1044 Search Results for controversial

Sep 25, 2017 7:27 am

Edmond Tarverdyan explains why Ronda Rousey didn’t do any media before UFC 207

Back in December of 2016, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey returned from a lengthy hiatus and attempted to re-capture the title in a scrap with reigning champion Amanda Nunes. This attempt, as any fan will remember, went disastrously, as Rousey was brutally beaten down by Nunes in less than a minute. In advance...

Sep 24, 2017 7:00 pm

Dana White refutes rumor of Diaz vs McGregor trilogy fight at UFC 219

Earlier today Team FA reported that a trilogy fight between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor was set for December’s UFC 219 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas. https://twitter.com/teamfa/status/911971393297928193 However, that report was quickly dismissed by UFC President Dana White who stated that it was “Not true AT ALL!” Not true AT ALL — Dana White (@danawhite)...

Sep 24, 2017 7:14 am

After Bellator 183, Benson Henderson vows to ‘stop having close fights’

Last night, in the main event of Bellator 183, Benson Henderson fought to yet another split decision, this time opposite long-time Bellator contender Patricky “Pitbull” Freire. Though Henderson has won his fare share of split decisions in the past, he lost this one. Whether the judges got it right or not (the MMA community didn’t...

Sep 24, 2017 6:23 am

MMA community reacts to Paul Daley’s thunderous KO of Lorenz Larkin

Last night, Bellator MMA returned to San Jose, California with the stacked Bellator 183. The card was headlined by a compelling lightweight showdown between former UFC and WEC champ Benson Henderson and long-time Bellator lightweight contender Patricky “Pitbull” Freire. It’s arguable that the most anticipated feature of the card, however, was the co-main event, which...

Sep 20, 2017 12:29 pm

Advertisement featuring Floyd Mayweather banned on racial grounds

An advertisement for an Irish betting website has recently been banned by England’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The betting site, Paddy Power featured a controversial ad with Floyd Mayweather in August ahead of his multi-million dollar boxing match against Conor McGregor. Mayweather, who endorsed the company was featured on the ad which a headline said,...

Sep 18, 2017 7:56 am

VIDEO | Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee trade trash talk in new UFC 216 promo

The next big UFC event on the horizon is UFC 216, a stacked pay-per-view highlighted by an interim lightweight title fight between Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson and “The Motown Phenom” Kevin Lee. In advance of this stacked card, the UFC has released a new promo video for it, which features plenty of trash talk from...

Sep 17, 2017 12:59 pm

Oscar De La Hoya defends Adelaide Byrd, shares his scorecard for Canelo vs. GGG

Oscar De La Hoya has come to the defense of Adelaide Byrd following the judges controversial 118-110 scorecard from Saturday night’s Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin fight. The highly anticipated Canelo vs. ‘GGG’ fight lived up to hype as the two elite boxers traded bombs for twelve straight rounds much to the pleasure of fans...

Sep 17, 2017 8:15 am

Conor McGregor reacts to the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin split draw

Current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor tuned in to watch last night’s highly anticipated Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin boxing match. The action packed scrap lived up to the hype as ‘Canelo’ and ‘GGG’ went to war for twelve rounds. Unfortunately, the bout ended in a very controversial and highly disputed split draw. One judge...

Sep 17, 2017 7:51 am

Boxers and MMA Fighters react to last night’s Canelo vs. GGG draw

The highly anticipated boxing match between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin took place last night in Las Vegas. The fight lived up to the hype, as Canelo and Golovkin went to war for twelve rounds in a very close back and forth tilt. The thrilling match resulted in a controversial split draw, as...

Sep 13, 2017 10:39 am

VIDEO | Watch the highlights of UFC 215 in awesome slow motion

Last weekend, the UFC touched down in the Canadian combat sports hotspot of Edmonton, Alberta with UFC 215, a card that was badly rocked by fight cancellations, but ultimately fun all the same. In the main event, we watched reigning UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes defend her title with a close and extremely controversial...

Sep 12, 2017 3:09 pm

Sergio Pettis Wants to Fight Henry Cejudo at UFC 218

Last weekend was supposed to be the event that Demetrious Johnson broke Anderson Silva’s defense record, instead the spotlight was on another flyweight. After Henry Cejudo sandwiched his loss to the UFC flyweight champion by being on the wrong end of a razor-thin split decision to Joseph Benavidez, Cejudo knew he needed to make a...

