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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UFC president Dana White continues to defy coronavirus fears with events planned for April: ‘People need to be entertained’

20 Mar

UFC president Dana White is determined the show must go on despite the global coronavirus crisis, insisting ‘people need to be entertained’. The leading promotion in mixed martial arts has been criticised for its reluctance to follow the rest of the sporting world in postponing events amid the pandemic. One event went ahead with a […]

Dana White posts Nate Diaz interview meme on Instagram to sum up his struggle to stage Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson at UFC 249

20 Mar

Dana White faces an uphill battle to stage the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson fight, but the UFC boss can see the funny side. The organisation has had to cancel its next three live events, with one of those due to be in London on 21 March as a result of the escalating coronavirus pandemic. […]

UFC could move Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson to outside United States due to coronavirus pandemic

17 Mar

Dana White insisted the fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will go ahead despite the global coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19 has seen dozens of sporting events postponed or cancelled across the world and has had a huge impact on the UFC’s upcoming events. The next three planned events have now been postponed, including the UFC […]

UFC postpones next three events due to coronavirus but Dana White insists Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson fight will go ahead

17 Mar

The UFC has postponed three upcoming events due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Dana White insists Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson will still happen. The deadly disease has infected more than 180,000 people worldwide, with the death toll exceeding 7,000. Nurmagomedov and Ferguson were originally set to square off in New York on April 18. […]

Leon Edwards withdraws from Tyron Woodley fight as UFC London is moved to America because of coronavirus, Colby Covington wants to replace him

16 Mar

Leon Edwards has been forced to withdraw from his fight against Tyron Woodley on Saturday. The Brit was due to headline UFC London on March 21, but the coronavirus pandemic has forced the promotion to change venues and move the event to a yet to be determined location in the United States. Posting on Instagram, […]

Dana White insists Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson WILL happen as UFC London relocated to United States due to coronavirus pandemic

15 Mar

Dana White insists Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson WILL go ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic. Fights will have to be moved to alternate locations and possibly contested behind closed doors, but the UFC president has no intention of scrapping events entirely. UFC 249 was due to take place in New York on April 19 but […]

Conor McGregor says aunt did not die from coronavirus but UFC star urges everyone to come together in ‘stressful days ahead’

14 Mar

Conor McGregor has clarified that his aunt did not die from coronavirus. The UFC star released an emotional tribute to his relative, Anne Moore, on Saturday suggesting she had been a victim of Covid-19. The Irish fighter posted an update on his Instagram page thanking people for their kind messages but clarified his earlier message. […]

UFC confirm Ion Cutelaba and Magomed Ankalaev to rematch at UFC 249 after one of the most controversial stoppages ever

9 Mar

In a sport like mixed martial arts, sometimes officials get it wrong when they’re putting a fighter’s safety first. However, during Ion Cutelaba and Magomed Ankalaev’s fight in March, referee Kevin MacDonald got it terribly wrong. It’s now been announced the two fighters will face each other again, this time at UFC 249 on April […]

Joanna Jedrzejczyk pictured leaving hospital with ‘no significant injuries’ after epic title fight with Weili Zhang at UFC 248

9 Mar

Joanna Jędrzejczyk is out of hospital apparently without significant injury following her bruising encounter with Weili Zhang at UFC 248. The two fighters put on one of the greatest fights in MMA history, which saw Zhang emerge victorious, but the effects of the brutal fight were clear to see on both women. The extent of […]