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Dana White wouldn’t ‘disrespect’ Stipe Miocic with UFC 295 interim title offer after Jon Jones’ injury

LAS VEGAS – UFC CEO Dana White says Stipe Miocic was never considered to remain on UFC 295 after Jon Jones was forced out of their heavyweight title fight due to injury. The main event of UFC’s 30th anniversary show on Nov. 11 at Madison Square Garden in New York was derailed on Wednesday when […]

Dustin Jacoby determined to ‘own the moment’ like Justin Gaethje at UFC 296

Dustin Jacoby is always concentrated on the task at hand, but sometimes the focus is directed inward. The mental side of the fight game has been a focus of Jacoby (19-7-1 MMA, 7-4-1 UFC) in recent fights, particularly in the wake of a successful attempt to snap a two-fight losing skid, which he did in […]

Video: Did Khamzat Chimaev do enough against Kamaru Usman to get a title shot?

Khamzat Chimaev may be next in line for a UFC title shot in the middleweight division. At least, that’s what the UFC promised the winner of the UFC 294 co-feature bout ahead of the main event in Abu Dhabi. Chimaev was originally scheduled to compete against Paulo Costa at the event, but just 10 days […]

Video: Tyson Fury displays boxing excellence at open workouts for Francis Ngannou fight

Share this article share tweet text email link on Facebook on Twitter via text message on LinkedIn via email https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2023/10/video-tyson-fury-pre-fight-open-workout-francis-ngannou-boxing-match-riyadh-saudi-arabia Matthew Wells and Mike Bohn October 25, 2023 6:00 pm ET RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Tyson Fury is known for his plethora of skills inside the boxing ring. At Wednesday’s open workouts, the WBC heavyweight […]

Francis Ngannou reacts to Jon Jones injury, UFC 295 withdrawal: ‘It’s never good news’

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Francis Ngannou takes no comfort in knowing the UFC heavyweight title fight is off due to injury. Though he departed the promotion as heavyweight champion in 2022, Ngannou won’t let pettiness enter his mind. Hearing Jon Jones fell out of the UFC 295 main event vs. Stipe Miocic due to a […]

Coach Eric Nicksick: Francis Ngannou taking Tyson Fury ‘very seriously,’ not just showing up for payday

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Eric Nicksick is aware of the criticism and talk surrounding Francis Ngannou’s dive into the boxing world, but he assures the critics the former UFC heavyweight champion is in it to win it, not just collect a big payday. Nicksick, head coach at Xtreme Couture, sees Ngannou motivated and dialed in […]

Mike Perry calls Eddie Alvarez ‘easy work’; Alvarez warns not to underestimate him at BKFC 56

Mike Perry is confident he has an edge over Eddie Alvarez ahead of their bareknuckle clash, but Alvarez thinks Perry is making a big mistake underestimating him. The two fan-favorite fighters meet in the main event of BKFC 56 on Dec. 2 in Salt Lake City. It’s a highly anticipated bout, as both Perry and […]

Video: Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou open workout live stream

Share this article share tweet text email link on Facebook on Twitter via text message on LinkedIn via email https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2023/10/tyson-fury-vs-francis-ngannou-open-workout-live-stream-video October 25, 2023 12:30 pm ET RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Tyson Fury, Francis Ngannou and the remainder of Saturday’s “Battle of the Baddest” boxing card will take part in open workouts Wednesday, and MMA Junkie […]

Video: Boxers offer keys to success for Francis Ngannou against Tyson Fury

Share this article share tweet text email link on Facebook on Twitter via text message on LinkedIn via email https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2023/10/video-boxers-offer-keys-to-success-for-francis-ngannou-against-tyson-fury Matthew Wells and Mike Bohn October 25, 2023 12:00 pm ET RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is just days away from the toughest test of his combat sports career. Making […]

Video: What’s the takeaway from Alexander Volkanovski’s stoppage loss at UFC 294?

Alexander Volkanovski wanted to get one back against Islam Makhachev on short notice, but things went wrong quickly in his second opportunity to win a second UFC title. The UFC featherweight champion stepped in on less than two weeks’ notice to replace Charles Oliveira, who could not compete against Islam Makhachev in the UFC 294 […]