Ronda Rousey’s U.F.C. Dominance Evokes a Young Mike Tyson

Photo Ronda Rousey is 11-0 in her career, and 5-0 since joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Credit Jae C. Hong/Associated Press Ronda Rousey spends some of her time posing for magazine covers, filming television ads and movies, sitting for interviews, winning awards and generally continuing a rapid ascent to sports superstardom. Read more [...]

The YouTube Brawler Kimbo Slice Tries an M.M.A. Comeback

Photo Kimbo Slice in an Elite XC fight league match in 2008. Credit Rich Schultz/Associated Press It seems like an eternity ago in the fast-maturing world of mixed martial arts , but there was a time when a man named Kimbo Slice was the most talked about fighter in the country. Slice made his reputation in the early 2000s, appearing in unsanctioned street fights that were taped and uploaded to the Internet in the days when seeing a video on your computer still seemed really neat 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 [...]