Flint Native, Boxing Champ Claressa Shields Wins MMA Debut – CBS Detroit

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Claressa Shields found herself pinned on her back, stuck against a cage and she absorbed so many strikes to the head that the undefeated boxer seemed on the brink of defeat in MMA. “I could have went home with an L like that,” Shields said. READ MORE: Preorders For Ford … Read more

Logan and Jake Paul would make great MMA fighters, Bellator boss says. But rival UFC boss Dana White isn’t too keen

Bellator president Scott Coker says Logan and Jake Paul would make great mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters, as he targets exhibition matches featuring the YouTube personalities. Key points: The Bellator boss said the door is open for the brothers to move into MMA The pair have only had a handful of exhibition and professional fights Critics have labelled … Read more

Erin McGregor thanks brother Conor for inspiring her as she celebrates 40th birthday

Erin McGregor has thanked her brother Conor for being her inspiration. The UFC star’s sister turned 40 earlier this week and credited the former two-weight champion for inspiring her “to go after it all”. She posted on Instagram: “40 years blessed on this earth. Today I was overwhelmed with the outpour of love. I’ve spent … Read more

UFC 262 title winner leapfrogs Dustin Poirier for No. 1

Michael Chandler always believed he’d find himself fighting for the UFC lightweight title someday. He just didn’t think it would come so soon after his debut with the promotion at the beginning of the year. “I did not, absolutely not,” Chandler told The Post over the phone recently. Nonetheless, that’s the enviable situation in which … Read more

Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor tops Forbes Top 10 sporting rich list for 2021

Despite professional sport being significantly impacted by the pandemic, for the very highest earners, coronavirus appeared to barely register. Sport’s highest earners: 1.Conor McGregor (IRE) MMA — $180 million 2.Lionel Messi (ARG) Football — $130 million 3.Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) Football — $120 million 4.Dak Prescott (USA) American Football — $107.5 million 5.Lebron James (USA) Basketball … Read more

Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin throw party to celebrate Conor Jr’s birthday in Dubai

Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin threw a birthday bash in Dubai to celebrate their son turning four. The couple shared a number of photos on social media to mark the occasion for their oldest child, Conor Jr. Dee, who is due to give birth to the couple’s third child in the next few weeks, posted: … Read more

UFC 261 results as Kamuru Usman beats Jorge Masvidal and Chris Weidman snaps his leg against Uriah Hall

Kamuru Usman retained his welterweight belt and his undefeated UFC record with a brutal knockout of Jorge Masvidal in the second round of their main event bout. The Nigerian Nightmare was facing Masvidal in a rematch at UFC 261 after winning their first fight via split decision nine months ago. But this bout was ended … Read more