MMA coach Jackson seeks ‘nominations’ for New Mexico push
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A mixed martial arts coach who has trained fighters like Jon Jones and Holly Holm is inviting New Mexico businesses to join his effort to promote the American Southwestern state.
Greg Jackson, who co-owns Jackson Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico, announced Monday he is asking for people to nominate businesses and organizations to join his "New Mexico Experience" push.
MMA coach Greg Jackson launches effort to promote New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A mixed martial arts coach who has trained fighters like Jon Jones and Holly Holm has announced he will launch an effort to promote New Mexico businesses and tourism.
Greg Jackson, who co-owns Jackson Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico, said Tuesday he will push the "New Mexico Experience" in Melbourne, Australia while coaching at UFC 234 this weekend.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cris "Cyborg" Justino was relaxing in Portugal less than four weeks ago when the UFC featherweight champion got a phone call asking her to save the injury-plagued UFC 222 show.
"I said, 'Why are you calling me? I'm on vacation!'" she recalled with a laugh. "But you know me. I started training again while I was still over there."
Ronda Rousey signed her contract with WWE Sunday night, after it was revealed earlier this year that she would join the wrestling label's lineup.
But the moment on WWE's "Elimination Chamber" wasn't drama-free. Rousey slammed WWE Executive Vice President Paul "Triple H" Levesque through the table on which her contract waited.
“Cyborg” Justino defends belt by decision vs Holm at UFC 219
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Holly Holm gave Cris "Cyborg" Justino the longest fight of her career. She just didn't have enough to knock off yet another MMA star.
Justino used power strikes and kicks to beat Holm by unanimous decision and defend her featherweight belt at UFC 219 on Saturday night.
Holm aiming for upset of Justino, 2nd title belt at UFC 219
Holly Holm has already shocked the sports world with one upset victory over a seemingly unbeatable mixed martial arts champion.
She sees no reason she couldn't do it again when she faces Cris "Cyborg" Justino in the main event of UFC 219 on Saturday night.
Jackson Wink: Jon Jones victory 1 of gym’s greatest wins
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque gym that trains some of the world's best mixed-martial arts fighters says Jon "Bones" Jones reclaiming his UFC light heavyweight title was one of the gym's greatest victories.
Jackson Wink MMA Academy general manager Michael Lyubimov says the gym is proud it was able to bring Jones back to an excellent condition to defeat Daniel Cormier on Saturday.
Jones trains at Jackson Wink MMA Academy along with former UFC women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm.
For years, the road to UFC stardom for women went through Ronda Rousey. Miesha Tate, Holly Holm and others vaulted themselves into the main events and pay-per-view spotlight via their tussles with the former champion and household name.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former world boxing and UFC women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm is looking to end her three-fight losing streak Sunday when she faces Bethe Correia at an event in Singapore.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forget the octagon, Ronda Rousey is buzzing about a ring after announcing her engagement to fellow MMA fighter Travis Browne.
Rousey flashed the diamond and made the announcement in a paparazzi video shared by TMZ Sports . Browne says in the video that he popped the question under a waterfall in New Zealand last week.
De Randamie crowned 1st featherweight champ at UFC 208
NEW YORK (AP) — Germaine de Randamie clocked Holly Holm after the bell in one round, then a second, and got nothing more than a warning from the referee.
De Randamie kept those pivotal points on the scorecard, and slapped a UFC championship belt over her shoulder.
The 32-year-old Dutch kickboxer shook off Holm's clinching and won by unanimous decision — 48-47 on each judge's card — in the main event at UFC 208 on Saturday night to become the first featherweight champion in the woman's division.
Holm tries to avoid one-hit wonder status at UFC 208
NEW YORK (AP) — Holly Holm is already the answer to a trivia question as the first fighter to dominate and defeat Ronda Rousey.
Her leap from obscurity to instant celebrity landed her on daytime talk shows and chatting with late-night hosts and made her — oh so briefly — the most talked about fighter in UFC.
She's trying these days to avoid another rather dubious fight conversation.
Ronda Rousey ends silence with ‘rock bottom’ Instagram post
Former UFC champ Ronda Rousey is turning to "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling for inspiration more than a week after getting humiliated in a comeback match against Amanda Nunes.
The fight at UFC 207 was halted just 48 seconds in after Rousey was pummeled by Nunes. Rousey didn't talk to reporters afterward.
On Monday, Rousey posted a quote from Rowling on Instagram , "And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life."
Retire or fight back? UFC stars offer advice to Ronda Rousey
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ronda Rousey is taking time off to ponder her future after her 48-second loss in her comeback fight at UFC 207.
Ronda Rousey gets $3 million guaranteed payday at UFC 207
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ronda Rousey is getting one of the biggest guaranteed paydays in UFC history for her comeback fight.
