2209 Search Results for mixed martial arts

Sep 7, 2017 4:21 pm

Georges St-Pierre Gives Demetrious Johnson Praise Before UFC 215

Demetrious Johnson is one win away from breaking Anderson Silva’s title defense record, the only man who stands in his way is Ray Borg. What “Mighty” Johnson has accomplished so far is unheard of in a sport where it’s usually very difficult to win consistently. For instance, in the heavyweight division, no champion in the...

Sep 7, 2017 11:20 am

VIDEO | Diego Brandao explains chaotic fight in Russia against Akhmed Aliev

The Fight Nights Global 73 main event in Russia between Diego Brandao and Akhmed Aliev had one of the strangest endings in mixed martial arts. Brandao lost by TKO after jumping out of the cage in the second round after both opponents threw illegal strikes. Brandao spoke with MMA Fighting about the controversial contest with...

Sep 5, 2017 1:24 pm

Nate Diaz blasts Conor McGregor and the UFC on social media

How many fans have been thinking about the trilogy fight between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz now that the Mayweather boxing match is out of the way? Diaz was the last to defeat McGregor in mixed martial arts as he submitted the Irish superstar at UFC 196 back in March of last year. The two...

Sep 5, 2017 8:44 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov makes his pick for UFC 216’s Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee bout

On October 7, in the main event of UFC 216, Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will collide for the UFC interim lightweight title. The announcement of this fight, of course, came as a bit of a surprise, as any interim lightweight title fight was expected to involve undefeated Dagestani star Khabib Nurmagomedov. Apparently, however, the...

Sep 3, 2017 4:49 pm

Matchmaker! What should come next for the UFC Rotterdam winners?

The UFC returned to Rotterdam this weekend for UFC Fight Night 115. The event delivered with a bunch of memorable finishes and some very entertaining fights. In the evening’s main event, Alexander “Drago” Volkov scored a third-round TKO victory over hometown favorite Stefan “The Skyscraper” Struve. BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor attempted to fill the shoes of...

Sep 2, 2017 3:29 pm

PHOTO | Georges St-Pierre is looking massive in preparation for his UFC 217 fight with Michael Bisping

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre is looking massive in preparation for his UFC 217 title fight with current middleweight champion Michael Bisping. The Canadian superstar, “GSP, recently took to Twitter where he shared the following picture showing off his size as a middleweight. In NYC, training with Erik Owings! pic.twitter.com/isk9WUUoCg — Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre)...

Sep 2, 2017 2:45 pm

UFC Fighters react to Alexander Volkov’s TKO victory over Stefan Struve

Alexander Volkov picked up the biggest win of his mixed martial arts career today in Rotterdam, scoring a third-round TKO victory over Stefan Struve in the main event of UFC Fight Night 115. Struve looked sharp in the early stages of the fight, landing a variety of strikes including a flying knee which left Volkov...

Sep 1, 2017 12:18 pm

Oscar De La Hoya explains his ‘F**K YOU #MayweatherVsMcGregor’ tweet

While millions around the world were excited to see what would happen when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor stepped into the boxing ring, one boxing legend was very upset that the fight was actually taking place. On Friday, a day before the richest fight in combat sports took place, Oscar De La Hoya tweeted, “F**K...

Aug 30, 2017 3:50 pm

Kenny Florian Thinks A Better Version of Conor McGregor Comes Back to the UFC

It’s finally over. Conor McGregor did his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. Sure, he lost but everyone involved in that mega fight all came out as winners. McGregor walked away with just a black eye and $30 million just for his fight purse. He still stands to earn much more from sponsors and PPV numbers....

Aug 30, 2017 10:14 am

Paulie Malignaggi received a clear warning from another UFC champion

Former boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi is no fan of UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor. After joining the Irishman’s camp to help him prepare for Floyd Mayweather Jr., he abruptly stormed out, feeling that he’d been unfairly represented by the champ and his team. Since then, Malignaggi has repeatedly berated McGregor in interviews and on social...

Aug 29, 2017 2:21 pm

VIDEO | K-1 Legend Gokhan Saki Teases His Debut at UFC Japan

With Jon Jones’ future up in the air and a wide talent gulf separating the top two of UFC’s light heavyweight division, there’s a need for fresh contenders. Other than the insanely quick rise of Volkan Oezdemir (#3) in just three fights, there’s simply Daniel Cormier, Alexander Gustafsson, and everyone else since Anthony Johnson left....

Aug 29, 2017 9:18 am

Showtime to Air New ‘Tough Guys’ Documentary on Early Days of MMA

MMA has experienced a growth over the years that has been meteoric. The sport reached such a fever pitch, that the UFC was able to sell for over $4 billion. Whether you are new or even an old fan, it’s hard to believe mixed martial arts once struggled to try and get on pay-per-view. The...

