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Nate Diaz took out the mascot for the San Francisco 49ers with one punch recently. Recently, Diaz was spotted with the mascot at a 49ers game for a fun little video collaboration. The mascot approached Diaz wearing a 49ers title belt. Diaz gave him a punch that knocked him down,...
Jon Jones‘ long-time striking coach Brandon Gibson believes the former light heavyweight king could exploit the heavyweight division. Okay, I know. Another week, another quote about Jones fighting at heavyweight. At this point, who knows when ‘Bones’ will fight again- it could be early next year or in 2097, or never. No one really knows.
Contrary to reports, Khamzat Chimaev doesn’t have any travel restrictions, says his manager Majdi Shammas. On Tuesday, Combate would report that the UFC Welterweight star was unable to leave Russia after having his passport seized by authorities. According to the outlet, Chimaev was supposed to fly to Brazil to catch a film premiere on BJJ legend Fernando Terere. However, those plans went south when Russia came recruiting soldiers for the ongoing war against Ukraine.
Daniel Cormier Believes Fight with Jake Paul Will Be ‘Tough’ for Anderson Silva; ‘[Paul] is Not a Joke’
UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier sat down with ESPN’s Marc Raimondi to discuss his next appearance inside the ring and it won’t be for a mixed martial arts event. On October 8th, the heavyweight icon will head to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia for WWE Extreme Rules. ‘DC’ will make his first appearance in the world of sports entertainment, acting as the special guest referee for the ‘Fight Pit’ match between former UFC fighter turned WWE Superstar Matt Riddle and Quad City native Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins.
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Deiveson Figueiredo announced a fourth fight with Brandon Moreno. The bout will be included in UFC 283 which will take place in Brazil. After brewing for weeks, the talked-about Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno 4 was finally booked, Figueiredo himself announced on social media Monday, and sources confirmed on various outlets, including MMA Fighting.
Jimmy Smith is no longer with World Wrestling Entertainment confirmed the long-time Bellator MMA analyst. First reported by Variety, WWE is shaking up the commentary teams on all three of the promotion’s brands, Raw, Smackdown, and NXT. Smith was a commentator for the WWE’s Monday night offering which has been a part of cable TV programming since 1993. Jimmy Smith confirmed his exit following Variety’s report on Twitter.
Conor McGregor Picks Charles Oliveira To ‘Easily’ Beat Islam Makhachev At UFC 280; Reveals Toughest Opponent He’s Ever Faced
Conor McGregor picked Charles Oliveira to beat Islam Makhachev at UFC 280. The Irish MMA superstar revealed who’s the toughest fighter he has ever fought. Conor McGregor has been busy filming his big-screen movie with Jake Gyllenhaal, “Road House.” However, “The Notorious” still found time to pause a bit and take his pick between UFC 280 headliners Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev.
Melvin Guillard is expected to return to the squared circle for BKFC later this month. On October 15th, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship heads to 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado for BKFC 31. The former UFC fighter is expected to face newcomer Evgeny Kurdanov who claims to be 4-0 in bare-knuckle competition. With his last victory coming under the BKFC banner in 2017, Melvin Guillard is riding a brutal seven-fight losing streak with five of the seven coming by way of knockout. In his most recent appearance for the promotion, ‘The Young Assassin’ suffered an especially heinous 59-second knockout loss to Joe Riggs.
Aspen Ladd is entering a new chapter in her MMA career. Not long after being released by the UFC, Ladd has already found a new banner to fight under. On Tuesday, the PFL announced they had picked up the former UFC contender for their 2023 season. Ladd will compete in...
Uriah Hall boxing a former NFL player was not on our bingo 2022 card, but here we are. On Wednesday, NFL reporter Adam Schefter was the first to report the news that former UFC fighter Hall will box former NFL running back Le’Veon Bell on the undercard of Anderson Silva vs. Jake Paul. Hall vs. Bell will be a four-round professional boxing match that will take place at cruiserweight (195 pounds).
