New York to Require $1 Million Brain-Injury Coverage for Mixed Martial Artists

Photo Jose Aldo taking a shot from Frankie Edgar during a mixed martial arts bout at U.F.C. 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas. Credit John Locher/Associated Press ALBANY — New York will require $1 million coverage for life-threatening brain injuries and other new health insurance for both professional boxers and its first group of licensed mixed martial artists under state regulations expected to take effect in September. Read more [...]

Bowe Is Returning to Ring, but Drive to Fight Never Left

BANGKOK — For years, Riddick Bowe dreamed of getting back into the ring — just not this ring and this sport, in this country. This week in Thailand, Bowe, a former world heavyweight boxing champion, will make his debut as a Muay Thai fighter — a brutal mixed martial art that makes boxing look gentlemanly Read more [...]