UFC star Conor McGregor has drawn wide praise for his losing effort against Floyd Mayweather in last month’s boxing match. His rival Nate Diaz, however, seems unimpressed. Diaz, 32, reposted an image to Instagram on Tuesday that was originally shared by the UFC’s account. The image shows McGregor accompanied with the quote, “I never lose.
In the co-main event of UFC 215, women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes puts her title on the line against Valentina Shevchenko. The two first fought on the main card of UFC 196, where Nunes left the cage with a decision victory. Since that fight, Nunes has won the title over Miesha Tate and defended it
Aug 10, 2017 ESPN staff UFC 215, taking place at the Rogers Center, in Edmonton on September 9, features two title fights and a multitude of intriguing matchups. Headlining the event is potentially the best pound-for-pound MMA fighter ever in Demetrious Johnson, who takes on rising contender Ray Borg for the flyweight belt. Just prior
People tuned in all over the world on Aug. 26 to witness the much-anticipated fight between undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor. Mayweather won the match by TKO in the 10th round. While many expected him to win, there also was surprise that the fight lasted as long as it did. In
6:11 PM ET Phil MurphyESPN Video It was the biggest bout the UFC could make, even if only in a literal sense. In a meeting of the two tallest fighters on the roster, 6-foot-7 Alexander Volkov (29-6) upset the home fans by knocking out 6-foot-11 Stefan Struve (28-9) in the main event of UFC Fight
The UFC will ease into its post-Mayweather-McGregor schedule this weekend, with a UFC Fight Night offering in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The last time the promotion visited this region, in May 2016, a Dutch heavyweight — Alistair Overeem — delivered a win for the home crowd. History has a chance to repeat on Saturday. Stefan Struve, of
11:20 AM ET Andrea Canales Close Andrea Canales covers Liga MX and Mexico National Team for ESPNFC.com. Some don’t get the benefit of even a single father figure in their lifetime. Mixed-martial artist Jimmie Rivera has at least two. “My father wasn’t around,” Rivera, born and raised in New Jersey, explained. “My uncle was around.”
Just one fight into his UFC career, Justin Gaethje‘s stock is already sky-high. The Colorado-based lightweight produced a thrilling TKO over Michael Johnson in his promotional debut this summer. Which mistakes do top MMA trainers wish they could have back? Brett Okamoto spoke to 14 coaches for their biggest professional regret. Jon Jones could be
MMA star Conor McGregor broke his silence on social media Thursday by raising a toast to his fans, his team and even Floyd Mayweather, regretting only that he didn’t have more time to prepare for his fight against the now-retired boxer. “Just coming back around after a whirlwind couple of days,” McGregor posted on Instagram.
In combat sports, there is always a fine line between winning and losing. The simplest of mistakes can result in a loss, not to mention bodily harm. Every athlete is human, and thus capable of making a mistake. That goes for their coaches as well. ESPN asked several of the best trainers in mixed martial