Conor McGregor: Ronda Rousey ‘would throw me on my head in one second’

Conor McGregor is tough enough to beat most people in UFC, but there’s one person he wouldn’t like to face in the Octagon: Olympic bronze medallist and women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. McGregor, who knocked out Chad Mendes earlier this month to become the UFC’s interim featherweight champion, described Rousey…

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…

Ronda Rousey knows she’ll win: ‘This is the most personal fight I’ve been in’

With flash and depth, Ronda Rousey has expertly navigated caged combat since entering mixed martial arts in 2010. Though they often seem to be, eye-glinting objects and things of substance aren’t, by rule, mutually exclusive. And Rousey, the 135lb female mixed martial arts superstar making her sixth consecutive UFC title…

‘The life and soul of freediving’: sport pays tribute to Natalia Molchanova

She pushed the boundaries of freediving for 12 years, her habit of setting world records earning her the nickname the Machine. But Natalia Molchanova – the Russian considered the greatest freediver of all time – is now feared dead after failing to surface after a recreational dive with friends off…

UFC’s Conor McGregor: ‘I pinch myself because I am surrounded by luxury but it is built on sacrifice’

Conor McGregor is now so rich and famous that he doesn’t have to roll out of bed before two o’clock on any hot August afternoon in Las Vegas. This past weekend, laced with heavy spending and partying, a 3pm Sunday interview was far too early for the Irish fighter and…