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The Weekly Grind: Dennis Bermudez gets tasered in the spine, GSP practices victory celebration
The life of a professional fighter isn't all glitz and glamour. As if getting punched, kicked, kneed, choked and twisted into a pretzel on a regular basis isn't enough, fighters attract a general wackiness...
Georges St-Pierre vows to finish fights in UFC return: ‘I’m gonna be more there to hurt guys’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Georges St-Pierre [1] is promising to be an angrier, more violent fighter when he embarks on his UFC comeback. The former UFC welterweight champion told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s...
Cris Cyborg wants to box, picks Floyd Mayweather to beat ‘brave’ Conor McGregor
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting RIO DE JANEIRO — Two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields believes Cris Cyborg [1] would be "a monster” [2] if she focused only on boxing, and the UFC featherweight queen is...
Artem Lobov: Khabib Nurmagomedov is big in Russia ‘because of Conor McGregor’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting ‘The Russian Hammer’ believes McGregor made MMA mainstream in his homeland. UFC featherweight Artem Lobov [1] believes that Khabib Nurmagomedov [2] owes a lot of his Russian...
Celtic Warriors: A look into Conor McGregor’s boxing past
Peter Carroll, MMA Fighting Before Floyd Mayweather was ever a consideration, “The Notorious” trained under legendary Irish coach Paschal Collins at Celtic Warriors Boxing Gym DUBLIN — Long before non-...
Patricio Freire eyes autumn Bellator return against Daniel Weichel
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Patricio Freire is waiting for a date for his next title defense. Now a two-time Bellator featherweight champion after tapping Daniel Straus in April, “Pitbull” told MMA Fighting...
Polaris 5 Results: Garry Tonon mimics Conor McGregor after victory over Dillon Danis
Al Sermeno-USA TODAY Sports Garry Tonon claimed a unanimous decision victory over Dillon Danis [1] in their rematch in the main event of Polaris 5 grappling card in London on Saturday night. In his post-...
Conor McGregor critical of Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin, and Manny Pacquiao
Conor Mcgregor Esther Lin, Showtime Conor McGregor [1] is loving every second of his boxing stardom, even if he isn’t all that impressed with his new peers. Speaking to the media in a scrum following an...
Alexandr Shabliy crushes Gleristone Santos with knee to the jaw at ACB 67
Alexandr Shabliy KOs Gleristone Santos in 1R #ACB67 [1] pic.twitter.com/R1vDzCAIkD [2] — Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 19, 2017 [3] @Jolassanda/Twitter Landing a solid knee in an MMA contest is...
Dan Hardy: Conor McGregor did not want to showcase tactics at open workout
Esther Lin, Showtime Conor McGregor [1]’s open workout last week proved to be as polarizing as his upcoming boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather. The showcase at the UFC’s Performance Institute garnered a lot...
Brad Pickett: Knockout loss to Marlon Vera proved that it was time to retire
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Brad Pickett [1] believes that his knockout loss to Marlon Vera [2] in his retirement fight at UFC Fight Night 108 in London proved to him that it was the right time to walk away...
Shayna Baszler talks move to pro wrestling, Mae Young Classic and Ronda Rousey WWE rumors
Shayna Baszler is on the verge of accomplishing her WWE dreams. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting MMA pioneer Shayna Baszler’s dream to make it in WWE would have been considered impossible just a few years ago,...
Fightweets: Mayweather, McGregor, and eight-ounce gloves
Esther Lin, Showtime One week left until Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor enter the ring at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Can you even imagine reading that sentence even a year ago? Well, it’s real, and...
‘Bigfoot' Silva responds to criticism of Rico Verhoeven fight, compares it to Mayweather vs. McGregor
Wagner Carmo, Inovafoto Glory heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven will return to the ring in a non-title bout on Oct. 14 in Gangzhou, China, taking on former UFC fighter Antonio Silva [1], but fans didn’t...
The man behind ‘Mystic Mac’
Audie Attar founded Paradigm Sports Management eight years ago and is now one of combat sports’ most powerful agents. Esther Lin, Showtime In eight years, former UCLA football player Audie Attar has gone...
Guido Cannetti accepts 10-month USADA suspension after taking tainted supplement
Guido Cannetti [1] will be able to return to the Octagon by the end of the month. USADA, the UFC's anti-doping policy partner, has given the Argentine a 10-month suspension after failing a drug test late...
Andrei Arlovski vs. Junior Albini booked for UFC Fight Night 120
Andrei Arlovski Andrei Arlovski [1] will look to snap a career worst five-fight skid when he meets Junior Albini [2] in a heavyweight bout at UFC Fight Night 120 on Nov. 11 at the Ted Constant Convocation...
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor complimentary weigh-in tickets available on Aug. 21
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor Esther Lin, Showtime Fight fans looking to soak in every second of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor [1] extravaganza will have plenty of opportunity to do so when...
Stevie Ray expecting ‘not-so-good’ offer from UFC following loss to Paul Felder
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Steven Ray [1] is in limbo following his UFC Glasgow loss to Paul Felder [2] on Jul. 16 at the SSE Arena. The Scottish lightweight decided to fight out the last bout on his UFC...
Junior dos Santos' manager releases statement declaring USADA violation was due to diuretic, not PED
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos [1] was removed from a UFC 215 [2] bout against Francis Ngannou [3] due to a potential USADA violation [4]. But his team denies...
Junior dos Santos pulled from UFC 215 due to potential USADA violation
Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is out of his UFC 215 fight with Francis Ngannou after being notified [1]of a potential U.S. Anti-Doping Agency violation. Per policy, the nature of the...
Cris Cyborg explains why she would 'avoid' a fight with fellow UFC champion Amanda Nunes
Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting RIO DE JANEIRO — Cris Cyborg [1] and Amanda Nunes [2] are the only Brazilian champions in the UFC today, and they are not interested in fighting each other inside the Octagon...
Dillon Danis gets in Garry Tonon’s face at Polaris 5 weigh-ins
Garry Tonon and Dillon Danis, face-to-face at the Polaris 5 weigh-ins in London. @polaris_professional/Instagram Love him or hate him, Dillon Danis [1] doesn’t back down from anyone. The brash grappling...
Heather Hardy disagrees with release of McGregor-Malignaggi sparring footage: ‘There is an unspoken code’
Esther Lin, Showtime Sports A couple Instagram posts made late last week left the combat sports world in complete disarray. On Friday, UFC president Dana White [1] released two video clips [2] on his...
