UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier has received good news regarding the hip injury that forced him to pull out of an upcoming bout against Nate Diaz at UFC 230 on Nov. 3. Poirier, 29, announced via social media on Thursday he will not require surgery and should resume training next month. So here’s what’s up for
12:32 AM ET Ariel Helwani Close ESPN Staff Writer Ariel Helwani is an MMA reporter at ESPN. Follow him on Twitter at @arielhelwani. Brett Okamoto Close ESPN Staff Writer MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Luke Rockhold (16-4) told ESPN on Friday that he has been forced
LAS VEGAS — If two-weight UFC champion Georges St-Pierre wishes to challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov for an unprecedented third title, he’ll need to go through a contender first. That’s according to UFC president Dana White, who says the promotion has no interest in booking St-Pierre (26-2), arguably the greatest fighter of all time, against its undefeated
LAS VEGAS — UFC president Dana White says he has not been contacted by anyone associated with Floyd Mayweather regarding a boxing match against Khabib Nurmagomedov, despite both camps expressing interest in public. “Don’t pay attention to it,” White told ESPN on Thursday. “First of all, the Mayweather team has not approached us at all.
Featherweight Zubaira Tukhugov has been replaced by Michael Johnson for a bout against Artem Lobov on Oct. 27 in Moncton, Canada, the UFC announced Wednesday. Tukhugov (18-4) is a teammate of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. He was involved in the postfight skirmish involving Conor McGregor at UFC 229 on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas.
Retired, undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather says a boxing match against undefeated UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is “happening,” although he has not offered any details. Mayweather (50-0) retired from boxing in August 2017, immediately following a lucrative match against UFC star Conor McGregor. Mayweather’s name has been linked to a comeback fight against Manny Pacquiao in
Georges St-Pierre appeared this week on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show and said he will fight again only if it’s a major fight at the right time. He wants a big bout to enhance his legacy as arguably the best fighter ever. At this point in his career, he said, money means very little. If GSP
Eddie Alvarez, one of the most accomplished lightweight martial artists of all time, has signed an exclusive deal with Asia-based fight promotion One Championship. One Championship officially announced the signing on Monday evening. Founder Chatri Sityodtong also posted a video of Alvarez confirming the news to social media. “Hey guys, moment of truth has arrived,”
Georges St-Pierre is leaning more towards retirement than returning to mixed martial arts. The longtime UFC welterweight champion told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani on Monday his enthusiasm for fighting again has dwindled over time and he will only return for “big fights that have a great legacy.” “The motivation is not the same that it used
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, coming off a dominant win against Conor McGregor earlier this month at UFC 229, may now be following in McGregor’s footsteps. At an event in Russia this past weekend, Nurmagomedov called out boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, speaking on camera next to Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe. “Let’s go, Floyd, we