Former UFC lightweight Paul Felder has made the move to triathlons with a feature in the docu-series “Fighting Spirit”. Paul Felder may have retired from the sport of mixed martial arts but his competitive spirit has gone nowhere. After a successful stint in the UFC, Felder announced his plans to hang up the gloves following two consecutive losses to Dan Hooker and Rafael dos Anjos.
Paul Felder is stepping out of the cage and into a new competition. After a long and successful MMA career “The Irish Dragon” Paul Felder has retired from the sport. He announced that he would be stepping away from the fighting side of MMA while on commentary for the UFC Vegas 27 event in March of 2021.
Paul Felder puts the responsibility on Charles Oliveira for missing weight. Felder praised Oliveira for a stellar performance to beat Justin Gaethje this past weekend. This past weekend, Charles Oliveira made history when he became the first champion to lose his belt on the weighing scales. Former UFC lightweight competitor Paul Felder had weighed in on the issue and clarified his thoughts on the situation. Ahead of what was originally scheduled to be a title defense, Oliveira came in half a pound heavier than the championship limit. Despite the early setback, Oliveira dispatched Justin Gaethje in incredible fashion to secure a statement win.
Joe Rogan, Jon Anik, and Paul Felder are back together again. MMA Fighting confirmed with officials that the trio will serve as the cageside commentators for Saturday’s UFC 273 card, which takes place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. This will be the first time that Rogan, Anik, and Felder have called a pay-per-view together since UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi last October.
Paul Felder: It’s going to take a strong ‘freak grappler’ to beat Kamaru Usman, but Khamzat Chimaev still has more to prove
Kamaru Usman is one of the most dominant champions on the entire UFC roster, and it’s going to take a lot for somebody to finally knock the crown from off his head. All signs are currently pointing towards Leon Edwards getting the next shot at Usman later this year as he seeks to become champion and avenge the last loss he suffered in the octagon back in 2015.
Let the sweepstakes begin for Rafael dos Anjos’ UFC 272 opponent. Several fighters and managers clamored to fill the spot left vacant by Rafael Fiziev’s withdrawal from the co-headliner of Saturday’s pay-per-view event; Fiziev was forced to bow out due to a positive COVID-19 test and symptoms that left him unable to compete.
Retired UFC lightweight contender and current color commentator Paul Felder joins the newest episode of The Fighter vs. the Writer to help preview the year ahead in 2022. Felder discusses the fights he’s most looking forward to seeing this year, along with the biggest threats to each of the individual champions across the entire UFC roster.
UFC light heavyweight contender Aleksandar Rakić took a subtle dig at former UFC fighter turned commentator Paul Felder on Twitter. Rakić is set to face former light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz later this year in his return to the Octagon. He most recently defeated Thiago Santos and Anthony Smith in a pair of massive light heavyweight wins.
Paul Felder believes Charles Oliveira has what it takes to keep his UFC Lightweight Title reign going for quite a while. Oliveira captured the gold back in May when he stopped Michael Chandler via second-round TKO. He had his first title defense against Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 269 on Dec. 11. The man known as “do Bronx” emerged victorious, securing a third-round submission finish via rear-naked choke.
Former UFC lightweight, Paul Felder, probably isn’t going to make any new friends with his latest comments calling UFC fighters sensitive. Felder, who now works as one of the most respected color commentators the UFC has, voiced his struggles with the fighters as it pertains to his commentary role. He says that oftentimes the fighters complain about his (or fellow commentary team members) opinions or breakdowns.
Paul Felder is not fully done with mixed martial arts. The former lightweight contender officially retired from the sport earlier this year after having multiple change of hearts as to whether it was time to call it quits. While “The Irish Dragon” has no interest in returning to embark on...
Paul Felder is currently enjoying a life of commentary, but the former UFC lightweight contender would consider a return to fighting under two different scenarios. Felder, who stepped away from MMA this past May, believes he is physically fit to return to fighting if he wanted to give it another go. However, “Irish Dragon” doesn’t feel the fire to compete like he used to, which is why he retired from the sport after back-to-back losses to Dan Hooker and Rafael dos Anjos in 2020.
Paul Felder is getting fed up with people calling UFC commentators biased. Felder went from being an exciting lightweight in the UFC’s ranks to one of the better commentators that the sport has to offer. He had begun his broadcast work before retiring from the sport. During the latter stages of his career, he made it clear that while he loved the allure of competing in the Octagon, not getting beat up and cut while being cageside was a suitable replacement.
Paul Felder has contemplated ending his retirement and returning to the Octagon once before, but thus far the ‘Irish Dragon’ has remained firm in his decision to stay away from professional competition. However, there are two scenarios that would make him reconsider. Felder announced his retirement during the broadcast of...
Former UFC lightweight contender Paul Felder has laid out two scenarios that could see him return to action inside the Octagon. Felder announced his retirement earlier this year having built a reputation as one of the toughest and most entertaining fighters on the UFC roster. Across 15 fights in the promotion, “The Irish Dragon” picked up wins over current UFC Lightweight Champion Charles Oliveira, James Vick, Edson Barboza, and Stevie Ray.
Earlier this year, while working commentary for UFC Vegas 27, lightweight contender Paul Felder officially announced his retirement from MMA. The move was not entirely unexpected as Felder had previously hinted at retirement following a split decision loss to Dan Hooker in 2020, and after weighing it all out, Felder said that ultimately he felt “that spark that I need to fight … it just wasn’t there anymore.” Well, that spark may be coming back, or at least, it could.
This weekend Marvin Vettori is set to headline UFC Vegas 41 opposite Paulo Costa. Both he and his opponent are coming off losses to UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. Vettori has been very talkative in the lead-up to this one, sharing comments on both his upcoming and previous opponents. Vettori...
Middleweight contender Marvin Vettori took umbrage with Paul Felder’s commentary at UFC 266 last month in Las Vegas, which appeared to favor “The Hangman” in what would ultimately end with a unanimous decision victory for the New Zealand lightweight. Vettori was quick to criticize Felder on social media, leading to...
Fans were certainly disappointed to hear that Paul Felder was retiring from MMA at 37 years of age. However it has now been revealed that he is considering making a comeback, depending on how he feels in the gym. While Felder was never really considered one of the lightweight contenders,...