Francis Ngannou is the world’s hardest puncher who idolised Mike Tyson, worked in a quarry and slept rough before becoming a UFC heavyweight contender

3 Apr

In less than 300 seconds, Francis Ngannou was able to wipe out the remaining generation of UFC heavyweight stars who had outstayed their welcome in the octagon. The first to fall was former champion Andrei Arlovski in January 2017, lifted off his feet with an unorthodox counter uppercut which knocked him out cold. Former Strikeforce […]

Francis Ngannou is the world’s hardest puncher who idolised Mike Tyson, worked in a quarry and slept rough before becoming a UFC heavyweight contender

3 Apr

In less than 300 seconds, Francis Ngannou was able to wipe out the remaining generation of UFC heavyweight stars who had outstayed their welcome in the octagon. The first to fall was former champion Andrei Arlovski in January 2017, lifted off his feet with an unorthodox counter uppercut which knocked him out cold. Former Strikeforce […]

UFC 249 latest: Conor McGregor insists he ‘is in shape to fight NOW’ as he condemns rival Khabib in Twitter rant

2 Apr

Conor McGregor insists he is ready to fight NOW after Khabib Nurmagomedov officially ruled himself out of the main event of UFC 249 against Tony Ferguson. But the Irishman offered little sympathy towards his bitter rival, instead insisting the Russian had ‘scurried out of the US to return home’. The long-awaited lightweight title fight between […]

Tyson Fury’s co-promoter Bob Arum claims Dana White ‘ought to be ashamed of himself’ for trying to save UFC 249

2 Apr

Bob Arum has lashed out at rival promoter Dana White for trying to keep UFC 249 alive despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The world of sport has ground to an agonising halt to try and stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus which has claimed thousands of lives around the globe. Despite the state of New […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov confirms he is OUT of UFC 249 fight with Tony Ferguson in emotional Instagram post

1 Apr

Khabib Nurmagomedov has confirmed he will NOT be fighting on April 18, thus quashing any faint hopes he could face Tony Ferguson at UFC 249. The reigning lightweight champion was set to defend his belt in Brooklyn against ‘El Cucuy’ at the Barclays Center . However, given the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in New […]

Jorge Masvidal and Dustin Poirier offer to replace Khabib Nurmagomedov in Tony Ferguson fight at UFC 249

1 Apr

Jorge Masvidal and Dustin Poirier have offered to fight Tony Ferguson in place of Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 249. Khabib appears set to miss the April 18 fight with the Russian stuck in his homeland due to travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Reports claim Justin Gaethje is being lined up as a replacement to […]

Conor McGregor predicted Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson fight at UFC 249 would not happen… back in January

1 Apr

Conor McGregor made a ridiculous prediction that the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson fight would be cancelled… all the way back in January. Khabib looks unlikely to defend his lightweight title against Ferguson at UFC 249 on April 18 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Eagle is currently stuck in Russia and unable to leave […]

Boxing news: Scott Fitzgerald arrested, accidentally calls out UFC star Darren Till after release

1 Apr

Scott Fitzgerald has confirmed he was arrested on Monday following what he described as a ‘a kick off with my ex-partner and her family’. A Lancashire Police spokesperson said: “A 28-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of assault. Enquiries are ongoing.” Fitzgerald posted a series of Instagram stories calling out some of […]

Conor McGregor’s coach teases Tony Ferguson fight as Khabib Nurmagomedov suggests he is OUT of UFC 249

31 Mar

John Kavanagh has suggested Conor McGregor could replace Khabib Nurmagomedov as face Tony Ferguson’s opponent at UFC 249. The coach has been with ‘The Notorious’ from the very beginning of his mixed martial arts career and the duo have been on a crazy ride together, which has seen the Dubliner reach the very top of […]

Daniel Cormier says he ‘did not enjoy’ news of UFC rival Jon Jones’ recent arrest despite ‘celebratory’ texts from friends

31 Mar

Daniel Cormier, long-time rival of Jon Jones, says he took no joy in the UFC star’s recent arrest. ‘Bones’ was last week charged by Albuquerque police for an aggravated DWI charge (driving while intoxicated) and for negligent use of a firearm. Jones has got the better of Cormier twice in the UFC, although his second […]

Justin Gaethje lined up to replace Khabib for Tony Ferguson fight as ‘f****** relentless’ Dana White plots UFC 249

31 Mar

Justin Gaethje is being lined up to face Tony Ferguson in the main event at UFC 249 if Khabib Nurmagomedov pulls out of the event. The undefeated lightweight champion was finally scheduled to face Ferguson at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 18, but the COVID-19 pandemic has put the event in jeopardy. UFC […]

UFC 249 latest: Khabib vs Tony Ferguson to be cancelled for a FIFTH time with ‘The Eagle’ under quarantine in Russia

30 Mar

Khabib Nurmagomedov has told the UFC to organise the main event of UFC 249 ‘with or without me’ after being denied entry to the USA. After learning his lightweight title fight with ‘El Cucuy’ was not going to be at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 18, the champion returned to his native Russia. […]

Jon Jones arrested: MMA community including Adesanya, Covington, Askren and Reyes react to aggravated DWI and negligent use of a firearm charge

27 Mar

The MMA community has reacted poorly to the latest chapter of UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ indiscretions. In the early hours of Thursday morning, Jones was arrested for aggravated DWI, negligent use of a firearm and possession of an open container by Albuquerque police. Despite the global crisis posed by COVID-19, officers reportedly found the […]

UFC star Joanna Jedrzejczyk reveals incredible recovery from horrific hematoma suffered against Zhang Weili at UFC 248

26 Mar

Joanna Jedrzejczyk has made a stunning recovery after suffering a horrific hematoma during her fight with Zhang Weili. The former strawwweight world champion put on a brave display as she went down swinging at UFC 248 in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas earlier this month in what many believe to be the greatest women’s […]

Conor McGregor buys €1million worth of protective equipment for Dublin hospitals to help fight against coronavirus

26 Mar

Conor McGregor has become the latest high-profile sportsperson to help in the fight against coronavirus by pledging €1million to buy protective equipment for hospitals in Ireland. The ‘Notorious’ revealed a picture of his message exchange with Irish Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe on social media, which outlined his plans planned to purchase the equipment on Wednesday […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson: Dana White says UFC 249 location is ‘99.9%’ set – here are four possible venues for UFC 249, including Russia

24 Mar

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC lightweight title fight against Tony Ferguson WILL go ahead despite the coronavirus outbreak, according to president Dana White. Having worked with matchmaker Sean Shelby for five years to try to get the two in the octagon together, White was as dismayed as any fan to learn of the deadly virus spreading across […]

Every Knockout of the Night at a UFC numbered event in history, including stunning Chuck Liddell, Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre KOs

22 Mar

In these troubling times, with the world in or going into lockdown, people are having to find ways to stay entertained. And with live sport cancelled for the foreseeable future, what most people use for entertainment is no longer viable. Football supporters have instead turned to video games, while Formula 1 is hosting its own […]

Dana White helped put UFC on the map thanks to Forrest Griffin vs Stephan Bonnar in 2005 – the most important fight in its history

22 Mar

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the latest organisation to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic. President Dana White has put a stop to the billion-dollar juggernaut for the time being, meaning there will be no fights for the next few weeks. That the US president was keen to see the UFC continue entertaining the masses […]