234 Search Results for retired fighters

Jun 5, 2017 12:12 pm

Roy Jones Jr. discusses Conor McGregor’s possible advantages against Floyd Mayweather

The latest member of the combat sports world to weigh in on the much-discussed boxing match between semi-retired great Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor is boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. The boxer gave his take on the latest episode of The MMA Hour, telling host Ariel Helwani that he understands why both...

Jun 1, 2017 11:12 am

VIDEO | Brendan Schaub and Johnny Hendricks try ballet in hilarious prank

Former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub and former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks recently stepped outside of their respective comfort zones and decided to trade in their handwraps for rather interesting outfits in this hilarious video. While the two men do quickly realize that ballet is harder than they initially expected, the video takes a surprising...

May 22, 2017 10:52 am

VIDEO | Tim Kennedy tries his hand at bullfighting, and it looks rough

The great American writer Ernest Hemingway once said “nobody ever lives their life all the way up except bullfighters.” If Hemingway had lived long enough to witness the explosion of mixed martial arts, he might just have revised that statement to include “…and mixed martial artists.” Regardless, the writer probably would probably be very impressed by...

May 9, 2017 9:14 am

VIDEO | Evander Holyfield & Anderson Silva show favorite combos

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, and former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield are both two of the most dominant fighters in their respective sports. In a newly released video, both Silva and Holyfield can be seen breaking down some of their favorite combinations. While Holyfield has been retired from Boxing for quite some time,...

May 8, 2017 7:13 am

VIDEO | Chuck Liddell breaks his silence on possible comeback fight

Late last month, former UFC light heavyweight champion and bona fide MMA legend Chuck Liddell burst back into the headlines. It began when Liddell posted a picture to Instagram, which showed him in ridiculous shape – maybe the best shape he’s ever been in. It continued when, after ample discussion about a possible comeback, Liddell’s long...

May 2, 2017 5:52 am

Coach would let Chuck Liddell make a comeback, but only against the right opponent

Chuck Liddell is in incredible shape. No, really. Despite the fact that he’s been retired for years, the light heavyweight legend is absolutely rippling with muscle. In fact, it’s possible that he looks better than he did for much of his fighting career. All the proof you need of this claim can be found in...

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 23, 2017 9:48 am

“Platinum” Mike Perry: it might be time for Jake Ellenberger to retire

Last night, during the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, polarizing welterweight striker “Platinum” Mike Perry picked up a knockout of the year contender, shutting the veteran Jake Ellenberger off with a slashing, second-round elbow. Given that this is the fourth strike-induced stoppage on Ellenberger’s recent record, it’s been suggested by some members of the...

Apr 14, 2017 5:18 pm

Former UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy sends a bold message to ISIS

Former UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy retired from the sport of mixed martial arts in January, this following his UFC 206 knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum. With that said, Tim is still one of the baddest men on the planet and is currently re-enlisted with the US Army where he serves as a special forces...

Mar 26, 2017 3:40 pm

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather’s worst moments inside the boxing ring

Floyd Mayweather’s worst moments inside the boxing ring. With UFC President Dana White now seemingly on board with the potential Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match, it seems to be just a matter of time before the expected super-fight is made official. Floyd Mayweather is thought by many fans and analysts to be the...

Mar 25, 2017 9:42 am

Big Nog on board with Vitor Belfort’s legends league idea

Recently, MMA veteran Vitor Belfort suggested in an interview that the UFC look to create a ‘legends league’ for retired legends of the sport to compete in, so as to satisfy their desire for competition despite being retired. Belfort revealed that his suggestion to the new UFC owners was not only one that would appease...

Mar 23, 2017 5:32 am

Fired-Up Tony Ferguson tells Conor McGregor to “Defend or Vacate”

Last November, in the main event of the blockbuster UFC 205, Ireland’s Conor McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC lightweight title. With this win, the already sought-after superstar became the target of the lightweight division’s top contenders – namely Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. Regrettably for fighters like Nurmagomedov and Ferguson, McGregor quickly...

