon [Edwards] next’
Manager shuts down Usman injury rumors: ‘Kamaru is fighting Leon [Edwards] next’
Kamaru Usman will be fighting Leon Edwards after all. That’s according to his manager, Ali Abdelaziz, who took to Twitter last week to shut down rumors that Usman had suffered a hand injury and would be unable to fight. “Please enough with the rumors, Kamaru is fighting León next, he is good to go. We […]
Matt Brown: Henry Cejudo beats Aljamain Sterling ‘relatively easily’ and ‘destroys’ Sean O’Malley
Matt Brown: Henry Cejudo beats Aljamain Sterling ‘relatively easily’ and ‘destroys’ Sean O’Malley
Matt Brown believes Henry Cejudo will reclaim his bantamweight title in 2023. “The Messenger” will return to the Octagon after a two-year layoff to challenge Aljamain Sterling for the bantamweight championship, with the matchup expected to take place in March, possibly at UFC 285. During a recent appearance on The Fighter vs. The Writer, “The […]
Conor McGregor promises to ‘slice through’ his next opponent, doesn’t care who it is
Conor McGregor promises to ‘slice through’ his next opponent, doesn’t care who it is
UFC superstar Conor McGregor is looking to make a statement in his next fight, and he doesn’t care who it is. The Irishman took to Twitter on Thursday to issue a warning to his fellow fighters, saying, “I’m going to slice through someone on return. Trust that. And I don’t care who. Line up.” I’m […]
UFC veteran Tony Ferguson offers to coach Jake Paul in MMA
UFC veteran Tony Ferguson offers to coach Jake Paul in MMA
UFC veteran Tony Ferguson has offered to coach YouTube boxer Jake Paul ahead of his expected MMA debut. In a tweet, Ferguson wrote, “Let me know when you need a good MMA coach, Jake Paul. You can be one of my students.” Let me know when you need a good MMA coach @jakepaul You can […]
Coach Javier Mendez says ‘the secret’s out’ regarding Islam Makhachev’s striking
Coach Javier Mendez says ‘the secret’s out’ regarding Islam Makhachev’s striking
Alexander Volkanovski is going to be in for a shock if he thinks the only way to beat Islam Makhachev is by stopping his takedowns and keeping the fight on the feet. That’s according to Makhachev’s coach, Javier Mendez, who claims Makhachev proved in his stoppage victory against Charles Oliveira that he is “the most […]
Coach rules out ‘any kind of finish’ for Makhachev at UFC 284, predicts ‘war’ with Volkanovski
Coach rules out ‘any kind of finish’ for Makhachev at UFC 284, predicts ‘war’ with Volkanovski
Coach Javier Mendez is preparing Islam Makhachev for war against Alexander Volkanovski. The two fighters will go head to head at the blockbuster UFC 284 pay-per-view in Perth, Australia, to determine the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter on the planet. Makhachev will be looking to defend his lightweight title for the first time, while Volkanovski will […]