The canvas still gleamed fresh with the blood of a legend when Frankie Edgar began thinking ahead at Sunday night's The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale. Asked by cageside announcer Joe Rogan about his desired next step after a one-sided trouncing of B.J. Penn, the normally reserved Edgar abandoned his shell and gave it to the Las Vegas crowd straight: "I want to fight for the title, or a fight to get me to the title."
Now, a few days removed from the excitement of the weekend, and with Jose Aldo's la more
Charles Oliveira asked for a rematch with Nik Lentz, and he’s going to get it.
The Brazilian grappler, who earned Performance of the Night bonuses in his last UFC wins over Andy Ogle and Hatsu Hioki, battles Lentz one more time at the UFC Fight Night 50 card in Connecticut on Sept. 5.
"I’m ready to fight anyone UFC says, but I can’t hide I have some unfinished business with Nik Lentz," Oliveira said after his win over Hioki in June. "If I could choose, he’s the one I would like to fight next. He more
Old score, new weight class.
Remember that illegal knee Charles Oliveira landed at UFC on Versus 4 back in June 2011?
Nik Lentz does.
Now, "The Carny" has a chance to do something about it, as he's been penciled in for a "Do Bronx" rematch at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 50 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which takes place on Sept. 5, 2014, inside Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut.
UFC announced the pairing on Wednesday night.
Lentz (25-6-2, 1 NC) was submitted by Oliveira more
Cub Swanson would love to fight Frankie Edgar if he had a UFC title around his waist.
After retiring MMA legend BJ Penn at the The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale, Edgar is reportedly interested in fighting Swanson in a No. 1 contender’s bout to determine the next challenger for the featherweight title.
During Wednesday’s episode of UFC Tonight, MMA journalist Ariel Helwani reported that Edgar believes the fight makes sense in the wake of UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo’s injury and the division ha more
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar told UFC Tonight that a fight against Cub Swanson makes the most sense for the division since the champion is out on the sidelines. Frankie Edgar is looking to work his way back to a title shot and believes a match-up against Cub Swanson would do exactly that.
The former UFC lightweight champion, who is coming off a third round stoppage victory over B.J. Penn last Sunday at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale, told UFC Tonight that the fight makes sense c more
Frankie Edgar thinks a fight against Cub Swanson makes sense. Cub, however, has his sights set on the bigger prize. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight division could be in the midst of a major shakeup if Lorenzo Fertitta and Co. have their way.
After division kingpin Jose Aldo suffered an injury (details), one that forced him out of his title fight against Chad Mendes at UFC 176 on Aug. 2, 2014, Fertitta declared that an interim title fight could be staged this October if "Ju more
At the UFC Fight Night 46 Q&A, Forrest Griffin, Cub Swanson, Luke Barnatt, Jimi Manuwa, and Eddie Gordon will answer questions from the fans. The session will be live at 12 p.m. ET. more
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is wrapping up the UFC Fight Night 46: "McGregor vs. Brandao" weigh in event (full results and video here) with a special "Fight Club" Q&A video featuring former light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin, as well as Cub Swanson, Luke Barnatt, Jimi Manuwa, and Eddie Gordon. The live stream from inside the O2 in Dublin, Ireland, begins today (July 18, 2014) at noon ET. Enjoy! more
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar knows fellow featherweight contender Cub Swanson will be on the other side of the cage one of these days. So as far as “The Answer” sees it, why not just do it now?Filed under: Featured, News, UFC more