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Derrick Lewis, MMA, UFC -

His fans know him as the “Black Beast,” but Derrick Lewis is the picture of civility as he wields a tiny fork to pluck some stubborn flesh out of a stone crab in a corner booth of a posh Beverly Hills, California, restaurant. Fans love him for his big punches in the Octagon and his […]

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ATT Evolution, MMA, Tyron Woodley, UFC -

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley wakes up every morning between 8 and 9 a.m. He starts his days off taking supplements and eating a balanced breakfast. “Nothing too heavy that’s going to make me lethargic,” he says. The mixed martial artist follows up with some drill training and a little cardio, two staples in his […]

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Bellator, Brooklyn's Finest, Denzel Washington, Equalizer 2, IFL, Jay Hieron, Life After Sports, MMA, Randy Couture, Strikeforce, The Next Chapter, UFC -

MMA fighter Jay Hieron’s most memorable bout was in 2006, when he became welterweight champion of the International Fight League. But his latest fight is pretty good too. He appears alongside Denzel Washington in the film Equalizer 2, which hits the big screen on Friday. Hieron, whose real name is James Thomas Hieronymus, plays “harried […]

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Daniel Cormier, Demetrious Johnson, MMA, Tyron Woodley, UFC -

In the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization’s 25 years of existence, there have been nine African-American world champions. Daniel “DC” Cormier, Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley and Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson are all reigning UFC world champions, with Cormier’s and Johnson’s names often being tossed around in the conversation of the greatest of all time in […]

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Jon Jones, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Sloane Stephens, UFC, What Had Happened Was, Willie Mays -

Game. Blouses. The “B” sample of a failed drug test by UFC fighter Jon Jones reaffirmed the presence of a banned substance in his system, a spokesperson for the United States Anti-Doping Agency said Tuesday. The UFC light heavyweight champion was informed that he’d tested positive for Turinabol, an anabolic steroid, on July 28. Jones […]

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Boxing, Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather, Style, UFC -

Get out those red-bottomed Louboutins, fight fans. The boxing match everyone has been talking about, Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor, is finally going down in Sin City on Saturday night. Many of the biggest names in sports, business and entertainment have been jetting into Las Vegas for the most glamorous, high-fashion sporting event of […]

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Jon Jones, UFC, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. UFC champion Jon Jones failed a drug test at last month’s UFC 214, Dana White confirmed to ESPN. Jones’ failed test came from an in-competition sample that was collected a day before his win over Daniel Cormier on July 29, in which Jones reclaimed his light heavyweight title belt. TMZ reports that Jones […]

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Boxing, Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather, Muhammad Ali, UFC -

After a year in the making, Saturday’s breathlessly anticipated bout between former five-division boxing champion Floyd (Money) Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor pits perhaps one of the greatest boxers of all time against one of the leading mixed martial artists. Despite the hype, there is no belt at stake. It’s something more important […]

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Claire Smith, Jon Jones, MLB, Simone Manuel, UFC, USA Swimming, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. ESPN universal news group editor Claire Smith received the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, the top honor for a baseball writer, during Hall of Fame Weekend in Cooperstown, New York. The trailblazer was the first full-time female reporter to cover a major league baseball beat, as well as the first African-American woman. Olympic gold […]

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Blac Chyna, Boston Celtics, Chance The Rapper, Chicago, Donald Glover, Golden State Warriors, Jay-Z, Jayson Tatum, Markelle Fultz, Philadelphia 76ers, Rob Kardashian, Tupac Shakur, UFC, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Just two games into NBA summer league action, and Boston Celtics rookie small forward Jayson Tatum is already turning heads. In Monday’s Utah Jazz Summer League opener, the one-and-done product out of Duke, whom the Celtics took with the No. 3 pick in the draft last month, outdueled this year’s first overall selection, […]

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Daily Uplift, Daniel Cormier, Get Lifted, MMA, UFC -

Every morning at 6:30, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier travels about 20 minutes from Gilroy, California, to San Jose, California, to begin his training. “It’s crazy,” Cormier said of his training schedule. “I do something in the morning at 7 a.m. Either running, hitting pads, sitting in the sauna. Then I train again at […]

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Cam Newton, LL Cool J, Serena Williams, Tyler Perry, UFC -

In July it was announced that the big Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG purchased mixed martial arts company UFC in a $4 billion deal — the largest single financial transaction in sports history. On Friday, the agency disclosed the list of celebrities, which includes a few big-name minority owners. Sources told ESPN’s Dan Rovell that each […]

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Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz, UFC -

After Conor McGregor defeated Nate Diaz Saturday night, UFC commentator Joe Rogan tried, desperately, to grab ahold of McGregor as he darted around the ring. Finally, Rogan rested his palm on McGregor’s back and began: “I’m here with the winner, Conor McGregor,” Rogan bellowed into the microphone. “Conor, that was a dog fight. You had […]

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Dana White, UFC -

According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the UFC has been sold for $4 billion in a deal announced Monday. If you’re a UFC fan, things are about to change. The organization held its much-anticipated UFC 200 event in Las Vegas on July 9. While fans tuned in to watch the event, deals were unfolding. Talent agency […]

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