MMA star Conor McGregor broke his silence on social media Thursday by raising a toast to his fans, his team and even Floyd Mayweather, regretting only that he didn’t have more time to prepare for his fight against the now-retired boxer. “Just coming back around after a whirlwind couple of days,” McGregor posted on Instagram.
In combat sports, there is always a fine line between winning and losing. The simplest of mistakes can result in a loss, not to mention bodily harm. Every athlete is human, and thus capable of making a mistake. That goes for their coaches as well. ESPN asked several of the best trainers in mixed martial
Derrick Lewis, the UFC’s No. 6-ranked heavyweight told ESPN’s SportsCenter on Wednesday that he believes has helped rescue “over 100 people” in Houston in harm’s way because of Hurricane Harvey. “Me and my wife were watching the news and we heard that the officers are not going to be going out,” Lewis told ESPN. “The
1:20 PM ET Phil MurphyESPN Video It’s the biggest star problem since the Rebel Alliance. Jon Jones failed an in-competition drug test at UFC 214, when he beat Daniel Cormier to reclaim the light heavyweight title. Jones will have his day before UFC president Dana White and USADA to explain why Turinabol, an orally ingested
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The UFC has announced a flyweight bout between Paige VanZant and Jessica Eye for UFC 216 on Oct. 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Multiple outlets had reported the bout was targeted. UFC officials confirmed the matchup to the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Tuesday. VanZant (7-3) will move up from the 115-pound strawweight division.
Who’s got next? Michael Phelps is asking because he may want in. After Conor McGregor took his talents to the boxing ring against Floyd Mayweather on Saturday, fans are wondering what the UFC star will do next. Phelps, a 23-time Olympic gold medalist, chimed in on Tuesday with a funny idea: He could come out
Hurricane Harvey has taken a devastating toll on southeast Texas, but Houston native and UFC light heavyweight Derrick Lewis isn’t letting the horrific events stop him from aiding those in need. On Monday, the UFC fighter shared a video that showed him helping fellow Houston residents escape the flooding. It feels good to help people
LAS VEGAS — As he held a cup of Irish whisky in his right hand and adjusted his tailored suit with his left hand, Conor McGregor looked over at Floyd Mayweather and smiled. One of the greatest boxers of all time and the biggest star in mixed martial arts had returned to the ring an
In the end, Floyd Mayweather won his fight against Conor McGregor, pushing his record to 50-0, as most expected. The house won, and corporate spreadsheets will reflect yet another profitable weekend for Las Vegas sportsbooks. But in what will end up being the most-bet fight ever, with estimates from sportsbook directors as high as $85