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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Nurmagomedov challenges Mayweather

Mixed martial arts fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken a page out of Conor McGregor's playbook and issued a challenge to undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather. (more…)

Iran Diaz (L) and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (R) (ONE Championship photo)

ONE: Kingdom of Heroes draws 25 million viewers

ONE Championship (ONE) delivered a thrilling night of action last October 6 at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand with ONE: KINGDOM OF HEROES hosting…

Sonnen takes on Fedor Emelianenko at the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix (Photo from Instagram: @sonnench)

Bellator: Sonnen takes on legend Fedor

By Rafael Bandayrel Former UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen and Russian heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko will collide in the semifinals of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand…

Khabib Nurmagomedov attends a news conference. (AP Photo/John Locher)

UFC: Khabib threatens to quit if teammate fired

By Rafael Bandayrel Undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov defended his teammate Zubaira Tukhugov for getting involved at the post-fight melee that marred his submission win…

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, meets with Khabib Nurmagomedov, right, who has won the UFC lightweight title, in Ulyanovsk on the Volga River, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Putin defended the fighter's actions in the brawl that followed his victory over Conor McGregor. Nurmagomedov's father Abdulmanap is in the centre. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin comes to Nurmagomedov’s defense

MOSCOW (AFP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin, seated left in photo, met mixed martial arts champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, right, on Wednesday, saying that he did…