The UFC is yet to announce when Ronda Rousey would return to the Octagon after the first loss in her MMA career to Holly Holm in the main event at UFC 193 on November of last year. However, fans of the prized fighter from all over the world have been hopeful to see Rowdy back in action before the year ends.
In fact, UFC President Dana White was one of those who is looking forward to the 29-year-old's next fight. For the past few months, he was quite presumptive that it would likely to happen by November or December. As of late, White may have begun to doubt that Rousey's name will be included in the UFC 205 which will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York this Nov. 12.
"She has as much time off as she wants or needs. Obviously, I would love her to come back sooner than later so we'll see how that plays out but it wouldn't be a bad thing to roll into New York with Ronda but I just don't know if she's going to be ready," the President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship said during an interview with ESPN. more >>
In the world of combat sports, professional boxing and mixed martial arts are now taking center stage, and the possibility of two fighters from each sport clashing is one that keeps fans and critics on their toes.
And in recent weeks, MMA superstar Conor McGregor and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, Jr. have hinted at the chance that they would meet in a boxing event.
It has not been a secret that these two professionals are not fans of each other and they have made their statements regarding the fact that they can possibly meet in the future. more >>
Undefeated WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith is looking for the big fights out there. The young British professional boxer is coming off a 7th round knockout victory over his fellow Brit, Jimmy Kelly last December to retain his title. Although he's not looking past Predrag Radosevic in his scheduled defense in June, "Beefy" isn't shy when it came to his desire to fight Kell Brook sometime this year.
The 27-year-old said that Kell Brook is the fight he wants; referring to his countryman, who happens to be the current IBF welterweight champion. As per Fight News, Smith admits he and Brook are acquainted and that he's a good guy.
"But it's a fight that people would love to see," he added. more >>
Defending champions Golden State Warriors are looking to bounce back from their previous loss as they head to Game 2 of their semi-finals series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Game 2 of the said series is slated to take place on Wednesday, May 18, at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.
In Game 1, it was the duo of superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook that powered their team to victory, ending the game with a final score of 108-102.
Durant dropped a double-double, scoring 26 points, ten rebounds, and three assists, shooting 10-30 from the field, through 45 minutes of playing time. Westbrook also put up a double-double of his own, scoring 27 points, along with 12 assists and six rebounds, through 40 minutes of playing time. more >>
In the second game of their three-match series, the Baltimore Orioles try to bounce back as they face the Seattle Mariners at the Camden Yards in Major League Baseball. The matchup is on May 18, 2016 at 7:05 PM ET.
It is a battle of two of the top teams in the American League as the Orioles continue to lead the AL – East with a 23-14 record while the Mariners are at the top of the AL – West with a 22-16 pip so far in the series.
However, looking at the first game between the two, it would seem that the Orioles are struggling team and were thoroughly beat by a better squad. more >>
Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will not be pushing through with his rematch against current titleholder Luke Rockhold.
According to a report by ESPN, Weidman was forced out of his June 4th bout at UFC 199 at the Forum in California, due to a still undisclosed injury. Weidman's fight against Rockhold was the scheduled headliner for the night. Weidman and Rockhhold first fought at UFC 194 in Las Vegas last December, as the co-headliner of the night.
Rockhold finished Weidman in a gruesome, bloody manner in the fourth round of the fight, marking the third change of hands of the middleweight title in three years. Weidman won the title in 2013, after defeating former long-time champion Anderson Silva. more >>