With three major shows in two days, it was a weekend of both the happy and the sad watching fights. Reality struck Nick Newell and B.J. Penn, Chris Weidman was tested like never before, and Ronda Rousey showed that her ability may have exceeded her hype.
Emotions ran the gamut the past few days in what was the biggest weekend of the year for MMA in the United States. We got one of the fastest championship fights in UFC history followed immediately by one of the year's best fights on Saturday. Bu more
Chael Sonnen has made his official response to the Nevada State Athletic Commission's complaint regarding his two failed drug tests in June and acknowledges taking all five of the banned substances. Sonnen made the response through his lawyer, Jeff Meyer. The statement was obtained Wednesday by MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani.
According to his lawyer, "Mr. Sonnen does not dispute any of the factual allegations contained in the First Amended Complaint. Mr. Sonnen accepts responsibility for his ac more
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Floyd Mayweather’s antennas are up. He won’t admit it. He never does. This time, however, it appears he did -- in a sense. more
Conor McGregor's homecoming fight in Dublin this weekend has created a buzz amongst MMA fans. But it's not just the diehards who are sitting up and taking notice.
Say what you want about Conor McGregor, but he's creating interest. Selling out the O2 Arena in Dublin in less than an hour may have been an indication that he might not be a star in the making but a superstar already. And now, he's drawing mainstream media coverage for MMA in the United Kingdom, furthering the idea that he has the pot more
Last week, the fifth anniversary of the high point of MMA in the United States came and went, without all that much fanfare.
July 11 marked the anniversary of UFC 100, a show that at the time felt like a significant step in a long journey.Today, it might be even more significant. It may not have been a new level in a long journey. It may have been the peak moment of the trip.
UFC has promoted a number of big fights and big shows over the last five years. But nothing they’ve done has reached even more
New York-area fans are invited to attend Wednesday’s Bellator MMA Media Day, where Pat Curran, Will Brooks, Michael Chandler, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and Tito Ortiz will serve as guests of honor.Filed under: (...) more
[autotag]Chael Sonnen[/autotag] remained a fixture in the world of MMA news when the UFC and FOX released him on Monday following a second failed drug test. On Tuesday, UFC President Dana White spoke about the decision he and the UFC were faced with after learning of Sonnen's second failed test. 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
On Monday, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and former Strikeforce titleholder Gilbert Melendez began filming the twentieth season of The Ultimate Fighter in Las Vegas, NV. While the show has, in large part, become formulaic and stale, especially after a recent listless nineteenth season, this upcoming iteration at least promises a few fresh caveats, as it will not only introduce a brand new weight class to UFC audiences -- the women's 115-pound division -- but it will also crown a new ch more