Martial arts

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, Stipe Miocic, right, lands a right hand against Francis Ngannou during a heavyweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 220 in Boston. Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic welcomes the UFC's planned return. The fighter and firefighter does have some worries, though. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
April 30, 2020 - 4:59 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic welcomes UFC's plans to reopen the octagon. The fighter — and firefighter — does have some concerns, though. After scrapping an idea to hold fights on tribal land in California and cancelling or postponing several events since the start of the...
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April 24, 2020 - 2:40 pm
The UFC is returning to competition on May 9 with three shows in eight days in Jacksonville, Florida. The mixed martial arts promotion announced its plans Friday to return to action after postponing and canceling several shows due to the coronavirus pandemic. UFC 249 will be held May 9 at VyStar...
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In this photo taken via online video call on Friday, April 17, 2020, Russian Bolshoi Ballet principal dancers Maria Alexandrova and Vladislav Lantratov attend an online training with their ballet partners at home in Moscow. Russians from many walks of life are struggling to adapt to working remotely because of the coronavirus outbreak. The shutdown has driven many businesses to the verge of collapse and made millions jobless, according to estimates.(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
April 21, 2020 - 4:47 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russians from many walks of life, including Bolshoi Ballet dancers, musicians and a mixed martial arts trainer, are struggling to adapt to self-isolation because of the coronavirus outbreak. As the coronavirus outbreak has engulfed Russia, President Vladimir Putin has ordered a...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2018, file photo, UFC fighter Rose Namajunas arrives at the Kids' Choice Sports Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. The manager of Rose Namajunas says the former UFC strawweight champion won't fight at UFC 249 on April 18 after two deaths in her family related to the coronavirus pandemic. Brian Butler posted the news on Instagram on Thursday, April 9, 2020. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
April 09, 2020 - 6:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UFC 249 was canceled Thursday after ESPN and parent company Disney stopped UFC President Dana White's plan to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic. After defiantly vowing for weeks to maintain a regular schedule of fights while the rest of the sports world halted, White...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2019, file photo, Tony Ferguson, right, punches Donald Cerrone, left, during their lightweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 238 in Chicago. The UFC says Ferguson will fight Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight title in the main event of UFC 249 on April 18, 2020. The mixed martial arts promotion announced the matchup Monday, April 6, 2020. Gaethje replaces lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is apparently unable to leave Russia during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)
April 06, 2020 - 9:01 pm
UFC 249 is still on schedule for April 18, with Tony Ferguson fighting Justin Gaethje for an interim lightweight title in the main event. Although UFC President Dana White hasn’t announced a venue for his promotion's biggest pay-per-view show of the spring, he remains determined to hold an event in...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 01, 2020 - 8:57 pm
The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: A player for the Philadelphia Union has tested positive for coronavirus. It is Major League Soccer’s first player case of the virus that has caused the suspension of the season. The Union did not identify the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7 2019, file photo, Russian UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, right, fights with UFC fighter Dustin Poirier, of Lafayette, La., during lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 242 in Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Nurmagomedov says he won't leave quarantine in Russia to fight, dealing another blow to UFC President Dana White's determination to hold UFC 249 in two weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic. Nurmagomedov made his announcement Wednesday, April 1, 2020, on Instagram, telling the mixed martial arts world to "take care of yourself and put yourself in my shoes." (AP Photo/Mahmoud Khaled, File)
April 01, 2020 - 6:41 pm
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he won't leave quarantine in Russia to fight, dealing another blow to UFC President Dana White's determination to hold UFC 249 on April 18 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Nurmagomedov made his announcement Wednesday on Instagram, telling the mixed...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo, One Championship founder Chatri Sityodtong, center, gestures as Reece McLaren, right, of Australia and Danny Kingad, of the Philippines face off during the media presentation for this ONE Championship mixed martial arts fight dubbed: Dawn of Heroes, in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. As his mixed martial arts promotions go behind closed doors and audience free, Sityodtong says he's finding ways to thrive during the coronavirus pandemic that is shutting down sports around the globe. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
March 26, 2020 - 3:51 am
He survived the Asian financial crisis, which wiped out entire economies and tore his family apart. As his mixed martial arts promotions go audience free, One Championship founder Chatri Sityodtong says he's finding ways to thrive during the coronavirus pandemic that is shutting down sports around...
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Boca Juniors' Carlos Tevez kisses Gimnasia y Esgrima 's coach Diego Maradona prior to an Argentina's soccer league match at La Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
March 17, 2020 - 5:22 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local): ___ 6 p.m. Argentina's government has suspended all domestic soccer matches until the end of March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Argentina's soccer federation and the country's President Alberto...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Dana White, president of the UFC, speaks at a news conference after the UFC 229 mixed martial arts event in Las Vegas. The UFC is determined to fight on amid the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. The UFC hasn't canceled any competitions, even those previously scheduled for areas where large gatherings are now banned. White attributes his decision to go against the sports world's collective mindset partly to a conversation Thursday, March 12, 2020, with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
March 15, 2020 - 12:57 am
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The UFC staged a full fight card in an empty arena Saturday night in Brazil's capital city, sticking to its plan to keep fighting in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Charles Oliveira stopped lightweight Kevin Lee with a guillotine choke in the third round of the main...
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