Fresh off a stunning second round knockout against Stephen “Wonderboy� Thompson on Saturday night, Anthony Pettis has any number of options for his next fight.The former lightweight champion moved up to 170 pounds for the opportunity to face the top five ranked Thompson and ended up delivering a jaw-dropping
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 24, 2019, 6:11 am
Following UFC on ESPN+ 6 on Saturday in Nashville, the fight promotion announced the recipients of the fighter bonuses. Anthony Pettis, Randa Markos, Bryce Mitchell, and Bobby Moffett earned the $50,000 performance incentives.Fight of the Night honors went to Mitchell and Moffett for their featherweight
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 24, 2019, 4:44 am
Anthony “Showtime� Pettis definitely lived up to his nickname on Saturday night.In his first fight in the welterweight division, Pettis demolished two-time title contender Stephen “Wonderboy� Thompson with a spectacular Superman punch knockout to cap off the latest UFC Fight Night card from Nashville.This
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 24, 2019, 3:23 am
Fourth-ranked heavyweight Curtis Blaydes rebounded from a loss in his last outing with a dominating performance in the UFC on ESPN+ 6 co-main event on Saturday in Nashville. Blaydes utterly dominated tenth ranked Justin Willis.Blaydes didn't trash talk his outspoken opponent leading up to the fight
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 24, 2019, 2:59 am
Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was hospitalized in Brazil this week after suffering from a bacterial infection stemming from a small cut in his knee.Aldo was taken to the hospital this past Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro where he was admitted to receive treatment, which reportedly didn’t work
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 24, 2019, 12:53 am
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)Check out the full results and fight highlights from Bellator 218, where Emmanuel Sanchez defeated Georgi Karakhanyan in their headlining rematch on Friday in Thackerville, Okla.TRENDING > Dana White: ‘Bringing Ronda Rousey and women’s MMA to the UFC was best
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 23, 2019, 5:53 pm
Jose Aldo is scheduled to fight Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 237 on May 11.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 22, 2019, 11:16 pm
(Courtesy of UFC)Watch as the fighters for Saturday's UFC on ESPN+ 6 stepped on the scale on Friday in Nashville, Tenn., to make their bouts official. The card is topped by Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson, who welcomes former lightweight champion Anthony "Showtime" Pettis to the
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 22, 2019, 8:22 pm
Stephen “Wonderboy� Thompson has been anxiously awaiting his opportunity to return while searching for opponents since late last year.Unfortunately the former two-time title contender didn’t get booked until the UFC Fight Night card in Nashville on Saturday night where he will face former lightweight
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 22, 2019, 6:46 pm
UFC on ESPN+ 6: Thompson vs. Pettis lands in Music City for a fiery welterweight showdown. Stephen “Wonderboy� Thompson and Anthony “Showtime� Pettis are each looking to make a statement as the UFC makes its way back to Nashville, Tenn.On Friday, the 24 athletes competing on the fight card officially
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 22, 2019, 2:46 pm
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)After losing the UFC welterweight belt to Kamaru Usman, Tyron Woodley isn't sure what's next for him. He hasn't been promised an immediate rematch, so his next fight is currently undecided, but he didn't have a problem telling TMZ Sports what he
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 22, 2019, 1:32 pm
(Courtesy of UFC) Anthony Pettis has been a champion at the highest level. He knows what it takes to beat the best in the world. So when he decided to make the move from lightweight up to welterweight, it was with clear designs on getting another crack at a UFC belt. Though he'll never fight teammates
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 21, 2019, 9:44 pm
(Courtesy of UFC)Stephen Thompson being the southern gentleman that he is didn't really have much bad to say about his UFC on ESPN+ 6 headlining opponent Anthony Pettis, but admitted, they are fighting for the ninja belt on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.He knows what is on the line, however.With Kamaru
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 21, 2019, 9:36 pm
Former dual-division UFC champion Conor McGregor ripped into former bantamweight titleholder TJ Dillashaw on Thursday. McGregor characterized Dillashaw as a "snake" during his time as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter. He took this latest incident as a chance to dig in and turn the screws tighter
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 21, 2019, 4:35 pm
(Courtesy of UFC)All signs were pointing to Conor McGregor returning opposite Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. But then again, all signs were initially pointing to UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier fighting Brock Lesnar and then retiring on his 40th birthday. Neither of those things is happening
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 20, 2019, 9:45 pm
T.J. Dillashaw is no longer the UFC bantamweight champion.On Wednesday, Dillashaw announced that he has voluntarily relinquished the 135-pound belt while also revealing that a drug test from his last fight against Henry Cejudo returned with ‘adverse’ findings, which will cost him at least a one-year
