Mayweather-McGregor gate earns $55.4 million

[ad_1] Throughout the promotion of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor megafight, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe, UFC president Dana White and Mayweather all said time and again that the fight would break the all-time gate record. They threw out numbers ranging from $60 million to $80 million, but in the end, Mayweather’s 10th-round knockout of UFC […]

In This Corner Podcast: UFC 215 preview, Ronda Rousey's WWE future

[ad_1] By Brian Campbell, CBS Sports In this episode: Brian Campbell and Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal return to break down Saturday’s UFC 215 card headlined by Demetrious Johnson-Ray Borg and Amanda Nunes-Valentina Shevchenko II. The guys also recap the latest news including an update on Jon Jones’ failed drug test, Ronda Rousey’s first WWE angle, Jose […]

Melendez on track for 145-pound debut

[ad_1] In situations like this, you have to listen for the tone in the voice, because it speaks volumes. But at 35 years old and in the midst of his first fight outside of the lightweight division since 2005, the UFC’s newest featherweight, Gilbert Melendez, sounds just like Gilbert Melendez. “The weight cut’s been going […]

The Ultimate Fighter: Ep. 2 Preview

[ad_1] The first fight of The Ultimate Fighter 26 is officially in the books, as No. 1 seed Roxanne Modafferi punched her ticket into the next round with a dominant performance over No. 16 seed Shana Dobson. It was a bit of redemption for Modafferi, who struggled during her previous performance on The Ultimate Fighter […]

Trainer targets Haye revenge over broken jaw

[ad_1] The trainer whose jaw was broken by a punch from David Haye as he brawled with Dereck Chisora has targeted getting “even” by ruining the professional debut of his protege Joe Joyce. In his promoter’s guise, Haye has ambitiously matched Joyce with respected domestic heavyweight Ian Lewison in a match-up that represents a significant […]

Get to know TUF Cast: Roxanne Modafferi

[ad_1] As the number one seed on The Ultimate Fighter with one win already under her belt during her second stint on the reality series, Roxanne Modafferi is in a good place in her fighting career at the moment. It wasn’t that way in 2013 when her loss to Raquel Pennington on the TUF 18 […]

Rankings: Cotto returns at junior middleweight

[ad_1] Who is the best fighter regardless of weight class? See ESPN’s P4P rankings. Click here Check out my rankings within each division by clicking on the links below. If there is a lineal champion in the weight class he is ranked No. 1. For a list of the current champions in all weight classes, […]

Selby: Frampton fight the one both of us want

[ad_1] Sep 4, 2017 Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Lee Selby hopes to face British featherweight rival Carl Frampton by the end of the year. Frampton (23-1,14 KOs), 30, last month split […]

Tyson Pedro Aims To Keep Finishing

[ad_1] Tyson Pedro, who fights Ilir Latifi this Saturday on the main card of UFC 215: Johnson vs Borg, is yet to taste defeat in his six professional fights. But the light heavyweight says sparring with his teammates at the famed Jackson-Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico stops him from being fixated on the […]

Scorecard: Margarito gets win in controversial decision

[ad_1] A roundup of the past week’s notable boxing results from around the world: Sunday at Kyoto, Japan Danny Roman TKO9 Shun Kubo – Full recapWins a junior featherweight titleRecords: Roman (23-2-1, 9 KOs); Kubo (12-1, 9 KOs) Rafael’s remarks: In January, Roman, 27, of Los Angeles, dominated Adam Lopez in a one-sided ninth-round knockout […]