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Two deaths a chilling reminder of the perils that lurk in the ring | Bryan Armen Graham

Boxing should not be abolished but it may need reform from within after a tragic week There are no easy answers for the tragedies that have rocked professional boxing over the past week. The Argentinian junior welterweight Hugo Alfredo Santillan died on Thursday from injuries suffered during last Saturday’s fight against Uruguay’s Eduardo Javier Abreu in the Buenos Aires, becoming …

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‘I did a whole lot of crying’: the spectacular fall and rise of Ronda Rousey

The ex-UFC champion opens up about her fall from the top of the sporting landscape, her eclectic second act and how to prepare for the apocalypse Ronda Rousey was once again situated on the dais to promote an event she’s prominently featured in, but this time the other participants weren’t fighters. They weren’t even fellow WWE wrestlers, though she would …

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Conor McGregor: UFC star announces ‘retirement from mixed martial arts’

Controversial Irish MMA fighter tweets decision to retire, saying he wishes his old colleagues well UFC star Conor McGregor appears to have announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. McGregor, the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion, tweeted: “Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as ‘Mixed Martial Art’ today. “I wish all my …

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Conor McGregor reportedly under investigation for sexual assault

Hours after Conor McGregor announced his retirement from mixed martial arts, the New York Times has reported that he is under investigation over allegations of sexual assault Hours after Conor McGregor announced his retirement from mixed martial arts, the New York Times has reported that he is under investigation over allegations of sexual assault. According to the Times, the former …

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What is UFC Fight Pass, and should MMA fans subscribe?

Combat sports certainly aren’t suffering from a lack of exposure online these days. MMA fans can watch UFC events on , and Bellator followers can view their favorite grapplers on  or Paramount Network. But if you’re a hardcore UFC fan, you’re going to want UFC Fight Pass. Along with live-action events, the UFC Fight Pass allows you take in “thousands …

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Why the UFC’s ‘sportswashing’ of Chechnya’s dictator is a problem

The presence of Ramzan Kadyrov in the front row of a UFC show highlights a troubling link between the Chechen strongman and the MMA promotion On Saturday 15 September, Ramzan Kadyrov walked into Moscow’s Olimpiyskiy Stadium to watch the evening’s fights. Dressed in beige jeans and a white t-shirt with a matching jacket, the notorious Chechen strongman was surrounded by …

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Conor McGregor has turned into what he once condemned: a bully and a bum

The Irishmans tiresome act is doing more to destroy the UFCs hard-won credibility than any stomach-turning brawl or failed doping test Watching Conor McGregor racing through the loading dock at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Thursday, throwing dollies at a bus like some crazy-eyed hooligan, I could only think of John McCain. It was the US senator who years ago denounced …

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Conor McGregor avoids jail time with plea deal for Brooklyn melee

Conor McGregor accepted a plea deal that will see the former UFC champion avoid jail time for charges stemming from his actions at a press event in April This time, Conor McGregor didn’t put up a fight. The mixed martial arts star pleaded guilty on Thursday to disorderly conduct and will perform five days of community service to resolve charges …

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Conor McGregor eschews jail occasion with plea transaction for Brooklyn melee

Conor McGregor consented a request cope that will see the former UFC champion avoid jail time for fees stemming from his actions at a press happening in April This time, Conor McGregor didn’t put up a fight. The mixed martial arts whiz pleaded guilty on Thursday to disorderly conduct and will perform five days of community service to resolve accuses …

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