Mixed martial arts

Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor, left, is led by an official to an unmarked vehicle while leaving the 78th Precinct of the New York Police Department, Friday, April 6, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. McGregor is facing criminal charges in the wake of a backstage melee he allegedly instigated that has forced the removal of three fights from UFC's biggest card of the year. Video footage appears to show the promotion's most bankable star throwing a hand truck at a bus full of fighters after a Thursday news conference for UFC 223 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 06, 2018 - 6:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the New York arrest of ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor (all times local): 5 p.m. Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor has been arraigned on felony criminal mischief and other charges following a backstage melee at a New York City event. McGregor answered, "Yes...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2017, file photo, Conor McGregor, center, stands next to Floyd Mayweather Jr., center left, during their weigh-in the day before their boxing match in Las Vegas. McGregor hit the headlines for the wrong reasons on Thursday, April 5, 2018, after being stripped of his UFC lightweight title. UFC president Dana White revealed at a press conference ahead of Saturday's card at the Barclays Center in New York that McGregor's 155-pound championship will be up for grabs, with the Irishman having not fought in the Octagon since winning his belt in November 2016. McGregor delivered a brief and to-the-point reaction on Twitter before later gatecrashing the UFC 223 media day, sparking chaotic scenes. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 05, 2018 - 10:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Conor McGregor was involved in a backstage melee after a news conference for UFC223, and video footage appears to show the promotion's biggest star throwing a hand truck at a bus full of fighters , injuring at least one scheduled to compete Saturday. Video showed McGregor with a...
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April 04, 2018 - 7:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Conor McGregor's run as UFC lightweight champion is set to end. The long-expected move that McGregor would lose his 155-belt was officially announced by UFC President Dana White at a press conference for Saturday's pay-per-view card at Barclays Center. McGregor has not fought for...
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Brian Ortega, top, finishes off Frankie Edgar with a series of punches during their featherweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 222 on Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
March 04, 2018 - 2:09 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brian Ortega needed less than one round at UFC 222 to do something never done before. After becoming the first person ever to knock out Frankie Edgar, there's no telling what this surfing Californian could do next. Ortega stopped the former UFC champion on a devastating uppercut...
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February 11, 2018 - 2:34 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Yoel Romero beat Luke Rockhold by knockout in the third round of their scheduled middleweight interim title bout Sunday, the main card highlight of UFC 221 at the Perth Arena. But Cuba's Romero was ineligible to claim the interim title when he missed the weight at Friday's...
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FILE - This July 15, 2015, file photo shows mixed martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey working out at Glendale Fighting Club in Glendale, Calif. The former UFC champion Rousey could soon make the move to WWE. She’s met with WWE executives and has seemed excited about the possibility of becoming a wrestler. Rousey may not debut at one of WWE’s signature events this weekend in Philadelphia because she’s filming a movie in Colombia. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 29, 2018 - 1:39 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ronda Rousey has ditched UFC for WWE. Once the most dangerous women in MMA, Rousey officially made the anticipated jump to WWE on Sunday night with a surprise appearance at the Royal Rumble in Philadelphia. The former UFC bantamweight champion also told ESPN that she's fully...
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Stipe Miocic receives his belt after a win over Francis Ngannou during a heavyweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 220, early Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
January 21, 2018 - 2:46 am
BOSTON (AP) — Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou had a violent history of first-round finishes. By the time their heavyweight bout reached the fifth round, Miocic and Ngannou huffed, puffed and trudged around the cage without a knockout in sight. Miocic set the UFC heavyweight record with his third...
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Daniel Cormier, left, exchanges blows with Volkan Oezdemir during a light-heavyweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 220, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Boston. Cormier retained the title. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
January 21, 2018 - 12:58 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on UFC 220 in Boston, with the heavyweight and light heavyweight titles up for grabs (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Stipe Miocic set the UFC heavyweight record with his third straight successful title defense, turning the anticipated slugfest against Francis Ngannou into a...
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Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the largest mixed martial arts organization in the world, opens a UFC weigh-in Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
January 19, 2018 - 9:30 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Dana White was texted a GIF of a dancing Joel Embiid from a friend who taunted the UFC president for the Philadelphia 76ers' win over the Boston Celtics. White, who lived in Boston for 10 years and is a diehard fan of the city's sports teams, fired back with something more impressive...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2016, file photo Ronda Rousey stands in the cage after Amanda Nunes forced a stoppage in the first round of their women's bantamweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 207 in Las Vegas. Rousey's next fight could come in a WWE ring. WWE executive Paul Levesque, better known as wrestling superstar Triple H, had dinner with Rousey in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, Jan. 8, again fueling speculation that UFC's biggest female star could leave the octagon for a career in sports entertainment. "We are talking to Ronda, as we've been for a while," Levesque told The Associated Press by phone on Wednesday. "She has a lot of things going on. We have a lot of things going on. But we have a great relationship with her, a very friendly standpoint for a long period of time now. It was great to catch up with her." (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
January 10, 2018 - 8:19 pm
UFC star Ronda Rousey's next fight could come in a WWE ring. WWE executive Paul Levesque, better known as wrestling superstar Triple H, had dinner with Rousey in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, again fueling speculation that UFC's biggest female star could leave the octagon for a career in sports...
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