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Bellator 173: James Gallagher Q&A

Ahead of this weekend’s Bellator card in Belfast, Northern Ireland, FO caught up with the latest young irish sensation, unbeaten James Gallagher, ahead of his featherweight scrap with Israeli Kirill Medvedovsky. Q. How do you see this fight with Medvedovsky playing out? A. I am going to go in there straight away. I am going … Continued

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Editor’s Letter: Ronda Rousey cover issue

When it comes to global sporting superstars, they don’t come much bigger than Ronda Rousey right now. The first lady of mixed martial arts has transcended the sport to become an action movie star, celebrity and role model for women around the world. The clamor for media time with the UFC women’s bantamweight champion eclipses any other athlete in UFC history. … Continued

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Bellator 172: Fedor Emelianenko Q&A

Fedor Emelianenko, the greatest heavyweight in MMA history, returns to the cage this weekend at Bellator 172, headlining the main event in San Jose, California against Matt Mitrione. Yesterday, ‘The Last Emperor’ went head-to-head with the MMA media… What has changed since your glory days? “The only thing I can say for sure is that … Continued

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Bellator 172: Matt Mitrione Q&A

Matt Mitrione gets the opportunity of a lifetime to claim the biggest scalp in heavyweight MMA this weekend when Russian icon Fedor Emelianenko returns to the cage for their Bellator 172 main event in San Jose, California. Yesterday, Mitrione met with some of the MMA media to explain how he’s prepared for the biggest fight … Continued

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Manager hits back at Silva critics

Long-time manager Jorge Guimaraes claims it’s “ridiculous” how people think Anderson Silva lost against Derek Brunson in UFC 208 co-main event in Brooklyn, New York last weekend. In his opinion, ‘The Spider’ won all three rounds – including the third – as Brunson ran away from engaging with the former champion. “The fight was 30-27 … Continued

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Mayweather TKO’s McGregor talk

The billion dollar fight that has the world enamored is no closer to being made, despite unsubstantiated reports in the British tabloids yesterday. Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor both TKO’d rumors their big-money boxing match was close to being announced with separate social media posts in Las Vegas last night. Mayweather, who stoked flames of … Continued

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UFC 208 Hangover – Brooklyn replayed

History was made in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. The first ever UFC featherweight women’s champion was crowned, although that first was overshadowed by what was a largely disappointing PPV card marred by a dismal run of matches, some questionable matchmaking and an inept third man. Nine of the 10 fights that made it … Continued

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UFC 208 Q&A: Jared Cannonier

Ahead of Saturday night’s PPV event in Brooklyn, New York, Fighters Only went toe-to-toe with light heavyweight ‘Killa Gorilla’ Jared Cannonier as he closes in on his potential breakthrough fight against former title challenger Glover Teixeira. Q. You went 7-0 fighting out of Alaska, then debuted in the UFC in Las Vegas. What was that … Continued

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Brunson looking to KO Anderson

Derek Brunson is planning on knocking out Anderson Silva in the co-main event at UFC 208, as he aims to reestablish his own title credentials in the red-hot middleweight division. A self-confessed fan of the Brazilian great, Brunson actually disregards the fact ‘The Spider’ doesn’t have a win on his record since October 2012, putting … Continued

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Holm out to prove herself all over again

Holly Holm, the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion, gets the opportunity to make MMA history this weekend in the main event at UFC 208, yet admits she’ll be performing like it’s the last bout of her illustrious fighting career when the Octagon door closes in Brooklyn. In the absence of the planet’s leading 145lb female … Continued

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