UFC President Dana White was the media’s favorite whipping boy in 2020, thanks to his decision to plow forward during a global pandemic. But his new bosses paid him several hundred million dollars to make sure UFC hit its marks and turned a profit. Mission accomplished. White had a lot of help along the way.
Check out the best UFC Octagon interviews of 2020 [embedded content] While most of the talking maybe be done with fists and feet during the fights, there are still many memorable moments that take place after the fisticuffs are over in the Octagon. Take a look back of some of the most memorable UFC post-fight
By MMA Junkie Staff | December 31, 2020 5:00 pm From out of left field, Vitor Belfort recently went after Jake Paul and discussed a potential fight with the YouTube sensation. Belfort joined a list that includes Ben Askren, Dillon Danis, even retired UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping to call out the YouTuber-turned professional
10:25 PM ET UFC middleweight champ Israel Adesanya has long targeted 2021 as the year he would move up and try to become a double champion, but the plan was always to challenge Jon Jones for the light heavyweight title. But with Jones pursuing his first heavyweight bout, Adesanya will instead take on Jan Blachowicz
RIZIN closed the year with a highly-anticipated rematch between bantamweight greats Kai Asakura and Kyoji Horiguchi at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan, with the former RIZIN and Bellator champion aiming to reclaim one of his belts and avenge a non-title 2019 loss to Asakura. He did it in impressive fashion. Horiguchi aimed for Asakura’s
While the featherweight division remains one of the deepest in the UFC, 2020 was a relatively quiet year for the weight class. Volkanovski bested Max Holloway in a razor-close decision win that had many blasting the “robbery” horn, but regardless, the Australian, at the very least, proved his qualities as champion. He’ll likely face a
If all goes according to plan, the UFC 257 main event between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will carry title implications. Dana White has often been criticized for lacking consistency, but if there is one thing that he has been consistent about for the better part of 2020 is his desire to see a rematch
Welcome to Midnight Mania! The Paul brothers are becoming a staple of the combat sports world. Like it or not, there’s big money in boxing with these YouTubers, and everyone from Ben Askren to Amanda Nunes is willing to chase that (seemingly) easy payday. Of course, if a fighter contracted to the UFC wants to
Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny elevated to UFC Fight Island 8 main event It appears that Leon Edwards will not remain on the UFC Fight Island 8 card after Khamzat Chimaev dropped out of the bout. A welterweight bout between Michael Chiesa and Neil Magny will instead be elevated to main event status. Edwards vs.
By MMA Junkie Staff | December 30, 2020 11:08 pm UFC president Dana White is determined to see the twice-scheduled, twice-postponed bout between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev through. The highly anticipated welterweight fight was first scheduled for Dec. 19, but then canceled when Edwards tested positive for COVID-19. Then it was rescheduled for the
Three new UFC champions were crowned in 2020. Jan Blachowicz, Petr Yan and Deiveson Figueiredo joined the exclusive group of division champions. Heading into 2021, the 11 UFC champions represent nations on six different continents. Subscribe to get all the latest UFC content: http://bit.ly/2uJRzRR Experience UFC live with UFC FIGHT PASS, the digital subscription service
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Khamzat Chimaev pulled from Leon Edwards bout on UFC fight island, Yoel Romero will face Anthony rumble Johnson at Bellator, Conor McGregor promise records breaking numbers for UFC 257 event with Dustin Poirier, Anthony Pettis preparing for PFL debut and much more! Informations about our work: This channel is made for MMA fans and has
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9:00 AM ET Mike Brown had a decision to make. In early November, the Japanese government announced that select noncitizens could enter the country for business purposes if they quarantined for two weeks before mixing with the general population. That meant Brown, one of American Top Team’s main coaches, would be able to corner one
Conor McGregor has a lot riding on his return at UFC 257, and that includes a potential rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov. While the UFC’s primary focus in January is a trio of cards in Abu Dhabi, culminating with McGregor’s Jan. 23 fight with Dustin Poirier, there will be additional business to handle behind the scenes.
“That might have been about the most intense situation,” Pulver said. “I was pretty heated. It was bad. There was even fighting going on amongst the crowd right there. Not like punching, but there was a lot going on.” Pulver would go on to fight Urijah Faber for the WEC featherweight title seven months later
Conor McGregor does the money phone pose (via McGregor’s Twitter) Another year, another price hike for the UFC, as the cost of UFC pay-per-views will increase beginning with UFC 257. The UFC’s pay-per-views will enter 2021 with a New Year’s resolution to continue to grow financially. ESPN has confirmed that the price of pay-per-views will