Deontay Wilder was in the Super Bowl media center in Houston a few days before the game when a somewhat familiar face walked by. Wilder and his girlfriend recognized Andrew Zimmern, who stars in the "Bizarre Foods" show on the Travel Channel. More telling, perhaps, was that Zimmern recognized him. "I'm a big fan, champ," Zimmern said before engaging Wilder in a friendly chat and posing for pictures with the heavyweight champion. A small thing, maybe. But to a fighter with a goal of making the heavyweight division must-see once again it was a promising sign of progress. It's no secret the state of the heavyweight division has been abysmal. Hijacked by the Klitschko brothers and in dire need of
Just four years on from his UFC debut, ConorMcGregor stands as the transcendent star of MMA. According to his long-time coach John Kavanagh, he almost missed that first fight because he stopped to pick up his unemployment cheque on his way to the airport. Now the UFC's first-ever double champion, the 28-year-old has his eye on further domination. Here is all you will ever need to know about 'The Notorious'. Who is Conor McGregor? McGregor's name is now synonymous with UFC. In 2008, he first showed up at the gym owned by John Kavanagh – Ireland's first ever black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – and began his journey on Ireland's local MMA scene. A submission defeat in just his third fight almost
Tony Bellew believes he can surprise David Haye in their much-anticipated bout on March 4 by matching his rival's hand speed. The big-hitting pair will finally go toe-to-toe in London next month after exchanging numerous barbs since Bellew retained his WBC cruiserweight title in October. At the first press conference following the announcement of their upcoming fight, the duo had to be pulled apart as they went head-to-head on stage, with Bellew claiming Haye threw a punch at him.