It's been difficult to figure out if Ronda Rousey will ever fight again, but we may have just gotten the most insight into the matter that we've had since she last fought. A year later, Rousey attempted a comeback, but was stopped even quicker by Amanda Nunes. According to her Judo coach, Jason
When UFC president Dana White first met Conor McGregor he didn't know that he was talking to a future two-division UFC champion. He wasn't sure if McGregor was a good fighter or not, but he instantly recognized McGregor's potential star power. Superstars don't come around everyday.
When UFC was sold in July 2016 to WME-IMG for a staggering $4.2 billion, longtime UFC president Dana White inked a five-year deal to remain with the company. As a minority owner, he could have walked away with the money he profited from the sale, but the thought of not being a part of the fight promotion
Showtime Sports Executive Vice President Stephen Espinoza recently spoke with Yahoo Sports' Chris Mannix, giving his perspective on where the potential fight currently stands. “The biggest battle in Mayweather vs. Pacquiao was both guys really thinking that the other wanted to do it.
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is tired of waiting around for Jon Jones. Jones has been sidelined for the past year, dealing with a UFC Anti-Doping Violation that derailed a rematch with Cormier at last summer's UFC 200. Jones' 12-month suspension ends in early July, freeing
The UFC has an opportunity to head down a new road to expand the promotion’s reach to its audience. As technology advances and viewing options for sports fans continue to expand, social media is becoming a stronger player in the game. Twitter, for example, last year became a destination for the NFL
Cub Swanson avoided the UFC Nashville medical suspension list, but he didn't emerge from the event unscathed. “I just got back from the doctors, I don't know when, but I broke my hand at some point,” said Swanson, adding, “That's the tenth time I've broken my hand. If it doesn't
News that ESPN was laying off more than 100 employees broke on Wednesday, but how will it affect the sports juggernaut's MMA coverage? Mixed martial arts has never been a primary focus for ESPN, but the company has a strong backbone for its MMA coverage with veteran reporter Brett Okamoto leading
Tony Ferguson’s manager says that Nate Diaz should fight Ferguson if he wants to get a third fight with McGregor. While Conor McGregor continues to hunt down a potential fight with Floyd Mayweather, Nate Diaz appears to be stuck in a holding pattern when it comes to his next fight. After splitting
The Tennessee Athletic Commission on Tuesday released the medical suspensions stemming from Saturday's UFC Fight Night 108: Swanson vs. Lobov, which took place at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Jaws hit the floor when a group headed by WME-IMG purchased the UFC for roughly $4.2 billion in July of 2016. What might be a little more shocking is UFC president Dana White‘s recent revelation that WME-IMG wasn't the highest bidder. In fact, White said that the group was actually third in the
A seventh-grade student that goes by "MoMo" will compete in an amateur bout for the Japanese promotion Deep Jewels on May 20.
After UFC Fight Night concluded on Saturday night, the focus wasn’t on Cub Swanson’s statement victory over Artem Lobov – a win that may have cemented him as the next challenger to the featherweight title. It was his fifth consecutive win and it ran his UFC record to 8-2. On Monday afternoon, Iaquinta
Following an injury to Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, light heavyweight champion Phil Davis will step in and put his belt on the line against Ryan Bader at Bellator 180. King Mo was to serve as Bader's welcoming party when Bellator promotes its first event at Madison Square Garden on June 24 in New York
CM Punk’s MMA debut at UFC 203 did not go well. If you were guessing the next time you’d CM Punk on television would be inside the Octagon, think again. It was announced Monday that Punk (real name Phil Brooks) will participate in the MTV reality show, “The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros,” which will have
Middleweight champion Michael “The Count” Bisping won the title by knocking out former champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 in June 2016. Bisping accepted the fight on short notice after Rockhold’s original opponent, Chris Weidman, was forced to withdraw due to injury. In his first title defense, the
If you leave a UFC fight card with loss, things aren't exactly going well for you as a fighter. But if you get an extra $50,000 for your trouble, the sting isn't so bad, and that's the case for Artem Lobov.
Cub Swanson entered Saturday’s Fight Night Nashville main event ranked No. 4 in the featherweight division. Lobov, on the other hand, had an enormous opportunity to take out one of the top 145-pound fighters in the world. In the second round, Swanson found his timing and his left hand began finding
Cub Swanson has had more important victories, as well as more spectacular ones. Lobov taunted Swanson and talked his way into the fight, then continued the verbal onslaught during the bout’s build-up. Lobov entered the fight with a 14-12-1 record and no wins of significance in the UFC.
Al Iaquinta finished off Diego Sanchez in the very first round, securing the knockout in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 108 on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.
Cindy Dandois fights in the UFC, teaches high school in Belgium and finds inspiration from Walt Disney. Give Cindy Dandois this: She’s probably the first UFC fighter, active or retired, to use “Frankenweenie” in a sentence. Dandois will make her UFC debut Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., when she faces
Manny Pacquiao was in attendance to see the Filipino fan favorite win a hard fought decision over the extremely durable Ev Ting. Ting came out with a flying knee at the opening bell only to be instantly taken down by Folayang. Ting was on the front foot, but the majority of the offense was coming from
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Nashville, Tenn., this week for UFC Fight Night 108: Swanson vs. Lobov.