Dana White Calls Israel Adesanya 'The Future'

The main card of UFC 230 in New York kicked off with a near-perfect performance by one of the sport’s fastest-rising stars in Israel Adesanya, who completed his transition from middleweight prospect to bona fide contender.

UFC Boss Laughs Off Pay Demands by Khabib’s Team: ‘They Know What’s Realistic for Them’

Last week Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, made some outlandish demands regarding his fighter’s next payday.

Promotional Video Released for Floyd Mayweather-Tenshin Nasukawa Bout at Rizin 14

There’s still plenty of skepticism regarding whether Floyd Mayweather will actually face Tenshin Nasukawa under the Rizin Fighting Federation banner on New Year’s Eve.

Rick Glenn Replaces Injured Gilbert Melendez, Meets Arnold Allen at ‘TUF 28’ Finale

Former Strikeforce champion and UFC title challenger Gilbert Melendez will have to wait to make his Octagon return.

Back Injury Forces Angela Lee Out of Bid for Second Title at One Championship ‘Heart of the Lion’

Reigning One Championship atomweight titlist Angela Lee will have to put her dreams of being a two-division queen on hold.

Joe Rogan: Mayweather Could Have ‘Terrible Night’ Against Nasukawa If Kicks Are Allowed

The combat sports community is still abuzz after Rizin Fighting Federation announced undefeated boxing star Floyd Mayweather would square off against unbeaten kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve.

Conor McGregor Taunts Floyd Mayweather with Profanity-Laden Social Media Post

It didn’t take too long for Conor McGregor to react the announcement of Floyd Mayweather’s next combat sports endeavor.

Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler Targeted for UFC 233 in Anaheim on Jan. 26

Ben Askren’s Octagon debut is nearly finalized, as the promotion is targeting a matchup with Robbie Lawler at UFC 233.

Ben Askren Reveals Who He’d Like to Fight First in the UFC

In a historic move, ONE FC and UFC worked out a trade deal involving Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren. UFC offered up its former flyweight champion, Johnson, for the unbeaten welterweight. The 34-year old Askren announced his retirement from fighting following his fight with Shinya Aoki in November 2017, but left the door ajar for a return.

“The thing about me is I’m 18-0, and everyone wants to know am I really as good as I think I am. That’s what everyone wants to know. No one likes a story that doesn’t have an ending, and there wasn’t a good ending to this story. I always knew that was kind of unsettling to everybody,” said Askren during an appearance on UFC Tonight.

“When I retired, I always knew there was a chance that I was going to come back, but I wasn’t always sure that it was going to work out. This worked out fantastic. I mean, it’s part of history, the first trade ever. The UFC, they traded the literal best fighter ever on planet Earth to get a superstar, Funky Ben Askren. They better put me in a big, damn fight right away,” he added.

UFC president Dana White recently stated that the former Bellator and ONE FC welterweight champion would face a top-five ranked opponent in his promotional debut. Askren has the same idea.

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“If it were a perfect world, I’d go GSP (Georges St-Pierre) and Khabib (Nurmagomedov) and then we’ll see. I know it’s not perfect, so who I’m really shooting for first is Darren Till. He’s ranked No. 2. He doesn’t have a dance partner. He was able to get a few jabs in via Twitter and so I say, hey, let’s match it up bro. Are we Twitter tough guys or are we going to get in the dang cage and figure it out? So that would be my No. 1. Once I beat him up, then I’m looking to either Khabib or Georges,” Askren added.

“After that, I have no idea who No. 3 is.”

(Courtesy of UFC on FOX)

Dana White: Daniel Cormier Can Do Anything; New Stars Broke Out at UFC 230

Dana White UFC 230 Post-Fight Press Conference

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UFC president Dana White, at the UFC 230 post-fight press conference, couldn’t say enough good things about dual-division champion Daniel Cormier.

Cormier mauled Derrick Lewis in the main event at Madison Square Garden en route to an early second-round submission. In White’s eyes, Cormier’s future is limitless. “(Cormier) is incredible. He can do anything.”

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White also heaped praise on a couple of fighters that he dubbed breakout stars at UFC 230. Jared Cannonier made his middleweight debut on Saturday night, taking out former World Series of Fighting two-division champion David Branch, while Israel Adesanya scored the biggest victory of his UFC career by stopping Derek Brunson in the first round.