Aug 27, 2017 8:51 am

Manager assures there’s “much more of Conor McGregor” to come, lists five potential opponents

Last night, UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor bravely wandered into the boxing ring for a battle with undefeated defensive mastermind Floyd Mayweather Jr. While McGregor had some legitimate success early on, he fatigued in the second half of the fight, at which point Mayweather cranked up the offense to author a 10th-round TKO win. Despite this loss, McGregor’s star appears...

Aug 27, 2017 8:08 am

Conor McGregor discusses the options for his fighting future

Conor McGregor‘s blockbuster battle with Floyd Mayweather Jr. did not go the way he planned, as he wilted under a storm of 10th-round punches, losing by TKO as a result. All the same, the Irishman’s valiant effort earned him the respect of many in the combat sports community, and his future is looking brighter than...

Aug 24, 2017 12:43 pm

Nate Diaz asserts whose side he is definitely not on for Mayweather vs McGregor

Nate Diaz thinks it’s best for every fighter to not make any hard claims of who will win the mega-million dollar money boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. Having fought the Irish MMA superstar twice and having one win and one loss on record with “The Notorious,” Diaz knows he is a game...

Aug 24, 2017 12:34 pm

Dana White makes interesting comparison between Conor McGregor and Chuck Liddell

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor‘s upcoming boxing showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr. is quite unprecedented. That said, it can be compared to a few other fights in the long and violent history of unarmed combat. One fight it is often compared to is Muhammed Ali’s 1976 battle with pro wrestler Antonio Inoki. Another it is...

Aug 24, 2017 9:13 am

MMA Legend Bas Rutten Predicts McGregor Upsets Mayweather

Bas Rutten is like that really cool uncle of MMA. He’s been everywhere, he’s done everything, and when you catch up with them, rest assured it’s going to be a blast and he’s going to have an awesome story to tell you. With Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather fighting in mere days, the guys over...

Aug 24, 2017 6:52 am

Conor McGregor hints at plans for future boxing-MMA hybrid sport

This Saturday, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will take his first steps into the professional boxing arena. His opponent for this boxing debut will be Floyd Mayweather, the greatest boxer of this generation and one of the greatest ever period. Win or lose, McGregor will make more money for this blockbuster battle than he ever...

Aug 23, 2017 6:05 pm

Joe Rogan, Nate Diaz and other UFC notables weigh in on Jon Jones being flagged by USADA

Fight fans around the world let out a collective “Noooooooo!” yesterday evening when news broke that current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones had been flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation. Most people were left in shock and disbelief by the unfortunate news, while others were quick to point out “Bones” troubled...

Aug 23, 2017 4:29 pm

USADA issues statement on Jon Jones potential anti-doping policy violation

Yesterday evening it was announced that current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones had been flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation stemming from his UFC 214 fight with Daniel Cormier on July 29. That news sent shockwaves throughout the mixed martial arts community which resulted in many of Jones’ peers taking to...

Aug 22, 2017 9:15 pm

Teammate on Jon Jones failed USADA test: “This is a set up, straight up!”

Terrible news struck the mixed martial arts world earlier this evening when TMZ Sports reported that current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones had been flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation. That news was later confirmed UFC officials, which prompted the promotions president to issue a statement of his own. (Read that...

Aug 22, 2017 8:25 pm

Dana White reveals that the UFC was working on a Jon Jones super fight for UFC 218

Terrible news struck the mixed martial arts world this evening when TMZ Sports reported that current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones had been flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation. The Anti-Doping Policy violation in question stemmed from an in-competition sample collected following Jones’ weigh-in for UFC 214 on July 28, 2017....

Aug 22, 2017 6:37 pm

Breaking! Jon Jones camp issues statement after being flagged by USADA

Terrible news shook the mixed martial arts world earlier this evening when TMZ reported that current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had been flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation. The Anti-Doping Policy violation stemmed from an in-competition sample collected following his weigh-in on July 28, 2017. Jon Jones had recently defeated Daniel...

Aug 22, 2017 2:11 pm

Sounds like Paige VanZant just announced she has a boyfriend

For all those who have a crush on UFC star Paige VanZant, you may be in for a rough day. It seems VanZant announced that she now has a boyfriend with a social media post. “12 Gauge” posted a photo on Tuesday with Austin Vanderford and said in the caption, “Mine….. @austinv170 ” Mine….. @austinv170...

Aug 22, 2017 8:44 am

TUTORIAL: 5 back attacks everyone should know

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. So now you’ve taken your opponent’s back. Success! Now what to do from here? Of course, taking an opponent’s back is just the first step to ending any conflict with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Usually in mixed martial arts, taking an opponent’s back signals that the end is near....