José Aldo and Conor McGregor collide at last – and the hype is justified

Impromptu or staged, orderly or not, the posing and posturing between Brazilian UFC champion Jose Aldo (25-1) and his wild-eyed Irish challenger Conor McGregor (18-2) has tantalized fight fans during the past 12 months. Now it’s time for the payoff. UFC orders Holly Holm to wait for July rematch with…

Ronda Rousey’s mother attacks her daughter’s ‘terrible coach’

Ronda Rousey’s mother says the UFC star’s longtime trainer Edmond Tarverdyan is a “terrible coach” and a “bad person” – and says her daughter has only stayed with him out of superstition. AnnMaria De Mars spoke to LatiNation on Tuesday and wasted no time telling the station what she really…

Conor McGregor pays tribute to Portuguese MMA fighter João Carvalho

Ultimate Fighting Championship champion Conor McGregor has paid tribute to the Portuguese mixed martial arts fighter João Carvalho, who died following a Total Extreme Fighting event in Dublin at the weekend. Carvalho fell ill 20 minutes after being beaten in a technical knockout by Charlie Ward, a team-mate of McGregor….

Jon Jones ready to come to rescue at UFC 200 in Conor McGregor’s absence

Jon Jones has confirmed he is ready to come to the rescue at UFC 200 after Conor McGregor was removed from the card this week in the wake of the Irishman’s apparent retirement from the sport. Conor McGregor’s ‘retirement’ tests the limits of the UFC’s powers | Les Carpenter Read…