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Werdum - ‘Why do I have to stop fighting just because USADA says so?’

A few weeks ago, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum asked for a release from the promotion after United States Anti Doping Agency (USADA) handed him a two-year suspension for failing his first drug test.

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Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov reportedly agree to settlements, to be voted upon at NAC hearing

UFC stars Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov will not be present at Tuesday’s meeting of the Nevada Athletic Commission after reaching a settlement for their involvement in the UFC 229 post-fight melee.

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Justin Gaethje wants a UFC pay raise in case he dies in the fourth round

Justin Gaethje is without a doubt one of the, if not the most entertaining fighter on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster, thanks to his push the pace, never back down attitude.

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Jon Jones draws ‘Immortal’ scorn for latest UFC drug test: ‘It’s just f—king terrible, man’

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, has kept quiet in the wake of his latest drug test, which returned positive for trace amounts of Turinabol (yet again), and we haven’t heard much from the promotion, either.

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In struggling to chase greatness, Aaron Pico can take solace in Max Holloway’s early troubles

Aaron Pico wants to become the best featherweight in the world, an honorific that is currently and authoritatively held by UFC champion Max Holloway. It’s not an irrational goal. As a teenaged, world-ranked freestyle wrestler and Golden Gloves boxing champion, Pico was preordained for greatness, des

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UFC London poster released

Darren Till is headlining at home again. After getting the chance to main event in his hometown of Liverpool last May, “The Gorilla” is returning to England where he fights Jorge Masvidal in a welterweight bout at UFC London on March 16.

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Recently retired Dennis Bermudez advocates for more judges, flat fees for fighters

Dennis Bermudez doesn’t have to worry about the rigors of being a pro MMA fighter anymore, but he’s still interested in seeing the sport evolve. After recently hanging up gloves following a win over Te Edwards at UFC Brooklyn, Bermudez appeared on The MMA Hour where he spoke about a couple of change

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ONE adds fourth title fight to Japan debut with Kevin Belingon vs. Bibiano Fernandes trilogy

Four titles will be on the line on ONE Championship’s first card in Japanese soil on March 31. After having the longest run as a champion in promotion history seeing it end in a controversial split decision call in November, Bibiano Fernandes will meet Kevin Belingon a third time for the bantamweigh

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Ryan Bader foresaw ‘moment’ he would KO Fedor Emelianenko in lead-up to Bellator 214

Ryan Bader wasn’t surprised by what happened on Saturday night. The reigning Bellator light heavyweight champion made history at Bellator 214 by knocking out MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko in just 35 seconds to win the promotion’s heavyweight grand prix, capture the promotion’s vacant heavyweight titl

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Aaron Pico reflects on knockout loss to Henry Corrales: ‘It sucks bad’

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Most fighters on the wrong end of a knockout, much less a young fighter who just got knocked out for the first time, aren’t in any real rush to go face the media afterwards.

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Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader full fight video highlights

Watch Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader full fight video highlights from Bellator 214’s main event above, courtesy of Bellator. Bellator 214 took place Jan. 26 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader (23-1, 1 NC) faced off against Fedor Emelianenko (18-5)

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Khabib Nurmagomedov says Ben Askren ‘has to show his levels’ in UFC

Reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has made a living out of beating fighters up and remaining undefeated in his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career.

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Juan Archuleta says T.J. Dillashaw ‘has moved on’ and will corner him at Bellator 214

LOS ANGELES — Juan Archuleta will have T.J. Dillashaw in his corner when he meets Ricky Bandejas on Saturday night in a bantamweight main card bout at Bellator 214. So you better bet Archuleta, who was out in New York last week with Dillashaw for the UFC bantamweight champion’s loss to flyweight tit

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Bellator 214: Pros predict Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader

LOS ANGELES — Respect for Fedor Emelianenko runs so deep in the mixed martial arts community that even a fellow former world champion hesitates to pick against him. Former UFC lightweight titleholder Benson Henderson will be at Bellator 214 at the Forum in Inglewood, where he’ll corner Henry Corrale

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Bellator 214 predictions

Eight men entered. Only one man will leave. Okay, maybe the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix wasn’t that dramatic, but it certainly produced its share of fantasy matchups that fans never thought they’d see. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Chael Sonnen. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Frank Mir. Fedor vs. S

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Miesha Tate says Cris Cyborg ‘never needed a strategy’ until Amanda Nunes superfight

Former UFC champion Miesha Tate watched closely last month as UFC women’s bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes moved up to 145 pounds and took out Cris Cyborg at UFC 232 in just 51 seconds.

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Chris Weidman had unexpected neck surgery and yes, the pictures are disgusting

It’s been a tough couple of years for Chris Weidman. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion has now lost four of his last five, including a knockout loss to Ronaldo Souza at UFC 230 back in November. In addition, the “All American” has struggled to stay healthy in what

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Report: Daniel Cormier paid $4 million for Derrick Lewis blowout at UFC 230

If Derrick Lewis got stripper money, then Daniel Cormier got the pimp’s cut. It seems “DC” was able to score a whopping $4 million payday to take care of “Black Beast” in the UFC 230 championship pay-per-view (PPV) main event, according to Dave Meltzer (via Bloody Elbow), which took place last Novem

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Bellator announces ‘MacDonald vs Fitch’ set for SAP Center in San Jose on April 27

Bellator MMA today announce that “MacDonald vs. Fitch” will take place at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on April 27, 2019, concluding the opening round of the promotion’s Welterweight Grand Prix tournament. Rumblings of this fight emerged last week before “Fedor vs. Bader” took place in the friend

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After angry back-and-forth with promoter, MMA fighter Tariq Ismail released by Canada’s TKO

It wasn’t an amicable parting of ways, but Tariq Ismail and Stephane Patry can at least wash their hands of each other for now. First covered by MMAjunkie, Ismail, a 28-year-old bantamweight fighter based out of Toronto, recently went on the offensive against Patry, the longtime promoter of Canada’s

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