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Harrison beats Palmer by unanimous decision
Andre Harrison becomes the new WSOF featherweight with a unanimous decision over Lance Palmer (49-46, 48-47, 48-47).
Stephen Espinoza confirms Paulie Malignaggi will remain on Showtime broadcast
MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — Showtime executive vice president Stephen Espinoza discusses why Floyd Mayweather hasn’t shown any training footage in the build-up to the fight, the infamous Conor McGregor [1] vs...
Agent: Jon Jones ‘devastated’ by failed drug test, believes it to be ‘another tainted supplement’
Jon Jones failed a drug test ahead of his UFC 214 victory over Daniel Cormier. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The MMA world was rocked late Tuesday night when news broke via TMZ [1] that UFC light heavyweight...
Conor McGregor warns Floyd Mayweather at final press conference: ‘You should have left me where I was’
SHOWTIME By and large, Wednesday’s press conference in Las Vegas hyping the Aug. 26 matchup between Floyd Mayweather Jr. [1] and Conor McGregor [2] lacked the over-the-top hype and histrionics which have...
USADA: ‘Let due process occur before drawing any conclusions’ about Jon Jones
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jon Jones [1] tested positive for a prohibited substance in an in-competition drug test in relation to his UFC 214 [2] fight last month. The fallout from that will reverberate over...
‘Money Belt’ for Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor revealed
The “Money Belt” that will go to the winner of Saturday’s boxing match between Mayweather and McGregor @latimespugmire/Twitter On Wednesday, World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman revealed the...
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor final press conference staredown
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor squared off once again Wednesday. MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — At the Mayweather vs. McGregor press conference Wednesday, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor [1] squared off...
Demian Maia vs. Colby Covington added to UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Colby Covington [1] will fight in enemy territory the next time he enters the Octagon. The American Top Team product will face Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Demian Maia [2] at the UFC...
Conor McGregor stars in new Beats by Dre ad
SHOWTIME Conor McGregor [1]’s mainstream reach keeps expanding. The UFC lightweight champion, who meets Floyd Mayweather Jr. [2] on Saturday night in a boxing ring in Las Vegas, stars in a new ad released...
Mayweather vs. McGregor press conference video
The Mayweather vs. McGregor press conference will be held Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas. Esther Lin, Showtime At the Mayweather vs. McGregor press conference, Floyd Mayweather [1] and Conor McGregor [2...
Mayweather vs. McGregor Embedded, Episode 3: ‘Did you bring your balls, Conor?’
In the third episode of Mayweather vs. McGregor Embedded, the teams of Conor McGregor [1] and Floyd Mayweather have a confrontation at grand arrivals, McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi clash, the two fighters...
Talita Nogueira: After repeated setbacks, Bellator debut 'became a matter of honor for me’
Rodrigo Villalba Third time’s the charm for Talita Nogueira [1]. The multiple-time jiu-jitsu champion was scheduled to make her Bellator debut twice already, but was yanked from fights with Julia Budd [2]...
The MMA Hour: Mayweather vs. McGregor special edition, Day 1
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For the first time in its history, The MMA Hour is taking its show on the road. We're live from Las Vegas, site of Mayweather vs. McGregor. Our first show of the week airs live...
Patricio Freire vs. Daniel Weichel featherweight title rematch to headline Bellator 188
Patricio “Pitbul”l Freire Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Daniel Weichel [1] is getting a second chance to tame “Pitbull”. In the first defense of his second reign as Bellator featherweight champion, Patricio...
Two-time ADCC champion Leo Vieira replaces Frank Mir against Chael Sonnen at ADCC 2017
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Chael Sonnen [1] has a new opponent for the 2017 edition of Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championship (ADCC). Originally booked to meet Ricardo Liborio and then...
Owen Roddy: If everyone saw Conor McGregor in the gym, they would believe too
Esther Lin, Showtime Just a few days away from what many believe could be the biggest fight in the history of combat sports, the vast majority of the boxing community are giving Conor McGregor [1] little...
Sean O’Malley set to make UFC debut against Terrion Ware at TUF 26 Finale
Terrion Ware (pictured) will welcome Sean O'Malley to the Octagon on Dec. 1 Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Sean O’Malley [1] has a date and opponent for his UFC debut. The bantamweight prospect will be taking on...
