Martial arts

March 30, 2019 - 11:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Justin Gaethje needed one brutal blow to show why he's called "The Highlight" and stamp himself a championship contender. Gaethje knocked out Edson Barboza in one of the more electric first-round finishes in recent UFC history to win a pivotal lightweight bout on Saturday night...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Conor McGregor walks out of the arena after he was defeated by Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas. Superstar UFC fighter McGregor has announced on social media that he is retiring from mixed martial arts. McGregor’s verified Twitter account had a post early Tuesday, March 26, 2019, that said the former featherweight and lightweight UFC champion was making a “quick announcement.”(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
March 26, 2019 - 2:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — 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 tweet...
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March 20, 2019 - 11:04 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — TJ Dillashaw has surrendered the UFC 135-pound championship because of an "adverse finding" in his last drug test. Dillashaw posted on social media that he would give up the belt after he was informed by the New York State Athletic Commission and the United States Anti-Doping...
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This photo provided by the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department shows Conor McGregor. Authorities say mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor has been arrested in South Florida for stealing the cellphone of someone who was trying to take his photo. A Miami Beach police report says the 30-year-old McGregor was arrested Monday, March 11, 2019 and charged with robbery and criminal mischief. (Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department via AP)
March 12, 2019 - 12:10 am
MIAMI (AP) — Mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor has been arrested in South Florida for stealing the cellphone of someone who was trying to take his photo, authorities said. According to a Miami Beach police report, the 30-year-old McGregor was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with...
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Kamaru Usman, right, kicks Tyron Woodley during a welterweight mixed martial arts title fight at UFC 235, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 03, 2019 - 1:23 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jon Jones defended his light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on Saturday night, overcoming a two-point deduction for an illegal knee to Smith's head in the fourth round. Kamaru Usman claimed the UFC welterweight title in the...
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February 28, 2019 - 3:11 pm
Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will be allowed to fight at UFC 235 on Saturday despite two recent drug tests showing traces of a steroid metabolite. The Nevada State Athletic Commission announced the findings Thursday and affirmed its belief that the tests do not reflect new drug use by the...
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Canada's Georges St-Pierre announces his retirement from mixed martial arts during a press conference in Montreal, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 1:14 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Georges St-Pierre retired Thursday after a career in which he put mixed martial arts on the map in Canada and helped fuel the UFC's worldwide expansion. The 37-year-old Canadian made the announcement at the Bell Centre. St-Pierre, a two-division champion, leaves with a record of 26-...
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Nigeria's Israel Adesanya, left, reacts after defeating Brazil's Anderson Silva during their middleweight bout at the UFC 234 event in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
February 10, 2019 - 1:30 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Robert Whittaker provided most of the early drama at UFC 234 in Australia and Israel Adesanya quite a lot at the end. About eight hours before their scheduled fight, Australia's UFC middleweight champion Whittaker withdrew from his championship defense against Kelvin...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2018, file photo,Jon Jones, right, lands a kick to Alexander Gustafsson during the UFC men's light heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 232 in Inglewood, Calif. UFC light heavyweight champion Jones was granted a one-fight license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday, Jan. 29, clearing way for his title defense against Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on March 2. Jones had a hearing in front of the commission regarding the M3 metabolite, oral turinabol, for which he tested positive prior to his fight against Gustafsson at UFC 232, originally set for Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)
January 29, 2019 - 8:12 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was granted a one-fight license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday, clearing way for his title defense against Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on March 2. Jones had a hearing in front of the commission regarding the M3 metabolite,...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, photo, Choi Young-ae, head of the National Human Rights Commission, speaks on human rights conditions in sports circles during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview possibly thousands of athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to say they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches. (Choe Dong-jun/Newsis via AP)
January 23, 2019 - 2:28 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview thousands of adult and child athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to say they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches. The yearlong investigation will cover 50...
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