• UFC camp update: Sik-Jitsu and Pena, Chiesa, Sicilia and more
    It must be a Pacific Northwest thing. Just like novelist Chuck Palahniuk wrote that the one rule of Fight Club is that you do not talk about Fight Club, another Washington State product, Spokane’s Rick Little, has a rule when it comes to his own “fight club,” the Sik-Jitsu Fighting […]
  • UFC Unfiltered: Woodley, Thompson talk fight
    UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley calls in ahead of his rematch with Wonderboy Thompson on March 4 at UFC 209 and talks about how the first fight went, particularly the scoring of the fourth round, managing his energy, and he asks Matt what he did wrong with the guillotine attempt […]
  • Weidman to face Mousasi at UFC 210 in Buffalo
    Middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi has been calling for a fight with former 185-pound champion Chris Weidman, and on Apr. 8, he will be granted his wish. The only catch is that he’ll have to go to Weidman’s home state of New York to get the fight, as the two meet […]
  • UFC 209 title fights about best vs. the best
      In an era where the superfight is all the rage, UFC 209 features a pair of title fights with a similar theme: the best vs. the best. UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley defends his title against No. 1-ranked Stephen Thompson. Also, with Conor McGregor out of the fray for […]
  • Schaefer, Haye pair up for promotional alliance
    Since promoter Richard Schaefer founded Ringstar Sports in June, he has concentrated on signing top amateur boxers — mainly 2016 Olympians — to begin building his stable. On Friday, though, he went for an established veteran — former heavyweight and cruiserweight world titleholder David Haye. Schaefer and Haye announced they […]
  • Diaz renews call for showdown with Crawford
    The last time unified junior welterweight world champion Terence Crawford was looking for an opponent, promoter Top Rank, HBO and Crawford settled on John Molina, a hard-nosed brawler who always gives his best effort but had virtually no chance to win. As expected, Crawford pummeled Molina (who was over the […]
  • Chat: Dan Rafael talks boxing, Friday, 1 p.m. ET
    12:32 PM ET Dan RafaelESPN Senior Writer Close 2013 BWAA Nat Fleischer Award winner for excellence in boxing journalism ESPN.com boxing writer since 2005 Five years at USA Today Follow on Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment ESPN.com’s senior boxing writer Dan Rafael took questions on all […]
  • Price targets shot at world title in 2017
    9:08 AM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show David Price is targeting two wins and then a fight for the WBO world heavyweight title in 2017. The […]