Israel Adesanya arrested at JFK airport for metal knuckles

Israel Adesanya arrested at JFK airport for metal knuckles

Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya was arrested Wednesday at JFK Airport days after his UFC 281 loss to Alex Pereira. Adesanya was arrested for possession of metal knuckles, New York’s Port Authority Police Department (PAPD) spokesperson Lenis Valens told MMA Junkie on Wednesday. TMZ Sports was first to report the news. The arrest came … Read more

Michael Chandler gives hilarious health update to his kids

Michael Chandler gives hilarious health update to his kids

Michael Chandler is looking at things on the bright side. The former Bellator lightweight champion and current UFC contender uploaded a hilarious, touching update on his health following his Fight of the Night war against Dustin Poirier at UFC 281. Wearing an ice face mask, Chandler broke down to his two sons what went down … Read more

Ex-UFC title challenger ‘Rumble’ Johnson dies; MMA community die

Ex-UFC title challenger ‘Rumble’ Johnson dies;  MMA community die

Former UFC title challenger and legendary knockout artist Anthony Johnson has died. He was 38. News of Johnson’s death began circulating Sunday with social media postings by many prominent figures in the MMA community. His manager, Ali Abdelaziz, did not immediately return a message to MMA Junkie to confirm the news, but Bellator, the promotion … Read more

Twitter reacts to Frankie Edgar’s KO loss in retirement bout

Twitter reacts to Frankie Edgar’s KO loss in retirement bout

Share this article 344 shares share tweet text E-mail link on Facebook on Twitter via text message on LinkedIn by e-mail https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/lists/ufc-281-twitter-reacts-frankie-edgar-brutal-ko-loss-retirement-fight November 12, 2022 11:06 pm ET Frankie Edgar’s final career fight went as badly as it could on Saturday when he was knocked out cold by Chris Gutierrez at UFC 281. The former … Read more

Cain Velasquez granted lease; train UFC champ finally released

Cain Velasquez granted lease;  train UFC champ finally released

Cain Velasquez is a free man – for now. A Santa Clara County (Calif.) judge granted the former UFC heavyweight champion bail Tuesday after a pre-trial hearing that stretched nearly 13 hours over the course of two days. “This incident is extremely serious but appears to be isolated behavior by Mr. Velasquez,” Judge Arthur Bocanegra … Read more

Amanda Lemos stuns, TKOs Marina Rodriguez

Amanda Lemos stuns, TKOs Marina Rodriguez

LAS VEGAS – Amanda Lemos made a statement in her second UFC main event. Standing across from Marina Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night 214, Lemos (13-2-1 MMA, 7-2 UFC) knew the marquee strawweight bout had big implications for a potential title shot in the near future. Rodriguez (16-2-2 MMA, 6-2-2 UFC) entered as a winner … Read more

‘It looks like Volkanovski is next’ for Islam Makhachev

‘It looks like Volkanovski is next’ for Islam Makhachev

ABU DHABI – Islam Makhachev is just hours from winning the UFC lightweight title, and it looks like he’s already got his next opponent lined up. Makhachev submitted Charles Oliveira in the main event of UFC 280, thus winning the vacant title at 155 pounds. And during his in-cage, post-fight interview, Makhachev called out UFC … Read more

Rising star Paddy Pimblett meets Jared Gordon in December

Rising star Paddy Pimblett meets Jared Gordon in December

Paddy Pimblett’s fourth octagon appearance will come against Jared Gordon at UFC 282 in December. Pimblett (19-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC), the rising British star, will fight on a numbered card for the first time in his promotional tenure when he meets Gordon (19-5 MMA, 7-4 UFC) in a lightweight bout on the Dec. 10 card, … Read more