Jussier Formiga was the number one flyweight in the world in the past, and he wants to be at the top again.
The Nova Uniao fighter, a former world champion at Shooto, is set to collide with Zack Makovsky at the UFC Fight Night 47 card in Bangor, Maine, on Aug. 16, and he’s glad to be facing a former champion inside the Octagon.
"He’s a former bantamweight champion a Bellator. He was always too small for 135, and he became stronger and batter at flyweight," Formiga told MMAFighting.com. "I expect read news >>
UFC President Dana White informed UFC.com that he would have tried his best to separate Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier but is not certain it would have helped much. Last week, an average media day event turned into one of the most watched brawls in history, as UFC 178 headliners Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier collided during a staredown at the MGM Grand, which eventually led to an unprecedented all-out brawl between the fighters and a variety of other people present at the time.
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The hunt is on ... for real.
It's no joke.
Duane "Dog" Chapman is hot on the trail of Jon Koppenhaver, a.k.a. "War Machine," who is wanted by law enforcement in Las Vegas, Nevada, after an alleged early-morning sadistic rampage that put his ex-girlfriend, Christy Mack, in the hospital with a host of horrific injuries.
The damage done was remarkable (photo evidence).
"Dog," of course, is the world's most famous bounty hunter thanks to a hit show on A&E (and now CMT) that followed him and his crew read news >>
Being a prize fighter is a painful profession.
For the GLORY "Last Man Standing" runner up, Joe Schilling, it's not just the mental anguish from losing that lingers this time around. Nor is it the usual bumps and bruises that accompany a full night of face-punching, gut-busting and leg-kicking competition.
Right now it's the heightened physical pain -- repercussions from making it to the final round of an eight-man tournament and abusing his body to the point of exhaustion -- that... Continue re read news >>
Check out a video replay of Tuesday’s UFC 178 media tour stop in Los Angeles, which included the Sept. 27 event’s co-headliners.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
The Nevada State Athletic Commission believes Chael Sonnen’s agreement not to compete in any other jurisdiction during his two-year suspension includes a grappling competition against Andre Galvao at this weekend’s Metamoris 4. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson were a match made in heaven, but now that Gustafsson is injured and officially out of the UFC 178 title fight, it’s on to the next one for the light heavyweight champ.
The coals fueling the ongoing feud between Jones and Gustafsson have been burning bright red ever since their epic light heavyweight title fight nearly a year ago.
Gustafsson became an overnight star for rearranging the champ’s face, but Jones was the one who impressed the judges and walked away read news >>
Jon Jones responds to Alexander Gustafsson's comments on his cut, telling him to 'stop the media stunts' so he can focus on Daniel Cormier, his 'next victim'.
Another day, another string to tweets from fighters beefing on social media. After Jon Jones suffered a nasty cut in training that required stitches, Alexander Gustafsson poked a bit of fun at him via instagram. Now, the champion has since responded to his original opponent via twitter:
Related: Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson talk read news >>
"Jacare" said that he will annihilate his opponent and ask for a title shot after his fight against Gegard Mousasi.
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza is confident for his bout against Gegard Mousasi, the main event of UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Souza scheduled for September 5. Interviewed by Combate.com, "Jacare" wants to not only win the fight but also finish his opponent and seek the UFC Middleweight belt, which today belongs to Chris Weidman. Fighting him again it's like just another fight. I'm ready read news >>
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And when "The Count" disposes of Cung Le, he's ready to silence the Strikeforce import.
Michael Bisping: Fighter, mixed martial arts (MMA) analyst ... life coach?
"The Count" was a recent guest on UFC Tonight, and had some career advice for Luke Rockhold, who is currently waiting for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to find him an opponent. In the interim, he can probably help his own cause by ditching his teenage friends.
Says Bisping: "When Luke Rockhold is done making a douche bag out of read news >>
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Nothing is going to stop Duda Yankovich.
Yankovich, a former WIBA light welterweight boxing champion who is signed with Invicta Fighting Championships, suffered a stroke during a training session at Team Nogueira in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 9. She was rushed to a hospital and underwent surgery.
Eight days later, Yankovich showed up at the gym.
"It’s good to be back," Yankovich told MMAFighting.com on Wednesday. "I was scared, but everything was done on the right time. We read news >>