Martin Nguyen wins ONE Championship featherweight title with faceplant KO of Marat Gafurov
Martin Nguyen KOs Marat Gafurov in 2R to become #AndNew [1] ONE Championship FW Champion ! pic.twitter.com/sPVb9XgyF7 [2] — Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 18, 2017 [3] @Jolassanda/Twitter Facing the...
Floyd Mayweather believes he’s taking a bigger risk with his legacy than Conor McGregor
Floyd Mayweather Esther Lin, Showtime It may seem bizarre for a man who hasn’t lost a fight in his 21-year career to talk about risk when his opponent is 0-0 inside a boxing ring, but nothing about Floyd...
Augusto Mendes vs. Boston Salmon booked for UFC Fight Night 119 in Brazil
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Contract winner in the first Dana White [1]’s Tuesday Night Contender Series card, Boston Salmon will make his UFC debut against in Sao Paulo, Brazil, against Augusto Mendes [2]....
Ringside doctors, Nevada commission clash over Mayweather vs. McGregor glove size
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor both petitioned the Nevada commission for lighter gloves. Esther Lin, Showtime The Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP) believes the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC...
Rico Verhoeven, ‘Bigfoot' Silva collide in non-title bout at Glory 46
GLORY Glory heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven won’t be defending his title when he steps into the ring in October. Glory announced Friday that Verhoeven will face UFC and Strikeforce veteran Antonio "...
Marquardt vs. Ferreira, Roberson vs. Stewart, Collier vs. Fortuna added to UFC Norfolk
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Three bouts have been added to the UFC Fight Night 120 card, which takes place on Nov. 11. in Norfolk, Va.The UFC announced the contests via press release [1] on Thursday....
Ballad of an Irish Son
Photos by Esther Lin, Tommy Lakes, Lauris Karpovs /Here it comes, a swift jab to the ribs, then the cry that starts it all, more demand than request. “You ‘ave to talk to Roddy!” The boy is breathless,...
Morning Report: Luke Rockhold training with Henri Hooft for David Branch fight, says ‘AKA will always be my home’
Luke Rockhold Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold [1] is looking to branch out ahead of his upcoming bout against former WSOF middleweight champion David Branch [2...
Artem Lobov vs. Andre Fili booked for UFC Gdansk
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Artem Lobov [1] will meet Andre Fili [2] at UFC Fight Night 118 in Gdansk, Poland at the Ergo Arena on Oct. 21. The UFC announced the fight this morning through the European team’s...
The MMA Hour - 395 - Georges St-Pierre
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Georges St-Pierre will talk about how the Michael Bisping fight finally got made.
The MMA Hour - 395 - Daniel Cormier
Daniel Cormier Esther Lin In his first interview since UFC 214 [1], Daniel Cormier [2] will talk about his loss to Jon Jones [3] and where he goes from here. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/876...
The MMA Hour - 395 - Paulie Malignaggi
Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Xbox & Gears Of War 4 Paulie Malignaggi will react to the UFC releasing some of his Conor McGregor sparring footage.
The MMA Hour - 395 - Shayna Baszler
Shayna Baszler will discuss her transition to pro wrestling and involvement in WWE's Mae Young Classic tournament.
The MMA Hour - 395 - Dan Hardy
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Dan Hardy [1] will discuss his involvement on the Sky Sports Mayweather vs. McGregor broadcast and more. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/111/dan-hardy
The MMA Hour - 395 - Heather Hardy
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Boxing star and Bellator fighter Heather Hardy will join us in studio to discuss her MMA debut in June, her fighting future and Mayweather vs. McGregor.
The MMA Hour - 395 - Brad Pickett
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Brad Pickett will discuss retired life and his Polaris 5 grappling match against Phil Harris on Saturday.
UFC’s Colby Covington gets involved in pro-wrestling angle at GFW Impact
Colby Covington [1]’s got half his 12 career victories via submission, so it shouldn’t be a surprise the up-and-coming UFC welterweight dished out another rear-naked choke Thursday night. OK, not quite....
Shawn Porter withdraws from Mayweather vs. McGregor, Yordenis Ugas steps in to fight Thomas Dulorme
Ugas (right) in action against Amir Imam Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Less than 10 days away from fight night, the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor [1] card is undergoing a last-minute change....
Nick Roehrick flagged for potential USADA violation
Nick Roehrick Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Light heavyweight Nick Roehrick [1] has been flagged for a potential anti-doping violation by USADA, according to a statement from the UFC on Thursday. The...
Stephen Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal set for UFC 217
A UFC 217 [1] fight card which was already appealing just got another good one. Stephen Thompson [2] will meet Jorge Masvidal [3] in a matchup of welterweight contenders on the Nov. 4 event at New York...
Floyd Mayweather takes jab at Conor McGregor for going distance with ‘retired’ Paulie Malignaggi
Floyd Mayweather hits the heavy bag during his media workout Aug. 10. Esther Lin, Showtime Did Conor McGregor [1] knock Paulie Malignaggi down in sparring? Was it a push? Floyd Mayweather said he isn’t...
Sergio Moraes signs new deal with the UFC, hopes Kamaru Usman shows up at UFC Fight Night 116
Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports Unbeaten in his last seven fights under the UFC banner, Sergio Moraes [1] has signed a new deal with the promotion. Booked to meet top 15 welterweight Kamaru Usman [2] at UFC...
Floyd Mayweather conference call audio
Floyd Mayweather will answer questions Thursday afternoon. Esther Lin, Showtime Floyd Mayweather, who will compete against Conor McGregor [1] on Aug. 26, will answer questions from the media on Thursday at...
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Jared Cannonier set for UFC on FOX 26
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On Thursday, two bouts were officially added to the UFC’s return to Manitoba. Veteran light heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira [1] will take on Jared...
Angela Hill vs. Nina Ansaroff added to UFC Fight Night 120
Angela Hill Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Former Invicta FC strawweight champion Angela Hill [1] is set for her third fight of 2017. “Overkill” will face Nina Ansaroff [2] at UFC Fight Night 120, which takes...
Fabricio Werdum to face Derrick Lewis at UFC 216
Fabricio Werdum Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Derrick Lewis [1] is returning from his brief retirement with a bang. Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum [2] will go head-to-head with “The Black...
