Martial arts

Nigeria's Israel Adesanya, left, reacts after defeating Brazil's Anderson Silva during their middleweight bout at the UFC 234 event in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
February 10, 2019 - 1:30 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Robert Whittaker provided most of the early drama at UFC 234 in Australia and Israel Adesanya quite a lot at the end. About eight hours before their scheduled fight, Australia's UFC middleweight champion Whittaker withdrew from his championship defense against Kelvin...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2018, file photo,Jon Jones, right, lands a kick to Alexander Gustafsson during the UFC men's light heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 232 in Inglewood, Calif. UFC light heavyweight champion Jones was granted a one-fight license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday, Jan. 29, clearing way for his title defense against Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on March 2. Jones had a hearing in front of the commission regarding the M3 metabolite, oral turinabol, for which he tested positive prior to his fight against Gustafsson at UFC 232, originally set for Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)
January 29, 2019 - 8:12 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was granted a one-fight license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday, clearing way for his title defense against Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on March 2. Jones had a hearing in front of the commission regarding the M3 metabolite,...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, photo, Choi Young-ae, head of the National Human Rights Commission, speaks on human rights conditions in sports circles during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview possibly thousands of athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to say they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches. (Choe Dong-jun/Newsis via AP)
January 23, 2019 - 2:28 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview thousands of adult and child athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to say they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches. The yearlong investigation will cover 50...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016, file photo, first place finisher Shim Suk-hee, from South Korea, races during the women's 1,500-meter finals at a World Cup short track speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah. More South Korean female skaters are saying they have been sexually abused by their coaches following explosive claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim that she had been raped by her former coach since she was a teen, according to group representing athletes on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 21, 2019 - 7:55 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed Monday following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her former coach had repeatedly raped her. The announcement came amid a...
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Henry Cejudo celebrates after a flyweight mixed martial arts championship bout against TJ Dillashaw at UFC Fight Night early Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New York. Cejudo stopped Dillashaw in the first round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
January 20, 2019 - 1:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Henry Cejudo needed only a record 32 seconds to defend his 125-pound title in New York. Cejudo's next defense was a passionate one for the flyweights — and the hope that the pounding he put on T.J. Dillashaw early Sunday was enough to keep a sparkling new UFC title belt around his...
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Allen Crowder, right, falls down after Greg Hardy delivered a knee to his head during the second round of a heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC Fight Night, early Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New York. Crowder won the fight after Hardy was disqualified for an illegal knee. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
January 20, 2019 - 12:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the UFC card in New York with T.J. Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo fighting for the 125-pound title (all times local): 12:35 a.m. Henry Cejudo did his part to defend the UFC 125-pound title and perhaps the fate of the flyweight division with a punishing first-round win over...
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Amanda Nunes, right, celebrates after defeating Cris Cyborg in the UFC women's featherweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 232, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
December 30, 2018 - 2:21 am
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Amanda Nunes pulled off one of the most surprising wins in mixed martial arts history when she left the world's most feared female fighter face-down on the canvas. Jon Jones merely did exactly what everyone expects him to do whenever he manages to get out of his own way...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2018, file photo, Jon Jones, left, pushes Alexander Gustafsson out of the way during a news conference about their light heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden in New York. UFC 232 is on track to sell out the Forum in Inglewood just six days after the end-of-the-year show was moved from Las Vegas to Southern California. That is a testament to the quality of a card headlined by Jones' return to the UFC against Gustafsson. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
December 28, 2018 - 7:11 pm
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Dana White knew the UFC would take some pretty big hits, both financial and otherwise, when he moved its traditional end-of-the-year show from Las Vegas to Southern California on six days' notice to keep Jon Jones on the card despite his latest positive drug test. Some hits...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2018, file photo, Jon Jones talks in New York about his mixed martial arts light heavyweight bout against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232. Jones is defiantly defending his role in the decision to move UFC 232 from Nevada to California on six days’ notice after he tested positive for low levels of a banned steroid. The former light heavyweight champion gave a passionate, occasionally bizarre performance Thursday at a news conference ahead of his title fight against Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
December 27, 2018 - 9:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jon Jones' latest troubling drug test compelled the UFC to move an entire pay-per-view show from Nevada to California on six days' notice, disrupting thousands of fans' holiday plans and shrinking his fellow UFC 232 fighters' paychecks. Yet Jones believes he's also a victim in...
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Max Holloway, left, fights Brian Ortega during the featherweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 231 in Toronto on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 09, 2018 - 2:30 am
TORONTO (AP) — Featherweight champion Max Holloway stopped top contender Brian Ortega by TKO at UFC 231 on Saturday night The fight was stopped by the doctor after four rounds. Ortega's left eye was almost closed, his face bloodied. The skills of Holloway, who was returning from an injury-plagued...
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