As he prepares to close out 2019, lightweight Nick Newell feels like the year has played out just about as well as it could have.In two bouts this year, Newell has finished both fights in the first round, and feels he is about at the highest point he has been in his career.“Things have been going pretty
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 20, 2019, 11:00 pm
Luke Rockhold once stood at the pinnacle of mixed martial arts as the UFC middleweight champion. He now says there is the distinct possibility that he might never fight again.Nearly four months removed from his last bout, Rockhold recently told ESPN, "I have no interest in fighting right now,"
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 20, 2019, 1:28 pm
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)See the highlights and recap from UFC on ESPN 6: Dominick Reyes vs. Chris Weidman. Reyes proved his place in the 205-pound division by quickly spoiling Weidman's light heavyweight debut.* * *TRENDING > Dana White rips into Colby Covington: ‘He’s a big mouth
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 20, 2019, 3:05 am
The New York Times is reporting that Conor McGregor is under investigation because of sexual assault allegations for the second time in less than a year.According to the report, "The most recent allegation relates to a complaint that a woman in her 20s was sexually assaulted in a vehicle parked
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 19, 2019, 6:17 pm
(Courtesy of TheMacLife)Colby Covington blasted UFC president Dana White recently, saying there was no way he would wrap the belt around Covington's waist if he defeats Kamaru Usman at UFC 245 on Dec. 14 in Las Vegas. In fact, he went so far as to say he would hit White with the belt if he tried
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 19, 2019, 3:32 pm
Former NFL player Greg Hardy isn't making many fans in his second career as a UFC fighter. Hardy was loudly booed by UFC fans as he fought a dull three-round fight that was initially ruled a unanimous decision in his favor, only to later be overturned to a no contest because Hardy was seen using
Author: ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
Posted: October 19, 2019, 10:48 am
Greg Hardy used an inhaler to treat asthma during his UFC Fight Night match with Ben Sosoli, leading to a no contest, but there's a reason he thought it was OK to do so.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 19, 2019, 6:28 am
UFC heavyweight Greg Hardy is no stranger to controversy. The former NFL defensive back entered mixed martial arts with a checkered past that included domestic violence and drug possession during his football career. He was disqualified in his UFC debut against Allen Crowder in January after delivering
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 19, 2019, 6:23 am
Controversy follows UFC heavyweight Greg Hardy. On Friday, his unanimous decision win over Ben Sosoli on the UFC on ESPN 6 main card was overturned and ruled a No Contest moments after the fight.Between the second and third rounds, Hardy asked his corner if he could use his inhaler for asthma. His corner
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 19, 2019, 4:48 am
Former middleweight champion Chris "All-American" Weidman made his light heavyweight debut on Friday in the UFC on ESPN 6 main event against No. 4 ranked Dominick Reyes. Reyes made short work of Weidman inside the TD Garden in Boston. Reyes landed first with a leg kick to start the fight.
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 19, 2019, 4:16 am
Strawweight champion Zhang Weili spoke to Yahoo Sports about her rise to the top in the UFC, gaining new fans like Tom Brady and Ronda Rousey and why she doesn't think Joanna Jedrzejczyk deserves a title shot.
Author: Yahoo Sports Videos
Posted: October 18, 2019, 6:08 pm
As quickly as Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar rekindled the idea of them fighting, UFC president Dana White shot it down.“Conor loves to fight and wants to fight again, but that Frankie Edgar fight isn’t going to happen,” White said. “Edgar is two weight classes below him. Edgar is in a position; he
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 18, 2019, 4:27 am
Former UFC dual-division champion Conor McGregor and former lightweight titleholder Frankie Edgar have been tossing words back and forth for several months. Their latest Twitter exchange, however, amped things up to a level where UFC officials may want to jump on the opportunity.UFC president Dana White
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 17, 2019, 9:07 pm
A move up to light heavyweight may have changed the course of Weidman’s career.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 17, 2019, 8:27 pm
Jeremy Stephens and Yair Rodriguez couldn't quite finish their business against one another last month but try again Friday in Boston.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 17, 2019, 8:00 pm
UFC on ESPN 6 is slated to move forward following Thursday's weigh-in event in Boston. The top end of the fight card easily made weight, but that wasn't the case for everyone on the fight card.The UFC Boston fight card features former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman moving up to light
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 17, 2019, 3:02 pm
The Professional Fighters League has informed MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz not to attend any of its post-season events until his battery citation is resolved.The fight promotion made the decision on Wednesday. Abdelaziz, whose Dominance MMA represents UFC champions Khabib Nurmagomedov, Kamaru Usman and
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 17, 2019, 4:53 am
(Courtesy of UFC)Chris Weidman rose to the top of the middleweight mixed martial arts world with back to back victories over Anderson Silva. When he did it, Silva was considered the greatest fighter of all time. There was an aura surrounding "the Spider" like no other fighter before him.After
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 17, 2019, 2:33 am
In a series of tweets, Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar agreed to a fight in December if Dana White can get it set up.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 17, 2019, 12:20 am
Robertson knows the significance of the fight, and she gets the feeling that Barber may be looking past her.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 16, 2019, 11:36 pm
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones pleaded no contest on Tuesday to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct in connection with an incident at an Albuquerque, N.M., strip club in April. In pleading no contest, which means that Jones did not admit guilt or fault in the incident, Jones reached a plea