Ryan Bader defends title against Linton Vassell at Bellator 186
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ryan Bader [1]’s first title defense is official. “Darth" is set to take on Linton Vassell [2] on Nov. 3, when Bellator 186 [3] takes place at the Bryce Jordan Center in University...
Stephen Espinoza: Dana White ‘misinformed’ on why Showtime hasn’t used Conor McGregor-Paulie Malignaggi sparring footage
Esther Lin, Showtime The sparring — physical and verbal — between Conor McGregor [1] and Paulie Malignaggi has made as many headlines as anything leading into McGregor’s boxing match against Floyd...
Junior dos Santos’ 'lucky charm' wins boxing tournament, recalls ‘fun’ trip to UFC 146
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Five years later, Junior dos Santos [1]’ "lucky charm” is starting his own fighting career. “Cigano” was the best heavyweight in the world back then, entering the Octagon to...
Ben Askren headlines ONE Championship card in Shanghai against Zebaztian Kadestam
ONE Championship The ONE Championship welterweight title will be on the line when undefeated champion Ben Askren [1] takes on Zebaztian Kadestam in the main event at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in...
Conor McGregor on training parody videos: ‘I see stiffness in every single one of them’
Esther Lin, Showtime Yes, Conor McGregor [1] has seen the “McGregor Challenge” parody videos on social media. No, the UFC lightweight champion doesn’t seem to care too much. But, of course, that didn’t...
Morning Report: Paulie Malignaggi warns Conor McGregor may get DQ’d if he doesn’t cut ‘all the dirty stuff’
Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images And so the Malignaggi vs. McGregor subplot continues. As you know by now, Paulie Malignaggi - the former two division boxing champion - was a sparring partner for...
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Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw official for UFC 217 in New York
Cody Garbrandt will defend his title at Madison Square Garden. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Madison Square Garden is getting a second title fight. Cody Garbrandt [1] will defend his UFC bantamweight title...
Conor McGregor on Floyd Mayweather: ‘I don’t believe he will even exit the first round’
Conor McGregor gets ready for a media workout last week in Las Vegas. Esther Lin, Showtime Conor McGregor [1] has said he would stop Floyd Mayweather within four rounds. With 8-ounce gloves, “Mystic Mac”...
Diego Sanchez moves back to welterweight, faces Matt Brown at UFC Fight Night 120
Diego Sanchez [1]’ next bout will be contest at 170 pounds. The winner of the first season of /The Ultimate Fighter/ will be returning to the welterweight division to take on fellow veteran Matt Brown [2]...
Undefeated prospect Aiemann Zahabi meets Ricardo Ramos at UFC 217
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports Aiemann Zahabi [1] will face another Brazilian in the UFC. The younger brother of longtime MMA coach Firas Zahabi [2] is scheduled to take on Ricardo Ramos at the UFC’s...
Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather, teams discuss significance of lighter gloves
Esther Lin, Showtime LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor [1], Floyd Mayweather and their teams all discussed the possibility of 8-ounce gloves (rather than 10-ouncers) being worn in the blockbuster boxing match Aug...
Conor McGregor responds to Paulie Malignaggi wanting to fight him: ‘Join the queue’
Esther Lin, Showtime If Paulie Malignaggi wants a crack at Conor McGregor [1], he’s going to have to wait in line. On Wednesday, during a media conference call [2] promoting McGregor’s upcoming Aug. 26...
Conor McGregor ‘100 percent’ considers himself the UFC featherweight champion
Conor McGregor meets Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This summer, clarity finally returned to the UFC featherweight division once more when Max Holloway [1] dethroned...
Conor McGregor conference call audio
Conor McGregor will be the featured guest for a conference call Wednesday. Conor McGregor Post-Fight Press Conference Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com Conor McGregor [1] will address the media during a...
Former UFC fighter Sam Sicilia signs multi-fight deal with Bellator
Bellator has added another former UFC fighter to its roster. Sam Sicilia [1] will be joining Bellator’s 145-pound division after signing a multi-fight deal with the promotion. The news was first reported on...
UFC welterweight Thiago Alves becomes coach at American Top Team
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Competing in the UFC since 2005, Thiago Alves [1] is no longer a full-time MMA fighter. With 22 appearances inside the Octagon, including a title bout with Georges St-Pierre [2]...
Nevada commission approves lighter glove size for Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor gets his hands wrapped before a media workout last week. Esther Lin, Showtime The social media banter between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor [1] has become a reality. The Nevada...
Referee, judges selected for Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor
Esther Lin, Showtime Boxing The officials have been selected to oversee the historic clash between undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor [1] on Aug. 26. The Nevada...
Paulie Malignaggi goes off on ‘Pillsbury Doughboy’ Dana White: ‘I don’t think he treats the fighters fairly’
Paulie Malignaggi took aim at Dana White, too, on Monday. Photo by John Gichigi/Getty Images In a rant about Conor McGregor [1], Paulie Malignaggi saved a bit of his ire for UFC president Dana White [2]....
Live Chat: May-Mac news, Frank Mir to Bellator, Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee and more
Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat. We're 10 days out from Mayweather vs. McGregor. Today at a hearing for the Nevada Athletic Commission, the regulatory body...
Owen Roddy: Referee and gloves size ‘irrelevant’ for Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather
Esther Lin, Showtime One of the most crucial meetings regarding the polarizing boxing bout between Conor McGregor [1] and Floyd Mayweather will take place on Wednesday when the Nevada Athletic Commission [...
Morning Report: Michael Bisping reacts to Georges St-Pierre’s contractual obligation to defend middleweight title if he wins
Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images On Monday, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre [1] went on /The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani/ and dropped a minor bit of news about his upcoming title...
Tony Ferguson, Kevin Lee targeted to fight for interim lightweight title at UFC 216
Well, it looks like the UFC’s lightweight division will finally be getting some clarity. The promotion is targeting an interim title fight between top lightweight contenders, Tony Ferguson [1] and Kevin...
Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 6 results: Grant Dawson, Charles Byrd earn UFC contracts
Getty Images The sixth edition of Dana White [1]’s Tuesday Night Contender Series was likely the most lackluster event in the show’s short history. Yet, despite the lack of action in the majority of the...
MMA fighter Rondel Clark’s death being investigated in Massachusetts
Rondel Clark died Tuesday after an MMA fight Saturday night hospitalized him. facebook.com/cagetitans The death of Rondel Clark three days after a TKO loss is being investigated in Massachusetts. Clark,...
