Despite being a scrappy fighter that fans love to watch, Nick Diaz isn't in love with fight, but the UFC made him an offer he couldn't refuse. read news >>
When Nick Diaz retired in March 2013 fresh from dropping a lopsided unanimous decision to then-UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, he told reporters that the only fights to could coax him back into the cage would be a rematch against the Canadian or a superfight against Anderson Silva. At the time, Diaz's requests were largely scoffed at. This was a guy who'd lost two straight outings; he wasn't exactly in the position to barter for another big opportunity. But a funny thing happened in read news >>
Aldo has no grounds to refuse the Aug. 3 bout, and his title is in danger of being stripped. read news >>
- a year ago
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Cris Cyborg Santos unleashed a fiery tirade targeted at Dana White and Ronda Rousey, but it came with an offer, an offer that could eventually lead to Rousey vs. Cyborg in the Octagon. read news >>
MACAU - Whether it's wisdom or uncertainty, UFC on FUEL TV 6
headliners Rich Franklin and Cung Le simply aren't willing to talk about anything other than Saturday
Franklin quietly admits he's hoping to piece together another
championship run, and Le sometimes discusses his alternative aspirations
in Hollywood, but neither is intent on predicting his next move.
Instead, the two friendly rivals each seem focused on one singular goal: an explosive Chinese debut for the UFC.
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- 2 years ago
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When Pat Cummins got off the plane from one of his many trips between
California for mixed-martial-arts training and Colorado Springs, Colo.,
for wrestling, he checked his messages.
It was 2010, and Cummins had been bouncing between sports for years with
the help of his friend Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal.
Now he had a message from Ryan Parsons, "King Mo's" manager. Apparently,
people had been talking about the former Penn State wrestler.
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- 3 years ago
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With a shocking amount of MMA fans and pundits treating this weekend's
UFC 128 main event as a foregone conclusion, all anyone seems to ask is,
"What's next for Jon Jones?"
On this week's new edition of ESPN's "MMA Live," UFC president Dana
White confirmed a win for Jones could very well earn
him a bout with his teammate, Rashad Evans.
However, both Jones and Evans, who each appeared on the show, said all
the talk of training camp switches and teammate vs. teammate philosophy
is enti read news >>
- 4 years ago
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LAS VEGAS - Following one of the most impressive performances of his
career in a win over Aaron Simpson at The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale,
middleweight slugger Chris Leben said he was in no
rush to get back in the cage.
But now in one of the shortest turnarounds in modern UFC history, Leben
steps back in the cage just two weeks later to meet Japanese superstar
Yoshihiro Akiyama at Saturday's UFC 116 event.
So why the change of heart? According to Leben, once Wanderlei Silva was
force read news >>