UFC's White blasts 'two-faced' De La Hoya

[ad_1] UFC president Dana White has not delivered a contract for a fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor yet — but he clearly does not appreciate Oscar De La Hoya badmouthing it. White posted a video to social media on Wednesday, which combined two interviews given by De La Hoya. The video was accompanied […]

Davies: Taylor has already lost Glasgow

[ad_1] Ohara Davies believes Josh Taylor’s antics at Tuesday’s press conference have alienated Scottish fans ahead of their super-lightweight clash in Glasgow on July 3. World-ranked Davies (15-0, 12 KOs) and Commonwealth champion Taylor (9-0, 8 KOs) put their unbeaten records on the line at the Braehead Arena and most expected the pre-fight media days […]

Brazilian UFC legends talk relationship between Rio, MMA

[ad_1] RIO DE JANEIRO There is no denying that there’s a strong bond between MMA and Rio de Janeiro. In fact, it is virtually impossible to separate the birth of MMA from the city. Really quick resume: In the 1920s, Carlos Gracie began promoting challenges to prove the superiority of what would become the Brazilian […]

After changes, Gadelha returns to where it started

[ad_1] Claudia Gadelha’s eighth round of fighting with Joanna Jedrzejczyk was over. The first three went to Jedrzejczyk and the next five were about to follow suit. There would be no strawweight championship belt going back to Brazil with Gadelha, and it left her at a crossroads in her career. “I felt like I did […]

UFC Unfiltered: Claudia Gadelha, Bobby Kelly

[ad_1] Number 1 Strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha calls in to talk about her UFC 212 fight against Karolina Kowalkiewicz, training at Jackson’s in Albuquerque, a possible Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas fight, Aldo vs. Holloway, and more. Plus, Matt and guest co-host Bobby Kelly break down UFC Fight Night Stockholm and preview UFC 212. Some […]

Samsung Announces New Virtual Reality Partnerships with UFC, X-Games and Live Nation

[ad_1] SEOUL, Korea – May 30, 2017 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce VR Live Pass on Gear VR, a lineup of exciting global, live entertainment partnerships with the UFC®, X Games and Live Nation. Samsung will stream select live events so fans can enjoy immersive virtual reality broadcasts of their favorite […]

Selby: I'll win myself 'A-side' status

[ad_1] IBF world featherweight champion Lee Selby is happy to concede ‘A-side’ status to Carl Frampton as negotiations over a colossal all-British showdown continue. Despite being the prospective challenger, Frampton’s two clashes with Leo Santa Cruz have won him widespread exposure — and Selby is more concerned with acquiring that limelight in the ring than […]

On the Rise: UFC 212 Edition

[ad_1] This week’s installment of this fun little column is a perfect encapsulation of both (a) why it’s an important piece of your fight week primer and (b) why I enjoy writing it so much, because the three fighters you need to keep tabs on this weekend in Rio de Janeiro at UFC 212 have […]

Mike Perez to face McCarthy in comeback fight

[ad_1] Mike Perez’s career has been in free fall since the tragic night of Nov. 2, 2013, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. On that night, Perez won a bruising 10-round unanimous decision in an HBO-televised heavyweight fight with Magomed Abdusalamov, who shortly after the bout was rushed to the hospital […]