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.
Alistair Brownlee has admitted his surprise that Mo Farah yet again failed to make the top three of the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday night and suggested it might be because “some people don’t see him as British”.
Paula Radcliffe has called for drug testers to be allowed to travel without visas to stop cheats being forewarned of their arrival.
James DeGale is no stranger to winning in an opponent’s backyard. Now the southpaw known as Chunky is looking to play the road warrior once more with his eyes on a triumphant homecoming this year.
The former Super League champions Bradford Bulls have gone into liquidation but talks are already under way to reform the club in time for the new season.
Horse racing will have a new home on terrestrial television from next year, ITV having won the rights from Channel 4 in a new four-year deal to be announced imminently.
Kell Brook fought the Canadian Kevin Bizier here on Saturday night but his real opponent was complacency.
Boxing is a dangerous game, and David Haye is not playing it very well.
It is an old cycling saw that the rainbow jersey of world road race champion carries a curse which condemns its wearers to mediocrity or misfortune in the season after they win the gold medal.
Bill Goldberg say he could have been as good a heel as Brock Lesnar but felt uncomfortable letting the kids down.
Three-time Champion Jockey, rider of over 500 winners and an ex-Question of Sport captain, here are a few more facts about the irrepressible Frankie Dettori
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.