The first UFC 205 press conference was held today, with main eventers Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor in attendance, as well as Tyron Woodley, Stephen Thompson, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and UFC president Dana White, among others. ‘Mystic Mac’ made an appearance too, and offered a prediction. “I have nothing against him,” said the Irishman, as transcribed
When the UFC booked featherweight champion Conor McGregor vs. lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, #1 lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov was livid. Interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo was more upset still. “After all of this, I see I can’t trust a single word from president Dana White,” said Aldo to Brazil’s Combate, as transcribed
Japan could take a lesson from the freakshow fight put together for the main event of KSW 37 on December 3, in Krakow, Poland. Mariusz Pudzianowski, 39, is a 320-pound former world’s strongest man, with an MMA record of 9-5 (with one no contest). Career wins include Sean McCorkle, world and Olympic Judo gold medalist
At UFC Fight Night 95, heavyweight Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson stopped Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva via strikes in the second round. However, instead of celebrating, he kicked referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy in the ass, walked off and gave him the finger. Nelson’s frustration was admirable – the two are friends, and he felt that McCarthy waited
UFC president Dana White appeared recently on ESPN’s SportsCenter and explained that featherweight champion Conor McGregor was granted his wish to become the first man in UFC history to hold two belts at once, but that if successful, it will be short lived. McGregor challenges lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 on November 12
Las Vegas, Nevada-based professional wrestler Ryback Allen Reeves is reportedly in negotiations with Bellator MMA. The wrestler was born Ryan but changed his name legally to Ryback so that he could continue to use it after an acrimonious split with the WWE over pay. It seems improbable that someone with no background in combat sports would
UFC president Dana White spoke recently with TMZ Sports about former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. “I can tell you this – Ronda wants to fight Cyborg,” said White. “Absolutely, positively wants to fight Cyborg. So we’ll see what happens.” “We’re talking about [Rousey] coming back this year, but we’ll see what happens.” White also
Dan Henderson may be the greatest fighter in the history of mixed martial arts. He started wrestling as a child and went on to represent the USA in the 1992 and 1996 Olympics. He started MMA in 1997 and went on to win the PRIDE FC 183 & 205-pound belts, and the Strikeforce light heavyweight championship,
Mixed martial arts is a tough gig – usually, when one person wins, someone else loses. UFC president Dana White announced Monday night that featherweight champion Conor McGregor would challenge lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez for his title at UFC 205. The UFC’s return to New York after 21 years is now amazing, with three title fights.
UFC president Dana White appeared late Monday night on ESPN’s SportsCenter and announced that lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez would defend his title vs. featherweight champion Conor McGregor. And the pair would fight in the main event of UFC 205, the UFC’s triumphant return to New York, following a multi-million dollar battle to get the sport
The Simple Solution to Cris Cyborg in the UFC It is time for the UFC to implement a women’s 145-pound division. That isn’t a very controversial statement, anymore, what with the UFC’s Joe Rogan as well as many fighters calling for it after Cris “Cyborg” Justino’s latest catchweight victory in Brasilia. Frankly, I’m a bit
UFC heavyweight Ruslan Magomedov had been ranked #12 in the world, but has been removed for the time being after an out of competition drug test was flagged. Via UFC.com. The UFC organization was notified that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Ruslan Magomedov of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample
The biggest story heading into Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino’s fight on Saturday night was her excruciating drop to the catchweight limit of 140. Then CABMMA, the regulating body in Brazil, said that Cyborg would be extended the same courtesy pound extended traditionally in MMA at all regular weight divisions. Then video surfaced of the weigh-in that
Men and women use the same weight divisions in mixed martial arts: Atomweight -105 lb Strawweight -115 lb Flyweight -125 lb Bantamweight -135 lb Featherweight -145 lb Lightweight -155 lb Welterweight -170 lb Middleweight -185 lb Light Heavyweight -205 lb Heavyweight -265 lb Super Heavyweight 265 lb+ Weight classes exist for both safety and fairness.
UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson knocked his friend Antonio Silva down with a clean punch on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 95, and felt the fight was over – that Bigfoot could no longer intelligently defend himself. Referee John McCarthy, the most experienced official in the sport’s history, determined that the fight could continue. Nelson threw
UFC strawweight Paige VanZant quickly became one of the most popular faces in the league, due to her mediagenic nature, toughness, and fighting skills. She did well on Dancing With the Stars, and in her latest venture outside the fighting space, makes an appearance on illusionist Criss Angel’s new television special. “You won’t believe what
Mild traumatic brain injury is sometimes referred to as an ‘invisible injury’ as there is often no objective evidence to help diagnose the damage done. Instead, a diagnosis is made based on a host of subjective complaints. Repetitive concussive and sub-concussive blows are linked to CTE. This disease also cannot be diagnosed with certainty in
Kazuyuki Fujita retired from mixed martial arts competition on Sunday, following a loss to Kaido Hoovelson at the 2016 RIZIN Openweight Grand Prix in Saitama, Japan. Fujita was a national class freestyle and Greco wrestler in Japan, retiring in 1996 to begin competing in professional wrestling, a transition he had been preparing for since 1993.
UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was removed from a unification fight with division champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 when he tested positive for two estrogen blockers. The drugs could be used after a cycle of anabolic steroids to suppress unwanted side effects. However, there are multiple indications that the test failure was due
UFC president Dana White spoke with Kevin Iole for Yahoo Sports on Friday and detailed his plans to have lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez defend his belt against the unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov. White also wants featherweight champion Conor McGregor to defend his belt against interim champion Jose Aldo. Iole also spoke with Nurmagomedov, who said he has signed two