Mixed martial arts

June 14, 2017 - 5:59 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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, who retired in September 2015 after winning all 49 of his pro fights, will face a mixed martial arts fighter who has never been in a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2016, file photo, Stipe Miocic speaks during a post fight press conference after his knockout win over Alistair Overeem, from the Netherlands, in a heavyweight title bout at UFC 203, in Cleveland. Miocic finally gets his chance for revenge, and this time he is defending his world heavyweight title for the second time. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)
May 12, 2017 - 2:53 am
DALLAS (AP) — Stipe Miocic prefers trying to avoid any extended talk about the possibility of matching some UFC heavyweight history, much like sidestepping a jab aimed for his jaw. Miocic will try Saturday night to become only the fifth UFC heavyweight fighter to defend his title twice. To do so,...
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April 15, 2017 - 11:01 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Demetrious Johnson joked earlier this week that the UFC owes him nine more title belts, one for each time "Mighty Mouse" has successfully defended his flyweight championship. Well, now Dana White and Co. owe him 10. Johnson picked apart Brazilian challenger Wilson Reis...
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April 15, 2017 - 10:27 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Demetrious Johnson picked apart Wilson Reis before catching him in an armbar and forcing him to submit Saturday night, retaining his UFC flyweight title for the 10th time to match longtime middleweight king Anderson Silva's record for consecutive defenses. Johnson (26-2-1)...
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April 15, 2017 - 10:25 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Demetrious Johnson picked apart Wilson Reis before catching him in an armbar and forcing him to submit Saturday night, retaining his UFC flyweight title for the 10th time to match longtime middleweight king Anderson Silva's record for consecutive defenses. Johnson (26-2-1)...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2015, file photo, Demetrious Johnson celebrates after defeating John Dodson in a flyweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 191 in Las Vegas. Johnson will again defend his flyweight title against Brazilian Wilson Reis in the main event at Sprint Center, the first time the UFC has ventured into Kansas City.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 14, 2017 - 4:58 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Demetrious Johnson had just finished an open workout on a muggy spring afternoon when the UFC flyweight champion was asked about the impressive haul of title belts he has amassed over the years. Did that ever set off a diatribe. In rant that was half-serious, half-joking,...
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Daniel Cormier, left, battles Anthony Johnson during a light heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 210, early Sunday, April 9 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
April 09, 2017 - 2:08 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — With a vicious choke, Daniel Cormier forced Anthony Johnson into submission and retirement. Cormier's next title challenger? Pick a fighter outside of the cage. Cormier easily defeated "Rumble" Johnson for the second time in two years, using a rear naked choke to retain the...
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Thiago Alves punches Patrick Cote during a welterweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 210, Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
April 09, 2017 - 1:04 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Daniel Cormier beat Anthony Johnson for the second time, using a submission victory to retain the light heavyweight championship in the main event of UFC 210 on Saturday night. With tears in his eyes, Johnson announced his retirement inside the octagon, saying "it's time for me...
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Featherweight Shane Burgos ducks a kick by Charles Rosa during a mixed martial arts bout at UFC 210, Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
April 09, 2017 - 12:44 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Daniel Cormier beat Anthony Johnson for the second time, using a submission victory to retain the light heavyweight championship in the main event of UFC 210 on Saturday night. With tears in his eyes, Johnson announced his retirement inside the octagon, saying "it's time for me...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2016, file photo, mixed martial arts fighter Jon Jones cries as he speaks during a news conference in Las Vegas. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is prepared to break his nine-month silence on Friday, April 7, 2017. On the eve of UFC 210, Jones is scheduled to address the media for the first time since July, when he was issued a one-year suspension following a positive drug test. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 07, 2017 - 7:14 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — 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 as "the greatest mixed martial artist who's ever walked this planet" in speaking to the media for the first...
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