Ronda Rousey jabs Floyd Mayweather again: I earn more than you per second

Ronda Rousey reckons she earns more per second than Floyd Mayweather – and she doesn’t think much of his literacy, either. A few weeks after saying she could take Mayweather in a no-holds-barred bout, the UFC champion suggested she was the real money-making machine in combat sports. Rousey was stopped…

‘You’ll leave as handsome as you arrived’: life as a cutman in boxing, UFC and Creed

In 60 seconds Jacob “Stitch” Duran has the potential to save a fighter’s career. Between rounds, in the corners of octagons and boxing rings around the world, the cutman always delivers a calming message to the fighter: “Don’t you worry about a thing. I’m going to have you leaving this…

Conor McGregor may never use his boxing licence but don’t write him off

So a couple of days after the UFC controversially stripped its lightweight champion of his featherweight strap, Conor McGregor has received a boxing licence from the state of California. Cue a biblical flood of opprobrium from the boxing world. When it comes to blurring the lines between MMA and the…

How to look good while fighting, by Conor McGregor’s strength coach

We’ve all had a laugh at the Rocky training montages over the years, but not so long ago the average fighter’s preparation wasn’t a million miles away from necking half a dozen raw eggs, pounding the pavement to exhaustion and blattering seven shades out of frozen and unsuspecting animal carcasses….