Nurmagomedov doubts McGregor’s retirement is for real

Sports 04/02/19, 06:46

Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn't think Conor McGregor's retirement is for real.McGregor said last week he was quitting mixed martial arts but Nurmagomedov, who beat the Irish fighter for the UFC lightweight title in October, isn't buying it.Speaking Tuesday in his native ...

Alvarez upset by Nasyukhin in One Championship debut

Sports 03/31/19, 09:56

Russian Timofey Nasyukhin upset American Eddie Alvarez with a first-round technical knockout in the mixed martial arts One Championship on Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo's premier sumo venue.Nasyukhin floored Alvarez with a right hand to the side of the head ...

Conor McGregor announces retirement on social media

Sports 03/26/19, 01:41

Superstar UFC fighter Conor McGregor has announced on social media that he is retiring from mixed martial arts.McGregor's verified Twitter account had a post early Tuesday that said the former featherweight and lightweight UFC champion was making a "quick announcement."The ...

At 34, Askren finally makes UFC debut under Vegas lights

Sports 02/28/19, 19:08

Ben Askren retired nearly 18 months ago. He was content to end his mixed martial arts career as one of the best fighters never to compete in the UFC.Although the unbeaten former collegiate wrestling star had dominated competition around the ...

Asia’s One Championship visits LA, considers global future

Sports 02/26/19, 22:30

Rich Franklin joined One Championship as a vice president nearly five years ago, and the former UFC champion has enjoyed the ride during the Singapore-based mixed martial arts promotion's rapid growth across Asia.After signing several American fighters and inking a ...

Mixed martial arts star Georges St-Pierre retires at 37

Sports 02/21/19, 12:54

Georges St-Pierre is retiring from mixed martial arts.The 37-year-old Canadian made the announcement Thursday at the Bell Centre.St-Pierre, a two-division champion, leaves with a record of 26-2-0 and a 13-fight winning streak. His success inside the cage put MMA on ...

One Championship looks to make MMA splash in States

Sports 01/11/19, 02:30

How many casual American sports fans about a year ago had heard of One? Try none.OK, maybe that's a bit of a reach. But the Singapore-based mixed martial arts organization was an afterthought at best in the United States among ...

Old foes Shevchenko, Jedrzejczyk meet for UFC flyweight belt

Sports 12/07/18, 01:55

Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk were teenagers when they first fought at the muay Thai world championships in 2006.They met again in 2007 and 2008. Shevchenko won every time.A decade later, the fighters are meeting once again Saturday night, this ...

UFC heavyweight champ Cormier set to defend at MSG

Sports 10/09/18, 19:01

Daniel Cormier is set to defend his UFC heavyweight championship against Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 on Nov. 3 at Madison Square Garden.Lewis has won nine of his last 10 bouts and will fight just weeks after he defeated Alexander ...

UFC champ could face fine, suspension for post-fight fracas

Sports 10/07/18, 14:19

Khabib Nurmagomedov was the calm, glowering foil to Conor McGregor's antics for six months while the loquacious Irishman built a frenzy of hype around their UFC lightweight title fight.When Nurmagomedov forced the biggest star in mixed martial arts to tap ...

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