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Belal Muhammad told he needs “Jesus” after dubbing UFC champion Sean Strickland as “the easiest path to double champ status”

Harry Kettle - September 14, 2023

Belal Muhammad has received some criticism for going after Sean Strickland following his title win at UFC 293. Over the course of the last few years, Belal Muhammad has turned himself into a real contender at welterweight. He’s put together a nice win streak, he’s built a new persona, and he’s not too far away from a title shot. As it turns out, though, Muhammad is also pretty interested in a move to middleweight at some point in the future.

Dana White
Randy Couture

Dana White reveals the two fighters who “tried to destroy the company” during the early days of UFC: “Two of the worst guys to ever f**king deal with”

Harry Kettle - September 14, 2023

UFC president Dana White has revealed the two fighters who he believes attempted to destroy the company back in the day. It’s no secret that Dana White has made some enemies over the years. The boss isn’t afraid to be cut-throat when he feels the need to do so and in equal measure, he’s had plenty of fighters speak out against him in the past. Regardless of who you believe, White has certainly stuck to his guns on several occasions – for better or worse.

Christos Giagos

Christos Giagos expecting a "war" against Daniel Zellhuber at Noche UFC: “I'll bring it to him”

Cole Shelton - September 13, 2023

Christos Giagos is eager to finally fight in front of fans again. All three of His last fights have come at the UFC Apex with no crowd, which has been hard for him as Giagos says he is a crowd fighter who feeds off the energy of fans. However, he will not be the crowd favorite on Saturday as he’s booked to return at Noche UFC against Mexican Daniel Zellhuber.

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Sean Strickland

Dana White praises newly crowned UFC champion Sean Strickland: "He's as hot as can be"

Zain Bando - September 13, 2023

Sean Strickland’s increased Instagram following post-UFC 293 has the world buzzing Less than a week after winning the UFC middleweight title in a one-sided unanimous decision against Israel Adesanya, Sean Strickland’s popularity has risen in droves, which drew the attention of UFC president and newly-minted CEO Dana White. 100,000 Instagram followers later, Strickland, who won 49-46 on all three judges scorecards, had White reflect upon the current state of the middleweight division, a potential immediate rematch for Strickland with Adesanya, and the unpredictable nature of MMA and upset-centric title fights.

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Laura Sanko

Dana White praises Laura Sanko as being "the Ronda Rousey of commentating" after UFC 293

Cole Shelton - September 13, 2023

Dana White has heaped praise on Laura Sanko for her performance in the commentary booth at UFC 293. Sanko became the first female in the modern UFC era to commentate an event earlier this year. She made history once again this past weekend at UFC 293 in Australia, becoming the first female to be a lead commentator of a UFC pay-per-view.

Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko vows to be the most "dangerous" version of herself at Noche UFC to reclaim her belt: "It's going to be no mercy"

Cole Shelton - September 13, 2023

Valentina Shevchenko is confident she will reclaim her flyweight title on Saturday at Noche UFC. Shevchenko is set to rematch Alexa Grasso on Saturday night in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which is the same place she lost the belt to the Mexican back in March in a massive upset. Heading into the rematch, Shevchenko is still the betting favorite and she has plenty of confidence that she will reclaim her belt.

Sergio Pettis and Patchy Mix

Bellator 301 set to take place November 17 in Chicago, will feature two title fights

Josh Evanoff - September 13, 2023

Bellator 301 has been announced, headlined by a pair of massive title fights. The Scott Coker-led company is currently in a bit of a weird spot. For the better part of 2023, there have been rumors that Bellator will be sold to the PFL. As of now, the two appear to still be in discussions over a nearly $900 million dollar deal, which would see the Viacom company sold.

Jorge Masvidal

WATCH | Jorge Masvidal makes debut as runway model in New York City

Josh Evanoff - September 13, 2023

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Jorge Masvidal was recently spotted in New York City. ‘Gamebred’ famously retired earlier this year after suffering his fourth loss in a row to Gilbert Burns. Prior to that defeat, Jorge Masvidal had suffered lopsided losses to names such as Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman. With that in mind, it was an easy answer for the Miami native to hang it up after UFC 287.

Kayla Harrison and Julia Budd
Kayla Harrison

Kayla Harrison announces November return against Julia Budd: "I'm back, but different"

Josh Evanoff - September 13, 2023

Former PFL tournament champion Kayla Harrison will return against Julia Budd later this year. The Judoka has been out of action since her trilogy with Larissa Pacheco last November. Despite winning the first two fights with ease, Kayla Harrison suffered the first loss of her career last year. In the main event of PFL 10, she lost by unanimous decision, on the company’s maiden voyage on pay-per-view.

