Al Iaquinta News

Nov 19, 2017 5:06 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Al Iaquinta “Someone should have cold clocked Conor McGregor” at Bellator 187

Perennial UFC lightweight contender Al Iaquinta believes “someone should have cold clocked Conor McGregor” at Bellator 187. “The Notorious” had jumped into the cage at Bellator 187 in an attempt to celebrate with teammate Charlie Ward. During the incident McGregor ended up pushing referee Marc Goddard and also slapped a member of the commission. “Raging...

Nov 15, 2017 1:58 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 58 // Valentina Shevchenko | Colby Covington | Amanda Nunes | Al Iaquinta

BJPENN Radio returns at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another stacked lineup! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off the show we are joined by former title challenger and possible future UFC champion, “The Bullet” Valentina Schevchenko. Shortly after announcing she would be dropping down to compete in the newly formed women’s flyweight division, Valentina challenged Paige Van Zant...

Oct 31, 2017 1:47 pm

Al Iaquinta injured, Paul Felder gets new opponent for UFC 218

Fans that were hoping to see the exciting UFC 218 lightweight matchup between Al Iaquinta and Paul Felder will be let down to hear the news that the bout has been canceled. On Tuesday, MMA Fighting reported that Iaquinta, who is currently ranked no. 11 in the UFC lightweight rankings was removed from the scheduled...

Oct 13, 2017 6:32 am

Al Iaquinta and Paul Felder to Fight at Stacked UFC 218

Max Holloway versus Frankie Edgar. Justin Gaethje versus Eddie Alvarez. Francis Ngannou versus Alistair Overeem. Henry Cejudo versus Sergio Pettis. Are you kidding? UFC 218 has quickly turned into a contender for Card of the Year, at least on paper, and the announcements aren’t even done yet. The latest scrap to be added to this monster event...

Sep 21, 2017 7:08 am

Al Iaquinta gives some promising updates on possible UFC return

Ragin’ Al Iaquinta is one of the best lightweights in the world. Unfortunately, his gripes with the UFC have caused him to question his continued fighting career, and he’s been quite inactive over the last few years. Earlier this year, of course, Iaquinta did step back into the Octagon, dazzling with a thunderous first-round knockout...

Aug 5, 2017 1:04 pm

Al Iaquinta blasts disrespectful Snoop Dogg for bashing fighters

Rap icon Snoop Dogg was rather vocal regarding his affiliation with team Jon Jones leading up to his rematch with Daniel Cormier last month at UFC 214. Back in April, Snoop asked to walk Jon Jones out to the Octagon: “Champ, when you get back in the ring with that motherf*cker “DC” Cormier, I wanna...

Jun 11, 2017 2:16 pm

Evan Dunham calls for scrap with “whiny b*tch” Al Iaquinta

Over the last few weeks, dangerous UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta has been flirting with the idea of a scrap with welterweight knockout artist “Platinum” Mike Perry. With Perry now scheduled to battle Thiago Alves at UFC 215 this August, however, Iaquinta will have to look elsewhere in the search for his next opponent. Evan Dunham...

Jun 3, 2017 8:20 am

Mike Perry and Al Iaquinta trade shots on Twitter

UFC welterweight Mike Perry, and UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta have continued to trade shots on social media for quite some time. This week, the pair’s beef escalated once again when Perry mentioned Iaquinta in a tweet while calling out Thiago Alves for a welterweight showdown: @ALIAQUINTA is just tryin to get paid for fightin a...

May 23, 2017 12:24 pm

Twitter beef! Tony Ferguson and Al Iaquinta go at it

How does a lightweight clash between Tony Ferguson vs Al Iaquinta sound to you? On Sunday, Iaquinta shifted his focus from Sage Northcutt and put the #2 UFC ranked lightweight Tony Ferguson in his sights and let it be known on Twitter. Iaquinta: Everyone say a prair Sage north cut got his tonsils out Everyone...

May 23, 2017 6:30 am

Al Iaquinta explains why he left the UFC Athletes Retreat early

Al Iaquinta is one of the biggest critics of the UFC, and of the way promotion treats its fighters. His status as such is particularly interesting, as he currently under contract with the organization as a member of its lightweight roster. As a member of the UFC roster, Iaquinta was invited to  the UFC’s recent...

May 8, 2017 6:49 am

Al Iaquinta: If they paid me good enough I’d love to fight Mike Perry

Last month, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, lightweight star Al Iaquinta scored a crushing, one-punch knockout over the durable veteran Diego Sanchez. Earlier the same night, welterweight star “Platinum” Mike authored a 2016 knockout of the year contender, cutting Jake Ellenberger down with a second-round elbow. Since then,...

May 5, 2017 11:09 am

Al Iaquinta calls for the UFC to cut him

UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta is once again engaged in a heated standoff with his employers stemming back to his recent 1st round KO win over Diego Sanchez last month. Prior to the fight, Iaquinta had been sidelined for two years while engaged in a dispute with the UFC over his contract. Iaquinta and the UFC...

