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Henry Cejudo: ‘I’m OK with leaving the sport’ if pay isn’t right
Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting NATAL, Brazil — Have we seen the last of UFC two-division champion Henry Cejudo [1] in MMA? The Olympic gold medalist sat down with MMA Fighting in Brazil to provide an update...
Morning Report: Khabib Nurmagomedov believes Tony Ferguson is a ‘great fighter’ but doesn’t understand ‘what is inside his head’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson [1] is, possibly, the most anticipated fight in MMA history. Sure, there have been bigger fights from a monetary standpoint - anytime Conor...
Kamaru Usman, Max Holloway and Amanda Nunes react to Colby Covington admitting act behind persona
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images About 30 minutes before the champions fighting at UFC 245 [1] showed up for a fan Q...
Video: After UFC win, ‘Twister’ fan Bryce Mitchell wants to dine with Donald Trump
WASHINGTON - Bryce Mitchell [1] talks about pulling off the second Twister submission in promotional history at UFC on ESPN 7 [2], his grueling weight cut to make it to the fight, what comes next in his...
Dana White reveals talks with Claressa Shields about potential showdown with Amanda Nunes
Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Amanda Nunes [1] has bulldozed every MMA opponent she’s faced for the past four years. But a win at UFC 245 [2] could set her up for a potential fight with crossover...
Germaine de Randamie doesn’t believe UFC champ Amanda Nunes will strike with her, Nunes responds
Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Germaine de Randamie [1] learned a lot from her first fight with Amanda Nunes [2] six years ago. Beyond the fact that was the last time the former UFC...
Fortunes changed for five at UFC on ESPN 7
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Saturday night’s Jairzinho Rozenstruik [1] vs. Alistair Overeem [2] fight was supposed to answer the questions about Rozenstruik, who was 9-0 with eight knockouts, and had finished...
John Gotti III vs. Marcos Lloreda rescheduled for CES 60
John Gotti III | Will Paul, CES MMA Welterweight [1] prospect John Gotti III is getting his chance to settle some unfinished business. Classic Entertainment...
UFC 245 athlete panel
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the UFC 245 [1] athlete panel, the following fighters will answer questions from the fans and the media Wednesday afternoon. 4 p.m. ET: Megan Olivi to speak with Colby Covington...
De La Rosas book fights on same card at UFC Rio Rancho
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For the first time in UFC history, a husband and wife will compete on the same card with Mark and Montana De La Rosa [1] set to compete at UFC Rio Rancho on Feb. 15 in New Mexico...
Dana White targeting Khabib vs. McGregor 2 if both win upcoming fights, Justin Gaethje responds 
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Conor McGregor [1]’s UFC return is official for January, and it seems a win at 170 pounds over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will earn the former two-division champion a rematch with...
UFC 245 Embedded, Episode 3: ‘He’s hiding behind this fake patriotism’
In the third episode of UFC 245 [1] Embedded, Kamaru Usman [2] takes shots at Colby Covington [3] and does media, Covington visits the mall, Volkanovski gets a necklace, Max Holloway [4] gets a gift from a...
Video: Bellator: Dublin press conference staredowns
DUBLIN — At the Bellator: Dublin press conference, the top fighters squared off Wednesday morning.
Video: Kelvin Gastelum explains why he wants UFC London clash with Robert Whittaker
NATAL, Brazil — Kelvin Gastelum [1] explains what went wrong against Darren Till [2] at Madison Square Garden at UFC 244 [3], his decision to visit Brazil alongside double-champion Henry Cejudo [4] to train...
Frankie Edgar explains why he asked for short notice fight against ‘The Korean Zombie’, sends a message to Cory Sandhagen
Frankie Edgar | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting With his bantamweight debut scheduled for January, Frankie Edgar [1] already had plenty on his plate when he heard about Brian Ortega [2] suffering an injury that...
Leon Edwards on potential Tyron Woodley bout: ‘He says he’ll fight, but not in London’
Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports According to Leon Edwards [1], Tyron Woodley [2] is the only reason that their clash has not already been confirmed as the headline bout for UFC London on March 21. Edwards is...
Kamaru Usman fires back at Colby Covington over PED accusations, insults about Glenn Robinson
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Kamaru Usman [1] knew when he signed up to fight Colby Covington [2] that he was going to have to duck and dodge all sorts of insults from the outspoken former interim welterweight...
