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Oscar De La Hoya Rips ‘Douche’ Dana White For Slapping Wife, Says Incident Was ‘Swept Under The Rug’
By now, pretty much everybody has seen the video of Dana White hitting his wife Anna on New Year’s Eve. That includes the UFC President’s “old friend” Oscar De La Hoya. ‘You Don’t Hit Women’. The boxer-turned-promoter hasn’t always seen eye-to-eye with White. There’s years...
Back in 2015, Sage Northcutt burst onto the UFC scene and immediately began to turn heads. At the time, Northcutt was thought of as the next big superstar in the sport. He had grown up doing martial arts and was a very talented fighter. His looks and personality began to draw the attention of the fans and the UFC quickly jumped on the bandwagon. Northcutt was promoted heavily during his early UFC days and at first, he rose to the challenge. In 2018 he decided not to renew his contract with the UFC and sought free agency. After signing with ONE Championship, he was injured and has not fought since 2019. Now Northcutt is healed up and ready to make his return to the cage.
Forrest Griffin shared his history with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. The original TUF winner wants everybody to respect Stephan Bonnar’s death and legacy. UFC legend Forrest Griffin looked back at some of his good memories with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. And as the other half of the iconic The Ultimate Fighter season 1 finale, Griffin also talked about his late former foe Stephan Bonnar.
Former UFC featherweight competitor Felipe Colares put his skills to work outside of the cage in order to stop a thief. Sharing his story and a video of the incident on social media, Colares was witnessed holding down an alleged thief who was attempting to steal a phone from a woman in Rio de Janeiro.
Report: Aljamain Sterling Slated to Defend UFC Bantamweight Title Against Henry Cejudo at UFC 287 (Update)
Aljamain Sterling is slated to defend the UFC bantamweight championship against the returning Henry Cejudo this spring. First reported by MMA Fighting, the 135-pound title clash is being targeted for UFC 287 on April 8. No other information has been disclosed by the promotion at this time, including location or venue.
Marlon Vera Says Islam Makhachev is The ‘Real Deal’ After Walking Through Charles Oliveira: ‘He Just Controls You’
Marlon Vera believes Islam Makhachev is the real deal after the Dagestani destroyer smashed submission specialist Charles Oliveira. Makhachev captured the UFC lightweight title in spectacular fashion, submitting one of the promotion’s most prolific finishers at UFC 280 in October. Next, Makhachev will attempt to capture the No. 1 pound-for-pound raking as he defends his title against reigning featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski on February 11. Ahead of the champion vs. champion clash down under, bantamweight contender Marlon Vera shared his thoughts on Islam Makhachev and the UFC 284 headliner with Helen Yee.
Champ vs. champ? Jamahal Hill is all for it. Hill Has Shown Interest In Fighting Pereira Before. Before capturing the UFC Light Heavyweight title at UFC 283, Hill quite a few fighters on his radar. One of the names on Hill’s potential hitlist of opponents was actually middleweight king Alex Pereira, a teammate of Glover Teixeira, who Hill just beat.
Amanda Nunes vs. Irene Aldana is apparently not happening anytime soon. The UFC was planning on booking the 135-pound title matchup between the pair at the upcoming UFC 285 pay-per-view (PPV) event. However, according to a recent report from Combate, the UFC was unable to make that fight happen. Nunes...
Conor McGregor had a near-death experience. On Friday, the UFC superstar was riding his bicycle like he usually does, but this time around McGregor was hit by a car from the back. Fortunately enough, McGregor didn’t suffer any major injuries from the collision as he only sported a small cut on his thigh.
Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya 2 Set To Headline UFC 287, Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal Added As Co-Main
The UFC 287 main event and co-main event have been announced. Earlier today, the UFC released a statement that Dana White had a special announcement to make. Rumors started circulating about White potentially revealing the coaches for the next Ultimate Fighter season, which was offered to Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson. After showing up nearly an hour after expected, the UFC president didn’t discuss TUF, but the news was more intriguing.
Eric Nicksick spoke to Middle Easy exclusively about what the future holds for Francis Ngannou. The world is waiting to see what will be next for former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. Since failing to come to an agreement with the UFC, Ngannou has left the organization and become a free agent. He will have the opportunity to sign on to fight anyone or join any other promotion he would like. It seems that Ngannou has been leaning toward a move to boxing now that he is free of the UFC.
