Ronda Rousey

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This struggle  has more than a whiff of Frankenstein and his monster. Conor McGregor  celebrates his KO victory over Eddie Alvarez  on November 12. Photograph: Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Conor McGregor may be taking a break from the octagon but he emerged this week as the star in a series of online comedy sketches in which he will feat(...)

Amanda Nunes punches Ronda Rousey in their UFC women’s bantamweight championship at UFC 207  in Las Vegas. Nunes defeated Rousey in 48 seconds and landed 27 strikes on the former queen of MMA. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Ronda Rousey’s head was snapped back enough times in the opening moments of her return to the UFC for the crowd to see what was coming. Defeat and de(...)

Amanda Nunes, left, celebrates her win as Ronda Rousey stands at right, after their bantamweight championship at UFC 207 on Friday in Las Vegas. Photograph: John Locher/AP

Ronda Rousey has said she will “take some time to reflect and think about the future” after her UFC comeback lasted just 48 seconds in a brutal loss t(...)

Ronda Rousey of the US (in blue) won bronze in women’s 70kg judo at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and subsequently had to live in her car as she could not afford to play rent. Photograph: Olivier Morin/Getty Images.

More than 11,000 athletes marched into Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã Stadium on Friday night, officially kicking off the 2016 Olympic Games. Only a handfu(...)

 Jose Aldo punches Frankie Edgar during the featherweight title bout at the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena   in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

Jose Aldo turned his attention to a rematch with Conor McGregor after claiming the interim featherweight title with an unanimous decision over Franki(...)

Conor McGregor of Ireland reacts to his victory over Jose Aldo of Brazil in their UFC featherweight championship bout during the UFC 194 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena last December. Photograph: Getty Images

Conor McGregor is in rich company alongside the likes of Floyd Mayweather and Cristiano Ronaldo in Forbes’ Top 100 Highest Paid Athletes for 2016. Un(...)

For all the puerile trash-talking and braggadocio, both men now find themselves in remarkably similar, awkward situations.

When Conor McGregor went to war with UFC last week, there was something eerily familiar about his line of complaint and angle of attack. Was it arguin(...)

Conor McGregor has announced his retirment from Dana White’s UFC organisation. Photograph: Getty

For three years, Conor McGregor and the UFC have been very good for each other. McGregor’s searing wit and feisty charm mixed with an uncanny ability (...)

Miesha Tate celebrates beating Holly Holm at UFC 196. Photograph: Inpho

Then there were three. When Miesha Tate put Holly Holm to sleep with a fifth-round choke on Saturday night, the 29-year-old former Strikeforce champi(...)

The conqueror of Conor McGregor Nate Diaz remains unpopular despite his underdog victory. Photograph: Getty

The night was over, he had won, but Nate Diaz couldn’t stop fighting. He had done what many fighters wished they could and stifled the voice of Conor (...)

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