Sergio Pettis books Bellator debut on same card as Cris Cyborg vs. Julia Budd
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Former UFC contender Sergio Pettis [1] will make his Bellator debut on Jan. 25 against Alfred Khashakyan as part of the same card featuring Cris Cyborg [2] in her first promotional...
Morning Report: Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov calls Khabib vs. Tony Ferguson ‘the most important fight in UFC history’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Though it is still several months away, the hype for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson [1] is already starting to get underway. Up to this point, Khabib vs. Tony has been the...
The A-Side live chat: Usman vs. Covington, Holloway vs. Volkanovski, Nunes vs. de Randamie, UFC on ESPN 7 fallout, more
Kamaru Usman | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting. For this episode, José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon will break down some of the top storylines in the world of mixed...
Brent Primus vs. Peter Queally set for Bellator Dublin co-main event
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Peter Queally [1] has been granted his wish of facing top Bellator opposition as the promotion will draft in former lightweight champion Brent Primus [2] to face off with “The...
Video: After UFC on ESPN 7 win, Rob Font volunteers to fight Corey Sandhagen at UFC Raleigh 
WASHINGTON – Bantamweight [1] Rob Font [2] talks about his hard-fought unanimous decision over Ricky Simon [3] at UFC on ESPN 7. He also volunteers to make a short turnaround to face Corey Sandhagen, who...
Video: Song Yadong not rushing to rematch Cody Stamann after UFC on ESPN 7 draw
WASHINGTON - Bantamweight [1] Song Yadong [2] talks about his majority draw against Cody Stamann [3] at UFC on ESPN 7 [4]. He explains the illegal knee he landed that cost him a point, said he’s not eager...
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Ryan Spann scrapped from UFC 247 in February
Ovince Saint Preux | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A light heavyweight bout between Ovince Saint Preux [1] and Ryan Spann [2] has been removed from the UFC’s upcoming trip to Houston. MMA Fighting’s Damon...
Heavyweights rule when it comes to ESPN ratings for a third time
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The heavyweights delivered for a third time this year when it comes to television ratings on ESPN. Jairzinho Rozenstruik [1]’s hail-mary punch that stopped Alistair Overeem [2]...
Brendan Loughnane wants to send notice to Lance Palmer and featherweight field at PFL Finals on Dec. 31
Ryan Loco Brendan Loughnane [1] has endured a very interesting 2019 to say the least. His name shot to prominence after a dominant decision over Bill Algeo [2] on Dana White [3]’s Tuesday Night Contender...
UFC 245 Embedded, Episode 2: ‘I’m going to break the f**king thing’
In the second episode of UFC 245 [1] Embedded, Colby Covington [2] watches a wrestling tournament, Alexander Volkanovski [3] struggles with the refrigerator, Max Holloway [4] goes for a walk, and more. [1...
Glover Teixeira, Anthony Smith down to fight, but disagree on location
Glover Teixeira (left) wants to headline UFC Brasilia after going 3-0 in the Octagon in 2019. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Glover Teixeira [1] has a date, location and opponent in mind for his next bout: He...
Video: Rampage Jackson doesn’t care about fighting Fedor Emelianenko for legacy at Bellator Japan
LOS ANGELES – Quinton “Rampage” Jackson [1] talks to MMA Fighting about his upcoming fight with Fedor Emelianenko [2] at Bellator Japan. Despite Emelianenko’s reputation as one of MMA’s great heavyweights,...
Owen Roddy: Conor McGregor’s UFC 246 camp ‘regimented’ compared to ‘sporadic’ Khabib Nurmagomedov prep
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Owen Roddy is confident that the Conor McGregor [1] the MMA world fell in love with will be back on show on Jan. 18 when he faces Donald Cerrone [2] in the main event of UFC 246 [3...
Pulling the curtain back on the real Colby Covington
Colby Covington | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting /Colby Covington/ [1]/ has made it his mission to irritate or otherwise anger almost every fighter, fan and promoter in the sport. But who is he behind closed...
Morning Report: Daniel Cormier says trilogy bout with Stipe Miocic might not end up happening until summer
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Daniel Cormier [1] has one last fight left in his MMA career, but it could be a while before we see him hang the gloves up. Last we saw Cormier, he was getting stopped by Stipe...