With a stunning second PED failure, Jon Jones deals a KO to his own legacy
Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com Sometime in the future, with the benefit of hindsight and perspective, we will be better equipped to put Jon Jones [1] into context. It’s impossible to do now, with chaos tagging...
Morning Report: Dana White says UFC was targeting Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic for UFC 218 before Jones’ failed drug test
Dana White Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On Tuesday, amid the media circus that is Mayweather vs. McGregor, a bombshell dropped on the MMA world: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones [1] failed an in-...
Live Chat: Jon Jones's future, Mayweather vs. McGregor fight week and more
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat. Today on the program, the topics are fairly obvious. First and perhaps foremost, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones [1...
Joanne Calderwood vs. Bec Rawlings at flyweight set for UFC Fight Night 121
Joanne Calderwood will be getting her flyweight wish. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Two of the strawweight fights who wanted a UFC flyweight division the most are getting their wish — and making the move up...
Mayweather vs. McGregor fight week, Day 1 reaction
SHOWTIME LAS VEGAS — MMA Fighting's team of Ariel Helwani and Marc Raimondi break down the storylines coming out of the first day of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor [1] fight week in Las Vegas. [...
Jon Jones drug-test failure reaction
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — MMA Fighting's team of Ariel Helwani and Marc Raimondi discuss the breaking news of Jon Jones [1]' drug-test failure in relation to UFC 214 [2], what's next for his...
Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series 7 results: Joby Sanchez, Benito Lopez earn UFC contracts
Two promising prospects will be joining the UFC roster. Joby Sanchez [1] and Benito Lopez [2] have been awarded contracts with the UFC after their impressive performances in the seventh edition of Dana...
Mayweather vs. McGregor arrival photos
SHOWTIME At the Grand Arrivals, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor [1] officially kicked off fight week Tuesday evening in Las Vegas. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor
Daniel Cormier releases statement regarding Jon Jones’ drug test failure
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On July 29, Jon Jones [1] defeated Daniel Cormier [2] to become the undisputed UFC light heavyweight champion once again. On Tuesday, news [3] broke that Jones had failed a UFC 214...
Jon Jones’ manager, camp release statement on positive drug test
Esther Lin, MMA FIghting Jon Jones failed a drug test in relation to his UFC 214 title fight with Daniel Cormier on July 29, it was confirmed Tuesday by the UFC. [1] On Tuesday evening, Jones’ manager...
Pros react to Jon Jones’ failed drug test at UFC 214
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Staggering news hit the mixed martial arts world on Tuesday when word broke that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones [1] had tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in...
UFC releases statement on Jon Jones’ potential USADA violation
Jon Jones Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com The UFC released a statement Tuesday evening after it was discovered Jon Jones [1] had a potential anti-doping policy violation the day before UFC 214 [2]. Jones...
Jon Jones failed drug test at UFC 214
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jon Jones [1] failed a drug test in relation to UFC 214 [2]. The longtime UFC light heavyweight champion tested positive for a banned substance in an in-competition USADA test in...
Video: Floyd Mayweather makes grand arrival in Las Vegas
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images LAS VEGAS -- Floyd Mayweather makes his grand arrival, predicts when he’ll defeat Conor McGregor [1] and much more Tuesday evening in Las Vegas. [1] http://www....
Conor McGregor predicts Floyd Mayweather will be 'unconscious inside one round'
MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor [1] speaks to Showtime's Ray Flores at the Mayweather vs. McGregor grand arrivals on Tuesday. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor
Conor McGregor discusses run-in with Team Mayweather prior to grand arrivals
MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — At the Mayweather vs. McGregor arrivals, Conor McGregor [1] discussed his run-in with Team Mayweather, his fight against Floyd Mayweather, his relationship with Showtime Sports,...
Paulie Malignaggi discusses confrontation with Conor McGregor
YouTube LAS VEGAS — Paulie Malignaggi discusses what led to his heated showdown with Conor McGregor [1], his parting shot, and more. [1] http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor
Conor McGregor, Paulie Malignaggi get into heated confrontation at Mayweather vs. McGregor arrivals
MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor [1] and Showtime Sports analyst Paulie Malignaggi got into a heated confrontation Tuesday at the official arrivals for Conor McGregor vs....
Conor McGregor's corner finalized for Floyd Mayweather fight
Owen Roddy, Artem Lobov, and John Kavanagh will corner Conor McGregor against Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The corner for Conor McGregor [1]’s historic boxing debut against Floyd...