Beneil Dariush sees a way for the smaller Alexander Volkanovski to defeat lightweight champion Islam Makhachev. The UFC lightweight division has, for many years, been considered the most stacked division in the organization. Now with a massive champion versus-champion fight atop the division, all the other fighters at 155 pounds have to keep their eyes open and their gloves ready. One man who has a special interest in this upcoming bout between Alexander Volkanovski and Islam Makhachev is top-ranked contender Beneil Dariush.
Tony Ferguson claims that the UFC has offered him a spot on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter to coach against Conor McGregor. It seems that the newest upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) could be featuring two huge names in the sport. The reality fight show has been on the air for almost twenty years and has seen some of the sport’s biggest stars find their way into the UFC by winning the competition. For those who do not know the premise is two teams made up of eight fighters compete against each other for a spot on the UFC roster and a contract. Each team is coached by a current fighter in the UFC.
The Size Difference Between Alexander Volkanovski And Islam Makhachev Makes No Difference According to Coach
The coach for Alex Volkanovski, Joe Lopez is not worried about the size difference in the fight against Islam Makhachev. The featherweight king, Alexander Volkanovski is preparing to make the jump up to lightweight and challenge the newly crowned champion, Islam Makhachev for that belt. Volkanovski is the pound-for-pound number one in all of the UFC and he is taking a chance at possibly losing that title in order to become a dual division champion. It is not an easy task to make the jump up in weight and try to take on the champion in a heavier division, especially against someone so dominant as Makhachev, but Volkanovski is up for the challenge.
Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Defends Donald Cerrone From Being Labeled a Racist, Compares Him to Donald Trump
Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson wouldn’t label fellow UFC retiree Donald Cerrone a racist despite some compelling evidence that would suggest otherwise. Cerrone walked away from the Octagon after more than 10 years with the promotion. Once defeating some of the biggest names in the 155-pound division, ‘Cowboy’ had fallen on hard times, going winless in his last seven fights with the promotion. However, it wasn’t always Cerrone’s work inside the cage that got the most attention. On more than one occasion, the Colorado native has been accused of being racist. The unsavory label largely hinged on an unearthed clip of Cerrone calling Melvin Guillard a racial slur following their UFC 150 contest.
Michael Bisping is looking at the three things he feels will lead to a Jon Jones victory against Ciryl Gane in March. After two years of teasing his move to the heavyweight division, the time has finally come for Jon Jones. He will be making his divisional debut against Ciryl Gane at UFC 285. Many have Jones favored in his return but there are still lingering questions. He has taken two years to bulk up and pack on enough weight to feel competitive at heavyweight but will that be enough?
Luke Rockhold could make some serious money should he find himself inside the squared circle with one of the Paul brothers. That is according to former UFC and Bellator standout Josh Thomson who discussed Rockhold’s recent free agency announcement on his Weighin In podcast with ‘Big’ John McCarthy. The former UFC middleweight champion told Ariel Helwani that he was granted his release from the UFC and is looking to “f*ck some people up” in a different setting. Rockhold later added that he might go “beat up these YouTubers,” immediately leading to speculation that he could be in line to face Jake Paul or his WWE Superstar brother, Logan Paul.
Anthony Smith takes a look at the allegations against Conor McGregor. Conor McGregor seems to always be in the news for one thing or another. Since winning his first world title the MMA community became obsessed with McGregor and wanted to know everything about him. Over the past few years, it seemed that McGregor was in the headlines more for his troubles than his fighting. McGregor has been arrested several times and now is being accused of assault.
Coach Eric Nicksick shared the craziest Sean Strickland story he had. He talked about Strickland’s process of continuous hard sparring that helped take the short-notice main event for UFC Vegas 67. Seventh-ranked UFC middleweight contender Sean Strickland is coming off a win over Nassourdine Imavov in the headlining bout...
Ben Askren has offered his thoughts on one controversial mixed martial arts (MMA) coach who has been using some questionable training methods on his younger students. Yidikes Yom is training students out of the Lyon MMA Center in France. Yom has posted some of his training techniques with the young students on his Instagram, and has been under quite a bit of fire for it.