DALLAS — Fans can be forgiven if they don’t fully believe it’s happening until both men are standing in the cage.
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It appears that — finally — Georges St. Pierre is returning to the UFC.
For most skiers, any day in the mountains feels like a celebration of the sport they love.
NEW YORK — Conor McGregor entered uncharted territory on Saturday night, becoming the first fighter ever to hold two UFC championships at the same time.
The UFC’s Canadian office was hit by massive layoffs on Wednesday, with an estimated 80% of the Toronto employees being let go.
So the UFC is officially being sold for a whole lot of money.
For a second, imagine that Saturday night's UFC 188 had taken place anywhere other than Mexico City.
Interim champion Fabricio Werdum shocked fight fans on Saturday night, silencing an emotional Mexico City crowd by submitting Cain Velasquez with a guillotine in the third round at UFC 188.
If the UFC's flyweight division has a Demetrious Johnson problem, Henry Cejudo could be the solution. The 28-year-old was set to fight for only the third time in his short UFC career on Saturday night at UFC 188, but a win might mean his fourth bout will be for the flyweight crown.
As a rule, Cain Velasquez lets his fists do the talking.
Listen to enough UFC middleweights, and you begin to get the feeling that all of them were rooting for Chris Weidman to deliver a beating on Vitor Belfort last weekend at UFC 187.
Chris Weidman could be one of the UFC’s biggest stars. In any other sport, he’d be the poster boy.
When Donald Cerrone on Wednesday was asked about his opponent at UFC 187, he described Canadian John Makdessi as being in a “win-win-win-win” situation.
Whatever happens Saturday night in Manila, Mark Munoz will walk away from the UFC as the envy of many of his peers.
The UFC got this one right.
Saturday night’s UFC 186 card was always going to sink or swim based on the Canadians on the card.
Even on a weekend when he won’t be getting anywhere near the octagon, the UFC spotlight seems to shine brightest on Georges St. Pierre.
Demetrious Johnson may not sell as many pay-per-views as other UFC champions.
Even compared to the on-and-off relationships many of his contemporaries have had with the UFC, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson’s road to UFC 186 has been full of unlikely twists and turns.
As recently as 2013, UFC pay-per-views were a common occurrence in Canada.