UFC heavyweight Ruslan Magomedov and featherweight Zubaira Tukhugov both failed an anti-doping test, and have accepted a two-year suspension.
Yoel Romero’s manager Malki Kawa: “I think there’s a case to be made that this guy might be the greatest middleweight of all time.”
Michael Bisping: I’m not trying to knock any of the officials, but really happy Valentines Day … they shouldn’t allow that to happen in future.”
Roy Nelson: “I’m going to talk in the third person and go out there and say ‘Big Country’ is going to beat him up.
Luek Rockhold: “When I was first getting excited about the opposite sex, fragrance was the thing. If you look good, you smell good and you feel good.”
Devin Powell: “Share this and help me get the ball rolling on my next fight and follow my journey… pun intended.”
Joe Rogan: “My heart. Be still my heart. They might do that. Oh my god. My heart. My heart. I can’t take it. My heart is flying out of my chest.”
Things should be clearer after Jones appears at a California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) for a hearing Feb. 27 in Anaheim.
Rashad Evans: “I took too many years off my fighting career arguing with Dana … but at the end of the day, it didn’t matter that much. I just lost time.”
On May 6, RIZIN FF will be kicking off their first event of the year; it will be headlined by former UFC contenders Kyoji Horiguchi vs. ‘Uncle Creepy’ Ian McCall.
This Friday, Justin Wren heads to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with Super Bowl champ Chris Long from the Philadelphia Eagles to wingman his water initiative Waterboys
Malki Kawa: “If USADA is a respectable organization, which I think that they are … I’d like to say about a 95-percent chance [he fights in 2018].”
Chuck Liddell: “It’s still a possibility, for sure. … It depends on who they offer. I’m down for just about anything.”
Matt Mitrione: “I think I should be the favorite – I think I’ve earned that. … We’re going to see if I’m the most dangerous person in Bellator – or not.”
The latest FIght Motion is for UFC 220, and it included Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold trading until only the stronger man was standing.
Kajan Johnson: “I have no problem with EA, I have no problem with the game, I got a problem with the UFC.”
Benson Henderson, Jake Shields, and Marcin Held are among the tremendous talent submission hunting at Polaris 6 on Saturday, live on UFC Fight Pass.
Samy Al-Jamal: “We, Jordanians, are hungry for MMA, we love the sport and we’ve been on an MMA strike for quite a long time now and a lot of good fighters ready to perform.”
Tyron Woodley: “I don’t think many people are going to aspire to be the champion when they see how champions are treated.”
Curtis Blaydes: “If the UFC allows me to get to that fourth fight without a decent offer … I’ll listen to Bellator.”