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
Chris Olech- "The Last Emperor" Fedor Emelianenko, arguably the best fighter in the history of MMA will be making a monumental trip to Canada for a week filled with seminars, autograph signings and feasts with fans. Fedor Emelianenko known for his Sambo skills, Judoka throws and devastating power hooks is revered by his fans for his sportsmanship outside of the cage and devastation inside. more
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
Fight week always feels the same for UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve. But in another sense, there’s nothing usual about his next mixed martial arts bout.Filed under: News, UFC more
LAS VEGAS – Check out the full media scrum with UFC 175 women’s bantamweight challenger Alexis Davis from Las Vegas.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos 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
Middleweight contenders Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero meet in the Fight Capital of the World this fall. more
The MMA legend says "everything was cleared" following his appearance before the Nevada State Athletic Commission about an incident in which he fled from a random drug test.
Before Chael Sonnen had to pull out of UFC 175, his initial opponent Wanderlei Silva was pulled from the card for fleeing from a NSAC surprise drug test. UFC president Dana White told the media he expected Silva to be "in big trouble" with the commission.
Silva has since attended a hearing before the commission and he told B more