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 20, 2019, 3:51 pm
White was key during the MMA organization’s darkest days, but he is unwilling or unable to address the promotion’s problems UFC president Dana White revealed on Monday that he’s signed a new seven-year contract to stay on with MMA’s leading promotion. Photograph: John Locher/AP After 18 years at the
Author: The Guardian
Posted: March 20, 2019, 3:34 pm
TJ Dillashaw surrendered the UFC bantamweight belt Wednesday, announcing he was informed by the New York State Athletic Commission and the United States Anti-Doping Agency of an "adverse finding in a test taken for my last fight." The New York governing body also suspended him for one year
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 20, 2019, 2:26 pm
T.J. Dillashaw has 'voluntarily relinquished' his UFC bantamweight title after USADA flagged him for an adverse finding following his last fight.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 20, 2019, 1:13 pm
Conor McGregor has a lot of clout when it comes to getting what he wants in regard to his UFC career. The one thing that he hasn't apparently received yet is an ownership stake in the UFC. McGregor is one of the highest paid athletes in the world, consistently landing near the top of Forbes'
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 19, 2019, 6:07 pm
Conor McGregor is ready to fight, but wants a share of the UFC before stepping back into the Octagon.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 19, 2019, 5:51 pm
UFC president Dana White said he believes the deal will benefit all parties — ESPN, the UFC, UFC fighters and the public — and said the benefits have already been felt.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 19, 2019, 4:46 pm
The UFC has struck a deal with ESPN+ as the exclusive distributor of pay-per-view broadcasts in the United States through 2025. The landmark deal was announced on Monday. As part of the contract, ESPN+ will now become the exclusive home for UFC pay-per-views in the U.S. starting with UFC 236: Holloway
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 18, 2019, 9:45 pm
Conor McGregor is ready to book his next fight in the UFC.This past weekend while celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the United States, McGregor revealed that he was in negotiations for his return to action with a summer time return on his schedule.“We’re currently in negotiations. We’re aiming for July
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 18, 2019, 6:02 pm
Conor McGregor appeared at a Bruins game just days after he was arrested for smashing a fan's phone.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 18, 2019, 5:47 pm
Conor McGregor loves to remind Max Holloway that he holds a win over him but the reigning UFC featherweight champion has become rather proficient in firing back with a few shots of his own.On Sunday while in Boston — the site of their first fight — McGregor posted photos from his win over Holloway in
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 18, 2019, 4:35 pm
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube) Conor McGregor was arrested on March 19, 2019, in Miami, Florida, for allegedly smashing and taking a fan's phone. It was the second time in less than a year that McGregor had been served with felony charges. He was also arrested on a felony charge for attacking
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 18, 2019, 12:00 am
Actor Sylvester Stallone says he believes Conor McGregor is at a crossroad in his life after the MMA fighter's latest arrest and an earlier loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov. "If he can't overcome his fear and beat this man, I think it'll plague him for the rest of his life," Stallone
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 17, 2019, 10:47 pm
Jorge Masvidal was a delight this week in London. He silenced a 16,000 crowd and won a legion of new fans in beating Darren Till. There was a classy post-fight interview, too. But what he did afterwards attacking Leon Edwards was wrong. Utterly wrong. That said, it is a nuanced situation. There are complexities
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: March 17, 2019, 9:49 pm
UFC welterweights Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards won the last two official bouts on the UFC Fight Night card at O2 Arena in London Saturday night, then decided to put on an encore backstage. While Masvidal was doing a live interview backstage, he took exception to a comment from a passing Edwards and
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 17, 2019, 3:03 pm
(Video courtesy of ESPN MMA | Viewing may be limited by broadcast rights restrictions) While Jorge Masvidal was conducting an interview after knocking out Darren Till in the main event of the UFC Fight Night in London, he exits the interview to confront Leon Edwards and then punches fly. Edwards suffered
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 17, 2019, 1:16 am
UFC president Dana White wasn’t in attendance at the latest Fight Night card in London on Saturday but he definitely heard about what happened afterwards.Following a stunning second round knockout against Darren Till in the main event, Jorge Masvidal was conducting a backstage interview when he started
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 17, 2019, 1:03 am
On the heels of knocking out opponent Darren Till in UFC London’s main event Saturday, Jorge Masvidal left an interview to fight welterweight Leon Edwards backstage.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 17, 2019, 12:48 am
