The same weekend, coincidentally, that his former rival-turned friend, B.J. Penn, also walked away from the sport. This past Fourth of July weekend (July 6, 2014) saw not one, but two mixed martial arts (MMA) veterans and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champions call it a career.
While it may not be garnering the same buzz as B.J. Penn's retirement after he was finished by Frankie Edgar in the third round of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale main event (video), Jens P more
Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will get a meaningful fight in his long-awaited return to action.
Cruz, who has been sidelined by injuries for the past two-and-a-half years, will meet veteran Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 178 on Sept. 27 in Las Vegas. ESPN.com reported the bout on Tuesday.
The San Diego-based fighter was world bantamweight champion dating back to winning the WEC title from Brian Bowles on March 6, 2010, in Columbus, Ohio. A successful defense against Scott Jorgensen on t more
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar told UFC Tonight that a fight against Cub Swanson makes the most sense for the division since the champion is out on the sidelines. Frankie Edgar is looking to work his way back to a title shot and believes a match-up against Cub Swanson would do exactly that.
The former UFC lightweight champion, who is coming off a third round stoppage victory over B.J. Penn last Sunday at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale, told UFC Tonight that the fight makes sense c more
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar proved he's still a force to be reckoned with at 145 pounds with his thrashing of BJ Penn at The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Finale last week, but are there any matchups that would convince him to shed a couple extra pounds?
According to an interview with Bloody Elbow, "The Answer" would consider a catchweight bout with ex-WEC featherweight titleholder Urijah Faber, who now competes at bantamweight, if the stars aligned. Edgar said, "135 might be a st more
This Wednesday's UFC Fight Night 45 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is headlined by a lightweight clash between the Garden State's own Jim Miller and Donald Cerrone. This is a matchup with major title implications, therefore making it a pivotal scrap inside the Octagon at 155 pounds. Miller, the most recognizable face from Whippany, New Jersey's AMA Fight Club, enters the bout ranked as the No. 7 lightweight in the world, according to the UFC's official rankings. The 30-year-old was a dark-horse t more
UFC lightweight competitor Josh Thomson discusses his upcoming co-main event against Bobby Green, and whether he will consider retiring following this bout on Saturday night. more
This weekend, the UFC celebrates the biggest fight week of the year, with UFC 175 being the main attraction of the MMA world. Headlined by two title fights and numerous other star-filled bouts, UFC 175 promises to be a must-see event with big implications.
Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey are set to defend their belts in the co-main events. Weidman faces karate master Lyoto Machida in an intriguing matchup, while Rousey takes on jiu-jitsu black belt Alexis Davis.
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The UFC’s Fourth of July weekend fight card is always one of the biggest shows of the year, and this year, things are no different. Check out 75 pre-fight facts about Saturday’s UFC 175 pay-per-view event.Filed under: News, UFC more
Chael Sonnen finally gets some good news.
The former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger, who was released from the UFC and FOX Sports after testing positive for four illegal substances in two different drug tests, will still compete in a submission-only grappling match against Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4 in August.
Metamoris president Ralek Gracie told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that Sonnen will headline the card despite the latest news.
"Yes, he's on the card," Gracie tol more