Tony Ferguson ‘would love’ to fight Dustin Poirier next

Tony Ferguson ‘would love’ to fight Dustin Poirier next

Tony Ferguson isn’t looking to take a step back in the competition after four consecutive losses. Ferguson (25-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC), who was on the receiving end of a Knockout of the Year candidate against Michael Chandler at UFC 274 earlier this month, is in a difficult stretch of his career with a skid that … Read more

Gilbert Burns feels he’s ‘becoming a draw’ in UFC, wants a big fight

Gilbert Burns feels he’s ‘becoming a draw’ in UFC, wants a big fight

MIAMI – Gilbert Burns feels it’s time he gets a bit choosy with the type of opposition he should face next. The former UFC title challenger has historically welcomed all challenges regardless of their ranking, but that’s changing. Burns (20-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) believes he’s deserving of a high profile fight for his next outing … Read more

Kayla Harrison’s manager says Cris Cyborg fight unappealing

Kayla Harrison’s manager says Cris Cyborg fight unappealing

MIAMI – If you think Kayla Harrison vs. Cris Cyborg would be a marquee fight for women MMA, Ali Abdelaziz is here to pour cold water on your excitement. A fight between Harrison (13-0), a two-time PFL champion, and reigning Bellator women’s featherweight titleholder Cyborg (26-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) would be a legacy-defining contest for … Read more

Thiago Alves says his BKFC contract expired, interested in MMA return

Thiago Alves says his BKFC contract expired, interested in MMA return

MIAMI – Thiago Alves is looking for a new home. The former UFC title challenger said his contract with BKFC has come to an end and he’s exploring new options for his fighting career. Alves won the inaugural BKFC middleweight title in June 2021 and hasn’t fought since. The Brazilian is frustrated with the inactivity … Read more

Khabib Nurmagomedov puzzled by Cain Velasquez’s imprisonment

Khabib Nurmagomedov puzzled by Cain Velasquez’s imprisonment

Khabib Nurmagomedov does not understand why Cain Velasquez is still in prison and why the man who allegedly molested a family member of Velasquez’s isn’t. The former UFC lightweight champion thinks Velasquez should’ve been granted bail after his arrest for an alleged shooting of Paul Bender back in March. Police say Velasquez shot Bender in … Read more

Could 21-year-old prospect Tatsuro Taira be Japan’s first UFC champ?

Could 21-year-old prospect Tatsuro Taira be Japan’s first UFC champ?

Martial arts are embedded in the culture of Japan, so it comes all the more surprising that representation in the UFC is so low. Historically, representatives of the country have struggled to reach the top of the mountain. Sure, Kazushi Sakuraba won a UFC tournament in 1997. Caol Uno challenged for a UFC title twice, … Read more

Islam Makhachev, Beneil Dariush can finish Charles Oliveira

Islam Makhachev, Beneil Dariush can finish Charles Oliveira

MIAMI – Ali Abdelaziz thinks either Islam Makhachev or Beneil Dariush should fight Charles Oliveira for the title, because they won’t fight each other next. Makhachev (22-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) was slated to face Dariush (21-4-1 MMA, 15-4-1 UFC) in the UFC Fight Night 202 headliner in February, but wound up facing Bobby Green next … Read more

Khabib Nurmagomedov on why Charles Oliveira can’t be compared to him

Khabib Nurmagomedov on why Charles Oliveira can’t be compared to him

Former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn’t think Charles Oliveira has done enough to surpass him among the lightweight greats. Although he’s no longer champion due to missing weight before his title fight with Justin Gaethje earlier this month, Oliveira (33-8 MMA, 21-8 UFC) is coming off three consecutive finishes of Michael Chandler, Dustin Poirier, and … Read more

Jake Paul could find more success in MMA than boxing

Jake Paul could find more success in MMA than boxing

Henry Cejudo has offered to train Jake Paul. Cejudo, a former UFC dual-champion and Olympic gold medalist wrestler, has already taken a stable of notable names and champions under his wing, such as Jon Jones, Cris Cyborg, Deiveson Figueiredo and Zhang Weili. Although Paul has yet to face an actual boxer, he’s 5-0 since lacing … Read more