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Frankie Edgar: Conor McGregor vs Chad Mendes is a No. 1 contender fight, not a title bout

"Early on when I heard that [Jose Aldo] was injured we threw our hat in and said, you know, we would be willing to step in. [The UFC] decided to go with Chad [Mendes] for that role. I think the explanation was that he was the number one contender, I was two at the time. Show More Summary

Creed Extends the Rocky Storyline and Brings Boxing Back to the Big Screen

Boxing has always been a natural for the movies. A fighter’s preparation to enter the ring for singular combat with a worthy adverasary is the closest thing the sporting world provides to the mythological archetype of the Hero’s Journey. No films have been more closely associated with the sport than the Rocky Franchise. Rocky I […]

Lowered expectations: UFC injuries and canceled fights are here to stay

When I first heard that a careless training partner of Jose Also managed to fracture the champion's ribs with a pointless spinning back kick while sparring, I made like Dana White and had to "take a knee." It's a depressingly recurring...Show More Summary

Sinead O'Connor to sing Conor McGregor into the Octagon for UFC 189 title fight on July 11

So much for Dana White's ban on live walkout music. Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have "Lil' Wayne" and Justin Bieber in his corner, but Conor McGregor has Sinead O' Connor. The Grammy Award-winning vocalist -- who is also from Dublin, Ireland...Show More Summary

VIDEO: That INSANE Comeback From Last Night’s ‘TUF 21?

(I guess I'll go with "The side that watches a South Park rerun instead.") I'm going to make an assumption right out of the gate here and assume that next to none of you have been following this season of The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Show More Summary

Sinead O'Connor to Sing Conor McGregor into the Octagon for UFC 189

Conor McGregor—Nothing Compares 2 U. The Irish MMA star has secured quite the guest to sing him into the Octagon for his UFC 189 fight with Chad Mendes on July 11. None other than compatriot Sinead O'Connor. O'Connor is of course best...Show More Summary

Dana White warns Yoel Romero: 'America doesn't want to hear your thoughts on Jesus'

Top middleweight contender Yoel Romero momentarily found himself in hot water after allegedly making an anti-gay remark following his victory over Lyoto Machida at last weekend's (Sat., June 27, 2015) UFC Fight Night 70 event in Hollywood,...Show More Summary

Dana White to Yoel Romero: 'America Doesn't Want to Hear Your Thoughts on Jesus'

In the Bill of Dana White, there must be a separation of church and fighting. The UFC President spoke with MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani at the unveiling of the new Reebok uniforms about Yoel Romero’s controversial post-fight commentsShow More Summary

Yoel Romero Could Be Man to Beat at Middleweight, If He Just Cuts out the Crazy

For Yoel Romero, perhaps the trick will be avoiding any further episodes of foot-in-mouth disease just long enough for him to fight for the middleweight title. A few days removed from his stunning third-round TKO win over Lyoto Machida...Show More Summary

The UFC's Reebok era has finally begun, but things are off to a rocky start

Today we got our first look at the UFC’s new Reebok “fighter kits.” For a change that’s supposed to “elevate” the sport of MMA, it seems just as likely to homogenize it.Filed under: News, UFC

The Top 10 Most Hilarious, Depressing Moments From Today’s #UFCFightKit Unveiling Ceremony

If you're a big follower of MMA personalities on the social medias, you might've gotten wind of something called #UFCFightKit earlier today, which rang in the official unveiling of the Reebok's UFC fighter uniforms (or "kits"). The ceremony...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 70 Results: Matches to Make for the Winners and Losers

At UFC Fight Night 70, Yoel Romero continued on his war path toward the top of the middleweight division. Following two closely contested rounds, Romero exploded on Lyoto Machida in the third stanza. Immediately after scoring a takedown,...Show More Summary

Ken Shamrock Swears Kimbo Fight Wasn't Fixed, Calls Out Joe Rogan

Weeks before Ken Shamrock was left plastered on the canvas like roadkill, the word in the MMA community was that the 51-year-old UFC Hall of Famer had no business being in the cage with Kimbo Slice, a 41-year-old street fighter turned MMA fighter. It was the senior-citizen brawl that no one really wanted to see. Show More Summary

Ken Shamrock on Joe Rogan's fight-fixing talk: 'He could have ruined my career '

Ken Shamrock is miffed with Joe Rogan after the UFC commentator’s implication that Shamrock’s recent Bellator 138 fight with Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson had a “fixed” outcome. Filed under: Bellator, News, UFC

Yoel Romero will continue to speak English despite post-fight remark controversy at UFC Fight Night 70

After all, says Romero, he does live in the United States so it behooves him to keep practicing the language. Despite clearing up any misunderstanding regarding alleged anti-gay remarks at the very beginning of the UFC Fight Night 70...Show More Summary

Sorting out the UFC Heavyweight Title Picture

For the first time since we saw Cain Velasquez batter Junior dos Santos for a second time at UFC 166 in October 2013, the heavyweight title picture feels open—wide open. Call it a shot at newly crowned heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum (whom I picked to defeat Velasquez at UFC 188, mind you), but he doesn't feel invincible. Show More Summary

Twitter Mailbag: Say a prayer for Jose Aldo's ribs

In this week’s Twitter Mailbag, we’ll look at Jose Aldo’s rib injury from every conceivable angle, plus wonder what it means if Conor McGregor has to fight an understudy at UFC 189. Plus some other stuff.Filed under: News, UFC

Ronda Rousey up for another ESPY, Donald Cerrone also nominated

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is again in the running to win ESPY, one year after she became the first MMA fighter to take home the award.Filed under: News

Conor McGregor Responds to Jose Aldo Injury

You have to hand it to Conor McGregor. The man is as smooth as silk, as slick as snot on a doorknob and as cool as polar bear feet. He’s taking care of business as usual. Most contenders would be hitting the panic button after hearing news of an injury that could put the biggest fight of their careers on ice. Show More Summary

Gilbert Melendez Blames High Altitude for Loss to Eddie Alvarez

Cain Velasquez wasn’t the only victim of Mexico City’s high altitude at UFC 188 on June 13. Lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez claims being 7,382 feet above sea level had a major impact on his performance against Eddie Alvarez, according...Show More Summary

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