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Khamzat Chimaev responds to ‘b*tch’ Colby Covington: ‘Call the cops, I’m coming for you’
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Khamzat Chimaev [1] wants Colby Covington [2] to put his money where his mouth is. In a recent interview with MMA Fighting [3], Covington was asked if he would be open to a...
Jan Blachowicz teases possible Aleksandar Rakic fight, seeks to bounce back from ‘one of the worst’ nights of his life
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC One month removed from losing his light heavyweight title to Glover Teixeira [1] at UFC 267 [2], Jan Blachowicz [3] isn’t offering any excuses for his performance other than...
Morning Report: Tyron Woodley targeting fights ‘people give a f*ck about’ in 2022, wants four fights in ‘four different forms of combat’
Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images Tyron Woodley [1] made the jump to professional boxing earlier this year when he lost a split decision to YouTuber-turned-celebrity-boxer Jake Paul in their much...
Arman Tsarukyan vs. Joel Alvarez targeted for Feb. 26 UFC event
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC A battle between surging lightweight contenders is being slated for February. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a...
Bellator 272 fight card released, Jared Scoggins vs. Josh Hill promoted to main card
Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images Bellator has released the full fight card for its event on Friday. Bellator 272 takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and is headlined by a...
Ultimate Fighter, RIZIN veteran Jake Heun sentenced to nearly 8 years in prison on drug trafficking charges
Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images /The Ultimate Fighter/ veteran Jake Heun [1] has been sentenced to nearly eight years in prison after he was convicted on drug trafficking charges...
George Kambosos Jr. credits ‘mental games’ in winning formula against Teofimo Lopez: ‘I broke him down’
Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images George Kambosos Jr. may have shocked the boxing world when he upset Teofimo Lopez as an 8-to-1 betting underdog on Saturday, but he didn’t shock...
Rampage Jackson says he’d refuse UFC Hall of Fame invite: ‘Honor me with a f*cking check.’
Quinton Jackson [1] sealed his place in UFC history by dethroning one of its first crossover superstars, Chuck Liddell [2]. But he wouldn’t accept a place in the promotion’s Hall of Fame. “No, f*ck them,”...
Watch The MMA Hour with Kambosos Jr., Rampage, Blachowicz, Moreno and Font now
The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life! Below is a rundown of Monday’s show, which begins at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. GMT. 1 p.m. ET: UFC bantamweight contender Rob Font [1] previews his...
Dustin Stoltzfus vs. Caio Borralho targeted for UFC Vegas 45 with Anthony Hernandez injured
Brazil's Caio Borralho is the former Future MMA middleweight champion. | Marcos Santos, Future MMA With Anthony Hernandez [1] out of UFC Vegas 45 [2] due to a knee injury, Dustin Stoltzfus [3] is now...
Triller Triad Combat ref Dan Miragliotta explains stoppage in Kubrat Pulev vs. Frank Mir
“He’s out on his feet! He’s out on his feet! Left hook! What is Dan Miragliotta doing!” Those were the screamed words of Triller Triad Combat play-by-play commentator Ray Flores as former UFC heavyweight...
Khabib Nurmagomedov explains why he ripped Justin Gaethje’s demand for title shot: ‘My opinion is my opinion’
Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Khabib Nurmagomedov [1] has a lot of respect for the man he last shared the octagon with, but that doesn’t mean he’s changing his stance in regards to who...
Colby Covington not going to get hopes up about fighting Jorge Masvidal: ‘He’s a little brittle b*tch’
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Colby Covington [1] would welcome a fight against his former best friend turned rival Jorge Masvidal [2], but he’s warning UFC fans not to get their hopes up that it...
Jose Aldo considered retirement during losing skid before training with Brazilian Navy: ‘Those kids lit a fire inside me’
Jose Aldo wants to earn a shot at the UFC bantamweight belt in 2022. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jose Aldo [1] is closing in on another shot at the UFC bantamweight title after back-to-back wins over Marlon...
Dominick Cruz questions fighters who retire undefeated: ‘Could you have just pushed a little harder?’
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz [1] has faced some of the most significant injury obstacles of anyone to hold a UFC belt: Two blown knees, a botched surgery,...
Gilbert Burns: Kamaru Usman is the welterweight GOAT, would bet on him to beat prime Georges St-Pierre
Gilbert Burns lost via third-round TKO to former teammate Kamaru Usman. | UFC UFC president Dana White [1] called Kamaru Usman [2] “the greatest welterweight ever” [3] after he defeated Colby Covington [4]...
