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How UFC’s $4bn sale marked a journey from the shadows to the mainstream

In 2001 a small group brought a mixed martial arts organization for $2m. Today it is a global brand and there is still room to grow The architects who built mixed martial arts into a globally popular sport have ceded control of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. An official release announcing a $4bn sale of the UFC to a group led …

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Claressa Shields reaffirms Rio favorite status with second straight world name

The predominating Olympic champion won her second consecutive macrocosm championship in Kazakhstan to increase a 48 -bout winning streak Claressa Shields four-year run at the summit of womens boxing continued on Friday at “the worlds” championships in Astana, Kazakhstan. The American middleweight lived up to her nature No1 ranking in the 75 kg department with a unanimous-decision win over second-seeded …

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How IBM Watson’s CMO sees the future of data and AI

Steve Gold, IBM Watson’s chief marketing officer, presents at the MMA Summit in California in July 2016.Image: photo courtesy of ibm IBM Watson can do much more than answer questions on Jeopardy. Earlier this month, the artificial intelligence system created a movie trailer. It also powers driverless cars and is helping doctors with cancer care and research. Watson is IBM’s …

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Roy Jones Jr returns to ring to beat fan by technical knockout in second round

Roy Jones Jr stepped back into the ring on Sunday night to beat a boxing fan with a second-round knockout, the latest instalment in the veterans stuttering career Roy Jones Jr stepped back into the ring on Sunday night to beat a boxing fan with a second-round knockout in the latest instalment of the veterans faltering career. Joness opponent, Vyron …

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Phil ‘CM Punk’ Brooks, former WWE star, will oblige MMA debut at UFC 203

UFC will add another superstar high-profile flesh to its line-up to go alongside the likes of Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey UFC will add another hotshot high-profile representation to its line-up to go alongside the likes of Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey, with the proclamation that former WWE star Phil CM Punk Brooks will oppose at UFC 203 in September. …

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Amir Khan ready for Canelo Alvarez but also clues at MMA switch

Saturdays WBC middleweight title crash in Las Vegas could be Bolton boxers biggest exam yet, so is a surprising time to start talking about ceasing the ring Holding court at his exercise basi on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, Amir Khan considered enough topics had demonstrated that next Saturdays WBC middleweight title fight against Sal Canelo lvarez in …

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Hidden faultline: how Trump v Clinton is laying bare America’s class divide

With the Republican candidates claimed charity for the poorly trained reciprocated in the polls, socioeconomic class could fluctuate the presidency in 2016 The sign hanging on Main Street announces, Crawfords Restaurant, Guns& Ammo. In the window an illuminated signal develops: Breakfast, lunch specials; placards, talents, playthings, ammo, artilleries, groc. Inside, there is an unpretentious coffeehouses and shelves of offering placards, …

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6 Bafflingly Dark Moments In Beloved Children’s Book Series

Think back to when you two are a child and your mothers would read you to sleep … or to when you learned how to read yourself to sleep while, let’s face it, your parents were out at the dog racetrack. Children’s books were, and are, a supernatural space to recreation and adventure written by writers who are probably too …

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Will Ronda Rousey’s downfall kill female UFC? Don’t panic just yet

The Americans future is uncertain after defeat to Amanda Nunes. But womens mixed martial arts are in rude health and has other big draws Ronda Rousey was rare enough, and the memory of womens MMA was shallow enough, that some people believed as she went so would the trajectory of female cage fighting. From the moment Rousey proved she could …

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