Bobby Lashley, King Mo Lawal and Stephan Bonnar will be featured in wrestling PPV event
Bellator A match that will feature two MMA fighters and a UFC Hall of Famer, as Bobby Lashley [1] teams with King Mo Lawal against Stephan Bonnar [2]...
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor prop bets include ‘will Nate Diaz walk out with Mayweather’
Esther Lin, Showtime A boxing match between Floyd Mayweather [1] and Conor McGregor [2] was a long shot to ever even happen, so it’s appropriate that Saturday’s clash is accompanied by some equally bizarre...
Mayweather vs. McGregor Embedded, Episode 2: ‘I’m fresh as f*ck’
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will collide Aug. 26. YouTube In the Mayweather vs. McGregor Embedded second episode, Conor McGregor [1] gets some rounds in for the final time and signs a fan’s cast....
Demi Lovato to perform national anthem before Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor main event
Demi Lovato at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY NETWORK The Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor [1] show just added more star power to the festivities. Pop music sensation Demi Lovato...
Nevada commission head explains why UFC must be Mayweather vs. McGregor co-promoter
Conor McGregor cannot be paid by Mayweather Promotions on Aug. 26. Esther Lin, Showtime It was a surprise two weeks ago when one entry popped up on the Nevada Athletic Commission’s (NAC) meeting agenda:...
Despite Ali vs. Inoki comparisons, there’s no true precedent for Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor
Esther Lin, Showtime Mixed matches with boxers against wrestlers or MMA fighters have happened numerous occasions, and in almost every case, the rules basically predetermined the outcome The fact that...
Morning Report: Hall of Fame boxing referee who trained Conor McGregor says fouling won’t be an issue against Mayweather
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images Last week, disgruntled former training partner Paulie Malignaggi warned that Conor McGregor [1] was a dirty fighter who might get disqualified [2] against Floyd...
John Kavanagh reveals first message Conor McGregor told him about Floyd Mayweather fight
Esther Lin, Showtime Throughout Conor McGregor [1]’s rise through the UFC, the Irishman always seemed to take a particular glee at chirping across the fence at Floyd Mayweather — and in turn, the...
Matt Hughes back on the mats doing jiu-jitsu just two months after bad vehicle crash
instagram.com/tonyzucca A country boy can survive, indeed. UFC legend Matt Hughes was on the mats appearing to be able to train a bit of Brazilian jiu-jitsu just two months after being seriously injured in...
The MMA Hour - 396 - John Kavanagh
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor's long-time coach, will make his traditional fight week appearance to preview the Mayweather fight.
The MMA Hour - 396 - Kevin Lee
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Kevin Lee will preview his UFC 216 interim lightweight title fight against Tony Ferguson.
The MMA Hour - 396 - Derrick Lewis
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Derrick Lewis will discuss his UFC 216 fight against Fabricio Werdum.
The MMA Hour - 396 - Cody Garbrandt
Cody Garbrandt Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will preview his Nov. 4 title defense against TJ Dillashaw.
The MMA Hour - 396 - Lou DiBella
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Boxing promoter Lou DiBella will join us in studio to discuss Mayweather-McGregor, the combat sports business, Heather Hardy and more.
The MMA Hour - 396 - Bob Bennett
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett will discuss all things Mayweather-McGregor from a commission standpoint.
The MMA Hour - 396 - David Fogarty
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images Conor McGregor's personal photographer David Fogarty will talk about what it has been like embedded with the McGregor camp.
The MMA Hour - 396 - Mick Konstantin
YouTube Irish musician Mick Konstantin will join us to play his smash hit "There's Only One Conor McGregor."
Court McGee vs. Sean Strickland set for UFC Fight Night 120
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A former Ultimate Fighter winner will make his return to the Octagon in November. TUF 11 winner Court McGee [1] returns to action at UFC Fight Night 120 in Norfolk, Va. on Nov. 11...
Monday Morning Analyst: Mayweather vs. McGregor preview with expert panel
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports On this episode of the podcast, we give the only Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor [1] preview you'll need. This time we called on a cast of special experts including...
Cody Garbrandt attempts to clear up controversial comments made to Aljamain Sterling
Cody Garbrandt Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Cody Garbrandt [1] ended up in hot water after he called Aljamain Sterling [2] “boy” during a Twitter back and forth last week. According to Garbrandt, he did not...
