Former UFC light heavyweight champion and future UFC Hall of Famer Vitor Belfort isn’t particularly happy with reports that he’s seeking an easy fight in his farewell appearance.
Belfort today took to social media to refute that he’s looking to face a pushover in what he insists will be the final fight of a 20-plus-year career.
“I saw the press has released that I asked for an easier fight,” Belfort wrote on Instagram. “That said, let me remind you all my last
- As the UFC settles into an era of new ownership, retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to look at what’s changed, what hasn’t, and what it means for MMA’s future in this week’s Trading Shots.
Downes: Ben, when WME-IMG bought the UFC this past July, there was a lot of uncertainty. Everyone had a lot of theories about how things might change, but nobody had any real evidence.
Now that we’ve had some time to see how the new owne
- In all the important ways it was your typical Tonya Evinger fight. It was messy and brutish. It took place mostly on the ground. It featured at least one move that seemed like something a particularly sadistic big sister would pull on an unfortunate and long-suffering sibling. And of course there was the most typical aspect of the whole thing: It ended with Evinger winning.
If you throw out her last fight with Yana Kunitskaya (and the Missouri Office of Athletics says you should, since it overtu
- Filed under: NewsAustralian featherweight Megan Anderson is now an undisputed Invicta FC champion.
Formerly an interim title holder, Anderson (8-2) was officially granted undisputed status prior to Saturday’s Invicta FC 22 event at Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. Invicta FC officials made the move following former champ Cristiane Justino’s decision to vacate the title in hopes of securing a UFC title shot.
“I’m definitely excited,” Anderson said on Saturda
- Tonya Evinger was certainly feeling good following Saturday’s Invicta FC 22, but that wasn’t the case going in.
After choking out Yana Kunitskaya (9-3-1) to keep the promotion’s 135-pound belt in the rematch of a controversial – and ultimately overturned – first encounter, Evinger (19-5-1) told interviewer Laura Sanko that she felt “slow and sluggish” throughout the scrap.
Later, the ever-honest champ explained why she wasn’t at her best.