Cub Swanson has had more important victories, as well as more spectacular ones. Lobov taunted Swanson and talked his way into the fight, then continued the verbal onslaught during the bout’s build-up. Lobov entered the fight with a 14-12-1 record and no wins of significance in the UFC.
Shawn Porter’s boxing style isn’t elegant, but it is oh-so effective. The muscular 29-year-old simply overwhelmed Andre Berto by sheer force of will, dropping the two-time former champion three times and stopping him at 1:31 of the ninth in their WBC welterweight title eliminator Saturday at the Barclays
Cindy Dandois fights in the UFC, teaches high school in Belgium and finds inspiration from Walt Disney. Give Cindy Dandois this: She’s probably the first UFC fighter, active or retired, to use “Frankenweenie” in a sentence. Dandois will make her UFC debut Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., when she faces
The longtime Philadelphia Eagles QB is helping Porter ahead of his showdown with Andre Berto, providing Porter with invaluable mentorship.
Joe Proctor's dual life as a corrections officer and an MMA fighter is anything but easy. He's got something to fall back on if his UFC career doesn't pan out though.
Millions of people watched Irwin’s televised exploits, but few of them went out and got their own gator as a pet.
IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (L) listens as former champ Wladimir Klitschko speaks. In a rare and unusual agreement that is beneficial for American boxing fans, promoters have come to terms with Showtime and HBO on a unique deal to allow both networks to broadcast the April 29 IBF heavyweight
WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will defend his title on July 2 in Brisbane, Australia, (July 1 in U.S.) against Jeff Horn. Four months after the subject was initially broached – and left most who heard the news in disbelief – it is finally official that Manny Pacquiao will fight little known
Daniel Cormier has a deep and abiding love for professional wrestling, and he knows as well as anyone about the vagaries of crowds. The UFC light heavyweight champion is beloved by most who know him. Since UFC crowds have chosen to make him the man they hate, Cormier has decided to roll with it.
On Saturday, the UFC announced Faber will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in July. Whenever the hit 1995 song, “California Love,” began on arena loudspeakers at mixed martial arts events over the last 13-plus years, fans would rise to hail the arrival of Urijah Faber, the California Kid. On the day
Weidman is trying to snap a two-fight losing streak while Mousasi is on the final fight of his UFC contract.
Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and challenger Anthony “Rumble” Johnson injected some drama into the UFC 210 weigh-in Friday, both making weight in the final seconds. Cormier weighed twice in the final five minutes, and somehow managed to lose 1.2 pounds in that short period of time to hit
UFC middleweight Kelvin Gastelum failed a drug test and his fight with ex-champion Anderson Silva has been canceled. Kelvin Gastelum was zooming toward the top of the middleweight division, proving himself a legitimate title contender with back-to-back impressive wins over veterans Tim Kennedy and Vitor
Floyd Mayweather is angling for a fight with UFC star Conor McGregor. Millions of words have been written and spoken about Floyd Mayweather’s greatness, but rarely has anyone captured what makes “Money May” so special in the ring as well as Andre Berto in a wide-ranging interview with FightHype. The
Johnson will get a second crack at the 205-pound belt Saturday when he faces light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y., in the main event of UFC 205.
In every athletic pursuit he tried, Cormier was among the best. Never, though, was he the best. But on Saturday, the now-38-year-old Cormier has an opportunity to cement his legacy as one of the greatest MMA fighters in history.
The Pride Fighting Championship has an outsized place in mixed martial arts history. It didn’t last quite 10 years – born on Oct. 1, 1997, and ended on April 8, 2007, with an event at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. For several of those 10 years, particularly when Fedor Emelianenko was at his peak
Promoter Bob Arum feels Vasyl Lomachenko is the greatest fighter other than Muhammad Ali he’s ever promoted. Vasyl Lomachenko laughs out loud, a hearty, robust laugh that forces everyone around him to laugh along with him. Many are already calling him the best fighter in the world, though Lomachenko
Conor McGregor is an elite MMA fighter, but stands no chance in a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather. There is little good about a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, other than the huge amount of money it would generate for those involved: Mayweather, McGregor, Showtime and
Oscar De La Hoya and his peers could revive boxing if they changed their methods a bit. About 21 percent of Americans approve of the job that Congress is doing, according to the aggregate of six major polls, compiled by Real Clear Politics. First, let’s take the case of Keith Thurman, the wonderful
Fedor Emelianenko is 36-4 with one no contest in his professional MMA career. It’s been obvious for a while that Bellator fancies itself as a competitor, or an alternative, to the UFC. In the last year, Bellator president Scott Coker has signed UFC regulars Phil Davis, Benson Henderson, Matt Mitrione
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has won five straight fights and is 37-11 in his pro career. Rampage Jackson would be the first to tell you that there’s more to being a professional fighter than pulling on a pair of shorts, stepping into a cage and knocking someone senseless. Jackson, the mercurial former