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Scott Glenn, Wielding Knives on a Screen Near You

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:48:09 -0500

The 78-year-old actor’s fitness routine, which would put most 30-year-olds to shame, includes martial arts classes like kali and Jeet Kune Do.

In a U.F.C. Classic, Great Loses Out to Greatest

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 12:25:08 -0500

For Jon Jones, Saturday’s victory capped a triumphant return from a series of setbacks. For Daniel Cormier, a loss left painful questions.

McGregor and Mayweather Fling Taunts, Insults and a Little Honesty

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:27:47 -0500

They’re going to have their formal bout next month. But first, they’re traveling around the world to fight with words.

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Agree to Fight

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:02:34 -0500

In a long-awaited bout, McGregor, a mixed martial arts fighter and U.F.C. star, will box against Mayweather, who is considered a heavy favorite.

Conor McGregor Agrees to Fight. Will Floyd Mayweather?

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:19:02 -0500

The prospective bout — a straight-up boxing match — has drawn great interest outside the world of combat sports.

Conor McGregor Could Agree to Floyd Mayweather Fight by Sunday

Fri, 12 May 2017 08:55:10 -0500

The U.F.C. president, Dana White, while promoting Saturday’s heavyweight championship, embraced the idea of a McGregor-Mayweather matchup.

Fedor Emelianenko’s Bout Against Matt Mitrione Is Canceled

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:03:52 -0500

After Mitrione became ill, the Bellator fight was canceled hours before it was scheduled to take place in San Jose, Calif.

Pilgrimages to Queens Restaurant to Honor Lady Kung Fu

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:00:32 -0500

After years of anonymity, the martial arts actress Angela Mao is accepting the praise of her old fans.

Photographing a Mixed Martial Arts Champion

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:46:13 -0500

Anthony Geathers has been photographing David Branch for three years, watching him and the sport take off.

Ronda Rousey’s U.F.C. Return Ends in 48 Seconds of Punches by Amanda Nunes

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 01:01:56 -0500

Rousey’s first fight in 13 months was brief, with Nunes landing multiple blows right from the start.