200 Search Results for retired fighters

Jun 12, 2014 6:45 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Chael Sonnen’s Retirement

Yesterday afternoon the world went into a state of shock when learning of the retirement of Chael Sonnen. Here’s the reaction from some notable professionals: Just heard about @sonnench, loved watching u compete n ur style, the game won't be the same w/o u…God bless to u n ur fam… — Benson Henderson (@BensonHenderson) June...

Nov 12, 2013 8:48 am

White: Nick’s Manager Said He’s Retired; Diaz: I Don’t Have A Manager

During the ‘UFC Fight Night 32’ post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White was asked about the possible return of former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz. The UFC president stated that he had offered a fight to the Diaz camp, but that the Stockton fighter had decided to remain retired: “I offered Nick Diaz a...

Jul 22, 2013 9:54 am

Chuck Liddell Tells Fighters To Stop Playing It Safe If They Want More Money

“The fighters probably aren’t going to like me for this one but my biggest problem is guys playing it safe. I understand it from a coach’s standpoint and a manager’s standpoint, I understand why you want to play it safe and win every fight. I get it. But do I want to go watch a...

Jul 2, 2013 9:43 am

18 Top UFC Fighters Predict Weidman vs. Silva

Anderson Silva’s reign of terror over the middleweight division began with a three-minute mauling of Rich Franklin in October 2006 and, in the seven years since, “The Spider” has barely been challenged inside the Octagon®, turning away a Who’s Who in the 185-pound and even 205-pound divisions. However, a growing number of experts expect that...

Jun 11, 2013 5:47 am

Lawyer: Nick Diaz still retired for immediate future

Following his unanimous-decision loss to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 158, former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC) announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. Shortly thereafter news broke that the Stockton native was getting into the MMA promoting business in North California. Today Diaz’s lawyer Jonathan Tweedale spoke to Ariel Helwani about...

Feb 28, 2013 9:01 am

Florian Warns Fighters To Entertain Or Jeopardize Job | UFC NEWS

“I would have liked to see Jon Fitch stick around. I hate seeing any fighter get cut to be honest, that’s just obviously the fighter in me — my heart goes out to him. It’s got to be very difficult. The other side I do understand is that it’s a business and you do have...

Dec 3, 2017 9:43 am

Conor McGregor pokes fun at Max Holloway, Holloway fires back

Last night, in the main event of the action-packed UFC 218, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway made the first successful defense of his title, taking out featherweight great Jose Aldo with third-round punches. With this win, Holloway extended his current streak to a whopping 12-straight. The Hawaiian’s last loss occurred back in August of 2013,...

Aug 21, 2017 10:45 am

Alexander Gustafsson denies reports of Jon Jones fight

Earlier today, Swedish MMA publication MMANytt reported that a light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and challenger Alexander Gustafsson was in the works for UFC 218, which is scheduled for December 2 in Detroit, Michigan. Apparently, however, this report is inaccurate. Speaking to Kimura.se, another Swedish publication, Gustafsson revealed that he currently camping...

Jul 30, 2017 8:55 am

Alexander Gustafsson sent Jon Jones a message following UFC 214

Jon Jones became the first man to finish Daniel Cormier at last night’s UFC 214 event in Anaheim, reclaiming his UFC light heavyweight title in the process. Jones and Cormier went back and forth during the opening two rounds of their highly anticipated UFC 214 main event scrap, with many fans and analysts scoring the...

Jun 1, 2017 10:35 pm

Vitor Belfort calls for ‘Legend League’ fight with Chuck Liddell

While Vitor Belfort may have made it clear leading up to UFC 212 that he has no intentions of retiring following his fight with Nate Marquardt this weekend, Belfort is targeting a fight with a fellow UFC legend. Earlier this year, ‘The Phenom’ expressed his support for a ‘legend division’ in the UFC, an idea...

Jan 11, 2017 5:59 am

Mark Hunt files civil suit against UFC, Dana White and Brock Lesnar

Last July, on the main card of UFC 200, Mark Hunt was given the tough job of welcoming Brock Lesnar back to the Octagon. In the end, Hunt was unable to thwart the former heavyweight champion’s long-discussed comeback plans, instead coming up short on the judges’ scorecards after being out-wrestled for three rounds. In the...

