The fight game is a complex environment where a multitude of attributes can determine success or failure, and Conor McGregor has proven to be a quick study to the finer points of combat sports.
There is no doubt that talent is ultimately what matters when the cage door closes—something the 26-year-old Irishman has in spades—but there are other elements that can elevate a fighter's profile in rapid fashion. Those who grasp the importance of self-promotion seem to have a foot up on their peers, an more
It looks like Dan Henderson will be heading back into middleweight waters.
The MMA legend and former Olympian has found success in a variety of weight classes throughout his storied career, with several of his greatest achievements coming at 185 pounds. Yet, "Hendo" has spent the better part of the past four years competing in the light heavyweight fold, where he climbed the divisional ladder to establish himself as one of the top 205-pound fighters on the UFC roster. Nevertheless, it has been a more
James Te Huna has been waiting a long time for the UFC to touch down in New Zealand. Over the past four years he's spent competing under the UFC banner, the 32-year-old Canterbury native has competed in nearby Australia on several occasions, but Saturday night will mark the first time Te Huna will step into the Octagon on his native soil.
While being able to compete in front of his countryman is a dream he's long waited to see materialize, doing so as the main event on the card will only serve t more
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The UFC's second double-header on Saturday, featuring Fight Night 43 and 44, is over and done with. The results are as follows (h/t MMAFighting.com): Fight Night 43
Nate Marquardt def. James Te Huna via submission (armbar) at 4:34 of Round 1Jared Rosholt def. Soa Palelei via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)Charles Oliveira def. Hatsu Hioki via submission (modified D'arce/Peruvian neck tie) at 4:32 of Round 2Robert Whittaker vs. Mike Rhodes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, more
Chad Mendes will have to wait a little longer to get his second shot at the UFC title.
UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has suffered an injury that will force him out of his seventh UFC title defense on August 2 in Los Angeles, California, against the Alpha Male product, MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1.
UFC president Dana White confirmed the news, but there’s no word yet on a new main event for UFC 176.
Mendes earned his second U more
UFC 175 title challenger Lyoto Machida spoke to FightHub about his upcoming title fight against Chris Weidman and whether the stars may align for him as they did five years ago against Rashad Evans. more
LAS VEGAS -- Rob Font talks about his gameplan against George Roop at UFC 175, dealing with taller opponents, wanting to face Sergio Pettis next, the fight week experience, expecting, but never feeling Octagon jitters, and more. more
UFC 175 is in the books. The results are as follows: UFC 175 Main Card Chris Weidman def. Lyoto Machida, unanimous decision (49-45, 48-47, 49-46)
Ronda Rousey def. Alexis Davis, knockout (Round 1, 0:16)
Stefan Struve vs. Matt Mitrione—Canceled
Uriah Hall def. Thiago Santos, unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Russell Doane def. Marcus Brimage, split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) Fox Sports 1 Prelims Urijah Faber def. Alex Caceres, submission (Round 3, 1:09)
Kenny Robertson def. Ildemar Alc more