Buckle up: Khabib vs. McGregor official for UFC 229

The UFC hosted its 25th anniversary press conference on Friday afternoon, where they announced their upcoming schedule, as well as a number of main events moving forward.  At the end of the event, a bombshell announcement – Khabib Nurmagomedov will defend his lightweight title against former champion Conor McGregor at UFC 229 in Las Vegas on…

The highs and lows: Retirements and comebacks in MMA

In recent weeks, the MMA world has seen several high-profile fighters announce their retirements from the sport, admitting that their time has come and gone. First, former UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping walked away, citing health concerns.  Then, former Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans called it quits, following his fifth consecutive loss.   After that, former…

Mayweather – McGregor: The Economics of the Fight Business

When it comes to combat sports, there’s one story that stands out above all others in 2017.  The circus that was the Mayweather-McGregor “Money Fight”, pitting reigning UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, against the retired 12-time world boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., captivated audiences the world over. On fight night, Mayweather defeated his MMA counterpart…