Latest Men's martial arts News

Fighter dies weeks after knock out during Mississippi event

Oct. 05, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A 38-year-old mixed martial arts fighter has died more than a month after he was knocked out in the ring during a Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship event in Biloxi, Mississippi. Justin Ray Thornton died Monday, the Natchez Democrat reported. He...

Police: UFC star Jon Jones dented police SUV with his head

Sep. 28, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former UFC champion Jon Jones dented a patrol vehicle with his head during his arrest last week on a domestic battery charge for allegedly grabbing his fiancée by her hair, according to an arrest report made public Tuesday. Jones’ fiancée left their...

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 14:30 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...

2 Afghan athletes arrive in Tokyo to compete in Paralympics

Aug. 28, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Two athletes from Afghanistan have arrived in Tokyo to compete in the Paralympics, the International Paralympic Committee said Saturday. The two-person team of Zakia Khudadadi and Hossain Rasouli had flown from Kabul to Paris before continuing on to Tokyo,...

Roundup of Olympic gold medals from Saturday, August 7

Aug. 07, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Saturday, August 7, at the Tokyo Games: ___ ARTISTIC SWIMMING TEAM FREE Svetlana Romashina has won the seventh gold medal of her Olympic career by leading the...

Olympic Latest: France earns gold for 1st volleyball medal

Aug. 07, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT France made sure its first Olympic volleyball medal would...

Olympic Latest: Canada wins 1st gold in women's soccer

Aug. 06, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Canada won its first Olympic gold medal in women’s...

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. ...

Olympics Latest: China women win table tennis again

Aug. 05, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT China's women continued their table tennis dominance,...