T.J. Dillashaw: “Every time he throws a right hand, he drops his left. He’s looking to throw a left hook. He’s fast. He throws a big right, left hand. But he drops it to his pocket. So were planning on timing it.”
Demetrious Johnson: I’m more upset about the injuries but other than that I’m okay. I think I probably tore my right LCL and then my right foot might be broken.”
Renato Moicano, Henry Cejudo, Demetrious Johnson, and TJ Dillashaw each won a $50,000 performance bones at UFC 227 in Los Angeles.
The main event of UFC 227 featured a bantamweight title rematch between TJ Dillashaw and Cody Gabrandt.
UFC 217 took place Saturday, August 4th from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The event featured both a bantamweight and flyweight title fight.
Odds UFC 227: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2 on August 4, 2018, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California range from (-479) for Demetrious Johnson to dead even for Cody Garbrandt.
Demetrious Johnson: “With me, the UFC chooses not to market the best fighter in the world and arguably the greatest fighter of all time.”
Henry Cejudo: “This is Ronda Rousey-Holly Holm. This is going down like that. That’s the way I see it.”
Trifecta CEO: “With the UFC being a weight class sport we see it as a particularly amazing opportunity to get the word out about Trifecta and in turn help a lot of the UFC fighters maintain at their ideal weight year round.”
Rodrigo Cavalheiro waits for a call from Brave officials to decide his next fight. Hadbi, Kielek, and Al-Selawe all remain good options and the Brazilian has admitted he would also like to face Mohammad Fakhreddine down the road.
Nate Diaz: “I’m not fighting on that show fuk the UFC.” Dustin Poirier: “I ain’t fighting on that show either F the UFC.”
The announcement was made by president Dana White at a press conference for the UFC’s 25th anniversary; neither fighter was in attendance.
UFC 227: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2 will be held on August 4, 2018, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The official weigh-ins stream live at noon ET.
Herb Dean: “If someone gained an advantage or harmed a person during an illegal technique, what we’re supposed to do is try to balance that out, we can take a point or take a position.”
Demetrious Johnson: “If I was to go to ONE Championship, win the flyweight division there. Go to RIZIN, win the flyweight division there. And then go to Bellator …”
PFL 5t takes place Thursday, August 2nd from the NYCB LIVE arena in Uniondale, New York.
At the 2018 Association of Boxing Commissions Conference, four clarifications to the Unified Rules of mixed martial arts were voted on and passed, all but one unanimously.
Pat Barry: “You can grow from losing. If you’re not going to grow from that, how are you going to get better?”
CSAC executive director Andy Foster: “The promotion determined Correia was unfit to fight. The UFC has pulled her off the card, which they’re entitled to do as a promoter.”
Carlos Silva: “We’re tracking at a 70 percent finish rate right now in PFL 1, 2, 3 and 4, I think that’s amazing. … I think that implies that these athletes are showing that they want to position themselves as to make the $1 million.”