'Kid' Yamamoto Reveals He Is Battling Cancer
August 26, 2018 (15:00) [ Indexed from Sherdog.com
Mixed martial arts legend Norifumi Yamamoto has announced that he is battling cancer. The man nicknamed "Kid," a former K-1 HEROES tournament champion and veteran of Shooto, Dream and the Ultimate Fighting Championship, made the announcement in an Instagram post on Sunday. More...
Cody Garbrandt Reveals How His Brother Saved Him From Committing Suicide in High School
August 24, 2018 (07:00) [ Indexed from Sherdog.com
Cody Garbrandt has made a very successful career for himself in mixed martial arts. The 27 year-old entered the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2015 with a perfect 5-0 record and worked his way through the bantamweight division, remaining undefeated on his way to taking the title from Dominick Cruz. Garbrandt revealed to I am Second recently how none of his success in MMA would have been possible if it wasnt for the love and support he received from his older brother Zach earlier in his life. More...
Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis Added to UFC 229
August 24, 2018 (06:00) [ Indexed from Sherdog.com
Add Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis to the growing list of crucial lightweight matchups, as the two will fight on the same card as the 155-pound title fight between current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former title holder Conor McGregor. More...
Karl Roberson vs. Jack Marshman Added to UFC 230 in New York City
August 23, 2018 (20:45) [ Indexed from Sherdog.com
An intriguing middleweight matchup has been added to UFC 230 in New York City, with Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series standout Karl Roberson taking on former Cage Warriors Fighting Championship champion Jack Marshman set to throw down on Nov. 3, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced on Thursday More...
Carlo Pedersoli Jr. Steps in for Neil Magny, Faces Alex Olivieira At UFC Sao Paulo
August 23, 2018 (18:00) [ Indexed from Sherdog.com
It didnt take long for the Ultimate Fighting Championship to find a new opponent for Alex Oliveira at UFC Fight Night 137. Oliveira was originally scheduled to fight Neil Magny in Sao Paulo. Magny, however, pulled out of the bout to face Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC Fight Night 140 on Nov. 17. Now, Carlo Pedersoli Jr. has stepped up to face Oliveira on Sept. 22. The matchup was first reported by Brazilian website Combate, but Sherdogs own source has confirmed the report. More...
Jimi Manuwa says Thiago Santos Needs to Be Taught Some Respect
August 23, 2018 (09:15) [ Indexed from Sherdog.com
Britains Jimi Manuwa was scheduled to fight Glover Teixeira next month at UFC Fight Night 137 in a light heavyweight bout before injury forced the Brazilian off the card. With Teixeiras withdrawal, Ultimate Fighting Championship matchmakers offered a replacement in the form of heavy hitting middleweight Thiago Santos which Manuwa initially declined before having a change of heart after some trash talk from Santos. More...
T.J. Dillashaw Speaks on Importance of Fighters Aligning With Brands Outside of Competition
August 23, 2018 (07:15) [ Indexed from Sherdog.com
When the Ultimate Fighting Championship partnered with Reebok as its official provider of fighter apparel, many fighters expressed their disappointment as the deal meant a loss of sponsorship income since they would no longer be allowed to wear branded gear inside the Octagon. The deal forced fighters to search for alternate ways to make sponsorship money on the side. UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw recently spoke to the International Business Times about his partnership with Sanabul "- a producer of fight gear "- and why other fighters should align themselves with brands particularly when they are not fighting and earning money. More...
UFC President Dana White Will Continue to Criticize His Fighters' Performances 'If They Deserve It'
August 22, 2018 (06:45) [ Indexed from Sherdog.com
It might not come as a surprise to hear that Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White doesnt intend to hold back his criticism of fighters if he feels it is warranted. White is a unique character in that he is the public figurehead of the largest MMA promotion in the world but at times finds himself at loggerheads with fighters on a raft of issues including weight cutting, performance inside the Octagon or a fighters personal life. More...
Kamaru Usman Compares Darren Tills Weight Struggles With Anthony Johnson
August 21, 2018 (09:00) [ Indexed from Sherdog.com
Kamaru Usman has been officially named by the Ultimate Fighting Championship as a back-up for the UFC 228s welterweight title fight between the current champion Tyron Woodley and Liverpool, Englands Darren Till. Usman was a recent guest on The MMA Hour and was asked about his status as a replacement for both fighters before stating his belief that Till would struggle again to make weight. More...
Michael Chandler 'Would Love to Finish That Trilogy' with Eddie Alvarez
August 21, 2018 (08:45) [ Indexed from Sherdog.com
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship and Bellator MMA lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is officially a free agent after his rematch with Dustin Poirier last month. Alvarez headed into the fight with Poirier knowing it would be his last contracted bout and told reporters before that fight that he was confident of eventually negotiating a deal that suits him after turning down a contract offer from the UFC earlier in the year. More...
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