Whats the latest story? Well anytime you need an update on the latest news in the world of MMA then your at the right place here at the MMAGateway –
Sunday 7th January 2019
JONES READY FOR SMITH AND WOODLEY SET FOR USMAN AT UFC 235!
Two big fight announcements are circling in early 2019 for the UFC as it seems that Jon Jones is already set to face Anthony Smith after the two had a verbal disagreement on air recently. UFC 235 March 2nd for that one in Las Vegas as long as Jones can get his licence.
But also on the same card we have had it confirmed that Tyron Woodley will defned his Welterweight belt against Kamaru Usman in an exciting bout! See these tweets below –
Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith is set for UFC 235 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on March 2nd. This is contingent on the Nevada State Athletic Commission granting Jones his licence.https://t.co/0zWD3zBkd7
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) January 6, 2019
Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman is a done deal for UFC 235 on 3/2, sources say. If all goes according to plan the fight will serve as co-main for Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith. However, unlike Woodley-Usman, Jones-Smith isn’t signed yet. Jones has to get his license on 1/29 first.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 6, 2019
Tuesday 30th December 2018
JONES ENDS 2018 ON A HIGH AND NUNES BRUTALLY FINISHES CYBORG!
Wow im still buzzing after UFC 232 where Jon Jones reclaimed his UFC Light Heavyweight championship after stopping Alexander Gustaffson by 3rd round TKO –
Then in teh co main event we had the true Holy Shit moment when Amanda Nunes KOed Cris Cyborg in one round. Listen to Cyborg speak about it with class after the loss and Jones’s post fight speech where he calls out DC! –
Tuesday 4th December 2018
LESLIE SMITH KEEPS DRIVING FIGHTER RIGHTS INTO THE MAINSTREAM!
I have a lot of respect for Leslie Smith, if there was an MMA union tomorrow she would be a big player in it.
I see her as the queen of fighter rights, being more vocal in her career then most fighters male or female. I salute you Leslie, keep the fire burning!
Yes @LeslieSmith_GF keep getting more mainstream attention on the matters of fighter rights – I am forever a fan due to your magnanimous nature around these topics. When the fighters truly get an even share, that will be the biggest growth MMA can ever have #Leader #MMAUnion https://t.co/jT8nkJxgwV
— MarleyDawkins (@MarleyDawkins) December 5, 2018
Monday 27th November 2018
ANDERSON VS ADESANYA? I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THIS!
This announcement today makes me uneasy – ok sure it will be a display of amazing striking skills we see when Legendary Anderson Silva faces off against up and coming phenom Israel Adesanya at UFC 234 according to MMAFighting.
But im not really happy about this as I fear Adesanya who is basically a young Anderson Silva, will only go and completely destroy the ageing and well past his prime Anderson Silva. What do you think?
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) November 26, 2018
Monday 8th October 2018
UFC 229: KHABIB VS MCGREGOR FALLOUT!
Well it likely is going to be the biggest UFC Pay Per view event in UFC history, and if you don’t know by now Khabib beat Conor in the main event at UFC 229 via 4th round rear naked choke/neck crank.
Then after the fight absolute mayhem ensued! Khabib jumped off the cage on top of Dillon Danis, then a full on street brawl between Conors team and Khabibs team happened, as well as crowd fights all around the arena. There will be repercussions for many, so lets look at all the latest news on this weeks MMA Hour –
Wednesday 12th September 2018
UFC 229 CONOR VS KHABIB PRESS CONFERENCE NEXT WEEK!
I know you are desperate to see this fight, well a few hours ago MMA journalists broke the news that Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov are scheduled to have a press conference next week in NYC!
Oh man, get the Popcorn at the ready and let the madness commence! @danawhite please can we make sure the security is on point for this one! MMA fans would be really pissed off if we lost this fight over a press conference scuffle! #UFC229 #StaySafe https://t.co/rPSk3sPTwN
— MarleyDawkins (@MarleyDawkins) September 12, 2018
Saturday 4th August 2018
STACKS OF HUGE FIGHTS COMING AND CONOR VS KHABIB CONFIRMED!