Glover Teixeira: Alex Pereira ‘three fights’ away from fighting Israel Adesanya again
Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images Alex Pereira [1]’s successful UFC debut only further stoked the flames of a potential future meeting with Israel Adesanya [2]. The former two-division GLORY kickboxing...
Jim Miller blown away by former opponent Charles Oliveira’s rise as UFC champion: ‘It really is special’
Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Jim Miller [1] has seen a lot in his 16 years in the fight game. The MMA veteran’s 38 UFC bouts are more than any other fighter in history [2], and...
Missed Fists: Polish event features 5-on-5 MMA brawl, bare-knuckle bout ends in scary corner collapse, more
A 5-on-5 MMA bout at a The War event in Poland on Nov. 26, 2021 | @Sebinho93x, Twitter /Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across the globe that may have...
Carla Esparza expects to face Joanna Jedrzejczyk in a rematch at some point: ‘It would be a much different fight’
Carla Esparza and Joanna Jedrzejczyk | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Carla Esparza [1] has her sights set on a UFC title fight right now but she hasn’t forgotten about avenging...
Video: Jon Jones served ‘some serious humble pie’ after wrestling with 2016 Olympic bronze medalist J’den Cox
J’den Cox Instagram They say iron sharpens iron but it’s rare that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones [1] actually goes up against anybody who could be called his equal. During a recent trip to...
The Great Divide: Who is the best boxer in the UFC?
MMA Fighting /The Great Divide is a recurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which two of our staff debate a topic in the world of MMA – news, a fight, a crazy thing somebody did, a crazy thing somebody...
Dustin Poirier reveals how he got past mental roadblocks after losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov
Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images This past week, Dustin Poirier [1] got a text from boxing coach and analyst Teddy Atlas that hit just the right way: “One more mountain to climb before the ultimate view...
Triad Combat Results: Pulev vs. Mir
Kubrat Pulev and Frank Mir will clash in the Triad Combat main event Saturday night. | Triller MMA Fighting has Triad Combat results for the Pulev vs. Mir fight card at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas...
Video: Frank Mir knocked out on his feet by Kubrat Pulev at Triller Triad Combat
Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir [1] was on his feet after taking several left hands from former boxing champ Kubrat Pulaev, but he was unconscious long...
Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr. full fight video highlights
George Kambosos Jr. upsets Teofimo Lopez on Saturday night in New York. | DAZN Watch Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr. full fight video highlights from their main event above, courtesy of DAZN. Lopez...
Triad Combat results: Matt Mitrione knocks down Alexander Flores, but loses unanimous decision
UFC and Bellator veteran Matt Mitrione [1] started strong and faded late against boxing veteran Alexander Flores, losing a unanimous decision after knocking down his foe in the second round. Final scores...
Triad Combat results: Mike Perry survives knockdown, wins split decision over Michael Seals
Former UFC welterweight Mike Perry [1] survived a knockdown in the fourth round of his Triad Combat debut and surged back in later rounds to take a split decision over veteran boxer Michael Seals. The...
Conor McGregor gives timeline for return, weighs in on Nate Diaz trilogy fight, Kamaru Usman
Photo by JOCE/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images Conor McGregor [1] promises his return to MMA is “imminent” as soon as he’s cleared for MMA sparing, which he said will come in April. The former two-division UFC...
With chess playing mentality, Khaos Williams sees being at the ‘top-top’ at 170 in ‘a year or two’
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Khaos Williams [1] believes there’s more to MMA than just training and fighting. Williams continues to make a name for himself in the UFC’s loaded welterweight division with...
Kayla Harrison reveals WWE already reached out to her in the past, says ‘we’ll see’ on possible pro wrestling crossover in future
Ryan Loco, PFL Just after winning her second Olympic gold medal in judo, Kayla Harrison [1] immediately started fielding calls from potential suitors interested in working with her. Before she ultimately...
Adrian Yanez reflects on emotional first win after death of longtime coach: ‘He was like my father figure’
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Saturday’s UFC Vegas 43 [1] event marked a bittersweet night for Adrian Yanez [2]. On one hand, the UFC bantamweight prospect surged to his fourth consecutive win under the...
Video: Miesha Tate takes out her own stitches from UFC Vegas 43 loss: ‘Who needs a doctor!?’
