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UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018

UFC star Conor McGregor posts $50,000 bond, released after arraignment

UFC star Conor McGregor is facing criminal charges after a backstage melee injured two fighters, including Spokane’s Michael Chiesa, and forced the removal of three bouts on Saturday night from …


Grip on Sports: There was a moment yesterday most Masters watchers felt they were actually on the course

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s not often a person watching the Masters at home thinks, with some actual justification, “I could do that.” And then along came Sergio Garcia …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018

Conor McGregor’s UFC rampage leaves Spokane’s Michael Chiesa injured

Conor McGregor responded to UFC President Dana White’s decision to strip him of his lightweight belt in typically understated fashion: by tweeting an unprintable insult, crashing a pre-fight media event, …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018

UFC officially strips inactive Conor McGregor of 155-pound title

Conor McGregor has been stripped of the UFC lightweight championship. The expected move was officially announced by UFC president Dana White at a press conference for Saturday’s pay-per-view card at …


Ronda Rousey’s WWE deal gets ex-UFC star back in bright spotlight

Ronda Rousey stayed silent as she pointed from the ring toward the WrestleMania logo that hung in the rafters. Without saying a word, the MMA great made clear she was …


Jessica-Rose Clark outlasts Paige VanZant; Jeremy Stephens stops Dooho Choi

Jessica-Rose Clark ended a difficult week with a unanimous decision over Paige VanZant on Sunday in the UFC Fight Night card. The 30-year-old Australian improved to 9-4, receiving winning scores …


WWE wants UFC star Ronda Rousey to jump from octagon to ring

UFC star Ronda Rousey’s next fight could come in a WWE ring. WWE executive Paul Levesque, better known as wrestling superstar Triple H, had dinner with Rousey in Los Angeles …


Max Holloway beats Jose Aldo again, keeps UFC featherweight belt

Max Holloway defended his UFC featherweight title by beating Jose Aldo in a rematch, winning his 12th straight fight with a TKO late in the third round. Holloway beat Aldo …


Luke Rockhold cements contender status with win at UFC Pittsburgh

No. 3 middleweight Luke Rockhold beat David Branch with a flurry of strikes in the second round of a showdown between ranked fighters Saturday night, re-establishing himself as a top …


Conor’s choices: Defend UFC belt, box again, or Diaz III?

Conor McGregor never got knocked down while losing his revolutionary crossover boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. The defeat is likely to prove very profitable for McGregor, who is now …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017

Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor ready for big fight in Vegas

Floyd Mayweather has weighed in at a trim 149 1/2 pounds for his boxing showdown with Conor McGregor, who also made weight at 153 pounds. The undefeated boxer and the …


Jon Jones facing discipline, questions after failing drug test

Jon Jones will need an awfully good explanation for the latest major setback in his checkered mixed martial arts career. Jones could be facing a multiyear suspension after the U.S. …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017

UFC: Champ Jon Jones flagged for another failed doping test

Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been notified of another potential violation of the UFC’s anti-doping policy. Jones’ potential violation stems from a sample collected after his weigh-in July 28 …


Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier rematch headlines outstanding UFC 214 card

Jon Jones traveled a rocky path to his rematch with Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 in Anaheim. The former UFC light heavyweight champion has been stripped of his belt twice …


UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017

Robert Whittaker edges Yoel Romero, grabs interim belt at UFC 213

Robert Whittaker won the UFC interim middleweight title by surging in the late rounds to earn a unanimous decision over Yoel Romero at UFC 213. Whittaker recovered from a hyperextended …


Amanda Nunes meets Valentina Shevchenko, Yoel Romero takes on Robert Whittaker at UFC 213

Amanda Nunes is the first person to hold on to the UFC bantamweight title for more than a few months since Ronda Rousey lost it. Nunes makes her second defense …


Former UFC fighter Tim Hague dies after getting knocked out in boxing match

Former UFC heavyweight fighter Tim Hague died Sunday after suffering a brain injury during a boxing match on Friday, his family confirmed to CTV News Edmonton.


UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017

Floyd Mayweather Jr. coming back to fight UFC star Conor McGregor Aug. 26

Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Wednesday he will come out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on Aug. 26. Mayweather retired in September 2015 after …


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017

Getting closer: Conor McGregor resolves Floyd Mayweather Jr. bout with UFC

Conor McGregor has come to an agreement with UFC that has moved a proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. closer to reality. UFC President Dana White said he reached a …


UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017

Stipe Miocic beats Junior Dos Santos to retain UFC heavyweight title

Stipe Miocic beat Junior Dos Santos with a first-round technical knockout to defend his heavyweight title at UFC 211. In the co-main event, Joanna Jedrzejczyk scored a unanimous, five-round decision …


Stipe Miocic 2nd UFC heavyweight defense is rematch vs. Junior Dos Santos

Stipe Miocic will have to beat a former champion has already beaten him if he wants to become only the fifth UFC heavyweight fighter to defend his title twice. Miocic …


Ronda Rousey announces engagement to fighter Travis Browne

Forget the octagon, Ronda Rousey is buzzing about a ring after announcing her engagement to fellow MMA fighter Travis Browne. Rousey flashed the ring and made the announcement in a …


Demetrious Johnson matches UFC record with 10th flyweight title defense

Demetrious Johnson picked apart Wilson Reis before catching him in an arm bar and forcing him to submit. Johnson retained his UFC flyweight title for the 10th time to match …


Gegard Mousasi beats Chris Weidman by TKO at UFC 210

Gegard Mousasi stopped Chris Weidman by TKO in the second round of a confusing conclusion to a middleweight bout at UFC 210 on Saturday night.


Jon Jones as confident as ever while serving latest UFC ban

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones may have lost a year of his career because of a doping ban. He’s not lost his familiar bluster. Jones referred to himself …


Woodley edges Thompson, keeps belt in dull fight at UFC 209

Tyron Woodley retained his UFC welterweight title with a desultory majority decision over Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in their rematch at UFC 209 on Saturday night.


Georges St. Pierre opens comeback in big verbal exchange with Bisping

Georges St. Pierre has officially returned to the UFC, and the longtime mixed martial arts hero already has a villainous new foil. He traded insults with middleweight champion Michael Bisping …


Nurmagomedov weight issues scrap UFC 209 bout with Ferguson

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC interim lightweight title bout with Tony Ferguson has been canceled one day before UFC 209 after Nurmagomedov was hospitalized due to problems making weight. The promotion says …


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017

Mark Hunt returns to UFC cage, even with his lawsuit pending

Mark Hunt is fighting for the UFC this weekend. He is also suing the mixed martial arts promotion with wide-ranging charges of fraud and racketeering. The New Zealand heavyweight says …


Title bouts highlight fight fan-friendly UFC 209 card

UFC 209 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday is packed with talent, if not fighters with worldwide name recognition. In the main event, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and …