MMA

White says ‘fight factory’ can endure McGregor layoff, cloudy Rousey future

Conor McGregor appears headed to an extended layoff awaiting the birth of his first child, due in May. Ronda Rousey has said her fight clock is ticking to zero. And former light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones is sidelined until July for a doping case.

McGregor KOs Alvarez to take second UFC belt

Conor McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez in the second round to win the UFC lightweight title and become the first two-class champion in the promotion’s history.

Philly’s Alvarez primed for fight of his life at UFC 205

Eddie Alvarez waited to feel the magnitude of the moment as he stood eye-to-eye with Conor McGregor on a Madison Square Garden stage. Alvarez, hyping the biggest fight of his career, wondered if nervousness would kick in as he stared down McGregor.

Champion Nunes Braces for Rousey’s Return

Amanda Nunes is the one wearing the UFC women’s bantamweight belt, not Ronda Rousey.

Rousey to return for title fight

Ronda Rousey will return to the UFC on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, fighting Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight title.

Televised children’s MMA bouts prompt concern in Russia

The Moscow-backed leader of the Russian region of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, faced criticism Wednesday after his sons took part in televised mixed martial arts fights involving children as young as eight.

McGregor ‘cannot wait to perform’ at Madison Square Garden

Irishman Conor McGregor made his Madison Square Garden debut Tuesday night with expected bravado.

Chael Sonnen returns to MMA with Bellator

Sonnen will return to mixed martial arts with the UFC’s biggest competitor, the veteran fighter told The Associated Press on Thursday night.

UFC champion Miocic keeps title with stunning home knockout

Stipe Miocic climbed to the top of the octagon and threw his legs over its sides, straddling the cage like he was riding a horse.

Bellator’s Johnson prepares to fight after brother’s suicide

The heavyweight mixed martial artist will spend next weekend fighting in the main event of Bellator 161, believing William Johnson wouldn’t want him to miss an opportunity that both fighting brothers craved.