Eric Nicksick and Sean Strickland

Eric Nicksick reveals the UFC was close to pulling Sean Strickland from Israel Adesanya due to him punching the fan on the street

Cole Shelton - September 13, 2023

Sean Strickland was close to not fighting at UFC 293, according to his coach Eric Nicksick. Strickland was headlining UFC 293 in Australia against Israel Adesanya for the middleweight title, in a fight he got due to Dricus Du Plessis not being healthy enough to take the scrap.

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Israel Adesanya

Dana White clarifies UFC middleweight title picture: "Never once did I say we're going to do this f*cking rematch"

Fernando Quiles - September 13, 2023

The UFC middleweight division isn’t short on contenders, and Dana White is well aware of it. At the conclusion of UFC 293, the 185-pound division was turned upside down with one of the biggest upsets in MMA history. Sean Strickland defeated Israel Adesanya via unanimous decision to become the new UFC middleweight champion. With how dominant Strickland looked in the fight, it left many to wonder if the UFC would forgo an immediate rematch in favor of a fresh matchup.

Kyle Nelson

Kyle Nelson expects to put on a striking "clinic" against Fernando Padilla at Noche UFC, eyes Cub Swanson in rumored Toronto card next

Cole Shelton - September 13, 2023

Kyle Nelson wanted a quick turnaround and he got his wish. Nelson returned to the win column back at UFC 289 in Vancouver as he pulled off an upset over Blake Bilder which saved his job. Just over three months later, Nelson is back as he will return at Noche UFC on Saturday against Fernando Padilla.

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Dana White strongly disagrees with UFC executive on WWE crossover: "One of the dumbest statements of all time”

Fernando Quiles - September 13, 2023

UFC CEO Dana White has made it clear that he is not onboard with a recent statement from a top promotional executive. The UFC-WWE merger officially took effective with the announcement of the TKO sports entertainment company on Tuesday (September 12). UFC EVP and COO Lawrence Epstein told ESPN that one goal of the merger is to make every WWE fan a UFC fan and vice versa.

Dana White and Conor McGregor
Dana White

UFC CEO Dana White has "no clue" what's next for Conor McGregor

Fernando Quiles - September 13, 2023

If UFC CEO Dana White truly knows what’s going on with Conor McGregor, he isn’t letting the public know. McGregor has been out of action since fracturing his tibia and fibula in a July 2021 trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier. Since that time, McGregor has exited the USADA testing pool. The “Notorious” one bulked up considerably during his recovery time, and many have wondered if he’ll ever return to the lightweight division.

Danial Williams
ONE Championship

Danial Williams believes he has advantages over undefeated kickboxing champ Jonathan Di Bella: “I’m going to have more power”

BJPENN.COM Staff - September 13, 2023

When it comes to confidence, Danial Williams is not short of it. That’s a good thing, too. “Mini T” will need every ounce of self-belief when he challenges Jonathan Di Bella for the latter’s ONE Strawweight Kickboxing World Title.

Sean O'Malley

Sean O’Malley weighs in on Sean Strickland’s title win over Israel Adesanya at UFC 293: “It didn't look like the Izzy that fought Alex Pereira”

Harry Kettle - September 13, 2023

UFC star Sean O’Malley has given his thoughts on Israel Adesanya’s loss to Sean Strickland at UFC 293. Last weekend, Sean Strickland shocked the world. He did so by defeating Israel Adesanya via unanimous decision to capture the UFC middleweight championship. While Strickland’s performance was incredible, it’s also worth noting that ‘Stylebender’ looked particularly poor on the night. In the eyes of many pundits, of course, this was due to the great work done by Strickland, but Adesanya’s shortcomings also need to be acknowledged.

Dana White and Dricus Du Plessis
Dricus du Plessis

Dricus Du Plessis responds to criticism from UFC President Dana White: “I don’t really understand”

Harry Kettle - September 13, 2023

Dricus du Plessis has given his thoughts on the criticism he’s received from UFC president Dana White. Earlier this summer, Dricus du Plessis put himself on the map in a big way at 185 pounds. He shocked the world by knocking out Robert Whittaker, establishing himself as a top middleweight contender. Following his face-off with Israel Adesanya after the bout, many felt as if he’d be next in line for a title shot at UFC 293 in Australia. Unfortunately, the South African sensation wouldn’t be healthy in time for the contest.

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Colby Covington

Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington will take place at either UFC 295 or UFC 296: “It’ll be before the end of the year”

Harry Kettle - September 13, 2023

Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington will reportedly take place before the end of 2023, as per Edwards’ manager Tim Simpson. Right now, the king of the UFC’s welterweight division is none other than Leon Edwards. ‘Rocky’ captured the belt from Kamaru Usman via knockout last year, before retaining it against the same man in London. At this point, he’s an established star in the Ultimate Fighting Championship – but he wants more.