By Philip O'Connor (Reuters) - Mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor could speak in the United States Congress to help with a campaign to extend the legal protections enjoyed by boxers to MMA fighters, according to Congressman Markwayne Mullin. Mullin, a former fighter, is trying to get a
Justino caught wind of Ronda Rousey's coach's comments and agreed that a bout against Rousey would be best for business … just not in a sanctioned MMA match.
UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic hasn't fought since May, but he's got his sights set on his next fight. If all goes according to plan, Miocic could be back in the Octagon by December or January. There has been some friction between Miocic and the UFC. Following his victory over Junior
By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top female bobsleigh driver has turned to crowd-funding to keep her Olympic dreams alive after being told the national federation only had money to take men's teams to Pyeongchang next year. "My ambition is, and has always been, to compete
There was a time when Rousey vs. Cyborg was on everyone's wishlist, most of all Cyborg's. That was prior to Rousey being dismantled by Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes in her last two outings. It would be difficult to even categorize either of Rousey's performances against Holm or Nunes as competitive
Daniel Cormier understands and agrees with why he is once again the UFC light heavyweight champion. “Dana White called me and he said if it’s a no contest, then the fight didn’t happen,” Cormier said last week on UFC Tonight. Cormier is a smart man.
The fight could take Bisping's career to new heights, but it might also be the final time he sets foot in the Octagon. Recounting the magnitude of the event and his opponent, Bisping, 38, sees the fight with St-Pierre as a potentially glorious exit. Everybody knows who Georges St-Pierre is.
A scoring controversy surrounding the boxing match this past weekend between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin ended with judge Adalaide Byrd being criticized with many calling for disciplinary action from the Nevada State Athletic Commision. Several reports then stated that Byrd would
The former UFC middleweight champion, who has been out of action for over a year, returned with a punishing performance on Saturday night, as he tapped out David Branch with strikes in the second round of their main event match-up in Pittsburgh. It was a long road back for Rockhold, who suffered an
Following Saturday's UFC Fight Night 116: Rockhold vs. Branch in Pittsburgh, the fight promotion released the attendance and gate figures stemming from the event. 7,005 spectators attended the event at PPG Paints Arena generating $396,190.75 in gate receipts.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the winners of the fighter bonuses following Saturday's UFC Fight Night 116 event in Pittsburgh. Mike Perry, Gregor Gillespie, Jason Gonzalez, and Uriah Hall took home the $50,000 performance-based incentives. Fight of the Night honors went to Gillespie
Less than a week away from the UFC's return to Japan, the event has a brand new main event. Former light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has suffered a knee injury, which forced him out of the headlining fight next weekend. Now, former middleweight title contender Yushin Okami will make
Kamaru Usman put the welterweight division on notice on Saturday after knocking out Sergio Moraes in the first round at UFC Fight Night 116 in Pittsburgh. “The Nigerian Nightmare” wanted to make a statement against Moraes and did. Usman delivered low leg kicks and pressed forward.
Geje Eustaquio took on former ONE Championship flyweight king Kairat Akhmetov in Jakarta on Saturday night (local time). Akhmetov appeared incapable of intelligently defending himself and the up-kicks to a standing opponent are legal under ONE Championship rules. Eustaquio had surprisingly scored the
Newly reinstated UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier couldn't be more grateful to his supporters, but he'd appreciate it if fans would lay off of Jon Jones. Cormier has been riding a roller coaster of emotion ever since he lost the belt to Jones at UFC 214 on July 29. At first, he
Former boxing world champion Ana Julaton signed a deal to compete as a flyweight for Bellator. Ana Julaton, a former world champion boxer who holds black belts in Kenpo karate and Taekwondo, has signed a multi-fight agreement to continue her MMA career with Bellator. Julaton, 37, has held the IBA super
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to return to Pittsburgh on Saturday with UFC Fight Night 116: Rockhold vs. Branch at the PPG Paints Arena.
Jon Jones has finally broken his silence after a drug test administered one day ahead of his fight against Daniel Cormier came back positive for the steroid Turinabol. Jones gave the sample on July 28 with both the ‘A' and ‘B' samples coming back positive for Turinabol as confirmed by USADA
It was July 29 when Cormier suffered a third-round knockout to Jon Jones in the main event at UFC 214 that saw him lose his light heavyweight title. A few weeks later it was revealed that Jones had failed a drug test administered by USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) from July 28 that came back
MMAWeekly.com's Damon Martin confirmed the bout and that it was expected to be the headliner in mid-August. The bout takes top honors over several other marquee fights, including Matt Brown vs. Diego Sanchez, Nate Marquardt vs. Cezar Ferreira, and John Dodson vs. Marlon Moraes. Pettis (20-6) won
A lot of people are looking forward to Michael Bisping putting his UFC middleweight title on the line against Georges St-Pierre. St-Pierre will return to the Octagon following a four-year hiatus when he meets Bisping in the UFC 217 main event on Nov. 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Most people
Daniel Cormier was reinstated as the UFC light heavyweight champion after his July 29 fight with Jon Jones was ruled a no-contest, the UFC announced Wednesday.Jones tested positive for Turinabol after defeating Cormier at UFC 214 to win the title. On Wednesday, Jones' "B" sample also came
JULY 28: (L-R) Daniel Cormier speaks with commentator Joe Rogan during the UFC 214 weigh-in at Honda Center on July 28, 2017 in Anaheim, California. Cormier is fighting Jon Jones in the light heavyweight title bout. For the third time in his mixed martial arts career, Jon Jones has been stripped of
There is a realization that virtually every fighter comes to at one point or another: They realize they’re not invincible, that they have weaknesses just like everyone else and that winning every night is not a given no matter how talented one might be.