Author: Josh

Donald Cerrone Admits He Nearly Pulled Out Of UFC Singapore

Earlier this morning (June 23, 2018), former lightweight title challenger Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone took on rising welterweight contender Leon Edwards, dropping a unanimous decision defeat after a relatively one-sided five-round fight. Speaking on his performance, which certainly wasn’t his best, following the fight, Cerrone revealed that he actually almost pulled out of the fight due […]

Stronger Gary Cully ready to make major step up on Mick Conlan Homecoming bill

This day next week Gary Cully [4(2)-0] will have the biggest fight of his young career. Stepping up to six rounds for the first time, the Naas lightweight takes a major jump up in class when he faces Hungarian dangerman Zoltan Szabo [24(10)-12(4)] on the Mick Con. The Budapest boxer almost always causes prospects problems […]

Turns out Conor McGregor is genetically predisposed to suck at cardio

How did Floyd Mayweather defeat Conor McGregor? The same way Nate Diaz finished the power-punching Irishman, by dragging him into deep waters and drowning him late in the fight. Their approaches were slightly different, however, as Mayweather used fancy footwork and superior head movement to exhaust McGregor whereas Diaz simply blocked punches with his face. […]

Josh Barnett requests his release from the UFC

Josh Barnett is no longer under contract with the UFC. Let’s start from the begging. Back in December of 2016, USADA announced on that the former UFC heavyweight champion failed an out-of-competition drug test stemming from a Dec. 9 screening. He was facing a UFC anti-doping violation. Barnett (35-8) has had a great 20-year-long career, […]

Ketlen Vieira Confident She Deserves Next UFC Bantamweight Title Opportunity

Just after successfully defending her UFC women’s bantamweight title against Raquel Pennington at UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro, Amanda Nunes confirmed she believes Ketlen Vieira is next in line for an opportunity. While it’s reassuring for Vieira to hear the champion acknowledge her by name, she also fears that former women’s bantamweight champion and […]

Dana White reveals Conor McGregor will fight Khabib Nurmagomedov in Las Vegas

Dana White has rubbished reports Khabib Nurmagomedov could fight Conor McGregor in Russia, insisting the Irishman will face the lightweight champion in Las Vegas.  McGregor is currently wrapped up in a criminal case in Brooklyn, and the UFC will need to wait until after his assault and criminal mischief charge is resolved before booking him […]

Stephen Thompson Wants Knee Side Kicks Banned After Till Fight

Following a five-round battle against Darren Till at UFC Liverpool, Stephen Thompson has stated he feels side kicks to the knee should be banned after suffering an MCL tear as a result of the move in his fight with the Liverpool native. Thompson, who was defeated by Till via unanimous decision in Liverpool, has been […]

Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov In The Works For UFC 229

Conor McGregor could make his long-awaited return to the octagon later this year against UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor last fought at UFC 205 in November 2016 when he defeated Eddie Alvarez to become the promotion's first-ever simultaneous two-weight champion at the time. He would then take time off to await the birth of […]

Alexa Grasso Vs Angela Hill Booked For UFC Fight Night 135

A women’s strawweight fight between Alexa Grasso and Angela Hill has been added to UFC Fight Night 135 in Lincoln, Nebraska on August 25th. The 24-year-old Grasso is coming off a first round submission loss to Tatiana Suarez last month. That’s left her with a 2-2 record so far in the UFC, having also clocked […]