FN Video: Mentality of Combat Sports – New Era of Fighting

Robin Black and sports psychologist David Mullins (@DavidMullinsMMA) bring us the latest “Mentality of Combat Sports” to discuss best practices for fighters to mentally prepare for fights, Max Holloway’s steady improvements in his fight performances, the era of the mentally strong athlete, Rory MacDonald’s performance at UFC 189 against Robbie Lawler, which fighter poses the biggest threat to Ronda Rousey, Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold, Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor, social media as a distractor to fighters, the mental effect of being a successful fighter on steroids to having to fight without them, and more.

Disclaimer: This episode was filmed before the UFC 195: Rousey vs. Holm announcement.

Videos & Quotes – ‘UFC Tonight’ Announces UFC 193 Headliner

Kenny Florian, Daniel Cormier and Karyn Bryant preview the upcoming FOX SPORTS 1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT and talk to headliner Glover Teixeira, who faces Ovince Saint Preux this Saturday. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo and CM Punk are also interviewed.

UFC TONIGHT host Daniel Cormier on how important Saturday’s headliner is for Ovince Saint Preux: “This is a big fight for Ovince Saint Preux. This is a step up to see if he should be a contender for the championship. This is a great test to see him fight against Glover Teixeira, who’s fought for the title against Jon Jones. In the fight, he needs to stay compact with his punches. He sometimes gets a little wild. He needs to mix in some takedowns just to keep Glover guessing. He loves to counter while moving back. His key is to use his footwork. He can’t get trapped by Glover. And to use the range, keep Glover back and stop the takedowns.”

Video – UFC 190 Embedded: Vlog Episode 5

On Episode 5 of UFC 190 Embedded, women’s bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia maintains a frenetic pace in the hours leading up to weigh-in, while champion Ronda Rousey takes a more sedate approach. The stars of the card are joined at the hotel by featherweight champion and local hero Jose Aldo. After one last round of check-ins and glove fittings, everyone heads to HSBC Arena for the official weigh-in, which is capped by one very heated staredown.

FN Video: Emelianenko Returning, Swick Retires on Newsmakers

Fight Network’s John Pollock and Robin Black bring us the latest including Jose Aldo targets bout vs. Conor McGregor in Ireland, World Series of Fighting claims they are joining the Fedor Emelianenko sweepstakes and Mike Swick announces retirement from MMA on Newsmakers.

FN Video: MMA Meltdown – Michael Landsberg on Conor McGregor

Gabriel Morency brings us this week’s MMA Meltdown featuring Michael Landsberg returns to the show to discuss Conor McGregor, Elias Theodorou, and Rory MacDonald. Oddsmaker Joey Odessa joins the show to discuss McGregor’s odds against Jose Aldo as well as previewing UFC Fight Night Glasgow including Michael Bisping vs. Thales Leites and Ross Pearson vs. Evan Dunham. Also, Gabe brings us the video of the week.

FN Video: 5 Rounds Today – UFC 189 Fallout

John Ramdeen and Robin Black bring us this week’s edition of 5 Rounds Today to discuss UFC 189 fallout: Conor McGregor claiming the interim featherweight title after stopping Chad Mendes; the war of attrition between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald; Matt Brown vs. Tim Means; Gunnar Nelson vs. Brandon Thatch, the future bout between McGregor vs. Jose Aldo, long-term issues from head trauma and more.

July 14 ‘5 Rounds Today’ with John Ramdeen and Robin Black

Fight Network’s John Ramdeen and Robin Black bring us this week’s edition of 5 Rounds Today to discuss UFC 189 fallout: Conor McGregor claiming the interim featherweight title after stopping Chad Mendes; the war of attrition between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald; Matt Brown vs. Tim Means, the future bout between McGregor vs. Jose Aldo, long-term issues from head trauma and more.

Video – UFC 189 Embedded: Vlog Episode 9

On Episode 9 of UFC 189 Embedded, UFC International Fight Week is in full swing with the promotion’s athletes making their main event predictions at a UFC pool party. Back at the host hotel, featherweight title contender Chad Mendes goes incognito by getting dressed to the onesies. Then all eyes turn to the massive, record-setting UFC 189 weigh-in. Tempers flare on stage and behind the scenes as headliner Conor McGregor gets heated with both his opponent and Mendes’ teammate, Urijah Faber.