CSAC won’t overturn Josh Thomson’s loss, could add acknowledgement note to record
Josh Thomson’s loss to Patricky Freire will not be overturned by CSAC. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Josh Thomson [1]’s knockout loss to Patricky Freire [2] in February will remain. The California State...
Tony Martin vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier added to UFC Fight Night 116
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A lightweight matchup has been added to UFC Fight Night 116. Tony Martin [1] will take on Olivier Aubin-Mercier [2] on Sept. 17 in Pittsburgh, the UFC announced Tuesday. Fighting...
Cris Cyborg doesn’t think Holly Holm is a dangerous opponent: 'She’s gonna run in the ring, but I’m gonna find her'
Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting RIO DE JANEIRO — Cris Cyborg [1] discusses a potential clash with Holly Holm [2], if the former bantamweight champion deserves a shot at the UFC featherweight gold, her...
Association of Ringside Physicians asks NAC for ‘caution’ in allowing glove change for Mayweather vs. McGregor
Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather both want 8-ounce gloves for their boxing match. Esther Lin, Showtime The Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP) is asking the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) to...
Frank Mir agrees to deal with Bellator MMA
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Another familiar face is headed to Bellator. Frank Mir [1] has agreed to terms with the promotion, MMA Fighting has learned. Bellator is expected to officially announce his signing...
Artem Lobov responds to ‘emotional mess’ Paulie Malignaggi: ‘I’ll box the ears off him’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Paulie Malignaggi appeared on the latest edition of The MMA Hour [1] and while relaying his side of the ongoing pushdown versus knockdown saga he described Conor McGregor [2]...
Daniel Cormier admits he’s still missing time at UFC 214 after making ‘simple mistake’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A lot was on the line when Daniel Cormier [1] met Jon Jones [2] for a second time at UFC 214 [3]. In Jones’ absence from the sport, Cormier reigned over the light heavyweight...
Did Conor McGregor knock Paulie Malignaggi down in sparring? A boxing referee weighs in
Those on Conor McGregor [1]’s team are certain that McGregor dropped Malignaggi in sparring two weeks ago. Malignaggi says it was a push and not a legitimate knockdown. Now that the footage has been...
Morning Report: Randy Couture gives Conor McGregor 10% chance to win, says Malignaggi sparring video ‘reeks of a publicity stunt’
Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture [1] knows a thing or two about fighting, and as the man to take on boxing great James Toney [2] in Tony’s lone MMA appearance, he also...
The Mac Life: Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, episode 1
In the first episode of The Mac Life: Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor [1], the UFC lightweight champion gets in a workout in front of the press at the media workout in Las Vegas, Nev. [1] http://www....
Monday Morning Analyst: Knockdown or pushdown?
Screenshot In this edition of the podcast, we'll examine the tape of Conor McGregor [1] and Paulie Malignaggi sparring to see if we can tell if the former two-time champion hitting the canvas comes from a...
Bobby Green replaces Abel Trujillo, meets Lando Vannata at UFC 216
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Lando Vannata [1] has a new opponent for UFC 216 [2]. Originally booked to face Abel Trujillo [3] at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, the fight nicknamed “Groovy" will now take on Bobby...
Paulie Malignaggi on ‘Little Engine That Could’ Conor McGregor: ‘Now we’ve gotta fight’
Paulie Malignaggi now wants to fight Conor McGregor. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images There are two things that happen when a pair of fighters have bad blood, Paulie Malignaggi said on /The MMA Hour/ with...
Daniel Cormier breaks silence, believes he'll fight Jon Jones again
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A little over two weeks have passed since Daniel Cormier [1] and Jon Jones [2] collided in a rematch for the ages at UFC 214 [3]. In a fight with historical stakes for both sides,...
Georges St-Pierre says contractually he must defend middleweight title if he beats Michael Bisping
Georges St-Pierre said he must defend the middleweight title if he beats Michael Bisping. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Georges St-Pierre [1] will likely fight Robert Whittaker [2] next if he beats Michael...
Heather Hardy set to fight at Bellator 185
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Fresh off a successful MMA debut, Heather Hardy [1] will be back in action in October. “The Heat” announced on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour [2] that she will return to the...
Click Debate: Does glove size matter in Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor?
Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will try to get the commission to agree to let them wear 8-ounce boxing gloves. Esther Lin, Showtime LAS VEGAS — Owen Roddy isn’t sure what Floyd Mayweather’s angle is...
Mark Hunt vs. Marcin Tybura booked for UFC Sydney main event
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Mark Hunt [1] will take on surging Polish heavyweight Marcin Tybura [2] in the main event of UFC Fight Night Sydney, which takes place at the Qudos Bank Arena on Sunday, Nov. 19....
Conor McGregor addresses racism accusations, says he never called African-Americans ‘monkeys’
Esther Lin, Showtime LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather has accused Conor McGregor [1] multiple times of calling African-American “monkeys” in the lead up to their boxing match. On Friday night in an interview...
Morning Report: Jeff Mayweather: Paulie Malignaggi sparring video ‘exposed’ Conor McGregor
MMA Fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s camp is not impressed by Conor McGregor [1]’s performance. Last week, the big story in the buildup to Mayweather vs. McGregor was the exit of former boxing world...
The MMA Hour with Daniel Cormier, Georges St-Pierre, Paulie Malignaggi, Dan Hardy, Shayna Baszler, Brad Pickett, Heather Hardy in studio
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Matt Hughes’ close friend posts about UFC legend’s ‘miracle’ progress
Matt Hughes is fighting to recover after a June vehicle accident left him seriously injured. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Matt Hughes [1] seems to be doing much better — well enough to leave the hospital, at...
Jimmie Rivera says he pieced up T.J. Dillashaw in sparring, looking to 'finish the Beta Male team'
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting After winning 20 straight fights, including five in the UFC, it’s plain as day Jimmie Rivera [1] belongs in the upper ranks of the bantamweight division. Now, he just needs a...
Luke Rockhold on Chris Weidman: ‘For his sake,’ I hope we don’t fight again
Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The course of MMA history forever changed in mid-2016 when injury derailed Chris Weidman [1]’s planned title rematch against Luke Rockhold [2] at UFC...
Paul Felder sympathizes with Daniel Cormier: ‘I’ve cried after fights’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Paul Felder [1] has become the latest fighter to criticize Snoop Dogg’s dressing down of Daniel Cormier [2] following his third round loss to Jon Jones [3] at UFC 214 [4]. On...
