ONE Championship 71: Heroes of Honor takes place Friday, April 20th from the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. The main card will broadcast via online PPV and the preliminary bouts stream free on Facebook and Twitter.
Joe Rogan: “One of the more f@$%ed up things about this is that you know Conor is getting special treatment. He is, and that’s not good for anybody.”
Justin Willis: “It’s a blessing to have this mindset. … I grew up in the lion’s den. And now it’s just time to eat these motherf@$%ers.”
Case Sherman: “You’ve got to go out there in that flow state of mind, because thinking will get you killed.”
Rory MacDonald: “Anyhow I’m about the future, not gonna dwell on you backpedalling when it came down to it, do your part and sign up like a professional.”
This season will feature two eight-man brackets of previously undefeated fighters in two weight classes vying for the title of Ultimate Fighter and a guaranteed contract with the UFC.
Andrew Leone: “I think Bali is a level up in a lot of ways than training in the U.S. There is a certain kind of focus going on over here that everyone has.”
Miau: Kudos to my brother Lucas, we came to bang it out and we did. Now it’s time to make sure I heal from this injury … I can’t stop, I won’t stop, this is my life.”
The Mat Wars team makes the trek down to Portland, Oregon for Submission Underground 7, as Matt Kwan will compete in the 8-man brown belt tournament for a shot at $1,000.
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The Southpaw Outlaw: “It’s a big reason why I fight. I want to show that there can be good role models in the autism community.”
The fight will be 100% free to watch. Similar to webcamming, those watching the CamSoda Legends 1 live stream can purchase tokens.
Gabe Gracia: “I’ve learned and evolved a lot. Last year was a bad year for me, but 2018 has been great so far.”
Campbell McLaren: “We are clearly the No. 2 U.S. promotion and coming after No. 1. We already beat UFC in Spain and Mexico.”
Nate Diaz: “This what they were trying to act like they were doing in NYC. But no one’s for real in this sport. We’re the last of our kind.”
Top Brave contenders Tahar Hadbi and Jarrah Al-Selawe will face each other for a chance of fighting for the welterweight title, currently held by Carlston Harris.
Martin Lewandowski: “KSW 43 was in the number 1 position on TV in Poland Saturday night with 15% share of the market and at its peak had 1,700,000 viewers.”
Andrew Wallenstein and Daniel Holloway report for Variety that rivals ESPN and FOX have teamed up in a joint bid for UFC television rights.
Firas Zahabi: “If another name comes along that does more than what he did, I’ll be happy to say that there’s a new best of all time.”
Carlos Condit: “I don’t know what’s next guys… I still love this game, and most days I still feel that fire, I absolutely love what I do, but maybe my time has passed.”