399 Search Results for rivalry

Apr 18, 2017 11:55 am

If Jon Jones takes a tune-up fight, he only has one legitimate option for an opponent

Last night, UFC President Dana White announced on ESPN that, if former UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones is ready in time for UFC 214, which is scheduled for July 29, he will fight reigning champion Daniel Cormier for the title on the card. Shortly thereafter, White elaborated that, if Jones feels he won’t be ready...

Apr 14, 2017 9:02 am

John Kavanagh explains why Conor McGregor can beat Tyron Woodley

Leading up to UFC 205, where Conor McGregor made history by securing two UFC title belts, the Irish superstar began a very heated rivalry with UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who was also fighting on the same card. McGregor was caught on camera mean mugging Woodley behind the scenes at the UFC 205 early weigh-ins,...

Apr 12, 2017 9:32 am

Jose Aldo on the state of the UFC: it’s not worth being the good guy anymore

In a few short weeks, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will attempt to defend his title against interim featherweight champ Max Holloway. The two will share the main event spot of UFC 212, which will go down on June 3 in sun soaked Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In advance of this fight, Aldo and Holloway...

Apr 2, 2017 8:43 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov: UFC 209 withdrawal was “100% my fault”

Back in early March, in the co-main event of UFC 209, undefeated lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov was expected to take on streaking rival Tony Ferguson for the UFC interim lightweight title. Regrettably, Nurmagomedov was forced out of this contest at the last minute, as he was hospitalized due to complications resulting from his weight cut....


Apr 1, 2017 1:04 pm

Daniel Cormier: Jon Jones is “always” around a title fight

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has certainly had a long and storied rivalry with current light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. The pair’s rivalry began several years ago, and escalated to an all new level when the pair were involved in their infamous press conference brawl. While the pair have been scheduled to fight...

Mar 28, 2017 10:01 am

Urijah Faber responds to TJ Dillashaw accusing him of perpetuating beef

Given the animosity between Urijah Faber & the rest of Team Alpha Male, and former teammate TJ Dillashaw, fight fans have been anxious to see how the beef between coaches Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw plays out on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter. Interestingly enough, during a recent interview, TJ Dillashaw explained that...

Mar 28, 2017 9:44 am

Urijah Faber breaks down Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw

Later this year, bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will put his UFC bantamweight title on the line as he faces TJ Dillashaw in a highly anticipated showdown, where he will look to defend his bantamweight title for the first time. The former teammates are currently filming the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, where they will...

Mar 28, 2017 7:32 am

VIDEO | Watch the Bellator NYC press conference live stream, today at 1 PM ET

On June 24th, Bellator MMA will simultaneously make it’s first stop in New York City, and take its second crack at the pay-per-view business. It will do so with a stacked card titled Bellator NYC. This Bellator NYC card will be headlined by a light heavyweight showdown between long-time rivals Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva....

Mar 28, 2017 6:56 am

Conor McGregor looking forward to trilogy fight with Nate Diaz

2016 was an incredible year for fights. It was the year that gave us Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit. It gave us Dominick Cruz vs. TJ Dillashaw. It gave us Michael Bisping vs. Anderson Silva. It gave us Cub Swanson vs. Doo Ho Choi. And of course, it gave us two unforgettable scraps between MMA superstars...

Mar 22, 2017 11:16 am

Wanderlei Silva releases statement on Chael Sonnen fight

MMA legend Wanderlei Silva was set to fight UFC veteran Chael Sonnen nearly three years ago at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale in 2014. Unfortunately, due to a brawl that occurred mid-season, which resulted in Silva injuring his hand, the fight was postponed. Silva then refused to take a random drug test, and was pulled...

Mar 22, 2017 8:34 am

Cody Garbrandt accuses TJ Dillashaw of ending a teammate’s career

Earlier this month, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw appeared on the Fight Society Podcast to discuss his upcoming showdown with reigning bantamweight champ and former teammate Cody Garbrandt. During this segment, Dillashaw explained that he believes his highly publicized beef with Garbrandt is unnecessary, calling their rivalry “comical.” “The beef with Cody is just...

Mar 4, 2017 10:33 pm

UFC Fighters react to Thompson vs. Woodley 2

Current UFC welterweight title holder Tyron Woodley took on top division contender Stephen Thompson in the main event of tonight’s UFC 209 fight card in Las Vegas. Both men were very tentative for the better portion of 25 minutes, excluding a last minute surge from Woodley which almost resulted in a fight ending stoppage. With...

Feb 27, 2017 12:53 pm

VIDEO | Nate Diaz: I got winner of Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

It has been over six months since we last saw Nate Diaz compete in the Octagon. The Stockton scrapper’s last two fights were the biggest fights of his career with the rivalry against Conor McGregor and many were thinking that Diaz has been waiting for the trilogy bout with “The Notorious.” In a recent video...

