You can't fake it in a fight. It's all real. It's all stripped down. I come from the Josh Barnett school of entertainment. I like to be 'The Queen of Spades' and this funny character but you know, when I get in the ring, none of that matters. All of that goes away and it's the real deal. I love it. It's really personal and a lot of my best close relationships are with people that I fought because there's some kind of connection you get when you're bearing it all, naked so to speak, and it's just read news >>
With so much riding on every bout, many UFC fighters simply can't handle the agony of defeat, particularly when it comes in controversial fashion.
Elizabeth Phillips could relate to these sentiments following her second straight loss in the promotion at UFC Fight Night 48 in Macau, China.
Disgusted with the judges' decision in her split-decision loss to UFC newcomer Milana Dudieva, Phillips said the following on Facebook (as transcribed by Bloody Elbow) minutes after her second straight loss in read news >>
Ronda Rousey is still riding high following her 16-second victory over Alexis Davis at UFC 175. read news >>
Dennis Bermudez is riding a six-fight win streak heading into his bout against veteran Clay Guida at UFC on FOX 12. A win over his well-established opponent could do big things for "The Menace" and his standing in the division, and this should be a great fight.
Long winning streaks are very difficult to put together, much less when every single one of those bouts has been in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Usually, stringing together four or more victories could mean being placed in (or ne read news >>
Edson Barboza would be riding a five-fight win streak if it wasn’t for a "mistake" against Donald Cerrone.
Barboza wants another shot at fellow top 10 lightweight Cerrone inside the Octagon, and he feels he deserves one after stopping Evan Dunham in the first round at UFC Fight Night 45.
"My goal is to fight the best," Barboza told MMAFighting.com. "Every time I fight I feel more prepared. After my fight with Cerrone, I realized I’m at their same level. I can easily fight anyone (at the top 10). read news >>
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After riding the pine for several months due to a bum knee, Conor McGregor will (finally) return to the Octagon in front of his hometown fans against The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 champion Diego Brandao in the featherweight main event of UFC Fight Night 46 (see the full fight card here), which takes place at The O2 in Dublin, Ireland, on July 19, 2014. Check out the video promo above -- we're just over a week away! Early predictions? read news >>
The UFC has a lot riding on this Saturday's pay-per-view event.
With Chris Weidman set to defend his middleweight title against Lyoto Machida and Ronda Rousey putting her women's bantamweight championship on the line against Alexis Davis, UFC 175 figures to be the fight company's biggest PPV of the year, at least so far.
Questions abound regarding this card. Does Weidman really deserve to be the 185-pound champion? Has Rousey given this training camp enough attention, as she's been off making mo read news >>
Riding a two-fight losing skid, including the first knockout loss of his MMA career, Robert Whittaker needed to get back on track in a big way over the weekend. He did, and now he’s looking forward.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
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Two top featherweights riding high on win streaks of five and three, respectively, will square off in the main event of tonight's (Sat., June 28, 2014) UFC Fight Night 44 event at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, live on Fox Sports 1, as Cub Swanson battles Jeremy Stephens. That title shot is getting closer. read news >>
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Riding a wave of confidence after defeating Yasuhiro Urushitani, Adriano “Black Diamond” Moraes is ready for Kosuke Suzuki in Saturday's ONE FC headliner. read news >>
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It's hard to rack up wins in the UFC. Winning a couple in a row is impressive, while notching three is sometimes enough to land a title shot.
Once you get into four or five and beyond, you're just getting crazy with it.
To beat the best fighters in the world night after night, even when you're sick or tired or sick and tired, says something about your mettle in the cage.
A few such streaks are presently active in the UFC. Some of these winning fighters are champions, some are soon-to-be challeng read news >>