Mathew Scott is a Hong Kong-based journalist who specialises in mixed martial arts. He covers the UFC, One Championship and Asian MMA.
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UFC legend Georges St-Pierre says his only two defeats, by Matt Hughes and Matt Serra, were the most important fights in his career because ‘failure is the greatest teacher’.
Rodtang Jitmuangnon beats Petchdam by majority decision in Bangkok to keep hold of his flyweight Muay Thai title as ONE Championship puts on its first show since February.
Robert Whittaker back to brilliant best as he beats Darren Till in ‘stressful’ Fight Island 3 main event – ‘my brain is on overload … one of the most technical fights I’ve ever had’.
Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua settles long-standing trilogy 3-0 at UFC Fight Island 3 as Antonio Rogerio Nogueira confirms he is done – ‘it’s time for a new generation to come’.
Jack ‘The Joker’ Hermansson makes light work of former middleweight challenger Kelvin Gastelum with 78-second heel hook submission in Abu Dhabi co-main event.
Petr Yan brings down legendary Jose Aldo at UFC 251 on Fight Island to claim the vacant bantamweight title via fifth-round TKO, as game plan works to perfection in Abu Dhabi.
Bloodied and bruised ‘Thug’ Rose Namajunas gets split decision over Jessica Andrade at UFC 251 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi to earn a crack at strawweight champ Zhang Weili.
Muslim Salikhov gets split decision over Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos on Fight Island at UFC 251, and ahead now – hopefully – waits a clash with a top-15 ranked welterweight.
Muslim Salikhov says Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov’s death is ‘tough for everybody in Dagestan and we’re all very sad’, as UFC president Dana White vows to ‘leave Khabib alone’.
Jorge Masvidal says ‘it’s never personal, it’s always business,’ but there’s a menace lurking within the man, and he feels Kamaru Usman has ‘crossed the line’ at UFC 251.
Six years after turning up at Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket, Petr Yan has chance at UFC 251 to fulfil what coach John Hutchinson wrote down that day – that he’d win a world title.
After recklessly surrendering strawweight belt to Zhang Weili, Jessica Andrade promises patience in title eliminator against fellow former champ Rose Namajunas at UFC 251.
Max Holloway defends decision to train for UFC 251 title bout on Zoom, and says Alex Volkanovski is talking like a challenger – not the champion – heading into Fight Island.
Stephen Thompson is keen on sending a message to a UFC welterweight division he feels has ‘forgotten’ about him, and a fight with Jorge Masvidal would be ‘the perfect way’.
Bruce Lee’s legendary exhibition at Long Beach International Karate Championships in 1964 ‘changed things up’ and began martial arts movement that’s still developing today.
Stephen Thompson feels Bruce Lee ‘would be where Conor McGregor is now’ in the UFC if he were in his prime today, as ESPN’s ‘Be Water’ returns spotlight to martial arts icon.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reflects in ESPN documentary ‘Be Water’ on the life of Bruce Lee, who has also influenced Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal and Kyrie Irving.
Zhang Weili recalls becoming ‘formless, shapeless’ when she won UFC strawweight title – just like Bruce Lee preached, as ESPN’s 30 for 30 returns spotlight to martial arts icon.
Bruce Lee ‘inspired millions of people like me to start to train’ says UFC flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko as ESPN 30 for 30’s ‘Be Water’ returns spotlight to martial arts icon.
UFC icon Georges St-Pierre says Bruce Lee changed his life and helped him become ‘the perfect nemesis’ as ESPN’s 30 for 30 ‘Be Water’ returns spotlight to martial arts legend.
Today and in the coming days, the Post will look at how Bruce Lee’s impact spread – and continues to spread – across the global sporting landscape.
‘Lioness’ has looked pretty much unbeatable at both bantamweight and featherweight but Megan Anderson says ‘it’s just a matter of timing’.
UFC Hall of Fame-bound Georges St-Pierre staying humble in light of ‘greatest honour’ but admits he has regrets – ‘I should have enjoyed it more’.
Seven people were killed in shark attacks in Hong Kong from 1991 to 1995, a blood-soaked chapter in the city’s history that saw more deaths by shark than any other place on Earth.
Georges St-Pierres praises UFC middleweight champ Israel Adesanya for showing smarts in the Octagon – ‘he’s athletic, but the brain is the most important part of his game’.
Georges St-Pierre feels shadowed by rumours of a second UFC comeback every day of his life, but as the 39-year-old heads into the Hall of Fame he insists he’ll ‘never say never’.
Chinese prospect Song Yadong, 22, survives toughest test against Marlon Vera to go six unbeaten in the Octagon, winning fourth bonus and declaring ‘I’m on the right track’.
Chinese prospect Song Yadong feels he ‘didn’t fight well’ against Marlon Vera but ‘The Kung Fu Monkey’ racks up fifth UFC win and remains undefeated in the Octagon.
Strawweight champ Zhang Weili’s remarkable rise has seen UFC top 5.6 million followers on Douyin, and now the launch of company’s flagship Tmall e-commerce store in China.
‘The Kung Fu Monkey’ Song Yadong returns to the UFC Octagon at featherweight for short-notice fight against Marlon Vera after taking heart from Zhang Weili’s heroics.