Day: June 15, 2019

Juan Archuleta on T.J. Dillashaw’s USADA violation: ‘As a team, we paid for it’

By Nick Baldwin@NickBaldwinMMA Juan Archuleta said T.J. Dillashaw’s USADA violation has created a “stigma” surrounding their team, that everyone uses performance-enhancing drugs — which, Archuleta assured, is not the case. ‘The Spaniard,’ who meets Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 222, trains with Dillashaw, a former UFC bantamweight champion, at The Treigning […]

Arum hoping Spence vs. Crawford fight can get made in fall

By Chris Williams Bob Arum says he wants to make the unification fight between Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. for the fall. Arum doubts Spence faces WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter or Saul Canelo Alvarez. He doesn’t see either of those fights happening. Spence (25-0, 21 KOs) is holding back on signing for a match […]

Neiman Gracie: Rory MacDonald has very good jiu-jitsu but it’s not better than mine

By Damon Martin@DamonMartin Neiman Gracie always intended to fight at Bellator 222, but he wasn’t sure if his opponent would be welterweight champion Rory MacDonald. MacDonald’s last fight against Jon Fitch in late April ended in a majority draw after a five-round battle. Following the fight, MacDonald cast doubts on whether he would compete again […]

Timothy Bradley Jr on possible comeback: ‘Amir Khan don’t want none of this’

By Scott Christ@scblh1 Former two-division titleholder and current ESPN analyst Timothy Bradley Jr has been the subject of comeback rumors for a bit, mostly focusing on a possible score-settling with old media rival Amir Khan. Bradley addressed that during Fury-Schwarz fight week. On being in shape for a comeback “No, […]