Martial Arts and Combat Sports News

Arming Teachers: A Misguided ‘Solution’

Aug 05, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

Teachers with guns? Readers don’t think much of the idea. Also: Analyzing Russia and Putin; G.O.P. governors; Kentucky heartbreak; mixed martial arts.


Julianna Peña vs. Amanda Nunes: U.F.C. Battle of Toddler Moms

Jul 29, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

Years ago, the U.F.C. excluded women. The contestants in Saturday’s title bout, Julianna Peña and Amanda Nunes, are proud to be fighters and mothers.


The M.M.A. Doctor’s Dilemma: To Stop or Not to Stop the Fight

Aug 08, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

As combat sports grow in popularity, ringside physicians grapple with the precarious ethics of their role.


Kayla Harrison Easily Defeats a Substitute Opponent

Jul 02, 2022 01:19 PM EDT

Kayla Harrison easily dispatched her rival in their Professional Fighters League bout on Friday. She wants to take on the best women in mixed martial arts, but contracts stand in the way.


Kayla Harrison Wants to Fight the Best, but Business Gets In the Way

Jun 30, 2022 04:07 PM EDT

Kayla Harrison is an Olympic judo champion and undefeated in mixed martial arts bouts. A victory over Amanda Nunes or Cris Justino would raise her profile, but she may never get the chance.


Jimmy Wang Yu, Seminal Figure in Kung Fu Films, Dies at 79

Apr 22, 2022 04:45 PM EDT

He changed the nature of Asian martial arts movies, which had been relying on sword fighting and fantasy, by bringing hand-to-hand combat to the fore.


Algunos peleadores de la UFC tienen vínculos con un aliado de Putin

Apr 21, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

Ramzan Kadyrov, el líder de Chechenia, enfrenta sanciones de Estados Unidos y se le acusa de abusos brutales. Sin embargo, algunos deportistas y otras personas que colaboran con la UFC han conservado sus vínculos con él.


Some U.F.C. Fighters Have Ties to a Chechen Leader Loyal to Putin

Apr 15, 2022 05:00 AM EDT

Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya, is facing U.S. sanctions and accused of brutal abuses. Yet some fighters and others who work with the U.F.C. have kept ties with him.


At 83, a Japanese Master Still Makes Martial Arts Gear by Hand

Mar 27, 2022 05:02 AM EDT

Kiichiro Ito spends his days creating uniforms for kendo, an ancient form of fencing.


‘Bisping: The Michael Bisping Story’ Review: An M.M.A. Fighter Speaks Out

Mar 22, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

A documentary takes a look at Bisping’s tough and tender sides.


 


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