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 16, 2019, 11:05 pm
They’ll get a chance to settle their differences on Friday (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2) when they meet in the co-main event of UFC Boston at TD Garden.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 16, 2019, 6:53 pm
(Courtesy of UFC)Dominick Reyes heads into his first UFC main event on Friday, ready to prove that he should be the one next in line for a shot at UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.Actually, at 11-0 with five victories in the Octagon, Reyes believes he's already earned the slot of next title
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 16, 2019, 4:57 pm
In an effort to curb unhealthy weight-cutting practices, the California State Athletic Commission passed a new rule that threatens fight cancellation in extreme cases.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 16, 2019, 3:46 am
On Friday former middleweight champion Chris Weidman moves up in weight to take on one of the most dangerous young contenders at light heavyweight.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 15, 2019, 10:43 pm
(Courtesy of MMAFightingonSBN)There has been chatter for quite some time that former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar wants to fight Conor McGregor, and that the former dual-division champion wants to fight him. After failing to take the belt from featherweight titleholder Max Holloway earlier
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 15, 2019, 9:03 pm
(Video courtesy of ESPN MMA | Viewing may be limited by broadcast rights restrictions)Unlike his first sabbatical from mixed martial arts, former UFC two-division champion Georges St-Pierre made his latest retirement official. Now, however, he says, "The word retirement doesn't mean anything
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:29 pm
Cain Velasquez's rise to the top of the mixed martial arts world was meteoric. In less than three years, he went from Octagon newbie to UFC heavyweight champion.The man he defeated to become champion? Brock Lesnar. Fast forward several years and the two are now set for a rematch, albeit under vastly
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 14, 2019, 8:47 pm
TWO legends delivered in Milan as Bellator continues to bludgeon its fight brand and roster into global prominence. It has been some year for the fight league, with developments aplenty, and the mixed martial arts brand leader, its president Scott Coker, told The Telegraph yesterday that 2019 has been
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: October 14, 2019, 1:41 pm
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)See the highlights and recap from UFC on ESPN+ 19: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Michelle Waterson. Jedrzejczyk bounced back from a loss in her bid to capture the flyweight title by putting on a master striking class against Waterson.While Waterson never backed down, Jedrzejczyk
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 13, 2019, 7:02 pm
Aung La Nsang remained a two-division champion after the ONE: Century – Part II headliner. The Burmese fighter might have been smaller than Brandon Vera, but he more than made up for it with speed and stamina.La Nsang was the more proactive of the two fighters in the first round. He set out of his stall
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 13, 2019, 4:18 pm
Demetrious Johnson was the favorite going into the ONE Championship Flyweight Grand Prix and he lived up to expectations with a decision win over Danny Kingad in Tokyo on Sunday morning (local time). The former UFC flyweight champion controlled the action from start to finish and never looked like losing.Johnson
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 13, 2019, 5:24 am
There was a strong show of respect between the two in the lead-up to their UFC Tampa headliner, but even greater expressions of their mutual admiration after the fight.
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 13, 2019, 4:48 am
Cub Swanson was walking a thin line heading into UFC on ESPN+ 19 on Saturday in Tampa, Fla, but he exited the cage walking on a cloud.Entering his fight with previously undefeated Kron Gracie on the only four-fight skid of his career, Swanson turned a corner in Tampa, putting on a masterful performance
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 13, 2019, 4:01 am
Joanna Jedrzejczyk punched her return ticket to a strawweight title shot by dominating Michelle Waterson in the UFC on ESPN+ 19 main event on Saturday in Tampa, Fla.
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 13, 2019, 3:41 am
Looking back on his ONE Championship featherweight title match versus Kevin Belingon this past March, Bibano Fernandes is disappointed with the outcome of the bout even though he won.Shortly into the third round of the bout, Belingon was disqualified for using illegal strikes on Fernandes, thus awarding
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 12, 2019, 7:37 pm
Representatives of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and light heavyweight titleholder Jon Jones were allegedly involved in a brief physical altercation at the first round of the PFL playoffs on Friday night in Las Vegas.Sources told MMAWeekly.com late Friday that Ali Abdelaziz, whose Dominance
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 12, 2019, 4:57 pm
Levesque, who said he expects Rousey to return to wrestling at some point, said Rousey played a character when she was selling her fights in the UFC.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 12, 2019, 1:09 am
“I don’t think they’re quite understanding of what it takes and what goes on to producing this and making this happen,” Strowman said.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 11, 2019, 11:50 pm
Even though he’s had only one fight this year, 2019 could end up being the biggest year in the career of current ONE Championship middleweight and light heavyweight titleholder Aung La Nsang. Following a successful title defense in March, La Nsang now faces possibly the biggest fight of his career when
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 11, 2019, 9:24 pm
It's been nearly a decade since Cain Velasquez captured the UFC heavyweight championship from Brock Lesnar. They are now set to rematch, albeit under the WWE spotlight.WWE officials announced the match-up on Friday, revealing that WWE champion Lesnar would square off with Velasquez. The bout will
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: October 11, 2019, 8:46 pm