This past week has been great leading up to UFC 227 Tonight, but we have also been blessed with some great fights like: Tyrone Woodley vs Darren Till, Dustin Poirier vs Nate Diaz, Conor vs Khabib and many more. man its gona be a massive end to the year! Watch this press conference where the fights were announced –
Sunday 1st July 2018
JOHNNY HENDRICKS RETIRES FROM MMA
So we all break down physically once we are past our athletic prime, so I salute Johnny Hendricks for an amazing career in MMA, Hopefully he will go onto other great things from here –
Sometimes you just have to know when its time to hang it up, especially when your past your athletic prime and your a father – Great career Mr @JohnyHendricks thanks for all the great moments in the cage, you should be proud – you know what I mean? 😂 #UFC #Legend https://t.co/27Y81SApnN
— MarleyDawkins (@MarleyDawkins) July 1, 2018
Tuesday 29th May 2018
MICHEAL BISPING RETIRES FROM MMA!
Its been a long road but the former UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping has had an incredibly storied 14 year career in MMA – a career which he announced he will retire from asap on his podcast, Believe you me.
I’ve always been a fan from day one, we hail from my own hometown, this man is truly a legend and I can only thank him fr his amazing contribution to MMA in the UK and globally –
Congrats to the legend @bisping on an outstanding UFC career! No man did more for MMA's growth in the UK and it was only fitting he was England's first undisputed UFC champion. Thankful to have had the chance to watch and call his fights. Next stop: Hall of Fame. #thanksMike https://t.co/QNFtPQ2LKu
— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) May 29, 2018
Saturday 5th May 2018
THE WORLD OF MMA RETURNS!
Its been a while but here is the latest episode of The World of MMA hosted as always by Marley Dawkins breaking down all the latest MMA news including Fedor getting a huge win at Bellator 198, UFC Fight Night Lee vs Barboza, the latest Conor McGregor info and also the upcoming schedule –
Tuesday 24th April 2018
CIGANO CLEARED TO FIGHT AGAIN!
Its been a while, but finally former UFC Heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos has been cleared from a suspension on the grounds of a tainted supplement, so we will be seeing him back in the octagon real soon!
UFC heavyweight Junior dos Santos is cleared to compete again, effective immediately. USADA has confirmed his failed drug test last August was caused by a contaminated supplement. He's accepted a six-month suspension, which is already over since the test was eight months ago.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) April 23, 2018
Friday 6th April 2018
IAQUINTA IN TITLE BOUT VS NURMAGOMEDOV AT UFC 223!?
Can you keep up with UFC 223? Its been a crazy roller coaster ride – first Feruguson out, then Holloway in, then Holloway out, then Conor’s team going crazy on camera on the coaches, then Iaquinta in? What is next? Conor last minute steps into the cage WWE style? Lets hope not and lets hope for a good night of fights from what’s left on the card –
Say hello to the man who saved UFC 223. pic.twitter.com/baUIr3D7Vu
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 6, 2018
Sunday 1st April 2018
FERGUSON OUT OF UFC 223 TITLE FIGHT!!
Yeah this was not an April fools joke it was for real and here Dana White talking about it –
Thursday 22th March 2018
DOS ANJOS VS COVINGTON IN THE WORKS FOR UFC 224!
If this fight happens it will be a great addition to a slightly weak card, and it could also be for an interim Welterweight title belt! Chris Taylor of BJPenn.com broke this story just today on Twitter –
Breaking! According to multiple sources close to the situation, the UFC is targeting an interim welterweight title fight between Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington for #UFC224 on May 12 in Rio. Nothing is official yet, but it sounds like the deal could be finalized soon. #UFC
— Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) March 22, 2018
Sunday 12th March 2018
GERVONTA DAVIS FIGHTING IN MMA?
Well I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear more boxers talking about doing MMA fights in the future, but Gervonta Davis legitimately has the time and athletic talent to learn the skills necessary to crossover well into MMA –
I think I want to fight in the UFC
— Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) March 10, 2018
Thursday 22nd February 2018
CONOR MCGREGOR WILL RETURN TO MMA!:
Conor McGregor has recently come out on social media claiming that he will be fighting in MMA again soon –
He has been known as a man of his word in the past, so lets hope this tweet will lead to a Conor fight materialising soon –
I am fighting again. Period.
I am the best at this.
