WBO welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao is willing to square up with mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor if his potential superfight with Floyd Mayweather fails to materialise, a spokesman said Sunday. "If McGregor will fight me in boxing, why not? MMA is much different than boxing," a spokesman quoted Pacquiao as saying a few days ago.
Negotiations regarding a high-profile all-British clash between Amir Khan and Kell Brook appear to have reached a critical impasse, with the former claiming during a recent television interview that his welterweight rival simply does not want the fight. Appearing alongside wife Faryal Makhdoom on ITV's flagship daytime programme This Morning on Monday (23 January), Khan said: "Well, basically my team sat down with Kell Brook and his manager.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- This time, Tito Ortiz went out the way he wanted. Fighting two days shy of his 42nd birthday, the legendary former UFC light heavyweight champion submitted Chael Sonnen to a raucous reception from a partisan Southern California crowd at the Forum. Ortiz, who first retired in 2012 after a loss to Forrest Griffin, won via submission at 2:03 of the opening round Saturday in the main event of Bellator 170. “I’m happy I was able to do this, and I’m so happy I was able to do this in my hometown,” Ortiz said. Ortiz (19-12-1) shot for a single leg takedown early, and while he landed it, Sonnen managed to work Ortiz into a guillotine choke. Ortiz escaped, eventually got Sonnen’s back,