Rios to fight in June after 19-month layoff

[ad_1] After Brandon Rios suffered a lopsided ninth-round knockout loss challenging Timothy Bradley Jr. for his welterweight world title in November 2015, he came to the post-fight news conference at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas and announced his retirement. Rios sounded sincere and said he had had enough of boxing, especially after […]

UFC planning 4 events on 4 continents in 4 weeks

[ad_1] UFC plots more international growth while kicking off 4 events on 4 continents in 4 weeks By John Morgan, LAS VEGAS – While this past week saw more than 300 UFC athletes descend upon the company’s headquarters in Las Vegas, the next four weeks will see the promotion host events on four different continents. […]

Broner, Garcia talking possible summer bout

[ad_1] There have been preliminary discussions about a catch weight fight between welterweight contender Adrien Broner and lightweight titlist Mikey Garcia on Showtime this summer, but they are nowhere near a deal despite reports, Showtime Sports executive vice president and general manager Stephen Espinoza told ESPN on Thursday. There have been reports circulating that the […]

UFC opens new performance institute

[ad_1] UFC opens new $12-million performance institute in Las Vegas for fighters By Lance Pugmire, In an effort to create healthier, more skilled fighters, the company officially opens its new $12 million UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas on Monday. An estimated 300 fighters were summoned to tour the 30,000-square-foot, two-story institute Friday as […]