John Kavanagh gives two official predictions for Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor
John Kavanagh will coach Conor McGregor against Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The predictions of Team McGregor have become one of the enduring traditions of a Conor...
Mayweather vs. McGregor Embedded, Episode 1: ‘Thank you Dana White for bringing that b*tch to the table’
YouTube In the first episode of Mayweather vs. McGregor Embedded, follow Conor McGregor [1] as he muses about Mexican boxing gloves, greets fans, and goes to a shooting range. And follow Floyd Mayweather...
Nevada commission’s Bob Bennett: Money had nothing to do with approving Mayweather vs. McGregor
Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett explained why he approved Mayweather vs. McGregor on The MMA Hour Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor [1] has a chance to...
Derek Brunson vs. Lyoto Machida headlines UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo
Wander Roberto, Inovafoto “The Dragon” will return in October, Lyoto Machida [1] is set to compete in a five-round middleweight bout against Derek Brunson [2], the UFC announced Monday. The matchup...
Brian Stann announces he’s moving on from UFC commentary role
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Brian Stann [1], one of the most respected figures ever to grace the sport of mixed martial arts, is moving on. Stann announced via Instagram on Monday that he is resigning from...
Click Debate: How do UFC fighters feel about telling USADA their whereabouts?
E. Casey Leydon, MMA Fighting Brian Ortega [1] is not the kind of guy who wants to be pinned down. The long-haired surfer — and undefeated featherweight fighter — from Los Angeles’ South Bay appreciates...
Deiveson Figueiredo, Jarred Brooks meet at UFC Fight Night 119 in Brazil
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC has matched up two unbeaten flyweights in Brazil. Deiveson Figueiredo and Jarred Brooks [1] are set to meet inside the Octagon at the UFC Fight Night 119 card in Sao Paulo...
Brock Lesnar retains WWE Universal title at SummerSlam, UFC return remains unlikely until mid-2018
Brock Lesnar at UFC 200 Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Brock Lesnar [1] may end up returning to the Octagon to fight Jon Jones [2] someday, but for now he’s still taking care of business in the squared circle...
Artemij Sitenkov, the first man to defeat Conor McGregor, is auctioning his trunks from that fight on eBay
Courtesy of Artemij Sitenkov Had, say, somebody like Donnie Fleeman defeated Cassius Clay back in the tender year of 1961, here’s guessing the trunks he wore that night at Miami’s Municipal Auditorium...
Morning Report: Conor McGregor: Floyd Mayweather would need to reincarnate Bruce Lee to prepare for the way I’ll come at him
Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting On Saturday, Conor McGregor [1] faces Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in what may possibly be the most lucrative boxing match in history. Mayweather is an undefeated, historically great...
The MMA Hour with John Kavanagh, Cody Garbrandt, Derrick Lewis, Kevin Lee, Bob Bennett, Mick Konstantin, Dave Fogarty, Lou DiBella in studio
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Mayweather vs. McGregor music video, featuring ‘The Killers,’ is released
The spectacle has already begun. Six days out of the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, Showtime has released an official music video done by “The Killers” in advance of the huge boxing...
Gilbert Melendez expects to continue fighting as long as body holds up
Gilbert Melendez in action against Edson Barboza Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Mired in the worst slump of his career, Gilbert Melendez [1] still has the mindset and spirit of a fighter who has a lot of work...
Dan Hardy: Floyd Mayweather ‘teasing’ Conor McGregor with request for smaller gloves
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Floyd Mayweather says he will uncharacteristically break his mold for this upcoming boxing meeting with Conor McGregor [1]. Instead of the technical masterclasses we have seen from...
MMA Fighting Archives: Conor McGregor avenges loss, defeats Nate Diaz at UFC 202
Photo by Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Take a look back into the MMA Fighting archives to see Conor McGregor defeat Nate Diaz in one of the most anticipated rematches in MMA history back at UFC 202 on Aug. 20,...
Andre Berto: Conor McGregor beating Floyd Mayweather would be a ‘big blow’ to boxing
Esther Lin, Showtime The last man to fight Floyd Mayweather is not counting out Conor McGregor [1] on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas. And Andre Berto believes if it happens — if McGregor defeats Mayweather — it...
Junior dos Santos records message for fans affirming innocence in USADA case
Em português no post anterior a este. Boa noite pic.twitter.com/qz65E6nfXR [1] — Junior Dos Santos (@junior_cigano) August 20, 2017 [2] Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For the first time since failing a USADA...
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...