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
“I did walk away from the sport – very comfortable – I didn’t have to come back,” Mayweather declared to reporters after the fight. “We do foolish things sometimes. All of us do foolish things. But I’m not a damn fool. If I see an opportunity to make $300-$350 million in 36 minutes – Why not? I had to do it. But this is the last one. You guys have my word. … [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
While his description conjured up images of an exotic setting with an octagon lapped by waves amid palm trees on an isolated beach, White instead was taking the UFC back to ultramodern Abu Dhabi. The UFC has staged past fight cards — most recently in September — on the leisure island in the United Arab Emirates. … [Read more...] about UFC to stage ‘Fight Island’ at popular tourist destination in Abu Dhabi