The money — the truly big money — for fighters in the UFC comes after winning a championship. UFC lightweight James Krause is an ambitious guy, but he’s not particularly interested in the belt. “I think my best is still to come,” said Krause, who is 5-3 and on a two-fight winning streak.
He’s more than eight years into his professional career, 25 months into his heavyweight title reign and yet Deontay Wilder, the most charismatic, hard-punching heavyweight in the world, remains an enigma.
Cris “Cyborg” Justino was cleared of an anti-doping violation Friday by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and is free to fight immediately. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency granted Justino a retroactive therapeutic use exemption on Friday, paving the way for the hard-hitting Brazilian to start to challenge for
Joe Stevenson is getting a second chance at the UFC and at life. This once mighty fighter who at one point reeled off 14 wins in 15 fights, won Season 2 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” and earned a UFC championship bout, owns a couch with a permanent indentation courtesy of long hours sitting in the same
The start of Hayder Hassan’s mixed martial arts career began with a teary phone call to his mom. Now a member on the “Redemption” season of the UFC’s reality series, “The Ultimate Fighter,” the 34-year-old Florida State graduate was working in a job he loathed and simply couldn’t go forward.
Floyd Mayweather has been down this road before. The process accelerated when Pacquiao and Mayweather attended a Miami Heat game on Jan. 28, 2015, and then spoke later that night in Pacquiao’s hotel suite. Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been using the same negotiating tactics for years.
USADA informed Brock Lesnar of a second positive doping test in July, and he was suspended for a full year. After all, he’s nearly 40 years old, has had one MMA fight in the last five years and is in the middle of a one-year suspension issued by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for failing two drug tests
In so many ways that matter, 2017 is starting out as a departure from 2016 in boxing, and that’s a very good thing.
As if it were Valentine’s Day, Georges St-Pierre dropped to one knee, bowed his head and clasped the extended right of the person in front of him with both of his hands. The former UFC welterweight champion, among the four or five best fighters who have ever lived, hadn’t suddenly turned into a hopeless
A boxing match between the retired Floyd Mayweather, one of the greatest boxers in history, and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, who has zero amateur or pro boxing matches on his record, was reportedly on the verge of being finalized according the Irish Sun.
Germaine de Randamie (L) connects with a right hand on Holly Holm thrown after the bell to end the second round of their featherweight title fight Saturday in the main event of UFC 208. Referee Todd Anderson did not penalize de Randamie. Criticism of new UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine
Referee Todd Anderson’s controversial decision not to take a point from Germaine de Randamie during her bout Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn against Holly Holm led directly to the Dutch woman capturing the first women’s featherweight title in the main event of UFC 208. Judges Chris Lee,
Anderson Silva (L) hadn’t won in the Octagon since 2012. Brunson entered the three-round middleweight bout the winner of five of his six fights, but he was clearly cautious of the man regarded by many as the greatest mixed martial artist who ever lived. Silva won by scores of 29-28, 30-27 and 29-28
UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will defend his belt against interim titleholder Max Holloway. Promotion president Dana White confirmed the unification bout Friday. White, however, did not announce when or where the fight will occur.
There has been plenty of criticism of the pairing in the main event of UFC 208 on Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn – some of it deserved, much of it the usual complaining simply to complain. The UFC created the women’s featherweight division specifically for this show, and it was designed
Silver medalist Shakur Stevenson (L) joins Top Rank chairman Bob Arum and his co-manager, Andre Ward (R), after signing his promotional deal with the company. Shakur Stevenson, a silver medalist for the U.S. boxing team in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, pulled a surprise on Thursday and signed a promotional
It’s hard to know what to make of Silva, though, and not because he hasn’t won a fight in more than four years. Since defeating Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153 on Oct. 13, 2012, Silva is 0-4 with one no contest. In his last outing, he lost to light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, a bout he took on two
Rory MacDonald (L), shown during his epic battle with Robbie Lawler at UFC 189, will fight Paul Daley in London on May 19 in his Bellator debut. Rory MacDonald created a big splash in August when he left the UFC and signed a free-agent contract with Bellator. The welterweight, despite back-to-back
Brandon Cook (L) and Steven Butler fight Jan. 28 in Montreal in a bout Cook won by seventh-round TKO. Cook was then injured when hit by a bucket of ice thrown by a fan. It was a tough night on Jan. 28 for Steven Butler, who lost for the first time in his 20th career fight when he was stopped in the
This was designed to be, and in some ways still is despite her absence, the kickoff of “The Cyborg Show.” Powerful featherweight Cris Justino had long been the one great fighter the UFC couldn’t snag, until the promotion took the unusual step of creating a division specifically for her. Holly Holm and
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa “T-Rex” Shields (R) will headline a March 10 card on ShoBox in just her second pro fight against Szilvia Szabados. Claressa Shields, the only American boxer, either male or female, to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals, will cross another barrier on March 10
Ian McCall says he’s the black sheep of his family. McCall is a fascinating figure with a charismatic personality and an elite talent who, with a little luck, could help re-invigorate interest in the flyweight division. “This is kind of crazy,” McCall says of one of many aspects of what can only be
New UFC owner Ari Emanuel (third from right) and president Dana White (right) will attend the first UFC athlete retreat in May and will give a joint keynote address. All 500-plus active UFC fighters have been invited to gather in Las Vegas in May for a two-day UFC Athlete Retreat, which will be their
Kirkland suffered a fractured nose, forcing the cancellation of their Feb. 25 fight. James Kirkland suffered a broken nose which forced the cancellation of his planned Feb. 25 pay-per-view bout against former world champion Miguel Cotto, an injury which save the promotion a flood of red ink.
Now, this isn’t a traditional cooking show by any means, but Bermudez has taken his love of cooking and his need to eat clean and turned it into a successful, irreverent and sometimes helpful YouTube channel. Bermudez, who fights “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in the main event of a UFC Fight Night