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…

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…

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…

Bar none: why Serena Williams is the world’s most dominant female athlete

Ronda Rousey is the most dominant female athlete alive, right? Maybe not. A few other women have a legitimate claim to that title. And if Serena Williams can smash her way through the US Open to wrap up a Grand Slam – an actual, honest-to-goodness, calendar-year Grand Slam, the first…