UFC media panelists were impressed enough by Conor McGregor's showing last Saturday to give him a spot in the top 10 in the featherweight division.
The latest UFC rankings came out yesterday, and the biggest notable change coming out of the UFC Fight Night Dublin show was Conor McGregor making the top 10 of featherweight for the first time. It's a bit surprising that McGregor, who hasn't beaten a single ranked opponent en route to this spot, was rewarded as such, but I guess style points plays a more
Ronda and Cyborg. Cyborg and Ronda. It's the 2014 equivalent of Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre, the superfight du jour, the one which may or not ever happened.
And while some might get sick of discussing it, the potential fight isn't the subject of chatter without reason.
Ronda Rousey and Cris "Cyborg" Justino remain the top two women's pound-for-pound fighters in the current SB Nation pound-for-pound poll, garnering all but one of the top-two ballots.
Rousey, the UFC women's bantamweight more
Few, if any, would argue Ronda Rousey isn't the top female fighter on the planet. While Cyborg Justino might take issue with the claim, Rousey is demonstrably more accomplished given her status as the UFC women's bantamweight champion.
Yet, the question remains, how does she stack up against the best of the men? According to Rousey's coach Edmond Tarverdyan, the answer is right at the top.
"Top three, for sure. Top three, yes," he told Ariel Helwani on Monday's The MMA Hour. "Ronda finishes ever more
Conor McGregor wants to jump the line in the UFC featherweight division. As you might expect in a case like this, that's not going to happen without a fight.
Before, during and after McGregor's stirring first-round TKO of Diego Brandao at UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin Saturday, a new and very dangerous challenger revealed himself to the Irish sensation: young up-and-comer Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier.
On Monday, Poirier took his challenge to a new level, crushing McGregor's UFC bona fides down th more
But cautions that her idea of a "break" is probably much different than Georges St. Pierre's.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, has 12 fights in just under four years, dating back to her amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) debut in August 2010, and will have No. 13 in less than two weeks.
It's time for a break.
Even when "Rowdy" isn't fighting, she's keeping herself busy outside of combat sports. The Olympian has been tearing up the silver screen with more
In the world of MMA, the women's division is ruled by Ronda Rousey.
She’s snatched the position created by Gina Carano years ago and ran with it into stardom. Even though Carano has been away from the sport for years, she’s still a name that draws attention when mentioned. As talks between Carano and the UFC seem to have stalled, according to Mike Chiappetta of Fox Sports, one must ask if her return is not only in her best interests but those of women’s MMA as a whole.
Gina Carano made history w more
Renzo thinks that five minute rounds in the UFC hurts the grappling in MMA.
Member of the family that idealized the UFC, Renzo Gracie isn't satisfied with the current rules of the organization. The Jiu-Jitsu master thinks that grappling exchanges can't develop in a fight because of the time limit and 10 minute round - like in Pride - would be more appropriate, according to his interview to MSN. The MMA of today isn't set for Jiu-Jitsu fighters, I have no doubt of it. What a ground fighter can do more
LOS ANGELES - Ronda Rousey seems to be getting a little sick of being asked about Cris "Cyborg" Justino.
At a Friday media lunch to promote her upcoming UFC 175 bantamweight title defense against Alexis Davis, Rousey was asked about the former Strikeforce and current Invicta featherweight champion and whether she ultimate wants a fight with her foe.
Rousey sounded agitated, raising her voice in a way she rarely does in public.
"I wanted to fight her, but the thing is, she's the one that ran away more
There's no love lost between UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Invicta FC featherweight titleholder Cristiane Justino, but it sounds like the bad blood is boiling over with the "Rowdy" one. At a media lunch in Los Angeles on Friday, the former Olympic bronze medalist seemed to get visibly angry when asked about a superfight with "Cyborg," per MMA Fighting. I wanted to fight her, but the thing is, she's the one that ran away. They announced out of competition drug testing in the more