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Maintaining status quo on how judges score MMA fights would be insane | Opinion

(Editor’s note: This is a guest column written for MMA Junkie.) “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” That’s the old adage anyway, and it pretty much describes what we see happening in MMA today. Hardly a weekend passes where fights don’t...

Daniel Cormier: Conor McGregor should fight Nate Diaz, but will end up fighting Michael Chandler

Daniel Cormier has narrowed down Conor McGregor’s options for his next fight. McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) is on the mend after he broke his fibula in a TKO loss to Dustin Poirier in July 2021 and has been called out by an array of fighters, from ex-UFC lightweight champion...

ABC president responds to Dominick Cruz, other judging critics: ‘The people we use are highly qualified’

Judging and officiating in MMA has long been a hot topic, but recent high-profile decisions have cast an even brighter spotlight on the regulatory side of combat sports. In the wake of closely-contested and highly-debated decisions of Carla Esparza vs. Rose Namajunas, Logan Storley vs. Michael Page, and Ketlen...

Tony Ferguson: ‘I would love to be able to fight Dustin Poirier’ in a stand-up battle

" Tony Ferguson isn’t looking to take a step back in competition after four consecutive losses. Ferguson (25-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC), who was on the receiving end of a Knockout of the Year candidate against Michael Chandler at UFC 274 earlier this month, is in a difficult stretch of...

Gilbert Burns feels he’s ‘becoming a draw’ in the UFC, wants Covington or Masvidal next

" MIAMI – Gilbert Burns feels it’s time he gets a bit choosy with the type of opposition he should face next. The former UFC title challenger has historically welcomed all challenges regardless of their ranking, but that’s changing. Burns (20-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) believes he’s deserving of a...

Khabib Nurmagomedov puzzled by Cain Velasquez’s imprisonment: ‘What about other guy?’

Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn’t understand why Cain Velasquez is still in prison and why the man who allegedly molested a family member of Velasquez’s isn’t. The former UFC lightweight champion thinks Velasquez should’ve been granted bail after his arrest for an alleged shooting of Paul Bender back in March. Police say Velasquez...

UFC Fight Night 206 bonuses: War between Pereira, Ponzinibbio a no-brainer for Fight of the Night

LAS VEGAS – Six of the 11 fights at the UFC Apex on Saturday evening resulted in early finishes, giving the UFC decision-makers plenty of choices when it came time to issue bonuses. The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 206 between Michel Pereira and Santiago Ponzinibbio left a...

Twitter reacts to Ketlen Vieira’s narrow split decision vs. Holly Holm at UFC Fight Night 206

Ketlen Vieira got her hand raised, but some fighters and media members don’t think she should’ve. The Brazilian bantamweight contender picked up a split decision win over former UFC champion Holly Holm in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 206 in Las Vegas. The judges’ scorecards read...

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