Paul Felder News
Paul Felder officially re-enters USADA testing pool but is "just in case" he decides to return
Josh Evanoff - November 2, 2023
UFC commentator Paul Felder reenters USADA testing pool, return to fighting still not guaranteed
Fernando Quiles - September 3, 2023
Paul Felder issues apology after Bobby Green accuses him of “bulls**t commentary” at UFC Vegas 71: “I understand the criticism. I got emotional”
Harry Kettle - April 25, 2023
UFC commentator Paul Felder has issued an apology after being threatened by Bobby Green for what went down at UFC Vegas 71 last weekend. On Saturday night, Bobby Green battled it out with Jared Gordon. While Green was originally awarded a TKO finish, it was later turned into a no contest due to an accidental headbutt on Gordon. In the aftermath, Bobby was infuriated with the decision – and he was also pretty upset by Paul Felder’s commentary.
Bobby Green blasts Paul Felder over "emotional" UFC Vegas 71 commentary: "Do your f*cking job"
Josh Evanoff - April 24, 2023
Bobby Green wants his money, but he also wants to have words with UFC commentator Paul Felder. ‘King’ returned to the octagon over the weekend at UFC Vegas 71. There, the longtime lightweight fan favorite faced Jared Gordon. ‘Flash’ entered the contest after his controversial split-decision defeat to Paddy Pimblett in December, but wasn’t hopeful a big win would earn him a rematch with ‘The Baddy’.
Paul Felder uncertain if Conor McGregor fights in 2023, claims the lightweight division is "passing him by badly"
Cole Shelton - January 10, 2023
Paul Felder isn’t sold on Conor McGregor fighting again. McGregor has not fought since UFC 264 in July of 2021 when he had his trilogy match against Dustin Poirier. At the end of the first round, McGregor broke his leg and since then he has been rehabbing it. Although he hasn’t fought in a year-and-a-half, McGregor has said he will return, which Felder isn’t sure of.
Paul Felder replaces Joe Rogan on the commentary table for UFC 280
Harry Kettle - October 18, 2022
Paul Felder will feature on the commentary team for UFC 280 this weekend, replacing Joe Rogan in the process. On Saturday night in Abu Dhabi, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will put on one of their biggest cards of the year thus far. We’ll see the UFC lightweight title and UFC bantamweight title being defended alongside a whole host of other fun bouts as Abu Dhabi prepares to put on a real show for fans watching around the world.
Paul Felder recalls squashing beef with Marvin Vettori: "There's no real bad blood there"
Fernando Quiles - September 18, 2022
Paul Felder reveals the two scenarios that would bring him out of retirement
Cole Shelton - November 25, 2021
Paul Felder has two scenarios in which he ends his retirement and fights again. Felder announced his retirement earlier this year, but it is something he has been hitting about for quite some time. He talked about it after his loss to Dan Hooker, and again after his loss to Rafael dos Anjos. Yet, recently there have been talks about Felder returning, but he says there are only two scenarios in which that happens. One is the Conor McGregor fight while the other is a hometown fight in Philadelphia.
Marvin Vettori plans on having face-to-face chat with "puppet" Paul Felder over UFC commentary
Adam D Martin - October 19, 2021
UFC middleweight contender Marvin Vettori plans on having face-to-face chat with “puppet” Paul Felder over his UFC commentary. Vettori recently took to social media to put Felder on blast following his commentary in the Dan Hooker vs. Nasrat Haqparst fight at UFC 266 last month. According to the Italian, he was not being fair to Haqparast during his commentary for the fight, and he took to Twitter to put Felder on blast. As far as “The Italian Dream” goes, Felder was being biased during his commentary and he felt like he had no choice but to call him out for his analysis.
Paul Felder teases UFC comeback: "I have missed it tremendously"
Adam D Martin - October 13, 2021
Former top-10 ranked UFC lightweight Paul Felder, who is currently working as a commentator for the promotion, is teasing a UFC comeback. Felder retired from MMA back in May, saying that he was focusing on his work as an analyst with the UFC. However, just four months later, it appears that Felder misses the sport and he wants to get back into the cage. Speaking to UFC commentator Brendan Fitzgerald following Tuesday night’s Dana White’s Contender Series, Felder admitted that he is considering a comeback, though he stopped short of 100% confirming his return.
Marvin Vettori and Paul Felder got into a heated social media exchange during the UFC 266 broadcast
Adam D Martin - September 26, 2021
UFC middleweight Marvin Vettori and commentator Paul Felder got into a heated social media exchange during the UFC 266 broadcast. Felder was filling in for Joe Rogan in the UFC 266 commentary booth, and Vettori was clearly not thrilled with the job that he did behind the desk. The UFC middleweight contender took to his social media during the broadcast to tweet out that he is not a fan of Felder and that he had pressed mute on his television because he couldn’t stand to listen to him anymore. Following what Vettori wrote, Felder also saw the comments from the Italian and he fired back at the middleweight for taking to social media to publicly blast his call.
