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Ngannou disputes Dana White after PFL deal

By Dane McGuire UFC President Dana White did not hold back when expressing what he thought of former heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou signing elsewhere. He clarified he didn’t think ‘The Predator’ was afraid to face anyone, particularly a heavyweight Jon Jones. But White did say Ngannou was released by the UFC and he felt Ngannou didn’t want to take any risks. Now Ngannou has fired [...]

Dana White no fan of PFL’s Ngannou signing

By Dane McGuire When now former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou exited the promotion and was stripped of the belt, he became the hottest free agent in the sport. Having signed a historic deal with Professional Fighters League, he now has a role beyond being an athlete. Ngannou is set to debut in the cage in 2024 as part of a new “super fight” division. [...]

Francis Ngannou signs with the PFL, free agency details emerge

By Dane McGuire After much speculation the hottest free agent in MMA, former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has a new home. First reported by the New York Times and later confirmed by the promotion, Ngannou has joined the Professional Fighters League. Always a part of the speculation, the PFL seemed to be the last landing spot after interest from Bellator, ONE Championship and BKFC [...]

ONE out, Francis Ngannou to PFL or Bellator?

By Dane McGuire Aside from a desire to pursue boxing, Francis Ngannou’s options in MMA appear to be becoming more limited. The free agent and former UFC heavyweight champion and now free agent won’t be back with the UFC per Dana White, BKFC is out as far as bare knuckle, and ONE championship is now out of the running as well. “I met with Francis [...]

Davis vs. Garcia did BIG business

By Dane McGuire In a rare event in boxing, the recent clash between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia had no belt on the line--but indeed, the world was watching. PPV figures still remain an estimate at this point and the likes of Showtime remain tight-lipped, but the estimate is currently 1.2 million per multiple outlets.The live gate estimate is rumored to be $22.8 million. The [...]

World Boxing forms to save Olympic boxing

By Dane McGuire For some time now the International Boxing Association, which handles the sport at the Olympic level, has been at the center of a feud with the Committee (IOC) and is amidst corruption allegations. The IBA was suspended by the International Olympic Committee in 2019 because of issues related to “governance, its financial transparency and sustainability, and the integrity of its refereeing and [...]

Money Mayweather, ONE Championship to sign former UFC HW champion?

By Dane McGuire   Francis Ngannou has been vocal about wanting to box since before his exit from the UFC and being stripped of the heavyweight title. Now it appears he has a believer with a lot of clout in the sweet science behind him. Retired 50-0 Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, now an exhibition fighter and promoter is hoping to sign ‘The Predator’. “I would love [...]

Amanda, Nina Nunes announce second pregnancy

By Dane McGuire UFC women’s champ-champ Amanda Nunes and the former Nina Ansaroff took to Instagram recently, posting a picture and a separate video from a doctor’s office to announce they are once again expecting a daughter. The couple announced April 22 on Instagram they will be having a second daughter, Hazel Ann Nunes. For the meantime, Amanda will also be otherwise focusing on a [...]

Gervonta Davis stuns with Ryan Garcia stoppage

By Dane McGuire ‘Tank’ Davis is now the face of boxing’s current era after taking out Ryan Garcia, leaving him bent at the knee in the seventh round of their encounter. Garcia was aggressive early through the first two rounds---Davis is a notoriously slow starter--but the second is where the fight turned. Garcia was put down with a flush shot to the head. Davis then [...]

Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Peña 3 headlines UFC 289

By Dane McGuire UFC fans will soon have another trilogy fight to look forward to as Amanda Nunes and Julianna Peña will square off at UFC 289 June 10 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia for Nunes’ 135-pound strap. The series is split at one each after Nunes won the title back at UFC 277 in Peña’s first outing as champion. Nunes won via [...]

Joshua picks up win in first fight of final run

By Dane McGuire Anthony Joshua may be back to his winning ways following a victory in his return bout, but the decision win was…lackluster. Joshua was tentative to start things off. From that point it was a tactical battle as he would keep Jermaine Franklin at a distance and win on points, albeit by a wide margin. Joshua got the UD nod with final scores [...]

Aldo vs Mayweather in the works

By Dane McGuire Freshly minted UFC Hall of Fame inductee Jose Aldo has just dropped a bombshell. He has revealed the next time he steps into a boxing ring could be against 50-0 Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather’ The fight would be Aldo’s third pro fight as a boxer. Mayweather meanwhile has only had exhibition bouts since retiring after reaching the 50-0 mark. Aldo spoke about the [...]

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