I put my name forward to step in at UFC… https://t.co/fbxOL8l4JL
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 22, 2018
Thursday 15th February 2018
THE WORLD OF MMA #PART 3:
This time on the world of MMA we focus on UFC 221 results, Floyd Mayweather in MMA and upcoming MMA events, so get all that and more right HERE.
Wednesday 31st January 2018
MMA HOUR EPISODE 419:
On the MMA Hour news within the industry is discussed for hours and this week Ariel Helwani interviews a great cast of fighters featuring –
Stipe Miocic, Daniel Cormier, Cain Velasquez, Eddie Alvarez, Al Iaquinta and more, so watch and enjoy right here at the MMAGateway!
Thursday 25th January 2018
THE WORLD OF MMA PART 2: UFC 220 RESULTS, BELLATOR 192, JACARE VS BRUNSON 2
Today on the The World of MMA we discuss a whole host of different topics so watch share, subscribe and enjoy!
Wednesday 17th January 2018
RONDA ROUSEY SIGNS TO THE WWE! THE END OF HER MMA CAREER?
Well in the past few days it has been confirmed that Ronda Rousey has officially signed to the WWE, does this mean shes done with MMA? Read all about it in our article right HERE
Saturday 6th January 2018
THE WORLD OF MMA PART 1!
In our new video series looking at a general overview of the world of MMA right now Marley Dawkins speaks about UFC 220, Francis Ngannou vs Stipe Miocic, Khabib vs Conor, Ferguson, 155, Jeremy Stephens vs Doo Ho Choi and more!
Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe of you want to see more from the world of MMA –
Thursday 7th December 2017
JUSTIN WREN ON THE JOE ROGAN PODCAST!
So Justin Wren is my friend, a unique human being and it was great to see him on the Joe Rogan podcast yesterday! Please like and share this interview below –
Tuesday 21st November 2017
COLBY COVINGTON PRESSES CHARGES ON FABRICIO WERDUM FOR ASSAULT!
You probably have heard about Fabricio Werdum attacking Colby Covington with a Boomerang in Australia this past week, but if you haven’t then below is the footage and you can also jump on my twitter page to weigh in on this little ruckus –
— MarleyDawkins (@MarleyDawkins) November 21, 2017
Wednesday 15th November 2017
FRANKIE OUT OF UFC 218! JOSE ALDO STEPS IN AS LATE REPLACEMENT!
Things are always like a roller coaster in the sport of MMA, and a few days ago the news dropped that top contender at 145 pounds Frankie “The Answer” Edgar has pulled out of his scheduled fight with Max “Blessed” Holloway –
Longtime former champ Jose Aldo has stepped in, and while its really disappointing to lose Frankie in this fight its still a great night of fights and don’t forget you can get all the fight card, venue and ticket information right here –
Saturday 4th November 2017
HOURS AWAY FROM UFC: 217 AND IM HYPED!
If your as excited for UFC: 217 as me, then you must be watching all the videos, interviews and promos in this fight week.
Here’s the latest UFC Embedded for this historic return to MSG –
Sunday 22nd October 2017
MMAGATEWAY SHOOTDOWN – PAULIE MALIGNAGGI VS MARLEY DAWKINS TWITTER BEEF
Yeah Paulie claimed Conor McGregor can’t hit hard, and to someone like me who respects Conor in and out of the cage or ring, I had to set Paulie straight –
Dude Conor hits harder then you ever have – he will beat you in a boxing match and seriously don't think about MMA he will dismantle you.
— MarleyDawkins (@MarleyDawkins) October 21, 2017
Saturday 30th September 2017
THE MONEY FIGHT – THE ONE THAT EVERYONE WANTS BUT FEW RESPECT
Ever since we had the historic McGregor vs Mayweather Boxing match back in August, the topic of Money Fights is becoming more popular, but is everyone happy with this?
Read all about it in our latest post right HERE.
Thursday 20th July 2017
MMA VIVISECTION – UFC ON FOX: WEIDMAN VS GASTELUM
Conor and Zane give us MMA addicts another great breakdown of the upcoming UFC on Fox card Weidman vs Gastelum. Should be a solid card that could fly under the radar with all the Conor vs Floyd and DC vs Jones talk recently, so get all the details right here –
Thursday 15th June 2017
MCGREGOR VS MAYWEATHER – YES ITS FINALLY OFFICIAL!!
