When a fighter loses a title fight, he usually has to go back to the drawing board, see what went wrong and figure out how to come back stronger.
Some are able to do that very well and get back in title contention quickly. Others, like Frank Mir, don't do so well after a title loss.
With more divisions and fighters now than ever before, there are far more title fights and far more title contenders. Some contenders are ready for a second or maybe even a third shot at the belt. Let's see who they more
Glover Teixeira is looking to get back to work inside the cage, but he's taking the necessary time to make sure he'll be firing on all cylinders when that time comes.
The Brazilian powerhouse suffered a torn labrum in his loss to Jon Jones at UFC 172 back in May, in what resulted in one of the most lopsided defeats in the 34-year-old's career. The injury occurred in the early goings of the title tilt when the light heavyweight champion used a shoulder crank on the challenger while the two fighte more
It took over a year, but Diaz is back in the Octagon.
Nick Diaz has returned to the UFC. Good news for fans of trash talk and action fights, bad news for guys who aren't fans of Nick Diaz. Diaz went into retirement shortly after losing to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 158 in March of last year. While sitting on the sidelines, he had a lot of criticism of the UFC's monetary stinginess and exactly what kind of fights or contract that it would take to get him back in the Octagon. For a long time it sou more
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Finally back to the Octagon after a long layoff, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira discusses his upcoming bout with Anthony Johnson at UFC on FOX 12’s co-main event in San Jose, California, the injuries that forced him to cancel a fight with Alexander Gustafsson and UFC’s decision to remove him from the light heavyweight rankings.
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Two new Pols make their way to the UFC with the signing of a new strawweight and a new lightweight.
Poland has become one of the next talent hotbeds for MMA, with a scene that's been in development for quite some time now, lead by national mainstay promotion KSW. Surprisingly neither of the UFC's most recent signings have come through the KSW ranks, but they add to a growing stream of fighters making the jump from the European regional circuit. Lukasz Sajewski's signing was first reported by Pol more
Back in the win column, The Huntington Beach Bad Boy wants more.
Tito Ortiz submitted Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko in a light heavyweight bout in May, and he’s targeting a return to the cage in November, according to his muay thai coach Rafael Cordeiro.
"He did an excellent fight against Shlemenko," Cordeiro told MMAFighting.com. "He will fight again in November. We don’t know the opponent yet, but he’s already training."
The former UFC light heavyweight champion snapped a more
In a rarity, fans wanting to go to the weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 46 later this month may need a little luck o’ the Irish on their side.Filed under: News more
Lyoto Machida spoke with the media on Wednesday about his upcoming middleweight title fight against champion Chris Weidman and mentioned the possibility of fighting at welterweight. more
"The Hammer" is headed back to the toolbox ... this time for good.
Matt Hamill's retirement from mixed martial arts (MMA) ... take two.
The longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran, who cut his teeth on season three of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) and gave Michael Bisping his first big rivalry, is calling it quits after a nagging injury has prevented him from getting back inside the cage.
From his official Facebook page: "First and foremost, I would like to thank my most loyal fans fo more