Tyron Woodley is a fan of Khabib Nurmagomedov but does not believe he should be in the conversation of all-time greats. Former UFC welterweight champion Woodley moved on from his days of competing inside the cage after dropping four bouts in a row. He went on to face YouTube sensation-turned-boxer, Jake Paul, in two matches, both of which he lost, including a brutal knockout that had him out cold on the canvas.
Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire is calling for a trilogy fight with AJ McKee. As far as the Bellator featherweight division goes, there are two names at the top, champion Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire and former champion AJ McKee. It was been the two of these men fighting back and forth for the past year and now that they each have a win over other opponents, they are looking for each other again.
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If you can’t walk the walk, don’t talk the talk. Last week, as Twitter user by the name of Cal Davies would trash UFC Flyweight Casey O’Neill online. Trolls go after fighters all the time, but rarely get a response from them, but that’d be different here. ‘Neill would offer the troll this opportunity after his first hate tweet.
Corey Anderson is happy that he decided to leave the UFC for Bellator. At one time Corey Anderson seemed to be on a one-way street to a UFC title shot. He was 4-1 in recent fights when he decided to instead part ways with the UFC and test his chances elsewhere. Anderson landed with Bellator and has been winning ever since. He is happy to have left the UFC and explains now after two years what went into his decision to leave in the first place.
Justin Gaethje Addresses Potential Bout With Conor McGregor; ‘Sounds to Me Like He’s Off Taking Steroids Right Now’
Former UFC lightweight title challenger Justin Gaethje recently sat down with Mike Heck of MMA Fighting to talk about a multitude of subjects including the highly-anticipated lightweight title fight between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev at UFC 280 later this month. The last time we saw Gaethje inside the Octagon...
Sean O’Malley had some pearls of wisdom for the massively hyped new UFC signee Bo Nickal. Nickal made his first appearance under the UFC banner at this year’s Dana White’s Contender Series, where he made a quick turnaround to compete twice in under two months. He finished both Donovan Beard and Zachary Borrego in about a minute of the opening round to earn his contract from the company president Dana White.
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Mixed martial artist Łukasz Klos scored one of the fastest head-kick knockouts of all time in his second career fight. Fighting under the Carpathian Warriors banner in Rzeszów, Poland, Klos met 5-2 fighter Paweł Podkański. The 141lb catchweight bout was scheduled for three five-minute rounds, but Klos would only need a fraction of that time to deliver a spectacular walk-off knockout. Twitter user @Grabaka_Hitman shared the brutal clip with fans online.
Gilbert Burns Offers Advice To Khamzat Chimaev After Insane Weight Miss, Hopes He Stays At Welterweight
Everybody has something to say about Khamzat Chimaev’s crazy weight miss at UFC 279. That includes former foe Gilbert Burns. The one-time UFC title challenger took on Chimaev at UFC 273, where he’d lose a split decision to the rising star. Before hitting each other, both men would hit the scales at welterweight with no issues. However, the same can’t be said for Chimaev’s next fight following the win over Burns.
Brendan Schaub Slams Dana White After Lying to Fans, Compares Mark Zuckerberg to ‘Old-School Rome Dictator’
Former UFC competitor Brendan Schaub hit back at Dana White and the UFC after Mark Zuckerberg was front and center for UFC Vegas 61 on Saturday night. Airing live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, it was revealed early in the week that the event was closed to both press and the public, an unusual situation for a company that was eager to bring fans back into the fold following the lengthy COVID-19 pandemic. During the UFC Vegas 61 media day prior to the event, headliner Mackenzie Dern shared that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had rented out the entire facility for his own personal UFC event.
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz recently weighed in on the highly-anticipated boxing match between Jake Paul and MMA legend, Anderson Silva. Emanating from the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona, ‘The Problem Child’ will face his toughest test yet against the former UFC middleweight champion on October 29th. Paul has a spotless record inside the squared circle, earning victories in his first five fights, though the social media star has received significant criticism for his choice of opponents. Often opting for athletes with no professional boxing experience, Paul will truly put his skills to the test against one of MMA’s most prolific strikers of all time.