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Curtis Blaydes Confirms Reports That UFC Prematurely Leaks Fight News

The UFC’s rumored practice of leaking fight announcements prior to contracts being signed has been confirmed by Curtis Blaydes. The dubious tactic has long been suspected by some in the industry, most notably Ariel Helwani, who last month wrote about the subject to his Substack followers. “I’m happy that some of...

Vicente Luque Plans To KO Nate Diaz But Would Take Michael Chiesa Fight

Vicente Luque has two names in mind for his next Octagon appearance. Nate Diaz or Michael Chiesa. At UFC Vegas 5 last Saturday, Luque picked up another knockout win as he scored a second-round KO over Randy Brown. It was a solid performance for the now 10th ranked welterweight, who...

Tim Elliott Expects To Earn Bonus Money Against Ryan Benoit, Willing To Fight On Every Fight Island Card

Tim Elliott didn't know if he would make the walk to the Octagon again, or even fight again. Elliott welcomed Brandon Royval to the UFC back on May 30 where he was looking to avoid a three-fight losing skid. Elliott entered the fight thinking it was do-or-die for his UFC...

Cody Stamann Says UFC Doctors Made A Mistake & He Could Have Fought At UFC Greenville (Exclusive)

Cody Stamann and Rob Font were set to finally settle their differences at UFC Greenville. The two have gone back-and-forth with each other on social media. However, the fight will not take place, as it was reported Stamann was out of the fight due to injury and John Lineker...

Chandler Cole Isn’t ‘Overly Impressed’ With Phillip McGlothlin’s Striking (Exclusive)

Chandler Cole certainly isn't known to be a trash talker, but he won't shy away from expressing his opinions. Cole will have his second professional mixed martial arts (MMA) bout against Phillip McGlothlin on March 18. The action takes place inside the Evolution Sports Gym in Elizabethton, Tennessee. "The Hammer" recently spoke...

Heavyweight Tanner Boser Feels UFC ‘Neglects Talent From Eastern Europe’

Tanner Boser hopes to join the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster, but he isn't underestimating his upcoming opponent. Boser is set to do battle with Mukhomad Vakhaev inside the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England on March 11. The bout will be part of the ACB 54: Supersonic card. "The Bulldozer" told MMANews.com...

Kobe Wall Plans to ‘Feed Off Zach Cook’s Mistakes & Holes’ at Valor Fights 41

Kobe Wall is preparing for his Valor Fights debut. After tearing through the amateur ranks, Wall competed in his first professional mixed martial arts (MMA) bout against Roy Smith back in July 2016. Wall won the fight in just 58 seconds. He is now 3-0 as a professional. He'll look to...

Eryk Anders: ‘There Was no Communication From Bellator’ After Debut Win

It's puzzling that Eryk Anders' next fight isn't under the Bellator banner. Anders, who is undefeated in his six-fight professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career, last fought at Bellator 162 back in Oct. 2016. "Frankenstein" finished the fight against Brian White with a 23-second TKO. Despite the impressive Bellator debut,...

Shaun Scott on Fight With Wesley Powers: ‘We’re Gonna Have Some Beers Afterwards’

Shaun Scott isn't about to trash talk his friend and opponent Wesley Powers. Tonight (Feb. 25) at Shamrock FC 284 Xtreme inside the Lumiere Casino in St. Louis, Missouri, Scott battles Powers in the main event. Scott hopes to improve his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) record to 2-0, while Powers...

Adam Townsend Hopes to Get The Call to Major Promotion After LFA 5 (Exclusive)

Adam Townsend is ready to take center stage at Legacy Fighting Alliance's (LFA) fifth event. Townsend will do battle with Marcus Edwards in a lightweight contest at LFA 5. The event will take place inside the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado this Friday night (Feb. 24). LFA 5 airs live...

Dustin Poirier on Jim Miller Fight: ‘I Do See Spots Where I Have The Advantage’

Next Saturday night (Feb. 11), Dustin Poirier will trade leather with a renowned lightweight veteran. "The Diamond" is set to go one-on-one with Jim Miller inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Poirier is looking to rebound from his devastating knockout loss to Michael Johnson back in Sept. 2016. It...

After Five Fights in 2016, Jose Ceja Plans to ‘Slow Down A Bit’

Jose Ceja will be competing tonight (Jan. 19) at Combate Americas DIEZ. His opponent will be Joey Ruquet. The two will engage in a featherweight tilt inside El Plaza Condesa in Mexico City. Ceja has lost three times in his career, but he got his shot at revenge against one of...

From Bullet Holes to Complete Fighter: Joey Ruquet Has Developed

Tonight (Jan. 19) Combate Americas DIEZ will be taking place inside El Plaza Condesa in Mexico City. Featherweight Joey Ruquet will do battle with Jose Ceja. Ruquet told MMANews.com that he's been hard at work in preparation for Ceja. While he understands many fighters say they are having the best training camp...

Contracts And Gold: Interviews With Erick Ellington And Travis Sumler

This Saturday Shamrock FC 276 takes place at the Ameristar Casino in Kansas City, MO. The main card features a battle of two Amateur fighters trying to become not only the Shamrock FC Bantamweight champion, but also earn a coveted Pro contract.  Two young fighters working their way through...