"I want to stay healthy and stay busy. I want to fight."
Rafael dos Anjos steps inside the Octagon for the third time in four months when he faces Ben Henderson at the main event of the UFC Fight Night card in Tulsa, on Aug. 23. Coming off a big knockout win over Jason High in June, the Brazilian stayed busy at Black House while waiting for the perfect opportunity.
"I didn’t change much in training," dos Anjos told MMAFighting.com. "I fought Jason High 45 after my fight with Khabib (Nurmagomedov read news >>
UFC President Dana White revealed that he will have a talk with Gray Maynard regarding his future with the promotion.
Gray Maynard failed to pick up his first win in over two years on Saturday night when Ross Pearson knocked him unconscious in the second round of their co-main event clash in Bangor, Maine. While the contest marked Maynard's third straight TKO loss in the UFC, Dana White is still not alarmed enough to pressure the lightweight to hang up the gloves.
The decision comes as a surpris read news >>
BANGOR, Maine – After going undefeated for his first 11 professional MMA fights -- nine of which occurred in the UFC -- the end may be closing in on Gray Maynard. "The Bully" suffered his third knockout loss in a row against Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 47 in Maine on Saturday night, a trend that spells out the writing on the wall for fighters in their twilight.
This particular one came in the second round, as Pearson -- who was rejiggered into a fight with Maynard when his original opponent read news >>
Jussier da Silva made Zach Makovsky play his game. read news >>
Chael Sonnen hasn't offered much of a defense for his drug testing infractions, and that's because he readily admits, "I knew what I was doing. I was trying to game the system." read news >>
Because there's nothing like having your cake and eating it, too. Former two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) No. 1 middleweight contender, Chael Sonnen, has never been one to bite his tongue.
So when the time came to fess up and explain his failed drug test back in June, "The American Gangster," openly admitted to taking Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) and Clomiphene. According to Sonnen, those prescribed medications were all a part of him trying to ease back into a normal life post read news >>
Former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title contender Chael Sonnen finally offered some insight into his latest suspension and subsequent retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts. The usually brash and outspoken individual fell unusually quiet after stepping away from MMA, becoming uncharacteristically reserved in the wake of his disaster. On Wednesday, August 13, however, Sonnen appeared on WWE star Chris Jericho's podcast, Talk Is Jericho, to clear the air and to let fans know e read news >>
We haven't heard much from Chael Sonnen since he was suspended for two years by the Nevada Athletic Commission last month after testing positive for a hodgepodge of banned substances.
Even Sonnen's appearance at Metamoris 4 in Los Angeles last weekend came and went without his classic hype and banter.
But the former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight contender opened up recently on pro wrestler Chris Jericho's "Talk is Jericho" podcast, going in depth with his take on the events which forced read news >>
NEW YORK -- Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler attended a recent Bellator media day event where he spoke about injuries heading into his Bellator 120 bout with Will Brooks, learning to cope with injuries from Dominick Cruz, improving his fight IQ, becoming a student of the game, his opinions on Scott Coker taking over the organization and why he recognizes his game needs more defense. read news >>
The UFC LHW champ has some interesting comments to Sherdog that reveal some of the real psychology behind his seemingly out of control rivalry with challenger Daniel Cormier.
Jon Jones has seemingly lost control of himself and his public image in his efforts to promote his UFC 178 title fight with Daniel Cormier. Either that or he's made the dreaded "full heel turn" that those who hate to talk about fight promotion in the terms of sports entertainment hate so much.
His comments to Sherdog, indic read news >>
Recent UFC signee Holly Holm revealed that although she has been working diligently on her ground game, she doubt she will ever be satisfied with her grappling acumen. It is quite uncommon for a newly signed UFC competitor to have so many suitors before their first octagon outing, but that has certainly been the case for Holly Holm, who has already been called out by the likes of former women's bantamweight title challenger Miesha Tate as well as Jessica Eye.
Holm is just 7-0 in her professional read news >>