Here is the latest news after another pulsating weekend from the world of mixed martial arts…
Stipe Miocic reveals turning point against Daniel Cormier
New UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic revealed he beat Daniel Cormier once he stopped fighting ‘like a b****’.
The Cleveland-native was being out boxed by the pound-for-pound No.1 at UFC 241 for three rounds, before he began to dig a series of devastating left hooks to the body.
After slowing DC down, Miocic finished the veteran superbly forcing referee Herb Dean to step in as punches rained down in the fourth round.
And the new champion revealed exactly how he pulled off the comeback.
“Stop fighting like a bitch,” Miocic told the media at the evening’s post-fight presser when asked what was going through his head when Cormier was out-striking him.
“I was fighting like a bitch, I really was. To take nothing from D.C., he’s tough. He fought the best in the world, he beat the best in the world, and it just took me a little time to get my mojo, I just couldn’t feel it.
“One coach told me, ‘When you walked into that fourth round, I knew it was gonna be over. I just see it in your face, your swagger, your hips are moving, I knew it was gonna be good.’”
Anthony Pettis reveals gruesome injury after UFC 241 loss
Anthony Pettis may have lost a unanimous decision against Nate Diaz in California, but ‘Showtime’ was lucky to make it through the fight at all.
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Taking to Instagram after the pulsating welterweight scrap, Pettis uploaded a picture of his baldy swollen foot and revealed he had broken it in the first round.
This is not the first time the former lightweight champion has suffered an injury midway through a fight as he was forced to retire from his clash at UFC 229 with Tony Ferguson due to a broken hand.
He also received a conditional six-month suspension after that bout because of a nasal fracture.
Dana White reveals ruckus caused by Colby Covington
UFC president Dana White has revealed he had to intervene when several stars were agitated by the presence of welterweight contender Colby Covington.
The controversial star defeated Robbie Lawler in his previous contest and was one of a host of stars in attendance to watch the fights in Anaheim, California.
And with his Donald Trump hat on and UFC belt strapped to his shoulder, it seems as though the grappling specialist caused quite the disturbance.
“Everybody in that section kept fighting with Colby,” White said at the post-event news conference. “So security kept coming over to me 50 times to get him out of there. And I said, ‘No, everybody needs to start acting like (expletive) professionals because I don’t have another seat in this entire building.’
“… That (expletive) game you play in kindergarten was going on over there when I went over there. So I asked those guys (to) listen to me: ‘We’ve got a big night going on here. We have a big fight. I don’t need a fight breaking out with you knuckleheads. Stop it.’”
White confirmed that UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will return before 2019 comes to a close to defend his gold against Covington.
“Yeah, (expletive) will happen by the end of the year,” White said.