Ok words can’t describe how excited I am about this fight but after months and months of beef between the two men, we now know that its going down on August 26th at the T-Mobile arena in the legendary Las Vegas, Nevada! Read all about Right HERE.
Also if you want to skip more reading and you just want to book a ticket right now, then you can do that right HERE
Thursday 18th May 2017
ALVAREZ VS POIRIER REMATCH BACK ON?
Well sometimes Helwani just knows, and when Ariel tweets about something like this then you know that it’s solid information –
If you enjoyed the Poirier-Alvarez fight the good news is UFC wants to run it back ASAP, sources say. Too soon to say when, though.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 17, 2017
Friday 21st April 2017
Sometimes its best to just watch the MMA Beat to get all the latest news from UFC, Bellator and the world of MMA in general with Ariel Helwani, Luke Thomas, Chuck Mindenhall and Jeff Wagenheim –
Tuesday 4th April 2017
JON JONES GEARING UP FOR HIS COMEBACK?
I really don’t care what you think about Jon Jones as a person, the fac tof teh matter is, he is one of the greatest martial artists to ever compete in the UFC. I had to share a comment about his upcoming meeting with the press this Friday –
Time to get the legendary Jon Jones back in the octagon – any guesses for his comeback bout? I say automatic title shot. https://t.co/JRyiZsLLmc
— MarleyDawkins (@MarleyDawkins) April 4, 2017
Wednesday 29th March 2017
UFC 211: MIOCIC VS DOS SANTOS II TICKETS HERE!!
What upcoming UFC card are you looking forward to seeing the most? Well for me UFC 211 is one I’m REALLY excited for, and if you need a breakdown of the fights and ticket information, then read my post.
Or if you just want to book a ticket for this event now, because tickets are selling fast – then you can look at all the ticket prices, seating plans and make a booking right HERE
Wednesday 22nd February 2017
GEORGES ST. PIERRE RETURN IS OFFICIAL!
Well I’m not going to claim that you heard it here first, but as of last week it is official that GSP is back, so read all about that right NOW.
Saturday 11th February 2017
UFC 208 RESULTS!
Did you miss the action at UFC 208? Well get the results right HERE.
Saturday 14th January 2017
CONOR MCGREGOR LIVE IN MANCHESTER!
Want to meet Conor McGregor? Well in that case you better read my latest post on the awesome upcoming event in Manchester, England on January 28th, where fans from all over the world will be able to have a great evening with the Notorious one – check it out.
Tuesday 3rd January 2017
RONDA ROUSEY FINISHED?
Well if you are still shocked by what happened to Ronda Rousey at UFC 207 this past weekend, then you better keep reading HERE.
Tuesday 29th November 2016
Well its always a lot longer then an hour, but sometimes to get the most MMA news compressed into one show its best to just watch the MMA Hour
Thursday 27th October 2016
HOT FEMALE MMA FIGHTERS AND SEXUALISATION:
So you might have heard that “The Karate hottie” Michelle Waterson, is going to be facing Paige VanZant at UFC on Fox 22 on December 17th. Maybe you can see there’s a bit of an issue here, so read my article.
Wednesday 19th October 2016
GEORGES TAKES A STAND:
So if you’ve been hoping to see GSP get back in the octagon, im afraid it may not ever happen again now, read the full story HERE
Friday 14th October 2016
THE RETURN OF RONDA ROUSEY:
If you’ve been wondering when we will see Ronda Rousey back in the UFC octagon again, well lets just say you need to read THIS ARTICLE.
Tuesday 11th October 2016
JOSH SAMMAN TRIBUTE:
On Wednesday the 5th October the MMA world was shocked to hear of the passing of UFC fighter Josh Samman. Read my article to get my take on this tragic story HERE
Thursday 6th October 2016
NEW CELEBRITY OWNERS OF THE UFC!:
Well i could have told you this in July when i heard WME -IMG bought the UFC for $4 Billion, because their business is celebrities, and we have some new eyebrow raising shareholders in the UFC – Read the full story HERE!
