Day: February 13, 2018

Frankie Edgar explains why he accepted non-title fight against Brian Ortega at UFC 222

MMAfighting.com By Shaun Al-Shatti@shaunalshatti   Frankie Edgar’s road back to gold grew even more snakebitten earlier this month when featherweight champion Max Holloway was forced to withdraw from the pair’s rescheduled title fight at UFC 222 after suffering a leg injury in training. The bad news arrived just three months after Edgar’s first scheduled meeting with […]

Garcia vs Rios: Fight preview and matchup

Badlefthook.com By Scott Christ   Danny Garcia Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images Record: 33-1 (19 KO) … Streak: L1 … Last 5: 4-1 … Last 10: 9-1 … Stance: Orthodox … Height/Reach: 5’8½” / 68½” … Age: 29 Thoughts: Garcia is a former 140- and 147-pound titleholder coming off of the first loss of his career, a fairly dull split decision in a highly-anticipated bout with […]

Morning Report: Urijah Faber reveals he’s still in USADA testing pool, open to comeback for ‘a big opportunity’

MMAfighting.com By Jed Meshew@JedKMeshew  In MMA, fighter retirements rarely stick for good, especially the first time. So when UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber announced he was hanging up the gloves at the end of 2016, many suspected the still spry bantamweight might eventually eventually make his way back into the Octagon once […]