Martial arts

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2018, file photo, Jon Jones, left, pushes Alexander Gustafsson out of the way during a news conference about their light heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden in New York. UFC 232 is on track to sell out the Forum in Inglewood just six days after the end-of-the-year show was moved from Las Vegas to Southern California. That is a testament to the quality of a card headlined by Jones' return to the UFC against Gustafsson. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
December 28, 2018 - 7:11 pm
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Dana White knew the UFC would take some pretty big hits, both financial and otherwise, when he moved its traditional end-of-the-year show from Las Vegas to Southern California on six days' notice to keep Jon Jones on the card despite his latest positive drug test. Some hits...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2018, file photo, Jon Jones talks in New York about his mixed martial arts light heavyweight bout against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232. Jones is defiantly defending his role in the decision to move UFC 232 from Nevada to California on six days’ notice after he tested positive for low levels of a banned steroid. The former light heavyweight champion gave a passionate, occasionally bizarre performance Thursday at a news conference ahead of his title fight against Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
December 27, 2018 - 9:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jon Jones' latest troubling drug test compelled the UFC to move an entire pay-per-view show from Nevada to California on six days' notice, disrupting thousands of fans' holiday plans and shrinking his fellow UFC 232 fighters' paychecks. Yet Jones believes he's also a victim in...
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December 17, 2018 - 5:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal court says New York's ban on nunchucks, the martial arts weapon made famous by Bruce Lee but prohibited in the state for decades, is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. Judge Pamela Chen issued her ruling on Friday in federal court in Brooklyn. The plaintiff,...
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Max Holloway, left, fights Brian Ortega during the featherweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 231 in Toronto on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 09, 2018 - 2:46 am
TORONTO (AP) — Featherweight champion Max Holloway stopped top contender Brian Ortega by TKO at UFC 231 on Saturday night The fight was stopped by the doctor after four rounds. Ortega's left eye was almost closed, his face bloodied. The skills of Holloway, who was returning from an injury-plagued...
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Valentina Shevchenko, left, UFC women's flyweight fighter and Joanna Jedrzejczyk UFC women's strawweight fighter face off at a news conference in Toronto on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 1:55 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 time under the...
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November 27, 2018 - 9:50 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii mixed martial arts fighter will fight in a bout next month even after suffering a broken eye socket when her fellow fighter and husband allegedly hit her. Rachael Ostovich Berdon's manager Brian Butler Au said on Twitter and Instagram on Tuesday that her fight against Paige...
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A photo provided by the Honolulu Police Department shows Arnold Berdon III. Honolulu police arrested Berdon, a mixed martial arts fighter, on charges of attempted murder Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 after he allegedly punched his wife and fellow fighter, Rachael Ostovich-Berdon, in the head, face and ribs, fracturing her eye socket. (Honolulu Police Department via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 8:57 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police arrested mixed martial arts fighter Arnold Berdon on charges of attempted murder after he allegedly punched his wife and fellow fighter in the head, face and ribs, fracturing her eye socket. His wife, Rachael Ostovich Berdon, filed a request for a temporary...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, photo, relatives of 13-year-old Thai kickboxer Anucha Tasako cry during his funeral services at a Buddhist temple in Samut Prakan province, Thailand. Anucha died of a brain hemorrhage two days after he was knocked out in a bout on Nov. 10 that was his 174th match in the career he started at age 8. Thai lawmakers recently suggested barring children younger than 12 from competitive boxing, but boxing enthusiasts strongly oppose the change. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
November 19, 2018 - 7:59 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The sight of two preteen boys pummeling each other with fists, elbows, knees and feet as a boisterous crowd shouts wagers at each other is considered good, clean sport in Thailand. However, the death earlier this month of a 13-year-old Muay Thai contender may push forward changes to...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2002, file photo, two novice Buddhist monks practice Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing) during a morning training session at the Golden Horse Monastery in northern Thailand. The death of a 13-year-old boy who was knocked out during a Muay Thai boxing match in Thailand has sparked debate over whether to ban child boxing. (AP Photo/David Longstreath, File)
November 13, 2018 - 7:43 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The death of a 13-year-old boy who was knocked out during a kickboxing match in Thailand has sparked debate over whether to ban matches involving children. The death of Anucha Tasako came after a Muay Thai — Thai boxing — match Saturday in the Bangkok suburb of Samut Prakarn. The...
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Daniel Cormier holds his belts after defeating Derrick Lewis by submission during the second round of a heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 230, early Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
November 04, 2018 - 1:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The "DC" initials that flashed on the Madison Square Garden marquee have a deeper meaning for Daniel Cormier. Dual Champ. Cormier draped himself in two title belts, history-making bling that cemented the 39-year-old as one of the greats in the mixed martial arts game. "Two belts for...
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