By the time January 31st rolls around, nearly two full years will have passed since Nick Diaz publicly announced his retirement, then called for a rematch within the same two-minute post-fight interview at UFC 158. It was classic Diaz: brash but honest, an unscripted stream of consciousness underscoring an actual level of brilliance and understanding regarding the game around him.
Diaz held out for 16 months since that fateful night in Montreal. He wanted more money and he wanted another title s more
Steve Austin, one of the biggest stars in pro wrestling history, not so secretly doubles as an MMA aficionado, and gives his thoughts on every UFC champion, as well as what he sees as the realities of the pro sports world in 2014 as it relates to Chael Sonnen.
Within the UFC, when the question comes up regarding what celebrity outside the sport itself is the most knowledgeable, a name that comes up high on most lists is retired pro wrestler turned reality show personality and podcast host Steve more
One of the hottest free agents in MMA is not a man but a woman. That woman is former pro boxing champ and undefeated mixed martial artist Holly Holm.
Holm, who is 7-0, is currently mending a broken arm suffered in April. However, she should be ready to go in the coming months, and the UFC has been pursuing the WMMA star actively, Shaun Al-Shatti of MMA Fighting reports. In the event that the UFC does sign Holm, who should she debut against? Let's take a look at four possibilities for her eventua more
B.J. Penn will forever be known as one of the most dominant lightweight champions MMA and the UFC have ever seen. That doesn’t mean the 35-year-old welterweight and lightweight champion should fight forever, though. Win or lose, UFC president Dana White thinks he needs to step in before allowing Penn to continue his career. “This is B.J.’s last fight possibly,” White said on Tuesday on Fox Sports 1. “If he wins, we’ll see what he does from there, but if he loses, I will actually push him for him more
One of the sport's brightest prospects takes on one of Japan's most decorated champions.
I guess he got tired of waiting for Nate Diaz to answer the phone.
Undefeated 155-pound sensation Myles Jury has been paired off against former PRIDE lightweight champion Takanori Gomi for the UFC Fight Night 52: "Hunt vs. Nelson" mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Fight Pass, which is scheduled for Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on Sept. 20, 2014.
FOX Sports reported the pending match up on Wednesday more
The UFC has signed one of the top fighters at 135 lbs.
While the signings of Thomas Almeida and Scott Askham made big news last week, the UFC has also recently picked up one of the best women's bantamweight talents in the world today. Undefeated Invicta FC champion Lauren Murphy has been signed to take on former UFC title challenger Sara McMann at UFC Fight Night Bangor. The UFC made the fight official on Thursday. Murphy had been quietly campaigning for her release from her Invicta contract, to more
One of the highlights of any UFC fight week is the media scrum with Dana White after an event. UFC 175 was no exception.
These scrums often provide little nuggets of information that pique fans' interest. Among the many topics discussed after a Ronda Rousey fight is almost always Cris “Cyborg” Justino. However, White offered a bit more information during this particular scrum. White began by asking the surrounding media who would like him to sign Cyborg. All but one media member raised their han more
Saturday night, Chris Weidman continued to stake his claim as one of the best fighters in the world. In an exciting five-round war, Weidman was able to hold off Lyoto Machida, via unanimous decision.
It was Weidman's second title defense, with his first being a rematch win over Anderson Silva. It has established Weidman as a star in the UFC and a guy who could potentially become the pound-for-pound king at some point.
So, who is next for the middleweight champ, whenever he returns? Let's take a more
The first ever Welterweight (then called Lightweight) champ of the UFC and one of the game's most successful coaches has finally been inducted into the HOF. more