Video – UFC 189 Embedded: Vlog Episode 8

On Episode 8 of UFC 189 Embedded, featherweight title contender Conor McGregor shares a look at life’s luxuries – and some insight into what they mean to him. He and opponent Chad Mendes, welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Rory MacDonald put on a show for fans at open workouts. Then it’s off to Thursday’s media day where the headliners again entertain, this time with heated insults.

Video – UFC 189 Embedded: Vlog Episode 7

On Episode 7 of UFC 189 Embedded, UFC International Fight Week is underway in Las Vegas. Featherweight headliner Conor McGregor dives right into the action in his adopted hometown with a high-end fan appearance before another training session. McGregor’s opponent Chad Mendes encounters a cancelled flight as he attempts to make his way to Nevada for the weekend’s title fight. Welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald also arrives and temporarily eschews the Strip for a quieter locale. The rest of the UFC 189 stars trickle into the MGM where they check their weight and sign posters.

Videos & Quotes – ‘UFC Tonight’ Previews UFC 189

Kenny Florian, Daniel Cormier and Karyn Bryant preview the upcoming two title fights at UFC 189. They interview welterweight champ Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald before their title bout, as well as Chad Mendes and Conor McGregor before their interim featherweight title fight. UFC president Dana White joined the show to talk about the exciting double-header weekend of fights. Insider Ariel Helwani add reports.

Videos & Quotes – ‘UFC Tonight’ Previews UFC 189

Kenny Florian, Daniel Cormier and Karyn Bryant preview the upcoming two title fights at UFC 189. They interview welterweight champ Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald before their title bout, as well as Chad Mendes and Conor McGregor before their interim featherweight title fight. UFC president Dana White joined the show to talk about the exciting double-header weekend of fights. Insider Ariel Helwani add reports.

FN Video: Mentality of Combat Sports – UFC 189 Preview

Robin Black and sports psychologist David Mullins (@DavidMullinsMMA) bring us the latest “Mentality of Combat Sports” to discuss the mentalities of Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes, going into UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor, Jose Aldo’s mentality after pulling out of the fight and defending the title in a unification bout in the future, breaking down Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald, flow state for fighters, the stakes each fighter has in their respective fight, and more.

Video – UFC 189 Embedded: Vlog Episode 6

On Episode 6 of UFC 189 Embedded, featherweight headliner Chad Mendes gives cameras a peek inside his healthy hunter’s lifestyle… and a tour of his chicken coop. Opponent Conor McGregor stays loose with a hot tub and soccer ball, while Dee Devlin talks about what it’s like to be the better half of “The Notorious” one. Welterweight title contender Rory MacDonald gets in one last strategic workout in Montreal, and Robbie Lawler arrives in Las Vegas ready to make his first UFC title defense.

Video – UFC 189 Embedded: Vlog Episode 5

On Episode 5 of UFC 189 Embedded, featherweight title contender Chad Mendes continues to train hard in Sacramento, California, motivated by the magnitude of the upcoming event. His opponent Conor McGregor does the same in Las Vegas, capping his day with a big-city display of fireworks. Mendes celebrates the holiday weekend on the water before setting off some DIY pyrotechnics.

Video – UFC 189 Embedded: Vlog Episode 4

On Episode 4 of UFC 189 Embedded, headliner Chad Mendes trades the gym for a pool to test his endurance in the week before his featherweight title fight. His opponent Conor McGregor enjoys a poolside massage and adds a few unexpected weapons to his arsenal. Plus, welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Rory MacDonald do some final prep at home for their championship rematch.

Video – UFC 189 Embedded: Vlog Episode 3

On Episode 3 of UFC 189 Embedded, featherweight headliner Conor McGregor’s jet-set lifestyle takes him to Los Angeles for an appearance on Conan. In Sacramento, California opposing title contender Chad Mendes wakes up to discover that his phone number has been published by notorious MMA troll Chael Sonnen. Mendes cools off with a visit to a cryotherapy center. Back in Las Vegas, McGregor and team celebrate the arrival of their preferred mode of caffeine and get in some training. And Mendes watches his foe’s late-night appearance on Conan.

