Triller’s Ryan Kavanaugh has confirmed that they are in talks to rebook Oscar De La Hoya vs Vitor Belfort for Thanksgiving weekend. De La Hoya was initially supposed to take on Belfort earlier this month instead of Evander Holyfield, but was forced to pull out of the contest after coming down with a serious case of COVID-19. Belfort went on to demolish Holyfield inside the first round in what many called a “sideshow” fight that never should’ve taken place.
UFC middleweight Derek Brunson has given his thoughts, in no uncertain terms, on what would happen if he fought Jake Paul. It’s another day in the workroom and another mixed martial artist has opted to call out Jake Paul. It’s become a pretty regular occurrence in the last few months after Paul managed to beat both Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley, two former UFC welterweights, in his last two outings.
Glover Teixeira has given his thoughts on Alex Pereira finally signing with the UFC – and why Israel Adesanya should be afraid. The Brazilian kickboxer, who holds a 3-1 professional mixed martial arts record, is set to debut for the UFC at Madison Square Garden later this year in one of the most anticipated middleweight introductions in recent memory.
YouTuber turned pro boxer Jake Paul has criticized Vitor Belfort for “disrespecting boxing” in his win over Evander Holyfield. It’s been over a week since Vitor Belfort dispatched of Evander Holyfield in their boxing exhibition and yet despite the time that’s passed, many fans and critics can’t quite get over the disappointment of seeing the fight actually take place.
Anthony Smith on potential greatest of all time Jon Jones: “We’re really not that far off and especially now”
Anthony Smith believes that the current crop of UFC light heavyweights have pretty much caught up to 205-pound great Jon Jones. While “Lionheart” may have failed in his attempt to capture the strap from Jones two years ago, he’s still managed to shine through ever since as a big fan favourite in the division. From his personality to his fight style, it’s hard not to enjoy what Anthony Smith does for the UFC.
Sean O’Malley shares his thoughts on transgender MMA fighter Alana McLaughlin: “I just don’t think that’s okay”
UFC fighter Sean O’Malley has voiced his criticism over transgender Alana McLaughlin competing in women’s MMA. This topic has been a source of great controversy over the course of the last few weeks ever since McLaughlin made her professional mixed martial arts debut for Combate Global. After a back and forth encounter McLaughlin managed to secure the win, beginning a conversation about whether or not she should have been permitted to compete in the first place.
Leon Edwards has zero interest in fighting Jorge Masvidal next: “I don’t want to hear nothing about a guy coming off 2 fight skid”
UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards has said he has “no interest” in fighting Jorge Masvidal with his eyes firmly fixed on the title. Ever since his unanimous decision win over Nate Diaz earlier this year, fans have been questioning what the next step forward will be for Edwards. Some feel as if he needs to fight one more time before getting a crack at Kamaru Usman whereas others are of the belief that he’s done enough to sit out and wait for his moment to shine in a title fight.
Dana White shoots down potential Jorge Masvidal vs Jake Paul fight, claims the YouTuber is scared to callout Anderson Silva
UFC president Dana White has dared Jake Paul to call out Anderson Silva after shutting down the idea of a fight against Jorge Masvidal. In the wake of his big win over Tyron Woodley, many have questioned what Jake Paul’s next move is going to be as he continues to venture down the path of an extended pro boxing career. According to the man himself, he’s interested in fighting Jorge Masvidal – but that won’t be possible due to his current contractual agreement with the UFC.
Miesha Tate scolds “hothead” Conor McGregor for Machine Gun Kelly incident: “He is like a spoiled little toddler”
Miesha Tate has hit out at Conor McGregor for his Machine Gun Kelly altercation at the VMAs over the weekend. Tate has made no secret of the fact that she isn’t McGregor’s biggest fan with a string of complaints regarding his behaviour both in and outside of the Octagon across the last few years. More often than not there’s a solid reason why she’s making the remarks and this time around, she’s decided to pick up on Conor’s interaction with Machine Gun Kelly.
