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MacDonald Opens Up On PFL Elimination, Vows To Return Next Season

Rory MacDonald has released a statement following his unanimous decision loss in the PFL welterweight tournament. After getting his PFL career off to a good start with a submission win over Curtis Millender, Rory MacDonald suffered defeat to Gleison Tibau in what is widely considered to be one of the...

Stephen Thompson Not Giving Up Title Shot Hopes After UFC 264 Loss

UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson says he isn't giving up hope of earning another title shot in the UFC following his defeat at UFC 264. Thompson had hoped to jump a big step closer to a meeting with current champion Kamaru Usman with a victory at last month's pay-per-view. But against...

Dana White Gives Leon Edwards Advice On How To Land Title Shot

UFC president Dana White has revealed what Leon Edwards has to do in order to earn a shot at Kamaru Usman's welterweight title. Leon Edwards is currently riding a 10-fight unbeaten streak that includes victories over former 155-pound champion Rafael dos Anjos, Gunnar Nelson, Vicente Luque and, most recently, Stockton's...

Giga Chikadze Open To Fighting Wonderboy At Welterweight

UFC featherweight Giga Chikadze has said that he is open to fighting Stephen Thompson at 170 pounds in the future. Chikadze has been a leading name in the UFC's recent Georgian invasion, with the likes of Merab Dvalishvili, Roman Dolidze and Ilia Topuria also making waves in the promotion in...

Nate Diaz Blasts Gilbert Burns After Burns’ Recent Remarks

Nate Diaz has hit back at welterweight contender Gilbert Burns after the Brazilian's comments following his UFC 263 fight. Diaz returned to the Octagon for the first time in over a year on June 12, but fell to a second consecutive loss after England's Edwards controlled the majority of their...

Gilbert Burns Thinks Edwards Blew Title Shot With UFC 263 Performance

UFC welterweight contender Gilbert Burns believes that Leon Edwards lost his case for a title shot with his performance at UFC 263. Edwards faced Nate Diaz at the pay-per-view in what was the UFC's first non-main event and non-title five-round fight. Despite two championship rematches coming after it, the bout...

Leon Edwards Will Not Even Consider Jorge Masvidal Fight Unless…

UFC welterweight Leon Edwards has revealed his intention to wait for a title shot rather than fight Jorge Masvidal later this year. This comes after Dana White reiterated that Colby Covington is still next in line for a shot at Kamaru Usman's 170-pound belt. The UFC president's comments came despite...

Matt Brown Suggests He’s In His Prime After Brutal KO Win

UFC welterweight Matt Brown says that he's only just hitting his prime following his vicious knockout win at UFC Vegas 29. Brown is a 28-fight UFC veteran and picked up his 16th win in the promotion last weekend against Dhiego Lima. After consecutive losses against Miguel Baeza and Carlos Condit,...

Masvidal Tells Edwards To “Say It To My Face” As Feud Continues

UFC welterweight contenders Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards have exchanged words over Twitter after "Gamebred" reignited their feud. The pair's tweets came after Masvidal commented on Edwards' UFC 263 fight against Nate Diaz while speaking to the media this week. In a five-round war with the Stockton native, Edwards looked...

Covington Says Contract Signed For Title Shot With Or Without Usman

Colby Covington says Dana White has assured him of the next welterweight title shot and claims he's already signed the contract. "Chaos" says with or without Kamaru Usman, he'll be fighting for the 170lb gold next. This comes after the champion stated he would rematch Covington, but only when he...

Derrick Krantz ready to steal the attention of Dana White at LFA 63

Derrick Krantz understands that Dana White may be in attendance to scout someone else, but he still plans on stealing the show. Derrick Krantz is only 31 years old but Friday night will be his 34th professional MMA fight. As a soon to be fellow 31 year old I can...

Colby Covington Wants Tyron Woodley At MSG In November

After winning the UFC's interim welterweight championship, Colby Covington would like to face Tyron Woodley at Madison Square Garden (MSG) in November. Last night (June 9), Covington secured a unanimous decision victory over Rafael Dos Anjos in the co-main event of UFC 225. The event took place at the United...

Nick Diaz Hints at UFC Return Following Clearance From USADA

Former Strikeforce welterweight champion and fan favorite, Nick Diaz, could be set to return to the UFC soon. The Stockton local posted a hinting message on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/BhbEkFOjis3/?utm_source=ig_embed Diaz is currently serving a suspension that concludes on the 19th of April. Diaz last fought in January 2015 against UFC legend, Anderson...