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Details of latest Jones arrest released

By Dane McGuire   MMAFighting recently recently obtained a copy of the police report from Jon Jones latest arrest for domestic battery and vehicle tampering charges by way of a public records request.   Damon Martin wrote, “According to the report, officers responded to a domestic disturbance at Caesars Palace after a call stating that a white female adult, later identified as Jones’ fiancée Jessie [...]

Shields makes MMA return October 27, goes off on women’s boxing

By Dane McGuire   Women’s boxing great Claressa Shields isn’t holding back when it comes to opening up about how she feels about the current state of women’s boxing.   Shields, now 1-0 in MMA since signing with the PFL, has said since before the start of her MMA career that she wanted to not just compete, but be great in both sports.   Despite [...]

Manny Pacquiao retires from boxing, continues political career

By Dane McGuire   Boxing’s ‘Pac-Man’ has said goodbye to his in-ring career. Manny Pacquiao has released a statement roughly a month after his unanimous decision loss to Yordenis Ugas for the WBA super welterweight title.   Pacquiao tweeted a statement and video, saying:   “To the greatest fans and the greatest sport in the world, thank you! Thank you for all the wonderful memories. [...]

BKFC President uncertain about Paige VanZant’s return

By Dane McGuire   UFC veteran Paige VanZant signed a four fight deal with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship after leaving the UFC and testing free agency.   Unfortunately, her future in BKFC is uncertain after she lost consecutive bouts to Britain Hart and Rachel Ostavich, making her best outcome now a 2-2 record should she fight again.   “We spoke to her management team and [...]

Sterling issues statement regarding UFC 267 Withdrawal, Yan responds

by Dane McGuire UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling has offered a statement concerning his withdrawal from a planned UFC 267 rematch with Petr Yan.   Sterling clarified he is not injured but had not been medically cleared due to issues from a previous neck injury including nerve issues. Sterling said in a statement posted to Instagram:   “Let’s clear the air today. I am NOT [...]

Triller defends Holyfield boxing spectacle

by Dane McGuire   Much of the combat sports world was up in arms following 58-year-old Evander Holyfield’s loss to former UFC champion Vitor Belfort in Holyfield’s recent return to boxing, yet Holyfield considers the first-round stoppage a ‘bad call’ and is expected to fight again.   Belfort stopped Holyfield in under two minutes in their exhibition, despite it not being called an exhibition according [...]

Diaz vs Lawler 2 Brings Back Memories

It will be 17 years, 5 months, and 23 days since these 2 warriors first fought when they lock the cage behind them in a few days. Their first fight was a memorable one, it was the 2nd UFC fight for Nick Diaz and the 6th already for Robbie Lawler if you can believe that. Diaz, then 20, and Lawler, aged 22, first fought at [...]

Roufus back in promoter role with NAFC

By Dane McGuire   Renowned MMA coach Duke Roufus, the head of Milwaukee’s RoufuSport has just announced his return to the role of being a fight promoter.   At the time of this writing, Roufus posted the following on social media:   “I am excited to be back in the Fight Promotion Business.   The North American Fighting Championship returns November 6th. We built a [...]

UFC Vegas 34 results: Cannonier vs Gastelum

Jared Cannonier, the #3 ranked UFC middleweight contender, fought his way back in the winners column — earning his fourth victory at middleweight via a very close and competitive unanimous decision triumph over former interim title challenger, Kelvin Gastelum to round out the UFC Vegas 34 card. It has seemed at times as if Kelvin Gastelum’s UFC career has been a roller coaster. Climbing that mountain to [...]

Olympic Recap through July 31

By Dane McGuire As the month of July comes to a close and the Olympics are underway in Tokyo, here’s where things stand for Team USA’s combat sports teams as of July 31.   July 25   “American 18-year-old Anastasija Zolotic became the first U.S. woman to win gold in a taekwondo event and did so with a series of dominating scores:11-4, 17-9, 28-5 and [...]

A.J. McKee crowned new Bellator featherweight champion

by Dane McGuire   July 31 saw A.J. “The Mercenary” McKee reached the top of the featherweight divisional mountain, winning the promotion’s grand prix tournament and the championship, putting away long-time Patricio "Pitbull" Freire in shocking fashion last night.   McKee picked up the win with a head kick striking combo followed by an early celebration as Pitbull looked out of it but then continued [...]

Dillashaw To Undergo Knee Surgery

Everyone watching UFC Vegas 32 on TV and many in around the cage in attendance knew something had gone wrong with TJ Dillashaw’s knee during the first round of his recent razor close decision victory over Cory Sandhagen. Dilashaw(17-4) confirmed late Monday via his social media that he ruptured his LCL and will be having surgery to repair the damage most likely this week. Dillashaw [...]

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