Tito Ortiz did his best to summon his prime “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” persona during a recent news conference promoting his Bellator 170 fight with Chael Sonnen. Sonnen, the controversial former UFC title contender who is making his Bellator debut after a two-and-a-half-year absence from the sport,
You know a topic in the mixed martial arts world is reaching its expiration date when the hot takers arrive on the scene. Ronda Rousey’s one-sided loss to Amanda Nunes in the main event of UFC 207 on Dec. 30 has been analyzed and dissected from all angles, in a matter befitting the fall of one of the
Amanda Nunes commenced with the gloating the moment her 48-second beatdown of Ronda Rousey was stopped. “I knew I was gonna beat the [expletive] out of Ronda Rousey,” the UFC women’s bantamweight champion in her post-fight interview in the Octagon at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena on Friday night. Nunes
Holly Holm (above) will face Germaine de Randamie on Feb. 11 for the UFC women’s featherweight title. SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It doesn’t take rocket scientist – or even a license in fight promotion – to figure out the direction in which the UFC hopes to head with their star women’s fighters in 2017. UFC
Cub Swanson (R) and Dooho Choi engaged in one of the best fights of the year at UFC 206. Sandwiched between last month’s massive UFC 205, in which Conor McGregor became the UFC’s first simultaneous two-weight champion in the company’s Madison Square Garden debut, and the year-end UFC 207, which features
It would be hard to blame Max Holloway if he chose to hate Conor McGregor. McGregor, after all, is a big reason why the UFC’s featherweight championship situation is both muddled and quite disputed. After knocking out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds flat to claim the belt last December, McGregor was allowed
In the wake of Conor McGregor’s historic victory over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, talking-head sports shows have been awash with nonsense jibber-jabber about a fight which will never happen between McGregor and boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather. Meanwhile, back in the reality-based community, McGregor
A mere eight months ago, Miesha Tate had the defining moment of her career. The Tacoma, Wash., native was long one of mixed martial arts’ most popular stars, in large part because of her toughness and resilience. Trailing on the scorecards against then-women’s bantamweight champion Holm and needing
Could Donald Cerrone become the face of an MMA fighters union? LOS ANGELES – Donald Cerrone has long been one of the most popular fighters in the UFC simply because he’s been a maverick in a sport that has slowly but steadily gone corporate. Whether it’s taking fights a couple weeks apart, jumping
It’s only fitting Urijah Faber’s career will end on a fight card sandwiched between super shows powered by lighter-weight stars. Faber, whose run as World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight champion back when that belt was the undisputed world title at 145 pounds paved the way for smaller fighters as
Jones says he knows he can be beat, and that his team keeps him grounded. He doesn't think that's the case for the UFC's other two big stars.
Cruz may have put the bitter rivalry to bed in the cage Saturday, but the trash talk kept right on going at the post-fight news conference.
Ronda Rousey's boyfriend became emotional and fought back tears on multiple occasions in discussing the claims made by his ex-wife.
In the span of just 13 months, Pettis went from holding the UFC light heavyweight championship to a three-fight losing streak in the sport's deepest and toughest division.
Is Cris Justino's debut against Leslie Smith a prelude to fights against the top bantamweights or just a flash in the pan?
A potential McGregor-Diaz rematch isn't going over that well with the division that is being held hostage because of it.
The sparks were flying just one day after it was announced that Diaz would replace Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 196.