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Dequan Townsend is setting the record straight on his recent USADA suspension. After making his UFC debut on just three days’ notice in a losing effort against Dalcha Lungiambula last June, the 33-year-old middleweight was informed by the USADA that his in-competition urine sample tested positive for benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, and norfentanyl, a metabolite of fentanyl. It was recently announced that Townsend had accepted and served a six-month suspension for the drug test...

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LAS VEGAS – Roxanne Modafferi was a 6-to-1 underdog entering UFC 246, but she didn’t let that faze her. At this point in her career, Modafferi (24-16 MMA, 3-4 UFC) is well-acquainted with the underdog label. Like she’s done so many times before, Modafferi pulled off the upset Saturday. “The Happy Warrior” defeated highly-touted 21-year-old flyweight Maycee Barber by unanimous decision in the featured prelim bout. “This win was super gratifying,” Modafferi told reporters backstage...

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After taking out Nate Diaz at UFC 244 in New York City over a month ago to become the “baddest motherfucker” in mixed martial arts (MMA), Jorge Masvidal shifted his attention to the boxing world. And he started at the very top, calling out Canelo Alvarez, who knocked out Sergey Kovalev to become the WBO Light Heavyweight champion the same night Jorge won the “BMF” strap. Four weeks after Jorge’s callout, Alvarez has finally taken...

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TAMPA, Fla. – Former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk addresses concerns about her ability to make weight for Saturday’s UFC Tampa. She tells fans to “stay calm” about the situation and says she has two days left to make the 116-pound limit. She also talks about the strawweight title picture, her thoughts on champ Weili Zhang, and her fight against Michelle Waterson. Source link via Danny Segura / MMA Fighting – All Posts

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk plans on making weight and fighting on Saturday night. The former UFC strawweight champion, who’s booked to take on Michelle Waterson in the main event of Saturday’s UFC event in Tampa Fla., took to Instagram stories to address the recent reports from Combate that suggested she was struggling to get down to the strawweight limit of 116 pounds for Friday morning’s weigh-ins, putting in jeopardy her key strawweight bout. In a series of...

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UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn has broken his silence about a pair of video showing a street fight he was involved in, expressing regret for his role while denying he was completely at fault. Penn echoed the sentiments of a longtime family representative who previously told MMA Junkie that Penn was trying to calm an angry acquaintance outside a bar on Hawaii’s Big Island when he was repeatedly struck and knocked down. Penn said...