Japanese Martial Arts Articles

Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields wins her professional debut

Two-times Olympic gold medalist defeats Franchon Crews by four-round unanimous decision in professional debut Claressa Shields attributed her decision to turn professional to a desire to build a legacy. So far, so good. The two-times Olympic gold medalist cruised to one-sided points win over Franchon Crews in a highly entertaining four-round super middleweight bout on the undercard of Saturdays light …

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‘Dirtbag’: Conor McGregor’s former sparring partner resumes attack

A week after walking out of Conor McGregors training camp, his former sparring partner has launched into another attack on the Irishman A week after walking out of Conor McGregors training camp, his former sparring partner has launched into another attack on the Irishman. Paulie Malignaggi was helping McGregor to prepare for his fight with former boxing world champion Floyd …

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Conor McGregor announces he’ll ‘take over Irish whiskey market’ with signature brand

Conor McGregor’s next business venture will pack a pretty powerful punch. Following his much anticipated professional boxing debut on Saturday night, the Irish mixed martial artist announced the upcoming release of his very own brand of “Notorious” Irish whiskey. During Sunday morning’s post-fight press conference — and directly after Floyd Mayweather brought him up to the podium — McGregor sauntered …

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Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor ‘Money Fight’ poised to generate $600m

Saturdays fight may not be a classic but income from tickets, TV sales, sponsorship and betting will make it one of the most lucrative in history Say what you like about undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor’s upcoming contest (“boring” and a “farce” are two of the kinder previews) but the so-called “Money Fight” …

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Ultimate Fighting Championship: the fight of our lives?

Mixed martial arts is the fastest-growing sport on Earth. Beloved by Vladimir Putin and its so-called godfather, Donald Trump, what does this bloody spectacle say about the world we live in? We took a seat cage-side For an event that presents itself as the most exciting combat sport in the world the Ultimate Fighting Championship involves many long minutes in …

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No Matter Who Acquires Mayweather-McGregor, the Biggest Loser Is HBO

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s defensive genius has made him the easiest boxer in history for opponents to miss. Early on, it was the high-powered promoters and executives who failed to accurately assess his earning potential. Money Mayweather still hasn’t forgotten. For the last bout of his career, Mayweather is avenging the perceived slights he suffered at the beginning of his illustrious career. Renowned …

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UFC to cut 15% of staff three months after$ 4bn sale

Cuts to enterprises come just three months after$ 4bn auction to WME-IMG while bureaucrats say there is no immediate plans to reduce UFC event schedule Three months after changing hands for$ 4bn, UFC is manufacturing staff redundant. A UFC official said the layoffs represented under 15% of the labour force. A root confirmed that staff had already been laid off, …

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Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight set to break viewing records

Promoters claim fight will be available to view in 1bn homes either on TV or online Conor McGregor’s improbable challenge of Floyd Mayweather Jr could be seen by a staggering 50 million people in the United States as fans and the curious gather in small and large parties. The fight on Saturday night threatens the pay-per-view revenue record set by …

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Jon Jones reportedly stripped of title after failing UFC 214 drugs test

The No1 pound-for-pound fighter in mixed martial arts failed a drug test following his comeback victory over Daniel Cormier last month at UFC 214 Jon Jones failed a drug test following his comeback victory over Daniel Cormier last month at UFC 214. The 30-year-old, widely regarded as the No1 pound-for-pound fighter in mixed martial arts, tested positive for the steroid …

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