The 28th season of The Ultimate Fighter will be coached by UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker vs. top contender Kelvin Gastelum; it will feature male heavyweights and at last, women’s featherweights.
Daniel Cormier: “I felt faster at heavyweight, and then just not having to do that weight cut, it makes such a big deal, man. That weight cut can really, really — it can really brutalize you.”
Pongsiri Mitsatit: “When we are given the ability to help others who are in dire need, we must do everything we can. It doesn’t matter whether we are rich or poor, we do what we can.”
Dominick Cruz: “If he makes it to the fight I’d be shocked. And I just mean that because USADA is the toughest anti-doping system there is on planet Earth.”
Here are four crucial reasons why you must watch ONE: PURSUIT OF POWER this Friday.
Luan ‘Miau’ Santiago: “He is so old and delirious that he had a horrible performance in his debut and thinks he can jump the line to the title.”
Michael Chiesa: “I’m not exaggerating: I thought I was going to die. In the middle of the night before the Friday weigh-ins, I woke up and started having a panic attack. I broke down and started crying and was like, ‘I think I’m going to die.'”
Derrick Lewis: “I got so bored, and I started listening to the chants. It really did sound like a surround sound in the stadium.”
The semifinals of the 2018 Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix begin Friday, October 12 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
After taking a week off, Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series is back on Tuesday, July 11th from the Ultimate Fighter gym in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Alexander Gustafsson: “I think it’s a bad thing for him to say because I’m ranked No. 1 and I’ve fought everyone in the division. It’s not up to him to decide something like that.”
Matt Serra: “So he took his shirt off and the second he took his shirt off, I don’t know if he went to swing but I just neutralized that S#!@.”
Chatri Sityodtong: “The thing that makes ONE Championship different from any other organization in the world, is that we want to build and unleash martial arts superheroes to ignite the world with inspiration, hope, dreams, strength, and courage.”
Brave Combat Federation launched the 50th edition of Brave News, which marks a milestone for Carlos Kremer, who has successfully hosted all fifty editions of the show.
Aspencow: “To create the piece, I looked back to antiquity, when athletes were immortalised in sculptures as gods. I combined some details from a Michelangelo statue with modern day grafﬁti to capture the present day’s warrior sensibilities.”
Curtis Blaydes: “Today, I’m saying my piece, letting people know how I feel. Tomorrow, we’ll see what happens.”
Purses at The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale ranged from $10,000 for four fighters to a high of $112,000 for Nigerian-New Zealander Israel Adesanya.
Francis Ngannou: “I completely understand the frustration and anger that it has caused to my fans, coaches, teammates, family, and friends, and I am truly sorry for that.”
Daniel Cormier: “I was like, ‘He hits hard, but not abnormally hard.’ When I figured that out and I got a little bit of his timing, I figured that it wouldn’t be one punch that kind of slept me.”
Dana White: “He’s a former world champion, it’s a fight that people want to see, and it’s definitely a fight that Cormier wants. Cormier wants that fight.”