Stephen Foote

Stephen Foote

Stephen Foote is a New Zealand-based sport journalist who specialises in MMA and writes for Newshub.

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Alex Volkanovski ‘hurt’ by Dana White’s bad judging jibe at UFC 251 – ‘I’m sure he wanted Max to win’

Alex Volkanovski admits he is ‘hurt’ by Dana White’s criticism of ‘bad judging’ at UFC 251 after defending his featherweight title in razor-thin split decision against Max Holloway.

25 Jul 2020 - 11:29AM

Alex Volkanovski admits he is ‘hurt’ by Dana White’s criticism of ‘bad judging’ at UFC 251 after defending his featherweight title in razor-thin split decision against Max Holloway.

Alex Volkanovski ‘hurt’ by Dana White’s bad judging jibe at UFC 251 – ‘I’m sure he wanted Max to win’
UFC champ Israel Adesanya laughs off Ultimate Fighter claims from Paulo Costa’s coach – ‘since when?’

Israel Adesanya is adamant he won’t coach alongside next middleweight challenger Paulo Costa on a new season of The Ultimate Fighter – ‘there’s a reason I’m not gonna do that’.

17 Jul 2020 - 7:38PM

Israel Adesanya is adamant he won’t coach alongside next middleweight challenger Paulo Costa on a new season of The Ultimate Fighter – ‘there’s a reason I’m not gonna do that’.

UFC champ Israel Adesanya laughs off Ultimate Fighter claims from Paulo Costa’s coach – ‘since when?’
UFC: Dan Hooker says he’s ‘the only option’ for Dustin Poirier ‘unless he wants to wait around’

Dan Hooker thinks Justin Gaethje is tied up with Conor McGregor, meaning former UFC interim lightweight champ Dustin Poirier must ‘wait around’ unless he fights ‘The Hangman’.

5 Mar 2020 - 3:38PM

Dan Hooker thinks Justin Gaethje is tied up with Conor McGregor, meaning former UFC interim lightweight champ Dustin Poirier must ‘wait around’ unless he fights ‘The Hangman’.

UFC: Dan Hooker says he’s ‘the only option’ for Dustin Poirier ‘unless he wants to wait around’
UFC 248: Israel Adesanya ‘doesn’t care’ if he gets booed for 9/11 comment in Las Vegas

Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya says ‘let them boo’ at UFC 248 – ‘it doesn’t bother me’ – after Twin Towers comment draws criticism.

28 Feb 2020 - 4:58PM

Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya says ‘let them boo’ at UFC 248 – ‘it doesn’t bother me’ – after Twin Towers comment draws criticism.

UFC 248: Israel Adesanya ‘doesn’t care’ if he gets booed for 9/11 comment in Las Vegas
UFC: Alex Volkanovski happy to give Henry Cejudo ‘a bit of a hiding’ after call-out

UFC lightweight champion Alex Volkanovski responds to call-out from bantamweight king Henry Cejudo – ‘I don’t know if he really wants that or he’s just trying to stay relevant’.

27 Feb 2020 - 5:27PM

UFC lightweight champion Alex Volkanovski responds to call-out from bantamweight king Henry Cejudo – ‘I don’t know if he really wants that or he’s just trying to stay relevant’.

UFC: Alex Volkanovski happy to give Henry Cejudo ‘a bit of a hiding’ after call-out
UFC: Paul Felder ‘surprised’ by Conor McGregor call out, but ‘I’m trying to fight the best – he’s it’

Paul Felder says Conor McGregor’s ‘fool at the desk jibe’ after UFC 246 was all in fun – ‘having him talk about you is not a bad thing … I’m trying to fight the best, and he’s it’.

22 Feb 2020 - 1:00PM

Paul Felder says Conor McGregor’s ‘fool at the desk jibe’ after UFC 246 was all in fun – ‘having him talk about you is not a bad thing … I’m trying to fight the best, and he’s it’.

UFC: Paul Felder ‘surprised’ by Conor McGregor call out, but ‘I’m trying to fight the best – he’s it’
UFC: Henry Cejudo done at flyweight, thinks Kai Kara-France – ‘he doesn’t want to cut any more’

Kai Kara-France says UFC ‘champ champ’ Henry Cejudo told him he’s getting old and can’t keep cutting weight – ‘the bigger fights for him are at bantamweight’.

14 Dec 2019 - 12:56PM

Kai Kara-France says UFC ‘champ champ’ Henry Cejudo told him he’s getting old and can’t keep cutting weight – ‘the bigger fights for him are at bantamweight’.

UFC: Henry Cejudo done at flyweight, thinks Kai Kara-France – ‘he doesn’t want to cut any more’
UFC 245: Alex Volkanovski warns Max Holloway ‘I’m on another level’

Alexander Volkanovski says Max Holloway will ‘walk into a brick wall’ if he pours it on at UFC 245 – ‘he has habits he doesn’t know that we’re going to capitalise on.’

12 Dec 2019 - 1:41PM

Alexander Volkanovski says Max Holloway will ‘walk into a brick wall’ if he pours it on at UFC 245 – ‘he has habits he doesn’t know that we’re going to capitalise on.’

UFC 245: Alex Volkanovski warns Max Holloway ‘I’m on another level’
One Championship: Angela Lee talks depression after first defeats, and hints Xiong Jingnan trilogy is close

Angela Lee describes deep emotional impact of two-fight losing streak, but is ‘gunning for that strawweight title’ with third Xiong Jingnan bout ‘bound to happen in 2020’.

28 Nov 2019 - 12:04PM

Angela Lee describes deep emotional impact of two-fight losing streak, but is ‘gunning for that strawweight title’ with third Xiong Jingnan bout ‘bound to happen in 2020’.

One Championship: Angela Lee talks depression after first defeats, and hints Xiong Jingnan trilogy is close
Sage Northcutt drops down to featherweight after savage KO on One Championship debut

Former UFC star Sage Northcutt admits One’s welterweight class ‘too big’ for his body frame, size, and age after needing surgery on eight facial fractures from Cosmo Alexandre punch.

26 Nov 2019 - 7:42PM

Former UFC star Sage Northcutt admits One’s welterweight class ‘too big’ for his body frame, size, and age after needing surgery on eight facial fractures from Cosmo Alexandre punch.

Sage Northcutt drops down to featherweight after savage KO on One Championship debut