U.F.C. Sells Itself for $4 Billion

Before the arrival of the Fertittas, U.F.C. had begun climbing in popularity, thanks to early stars like Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock and a reputation for being just shy of civilized. But opposition loomed from Senator John McCain of Arizona, who derided the sport as “human cockfighting,” and former Governor George E. Read more [...]

Medieval Weapon Finds Modern Appeal

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The Calm Before the Thud

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A Bourdain Goes Past Putdowns

Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times Ottavia Busia Bourdain. IT was 3 o’clock on an unusually warm autumn afternoon and Ottavia Busia Bourdain, the wife of Anthony Bourdain, the professionally profane chef and host of “No Reservations,” rolled around on a Midtown Manhattan floor with another man. Read more [...]