So, you're on a six-fight winning streak in one of the toughest divisions the UFC has to offer. You've defeated the division's fifth-, 10th-, 11th- and 14th-ranked fighters in the process. You even managed to KO the No. 14 fighter in the division above you. That should be enough to grant you a shot at the title, right?
Well, kind of. Cub Swanson, the UFC's second-ranked featherweight—behind only Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes—is just a little more than a month removed from a five-round unanimous deci read news >>
Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the newest names in the ever-growing list of mixed martial arts fighters hampered by injuries.
Unfortunately for the athlete, the knee injury that has forced him out of competition came at a time when he was surging toward the top of the lightweight division.
Even though he's still months away from returning to the Octagon, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has a number of opponents waiting to welcome him back. However, one of the most interesting options isn't on read news >>
Alexander Gustafsson believes that he, not Daniel Cormier, should be facing Jon Jones for the light heavyweight championship on Jan. 3. In the meantime, the Swede is willing to wait for the title shot that he believes belongs to him. read news >>
Because "The Mauler" isnt going to be fighting for the title anytime soon, regardless of how upset he is.
Alexander Gustafsson's manager recently declared that "The Mauler" would rather sit out to face the winner of Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier instead of taking another fight in the interim.
The only problem is, that means he could potentially be out for a year, since the "Bones" vs. "DC" light heavyweight title fight has been moved to UFC 182, which will take place on Jan. 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, read news >>
Gina Carano isn't a UFC fighter. Not yet, anyway, but that hasn't stopped fans from fantasy matchmaking about who she could face in her UFC debut. In fact, UFC brass have also added fuel to the speculative fire by suggesting it wouldn't be out of bounds for Carano to face UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in her first bout back after a five year hiatus.
For Randy Couture, who has helped train Carano in the past, that's not an idea he thinks is particularly fair or prudent for the fo read news >>
Matt “The Crowbar” Hobar has held several titles over the course of his athletic career, but none are more valuable to him than the ones he earned as a wrestler. read news >>
Possessing the hunger to fight is found, not given.
It's a sense of belonging, or rather self-entitlement, that fuels monumental success.
Hunger not only serves as a physical and mental catalyst when the Octagon door closes, but it puts every other fighter in the division on notice that you mean business.
But hunger doesn't last forever. It is often met at the gates of excellence by pure skill and perfected technique, as the hungry fall to unflappable champions of sport.
However, until that flam read news >>
John Lineker should face Ian McCall to determine who receives the next shot at the UFC flyweight title. The promotion recently announced that 125-pound champion Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson will take on challenger Chris "Kamikaze" Cariaso at UFC 177 in Sacramento, prompting the MMA universe to scratch its collective head. Ranked No. 8 in the UFC's official standings, Cariaso seemingly leapfrogged some more worthy competitors, Lineker and McCall included. Kamikaze has yet to defeat a top-10 read news >>
Kyle Kingsbury made another go at it, but following Saturday’s UFC on FOX 12 event, he officially announced his retirement.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Daniel Cormier has stepped in for Alexander Gustafsson to meet Jon Jones at UFC 173 in September. That comes on the heels of Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier being added to the blockbuster card. Which was followed by the announcement Nick Diaz is returning to the UFC early next year, and with it the informed chatter saying Anderson Silva is a highly likely opponent.
It was such a jam-packed news week, you almost forgot the Nevada Athletic Commission hearings, the ones which put the smack down o read news >>
Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine is a man on a mission. After a successful UFC debut in January against Hyun Gyu Lim, Saffiedine has been looking to get back into the cage. He was initially expected to face Jake Ellenberger at UFC 172 in May, but had to withdraw due to injury.
'The Sponge', however, is feeling better and ready to get back to work. First up? If Saffiedine had his way, it'd be Rory MacDonald.
Saffiedine recently called out MacDonald on The MMA Hour. He tol read news >>