With UFC light heavyweight belt in sight, Volkan Oezdemir explains why he should fight Alexander Gustafsson next
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting In less than six months, Volkan Oezdemir [1] went from UFC newcomer to UFC title contender. The Swiss fighter made his promotional debut back in February, taking a short-notice...
The Weekly Grind: Rose Namajunas poses nude for Women’s Health, Mayweather-McGregor gets Game of Thrones promo
Rose Namajunas Esther Lin The life of a professional fighter isn't all glitz and glamour. As if getting punched, kicked, kneed, choked and twisted into a pretzel on a regular basis isn't enough, fighters...
Focus: UFC 214 edition
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting MMA Fighting’s Esther Lin looks back at her favorite photos from UFC 214 [1]. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/876/ufc-214
Conor McGregor guarantees he will make in excess of $100 million for Floyd Mayweather bout
Esther Lin, Showtime There’s been plenty of talk about how much Conor McGregor [1] stands to make for his upcoming megabout with Floyd Mayweather. The man himself believes in the nine-figure projection...
Even in retirement, Miesha Tate wouldn’t say hi to Ronda Rousey if they crossed paths
We’ve seen it before in mixed martial arts: Heated rivals becoming friendly once their heydays have gone by. B.J. Penn [1] and Matt Hughes [2], for instance, had an intense trilogy back in the day, but...
MMA to boxing? ‘Minotouro' Nogueira details struggles in transitioning sports
Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images Conor McGregor [1] is jumping from the biggest MMA promotion in the world to compete in boxing, but he’s not the first to do it. With wins over the likes of Alistair...
UFC 215 poster revealed
Demetrious Johnson Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A pair of title fights and a big time heavyweight clash are featured on the UFC’s official poster for UFC 215 [1]. While neither fighter has been given much...
Conor McGregor’s father: Combat sports in for ‘seismic shock’ on night of Floyd Mayweather fight
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Las Vegas is in for something Earth-shaking next month, according to Conor McGregor [1]’s father. Tony McGregor told Ariel Helwani on a recent edition of /The MMA Hour/ that the...
UFC prospect Sean O’Malley recalls smoking weed with Snoop Dogg: ‘I was puffin’ and passin’, trying to keep up’
Sean O’Malley [1] has blazed his way to into the MMA world. The 22-year-old prospect recently made headlines by picking up an impressive walk-off knockout in the second installment Dana White [2]’s Tuesday...
Conor McGregor says he’ll compete in both boxing and MMA going forward
Esther Lin, Showtime So much for the idea UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor [1] was going to take his money and run for the hills. With the only fighter ever to simultaneously hold two UFC weight-...
Luke Rockhold wonders about David Branch’s confidence: ‘He just questions himself’
Luke Rockhold takes on David Branch on Sept. 16 at UFC Fight Night 116. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting David Branch [1] was once one of the most dominant fighters in WSOF, a two-division champion who racked up a...
Volkan Oezdemir not ‘impressed’ with Jon Jones’ UFC 214 victory over Daniel Cormier
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jon Jones [1]’ finish over UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier [2] was not enough to impress Volkan Oezdemir [3]. Jones returned to action last month, following a one-...
Luke Rockhold gives update on teammate Daniel Cormier after UFC 214
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The world hasn’t heard much from Daniel Cormier [1] since his battle with Jon Jones [2] ended in disappointment at UFC 214 [3]. Nearly three years after losing to Jones via...
When ‘push’ comes to shove, the dramatic shifts in the McGregor-Mayweather saga have been fascinating
Esther Lin, Showtime Perhaps the weirdest part so far in Conor McGregor [1]’s venture to The Other Side has been the Paulie Malignaggi interlude, in which he and the former boxing champ sparred — on two...
Fightweets: Will Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre sell?
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The Countdown to MayMac is on. Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor [1] is just two weeks away. And, with McGregor’s media day in Las Vegas on Friday a solid hint that MayMac is...
Conor McGregor media workout highlights
Esther Lin, Showtime LAS VEGAS — Ahead of the Floyd Mayweather fight, Conor McGregor [1] works out for the media at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas on Friday. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/...
Conor McGregor’s nutritionist George Lockhart explains why he goes grocery shopping before every meal
LAS VEGAS — Ahead of the Floyd Mayweather fight, Conor McGregor's [1] nutrition coach George Lockhart [2] discusses going grocery shopping before every meal, how McGregor's diet is going so far, cutting...
Conor McGregor media workout scrum
LAS VEGAS — Ahead of the Floyd Mayweather fight, Conor McGregor discusses Paulie Malignaggi's sparring remarks, ruling both boxing and MMA, Mayweather being in for surprising movements, and much more.
Ido Portal compares Conor McGregor’s ‘awkward’ movement to Roy Jones Jr.
LAS VEGAS — Ahead of the Floyd Mayweather fight, Conor McGregor's [1] movement coach Ido Portal discusses the differences in working with boxing, the "mutation of movement," Roy Jones [2] Jr., Mayweather's...
Owen Roddy, Conor McGregor’s striking coach, says Floyd Mayweather has ‘made a few mistakes’ leading into fight
LAS VEGAS — Ahead of the Floyd Mayweather fight, Conor McGregor's [1] striking coach Owen Roddy discusses McGregor's sparring with Paulie Malignaggi, Floyd Mayweather's strategy, glove size and much more...
Ahead of Mayweather fight, Conor McGregor discusses racism accusations, Malignaggi drama, expected $100M payday
LAS VEGAS — Ahead of his highly anticipated fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. [1], Conor McGregor [2] discusses the journey to the fight, fatherhood, being accused of racism, his expected $100 million...
Conor McGregor media workout photos
Conor McGregor throws an uppercut at Media Workouts Esther Lin, Showtime Check out Conor McGregor [1] media workout photos for Friday’s event at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas, Nev. [1] http...
Push down or knock down? Pros react to Conor McGregor vs. Paulie Malignaggi sparring footage
Dana White released footage of Conor McGregor sparring Paulie Malignaggi on Friday. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images Was it a push down or was it a knock down? When it comes to the now-infamous Conor...
Dana White releases Conor McGregor vs. Paulie Malignaggi sparring videos
The Conor McGregor vs. Paulie Malignaggi sparring videos have finally been released. Well, the most-talked about ‘knock down or push down’ in recent memory is out. On Friday, UFC president Dana White [1]...