Tuesday 4th October 2016
HOW MUCH DO UFC FIGHTERS GET PAID?:
Well i would also ask you – how much do you think UFC fighters get paid? Get my perspective on this massive topic, in my latest Article
Friday 30th September 2016
MMA PODCAST WEEK 2 – THE ROUNDTABLE/BEATDOWN AFTER THE BELL:
For this weeks podcast we stop by to Sherdog for their excellent Roundtable podcast with Jordan Breen, as callers call in, and the MMA discussions get down to the nitty gritty of this industry, and you can hear it all HERE!
Monday 27th September 2016
UFC 205: HEADLINER FINALLY ANNOUNCED – MCGREGOR VS ALVAREZ CONFIRMED:
Read my full article HERE to get the full story!
By: Marley Dawkins, 27/09/2016
Sunday 26th September
STARS ON THE RISE SERIES BEGINS!:
At the MMA Gateway we are starting a new series where we will review the best up and coming martial artists in the world of MMA – In this first episode we take a closer look at one of the UKs fastest growing stars Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett. Read my full article HERE!
By: Marley Dawkins, 26/09/2016
Thursday 22nd September
MMA PODCAST WEEK 1 – MMA BEAT EPISODE 122:
So on top of sharing all the most up to date news stories pertaining to the world of MMA, here at the MMA Gateway every Thursday we share a podcast from a hand selected list of the most professional podcasts covering the sport of MMA. This week we start with one of the most well known shows in the industry – the MMA Beat, in today’s episode we join Ariel Helwani, Chuck Mindenhall, Jeff Waggenheim and Danny Seguro as they cover various topics such as the upcoming Madison Square Garden event, Conor Mcgregor, Fighter Pay, Cristiane Cyborg Justino, Chael Sonnen and more – catch the whole show here!
By: Marley Dawkins, 22/09/2016
Monday 19th September
AL IAQUINTA WILLING TO LEAVE UFC DUE TO CONTRACT DISPUTE:
Contract disputes is becoming more and more of a highlight topic within the realms of MMA and specifically the UFC, especially when considering the scale of their $4 Billion dollar sale of the UFC to WME-IMG back in July. More fighters are becoming vocal about how low their pay is to perform, and it is highlighted in one of clearest ways possible that ive seen thus far regarding Al Iaquinta refusing to fight in the upcoming Madison Square Gardens event on November 12th due to not getting enough money. Now considering that Al Iaquinta was born in New York, and is a passionate fighter with most of his fanbase being in the New York area, it really is a bad look for the UFC to have a fighter pull off the card for reasons like this, and actually go and do another job in real estate, because in his words he stated that if he were to be injured and lose in the upcoming contest, he would essentially be fighting for free.
Fighters nowadays are becoming much more informed about the business side of MMA and looking to get the best deal possible, which i am 100% in favour of, because these are the men and women that we all tune in to see, the Martial Artists, not the suits running the company. Now if we look at actions in recent years from various fighters like Nick Diaz, Connor Mcgregor, Chael Sonnen and others, we can clearly see that more fighters are putting their foot down with the UFC, and there is a general push for utilising the free market as leverage when negotiating new contracts.
People say a Union is needed, but from the perspective of simple economics, the amount fighters receive as their purse should very simply be increased. Al Iaquinta is standing up for his rights as a human being, and i hope an improved contract will be given to him and he will remain on the Maddison Square Garden card in November. The issue of fighter pay in general though has no end in sight currently, so expect more fighters to stand up for their financial and physical wellbeing, and here about it all here at MMA Gateway.
See Al Iaquinta’s full interview with Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour regarding this here
By: Marley Dawkins, 17/09/2016
Saturday 17th September
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 94 A FIRST STEP:
Its the first time UFC comes to Hidalgo Texas today on Saturday the 17th, and while on paper the card may be lacking in star power, it is clear that the structuring of the bouts should be action packed. Poirier vs. Johnson should almost guarantee to deliver on quality of MMA and both fighters will likely be pushing the pace and looking for a finish as is the nature of both contestants. Also in the Co main event, Uriah Hall vs. Derek Brunson is a fascinating contest, where Brunson has the chance to extend his 4 fight win streak by getting a win over a highly touted and respected opponent in Uriah Hall. Read this excellent break down by Chuck Mindenhall at mmafighting.
By: Marley Dawkins, 17/09/2016