Missing Goldie: How respect and humility made Mike Goldberg the best we’ve ever seen Mike Goldberg’s shadow loomed large Sunday night in Phoenix. I enjoy me some Jon Anik and it was fantastic to get Daniel Cormier in the booth doing color commentary but the UFC’s newest broadcast team member who came on board after
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans appeared recently on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour and discussed the current state of the Blackzilians. Founded in 2010 by Glenn Robinson, with Evans as one of the original members, the team has now apparently splintered. Striking coach Henri Hooft is moving on to a new gym, the Combat Club,
Since the 1990s I have officiated 100s of mixed martial arts fights. A lot of people are interested in becoming an MMA judge or ref and the first thing I tell them is, “You better have a lot of friends already.” That’s the thing about officiating, every fighter at one point or another, or many
UFC Fight Night 103 took place on Sunday, January 15th in Phoenix, Arizona. The four-fight main card will aired live on Fox Sports 1, and the main event features the return of BJ Penn as he took on top ten featherweight Yair Rodriguez. The success of the UFC is due in no small part to a
Longtime freelance television sports and entertainment producer and stage manager Adam ‘Snacks’ Geller passed away on January 2, 2017, at the age of 39, after a years-long battle with cancer. He leaves behind a wife and young daughter. The word beloved is frequently used to describe the deceased, but Snacks Geller really was beloved. The UFC
It began on May 6, 2016, when prizefighter Floyd Mayweather’s team let Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun believe that then UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. were about to announce they’d be boxing in Vegas. The duo bickered back and forth ever since. It appeared to have nearly died out until last week when Mayweather named his
During UFC Fight Night 103 on Sunday, it was announced that UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and top contender T.J. Dillashaw would coach The Ultimate Fighter 25. The season will be welterweight. The talent of cast is expected to be higher than usual as it will be made up of former TUF contestants and winners, and
Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holm is on a two-fight losing streak. Germaine de Randamie is ranked 10th in the division. Yet at UFC 208, they will fight for the title, a division up. The decision to go forward with a UFC women’s featherweight division was made when it appeared that Cris Cyborg Justino was never
Fighters at UFC events are paid a fixed amount to show and another fixed amount to win; this sum is usually made public, although it depends on the governing rules of the commission. However, this is not the sole sources of income generated by a fight. There is Reebok pay, based on tenure, for wearing
Yair Rodriguez defeated BJ Penn via TKO at 0:24 of Round 2 A featherweight bout between The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America featherweight winner Yair Rodríguez and former UFC lightweight and welterweight Champion BJ Penn is the main event at UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix, Arizona. The UFC Hall of Famer Penn is one of just
UFC Fight Night 103 takes place Sunday, January 15th in Phoenix, Arizona. The four fight main card will air lives on Fox Sports 1 at 10:00 PM and the main event features the return of BJ Penn as it takes on top ten featherweight Yair Rodriguez.
UFC Fight Night 103 takes place Sunday in Phoenix, Arizona. In a highly unusual moment, the biggest underdog in the event is a main event fighter. UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn is currently +325. However, at the weigh-ins he fired up the fans with an epic statement. “They say this is old school vs.
UFC FIGHT PASS – the world’s premier digital subscription network for fight fans – is presenting a FREE WEEKEND beginning now. From midnight Friday (Eastern time) fans around the world will be able to enjoy three exclusively live fight streams and spend three days sampling FIGHT PASS’s vast library of content. The FREE WEEKEND will include the
Tonight Celine Haga choked her opponent unconscious at Invicta 21 as her bout came to an end but instead of being declared the winner the matter went to the judges who handed her opponent Amy Montenegro a victory. WOW!! What an end to Amy Montenegro vs Celine Haga on #InvictaFC21 #UFCFIGHTPASS pic.twitter.com/w0SyP2Ipoz — UFC Fight
Top UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov appeared recently on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour and discussed truth talk. What you might call trash talk, ‘The Eagle’ has a different term for. “I call this ‘truth talk,’” said the fighter, as transcribed by Dave Doyle for MMA Fighting. “Khabib ‘True Talk’ Nurmagomedov is truth talking.” During his last
In the UFC 208 main event, Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie will fight for the inaugural UFC women’s featherweight championship. It is the weirdest UFC title fight ever. Holm is on a two-fight losing streak, in the lower weight division. And de Randamie is ranked only 10th, also in a lower weight division. The division
Invicta FC 21 takes places Saturday, January 14th in Kansas City, Missouri and airs exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. The main event features an interim featherweight title fight between Charmaine Tweet and Megan Anderson.
UFC Fight Night 103/Phoenix official weigh-ins take place on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. ET, at the UFC host hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. The ceremonial weigh-ins and faceoff take place later on Saturday, at 7:00 p.m. ET. at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, which will play host to the fights on Sunday. UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn
On May 6, 2016, a report surfaced in Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun that then UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. were about to announce they’d be boxing in Vegas. The pair have engaged in an on and off bicker battle since, with UFC president Dana White repeatedly explaining that Mayweather needed to call him.
Invicta FC flyweight Rachael Ostovich spoke recently with Mick Hammond for MMA Weekly, ahead of her fight Saturday night with Christine Ferea, who is making her pro debut. “I think there are more ways for me to win than her,” said Ostovich. “I feel confident with my stand-up, so if I want to stand, I’ll stand