Apr 29, 2017 9:58 pm

Al Iaquinta continues “Raging”, pokes fun at UFC President Dana White

Al Iaquinta continues “Raging”, pokes fun at UFC President Dana White Al Iaquinta has proven to be one of the UFC’s top lightweight fighters. The 29-year-old New York native is coming off a very impressive knockout victory over former title challenger Diego Sanchez which took place at UFC Fight Night 108 last weekend in Nashville....

Apr 29, 2017 8:15 am

Michael Bisping weighs-in on Al Iaquinta’s feud with UFC

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has been competing in the UFC for over ten years now. During that time, Bisping climbed the UFC rankings, before ultimately winning the middleweight championship nearly a year ago. Given his familiarity with the UFC, and experience in dealing with the promotion, Bisping feels as though it isn’t wise for...

Apr 27, 2017 1:30 pm

Kevin Lee fires back at Al Iaquinta: ‘Nobody give a f**k if u retire’

UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta made his return to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 108 last weekend after a short retirement. “Raging” Al made quick work of the tough and always game Diego Sanchez, walking away with a KO win in the first round. Following the win, Iaquinta let out his rage, exclaiming his less...

Apr 27, 2017 8:59 am

Mike Perry offers Al Iaquinta advice regarding dispute with UFC

Prior to his UFC return this past weekend, where he picked up an impressive first round KO win over Diego Sanchez, UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta was engaged in a very long and very public contract dispute with the UFC. The dispute was so heated that Iaquinta even went as far as to retire from MMA,...

Apr 26, 2017 7:10 am

Al Iaquinta blasts Kevin Lee and others in fiery Twitter tirade

Late last year, New York’s Al Iaquinta withdrew from the stacked UFC 205, citing a contract dispute with the UFC. This dispute continued over the coming weeks, until Iaquinta opted to hang up the gloves, and focus on a burgeoning real estate career. Thankfully for Iaquinta fans, this retirement was short-lived. Over the weekend, the...

Apr 25, 2017 8:25 am

Rizin FF sends message to furious Al Iaquinta regarding boos after KO win

This past weekend in Nashville, Tennessee, UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta returned to the Octagon after nearly a 2-year hiatus from the Octagon. In 2015, Iaquinta quickly climbed the UFC lightweight rankings, as he went on an impressive 4-fight win streak. Iaquinta was fresh off a submission loss to Mitch Clarke in 2014, when he picked...

Apr 23, 2017 11:57 am

Pros react to Al Iaquinta’s knockout win over Diego Sanchez

Pros react to Al Iaquinta’s knockout win over Diego Sanchez UFC lightweight contender Al Iaquinta returned to action at tonight’s UFC Fight Night 108 event in Nashville where he took on seasoned veteran Diego Sanchez. Sanchez looked good in the opening minute, landing some decent kicks and a couple of punches. However, once Al Iaquinta...

Apr 23, 2017 7:45 am

Al Iaquinta unsure of UFC future after devastating KO defeat of Sanchez

Al Iaquinta looked as good as ever when he knocked out Diego Sanchez in the co-main event of UFC Nashville. Unfortunately, the New York based fighter is still at odds with the UFC, and as such, isn’t sure what the future holds as far as his fighting career goes. Iaquinta addressed this issue post-fight (via...

Apr 23, 2017 6:14 am

Al Iaquinta goes off on the UFC after missing out on post-fight bonus

Over the last few months, New York based lightweight Al Iaquinta has been involved in a very public contract dispute with the UFC. This dispute was severe enough to drive the lightweight into a temporary retirement, during which time he focused solely on his burgeoning real estate career. Despite this quarrel with the UFC, Iaquinta...

Apr 22, 2017 10:16 pm

Pros react to Al Iaquinta’s brutal KO victory over Diego Sanchez

UFC lightweight contender Al Iaquinta returned to action at tonight’s UFC Fight Night 108 event in Nashville where he took on seasoned veteran Diego Sanchez. Sanchez looked good in the opening minute, landing some decent kicks and a couple of punches. However, once Al Iaquinta found his range he was able to land a brutal...

Feb 21, 2017 10:20 am

Al Iaquinta still not happy with UFC contract despite accepting a fight

When the UFC made it’s long awaited debut in New York City in November, it only seemed logical that talented New York lightweight “Ragin’” Al Iaquinta would be a part of the card. Given this, it was no surprise when he was booked for a lightweight bout with Thiago Alves on the card’s prelims. It...

Jan 27, 2017 5:54 am

With contract dispute resolved, Al Iaquinta to return to the Octagon

Back in November, the UFC made it’s long awaited debut in New York City with UFC 205. Given that this event marked the organization’s first trip to The Big Apple, it unsurprisingly sought to fill the card’s lineup with New York based fighters. One of those fighters was Wantagh, New York’s Al Iaquinta, who was...