No American had ever won Olympic gold in Judo; Kayla Harrison did, twice, in 2012 and 2016. And she won the world championship in 2010.
The second event of the series takes place on Thursday, June 21st at the Chicago Theater in Chicago, Illinois. The main event features a lightweight bout between Will Brooks and Luis Palomino.
Josh Barnett: “After … my vindication in that case, I don’t feel comfortable giving the control necessary to USADA that would continue my career in the UFC.”
Stipe Miocic: “I think it’s a great match-up for me. If it wasn’t I probably wouldn’t have taken the fight.”
Day 3 of the 2018 IMMAF European Championships on Wednesday saw the continuation of the Senior preliminaries and first women’s matches of the tournament.
Donald Cerrone: “I said, ‘Look, man. The Colby Covington approach, you look like a f@$%ing asshole. You look like a complete f@$%ing dick.”
Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present the first official trailer for CREED II, starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, and Tessa Thompson.
Yusuke Yachi: “My opponent is another fighter sent from Wanderlei, and he looks scary and is saying creepy things.”
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Heavyweight Josh Barnett has been released by the UFC, according to the ever informed Steven Marrocco for MMAjunkie.
“I would say 90 percent of the fighters are not gaining more than the ranges I’m proposing. There’s simply no purpose anymore for them to cutting that much weight.”
ESPN+ will debut today “Ariel & The Bad Guy”, a weekly MMA program hosted by award-winning journalist Ariel Helwani, alongside actual bad guy Chael Sonnen.
Firas Zahabi: “Georges was on your show, and he was saying I was trying to kill him in the practice room. He’s right, but I do it so rarely. “
Al Iaquinta: “I’m going to weigh-in and then I’m going to start eating. I signed a contract under the assumption we are weighing in in the morning, so we are.”
Khabin Nurmagomedov: “I hope that Conor wants this fight. He talked a lot but for some reason, as soon as it came down to real negotiations about the fight, he fell silent.”
Inside are the results from Day 2 of the 2018 IMMAF European Championships and the first day of the Senior preliminaries.
MSM’s Mike Tollin. “Considering the close relationship between the Endeavor Content Group, IMG and UFC, this immediately becomes a priority project for us.”
Producer and game director Yohei Shimbori said that the concept of Dead or Alive is “intense fighting entertainment” – a more realistic look inspired by mixed martial arts.
Tuesday, June 19th is the second episode of the season and airs live on Fight Pass at 8:00 PM EST.
Will Brooks: “All of a sudden Professional Fighters League pops up. They’re kind of in this process of a rebirth and a rebuilding phase and I’m in that same mindset right now.”