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The Joy of Six: athletes who crossed over into combat sports

From a college basketball player turned sumo star to an ageless brawler, we present half a dozen athletes who decided to get a little more physical 1) Brock Lesnar, college wrestling to MMA Can you imagine if they hadnt taken a chunk out of his colon? If Mixed Martial Arts has a modern Bo Jackson, it might very well be …

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The fight game reloaded: how MMA conquered the world | Andy Bull

On the eve of UFC 196, Andy Bull goes inside the world of mixed martial arts to report on how a journey from reviled human cockfighting to mainstream acceptance has transformed it into a hugely profitable industry, and whether concerns over safety and the legitimacy of its visceral violence are justified Late last Saturday night, two fights. The first a …

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Jon Jones out of UFC 200 main event due to potential doping contravention

UFC interim light heavyweight champion has been notified of a potential doping contravention regulating him out of contest with Daniel Cormier UFC interim light-colored heavyweight endorse Jon Jones was notified of a potential doping contravention Wednesday night, ruling him out of his contest with Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 200. A grim-faced UFC president Dana White announced …

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Conor McGregor now constructs the rules in UFC … and everybody else follows

After McGregors exultation in UFC 205, the organizations brand-new owners may as well give the Irishman a piece of the money. Hes doing whatever he craves now anyway Conor McGregor may behave like an unrepentant lout at times. He may razz, scorn and harass his opposings, the space he played with Eddie Alvarez before finishing him off early Sunday morning. …

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How Kimbo Slice and MMA challenge our notions of celebrity and humanity

Beau Dure: The fighters sudden death and the Ariel Helwani uproar have showcased the complex and compelling nature of a sport that is becoming difficult to ignore Summer 2009: A small group of reporters ascended a hidden flight of stairs in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. While thousands of people milled around the UFCs first Fan Expo, we were going …

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UFC owners reportedly considering bargain to sell organisation for$ 4bn

The owners of the UFC may be close to selling the wildly-popular mixed martial arts organization for more than $3.5 bn, according to an ESPN report The owneds of the UFC may be close to selling the wildly-popular mixed martial arts organization for more than $3.5 bn, according to an ESPN report. Brothers Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, who own 80% …

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Ronda Rousey pays tribute to Holly Holm on Saturday Night Live

Ronda Rousey has congratulated Holly Holm for the first time since the pair contended in Melbourne last year Ronda Rousey has praised Holly Holm for the first time since the pair campaigned in Melbourne last year. Holm justification a huge upset when she knocked out Rousey, handing her adversary the first demolish of her career. Rousey was appearing as a …

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All eyes on Conor McGregor as UFC makes its return to New York

Fans at Madison Square Garden for UFC 205 will walk through the doors expecting the best that MMA can offer, and on paper, at least, they should get it For the first time in more than 21 years, the UFC is set to promote an event in New York. On Saturday evening at the hallowed Madison Square Garden, the UFC …

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Michael Bisping dazes Luke Rockhold to become Britain’s first UFC champion

The Englishman KOd UFC middleweight endorse Luke Rockhold in the opening round at The Forum in Inglewood, California, on Saturday night Michael The Count Bisping hadnt received the respect he deserved during his successful 12 -year career. Perhaps now he will. The 37 -year-old Englishman stupefied UFC middleweight champ Luke Rockhold in the opening round at The Forum in Inglewood, …

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