A short time after laying Darren Till out cold in the UFC London main event on Saturday, Jorge Masvidal tried to do the same to co-main event winner Leon Edwards backstage.Masvidal was mid-interview during the live UFC London post-fight show on ESPN+ when Edwards could be heard in the background challenging
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 16, 2019, 11:48 pm
Jorge Masvidal silenced London on Saturday after he laid waste to home country favorite Darren Till in the main event from UFC Fight Night in the United Kingdom.It was a deafening shot as Masvidal connected with a left hook that knocked Till stiff as he fell motionless to the canvas as referee Marc Goddard
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 16, 2019, 11:08 pm
Leon Edwards proved his mettle against one of the toughest fighters in the welterweight division at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on Saturday in London, taking the nod over Gunnar Nelson.On a six-fight winning streak coming into the bout with Nelson, Edwards felt slighted that he wasn’t lined up opposite countryman
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 16, 2019, 10:57 pm
Dominick Reyes is still undefeated after a razor-close win over Volkan Oezdemir in his latest performance at UFC Fight Night in London.It was a back and forth affair over all three rounds that could have easily gone either way but ultimately it was the prospect from the United States who got the job
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 16, 2019, 10:20 pm
Just hours before UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ 5 was scheduled to begin, one of the preliminary card's premier bouts was nixed.Englishman Tom Breese was looking forward to a home country bout with fellow rising middleweight star Ian Heinisch, but medical issues forced the bout from the card the day the
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 16, 2019, 5:23 pm
Former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson was served with a restraining order on behalf of his wife earlier this week, but has received a show of support from an unlikely source, Conor McGregor.McGregor and Ferguson are rivals inside the Octagon, but the Irishman doesn't appear ready
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 16, 2019, 4:29 pm
Cristina Ferguson, the wife of former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson, filed for a restraining order against her husband earlier this week, following repeated calls to police.Cristina on Friday issued a statement about the restraining order to ESPN via her attorney, Jeffrey L. Heath."
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 15, 2019, 11:37 pm
The UFC returns to London this week for a welterweight showdown. The fights are all set following Friday's official weigh-in.UFC on ESPN+ 5: Till vs. Masvidal features a pivotal welterweight bout between England’s own Darren Till and fellow contender Jorge Masvidal. Though they are both coming off
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 15, 2019, 10:51 am
Cristina Ferguson, wife of former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson, has filed for a restraining order against her husband. MMAJunkie first reported the developing story.Online documents show that Cristina Ferguson filed for the restraining order in Orange County Superior Court in California
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 15, 2019, 12:17 am
Police have been called to Ferguson's residence five times since January 2018.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 14, 2019, 11:46 pm
Conor McGregor is now facing a civil suit in addition to criminal charges from a Miami nightclub incident.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 14, 2019, 11:16 pm
Conor McGregor now faces a lawsuit from the alleged victim in the cell phone smash and grab incident in Miami earlier this week that landed the UFC superstar in jail.The lawsuit was filed by 22-year old Ahmed Abdirzak in Miami-Dade County, Florida court after documents were first revealed by the Associated
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 14, 2019, 10:52 pm
(Courtesy of MMAFightingonSBN)Following the UFC on ESPN+ 5 media day, the main card fighters faced off with their opponents. Welterweights Darren Till and Jorge Masvidal headline Saturday's fight card at The O2 Arena in London, England.TRENDING > Conor McGregor phone stomping video uncovered*
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 14, 2019, 4:56 pm
(Video courtesy of TMZSports | Viewing may be limited by broadcast rights restrictions) Conor McGregor was arrested for taking and smashing a fan's phone earlier this week. Video of the incident has now been made public. McGregor allegedly snatched the phone from a fan's hands, threw it on
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 14, 2019, 4:39 pm
Conor McGregor was arrested for allegedly stomping on and stealing a fan's phone, and now there's video of the incident.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 14, 2019, 2:31 pm
Leon Edwards has been patiently waiting for his chance to climb up the welterweight rankings but even after six wins in a row, he’s not getting the respect he believes he deserves.In his last fight, Edwards defeated Donald “Cowboy� Cerrone in his first UFC main event and his hope was that kind of high
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 14, 2019, 12:00 pm
Newly crowned UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman had to undergo surgery this week, but it doesn't appear that he will be sidelined for long.Usman became the UFC welterweight champion by throttling Tyron Woodley at UFC 235 on March 2. Less than two weeks later, the UFC's first Nigerian-born
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: March 13, 2019, 8:18 pm