Interviews

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.…

Gillian Robertson: Valentina Shevchenko is ‘so far ahead’ at 125-pounds, the division needs to build up more

Valentina Shevchenko (16-3) is primed for a long reign at 125-pounds. The former women’s bantamweight title challenger finally got to compete at her preferred weight last year when the women’s flyweight division was introduced. She would go on to maul…

Petr Yan hopes John Dodson ‘won’t try to bicycle and ride away’ at UFC Fight Night 145 in Prague

Despite making his UFC debut less than eight months ago, Russian bantamweight Petr Yan is already highly favored to reach the top of the 135-pound division. In 2018, Yan was undefeated in three outings, finishing Teruto Ishihara and Douglas Silva…

Nik Lentz ‘had to go straight to Google’ when offered his UFC on ESPN 1 opponent

Before his fight on February 17, Nik Lentz sat down with John Hyon Ko of The Body Lock to discuss all things UFC on ESPN 1. Nik Lentz squares off against Scott “Hot Sauce” Holtzman to open up the prelims…

Roan Carneiro talks rolling session with Conor McGregor, not ruling out becoming new head coach

Former UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor recently made headlines when he was in attendance along with his son at the 2019 Super Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. But from the world of mixed martial arts, there were…

Sam Alvey excited to fight on first pay-per-view at UFC 234, hopes to emulate Dan Henderson

Light heavyweight Sam Alvey (33-11-1) will be competing in his 17th UFC fight when he faces Jim Crute on short-notice at UFC 234 in Melbourne, Australia this weekend. That means he averages over four fights a year as he enters…

No time like the present: Nadia Kassem isn’t your next ‘Plain Jane Aussie’

For young fighters that are starting their careers, timing is truly everything. As everyone is different, it means that some progress faster or slower than others. Sometimes a fighter may be fast-tracked when they should have taken it slower, perhaps…

Alberto Mina considering moving weight classes, wants to be more active in 2019

Alberto Mina is ready to return to the UFC’s octagon in March or April this year. The Brazilian welterweight has been with the UFC since 2014 but has only made it to the cage on four occasions thus far. Most…

Volkan Oezdemir has recovered from injuries; plans to bounce back in 2019

Last year was one that Volkan Oezdemir would like to forget. Despite an impressive 2017 campaign that propelled him to a light heavyweight title shot against Daniel Cormier, the Swiss knockout artist (14-3) was thoroughly dominated by the former Olympic…

Max Griffin aiming to crack top 10 in 2019 starting with win over Thiago Alves at UFC Fight Night 144

UFC welterweight Max Griffin’s goal for 2019 is to enter the top 10 of the rankings, and the first step in reaching that goal is defeating former title challenger Thiago Alves. Griffin (14-5) will be returning to the octagon against…