Video – UFC 189 Embedded: Vlog Episode 2

On Episode 2 of UFC 189 Embedded, the featherweight headliners are firing on all cylinders as title contenders Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes exchange unpleasantries on a national media call. McGregor continues to put in work in front of the camera, while Mendes prepares for the fight alongside his mentor, former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber. UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the championship doubleheader at UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor, taking place Saturday, July 11 on Pay-Per-View.

FN Video: UFC 189: McGregor vs. Mendes & More on Newsmakers

Fight Network’s John Pollock and Robin Black bring us the latest including Chad Mendes stepping in for Jose Aldo to face Conor McGregor at UFC 189 and Tito Ortiz reportedly turns down rematch with Frank Shamrock at Bellator and more fighters moving to other promotions on Newsmakers.

Video – UFC 189 Embedded: Vlog Episode 1

On Episode 1 of UFC 189 Embedded, the sport’s biggest stars converge in New York City, including featherweight contender Conor McGregor, welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and his opponent Rory MacDonald. After two days of UFC Fight Kit photo shoots, the sport’s champions, executives and media turn out for a massive Reebok launch. And there’s more big news brewing, as featherweight champion Jose Aldo announces that he’ll be unable to fight at UFC 189 – forcing McGregor to quickly shift gears for a new opponent, Chad Mendes. In Sacramento, California, Mendes charges head-first into training for the just-announced title fight. UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the championship doubleheader at UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor, taking place Saturday, July 11 on pay-per-view.

Videos – ‘UFC Tonight’ on McGregor vs. Mendes at UFC 189

UFC TONIGHT co-host Kenny Florian and UFC current light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier discussed Jose Aldo withdrawing from his upcoming fight against top challenger Conor McGregor at UFC 189. Top contender Chad Mendes replaces Aldo. Additionally, former UFC champions BJ Penn and Matt Hughes joined the program to talk about the UFC’s upcoming Hall of Fame inductions. Veteran combat sports journalist Karyn Bryant and five-time World MMA Award-winning Journalist of the Year Ariel Helwani added reports to tonight’s program.

Aldo Pulls Out of UFC 189; Mendes vs. McGregor Set

UFC 189 has a new main event. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo has withdrawn from his July 11 title defense against Conor McGregor due to an rib injury. Chad Mendes, who had been on standby since news of Aldo’s injury broke, will now face McGregor for the interim 145-pound crown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

June 30 ‘5 Rounds Today’ with John Ramdeen and Robin Black

Fight Network’s John Ramdeen and Robin Black bring us this week’s 5 Rounds Today to talk fallout from UFC Fight Night Florida where Yoel Romero finished Lyoto Machida to become another contender in the middleweight division. Rammer and Robin speak with former Bellator lightweight champ Michael Chandler on career growth, current champ Will Brooks, victory over Derek Campos at Bellator 138 and more.

Video – UFC 189 Free Fight: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2

The Brazilian phenom Jose Aldo takes on long-time foe Chad Mendes for a second time at UFC 179 in his home country. Aldo aims to defend his belt against Irish superstar Conor McGregor in the main event at UFC 189 in Las Vegas.

FN Video: Aldo-McGregor On, Johnson-Dodson 2 on Newsmakers

Fight Network’s John Pollock, John Ramdeen and Robin Black bring us the latest including Jose Aldo diagnosed with bruised rib; Aldo vs. Conor McGregor still on at UFC 189; Chad Mendes on standby as emergency replacement and Demetrious Johnson to rematch John Dodson for the flyweight title on Newsmakers.

FN Video: Wheel of Fighting – UFC Fight Night Berlin Edition

Fight Network’s John Pollock, John Ramdeen and Robin Black gives us a new edition of Wheel of Fighting covering the controversy surrounding Jose Aldo’s drug test and discussing if Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino move down to the women’s bantamweight division.

Video – UFC 189: Extended Preview

Get an extended look at the bitter rivalry that’s played out between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Irish superstar Conor McGregor. Also, get a look at the welterweight title showdown between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald.