Mixed martial arts

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Khabib Nurmagomedov is held back outside of the cage after fighting Conor McGregor in a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas. Nurmagomedov has not fought in the 11 months since he punctuated his star-making victory over McGregor at UFC 229 in Las Vegas by scaling the fence and jumping into the crowd to fight McGregor’s entourage. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
September 05, 2019 - 6:13 pm
The last time Khabib Nurmagomedov was in an octagon, he didn't leave through the door. He's hoping to make an exit more befitting a champion this weekend. The UFC's lightweight pound-for-pound king hasn't fought in the 11 months since he punctuated his star-making victory over Conor McGregor at UFC...
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August 18, 2019 - 2:54 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Stipe Miocic waited over a year to face Daniel Cormier again, and his plan for the rematch didn't start to work until they were deep in the fourth round. That's when the patient, determined firefighter from Cleveland finally got his revenge — and suddenly reclaimed his UFC...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2016, file photo, Nate Diaz, top, trades punches Conor McGregor during their UFC 196 welterweight mixed martial arts match in Las Vegas. Three years after Diaz defeated McGregor in their highly entertaining second fight, Diaz returns from his lengthy hiatus to face former champion Anthony Pettis in the co-main event of UFC 241 in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)
August 16, 2019 - 7:08 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The mostly empty arena rumbled with outsized excitement when Nate Diaz stepped onto the stage. The fans erupted into cheers while Diaz lit a joint and took a big drag before doing a little shadowboxing for the cameras. Even before he said a word at his open workout four days...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2018, file photo, Daniel Cormier celebrates after defeating Stipe Miocic in a heavyweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 226 in Las Vegas. Cormier always told his wife he wouldn't fight past 40, even when the UFC heavyweight champion knew he could still beat everybody. Cormier extended his self-imposed deadline a bit for a rematch with Stipe Miocic at UFC 241 on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, but he still isn't sure how he'll replace the thrill of competition after he finally walks away. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 15, 2019 - 6:54 pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Cormier has always seemed to have the endgame all figured out. The UFC heavyweight champion has everything in place for a satisfying, fulfilling life after mixed martial arts. A loving family. A burgeoning career in broadcasting. Varied business interests, including...
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Donald Trump Jr., right, and Eric Trump, center, watch the post fight ceremony of a lightweight mixed martial arts bout between Jim Miller and Clay Guida at UFC Fight Night Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Newark, N.J. Guida stopped Miller in the first round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 03, 2019 - 8:09 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Colby Covington didn't need to wait for another invite to the White House to chat with President Donald Trump. The UFC star had a direct line to the president and received a congratulatory call after his latest dominant victory inside the octagon. Covington wagged his tongue,...
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Max Holloway, right, punches Frankie Edgar during a mixed martial arts bout at UFC 240, in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, July 27, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 28, 2019 - 1:54 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Reigning featherweight champ Max Holloway defended his belt Saturday, overwhelming former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar at UFC 240. Holloway (21-4-0) won a unanimous five-round decision. The 27-year-old Hawaiian kept Edgar at a distance throughout the fight, stinging him...
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Mixed martial arts great Anderson "Spider" Silva of Brazil, his daughter Kaory, 23, left, his wife Dayane and son Kalyl, 20, right, recite the Pledge of Allegiance after all but Dayane were sworn in as U.S. citizens in a mass naturalization ceremony Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
July 24, 2019 - 1:07 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mixed martial arts great Anderson "Spider" Silva of Brazil became a U.S. citizen along with thousands of others in a mass naturalization ceremony Tuesday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Silva took his oath of citizenship along with his son Kalyl, 20, and daughter Kaory, 23...
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File - In this July 6, 2019, file photo, Jon Jones, right, lands a kick on Thiago Santos during their light heavyweight mixed martial arts title bout at UFC 239 in Las Vegas. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is denying allegations that he assaulted a waitress in a New Mexico strip club. Denise White, a representative for Jones, said in a statement Monday, July 22, 2019, that he is confident he will be cleared of the "baseless claim." (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)
July 22, 2019 - 6:01 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is denying allegations that he assaulted a waitress in a New Mexico strip club. Denise White, a representative for Jones, said in a statement Monday that he is confident he will be cleared of the "baseless claim." According to White...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, United States' Kayla Harrison celebrates after defeating France's Audrey Tcheumeo in the women's 78-kg judo gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Harrison improved to 5-0 in her short MMA career, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Atlantic City, N.J., and remains in the hunt to win $1 million as PFL’s lightweight champion. Harrison made Morgan Frier tap out in the first round of their fight on the PFL4 card. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 12, 2019 - 2:45 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Kayla Harrison made an Army veteran tap out and moved closer to cashing in on the richest fight of her pro career: her search for gold over, Harrison can stake her claim to $1 million in the PFL Championship. Harrison, a two-time judo Olympic gold medalist, has been...
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Amanda Nunes smiles after victory over Holly Holm during their women's bantamweight mixed martial arts title bout at UFC 239 on Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Las Vegas. Nunes won by first-round knockout. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
July 07, 2019 - 3:31 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amanda Nunes won in spectacular fashion. Jon Jones barely hung on. Both champions still emerged from UFC 239 with their belts around their waists. Nunes stopped Holly Holm late in the first round to defend her bantamweight title, and Jones squeaked out a split-decision victory over...
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