Former UFC lightweight Josh Thomson expected to join Bellator MMA
Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson is expected to sign with Bellator MMA after the UFC declined to give him a new contract.
According to sources with knowledge of the situation, the UFC declined to offer Thomson a new contract once his most recent one expired following his loss to Tony Ferguson last month. As a result, Thomson is close to finalizing a new deal with Bellator MMA, which would reunite him with his long-time promoter Scott Coker. That new contract is expected to be announced in the coming days.
Raphael Assuncao forced to undergo ankle surgery after all
Raphael Assuncao's injury woes continues.
The bantamweight contender will undergo surgery on his right ankle this Thursday in Atlanta, his manager Danny Rubenstein informed MMAFighting.com. Assuncao injured the same ankle back in December but was told he did not need surgery. However, he was recently forced to go back in a boot after he was informed he rushed back to training too soon and the ankle didn't properly heal. After several weeks in a boot, he was then informed by doctors that he would require surgery after all.
Champion Boxer Amir Khan Enters the MMA Fray with Super Fight League
Decorated world boxing champion Amir Khan has stepped into the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) business as a new owner and promoter of world championship MMA sports franchise Super Fight League.
Khan, a former, two-time world champion, will join a new, blue-chip ownership and management team dedicated to expanding the former India-based Super Fight League’s footprint in the U.S., beginning with a television distribution agreement that the company expects to announce soon...
Attorney conflict forces another delay to Nick Diaz’s NSAC hearing
As it turns out, Nick Diaz won’t go in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission during the commission’s Thursday meeting in Las Vegas.
After the NSAC this past week confirmed Diaz (26-10 MMA, 7-7 UFC) and ex-middleweight champ Anderson Silva (34-6 MMA, 17-2 UFC), Diaz’s rep said his attorney has a conflict that day and can’t attend...
Invicta FC 14 fight card announced with new main event
Tonya Evinger will defend her bantamweight title at Invicta FC 14.
Evinger will square off against undefeated Pannie Kianzad at the Municipal Audtiorium in Kansas City, Mo., on Sept. 12, according to Invicta FC officials Monday.
Invicta strawweight champion Livia Renata Souza was slated to previously headline the event with Alexa Grasso, but Grasso suffered an injury...
Luke Barnatt signs with Italian-based Venator FC, will debut in December
After suffering his third straight loss in May against Mark Munoz, Luke Barnatt was issued his release from the UFC. Since that time the 27-year-old British fighter has been in a state of reflection as to what his next move should be.
On Monday, Barnatt appeared on The MMA Hour and talked about his short term plan, which includes fighting for an Italian promotion...