Mixed martial arts

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows striking and grappling, both standing and on the ground, using techniques from other combat sports and martial arts. The first documented use of the term mixed martial arts was in a review of UFC 1 by television critic Howard Rosenberg in 1993. The term gained popularity when newfullcontact. com, then one of the largest websites covering the sport, hosted and republished the article.
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  • More suspensions extended after Conor-Khabib post-fight brawl at UFC 229
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    More suspensions extended after Conor-Khabib post-fight brawl at UFC 229

    Three members of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor's entourage had their suspensions extended on Wednesday following the post-fight brawl at UFC 229 last month.

  • Inspired by his murdered father, Khalil Rountree went from overweight loner to rising UFC star
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    Inspired by his murdered father, Khalil Rountree went from overweight loner to rising UFC star

    It was less than 10 years ago that Khalil Rountree would crawl into bed at night and not be certain he’d wake up.

  • Kevin Lee: 'I'm gonna humiliate' Al Iaquinta at UFC on FOX 31
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    Kevin Lee: 'I'm gonna humiliate' Al Iaquinta at UFC on FOX 31

    When Kevin Lee made his UFC debut in February 2014, he turned in a competitive performance against Al Iaquinta, but ultimately lost by unanimous decision. Since then, Lee has challenged for the interim lightweight title, while Iaquinta fought on short notice for the vacant belt vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov earlier this year. Both men lost their respective title bouts, which makes their UFC on FOX 31 main event rematch on December 15th that much more important for keeping themselves afloat in the title picture. Lee spoke to Submission Radio about his bout with “Ragin'” Al, reflecting on their first encounter at UFC 169. “He fought a different person,” Lee said. “That was a different person that stepped

  • Editorial: Conor/Cowboy Makes No Sense on Any Level
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    Editorial: Conor/Cowboy Makes No Sense on Any Level

    Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone made history last week by submitting "Platinum" Mike Perry with an armbar to take hold of the records for Most Wins and Most Finishes in UFC history. Not only that, but Cowboy also got the last laugh on the coaches at JacksonWink MMA Academy after a drawn at public divorce between the fighter and his long-time camp. The cherry on top for Cerrone was that his newborn son, his first child, was present at the event and was brought into the cage for a heartfelt familial celebration. With so many positive storylines swirling around his latest win, it's easy to be happy for Cowboy Cerrone right now. The veteran fighter announced that he plans to move back down to his natural

  • Cecilia Braekhus Says Superfight W/ Cris Cyborg Is 'Gonna Happen'
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    Cecilia Braekhus Says Superfight W/ Cris Cyborg Is 'Gonna Happen'

    Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, move over.... there's a new superfight on the way. The matchup? Cris Cyborg -- arguably the greatest female UFC fighter ever -- against Cecilia Braekhus -- arguably the greatest female boxer ever. If you like combat sports, you're well aware Cyborg's a badass ... but so is Braekhus. She's undefeated at 34-0 and has been the undisputed welterweight champ since 2014. TMZ Sports talked to Cecilia -- who'll be the 1st woman to headline an HBO boxing card on December 8 -- Thursday night after the Lakers game and she gave us the 411 on the dream fight with Cyborg. "[Cyborg's] very interested in doing a boxing match. We want to do the female version of a Mayweather-McGregor."

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    5 examples that prove Jon Jones isn't invincible

    You can say what you want about Jon Jones and the majority of us have in the past, but when it comes to his body of work inside the Octagon, there are few fighters that have been able to make the collective jaws of the mixed martial arts community drop like Bones. The sport has been buzzing ever since it was announced that Jon will be making yet another comeback on December 29th at UFC 232 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bringing this up will come across like we're beating a dead horse, but regardless of whether or not his two failed tests were due to tainted supplements, it's fair to say that Jon has a long road ahead if he wants to erase those memories in the eyes of the fans. When Jones returned to face Ovince Saint-Preux at UFC 197 it was obvious that he wasn't quite himself, and on another day or against another opponent, there's a good chance he could've experienced his first professional loss in MMA.

  • Dana White hits out at 'uneducated' Waleed Aly
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    Dana White hits out at 'uneducated' Waleed Aly

    The UFC boss has responded to the furore surrounding his interview with Waleed Aly on The Project.

  • Daniel Cormier and Carl's Jr. want you to pick his next opponent
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    Daniel Cormier and Carl's Jr. want you to pick his next opponent

    UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is taking his relationship with Carl's Jr. to the next level. Cormier gained a sponsorship from the West Coast burger chain in the leadup to his UFC 230 victory over Derrick Lewis. The Carl's Jr. partnership came about after Lewis got sponsored by fried chicken chain Popeye's. DC went out and defeated Lewis via second-round submission at Madison Square Garden, and now he and Carl's Jr. want you to help pick his next opponent. In a novel approach at gauging fan interest for his next fight, Cormier posted a video message Thursday on Twitter, telling fans to post a selfie on Friday with a Carl's Jr. Famous Star Burger and to tag the fighter they want to see

  • Mayweather: Nasukawa exhibition back on
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    Mayweather: Nasukawa exhibition back on

    Floyd Mayweather Jr says it is a "no-brainer" for him to agree a three-round boxing exhibition with Tenshin Nasukawa.

  • 'Welcome to the fire' with UFC 232 promo video for 'Jones vs Gustafsson 2'
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    'Welcome to the fire' with UFC 232 promo video for 'Jones vs Gustafsson 2'

    At UFC 232 on December 29, 2018, Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson will take part in a rematch five years in the making as the two men are set to duke it out for the vacant light Heavyweight title in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight will be both men's first in over a year and a half as “Bones” has been sitting on the sidelines thanks to his second failed drug test, while “The Mauler” has been sitting idly by nursing some injuries. Now that both are cleared to compete, they will look to recreate one of the best title fights in mixed martial arts (MMA) history. Jones got the best of Gus at UFC 165 after five rounds of action, walking away with a unanimous decision victory, despite not taking the fight