Interviews

Gilbert Burns would ‘love’ opportunity to fight Ben Askren

UFC lightweight and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, Gilbert Burns, is not a big fan of popular new UFC welterweight, Ben Askren. Askren (19-0, 1 NC) recently made his promotional debut with the UFC, facing Burns’ teammate, Robbie Lawler, at UFC…

Gilbert Burns gunning for Charles Oliveira or Alexander Hernandez at UFC Fort Lauderdale

Brazilian lightweight Gilbert Burns (14-3) is coming off of a dominant win over the ever-tough Olivier Aubin-Mercier at UFC 231. Burns spoke with The Body Lock recently about his ideal opponents, fighting in Fort Lauderdale, his upcoming jiu-jitsu matches, and more.…

James Krause discusses Megan Anderson win at UFC 232, state of the division

Closing out the UFC calendar year was the big UFC 232 event which featured several big match-ups across all divisions. With much buzz and excitement leading up to the fights, there was only one story that majorly took away from…

Alex Morono plans to take Zak Ottow’s soul at UFC Wichita

The stakes are high for Alex Morono when he makes his eighth UFC appearance this weekend. The 28-year-old welterweight from Houston, Texas, will be competing against Zak Ottow on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 146 in Wichita, Kansas.…

Drew Dober discusses being in the moment, facing Beneil Dariush at UFC Wichita, and sparring with Justin Gaethje

Drew Dober is amped up for 2019. The UFC lightweight is riding a three-fight win streak and signed with a new sports agency group (Ballengee Group) to kick off the new year. This weekend he’ll be taking on Beneil Dariush…

The Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos story: Verbalizing via strikes

It’s easy for a division to consistently find itself being showcased the way that the welterweight class is when there are so many extremely talented individuals residing within it. At UFC 235 just this most recent weekend, the division’s title…

Louis Smolka discusses almost walking away from MMA, moving up a weight class in 2019

Back in 2016, four years into his mixed martial arts career, Louis Smolka was on a tear. The former PXC flyweight champion had amassed a record of 11-1 and won five fights in the UFC since signing with the promotion…

Bursting onto the scene: ‘Austrian Wonderboy’ Ismail Naurdiev

This past weekend the UFC touched down in the Czech Republic for UFC Prague, therefore making it the very first time that they’ve done so. As is the norm for every card outside of the US, the UFC likes to…

Mike Grundy talks comparisons with Darren Till, transition ahead of UFC London

They both might be from England, but that’s where the similarities between teammates and friends Darren Till and Mike Grundy end when it comes to being mixed martial artists. Grundy (11-1) will be making his long-awaited debut inside the Octagon…

Matt Schnell: ‘Unbecoming’ TJ Dillashaw had no respect for Henry Cejudo, flyweight division

Henry Cejudo’s win over TJ Dillashaw is still being debated to this day. Cejudo successfully defended his UFC Flyweight Championship against Dillashaw with a first-round TKO win in their champion vs. champion bout at UFC Fight Night 143 last month.…