In March last year McGregor retired as reports surfaced he was under investigation for an alleged sexual assault. A separate allegation was reported later in the year, and in January McGregor responded in an interview with ESPN, saying: "Time will show all". … [Read more...] about UFC: ‘Thanks for the memories’: fight legend Conor McGregor announces retirement
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White said: "Khabib said to me 'put my belt on me'. I said no, he said 'I don't care, I'm ready for this. If I have to be arrested, I have to be arrested but I want my belt around me'." … [Read more...] about Chaos erupts at UFC 229, as Khabib Nurmagomedov attacks Conor McGregor’s team
Should he return to the UFC, a third showdown with rival Nate Diaz is likely the leading candidate. The pair has fought twice before, splitting the encounters. Diaz won the first fight when he stepped in on short notice and submitted McGregor for his only UFC loss in a thrilling affair. The rematch provided a different result, with McGregor outpointing Diaz over five rounds to win a majority decision. … [Read more...] about Mayweather Vs. McGregor Is Over: So, Now What?
Speaking Saturday at the opening of one of his boxing and fitness gyms in Torrance, California, the 42-year-old Mayweather told Reuters that he was done with boxing, citing the sport's violent nature and the fatal in-ring injuries suffered by a number of fighters, including American super welterweight Patrick Day in October. … [Read more...] about Floyd Mayweather’s retirement rollercoaster
The pay-per-view UFC 251 show is expected to be headlined by US welterweight Kamaru Usman's title defence against Brazil's Gilbert Burns. Australian featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is slated for a rematch with former champ Max Holloway, and Jose Aldo is expected to fight Russia's Petr Yan for the vacant bantamweight belt. … [Read more...] about UFC to stage ‘Fight Island’ at popular tourist destination in Abu Dhabi