Leah McCourt vs. Judith Ruis among several bouts booked for Bellator Dublin
Bellator MMA/Lee Hamilton- Cooper Leah McCourt [1] will fight the first bout of her new six-fight deal with Bellator when the promotion returns to Dublin on Feb. 22. Her bout with experienced German Judith...
‘UFC 245 countdown’ video
Max Holloway | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The ‘UFC 245 [1] countdown’ video features the three title fights this Saturday night in Las Vegas. In the main event, UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman [2]...
Stefan Struve felt ‘screwed by the rules’ in Ben Rothwell fight, not seeking rematch
Stefan Struve | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting All things considered, Stefan Struve [1] was mostly encouraged by his return from a brief 10-month retirement, even if he ended up losing under questionable...
Video: Marina Rodriguez believes she beat Cynthia Calvillo: ‘I remain undefeated’
WASHINGTON - Marina Rodriguez [1] isn’t overly upset about her second UFC draw in a fight against Cynthia Calvillo [2] at UFC on ESPN 7 [3]. However, she feels she did enough to get the win and doesn’t see...
Video: Neil Magny says USADA issues put him into ‘awkward’ position
WASHINGTON — Neil Magny [1] talks about his lengthy break due to issues with USADA, how he feels about Nate Diaz [2] getting cleared so quickly, his return, and more. [1] https://www.mmafighting.com/...
Video: Cody Stamann: ‘I got robbed’ with UFC on ESPN 7 draw against Song Yadong
WASHINGTON - Bantamweight [1] Cody Stamann [2] vented about a majority draw against Song Yadong [3] at UFC on ESPN 7, the financial frustrations he faces with no clear winner, and what’s next for him. [1...
UFC 245 Embedded, Episode 1: ‘That’s how I get my mean dark state’
In the first episode of UFC 245 [1] Embedded, Kamaru Usman [2] packs for Las Vegas, Colby Covington [3] and Alexander Volkanovski [4] arrive, Max Holloway [5] clowns around, and more. [1] https://www....
Hot Tweets: Is Frankie Edgar stepping in for Brian Ortega a good thing and are we worried about Ortega’s future?
Brian Ortega | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Last week, The MMA Gods took their first tribute in order to ensure Khabib Nurmagomedov [1] vs. Tony Ferguson actually takes place this time: Brian Ortega withdrew...
Video: Thor Silva, son of Wanderlei, wins amateur Muay Thai debut in 30 seconds
Thor Silva (right) competes in his amateur Muay Thai debut | @wandfc, Twitter In his prime, Wanderlei Silva [1] was known for his blitzing style and for one night at least, his son followed in his footsteps...
Combate Americas’ Tito vs. Alberto PPV debut was exactly what we expected
Combate Americas It’s been a while since Tito Ortiz [1] was an elite fighter, yet he still has all the pieces we expect to see from someone in a starring role. He’s willing to say outrageous, sometimes...
Video: UFC 245 Timeline: Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Before UFC 245 [1], see how Amanda Nunes [2] and Germaine de Randamie [3] ended up on a collision course for Dec. 14 in Las Vegas. [1] https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1056/...
Cian Cowley vs. Sam Patterson booked for Brave CF 33
Brave CF Cian Cowley will look to end a two-fight skid when he faces U.K. lightweight Sam Patterson on Dec. 27 at Brave CF 33’s end of year show in Saudi Arabia. Sources confirmed the fight to /MMA...
Morning Report: Colby Covington claims UFC was going to release him before his now-infamous ‘filthy animals’ promo
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This Saturday, Colby Covington [1] will get his long-awaited chance to fight for UFC gold when he takes on reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman [2] in the main event of UFC...
Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Yan Xiaonan announced for UFC Auckland
Karolina Kowalkiewicz (pictured) fights Yan Xiaonan in a strawweight bout at UFC Auckland on Feb. 22 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Two strawweight contenders headed in opposite directions will meet in New...
Video: With first UFC win and black belt, Billy Quarantillo breaks down ‘amazing’ night
WASHINGTON — Billy Quarantillo [1] talks about earning his black belt, picking up the submission win at UFC on ESPN 7 [2], his future, his walkout song, and more. [1] https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/...
The best photos from UFC on ESPN 7, including Overeem, Rothwell, and Muradov
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting MMA Fighting’s own Esther Lin was cageside for UFC on ESPN 7 at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., and here are some of the best images of Saturday’s action.