Latest Mixed martial arts News

Neo-Nazis are still on Facebook. And they’re making money

Sep. 25, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — It’s the premier martial arts group in Europe for right-wing extremists. German authorities have twice banned their signature tournament. But Kampf der Nibelungen, or Battle of the Nibelungs, still thrives on Facebook, where organizers maintain multiple pages, as well as...

Former UFC champ Jon Jones jailed in Vegas battery incident

Sep. 24, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former UFC champion Jon Jones was jailed in Las Vegas early Friday after an incident at Caesars Palace that police said led to his arrest on charges of domestic battery and damaging a vehicle. Details of the incident that led to Jones' 5:45 a.m. arrest...

Nick Diaz returns at UFC 266, still angry and conflicted

Sep. 24, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nick Diaz is a 38-year-old mixed martial artist who hasn't competed in nearly seven years and hasn't won a fight in a decade. He is also the biggest star on the card and the most compelling reason to watch UFC 266. That's not an indictment of Alexander...

Former President Trump to serve as boxing commentator

Sep. 08, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to provide commentary from ringside Saturday for an exhibition boxing card headlined by 58-year-old former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield. Trump will be joined by his son, Donald Jr., in Hollywood, Florida, for the...

Gane stops Lewis, wins interim heavyweight title at UFC 265

Aug. 08, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Ciryl Gane stopped Derrick Lewis with a flurry of ground-and-pound strikes in the third round at UFC 265 on Saturday night, winning an interim UFC heavyweight title and the next shot at champion Francis Ngannou. Just over three years after Gane (10-0)...

Hometown hero: Houston's Lewis fights for interim UFC title

Aug. 06, 2021 04:57 AM EDT

Derrick Lewis is among the few universally beloved figures across mixed martial arts. The veteran UFC heavyweight's violent fighting style and likable, funny personality have made his bouts must-see events for several years. Well, for everybody except his three kids. ...

Poirier thriving as McGregor's unlikely, involuntary nemesis

Jul. 11, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The fighter who erased most of Conor McGregor’s mystique this year is a polite family man from Louisiana who makes his own hot sauce, does extensive charity work and would prefer to compete in empty gyms. Dustin Poirier is a curious choice to be the...

Conor McGregor injures leg, Poirier wins UFC 264 showdown

Jul. 11, 2021 02:51 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor sat and seethed with his back on the cage, a temporary cast around his left shin and foot. The biggest star in mixed martial arts was convinced he had just been robbed of revenge on Dustin Poirier by a broken leg. “I was boxing the...

McGregor seeks revenge in 3rd fight with Poirier at UFC 264

Jul. 09, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor was soundly beaten by Dustin Poirier less than six months ago. That doesn't seem like enough time for the Irish superstar to patch all the holes Poirier punched in his game. When they complete their rivalry trilogy Saturday night in the...

In letter, USADA says it can't change marijuana rules alone

Jul. 09, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency leaders are pushing to further mitigate “harsh consequences” for marijuana if it's not intentionally used to enhance performance, though they cannot unilaterally change the rules, they wrote in a letter to members of Congress critical of the agency in the wake of...