Not that he was being selfish, but Gilbert Melendez’s recent contract negotiations were mostly about taking care of himself and his family.
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Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson was disappointed he was given a fight against a talented prospect instead of the rematch he wanted with champion Jon Jones.
Former world champion kickboxer Shawn Yarborough knew he was too good to be struggling the way he was inside the ring.
For Chidi Njokuani, the long road to the Ultimate Fighting Championship leads through Lincoln, Neb. At least this week, it does.
UFC 173 at MGM Grand on May 24 will now include a matchup of heavyweight contenders Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic.
Lorenzo Fertitta, chief executive of Zuffa LLC, the company that runs Las Vegas-based UFC, said his fight promotion and marketing staff is ready to usher in a new wave of high-profile fighters for pay-per-view events.
There’s a kick-boxing card at Planet Hollywood on Saturday night featuring an undercard fight between women making their professional debuts. One is Colleen Schneider of Oakland, Calif. The other is Jennie Nedell from the incorporated village of Lindenhurst, N.Y.
In the wake of a landmark vote by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Thursday, Vitor Belfort has withdrawn from his Ultimate Fighting Championship title fight against Chris Weidman on May 24 at the MGM Grand.
The Nevada Athletic Commission on Thursday banned all therapeutic use exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy. While the ruling applies to all combat sports in Nevada, the controversial loophole has been a major point of contention in mixed martial arts.
It was political Ground Hog Day for Las Vegas-based Ultimate Fighting Championship officials, who once again traveled to New York to lobby state lawmakers on legalizing professional mixed martial arts events in the Empire State.