World Martial Arts News
An investigation into the state agency that regulates boxing ó and, soon, mixed martial arts ó found that it was short on proper practices and procedures but long on conflicts of interest.
A plan to end the stateís opposition to mixed martial arts will require licensed M.M.A. fighters and professional boxers to obtain the highest minimum insurance coverage in the country.
The sale of the U.F.C. for $4 billion last week may have hinged on Marchís regulatory approval from New York, the last state to legalize the sport.
The talent giant WME-IMG is getting backing from private equity heavyweights to acquire the mixed martial arts league from the Fertitta brothers.
U.F.C. 200 is a milestone event for mixed martial arts, which considers itself a rising contender to boxing. The event comes 127 years after a fight that signaled the rise of modern boxing.
The announcement late Wednesday that Jones had potentially failed a drug test and was off the card for U.F.C. 200 on Saturday was a major blow.
David Berlin, the former director of the New York State Athletic Commission, was terminated for reporting wrongdoings, his lawyer says.
Mixed martial arts is a growing sport in Russia as competitors seek fame and fortune of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the sportís most prestigious battleground, a continent away in the United States.
Lesnar, a professional wrestler who was once mixed martial artsí biggest star, is returning to the sport after a five-year absence.
Thailand will stage its first major mixed martial arts event after years of unofficially banning the sport to protect the traditional style of Muay Thai kickboxing.