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Conor McGregor Gets Taken Into Custody

The MMA fighter allegedly attempted sexual assault

(Newser) - UFC superstar Conor McGregor was collared in Corsica on Saturday and accused of attempted sexual assault, TMZ reports. The 32-year-old, who's been cruising the Mediterranean on his yacht with fiancee Dee Devlin, apparently lost his cool Thursday. One report has the alleged attack occurring in a bar. "Following... More »

UFC's Conor McGregor Says Goodbye ... Again

In his words: 'What a ride it's been!'

(Newser) - Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the UFC on Sunday for the third time in four years, telling ESPN that "I'm a bit bored of the game. I'm just not excited about the game. I don't know if it's no crowd. I don't know... More »

Sports World Shut Down, but This Event Is Still Scheduled

UFC 249 still expected to be held April 18, though there are questions

(Newser) - UFC 249 is still on schedule for April 18, with Tony Ferguson fighting Justin Gaethje for an interim lightweight title in the main event, the AP reports. Although UFC President Dana White hasn’t announced a venue for his promotion's biggest pay-per-view show of the spring, he remains determined... More »

Conor McGregor Makes Big Announcement

Irish superstar says he is retiring

(Newser) - Superstar UFC fighter Conor McGregor has announced on social media that he is retiring from mixed martial arts. McGregor's verified Twitter account had a post early Tuesday that said the former featherweight and lightweight UFC champion was making a "quick announcement," the AP reports. The tweet says:... More »

MMA Star Conor McGregor Arrested After Fan Altercation

Conor McGregor allegedly smashed person's phone

(Newser) - Irish mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor has been arrested in the US again, this time for allegedly stealing and smashing a fan's phone outside a Florida hotel. According to a police report seen by the BBC , the 30-year-old was involved in an altercation outside the Fontainebleau Miami Beach... More »

MMA Fighter Recaptured After Escaping Prison Van

Cedric Marks is suspected of 2 killings

(Newser) - An MMA fighter suspected of killing at least two people, including an ex-girlfriend, was captured Sunday after escaping from a prisoner transport van in Texas, authorities say. Cedric Marks was taken into custody after a nine-hour manhunt involving multiple law enforcement agencies, Montgomery County sheriff's Lt. Scott Spencer said... More »

Guy Tries to Rob Female MMA Fighter. It Does Not Go Well

MMA fighter Polyana Viana wasn't about to give up her cellphone

(Newser) - What's worse than running into a karate dojo while trying to abduct someone? Trying to rob an MMA fighter is right up there. "#badf---ingidea" is how UFC President Dana White framed it, posting on Instagram a picture of 26-year-old Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter Polyana Viana next to... More »

UFC Fighter Charged With Assault After NYC Mayhem

Witnesses say Conor McGregor attacked bus at media event

(Newser) - Conor McGregor has been charged with assault and mischief over what Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White says was the "most disgusting thing that has ever happened" in the organization's history. The mixed martial arts fighter turned himself in to police in New York City on Thursday night,... More »

Experts Say McGregor Won't Be Safe Fighting Mayweather

Fight doctors say it is a dangerous mismatch

(Newser) - It's one of the most keenly anticipated fights in years—but doctors say it should be stopped before it's too late. Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. is set to fight mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor in Las Vegas Saturday night in a bout that the Association of... More »

Former UFC Fighter Dies After Boxing Match

Tim Hague fatally injured in Edmonton bout

(Newser) - The world of mixed martial arts is mourning former Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Tim Hague, who was fatally injured in a boxing match in Edmonton Friday. His sister, Jackie Neil, confirmed Sunday that the 34-year-old, who was knocked out and suffered a brain hemorrhage, had died, the CBC reports. "... More »

MMA Fighter's Baby Dies After Being Plowed Down by SUV

72-year-old arrested on DUI, hit-and-run charges in crash that killed Marcus Kowal's toddler

(Newser) - A Saturday walk turned tragic in Hawthorne, Calif., when a 15-year-old girl and a 15-month-old boy in a stroller were plowed into by an SUV, PIX11 reports. Toddler Liam Mikael Kowal, the son of MMA fighter Marcus Kowal and his partner, Mishel Eder, died Sunday from his injuries, and a... More »

UFC Sale May Be Biggest Sports Deal in History

WME-IMG buying company for $4B

(Newser) - The UFC has been sold for $4 billion in what sources say is the biggest sports deal in history, per Las Vegas Now . After months of rumors, UFC President Dana White announced the sale to a group led by Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG—which boasts UFC stars like Ronda Rousey... More »

MMA Legend Kimbo Slice Dead at 42

Street fighter's cause of death still unknown

(Newser) - Kimbo Slice, the bearded street fighter who parlayed his Internet popularity into a mixed-martial-arts career and worldwide fame, has died. He was 42. Slice, whose real name was Kevin Ferguson, was taken to a hospital in Margate, Fla., near his home Monday, Coral Springs Police Sgt. Carla Kmiotek says. Slice'... More »

MMA Fighter Dies After Getting Knocked Out

He spent two days in critical condition following brain surgery

(Newser) - A 28-year-old MMA fighter from Portugal died Monday night, 48 hours after he was knocked out during the third round of a fight in Dublin, the New York Daily News reports. According to the Washington Post , graphic video from the fight on Saturday shows Joao Carvalho tipping over after being... More »

Why Everyone Is Talking About This UFC Champ

Ronda Rousey continues to dominate UFC with 34-second knockout

(Newser) - In just 34 seconds early yesterday, Ronda "Rowdy" Rousey showed yet again why UFC president Dana White opened the doors of the Ultimate Fighting Championship to women. At HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, the 135-pound American women's bantamweight champ faced off against undefeated Brazilian Bethe Correia, who... More »

'Dog' Joins Hunt for MMA Fighter

'War Machine' wanted for savage attack on ex-gf Christy Mack

(Newser) - "Dog the Bounty Hunter" has a message for the mixed martial arts fighter on the run after his ex-girlfriend was savagely beaten: "Time's up!" The reality TV star says he plans to help hunt down Jonathan Koppenhaver, whose ex-girlfriend, porn star Christy Mack, was left with... More »

'Fight Churches' Let Pastors Duke It Out

Hundreds of evangelical churches allow fighting: film

(Newser) - "Can you love your neighbor as yourself and at the same time knee him in the face as hard as you can?" That question is posed in Fight Church, a new documentary about churches that promote mixed martial arts fighting among pastors, Huffington Post reports. The film's directors... More »

UFC Fighter on Transgender Fighter: 'Sick Freak'

He gets suspended for 'transphobic' dig

(Newser) - Matt Mitrione didn't hold back when discussing fellow mixed-martial arts fighter Fallon Fox, who is transgender. Fox is a "lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak," Mitrione said Monday on the MMA Hour. As a result, the UFC suspended his contract today and will investigate the matter, USA Today... More »

Canadian Doctors Want to Ban Mixed Martial Arts

It's too savage, they say

(Newser) - Doctors in Canada have decided to push for a ban on mixed martial arts. "The aim is to disable and maim your opponent,” the internist leading the charge told his colleagues at the Canadan Medical Association's annual meeting. “We should not tolerate this so-called sport in a... More »

Fighter Rips Heart Out of 'Possessed' Friend's Chest

Says he feared devil was in his training partner

(Newser) - Mixed martial arts fighter Jarrod Wyatt has been arraigned on first degree murder and torture charges after allegedly ripping his training partner's heart out of his chest while he was still alive and ripping off much of his face. Wyatt, 26, told police that he had recently ingested hallucinogenic mushrooms,... More »

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