Sep 10, 2017 6:59 am

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has some advice for teammate Ray Borg

If things had gone according to the initial plan, 24-year-old flyweight contender Ray Borg would have taken his crack at the seemingly unstoppable UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson in the main event of UFC 215 last night. Regrettably, Borg was forced out of the fight at the very last minute with an illness. While Borg...

Sep 9, 2017 10:01 pm

Amanda Nunes Edges Valentina Shevchenko Out in a Razor Close Split Decision

It’s finally here. Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko finally meet for the second time. We were supposed to get this fight at UFC 213, but unfortunately Amanda Nunes’ severe sinusitis flared up and she pulled out. After going through the build-up three times, Nunes and Shevchenko wasted no time getting after each other tonight at...

Sep 7, 2017 11:20 am

VIDEO | Diego Brandao explains chaotic fight in Russia against Akhmed Aliev

The Fight Nights Global 73 main event in Russia between Diego Brandao and Akhmed Aliev had one of the strangest endings in mixed martial arts. Brandao lost by TKO after jumping out of the cage in the second round after both opponents threw illegal strikes. Brandao spoke with MMA Fighting about the controversial contest with...

Sep 7, 2017 5:27 am

Report: Donald Cerrone to return in UFC Gdansk main event

The UFC has been looking for a main event for its October 21 return to Poland for some time. For a moment, it looked as though that main event would pit Brazilian middleweight knockout artist Thiago Santos against debuting Polish star. Unfortunately, that proposed main event fell through. Now, it seems, the promotion is close...

Sep 4, 2017 11:57 am

With Pacquiao out, Australian politician targets Conor McGregor as opponent for Jeff Horn

Back in early July, Jeff Horn defeated Manny Pacquiao with a hotly debated unanimous decision. Given the nature of Horn’s victory, plans for a rematch were quickly laid out for November 12. Regrettably, Pacquiao’s political duties have forced him out of this planned rematched, which has forced Horn and his team to begin hunting for...

Sep 4, 2017 8:04 am

VIDEO | Fighter gets put to sleep by absolutely insane loop choke

As MMA fans, we’ve been exposed to some petty gnarly submissions over the years. There was Chan Sung Jung’s Twister over Leonard Garcia. There was Jon Jones’ guillotine win over Lyoto Machida, which left Machida propped against the cage in a seemingly lifeless heap. There was Charles Oliveira’s reverse calf-slicer win over Eric Wisely. There...

Sep 3, 2017 3:10 pm

PHOTO | Can we please have Carlos Condit back in our lives

It has been just over a year since fans were treated to a fight which involved former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit. “The Natural Born Killer” was last seen in action at UFC on FOX 21 in August of 2016, where he suffered a first-round submission loss to Demian Maia. Prior to his scrap...

Sep 3, 2017 7:01 am

Rory MacDonald is “convinced” Robbie Lawler was on PEDs at UFC 189

Back in July 0f 2015, Canadian welterweight contender Rory MacDonald and then UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler co-authored one of the greatest fights in MMA history. In the end, Lawler would win this bloody battle, putting his foe down with a fifth-round volley. In the opinion of MacDonald, however, there should be an asterisk attached...

Sep 2, 2017 8:15 am

Jose Aldo Didn’t Actually Tweet About Conor McGregor’s Loss to Mayweather

Right after Conor McGregor lost his fight with Floyd Mayweather, everyone had their reactions. The most controversial reaction had to be Jose Aldo. We all know that McGregor knocked the former UFC featherweight champion out in “turteen” seconds, since then Aldo has commented on every step McGregor has made. That’s why no one was surprised...

Aug 27, 2017 7:09 am

VIDEO | Nate Diaz and Brendan Schaub get into it backstage at Mayweather vs. McGregor

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor surprised a lot of people with his performance against Floyd Mayweather last night in Las Vegas. “Mystic Mac” had a terrific few opening rounds before Mayweather was finally able to settle in and start finding his range. Ultimately, Floyd Mayweather would end up stopping the Irish superstar in round ten,...

Aug 26, 2017 10:07 pm

VIDEO | Watch Floyd Mayweather finish Conor McGregor

Watch Floyd Mayweather improve to 50-0 by stopping Conor McGregor tonight in Las Vegas. Below is the full fight recap and then video of the controversial stoppage. Round one begins and Conor comes forward with a flurry. He continues to press the pace. McGregor with a left and then another. Mayweather avoids both punches. Floyd...