Rousey will make a guaranteed $3 million for her bantamweight title fight against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on Friday night, the Nevada Athletic Commission says.
Rousey (12-1) hadn't fought since losing her title and her unbeaten record to Holly Holm in November 2015, but her 13-month absence didn't diminish her star power with the UFC's brass.
Rousey: UFC 207 title shot will be among her last fights
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Ronda Rousey says her bantamweight title shot against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 will be one of her final mixed martial arts bouts.
Rousey spoke about her fight Tuesday during an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show.
The 29-year-old Olympic judo medalist hasn't fought since November 2015, when she lost her title to Holly Holm.
When asked how much longer she will continue fighting, Rousey replied: "Not that long."
Ronda Rousey returns to UFC for title fight Dec. 30
Ronda Rousey will return to the UFC on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, fighting Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight title.
UFC President Dana White confirmed Wednesday that Rousey will be in the main event of UFC 207 at T-Mobile Arena.
Rousey (12-1) hasn't fought since November 2015, when Holly Holm stunned the previously unbeaten champion with a second-round knockout at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia.
Former UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will not be on the card for UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
LAGUNA PUEBLO ? Holly Holm remembers the punch that shattered her left thumb, though she's not sure in what round the injury occurred.
"I just thought it was jammed really bad, and thought, 'That's really gonna hurt later,'" Holm said Friday after attending the weigh-in for tonight's MMA card at Route 66 Casino Hotel.
For Holm, the big hurt was her loss by unanimous decision to Valentina Shevchenko on July 23 in Chicago. The broken thumb, she said, played no role in...
CHICAGO ? The bruises weren't given time to heal.
Actually, the sweat hadn't even dried Saturday night before the questions about her future were starting to fire at Holly Holm faster than a Valentina Shevchenko counterpunch.
It's the nature of the fight game.
Win or lose, the story almost always shifts instantly from what just happened to what will happen next.
And for Holm (10-2), whose unanimous decision loss to the underdog Shevchenko on Saturday...
Valentina Shevchenko stuns Holly Holm at UFC Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — A traumatic start at Valentina Shevchenko's training camp didn't deter her from pulling off another shocking upset in the UFC women's bantamweight division.
Shevchenko, from Kyrgyzstan, stunned Holly Holm on Saturday night at UFC Chicago, unanimously outpointing the former UFC champion.
Less than two months ago, Shevchenko was at a chicken restaurant in Lima, Peru, when it was raided by armed robbers. Her trainer, Pavel Fedotov, was shot in the...
CHICAGO -- Holly Holm was in shape. She was stronger. She was focused.
She just couldn't figure out how to solve the puzzle of Valentina Shevchenko.
Unable to land significant strikes against the much shorter, smaller Shevchenko, and eating counter punches throughout the fight, Holm lost her second consecutive UFC fight via unanimous decision on Saturday night in the United Center, 49-46 on all three judges score cards.
Holly Holm set to return in UFC Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — Holly Holm was the unforgettable champ for four months.
Her shocking knock out of Ronda Rousey in Melbourne at UFC 193 instantly changed the dynamics of women's mixed martial arts.
The 34-year old from Albuquerque, New Mexico, put the face of the UFC into hiding, but Holm's reign as champ was short-lived when she was put to sleep by Miesha Tate's rear naked choke at UFC 196.
Just over eight months after shocking the MMA world, Holm (10-1) is...
Holly Holm, left, attacks Miesha Tate during their March 5 fight at UFC 196 in Las Vegas, Nev., which Tate won with a fifth-round rear-naked choke. Holm returns to action on Saturday in Chicago against Valentina Shevchenko. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
One split second. A "momentary lapse."
That's how Holly Holm describes what led to her loss to Miesha Tate via a fifth-round rear-naked choke and losing her UFC belt in March.
Holly Holm holds the champion belt after defeating Ronda Rousey during their UFC 193 bantamweight title fight in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. Holm pulled off a stunning upset victory over Rousey in the fight, knocking out the women's bantamweight champion in the second round with a powerful kick to the head Sunday. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
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LOS ANGELES ? Holly Holm may not have the UFC women?s bantamweight championship belt...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Until this year, Miesha Tate seemed destined to spend her career in Ronda Rousey's shadow. She persevered for several years as the second-best fighter in her emerging sport, twice failing to stop Rousey's remarkable rise to stardom.
Everything changed in the past few months after Tate finally got her break, choking Holly Holm unconscious to win the UFC bantamweight title.
And then this week, she got a few more breaks. Thanks to Jon Jones' positive...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Until this year, Miesha Tate seemed destined to spend her career in Ronda Rousey's shadow. She was the second-best fighter in her emerging sport, twice failing to stop Rousey's remarkable rise to stardom.
Everything changed in the past six months for the veteran fighter who finally got her break. And then a few more breaks put Tate into the incredible position of being a main-event fighter at UFC 200.