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Boxing – Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker – World Heavyweight Title Unification Fight – Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Britain – March 31, 2018 Anthony Joshua celebrates with the belts after winning the fight Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Nigerians fighting their way to glory outside of Nigeria

Nigeria has always had a history when it comes to combat sports. The towering legend of Dick Tiger was impossible to escape, Hogan ‘Kid’ Bassey held a featherweight title as far back as 1957, and in the last three decades the likes of David Izonritei, Ike Ibeabuchi and Samuel Peter have shaken up the heavyweight division.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) star Conor McGregor was arrested in South Florida for stealing and smashing the mobile phone of a fan who was trying to take his photo, police said.

UFC star Conor McGregor arrested after smashing fan’s phone

Mixed martial arts (MMA) star Conor McGregor was arrested in South Florida for stealing and smashing the mobile phone of a fan who was trying to take his photo, police said.
Kamaru Usman

Presidency congratulates UFC fighter Kamaru Usman

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has congratulated US-based Nigerian boxer Kamaru Usman for defeating American Tyron Woodley to become the first African fighter to win an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title.
Kamaru Usman

Kamaru Usman: I’m the best fighter on planet now

Kamaru Usman, the 31-year old Nigerian-American and Mixed Martial Artist who defeated Tyron Woodley (36-year old) in the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday, has reiterated that he is the best fighter in his category on the planet right now.

I am the new UFC middleweight top dog – Adesanya

Nigeria-born New Zealand Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight fighter Israel Adesanya has warned other fighters that he has come to rule the division.

MMA star McGregor wants to fight a boxer on his turf

Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor says he wants a boxer to “come into his world”, insisting he would beat America’s Floyd Mayweather in a rematch, the BBC reported Wednesday.

WBO champion Jeff Horn to fight UFC star Conor McGregor

Australia’s Jeff Horn will defend his WBO welterweight title against England’s Gary Corcoran in December before a potential blockbuster bout with UFC star Conor McGregor, reports said Sunday.

UFC: Nigeria’s Kamaru set to fight Perry

Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman has agreed to fight American Mike Perry in an Ultimate Fighting Championship match on December 2.

After Mayweather, McGregor seeks next high-risk move

Floyd Mayweather Jr always had a knack for fighting opponents at the most advantageous time.

McGregor awed by clinical Mayweather

Conor McGregor saluted Floyd Mayweather’s clinical boxing masterclass here Saturday — but insisted he felt he could have fought on beyond a 10th round stoppage.

Anthony Joshua open to MMA crossover fight

World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has revealed he would be willing to take on a mixed martial arts fighter at some point in the future.

Mayweather, McGregor bout a farce – Lennox Lewis

The bout between American boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and Irish Mixed Martial Arts star Conor McGregor is not so much a superfight as a farce, said Britain’s former undisputed heavyweight world champion Lennox Lewis on Sunday.

Lighter gloves spell quick end of Mayweather – McGregor

Mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor is happy about the switch to lighter gloves for his Aug. 26 fight against undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather.

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