Brad Pickett retired from a decorated mixed martial arts career having retired from the UFC on March 18, after losing with 70 seconds to go against Marlon Vera at UFC FIGHT NIGHT London. The send off for the popular fighter was extraordinary. Yet Pickett is back, and will compete in submission grappling
The Ultimate Fighting Championship, also known as UFC, has become one of the fastest-growing sports in the US and in the last few years increasingly caught the attention of fight fans in the UK, too. But what is it, how was it formed and what are the rules? Here's our guide on what you need to know
The Nevada State Athletic Commission made the final details of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing super-fight official on Wednesday. The commission revealed that Boxing Hall of Fame referee Robert Byrd would officiate the bout, while experienced judges Burt Clements, Dave Morreti, and Guido
There is no shortage of controversy surrounding the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match slated of Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. You've got one of the best pugilists of all time, who is 49-0, in Mayweather, boxing a UFC champion who is making his first foray as a professional
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will fight in eight-ounce gloves after the Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve the measure. Because the fight between Mayweather and McGregor is contracted at 154 pounds, regulations state that the athletes must wear 10-ounce
The final pieces of the puzzle for Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are in place. The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday confirmed the referee and judges for the fight on Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Referee Robert Byrd will be in charge of the action inside the ring with
Many questioned why Floyd Mayweather had his business partner, Leonard Ellerbe, petition the Nevada State Athletic Commission for smaller gloves for his boxing superfight with UFC champion Conor McGregor. It's simple, said Ellerbe, smaller gloves increase the likelihood of someone getting knocked
With Conor McGregor less than two weeks away from his fight against Floyd Mayweather, the lightweight division will move forward without him, as a new interim UFC champion will be crowned. Tony Ferguson will face off with Kevin Lee in a fight to determine the new interim titleholder at 155 pounds with
In his first interview after suffering a devastating third-round knockout loss to rival Jon Jones at UFC 214, Daniel Cormier addressed what took place in the Octagon, what the future holds and whether he thinks he will eventually see Jones in another fight. “It’s a tough pill to swallow,” Cormier said
Two weeks have passed since Jon Jones recaptured the UFC light heavyweight title from Daniel Cormier at UFC 214. Cormier, who was overcome with emotion following his knockout loss to Jones, had not spoken to the media since the event… until Monday. Losing the belt, especially to such a contentious
Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is expected to face Dustin Poirier in the UFC Fight Night 120 main event on Nov. 11 in Norfolk, Va. MMAWeekly.com's Damon Martin confirmed with multiple sources that the fight had been agreed to. Pettis' trainer, Duke Roufus, posted the bout'
As the UFC lightweight champion embarks on the final days of preparation for his upcoming fight against Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26, McGregor is already looking towards a future where he's a two-sport athlete. On the surface, it would appear that McGregor is crossing over into boxing for the opportunity
Perhaps the biggest takeaway from Conor McGregor’s Friday workout in advance of his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26 was the techniques the Irishman put on display. With most already considering the UFC lightweight champion as a massive underdog, some were surprised (and entertained) by
Hughes' friend Tony Zucca posted a photo on his Instagram account with Hughes while providing an update on the former champion, who has been hospitalized since mid-June. Hughes' sister, Beth Ulrici, the Hughes family's designated disseminator of public information, confirmed the authenticity
Although his initial plans for a return didn't necessarily include remaining at middleweight, St-Pierre on Monday revealed that if he defeats Bisping and captures the middleweight crown, his new UFC contract requires him to defend the belt in his next bout. “I have a contract with UFC.
With Conor McGregor in the limelight, Jon Jones back in action and the return of GSP, the UFC finally appears to be hitting its stride.
Aljamain Sterling entered the UFC Octagon for the first time in February 2014 as an undefeated fighter (8-0). No. 7 ranked Sterling called out No. 3 ranked Jimmie Rivera on Thursday during an appearance on the UFC Unfiltered podcast. “I want Jimmie Rivera.
Paulie Malignaggi might have some explaining to do. The former two-division champion erupted more than a week ago after exiting Conor McGregor‘s training camp over photos that the UFC champion released from their 12-round sparring session where he refuted the story being told in the pictures. Among
Conor McGregor doesn't think Floyd Mayweather is going to be able to last long with him when they box on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas.
As big as the fight will be between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, the event still has plenty of detractors including a pair of prolific boxing promoters. Both Bob Arum from Top Rank boxing and Oscar De La Hoya from Golden Boy Promotions have taken shots at the match-up between Mayweather and
Floyd Mayweather isn't generally one to make predictions on his fights, but he's got a rock solid prognostication for his upcoming super-fight with Conor McGregor. Of course, Mayweather holds one undeniable advantage that most believe McGregor will be unable to overcome: experience.
Floyd Mayweather speaks on the Paulie Malignaggi feud with Conor McGregor ahead of his upcoming Mayweather vs. McGregor super-fight on Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Former Strikeforce lightweight champion, WEC lightweight champ, and UFC 155-pound title contender Gilbert Melendez will move down to the featherweight division for his fight with Jeremy Stephens at UFC 215. There are better techniques to it,” Melendez said while appearing on The MMA Hour.
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