You don't often see someone call out an injured fighter coming off a loss, but UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley believes a matchup with Matt Brown is exactly what the fans want.
"Granted it's one of the toughest fights, but it's a good match-up, people love [Brown], he was a fight away from a title shot, ranked fifth, and fans would flip," Woodley told MMA Fighting Tuesday. "I feel like he will bring the best out of me and test my limits. I respect him as a fighter and feel fighting him makes the read news >>
Holly Holm is one of the most decorated boxers to ever enter the UFC. She is an 18-time boxing world champion in three weight divisions and finished her career with an astounding record of 33-2. Upon transitioning to mixed martial arts, she has accumulated a 7-0 record, with six of those wins coming by way of knockout. However, when Holm signed with the UFC this past July, the organization’s president, Dana White, stated the accomplished boxer would not receive an immediate title shot against th read news >>
Which is why "Ares" doesn't mind getting challenged by the rest of the welterweight division, including his upcoming opponent, Tarec Saffiedine. After plenty of lobbying, Tarec Saffiedine got just what he wanted, a chance to fight top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender, Rory MacDonald, in a fight set to go down at the UFC Fight Night 54 event in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on Oct. 4, 2014, on FOX Sports 1.
See their first staredown here.
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Despite beating Cung Le, Michael Bisping knows that it's a bit premature to be calling for a title shot, so Luke Rockhold will do in the meantime. read news >>
Damon Jackson is getting just nine days to prepare for his UFC debut.
"The Leech" got the call on Thursday to replace the injured Justin Edwards against Yancy Medeiros at UFC 177, which is scheduled for Aug. 30 in Sacramento, Calif. The promotion announced the news on Friday.
Jackson (9-0) defeated Leonard Garcia last month via first-round arm-triangle choke to become the Legacy FC featherweight champion. The 26-year-old former Bellator fighter has finished all nine of his opponents.
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Brendan O'Reilly may not have gotten the call for the TUF Nations Finale after appearing on the show, but he's ready to impress in his promotional debut at UFC Macao on Saturday. read news >>
Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) president Ed Soares announced on Tuesday that the promotion will be bringing an explosive new top-tier flyweight world title fight to New Mexico in September. read news >>
Anthony Johnson’s in a peculiar situation: He doesn’t want to call out opponents and appear brash, but as a contender in one of the UFC’s more intriguing weight classes, he factors into nearly every matchmaking discussion.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Former UFC and Bellator welterweight War Machine, formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver, was finally apprehended Friday after being charged with beating his ex-girlfriend, Christy Mack, a well-known porn star. With the aid of local police, War Machine was captured in Simi Valley, California, by U.S. Marshals yesterday afternoon at an Extended Stay America Hotel, per Marc Raimondi of FoxSports.com. According to KTLA 5 News, War Machine was shot with a Taser by authorities before he was handcuffed and read news >>
Although RFA has recently sent many fighters to the UFC, Joby Sanchez only needed to be booked for a fight with the promotion to get his call up to MMA’s premier organization.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
It's no secret that Chael Sonnen's style as a pitchman has its roots in pro wrestling hype.
Still, the retired/suspended former UFC contender was surprised to field a phone call from an unnamed World Wrestling Entertainment bigwig in the midst of all his recent troubles.
"I got a call about two days before I was suspended," Sonnen said on the "Talk is Jericho" podcast. "A WWE exec calls me up, and he said, ‘We read what you're going through, we're not interested.' So I'm thinking, ‘why did you c read news >>