Martial arts

FILE - In this July 7, 2016, file photo, mixed martial arts fighter Jon Jones reacts as he speaks during a news conference in Las Vegas. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones should be eligible to fight by late October after completing a 15-month suspension for a doping violation. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 announced the length of Jones’ ban for his second violation of the UFC’s anti-doping policy. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
September 19, 2018 - 9:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is eligible to return to competition by late October after completing a 15-month suspension for a doping violation. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Wednesday announced the length of Jones' ban for his second violation of the UFC's...
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Tyron Woodley, top, elbows Darren Till in the face during their welterweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 228 on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Dallas. Woodley won by submission. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
September 09, 2018 - 2:50 am
DALLAS (AP) — Tyron Woodley had the crowd buzzing instead of booing in his latest UFC welterweight title defense. The champion who keeps on winning likely will avoid the wrath of UFC President Dana White this time as well, while Woodley waits for his next opponent. Woodley sent Darren Till to the...
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A performer sings during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
September 02, 2018 - 10:32 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia billed itself the "Energy of Asia" during the Asian Games, which closed Sunday in a ceremony emphasizing the country's diversity and the ties linking the 11,000 athletes who competed for 45 nations. The opening ceremony two weeks ago was highly choreographed, but...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Kevin Hart is interviewed after the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game in Minneapolis. The Professional Fighters League is the latest mixed martial arts promotion that will try and compete with UFC. Comedian Kevin Hart is among the investors in the league. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman, File)
August 29, 2018 - 2:13 pm
Kevin Hart had a bit in his standup routine where his attempt to trash-talk his way out of a fight ended up with the comic offering a hug instead. "This is dumb. I don't want to fight you," Hart says to laughter . "This is stupid. You've got to have a purpose, man. I'm not that guy." Hart will...
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August 09, 2018 - 5:41 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former UFC champion Mark Coleman says he's among the victims of a now-dead Ohio State team doctor who's been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 100 former students. Coleman released a statement Thursday saying he wants to cooperate with investigators. He also says that...
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Henry Cejudo, left, kicks Demetrious Johnson during their UFC flyweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 227 in Los Angeles, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
August 05, 2018 - 1:05 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Henry Cejudo ended Demetrious Johnson's nearly six-year reign as the UFC flyweight champion Saturday night, earning a split-decision victory in a stunning upset at UFC 227. T.J. Dillashaw also defended his bantamweight title with a vicious first-round stoppage of former champ...
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August 03, 2018 - 5:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Conor McGregor will return to mixed martial arts on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas with a bout against UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. The UFC dramatically announced the matchup Friday to close a news conference promoting the slate of fight cards for the rest of 2018. McGregor...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2018 file photo, Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor, center, is escorted by New York Court Police officers after a hearing at the Brooklyn Criminal Court, in New York. McGregor is due in court amid plea negotiations to resolve charges stemming from a backstage melee at a New York City arena. The 30-year-old Irish fighter is expected to be joined Thursday, July 26 in Brooklyn by his 25-year-old friend and co-defendant Cian Cowley. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
July 26, 2018 - 9:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in exchange for community service to resolve charges stemming from a backstage melee at a New York City arena. McGregor will also be evaluated for an anger management program in addition to his five days...
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July 08, 2018 - 2:38 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brock Lesnar is coming back to the UFC next year, and new heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier wants to fight him. UFC President Dana White confirmed the long-anticipated mixed martial arts return of the professional wrestler Saturday night after UFC 226. White intends to book...
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Daniel Cormier celebrates after defeating Stipe Miocic in a heavyweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 226, Saturday, July 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 08, 2018 - 2:11 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Daniel Cormier knocked out the UFC heavyweight champion, argued with a professional wrestler and left the octagon dancing with glee and perfect balance, thanks to one championship belt on each arm. There will never be another Saturday night like it for the 39-year-old former...
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