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Jake Paul Calls Out U.F.C. Fighters After Latest Boxing Win

Dec 19, 2021 04:24 PM EDT

Paul’s ascension in boxing has been fast and nontraditional. Now 5-0, he wants to box other opponents with a background in mixed martial arts.


Julianna Peña’s Upset of Amanda Nunes Shakes Up the U.F.C.

Dec 12, 2021 09:17 PM EDT

Peña had entered the match as an enormous underdog against Nunes, one of the greatest female fighters in mixed martial arts.


Oliveira Will Face Poirier and Nunes Will Fight Peña in U.F.C. Bouts

Dec 10, 2021 07:14 PM EDT

Charles Oliveira will defend his lightweight title against Dustin Poirier, while U.F.C. great Amanda Nunes faces Julianna Peña for a bantamweight championship.


UFC Champion Kamaru Usman Wants a Shot at Canelo Álvarez Next

Nov 07, 2021 06:33 PM EDT

Kamaru Usman, the U.F.C.’s top pound-for-pound fighter, is trying to generate buzz for a fight with the boxing champion Sa


How to Stream Canelo vs. Plant and Usman vs. Covington Fights

Nov 07, 2021 12:46 AM EDT

The fights are available on a variety of streaming services and from other television providers.


Kamaru Usman Wants U.F.C. Glory but to Still Live Normally

Nov 08, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

Content to hang out with his daughter mostly unbothered, Usman, the U.F.C. welterweight champion, does not aspire for the fame of Conor McGregor. But he does have his eye on something big.


How to Unionize the UFC

Sep 16, 2021 04:18 PM EDT

But organizing MMA fighters is a particularly tough challenge.


How Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu, Knocked Down Stereotypes

Sep 17, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

The Marvel superhero originated in comics filled with racist tropes. The creators of the new film made a list of the preconceptions they were up against and set out to conquer them.


A Homegrown Boxing Startup Meets Its Match: State Regulators

Sep 03, 2021 08:45 PM EDT

A pair of young men used an idea, social media and a pandemic to create a thriving underground fight club. Then the authorities got wind of it.


Fight by Fight, Jake Paul Strikes for Credibility

Aug 28, 2021 12:01 AM EDT

The social media influencer wants respect for his transformation into a main draw boxer even if his skills are beside the point.


 


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