2018 was a year of anniversaries for mixed-martial arts. The UFC celebrated its 25th year with a commemorative event in Denver in November and finished their contract with FoxSports, signalling the start of a new chapter with ESPN in 2019.
Bellator MMA also celebrated their tenth year with a heavyweight grand
As the oldest recorded town in Britain, it’s difficult to produce many more firsts for Colchester, the former Roman settlement. When Cage Warriors came to Charter Hall, though, it marked the first opportunity for Europe’s top MMA fighters to entertain the Essex crowd just as their Roman counterparts did.
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Most children in the UK dream of scoring a goal in the FA Cup Final at Wembley. Or scoring a hundred in an Ashes test at Lords. Even sinking a putt on the 18th at St Andrews to win The Open. Very few have ambitions to step foot in a
Conor McGregor managed to push his way through the rankings of the UFC in a very short space of time and it seems as if that will-to-win hasn't deserted him following Forbes’ release of the highest-paid athletes in the world.
McGregor was listed number four on the rich list ahead of
It’s been labelled “brutal” and “barbaric” by some, but just why has MMA spawned a whole generation of loyal fans in recent years?
Coral Barry is chief sports editor for boxing and MMA at Metro Sport. Sports Gazette got in touch with her to find out about this ever-growing sport, and
Different Class looks at the upcoming UFC 217 event in New York.
Conor McGregor has not fought in the UFC since winning the Lightweight title almost a year ago. Such is the disparity in popularity between him and his fellow fighters, he can exert more control over who and when he fights than anyone. Here, we identify who his next opponent might