Conor McGregor criticized by Paul Felder for death threats against Dustin Poirier's family
Adam D Martin - July 14, 2021
Paul Felder replaces Daniel Cormier in commentary booth for UFC 263
Adam D Martin - June 9, 2021
Former UFC lightweight contender Paul Felder has replaced Daniel Cormier in the commentary booth for this weekend’s UFC 263 pay-per-view card. The typical commentary team for UFC pay-per-view cards features Cormier and Joe Rogan as analysts and Jon Anik as the play-by-play man. For UFC 263, however, the promotion has decided to make one change, as Cormier is out of the booth for this event and Felder is in. MMAjunkie.com first reported on the change in the booth. Cormier said earlier this week that he has a family commitment this weekend, which is why he is not working the event.
Conor McGregor congratulates former rival Paul Felder on his MMA retirement
Adam D Martin - May 24, 2021
UFC superstar Conor McGregor congratulated former lightweight divisional rival Paul Felder on the recent announcement of his MMA retirement. Felder broke the news during the UFC Vegas 27 card that he is officially stepping away from the sport and retiring at age 36. Fans, media, and fighters soon took to their social media to say kind words about “The Irish Dragon,” and McGregor was among them. Taking to his Twitter on Sunday, McGregor congratulated Felder on his fantastic UFC career.
Paul Felder elaborates on his decision to retire, says recent losses by ‘Cowboy’ and ‘Jacare’ played a factor
Harry Kettle - May 24, 2021
Paul Felder has gone into more detail regarding his decision to retire from mixed martial arts, as he announced on Saturday night. Felder made the revelation during the UFC Vegas 27 broadcast, insisting that while it was a tough decision to make, it was the right thing for him and his family. The 37-year-old walks away from the sport with a 17-6 record, with his last Octagon appearance being a split decision loss to Rafael dos Anjos back in November.
UFC President Dana White reacts after Paul Felder announces his retirement from MMA
Christopher Taylor - May 22, 2021
UFC President Dana White was asked for his thoughts after Paul Felder announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on Saturday evening. During tonight’s UFC Vegas 27: ‘Font vs. Garbrandt’ main card broadcast, Felder (17-6 MMA) shocked fans by announcing his retirement from the sport.
Paul Felder down to fight "legend" Nate Diaz: "I would love that fight"
Adam Martin - January 14, 2021
UFC lightweight contender Paul Felder says he would love to fight Nate Diaz and says he doesn’t care what weight class the fight is at. Felder is in Fight Island where he will be doing his usual commentary duties. The No. 8 fighter in the lightweight division, Felder is coming off of back-to-back losses to Dan Hooker and Rafael dos Anjos. However, both of those were competitive fights and there’s no shame in losing to either fighter. There was some talk that Felder could potentially hang up his gloves, but he ended up changing his mind. He then signed a contract extension with the UFC for several more fights. He is not done yet.
Paul Felder inks new, multi-fight deal with with UFC
Tom Taylor - November 20, 2020
Paul Felder isn’t going anywhere. According to a report from MMA Fighting, the lightweight contender has signed a new, multi-fight deal with the UFC. Paul Felder last fought in the main event of UFC Vegas 14 last Saturday, when he lost a split decision to former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. However, Felder accepted the fight on just five days’ notice—replacing dos Anjos’ original opponent, Islam Makhachev—so he hardly lost any ground in defeat.
Video | Paul Felder gets stitched up following war with Rafael dos Anjos
Adam Martin - November 16, 2020
UFC lightweight contender Paul Felder did an interview while getting stitched up following his war with Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Vegas 14. Felder stepped up on five days’ notice to take on dos Anjos in the main event of UFC Vegas 14 on Saturday night. Despite taking the fight on super short notice, Felder put up a heck of a fight, ultimately losing a split decision on the judges’ scorecards. It was an incredible performance by a fighter who wasn’t even expected to compete on the card.
What's next for Rafael dos Anjos and Paul Felder after UFC Vegas 14?
Cole Shelton - November 16, 2020
In the main event of UFC Vegas 14, Rafael dos Anjos was making his return to the lightweight division to take on Paul Felder who took the fight on short notice. Entering the fight, both men were looking to get back into the win column and get a top-five opponent next time out. Yet, it was dos Anjos who used his grappling to dominate the fight and win a clear decision, although one judge somehow had it scored for Felder.
Photo | Check out the scorecards for the Rafael dos Anjos vs. Paul Felder split decision
Adam D Martin - November 15, 2020
Paul Felder reacts following split decision loss to Rafael dos Anjos, blasts fighters for missing weight
Christopher Taylor - November 14, 2020
Paul Felder stepped up on just five days notice to save tonight’s UFC Vegas 14 event by squaring off with former 155lbs champion Rafael dos Anjos. It was a big risk for ‘The Irish Dragon’, but one he knew would payoff with dividends if he could pull off the upset.
UFC Vegas 14 Bonus Report: Rafael dos Anjos and Paul Felder earn 'FOTN'
Chris Taylor - November 14, 2020
The Octagon remained in Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 14 event, a 9-bout fight card headlined by Paul Felder vs Rafael dos Anjos. The former UFC lightweight champion, Dos Anjos, was initially slated to fight Islam Makhachev in tonight’s event headliner. However, the Russian standout tested positive for Covid-19 and was forced to withdraw from the contest.