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Crawford puts away Spence Jr in dominant performance

By Dane McGuire A combat sports double header of both boxing and UFC action had fans on their feet from the word go thanks to sweet science veteran Terence Crawford. Crawford led his dance with Errol Spence Jr early, putting him on the canvas for the first time in his career during round two of a scheduled 12. He followed that with two more knockdowns [...]

Ngannou-Fury set for Saudi Arabia

By Dane McGuire The biggest MMA-boxing crossover bout since Mayweather versus McGregor is a done deal. Announced July 11, former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou will box fellow heavyweight great Tyson Fury October 28 in Saudi Arabia. The bout was confirmed by multiple outlets in MMA and boxing and sports media leader ESPN. Specifics of the bout such as the venue, length, and rules have [...]

UFC LHW title vacated

By Dane McGuire There will soon be a new king of the mountain at 205 pounds as the former UFC light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill has given up the title due to an achilles injury.’ According to MMAFighting, Hill ruptured his achilles in a basketball game. He announced the news Thursday on YouTube. “I have unfortunately suffered an injury,” Hill said. “I’ve ruptured my Achilles’ [...]

Jones vs. Miocic is official!

By Dane McGuire One of the biggest bouts in UFC heavyweight history and the sport of MMA as a whole is finally happening. The consensus greatest heavyweight Stipe Miocic and former light heavyweight turned new king of 265 pounds, Jon Jones, are done talking. The time to scrap is quickly approaching. The battle was officially announced just ahead of UFC 290. "Jon Jones, the great [...]

White says McGregor-Chandler could still happen in 2023

By Dane McGuire The marquee coaches bout that is the basis for The Ultimate Fighter season between Michael Chandler and mega star Conor McGregor is still planned despite having no announced fight date. McGregor recently missed the deadline to re-enter the USADA testing pool but UFC President Dana White isn’t overly concerned. McGregor’s team was contacted in May about re-entering but has not been in [...]

Bellator-PFL to merge?

By Dane McGuire The mixed martial arts landscape could look a little different in the near future. After speculation, the heads of both Bellator MMA and the Professional Fighters League have confirmed discussions are ongoing--but not exactly those once rumored. The word being thrown around prior to now had been specifically a merger between the PFL and Bellator, but Bellator President Scott Coker said the [...]

Tank Davis jail bound for hit and run after all

By Dane McGuire Fresh off a finish of Ryan Garcia, the new face of boxing Gervonta will soon be behind bars in relation to a hit and run. Davis had been serving 90 days of home detention but was taken into custody June 1. As Boxing Junkie notes by way of the Baltimore Banner, Davis’ attorney, Michael Tomko, confirmed an impromptu  hearing took place and [...]

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 [...]

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