Mackenzie Dern claims she was offered a fight with Carla Esparza but ‘The Cookie Monster’ turned it down
Mackenzie Dern has claimed she was offered a fight against Carla Esparza – only for “The Cookie Monster” to turn it down. Dern managed to extend her win streak to four back in April with a nasty submission triumph over Nina Nunes, bringing her overall record to 11-1. On the flip side, Esparza has won five straight with her victory over Yan Xiaonan putting her firmly in line for a title shot against Rose Namajunas.
YouTuber turned pro boxer has given his thoughts on what would happen if he stepped into the ring to face Anderson Silva. While he may still be basking in the glory of his win over Tyron Woodley, Jake Paul is still having to face questions about what could be next for him as his boxing journey continues.
Alana McLaughlin has responded to critics after becoming just the second transgender fighter to compete in professional mixed martial arts this past weekend. Following in the footsteps of Fallon Fox, McLaughlin took part in her first pro MMA fight with Combate Global where she secured a second round submission over Celine Provost after a fascinating back and forth bout in the first round.
As per Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley boxing event drew an estimated 480,000-500,000 buys. The report indicates that other sources are suggesting the final figure could be slightly lower than that but ultimately, it’s going to be around the half a million range. Some will opt to see this as a decent outcome whereas others are of the belief that given the build it received, Paul vs Woodley probably should’ve done better in the long run.
Daniel Cormier has been cast in a spin-off series based on the mixed martial arts movie Warrior. Warrior was released back in 2011, featuring Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton as brothers competing in the same MMA tournament with millions of dollars on the line. Ironically, the news of Cormier being cast actually comes ten years to the day after it was first released in cinemas worldwide.
In his latest adventure, UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz recently attempted to conquer the Polish version of Ninja Warrior. The man who beat Dominick Reyes to claim the belt before being the first to beat Israel Adesanya is clearly enjoying life at the top of the mountain. From his increased star power to his legacy in mixed martial arts, it’s a good time to be Jan Blachowicz.
The list of UFC Vegas 36 medical suspensions have been released with Paddy Pimblett and Darren Till being amongst those who could be out for up to six months. UFC Vegas 36 is officially in the books and throughout the card we saw a pretty fascinating mixture of results. From impressive debuts to competitive main card showdowns, this event had a little bit of something for everyone.
Evander Holyfield has addressed concerns that he’s risking his health by boxing Vitor Belfort on Saturday night. In a short notice contest this weekend, 58-year-old Evander Holyfield will be stepping back into the ring for the first time in 10 years to take on UFC legend Vitor Belfort. The bout was initially supposed to see Belfort take on Oscar De La Hoya but after the latter tested positive for COVID-19, Holyfield stepped in to save the day.
UFC commentator Joe Rogan has explained his decision to use Ivermectin as part of his COVID-19 treatment. When Rogan announced recently that he’d tested positive for COVID-19, many fans were happy to hear him quickly confirm that he was starting to get back to full fitness. However, a few questions were still raised about the treatment he used, with Ivermectin being at the core of the argument.
Aljamain Sterling on UFC newcomer Paddy Pimblett: “I think he’s the real deal in terms of the package”
UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling believes Paddy Pimblett is the “real deal” in terms of being the full package. Last Saturday night, Paddy Pimblett went toe to toe with Luigi Vendramini in what proved to be a pretty fascinating lightweight encounter. Vendramini was able to land some nice shots on the Scouser but in the end, “The Baddy” managed to come out on top with a devastating first round finish.
UFC legend Georges St-Pierre has taken the time to praise the boxing skills of fellow GOAT contender Anderson Silva. Back in June, Anderson Silva surprised an awful lot of people by putting on a seriously impressive display in his win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. It was the kind of match-up that was booked to give Silva a “fighting chance”, but instead, he came out and looked incredibly against a man who had been doing this professionally for years.