Khamzat Chimaev appears to announce retirement, but Dana White says star ‘emotional,’ will return

Khamzat Chimaev appeared to announce his retirement from MMA three weeks after lingering COVID-19 symptoms forced him to withdraw from UFC Vegas 21. But UFC President Dana White said the rising UFC welterweight star is actually readying for a June comeback. Chimaev wrote on Instagram (translated from Russian), “Thank you all so much for supporting […]

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Aljamain Sterling: Petr Yan has ‘beaten up a lot of old men,’ I want to ‘prove he’s been the paper champ this entire time’

Aljamain Sterling knows he should have already competed for UFC gold. Following a four-fight win streak including victories over a trio of top 15 ranked opponents, the New York native was considered one of the best bantamweights in the world when the UFC had to crown a new 135-pound champion following Henry Cejudo’s retirement. Sterling […]

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