The Kichigin family is full of MMA devotees. Brothers Georgy, Grigoriy, and Viktor are all professional fighters, and their mother Anna Azovskaya is responsible for their training. The three fighters have nicknames like “Crusader,” “Knight,” and “The Lion of Pyatigorsk,” and their father apparently died in one of the…
Remember Momo, the 12-year-old who got booked for an MMA fight in Japan against an opponent twice her age? She choked out the 24-year-old in question in the first round.
Deadspin says it has signed a record-setting deal to promote a fight between boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
Joanna Jędrzejczyk fucking rules.
In retrospect, it’s amazing that Eddie Alvarez survived his fight against Dustin Poirier long enough for it to descend into madness.
The UFC held their summer press conference this afternoon in Dallas, formally announcing the long-awaited Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier rematch and giving a host of fighters a platform from which to talk wild shit. It was a huge mess, and not quite as fun as press conferences past.
There’s nothing wrong with Saturday night’s UFC heavyweight championship fight.
Earlier this year, Dana White announced the nonsensical decision to pit UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping against retired all-timer Georges St-Pierre in a middleweight fight, a weight at which GSP has never fought. That misguided dream is, mercifully, dead.
Deadspin hero Nate Diaz spent an hour with Ariel Helwani this afternoon on a special edition of The MMA Hour. It did not disappoint. Let’s run through the highlights.
This article was originally published in the December 2011 issue of Playboy and is featured in Oney’s new anthology, A Man’s World. It appears here with the author’s permission.
Last year, Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov made his young sons take part in staged MMA fights against other children their age. His sons fought against other 9-, 10-, and 11-year-olds is what resembled a full-on UFC event, which meant small gloves and no protective headgear. He caught heat from Russia’s most famous…
The professional MMA world will soon be blessed with a second Northcutt.
Lloyd Kevin Smith, the varsity baseball coach at Indian River Central School in upstate New York, was arrested on charges of child endangerment last Friday for a locker room demonstration that accidentally went too far.
Last Saturday, Buffalo hosted its first UFC event since 1995, and Long Island’s very own middleweight contender, Chris Weidman, got to fight Gegard Mousasi in a co-main event bout. Mousasi was introduced by Bruce Buffer to a light smattering of boos, while Weidman was hailed with deafening chants of “U-S-A! U-S-A!”…
The main event of tomorrow’s UFC 210 card in Buffalo is a light heavyweight title fight match between Daniel Cormier and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. Cormier won the first fight, but the rematch almost didn’t happen after Cormier initially missed weight this morning.
You may remember that UFC golden boy Sage Northcutt tried his hand at trash talking before his December fight against Mickey Gall. Highlights included, “I’m going out there to win, and that’s how it is,” and “Sometimes people ask for things, and they gotta be careful what they say.”
A Las Vegas jury found former MMA fighter War Machine (born Jon Koppenhaver) guilty today on 29 charges for when he brutally beat ex-girlfriend Christy Mack and her male friend Corey Thomas back in 2014. The jury deliberated for a day and a half before finding War Machine guilty of most of the charges, including …
The retirement of Georges St-Pierre, the longtime UFC welterweight champion and something like a consensus pick for the greatest fighter of all time, was as close as the sport of MMA gets to a happy ending.
It’s been more than two years since culture hero Nick Diaz last fought, and more than five since he last won, but he remains Nick Diaz. While there’s not much to this quick interview with TMZ, note the highly Diaz-esque logic behind his argument that middleweight champion Michael Bisping should fight Diaz at a…