Sir Richard Eyre: “I thought about what would be a fight scene in an action movie. What would be a logical fight to have in a contemporary world? It had to be MMA.”
Carlston Harris: “Thank God the welterweight division is very stacked right now. … All guys can go in there and fight for the title – Cavalheiro, Fakhreddine, Amoussou.”
“BREAKING; In case of disqualification of Werdum, Mark Hunt will replace Werdum in fight against Alexei Oleiynik at the UFC Moscow.”
Nate Diaz: “He cheated when he fought my brother, so I just had to bring up old $#!@ because they’re trying to brush it off like it’s nothing.”
Bellator 200: Carvalho vs. Mousasi will take place on May 25, 2018, at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England.
GSP: “If I get beat, oh my God, forget it. For my legacy, it’s the end of the world. All of the work I put in is finished.”
Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson: “He wants to prove he’s the better striker than me and that puts a smile on my face. I hope that’s his plan.”
GSP: “I gotta confess, Joe. I gotta confess. I was so scared of fighting Nick Diaz so we poisoned his IV. But he survived …”
The IMMAF and WMMAA are calling on their respective members to notify national federations as to their status under the new structure.
“Since we are an unsanctioned state, my method of resolving this issue was to contact three non-biased MMA professionals from three different states to review this situation.”
Chatri Sityodtong: “He truly is Myanmar’s biggest star, and is a great representative of the country’s strength and resolve.”
LFA CEO Ed Soares announced recently that the promotion will kick off the 2018 summer season with a middleweight showdown between two former title challengers.
FOX paid $100 million per year over seven years for the UFC; that deal ends this year. The UFC reportedly sought to raise the total to $400 million per year, and when that failed sought other suitors. Earlier this month it was announced that the UFC Fight Pass content (15 lesser events per year), as
Matt Serra: “Leon Roberts, you should be ashamed of yourself and I think you possibly could have cost him the fight. Leon, you f@$%ed up.”
Valentina Shevchenko: “It would be very right to [vacate the title] because if you are not ready to fight, if you don’t want to fight, you have to leave the belt, you cannot hold it.”
Kevin Lee: “They’re waiting on me to die. I’m pushing for it because that’s what needs to be done.”
Frans Mlambo: “I obviously know him, and I do think he’s a good guy, but I feel he has what’s mine. He’s got my belt at the moment.
ONE Championship just held its most historic event in promotional history, and it was certainly a night full of drama.
Chael Sonnen: “My solution is, ‘You’re done. You’re not fighting. Go home. You’re cut. You’re released.’ However extreme you wanted to get with it.”
The UFC organization was notified today that the USADA has informed Fabricio Werdum of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample.