Image: The42.ie UFC president Dana White explained why he’s keeping the location of UFC 249 a secret despite the event being less than two weeks away from happening. White announced the full card for UFC 249 on Monday, which includes a tremendous interim lightweight title bout between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje at the top
9:37 PM ET A man has been charged after he entered the Nebraska home of UFC fighter Anthony Smith unlawfully early Sunday morning, according to police. Luke Haberman was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal trespass, a misdemeanor, according to Sgt. Wayne Hudson of the Douglas County (Nebraska) Sheriff’s office. Smith said in an interview
Image via UFC’s Twitter account The updated card for UFC 249 has rolled out. On April 18, the UFC will be holding an event at a location that still has not been unveiled. The promotion announced that the new main event will be Tony Ferguson taking on Justin Gaethje for the interim UFC lightweight title.
Of all the crazy, stupid things a person can do, breaking into the home of a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter — a recent Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight title contender — is pretty high up the list. But, that’s apparently what Luke Haberman did at 4 a.m. local time in Omaha, Nebraska,
Dana White securing private island for UFC fights: ‘As of April 18, the UFC is back up and running’ [embedded content] UFC president Dana White on Monday unveiled not only a new main event between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje, but the entire revamped UFC 249 fight card. Hours later, White conducted an interview with
UFC president Dana White is working on securing a private island for upcoming UFC cards and also said fighters at UFC 249 will be tested for coronavirus. TMZ Sports reported on Monday night that White is close to locking up a private island to host upcoming UFC events. This would not include UFC 249 and
6:36 PM ET Justin Gaethje‘s tweet Monday after news broke that he signed to fight Tony Ferguson in the main event of UFC 249 reflected his understanding of his reality and the spirit that makes him one of the most feared fighters in the UFC. The G-rated version of his tweet was: I’m terrified, and
Image Credit: Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Those hoping Kamaru Usman would step in and fight at UFC 249 will not get their wish. Usman had expressed interest in competing on April 18. The card is still without a location as of this writing and has a new main event featuring Tony Ferguson and
Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta have reached deep in their pockets to donate a substantial sum to aide in the coronarivus relief efforts, dishing out $1 million to Nevada’s emergency response fund. That’s according to TV station KSNV (via MMA Junkie), who also revealed that the billionaire brothers would forego their salaries during the pandemic. As
On Monday, the Ultimate Fighting Champion announced that UFC 249 would proceed as scheduled on April 18 with Justin Gaethje stepping in to face Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title. Following the announcement, fighters reacted to the new UFC 249 main event via social media. TRENDING > Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje title fight
Mike Winkeljohn believes we may be seeing 20-plus fights on a UFC event to make up for the postponed events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the coronavirus shutting down the sports world, the UFC was forced to postpone three events and the status of the upcoming cards is unknown. But, Dana White has been
6:51 AM ET Roman ModrowskiESPN.com The Ericsson Globe arena in Stockholm, Sweden, was empty, save for a few fighters shadow boxing and getting a feel for the Octagon in the middle of the floor. Suddenly, one of the fighters scaled a side of the cage and straddled it, feigning a celebration, raising No. 1 with
Image Credit: UFC’s Twitter account UFC 249 may have a new location set in stone soon. ESPN reports that the UFC brass believes a new location will be finalized for the April 18 event and it’ll likely be on the West Coast of the United States. UFC 249 was initially set to take place inside
UFC President Dana White was named in a civil lawsuit filed on Friday as the alleged “prominent Las Vegas businessman” who was victimized in a $200,000 sex-tape extortion case, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Ernesto Joshua Ramos pleaded guilty to criminal charges for extortion in federal court in 2015, serving 366 days in prison.
Welcome to Midnight Mania! The dream is over. As recently as yesterday, hope was (barely) alive. Khabib Nurmagomedov came out with a comment about finishing up his training and still being ready to fight if the details could be figured out for UFC 249, which is now just 11 days away. However, when a fake
Image via @paigevanzant on Instagram UFC standout Paige VanZant and her husband Austin Vanderford have developed a new hobby during the Covid-19 quarantine and that is taking “artistic” nude photos. VanZant, who is a staple of the UFC flyweight and strawweight divisions, and Vanderford, who is a rising star in the Bellator middleweight division, started
Image Credit: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images T.J. Dillashaw knows he isn’t owed anything but he has been told by the UFC brass that he’ll receive a title shot upon his return. Dillashaw is serving a two-year suspension under USADA for EPO use. Dillashaw will be eligible to compete again in Jan. 2021.
2:03 PM ET Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt says he’s recovered from the kidney issues that forced him to pull out of a scheduled fight against Raphael Assuncao last month, and he is looking forward to booking a fight as soon as the UFC resumes operations following coronavirus-related postponements. Garbrandt is even considering booking