Ross Pearson Delays Wedding For UFC Fight Night
Ross Pearson has an extra incentive to beat Gray Maynard when they face off at the UFC Fight Night on Sunday, 17 August - he is getting married next month.
The Sunderland-born UFC lightweight will wed fiancée Kristie-Jane McKeon on the Australian Gold Coast in September but for now the focus is on the fight, not the wedding.
"She's out in Australia at the moment organising it all," Pearson told BBC Sport.
Lombard wants the winner of Saffiedine-MacDonald
With the UFC's welterweight division teeming with contenders, it's a choose your own adventure within the top ten while Robbie Lawler-Johny Hendricks II plays out. And right now, Hector Lombard, who sits at No. 6 in the UFC's media-driven rankings, has his eyes on UFC Fight Night 54, which takes place Oct. 4.
Jackson: Jones Injured By Training With Overeem
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones suffered a leg injury serious enough to bounce him from the UFC 178 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, scheduled for Sept. 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a result, his 205-pound title defense against Daniel Cormier will be shifted to UFC 182 in early 2015.
So, what happened?
Grant thought about retiring from concussion woes
It's strange talking to T.J. Grant. For a fighter who has lost out on not one, but two golden opportunities, he's in pretty good spirits. And for an athlete who is facing the worst injury situation of his career, he's in pretty good shape. Yet, that's his reality. He's done his best to manage everything that's gone wrong without it overrun and derail his still-promising career.