Feb 3, 2017 9:39 am

Tyron Woodley explains campaign for Georges St-Pierre superfight

Last year, after winning the UFC welterweight championship by knocking out Robbie Lawler in the very first round of their UFC 201 scrap, newly crowned UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley immediately began to call for a superfight with either former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, or MMA veteran Nick Diaz. While the idea of a potential...

Jan 26, 2017 1:14 pm

Joe Schilling and Phil Baroni beef on Nate Diaz’s Instagram post

You won’t see former kickboxing and Muay Thai champion Joe Schilling and MMA pioneer Phil Baroni enjoying any time when near one another. The two scrappers have had bad blood for quite some time, and their rivalry spiked up recently as seen from their interaction in the comments on an Instagram post by Nate Diaz....

Jan 20, 2017 12:48 pm

The 10 Best Chael Sonnen Quotes

On Saturday night, three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen will return to the cage for the first time in more than three years. He will do so against retiring MMA legend Tito Ortiz in the main event of a stacked Bellator 170 card. In advance of his anticipated comeback, Sonnen has unleashed plenty of the...

Jan 13, 2017 10:53 am

Junior Dos Santos wants Werdum or Miocic after Struve withdrawal

Until yesterday, Brazilian heavyweight Junior Dos Santos expected to return to the Octagon against Stefan Struve on February 19 in Halifax. Regrettably, however, Struve was forced out of this planned scrap with an injury, which left Dos Santos without an opponent. Still eager to fight in the near future, Dos Santos now has his eyes...

Jan 10, 2017 10:06 am

VIDEO | emotional backstage footage after Cody Garbrandt’s UFC 207 win

One of the biggest moments of UFC 207, the UFC’s final card of the year 2016, was Cody Garbrandt’s title-winning defeat of Dominick Cruz. Garbrandt earned this victory with a lopsided unanimous decision in a performance that would become a late entrant into the 2016 Upset of the Year debate. It was an emotional win...

Jan 2, 2017 12:31 pm

Tony Ferguson explains why he wants more money: I have a contract but I’ve outperformed that contract

With champion Conor McGregor currently enjoying a break from competition, the biggest story in the lightweight division is the ongoing rivalry between top contenders Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov, and their long-rumored interim title fight. Unfortunately, negotiations for this highly hyped showdown have recently reached a standstill, as Ferguson has said he won’t accept the...

Dec 28, 2016 4:57 am

Nate Diaz blasts Conor McGregor on social media

In March of this year, Nate Diaz shocked the world by submitting then featherweight champion Conor McGregor in a last minute welterweight scrap. His submission win marked the end of a 15-fight win-streak for the Irishman. Given his long-time dominance, and his status as the UFC’s biggest and most valuable star, McGregor was quickly given a...

Dec 18, 2016 11:28 am

VIDEO | Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz squash the beef

Former WEC champion and multiple time UFC title challenger Urijah Faber competed inside the octagon for the final time at last night’s UFC on FOX 22 event in his hometown of Sacramento, California, where he earned a dominant decision victory over Brad Pickett. Following his decisive win over “One Punch”, “The California Kid” joined Fox...

Dec 17, 2016 10:03 am

Dominick Cruz praises rival Urijah Faber ahead of retirement

Tonight in Sacramento, California, MMA veteran Urijah Faber will step into the Octagon for the final time as he faces Brad Picket in front of his hometown fans in the co-main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’. Ahead of the fight, the MMA community has continued to reflect on Faber’s iconic career, which dates back...

Nov 26, 2016 3:29 pm

Miesha Tate rooting for Amanda Nunes over Ronda Rousey

It’s no secret that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Miesha Tate and former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey have a very long and bitter rivalry dating back to the Strikeforce days of both women’s careers. Earlier this month, Tate retired at the UFC’s historic UFC 205 card in New York, where she dropped a...

Oct 31, 2016 10:10 am

VIDEO | Bellator Star Michael “Venom” Page Gets Creative With Halloween-Themed Trash Talk of Upcoming Opponent

England’s Michael “Venom” Page, who competes in Bellator’s welterweight division, is one of the fastest rising stars in mixed martial arts. His quick rise to stardom is due in part to his vicious striking arsenal, which famously shattered the skull of his most recent opponent Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, and to his fan-friendly antics, which manifested themselves when...

Oct 30, 2016 3:27 pm

Exclusive | Tyron Woodley “If I was Stephen Thompson I would be embarrassed”

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will look to make his first title defense when he squares off with Stephen Thompson in the co-main event of UFC 205 this November 12 at Madison Square Garden. “The Chosen One” was a recent guest on BJPENN.com’s Rapid Fire segment with Chris Taylor where he discussed the heated rivalry...