Conor McGregor: Paulie Malignaggi post-sparring bashing was ‘concussion talk’
Conor McGregor broke his silence on Paulie Malignaggi on Friday. Esther Lin, Showtime LAS VEGAS — Paulie Malignaggi has done dozens of interviews about what he perceived to be disrespectful treatment from...
Manager: Conor McGregor is 'definitely' going to fight MMA again after Floyd Mayweather
MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — At the Conor McGregor [1] media workout ahead of Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, McGregor's agent Audie Attar discusses McGregor's sponsorships for Aug. 26, Leonard Ellerbe's...
Artem Lobov tells Paulie Malignaggi to stop being a ‘diva’
MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — Artem Lobov [1] talks what he wants for Conor McGregor [2] for his birthday, how it’s an easier training camp, if McGregor knocked down Paulie Malignaggi in sparring, and much more...
John Kavanagh believes Conor McGregor KOs Floyd Mayweather in first round in eight-ounce gloves
MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — At the Conor McGregor [1] media workout ahead of Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, longtime SBG coach John Kavanagh discusses whether McGregor will ever fight in the UFC again,...
Combate announces deal to broadcast Mayweather vs. McGregor pay-per-view in Brazil
Esther Lin, Showtime Brazilian fans will have a chance to watch Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor [1] meet inside the ring on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, as the mega event will air live on pay-per-view through...
Marcos Rogerio de Lima flagged for potential USADA violation, pulled from UFC Fight Night 115
Marcos Rogerio de Lima (right) has been provisionally suspended by USADA. UFC light heavyweight Marcos Rogerio de Lima [1] has been pulled from his scheduled Sept. 2 bout against Saparbek Safarov [2] at UFC...
Conor McGregor media workout video
Conor McGregor will work out for the media Friday. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Conor McGregor [1] will host his media workout Friday evening at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas, Nev. The UFC...
Joe Carr, senior executive of content and international, departing the UFC
Joe Carr, the UFC’s senior vice president and head of content and international, is leaving the company. Getty Images Another senior executive of the UFC is leaving the company. Joe Carr, the UFC’s senior...
Bibiano Fernandes 'cleaned out the division in Asia,' open to featherweight bout if money is right
ONE Championship ONE bantamweight kingpin Bibiano Fernandes [1] won’t rule out going back to featherweight, but has one condition. A former 135-pound and 145-pound champion in DREAM, “The Flash” defended...
Jones vs. Cormier 2 estimated at doing 860,000 buys
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC pay-per-view business bounced back strongly after a 2017 that had seen shows estimated at doing between 130,000 to 300,000. UFC 214 [1], headlined by Jon Jones [2]' return...
UFC applying to co-promote Mayweather vs. McGregor with Nevada commission
UFC president Dana White is getting in on the boxing game in an official way. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — The UFC is trying to get in on the sweet science in an official capacity. MMA’s leading...
Floyd Mayweather sparring partners discuss Conor McGregor’s treatment of Paulie Malignaggi
Floyd Mayweather’s sparring partners didn’t like how Conor McGregor treated Paulie Malignaggi. Esther Lin, Showtime LAS VEGAS — Maurice Lee helped Floyd Mayweather prepare for Manny Pacquiao in 2015 and...
Morning Report: Mark Hunt lashes out against idea of Jon Jones vs. Brock Lesnar superfight
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting After Jon Jones [1] stopped Daniel Cormier [2] in the main event of UFC 214 [3] to reclaim his light heavyweight title, he immediately set his sights on bigger game: former UFC...
Floyd Mayweather full media workout
Esther Lin, Showtime LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather put in a lengthy, hard workout in front of the press during a media day at Mayweather Boxing Club on Thursday. Mayweather fights Conor McGregor in a boxing...
Leonard Ellerbe: Mayweather vs. McGregor already has $60 million gate
LAS VEGAS -- At Floyd Mayweather's media workout day in Las Vegas, a fired up Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe discussed the claims that the fight is not doing as well as expected financially,...
Floyd Mayweather media workout scrum video
MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — At the Floyd Mayweather media workout for Mayweather vs. McGregor, Mayweather discussed the controversy surrounding his fight against Conor McGregor [1], McGregor's comments, the...
Showtime's Jim Gray compares potential Conor McGregor victory to Super Bowl 3 upset
MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — At the Floyd Mayweather media workout for Mayweather vs. McGregor, broadcaster Jim Gray discusses the fun of Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor [1], whether a McGregor win would...
'Stitch' Duran explains why Conor McGregor is 'biggest thief' in combat sports
MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — Jacob "Stitch" Duran explains why he's at the Floyd Mayweather media workout, why he isn't working Mayweather vs. McGregor, if its good for the sport of boxing, if Conor McGregor [...
Conor McGregor flaunts custom Versace robe
Conor McGregor @TheNotoriousMMA/Twitter Conor McGregor [1] continues to wage war with Floyd Mayweather [2] on multiple fronts. While the two will still have to wait a couple of weeks before settling their...
Floyd Mayweather Sr. recites entertaining poem about Conor McGregor fight at media workouts
MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — At the Floyd Mayweather media workout for Mayweather vs. McGregor, Floyd Mayweather Sr. discussed his exchange with Conor McGregor [1] at the Los Angeles leg of the world tour,...
Floyd Mayweather apologizes for calling Conor McGregor homophobic slur on promotional tour
Floyd Mayweather addresses the homophobic slur he hurled at Conor McGregor on Thursday at a media workout. Esther Lin, Showtime LAS VEGAS — In talking about some things Conor McGregor might have said to...
Floyd Mayweather media workout photos
Esther Lin, Showtime Check out Floyd Mayweather media workout photos from Thursday’s event in Las Vegas.
Jeff Mayweather slams Conor McGregor: 'He could never impress me'
MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — At the Floyd Mayweather media workout for Mayweather vs. McGregor, Jeff Mayweather discussed whether Conor McGregor [1] will land a single punch, McGregor's overall boxing skills,...
Floyd Mayweather media workout reaction
Esther Lin, Showtime LAS VEGAS — After the Floyd Mayweather media workout ended, MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani and Marc Raimondi break down the atmosphere and storylines.
Leonard Ellerbe to critics saying not to buy Mayweather vs. McGregor: ‘Mind your f*cking business’
LAS VEGAS — Leonard Ellerbe was cool, calm, collected — and well-dressed — during the MayMac World Tour last month. He almost always wore a smile on his face. On Thursday, the Mayweather Promotions CEO’s...
