420 Search Results for rivalry

Mar 28, 2017 9:44 am

Urijah Faber breaks down Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw

Later this year, bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will put his UFC bantamweight title on the line as he faces TJ Dillashaw in a highly anticipated showdown, where he will look to defend his bantamweight title for the first time. The former teammates are currently filming the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, where they will...

Mar 28, 2017 7:32 am

VIDEO | Watch the Bellator NYC press conference live stream, today at 1 PM ET

On June 24th, Bellator MMA will simultaneously make it’s first stop in New York City, and take its second crack at the pay-per-view business. It will do so with a stacked card titled Bellator NYC. This Bellator NYC card will be headlined by a light heavyweight showdown between long-time rivals Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva....

Mar 28, 2017 6:56 am

Conor McGregor looking forward to trilogy fight with Nate Diaz

2016 was an incredible year for fights. It was the year that gave us Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit. It gave us Dominick Cruz vs. TJ Dillashaw. It gave us Michael Bisping vs. Anderson Silva. It gave us Cub Swanson vs. Doo Ho Choi. And of course, it gave us two unforgettable scraps between MMA superstars...

Mar 22, 2017 11:16 am

Wanderlei Silva releases statement on Chael Sonnen fight

MMA legend Wanderlei Silva was set to fight UFC veteran Chael Sonnen nearly three years ago at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale in 2014. Unfortunately, due to a brawl that occurred mid-season, which resulted in Silva injuring his hand, the fight was postponed. Silva then refused to take a random drug test, and was pulled...

Mar 22, 2017 8:34 am

Cody Garbrandt accuses TJ Dillashaw of ending a teammate’s career

Earlier this month, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw appeared on the Fight Society Podcast to discuss his upcoming showdown with reigning bantamweight champ and former teammate Cody Garbrandt. During this segment, Dillashaw explained that he believes his highly publicized beef with Garbrandt is unnecessary, calling their rivalry “comical.” “The beef with Cody is just...

Mar 4, 2017 10:33 pm

UFC Fighters react to Thompson vs. Woodley 2

Current UFC welterweight title holder Tyron Woodley took on top division contender Stephen Thompson in the main event of tonight’s UFC 209 fight card in Las Vegas. Both men were very tentative for the better portion of 25 minutes, excluding a last minute surge from Woodley which almost resulted in a fight ending stoppage. With...

Feb 27, 2017 12:53 pm

VIDEO | Nate Diaz: I got winner of Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

It has been over six months since we last saw Nate Diaz compete in the Octagon. The Stockton scrapper’s last two fights were the biggest fights of his career with the rivalry against Conor McGregor and many were thinking that Diaz has been waiting for the trilogy bout with “The Notorious.” In a recent video...

Feb 3, 2017 9:39 am

Tyron Woodley explains campaign for Georges St-Pierre superfight

Last year, after winning the UFC welterweight championship by knocking out Robbie Lawler in the very first round of their UFC 201 scrap, newly crowned UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley immediately began to call for a superfight with either former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, or MMA veteran Nick Diaz. While the idea of a potential...

Jan 26, 2017 1:14 pm

Joe Schilling and Phil Baroni beef on Nate Diaz’s Instagram post

You won’t see former kickboxing and Muay Thai champion Joe Schilling and MMA pioneer Phil Baroni enjoying any time when near one another. The two scrappers have had bad blood for quite some time, and their rivalry spiked up recently as seen from their interaction in the comments on an Instagram post by Nate Diaz....

Jan 20, 2017 12:48 pm

The 10 Best Chael Sonnen Quotes

On Saturday night, three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen will return to the cage for the first time in more than three years. He will do so against retiring MMA legend Tito Ortiz in the main event of a stacked Bellator 170 card. In advance of his anticipated comeback, Sonnen has unleashed plenty of the...

Jan 13, 2017 10:53 am

Junior Dos Santos wants Werdum or Miocic after Struve withdrawal

Until yesterday, Brazilian heavyweight Junior Dos Santos expected to return to the Octagon against Stefan Struve on February 19 in Halifax. Regrettably, however, Struve was forced out of this planned scrap with an injury, which left Dos Santos without an opponent. Still eager to fight in the near future, Dos Santos now has his eyes...

Jan 10, 2017 10:06 am

VIDEO | emotional backstage footage after Cody Garbrandt’s UFC 207 win

One of the biggest moments of UFC 207, the UFC’s final card of the year 2016, was Cody Garbrandt’s title-winning defeat of Dominick Cruz. Garbrandt earned this victory with a lopsided unanimous decision in a performance that would become a late entrant into the 2016 Upset of the Year debate. It was an emotional win...