Feb 17, 2018 12:21 pm

Fight Think: The Top 5 Interpromotional MMA Title Fights to Book If It Were Possible

The year of the superfight is truly upon us. Whether they all go down or not, three giant fights between champions in different divisions are expected to fight each other. Whether this is the UFC’s big explosion like the death of a star, or their metamorphosis to survive in the future, it’s clear that things...

Feb 12, 2018 5:12 pm

Ben Askren Anticipates A Clash with Georges St-Pierre in Late 2019

As it stands right now, labeling the career of undefeated Bellator and ONE  welterweight champion, Ben Askren a “mystery” wouldn’t feel very outrageous. How so? Everyone who has ever seen Askren fight can see how very clearly talented he was and is. The mystery just remains, “exactly how good was he?” Askren capped off his...

Jan 25, 2018 6:59 pm

Jens Pulver Names a Very Specific Opponent That Could Bring Him Out of Retirement…

Few fighters were as essential to the lighter weight classes’ growth back in the early days of MMA as Jens “Lil Evil” Pulver. He was the UFC’s very first Lightweight champion and actually never lost the title. Pulver defended twice then took his fighting skills elsewhere. In his first defense, he was a part of...

Jan 19, 2018 6:58 pm

Cris Cyborg Isn’t a Fan of the McGregor and Rousey Promotion Models

Was there a Ronda Rousey before Ronda Rousey? Sort of, yeah. A female star that everyone knew about and had interest in? Originally you could give that crown to Gina Carano. That is before it was violently stolen by Cris Cyborg at Strikeforce: Carano vs Cyborg in 2009. Cyborg fought eight times and went 7-0...

Jan 16, 2018 6:49 pm

Expected UFC 220 Reebok Payouts Revealed

Oh, the Reebok deal. Everyone has an opinion on it, whether good or bad. It may not be the biggest step forward, but this year the deal is taking a step forward with the new guidelines and protocol. Fighters receive their Reebok sponsor money depending on what tier they’re in which goes by how many...

Jan 11, 2018 9:08 am

Vitor Belfort Will Retire at UFC Missouri After Fighting Uriah Hall

The man who was once reported to have ‘no known weaknesses,’ turned out to have one: Time. It’s hard to believe that The Phenom has been fighting since 1996 and is about to strap on the gloves to fight this Sunday at UFC Missouri. He’s beaten all your favorite fighters in every different era: Wanderlei...

Jan 10, 2018 12:23 pm

Floyd Mayweather trashes Conor McGregor for cartel trouble, McGregor fires back

Back in August of 2017, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor boldly stepped through the ropes of the boxing ring to challenge undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. Despite some surprisingly successful moments from McGregor, this fight went as most fans expected, as Mayweather poured on the offense down the stretch, and put his Irish foe...

Jan 10, 2018 5:54 am

John McCarthy opens up on Bellator commentary gig, future as a referee

Yesterday afternoon, we learned that veteran MMA referee “Big” John McCarthy had joined the Bellator MMA family as a member of the promotion’s broadcast team. Initially, it sounded as though McCarthy’s broadcast duties signalled the end of his career as a referee, but apparently that’s not the case. He still plans to work as an...

Dec 21, 2017 12:30 pm

VIDEO | Joanna Jedrzejczyk Cheers Up Kids in the Hospital Dressed as a Reindeer

There’s so much trash talk in MMA. Between all the social media jabs and competition-fueled drama, sometimes it’s a welcome change of pace to see some super sweet news. Joanna Jedrzejczyk is no stranger to philanthropy or making her time available to fans. She was even shooting hoops with some neighborhood kids before UFC 217. Just...

Dec 20, 2017 7:59 pm

VIDEO | Brendan Schaub says UFC Rankings are “very similar to high school”

Retired UFC fighter, Ultimate Fighter season 10 contestant, analyst, comedian and podcaster Brendan Schaub is never short of opinions. Schaub is one half of the Fighter and the Kid podcast with fellow comedian, Bryan Callen but he also has started up his own podcast to talk all things involving the sport he once competed in....

Dec 19, 2017 7:58 am

Ben Askren trashes “very insecure” UFC President Dana White

It’s no secret that Ben Askren – long regarded as one of the best fighters outside the UFC – is not a fan of UFC President Dana White. Speaking on a recent episode of Submission Radio, Askren reiterated his feelings on White, and he pulled no punches. “Dana White’s a scumbag, I don’t take anything he...