Jarrah Al-Selawe: “If it goes to the ground, Abdouraguimov will have the advantage and will probably submit Wheeler. However, if Sidney keeps it standing he has a lot more chance to win and might knock Abdoul out.”
Lyoto Machida: “I like to challenge myself, new challenges, that was one of the offers that came with my move to Bellator.”
Kamaru Usman: “You said you’d be ready in November, [the UFC] offered me the fight in November. I accepted and he says no — once again for the fourth time.”
Brendan Schaub: “Greg Hardy is the easy one. ‘Hey, just toss him these guys and let him knock them out. It’s a redemption story.’ You know what’s a f@$%ing redemption story? Nick Newell with one f@$%ing arm!”
Jeremy Kennedy: “My opponent’s a pretty good fighter, he has kind of the same record I have. The difference is in the level of competition we’ve faced.”
Demetrious Johnson: “I got the MRI results. I have a high-grade partial tear in my LCL. Right now, I’m suffering from pain in my lower calf area … I can’t even sleep at night.”
Graham Boylan: “2018 has been a monumental year for Cage Warriors and we’re going to end it with a bang with our centenary show. We’re also excited to partner with Polaris to offer a unique weekend of fun for fight fans.”
Last week, Brave president Mohammed Shahid announced officially a further seven events until the end of the year.
Tom Lawlor: “Today I was informed that I will be released by the UFC despite my USADA suspension being nearly over and my previous requests for a release being denied.”
Scott Coker: “If he wants to reach out and have a conversation and he’s truly a free agent and we’re not interfering in anybody’s contract, we would love to talk to him.”
Dana White: “That would have been Stipe if Stipe won the fight. No disrespect to Stipe. It was just something that was in place before that fight even happened.”
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov: “He just has the puncher’s chance, but Khabib has never been knocked down. He’s never even been wobbled.”
FloCombat recently spotted a Daniel Cormier tattoo, and asked a simple question.
Raphael Assuncao: “I’ve done everything that I have to do, I’ve done everything that I could do, and I don’t know what else to do.”
Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos: “I leave the cage with my head held high. I have no intentions to return. I would really love to, but everything has its time.”
We break down what’s at stake in each of the five main card fights for Brave 14.
Rizin Fighting Federation 12 took place Sunday August 12th from the Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan. The main card featured seven mixed martial arts bouts and aired exclusively at Fite.TV
UFC president Dana White appeared recently on the UFC Unfiltered podcast and pointed out a curious contradiction.
When Dave Mazany and Martin Van Staden lined up for the judges’ decision, the result was absolutely unknown after an even battle in which both men left their hearts on the canvas.
Brandon Gibson: “I think there’s still a lot of growth possible. Jon’s in his 30s now, I think he’s really starting to develop the one-strike knockout power, we saw that in the last fight.”