Mar 14, 2017 10:17 am

Paige VanZant’s future with Team Alpha Male uncertain

To close out 2016, Paige VanZant looked to capitalize on her August 2016 win over Bec Rawlings as she stepped into the Octagon with ‘The Karate Hottie’ Michelle Waterson for a highly anticipated UFC Sacramento main event showdown. While many expected Waterson to look to use her elite level striking to pick VanZant apart, while...

Mar 9, 2017 7:27 am

Vitor Belfort’s proposition to new UFC owners

With the new WME-IMG UFC owners, fight fans have noticed some changes coming to the promotion since the purchase of the UFC back in 2016. For Vitor Belfort, who has been competing professionally in MMA for 21 years, with 20 of those years spent in the UFC, he has a rather interesting proposition for the...

Mar 7, 2017 10:06 am

GSP on long-discussed Anderson Silva super fight: “It is possible”

For many years, Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva stood out as the two best fighters in MMA. Given that they were separated by just 15 pounds, there was always a widespread desire to see them fight. Unfortunately, this super fight never materialized. On a recent episode of the UFC Unfiltered Podcast, St-Pierre recounted the UFC’s previous attempts...

Feb 22, 2017 6:06 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson shares some inside information on Mayweather vs. McGregor

The biggest ongoing story in combat sports today surrounds a potential mega fight between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and semi-retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fans, pundits, and fighters alike have been wondering for months if this bout will actually happen, and if it does, which of the two stars will come out on...

Feb 15, 2017 9:18 am

NSAC willing to grant McGregor license to host Mayweather superfight in Vegas

In 2016, Conor McGregor was granted a boxing license in California, but denied one by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. At the time, it was explained that McGregor’s lack of professional boxing experience was the reason he had been denied a license in Nevada. Despite that, talks of a potential Floyd Mayweather superfight continued to...

Feb 15, 2017 7:20 am

Floyd Mayweather to McGregor: take care of business with the UFC, then we can make a deal

The biggest ongoing narrative in combat sports today surrounds a potential mega fight between semi-retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. This potential showdown seems to generate new headlines every day, each often contrary to the previous one. Late last week, for example, reports began to surface that McGregor and Mayweather had agreed on a...

Jan 27, 2017 11:58 am

The 5 Best UFC on Fox Cards so far

This weekend, the UFC will touch down in Denver with UFC on Fox 23. Headlined by a bantamweight number one contender fight between Julianna Peña and Valentina Shevchenko, co-headlined by a welterweight battle between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Jorge Masvidal, and featuring other big names like Andrei Arlovski, Francis Ngannou, Aljamain Sterling and Nate Marquardt,...

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...

Jan 23, 2017 11:21 am

Tim Kennedy updates on MMAAA recruitment, Bjorn Rebney’s involvement

Earlier this month, long-time middleweight contender Tim Kennedy announced his retirement from MMA. With this retirement from competition, Kennedy now shifts his focus to a new fight, as he battles on behalf of fighters as the President of the new Mixed Martial Arts Athlete’s Association. During an appearance on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour,...

Jan 22, 2017 7:58 am

Bellator 170 salaries: Ortiz makes bank, Sonnen pockets just $50K

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 170. This exciting, 18-fight card was headlined by a light heavyweight clash between two veteran, West Coast wrestlers. In one corner, we had California’s Tito Ortiz, a former UFC light heavyweight champion and UFC Hall-of-Famer. In the other, we had Oregon’s Chael Sonnen, a...

Jan 18, 2017 6:25 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen thinks Rousey should train with Mayweather, but just for fun

Chael Sonnen has become one of the most interesting commentators in MMA. If there’s a major headline cooking up, the three-time UFC title challenger and current Bellator star will have something thought-provoking to say about it. The latest issue that Chael Sonnen sounded off on revolves around the derailed career of the once dominant Ronda...

Jan 17, 2017 6:21 am

Conor McGregor looks to trademark his nickname

As the first fighter ever to wear UFC gold in two divisions concurrently, Conor McGregor is one of the best fighters in the world. With numerous UFC records in the areas of fighter pay and pay-per-view sales, and side projects ranging from video game appearances to short films with John Lovitz, he’s also an astute...