Urijah Faber has decided that enough is enough. Faber will step into the Octagon for the final time opposite Brad Pickett at UFC on FOX 22 on Dec. 17 in Sacramento, Calif. The fight was announced last week, but Faber broke the news of his retirement on The MMA Hour on Monday. “I'm super excited
Shane Carwin recently decided to reenter the mixed martial arts landscape as a fighter, but it won't be with the UFC, where he once held the interim heavyweight championship. Carwin has drawn interest from numerous suitors, but appears to be zeroing in on a couple significant options. Clarifying
With the absence of Ronda Rousey in 2016, and no one successfully defending the 135-pound title since she relinquished it to Holly Holm at UFC 193, it’s hard to argue that Cris “Cyborg” Justino isn’t the top pound-for-pound women’s fighter in the world. Despite that technicality, many consider her the
Heading into his middleweight bout with Rashad Evans at UFC 205 on Nov. 12 in New York City, Tim Kennedy believes that familiarity will be his ally, but not in the conventional sense. Having previously trained with Evans, Kennedy believes that his opponent will be expecting that version of him, and
Jon Jones tested positive for prohibited substances prior to UFC 200 in July. Jones has yet to find out what sort of disciplinary action he'll face – both from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and the Nevada Athletic Commission – but it could be far less severe than initially anticipated. At a hearing
Rafael dos Anjos is the former UFC lightweight champion and it’s not a title he is happy with. The Brazilian wants his belt back and knows he can take a big step in the right direction by beating Tony Ferguson on Nov. 5 in Mexico City. The UFC Fight Night 98 headliner has experienced some changes since
No one in the world is more qualified to breakdown the UFC 207 main event between women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and former titleholder Ronda Rousey than Miesha Tate. Tate has fought Rousey twice, coming up short both times. Rousey hasn't fought since losing the belt to Holly Holm
Shlemenko made the most of his Bellator comeback, getting the better of Kendall Grove in the night's main event. Despite giving up an eight-inch reach, Shlemenko did a good job nullifying Grove's advantage, using leg kicks and a variety of spinning attacks to keep him from utilizing his jab.
The UFC Fight Night 99 main event bout between Dong Hyun Kim and Gunnar Nelson has been canceled, but UFC officials already have a new main event in place. The Nelson vs. Kim fight was nixed when Nelson suffered an undisclosed injury, according to an initial report by MMAFighting.com. MMAWeekly.com
A back injury has plagued UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson for years, leaving his future uncertain with no timetable to return to action. According to Gustafsson's co-manager, Tomas Ghassemi, “The Mauler” has been suffering from the recurring back injury for “three or four” years
The UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey fight card has been growing fast this week, but got its biggest addition yet on Thursday. Two former UFC heavyweight championship will square off at UFC 207, as Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez will rematch on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the bout.
Cain Velasquez (L) will attempt to gain revenge on Fabricio Werdum (R) when they rematch at UFC 207 in Las Vegas on Dec. 30. Cain Velasquez will get a chance to avenge perhaps his most disappointing loss when he rematches with Fabricio Werdum on the main card at UFC 207 on Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena
The standoff between the UFC and Georges St-Pierre is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. After St-Pierre rocked the MMA community with his declaration that he is no longer under contract with the UFC, the company promptly responded that the former welterweight champion remained under an
Two-time world champion Miesha Tate is one of the UFC’s most popular fighters. The final question was meant as a joke, though given Miesha Tate’s history, it did have some relevance. Have you, the former UFC and Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion was asked, saved anyone recently?
After much chatter in the media, featherweight champion Conor McGregor has stated that he is willing to give up one of his two UFC titles… just let him win the second belt first! As soon as it was announced that McGregor would challenge UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez for his belt at UFC 205
Former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones put the top of the 205-pound division on blast on Wednesday, going on a Twitter tirade directed toward current champion Daniel Cormier and contender Anthony Johnson. Cormier will defend his belt against Johnson in the main event of UFC 206 on Dec. 10 in Toronto
A women's bantamweight bout between former title contenders Alexis Davis and Sara McMann has been added to the December 3 The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale fight card. Davis (17-6) is coming off of a submission win over Sarah Kaufman at UFC 186 in April 2015. The bout with McMann will be her first
Jose Aldo walked out of a meeting with UFC president Dana White and matchmaker Sean Shelby on Wednesday feeling as if a weight had been lifted off of his shoulders. It also wasn't because the UFC cut a special deal with him or offered him a fight. It was because Aldo finally got to say what he
Frankie Edgar, right, looks to bounce back from his loss to Jose Aldo at UFC 200. Frankie Edgar is in the gym, working as hard as he’s ever worked to prepare for a fight, even though there is no championship or even the promise of a title shot at stake.
The axe fell on Tuesday, as numerous UFC employees were laid off across the globe. The massive change in workforce continued on Wednesday, as the focus shifted to the promotion's Canadian office. Following a round of public relations appearances on Tuesday to promote December's UFC 206, which
A welterweight bout between two fighters on the cusp of cracking the top 15 rankings, Tim Means and Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira, has been added to the UFC 207 fight card. UFC officials announced the match-up on Tuesday. “The Dirty Bird” will be looking to break into the rankings with an impressive performance
Johny Hendricks and Neil Magny will square off at year's end, each trying to state his case for remaining in the thick of the hunt for the UFC welterweight championship. UFC officials announced the bout on Tuesday. Having once held the welterweight title, Hendricks (17-5) is hoping to put his struggles
Chael Sonnen will make his Bellator debut against none other than Tito Ortiz, officials confirmed on Tuesday evening. The news was revealed on SportsCenter and subsequently confirmed by Bellator head Scott Coker. The two will tangle at Bellator 170 at The Forum in Los Angeles on Jan. 21.
Tuesday, October 18, was a dark day at UFC headquarters. The company executed a round of layoffs, which is expected to total somewhere between 60 and 80 employees, when all is said and done. It wasn't a complete surprise, as layoffs frequently take place when a large company is purchased.
Although retirement rumors have swirled around Urijah Faber after each of his last several bouts, the former WEC champion isn't ready to hang up his gloves just yet. Faber will square off with Brad Pickett at UFC on FOX 22 on Dec. 17 at the Golden 1 Center in his hometown of Sacramento, Calif.