Jan 2, 2017 12:31 pm

Tony Ferguson explains why he wants more money: I have a contract but I’ve outperformed that contract

With champion Conor McGregor currently enjoying a break from competition, the biggest story in the lightweight division is the ongoing rivalry between top contenders Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov, and their long-rumored interim title fight. Unfortunately, negotiations for this highly hyped showdown have recently reached a standstill, as Ferguson has said he won’t accept the...

Dec 28, 2016 4:57 am

Nate Diaz blasts Conor McGregor on social media

In March of this year, Nate Diaz shocked the world by submitting then featherweight champion Conor McGregor in a last minute welterweight scrap. His submission win marked the end of a 15-fight win-streak for the Irishman. Given his long-time dominance, and his status as the UFC’s biggest and most valuable star, McGregor was quickly given a...

Dec 18, 2016 11:28 am

VIDEO | Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz squash the beef

Former WEC champion and multiple time UFC title challenger Urijah Faber competed inside the octagon for the final time at last night’s UFC on FOX 22 event in his hometown of Sacramento, California, where he earned a dominant decision victory over Brad Pickett. Following his decisive win over “One Punch”, “The California Kid” joined Fox...

Dec 17, 2016 10:03 am

Dominick Cruz praises rival Urijah Faber ahead of retirement

Tonight in Sacramento, California, MMA veteran Urijah Faber will step into the Octagon for the final time as he faces Brad Picket in front of his hometown fans in the co-main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’. Ahead of the fight, the MMA community has continued to reflect on Faber’s iconic career, which dates back...

Nov 26, 2016 3:29 pm

Miesha Tate rooting for Amanda Nunes over Ronda Rousey

It’s no secret that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Miesha Tate and former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey have a very long and bitter rivalry dating back to the Strikeforce days of both women’s careers. Earlier this month, Tate retired at the UFC’s historic UFC 205 card in New York, where she dropped a...

Oct 31, 2016 10:10 am

VIDEO | Bellator Star Michael “Venom” Page Gets Creative With Halloween-Themed Trash Talk of Upcoming Opponent

England’s Michael “Venom” Page, who competes in Bellator’s welterweight division, is one of the fastest rising stars in mixed martial arts. His quick rise to stardom is due in part to his vicious striking arsenal, which famously shattered the skull of his most recent opponent Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, and to his fan-friendly antics, which manifested themselves when...

Oct 30, 2016 3:27 pm

Exclusive | Tyron Woodley “If I was Stephen Thompson I would be embarrassed”

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will look to make his first title defense when he squares off with Stephen Thompson in the co-main event of UFC 205 this November 12 at Madison Square Garden. “The Chosen One” was a recent guest on BJPENN.com’s Rapid Fire segment with Chris Taylor where he discussed the heated rivalry...

Oct 29, 2016 9:32 am

Jon Jones predicts outcome of Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson

UFC light heavyweight kingpin Daniel Cormier is currently gearing up for what he hopes will be his second successful title defense when he steps into the Octagon in the main event of UFC 206 in Toronto on December 10th against heavy-handed light heavyweight Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson. This won’t be the first time the pair have...

Oct 22, 2016 11:39 am

Michael Bisping fires back at Luke Rockhold

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold have a very long, and very public, rivalry dating back many years. Prior to the pair’s first meeting in the Octagon, Bisping infamously recalled a sparring session between the pair, taking a shot at the former Strikeforce middleweight champ by stating that after their...

Oct 18, 2016 10:27 am

Michael Bisping eyeing fight with Chris Weidman

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is fresh off his UFC 204 unanimous decision win over Dan Henderson earlier this month, and already has his sights set on another potential top contender. Following Bisping’s win over Henderson, he used his post-fight Octagon interview to take shots the top of the middleweight division, saying: “Forgive my language…all...

Oct 17, 2016 7:18 pm

Bisping: “A fight with Gegard Mousasi would be astronomically bad business right now.”

Both Michael Bisping and Gegard Mousasi earned huge wins over the weekend, with Mousasi finishing Vitor Belfort with strikes in round two and Bisping going the distance in a close but entertaining five round decision. Mousasi’s name was conspicuously absent in the middleweight champions post-fight call out speech, and Bisping revealed why he didn’t include...

Oct 13, 2016 7:36 am

VIDEOS | Watch Eddie Alvarez’ Battles with Shinya Aoki

In just one month’s time, UFC lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez will attempt to defend his title against the organization’s undisputed featherweight champ, Conor McGregor. The two titleholders will share the main event of UFC 205 on November 12, which will mark the UFC’s long-awaited debut in New York City. In advance of this showdown, Alvarez and...