200 Search Results for retired fighters

Dec 13, 2017 7:00 pm

The Dean of Mean is Thriving in Life After Fighting!

If you’ve been watching MMA for the last ten years, then you know exactly who Keith Jardine is. One of the Light Heavyweight division’s most recognizable fighters, Jardine has been retired from fighting since 2012 after losing a bout to Roger Gracie in Strikeforce. During his time in one of the most prestigious divisions in...

Nov 25, 2017 4:33 pm

VIDEO | Michael Bisping reacts to his first-round knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum

Michael Bisping suffered his second stoppage loss in the past three weeks earlier today at UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai, China. “The Count” took on surging division contender Kelvin Gastelum in today’s main event but unfortunately lost the contest via first-round knockout. Gastelum was able to catch Bisping with a massive left hand that...

Nov 25, 2017 7:03 am

Urijah Faber Was Offered to Fight Conor McGregor at UFC 196

What if @UrijahFaber – and not @NateDiaz209 – fought @TheNotoriousMMA at UFC 196? More: https://t.co/yWjDVvv6qY pic.twitter.com/e5sct3tgLo — MMAjunkie (@MMAjunkie) November 24, 2017 Urijah Faber and Conor McGregor have shared a rich history together for a couple of fighters that never scrapped. The two shared an entire season of The Ultimate Fighter together, McGregor fought one...

Oct 6, 2017 1:47 pm

VIDEO | Another former champion calls Conor McGregor out to the boxing ring

Former boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi has been doing his best to lure Conor McGregor into a boxing match with him ever since their fallout from McGregor’s training camp for Floyd Mayweather. Malignaggi is retired from the sport but would be more than happy to get his chance to show the world what he can...

Sep 14, 2017 5:55 am

Mark Hunt is fine with dying as a fighter, but he’s got some conditions

Fighting is a perilous game. Time and time again, we’ve seen premier combat sports athletes decline into physical and mental disrepair, oftentimes until they exist as little more than stuttering stacks of bones, entirely unrecognizable from the seemingly unstoppable behemoths they once were. In a poignant piece written on Wednesday for Players Voice, UFC heavyweight...

Sep 9, 2017 5:28 pm

Alex White Brutalizes Mitch Clark With Consecutive Elbows and Punches

It started off normal enough. Mitch Clarke and Alex White exchanged kicks almost like a turn-based role playing game. There was a clinch battle and some knees, then back to more front kicks by Clarke and leg kicks by White. The fight was a rinse and repeat of violence chess. For mostly two whole rounds,...

Aug 23, 2017 10:14 am

Anthony Johnson Releases a Statement on Jon Jones

This Jon Jones news hit like a meteor late last night in the midst of all the build-up for Conor McGregor boxing Floyd Mayweather. Everyone dropped everything to react. Fans logged onto Twitter to shed their tears, kick Jones while he was down, or debate what happens next. Right alongside the fans, were the UFC...

Aug 15, 2017 6:36 am

Paulie Malignaggi trashes “Pillsbury Dough Boy” Dana White

Former two-division boxing champ Paulie Malignaggi joined Conor McGregor‘s training camp with the intention of helping the Irish MMA star prepare for his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Unfortunately, he left the camp after just a few sparring sessions, feeling that he’d been unfairly represented by the Irishman and his team. Not long thereafter,...

Aug 13, 2017 10:25 am

VIDEO | legendary cutman ‘Stitch’ Duran sides with “very honest” Paulie Malignaggi

In an effort to better prepare for his August 26 boxing match with undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr., UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor enlisted the help of recently retired former two-division champ Paulie Malignaggi. Regrettably, the pair’s working relationship crumbled as quickly as it began, as Malignaggi left the camp after feeling disrespected by...

Jul 28, 2017 8:28 am

Tyron Woodley unfazed by Demian Maia being a specialist

On Saturday, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will step into the Octagon in hopes of making yet another successful title defense in the co-main event of UFC 214. The fight will see ‘The Chosen One’ step into the Octagon with arguably the greatest JiuJitsu specialist in the UFC, Demian Maia. Ahead of the fight, Woodley...

Jul 11, 2017 8:20 am

Valentina Shevchenko doesn’t believe Amanda Nunes’ excuses

If things had gone according to plan, Valentina Shevchenko would have battled Amanda Nunes for UFC bantamweight gold in the main event of UFC 213 last Saturday. Unfortunately, Nunes was forced out of the bout with an illness at the last minute – at least, that’s her story. Shevchenko is not so sure about Nunes’...

Jun 29, 2017 1:59 pm

Dana White believes two of his big UFC stars will never fight again

In the UFC, there aren’t a ton of fighters that really move the needle. It’s obvious that Conor McGregor is one of the biggest stars the UFC has ever seen. However, aside from “The Notorious” who comes to mind that can bring in big numbers for the UFC? Jon Jones is set to return in...

Jun 29, 2017 12:33 pm

Dana White doesn’t think Nick Diaz will ever fight again

MMA veteran Nick Diaz has remained one of the most popular fighters in MMA despite the fact that he hasn’t fought in nearly three years. After his dominant run in Strikeforce, Diaz signed with the UFC and made his debut in 2011, when he defeated BJ Penn via unanimous decision. Diaz then dropped his next...

Jun 18, 2017 4:18 pm

McGregor training partner says Conor will “100%” knockout Floyd Mayweather

McGregor training partner says Conor will “100%” knockout Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor will enter the squared circle for the first time in his professional career on August 26 to face off against undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather! The McGregor vs. Mayweather super-fight will take place at 154-pounds under the bright lights of T-Mobile Arena in...

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 21, 2017 11:50 am

VIDEO | A fascinating look at the boxers who are paid to lose to pad their opponent’s records

https://www.facebook.com/muaythaiauthority/videos/1423586244351072/ If you’re a fan of boxing, you’ll notice that many young fighters burst into the limelight with pristine looking records of 15-0, 18-0, 20-0 and so on. While most of these boxers are undeniably talented, their flawless records are not coincidental. Most of these green fighters have built their sterling records against less than...