Conor McGregor has vacated his featherweight title, ending his time as a two-division champion, UFC has confirmed.
David Haye will fight Tony Bellew in the heavyweight division on 4 March at the O2 Arena, it has been announced.
Conor McGregor is brilliant at promotion, better able to crawl under the skin or in the head of almost any fighter around. But ever since he won the UFC’s lightweight title two weeks ago at UFC 205, refusing to relinquish his featherweight belt as well, he’s been pursued by an unexpected equal at drawing attention – and perhaps a threat to his newly won championship: Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Four years ago, Andre Ward was poised to succeed Floyd Mayweather’s spot as the best prizefighter in the world, regardless of weight.
There are several reasons Carl Froch would come out of retirement to fight the most dangerous opponent he could imagine, Gennady Golovkin.
Paul Hanagan, the champion jockey in 2010 and 2011, said on Friday it had been “a privilege” to ride as the retained jockey for Sheikh Hamdan al-Maktoum following the announcement that his five-year association with the owner has come to an end.
Jon Jones, the UFC’s interim light heavyweight champion, and one of the organization’s biggest draws, has been given a one-year suspension by the US Anti-Doping Agency.
A knockout machine in the ring, Anthony Joshua has developed a reputation as one of boxing’s more genial figures out of it. So it came as a surprise to hear the heavyweight express his desire to make the Mexican American Eric Molina “look like shit” when the pair square up next month.
When it was finally over and the Chicago Cubs were World Series champions, and the Cubs fans in the crowd sang “Go Cubs Go’’ I thought of a young boy who would have just been so happy.
If reaching No1 in the world represents an impressive enough achievement, the immediate endorsement of that status by way of victory in a high-profile event should afford an extra layer of adulation. In Jason Day’s case it most certainly will.
Mark Cavendish pulled out of the Tour de France during the rest day on Tuesday, returning to the UK in order to save his strength for his next challenge, the omnium and possibly the team pursuit at the Rio Olympic Games.
Mo Farah, the double gold medallist at the 2016 Olympic Games, is braced for the release of confidential medical data as one of the 53 Team GB athletes to compete in Rio who previously held a therapeutic use exemption for a banned substance.
The hype was justified.
More plans for West Ham's London Stadium.
Brock Lesnar has revealed that he did not want to end the Undertaker's Wrestlemania streak.
This is all sorts of amazing, but do you think you could do it?
At Oxford Circus, on the corner of Argyll Street, there is a little bureau de change.
Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74, a family spokesman has said.
The image of Chris Froome on foot running up Mont Ventoux will define this race but tactically the sight that sums it up is of a knot of cyclists in black clustered around the yellow jersey.
The Super League side Castleford have started high court proceedings against Denny Solomona over a breach of contract following the confirmation of his cross-code transfer to Sale.
Of all the distinctions accumulated by Walter Swinburn during his decades in horse racing, the greatest might be that he took a Derby-winning ride from Lester Piggott, who was famously good at pinching fancied mounts from other jockeys.
‘You sacrifice your life for it,” Phil Taylor says on a gloomy late afternoon in Stoke.