Floyd Mayweather: Conor McGregor going all 12 rounds would be ‘a victory for him’
Floyd Mayweather goofs around during his media workout day in Las Vegas ahead of Mayweather vs. McGregor. Esther Lin, Showtime LAS VEGAS — Most pundits on both sides — whether it’s boxing or MMA — have...
Floyd Mayweather media workout video
Floyd Mayweather will work out in front of the media Thursday. Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports At the Floyd Mayweather media workout, the 49-0 legendary boxer will show off his skills for the assorted...
Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum agreed upon for UFC Shanghai
Anderson Silva accepts the fight against Daniel Cormier Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com The venue has moved halfway around the world, but it looks like we’re going to see Anderson Silva [1] fight Kelvin...
Porter vs. Dulorme headline FOX undercard portion of Mayweather vs. McGregor
Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images There will be plenty of action in the ring on Aug. 26 before Floyd Mayweather [1] and Conor McGregor [2] go head-to-head. Following an earlier announcement [3] Thursday of...
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor undercard announced
Esther Lin, Showtime The Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor [1] undercard was announced Thursday. Showtime and Mayweather Promotions announced three bouts for the Aug. 26 boxing event from T-Mobile...
Coach Mike Winkeljohn reveals Jon Jones had arm injury two days before UFC 214
Jon Jones Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Even in the best of circumstances, fighters are rarely 100 percent healthy when they go into the cage, and Jon Jones [1] was no exception at UFC 214 [2]. According to...
Watch The MMA Beat live today
Esther Lin, Showtime On this week's episode, the panel will discuss the Paulie Malignaggi vs. Conor McGregor [1] drama, Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre [2], Jon Jones [3]’ next move, and more. Watch...
For Michael Bisping, Georges St-Pierre money fight is well-earned lifetime achievement award
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Longtime UFC star finally gets his mega-payday. All along for the UFC, world f--king domination [1] was part of the ambition. Ass-kicking, after all, is a universal sell. But...
Carl Froch joins Dan Hardy on Sky Sports Mayweather vs. McGregor commentary team
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Four-time super middleweight champion Carl Froch will join Dan Hardy [1] on Sky Sports commentary team for the upcoming boxing bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor [2...
Morning Report: Paulie Malignaggi hints interest in boxing Conor McGregor after Floyd Mayweather
Photo by Leigh Dawney/Getty Images Last week, the biggest news in the combat sports world was Paulie Malignaggi leaving Conor McGregor [1]’s training camp amid a dispute about leaked training pictures [2...
Click at your own risk: Paige VanZant posts photo of apparent gruesome cut
Fans flocking to Paige VanZant [1]’s Instagram account looking for her latest selfie or training video got an unpleasant surprise late Wednesday evening. The UFC strawweight star posted a graphic picture...
Jan Blachowicz draws home date vs. Devin Clark at UFC Fight Night 118
Jan Blachowicz Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A little home cooking could be just what Jan Blachowicz needs to get his mojo back. On Wednesday, the UFC announced that the 34-year-old light heavyweight will...
Nevada commission to vote on lighter gloves for Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor could be wearing 8-ounce gloves, rather than the traditional 10-ouncers, against Floyd Mayweather. Esther Lin, Showtime The possibility of lighter gloves in Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor...
Donovan Frelow pulls out ring from his cup, proposes to girlfriend after competing at DWTNCS 5
Donovan Frelow may not have gotten a yes from Dana White [1], but he did get a yes from his girlfriend. The former two-time WSOF title challenger pulled out a ring from his cup, got on one knee, and...
Irish singer Mick Konstantin pens charming ballad for Conor McGregor
Esther Lin, Showtime Sports If you ever wanted to know what would happen if Jack Johnson were a Conor McGregor [1] fanatic, wonder no more. On Wednesday, Irish singer Mick Konstantin shared a cheery song...
Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series 5 salaries, medical suspensions
Salaries and medical suspensions have been released for the fifth edition of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting All 10 fighters competing on the fifth edition of...
Paulie Malignaggi recalls the moment he found out about the leaked sparring pictures
Esther Lin, Showtime Paulie Malignaggi thought he and Conor McGregor [1] had buried the hatchet after their well-publicized second sparring session [2], but two days later he left the camp [3] after...
Georges St-Pierre signs bout agreement for UFC 217 title fight with Michael Bisping
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre announced on his Instagram page Wednesday that he has signed the bout agreement for a UFC 217 [1] clash with middleweight titleholder...
Livia Renata Souza has new opponent at Invicta FC 25
Esther Lin, Invicta FC Invicta FC 25 [1] has a new co-main event. An injury to Jodie Esquibel [2] has forced her to drop out of her planned strawweight bout against Brazil's Livia Renata Souza [3]....
James Gallagher to meet Jeremiah Labiano in Bellator Dublin main event
Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com A day after confirming to MMAFighting.com [1] that he would remain in the featherweight ranks, James Gallagher [2]’s opponent for Bellator Dublin has been confirmed as Jeremiah...
Joe Cortez did not see Paulie Malignaggi’s fall, says Conor McGregor sparring partner
Esther Lin, Showtime In his latest column for the Irish News [1], Conor McGregor [2]’s sparring partner and youth commonwealth silver medalist, Tiernan Bradley, claims that veteran referee did not see the...
Johny Hendricks meets Paulo Borrachinha at UFC 217
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC has added another middleweight clash to its return to Madison Square Garden. Former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks [1] is set to take on rising prospect Paulo...
Live Chat: Paulie Malignaggi fallout, May-Mac updates, MMA news and notes
Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat. Today on the podcast, we'll go over the ins and outs of the fallout from former boxing and current boxing analyst Paulie...
Andre Berto details the challenges Conor McGregor faces against Floyd Mayweather
Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports The way Andre Berto describes his experience fighting Floyd Mayweather, it almost seems like Mayweather took the bout while in The Matrix. Berto, the former world champion...
Morning Report: Jon Jones wants peace with Daniel Cormier: ‘It was tough to watch him cry’
Esther Lin photo After knocking out Daniel Cormier [1] in the third round of their grudge match at UFC 214 [2], Jon Jones [3] did something unexpected: he complimented Cormier, calling the former champion...
Mike Rodriguez wins Tuesday Night Contender Series contract with explosive knee knockout
Congrats to Michael Rodriguez and Alex Perez on their UFC contracts!!! #ContenderSeries [1] pic.twitter.com/EYtHryE7Jp [2] — Dana White (@danawhite) August 9, 2017 [3] Mike Rodriguez took control of his...
Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 5 results: Mike Rodriguez, Alex Perez latest UFC signees
Getty Images Dana White [1] had a tough choice to make on this week’s episode of his Tuesday Night Contender Series. Outside of a tepid heavyweight opener, there was no shortage of excitement generated by...
Unhappy with ‘monkeys’ comment, Floyd Mayweather said fight with Conor McGregor is ‘for all the blacks around the world’
Esther Lin, Showtime The uncomfortable topic of race came up quickly on the MayMac World Tour last month. Conor McGregor drew criticism on the first stop in Los Angeles after he told Floyd Mayweather to...
RIZIN announces super atomweight grand prix for Oct. 15
RENA with Rizin CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara Courtesy: Rizin Fighting Federation RIZIN Fighting Federation is continuing the grand tradition of MMA tournaments with the announcement of its first women’s Grand...
UFC Fight Night 114 tops boxing show head-to-head on Saturday night
Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night did 859,000 viewers, beating the 728,000 for boxing on ESPN, and the big surprise was the audience that made the difference was 50 and older...
Michael Bisping details robberies, near-death experience on Hawaiian vacation
Michael Bisping Esther Lin It’s an all-too-often told horror story: You, or someone you know, went on vacation in an exotic spot and fell victim to a robbery. Or, worse, a near-death experience goes down...
Cris Cyborg calls out Holly Holm for UFC 219 title bout in Las Vegas
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Cris Cyborg [1] called out Holly Holm [2] moments after winning the UFC featherweight belt at UFC 214 [3]. Now, she has a date in mind for the potential clash. The Brazilian star...
Fortunes changed for five at UFC Fight Night 114
Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports Ever since UFC started running at Arena Ciudad in Mexico City in late 2014, it's become arguably the toughest arena to fight in. It's not the fans, since Mexico City has lived...
Pat Barry recalls battles with addiction, hurting Rose Namajunas’ career, and getting sober
Pat Barry plans return to fighting this November. For Pat Barry [1], everything came crashing down because of a pizza. It was last July and he had finished a sparring session with Brock Lesnar [2] in...
Chuck Liddell denies Chael Sonnen fight rumors, but says it would be ‘an easy matchup’
Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Playboy A few months back, rumors started circulating about a potential Chuck Liddell [1] comeback, fueled in part by posts to Liddell’s social media accounts...
Sky Sports announces Dan Hardy as part of Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor commentary team
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Sky Sports have announced that UFC color commentator and former welterweight title contender, Dan Hardy [1], will be a part of the commentary team for the UK and Irish broadcast of...
Ian McCall undergoing brain treatment, unsure of UFC future: ‘My whole career is a regret’
McCall in his most recent fight against John Lineker on Jan. 31, 2015 Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ian McCall [1] can pinpoint exactly where everything went downhill. It was his first fight in the UFC, an...
Morning Report: Jon Jones says Brock Lesnar call out was inspired by Conor McGregor
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting August is shaping up to be a great month for Conor McGregor [1]. On Aug. 26th, the UFC lightweight champion will have an opportunity to etch his name into the history books when he...
Video: Jadison Dimitry hits calf slicer submission at WOCS 46
Brazilian featherweight Jadison Dimitry scored an impressive finish at Watch Out Combat Show 46 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday night. The 32-year-old fighter improved to 23-8 in the sport with a...
Monday Morning Analyst: UFC Mexico's first-round stoppages
Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports On this episode of the podcast, we examine the fallout from UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno [1]. We'll look at Sergio Pettis's [2] victory over Brandon Moreno [3], all of...
Paulie Malignaggi gives detailed account of second sparring session with 'd*ckhead' Conor McGregor
Esther Lin, Showtime Paulie Malignaggi believes that he would have gotten the better of Conor McGregor [1] had they continued to spar in the lead up to his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. The former...
Steve Kozola vs. Carrington Banks set for Bellator 184
Bellator MMA “Thunderbeast” is returning to the Bellator cage. Unbeaten Team Quest lightweight Steve Kozola [1] made a big impact in his Bellator tentpole debut on March 31, rocking Jake Roberts [2] with a...
Luke Rockhold responds to Yoel Romero, says Romero didn’t want ‘a real man’s fight’
Luke Rockhold faces David Branch on Sept. 16 at UFC Fight Night 116. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold [1] breaks his year-long layoff on Sept. 16 when he returns to...
Andre Berto believes ‘special’ Conor McGregor has a legitimate shot at beating Floyd Mayweather
Andre Berto and Conor McGregor chatting in 2014. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Andre Berto knows a little bit about Floyd Mayweather. He was the last man to fight Mayweather, in September 2015, prior to...
James Gallagher opting to stay at 145, says he will be first to break a million PPV buys for Bellator
ESTHER LIN/MMAFIGHTING.COM On Monday morning, an Instagram post [1] from unbeaten Irish fighter James Gallagher [2] suggested that he would stay in the featherweight ranks, just a month after he stated he...
Jon Jones tells Good Morning America why he showed respect to Daniel Cormier at UFC 214
WATCH: Newly crowned @UFC [1] light heavyweight champion @JonnyBones [2] talks to @michaelstrahan [3] on @GMA [4]! pic.twitter.com/PpzJnoox9C [5] — Good Morning America (@GMA) August 7, 2017 [6] A UFC...
Vitor Belfort responds to Sam Alvey’s challenge
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Sam Alvey [1] called out Vitor Belfort [2] right after his win over Rashad Evans [3] in Mexico City, and the Brazilian quickly accepted the challenge. Alvey said he’s on the “2017...
Paulie Malignaggi: Conor McGregor is ‘arrogant to the point where he can’t progress’
MMA Fighting Paulie Malignaggi reiterated his claims that Conor McGregor [1] did not knock him down, but rather was pushed down, in an appearance on Fox 5’s Sports Xtra (h/t Octagon Entertainment [2]) that...
Jon Jones continues to be a source of inspiration for Tom Duquesnoy
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting French sensation Tom Duquesnoy [1] has long been praised for his strategic approach to the fight game on top of his impressive mixed martial arts skill set. Most prospects jump at...
The MMA Hour with Paul Felder in studio, Luke Rockhold, Volkan Oezdemir, Gilbert Melendez, Ian McCall, Pat Barry, Andre Berto
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