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Conor McGregor’s movement method: the missing link in MMA?

The Irishman fights Nate Diaz on Saturday and McGregor claims his fine recent form comes from a training regimen that looks like something out of Karate Kid Conor McGregor fits the mold of the flashy fighter. While some of his counterparts attend media events wearing an understated t-shirt and baseball cap, McGregor is most comfortable delivering post-fight invectives in a …

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Conor McGregor gives up UFC featherweight title but keeps lightweight belt

Conor McGregor has vacated his featherweight title, ending his time as a two-division champion, UFC has confirmed Conor McGregor has vacated his featherweight title, ending his time as a two-division champion, UFC has confirmed. The Irishman won the title when he knocked out Jose Aldo at UFC 194 in December 2015 but has never defended the belt. The move means …

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Man arrested over hit-and-run death of MMA fighter Jordan Parsons

A man has been arrested in Florida over the death of professional mixed martial artist Jordan Parsons, who died last week after a hit-and-run incident A man has been arrested in Florida over the death of professional mixed martial artist Jordan Parsons, who died last week after a hit-and-run incident. Delray Beach Police say 28-year-old Dennis Wright was arrested after …

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USA’s Kayla Harrison wins second straight Olympic judo gold

Harrison, 26, beats Frances Audrey Tcheumo in the 78kg final to retain her Olympic crown and immediately retires This time was nothing like 2012. But nothing would ever be like 2012. For on that July day in London when Kayla Harrison went from unknown to American judo sensation, everything exploded inside her: the sexual abuse from of a previous coach, …

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Will UFC’s new owners Disneyfy a once edgy attraction?

The fighting organization has long traded on its outsider status. But its new owners may well change how its fighters and the media are treated The UFC didnt become a pay-per-view colossus playing by corporate Americas rules. Instead, it took the disquieting concept of two humans fighting inside a cage to sometimes bloody completion and polished it enough to sell …

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Angela Lee and MMA’s project to crack the $18 tn-plus Asian sell

The Canadian boxer is a heart-pounding talent, and could become a huge virtuoso in countries where martial art are a huge part of the culture Angela Lee wants parties to think of her as a typical young lady, but thats difficult to accept considering what shes already done. Im a ordinary person who happens to be a fighter and a …

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Why Ronda Rousey has changed the world for women like Adeline Gray

Gray, a US Olympic medal hope who grew up wrestling sons, tells Les Carpenter how the UFC fighter has given her the confidence to be herself American wrestler Adeline Gray sat at the Olympics the other era, thanking a fighter shes never fulfilled for forming her feeling beautiful. Ronda Rousey, with her inhuman frown and balled-up fists, who rants about …

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Bisping trounces Henderson on points to retain name in thriller

Michael Bisping lived two knockdowns to pulsate Dan Henderson by unanimous decision Though the words And still! do not sound quite as outraging as the words And brand-new !, it is still not entirely fathomable that Michael Bisping is the undisputed UFC middleweight endorse of the world. And hitherto that is precisely what he is, his region held via unanimous …

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Gervonta Davis talks a good fight but Floyd Mayweather Jr steals limelight

Floyd Mayweathers protg Gervonta Davis protects his IBF title against Liam Walsh at Londons Copper Box Arena on Saturday but Mayweather himself is overshadowing the occasion Professional boxing operates on a simple principle: destroy all harmony. It has been that practice for a couple of centuries and it is not altogether a mystery granted it is a sport that alters …

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