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Feb 22

Fighter whose opponent died retires citing ‘worry and fear’

Boxer Dale Evans retires, saying his hunger for the sport has been replaced by “worry and fear”.

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Feb 22

Playing medal yo-yo is no fun for Games athletes

By Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – In four years U.S. skeleton racer Katie Uhlaender has ridden an emotional roller coaster as intense as her sport, which involves hurtling down a steep, twisting tongue of ice, head first. Then, three weeks ago, the Russian’s appeal

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Feb 21

Marlon Sandro Charged with Attempted Murder in Brazil

Marlon Sandro could be facing 20 years in jail for an alleged attack on his fiance. The 14-year mixed martial arts veteran stands accused of assaulting Tayssa Wuensche on Dec. 14 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In a separate incident filed on Feb. 9, Sand…

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Feb 21

Derrick Lewis Confirms Broken Hand with Painful Video

Lewis was struggling a bit through the first two rounds, as Tybura kept the pressure on and mostly out-grappled him, but he remained patient, trying not to deplete his gas tank, and survived into the final round.

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Feb 21

Vitor Belfort’s Retirement Bout vs. Lyoto Machida Official for UFC 224

Officials made the highly anticipated Brazilian vs. Brazilian showdown between Vitor Belfort and Lyoto Machida official on Tuesday. The two former UFC light heavyweight champions will square off at UFC 224 on May 12. Belfort and Machida had already talked about the bout, but the UFC hadn’t previously

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Feb 21

UFC on FOX 28 Bout Canceled Over Weight Cutting Issue

Saturday’s UFC on FOX 28 showdown between Gilbert Burns and Olivier Aubin-Mercier has been canceled. Burns vs. Aubin-Mercier was expected to be the featured bout on the UFC Fight Pass Early Prelims in Orlando, but concerns about Burns’ weight forced UFC officials to cancel the bout. The UFC

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Feb 21

‘I love you, but I’m still going to punch you’

Tony Bellew tells David Haye he “loves” him in the news conference for their postponed heavyweight boxing match.

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Feb 21

The first rule of Celebrity Fight Club: post about it, then post about it again | Paul MacInnes

Chris Eubank Jr’s tweets, Conor McGregor’s Instagram posts and sparring YouTubers risk cheapening boxing but it’s a sport that strips you bareChris Eubank Jr’s Twitter feed has been recuperating these past few days. Last week it pushed through the pain…

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Feb 21

Robbie Turley: Welsh boxer banned for doping violation

Welsh boxer Robbie Turley is banned from all sport for a year following an anti-doping violation.

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Feb 20

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Dad Thinks His Son Will Fight in the UFC, but Shouldn’t

Floyd Mayweather Jr. had been posting videos on social media teasing a move into the Octagon, but recently began downplaying the idea. Mayweather Sr., however, thinks his son has amassed more than enough money to keep him burning for the rest of his l…

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Feb 20

First Look at Ronda Rousey in the Ring as She Prepares for Her WWE Debut (VIDEO)

This Sunday night, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will make her second official appearance as part of the WWE roster as she participates in a “contract signing” to announce her arrival on Monday Night Raw. Ahead of the “Elimination Chamber” pay-per-view, WWE released a hype

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Feb 20

Jeremy Stephens on UFC Money Fights: ‘Just Shut Up and Fight’

Jeremy Stephens has been in the mixed martial arts game, and the UFC specifically, for quite some time. “Listen, these guys are talking about money fights, money fights, money fights, man, shut up and fight.

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Feb 20

Smith to fight Holzken after Brahmer pulls out

Callum Smith will fight Nieky Holzken in the World Boxing Series semi-final as Jurgen Brahmer withdraws owing to flu.

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Feb 20

Carl Frampton: ‘I never feel any fear but that doesn’t mean my family don’t’

The boxer talks about postponing his retirement, fighting in front of his kids and how Thomas Hearns kept him humbleBy Jonathan Drennan for Behind the LinesThe first day of training camp is over for featherweight boxer Carl Frampton and he finally has …

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Feb 19

Elias Theodorou Set to Debut as Invicta FC Ring Card Boy

Theodorou had teased the move for a while, having made his ring card boy debut a few weeks ago with a smaller fight promotion, but made it official on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. You can see in regards to women being on top of pay-per-views and selling millions and also now myself included

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Feb 19

Rare Roman boxing gloves found near Hadrian’s Wall

Leather bands dating from AD120 are thought to be only known surviving examplesRoman boxing gloves have been discovered near Hadrian’s Wall, thought to be the only known surviving examples, even though the sport was well- documented on Roman wall paint…

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