Former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate [1] can do it all: fight, work behind the scenes, raise a family, and even perform minor medical procedures. Tate recently shared a video of her removing...
Beneil Dariush vs. Islam Makhachev targeted to headline February UFC event
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC A huge lightweight bout is on tap to headline an event in February. Multiple people with knowledge of the booking confirmed to MMA Fighting that a main event matchup between...
Michael Chandler wants Conor McGregor fight — but not for the ‘red panty night’
Conor McGregor | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Michael Chandler [1] has made it no secret that, like many fighters, he’d love to step into the cage with Conor McGregor [2]. However, he believes his motivation...
Gilbert Burns: UFC tried to book fight with teammate Vicente Luque, would need ‘Floyd Mayweather money’ to make it happen
Gilbert Burns and Vicente Luque always corner each other in the UFC. | Photo via Luque's Instagram UFC welterweight contenders Gilbert Burns [1] and Vicente Luque [2] have always been very open about the...
Chris Curtis explains ‘hilariously broke’ comments following UFC 268 win: ‘There was $10 in my bank account’
Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC To say Chris Curtis [1] paid the price on his road to a long awaited shot in the UFC would be an understatement, but he certainly made the most of his opportunity when the...
Henry Cejudo’s manager believes ‘100 percent’ he will return in 2022, reveals what it will take for Alexander Volkanovski fight to happen
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Henry Cejudo [1] had barely retired before he was already discussing a potential comeback but now it appears he’s closer than ever to making his return to action. As a former two-...
Cris Cyborg looks back at Amanda Nunes loss as blessing in disguise: ‘It opened a door for other things’
Cris Cyborg fought Amanda Nunes in Inglewood, California, in December 2018. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Cris Cyborg [1] was champion in every promotion she’s fought for over the last decade, collecting...
Rob Font details roller-coaster ride from first main event win to UFC Vegas 44 headliner vs. Jose Aldo
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC While the yellow brick road from the Wizard of Oz had lions, tigers, and bears, Rob Font [1] has had to deal with a different trio of adversity ahead of his second straight...
Patricio Pitbull reveals he considered asking for his Bellator release back in the Bjorn Rebney days
Patricio Pitbull and Scott Coker | Bellator Patricio Pitbull [1] built his career under the Bellator umbrella for more than a decade as one of the best featherweights on the planet, but his time with the...
AEW star Bryan Danielson delves into MMA origins of ‘Yes chant,’ reenacting Silva-Sonnen 2 with CM Punk
Bryan Danielson | Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images Bryan Danielson rode his prodigious in-ring talents, a healthy helping of positivity, and a little MMA influence to the top of the wrestling world....
Michael Chiesa after staring down Justin Gaethje in recent commercial: ‘I feel bad for these guys that have to fight him’
Michael Chiesa [1] may not win an Oscar anytime soon, but his first stab at the silver screen wasn’t half bad. By now, nearly every MMA fan in North America has probably seen Chiesa’s acting debut more...
Video: ‘Rampage’ Jackson, Shannon Briggs have to be separated after fight nearly breaks out during Triad Combat weigh-ins
The Triad Combat event from Triller Fight Club nearly got started 24 hours early after a heated weigh-in between former Bellator fighter Derek Campos and his opponent Brian Vera. The altercation happened...
Sean Brady: ‘I was just sucking blood the entire fight’ against Michael Chiesa
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Earlier this week, Sean Brady headed to the doctor to fix a nagging career issue: His nose. “It’s something I’ve got to get taken care of now so it’s not a problem in the...
Ex-UFC fighter Diego Sanchez reveals he’s been hospitalized with COVID-19: ‘It’s no motha f*ckin’ joke’
The first ever winner of /The Ultimate Fighter/ reality television series has been hospitalized. Diego Sanchez [1], a former longtime UFC competitor, took to social media on Thursday night to reveal he is...
Julianna Pena: Amanda Nunes ‘can basically get away with murder, and everyone else has to eat it’
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Julianna Pena [1] is confident her bantamweight title fight booking with Amanda Nunes [2] at UFC 269 will take place, but the two-division UFC champ certainly has tested her...
Kevin Holland: I’m taking my talents to welterweight in 2022
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC It appears as if Kevin Holland [1] will be heading to the welterweight division. The 13-fight UFC veteran and one of the unanimous nominees for the 2020 Fighter of the Year...