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Prochazka eyes summer return

By Dane McGuire In the immediate aftermath of UFC 283’s light heavyweight title main event, former champion Jiri Prochazka has since revealed he is targeting the summer for his return to action.   “I think I can be back in July or August, something like that,” he said on The MMA Hour. Six or seven months, something like that. Because I don’t want the fastest [...]

Hill new LHW champ, Teixeira retires

By Dane McGuire Former UFC light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira entered retirement after a failed attempt to regain the title against Jamahall Hill at UFC 283 in the main event. Hill’s victory was a unanimous decision, 50-44. “In reality, I think I’m too tough for my own good,” Teixeira said. “Too tough for my own health. I can’t keep up anymore. I’m going to focus [...]

Luke Rockhold no longer with UFC

By Dane McGuire   Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is officially a free agent. His exit from the promotion appears amicable after he spoke with UFC COO Hunter Campbell.   The release was confirmed by UFC officials January 23. Despite his decision, Rothschild did say a UFC return is still in the cards. Aside from other MMA promotions, he could also enter boxing.   [...]

Raul Rosas Jr, 18, makes history at UFC 282

by Dane McGuire Raul Rosas Jr shocked the world by earning a first-round submission finish at UFC 282 in his debut. Rosas Jr is still in high school, now home-schooled, making him the youngest fighter in UFC history. After the completion of special forms at the time, Rosas Jr was allowed to compete on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, earning a UFC contract. Prior [...]

UFC 282 headliners will not get another shot at LHW title

by Dane McGuire Following the controversial co-main event decision in favor of Paddy Pimblett, UFC President Dana White revealed he felt UFC 282’s main event between Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev was “horrible.” White said at the post-fight press conference that he began to zone out after three rounds of what would become a split decision draw. “What are you gonna do? I think the [...]

Paddy Pimblett, Dana White respond to criticism of UFC 282 bout

by Dane McGuire The online MMA community seems to be almost universally in agreement rising star Paddy Pimblett lost his co-main event bout to Jared Gordon, two rounds to one. Pimblett was awarded the victory 29-28. Two judges giving him the first two rounds and the final judge awarded him the first and third stanzas. ‘The Baddy’ said immediately after the bout he felt the [...]

Nate Diaz a free agent, McGregor is headed to court

by Dane McGuire At least for the time being, Nate Diaz is officially no longer a part of the UFC. The veteran fighter was removed from the roster November 29, multiple outlets reported. A return to the promotion is still in the cards according to a representative for Diaz--for major bouts such as a trilogy fight with Conor McGregor. Diaz’s representative Zach Rosenfield told MMA [...]

Kayla Harrison gets minimum medical suspension

by Dane McGuire Following her unanimous decision loss in the women’s lightweight final at the 2022 PFL World Championship, Kayla Harrison should be able to get back on track in no time. Both Harrison and the woman who defeated her, Larissa Pacheco got the minimum medical suspensions of seven days mandatory rest. It’s unclear at this point what Harrison’s next move as a part of [...]

Kayla Harrison suffers first defeat

by Dane McGuire The Professional Fighters League took center stage in the theatre at Madison Square Garden, a historic night. The face of the promotion, Kayla Harrison made headline after her title fight went to Larissa Pacheco. All three judges scored the fight 48-47 with Pacheco getting the statement win over Harrison. “It’s a culmination of a career,” Pacheco said following her upset win. “A [...]

Adesanya offers first comments after title loss

by Dane McGuire Now former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya left the octagon at UFC 281 with his head held high Saturday night. ‘Stylebender’ fell to Alex Pereira in a come-from-behind TKO win for the Brazilian. This marks the first time the former champion has been finished outside of his time in kickboxing, also against Pereira. Immediately after the bout Adesanya posted the following tweets. [...]

UFC veteran Anthony Johnson dead at 38

by Dane McGuire Amidst the immediate fallout of UFC 281, the MMA community has been rocked by the news that Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson died November 13 at age 38. Ariel Helwani reported on social media that Johnson had been battling an illness for sometime but other outlets including MMA Fighting report an official cause of death has not yet been announced. Johnson fought for the [...]

GSP is a free agent, Jake Paul responds to rigging claims

by Dane McGuire UFC Hall of Famer and former two-division champion Georges St-Pierre is yet another combat sports great not ruling out a return, despite having been retired five years. Hereafter referred to as GSP, he has revealed that he is officially no longer under a UFC contract despite his last fight being in November 2017. That night at UFC 217, he earned a victory [...]

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