• Fedor Emelianenko (RIA Novosti/Vadim Zhernov)
    MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko announces he is returning to the ring
    The retired Russian mixed martial arts fighter Fedor Emelianenko says he is considering returning to the ring, with the 38 year-old mentioning he is leaving his position as an advisor to the Russian sports ministry, according to TASS.
  • Reuters / Miguel Vidal
    Forget bulls, Spaniards wrestle horses for fun too (VIDEO)
    Hundreds of wild horses have been forced into hair-cuts this weekend in the Spanish village of Sabucedo, where locals have herded the animals from the mountains to fight them at a controversial festival called “Rapa das Bestas” (Cropping of the Beasts).
  • Eleven-time, five-division world boxing champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather (L) and eight-division world champion Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao pose at a news conference ahead of their upcoming bout, in Los Angeles, California (Reuters / Lucy Nicholson)
    ​Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, the most lucrative fight ever, but is it the biggest?
    The fight on May 2 between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is one that boxing fans and writers have sought more than any other in recent years, even though both fighters have passed their respective peaks.
  • Reuters / Vasily Fedosenko
    Animal cruelty needs tough prison terms, say anti-blood sport campaigners
    Hunters should face prison time for participating in illegal blood sports, animal welfare campaigners say. The League Against Cruel Sports report marks the 10th anniversary of the Hunting Act, which banned fox hunting in the UK.
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    Mineev brings another kickboxing title to Russia
    Russian kickboxer Vladimir Mineev has added another world heavyweight crown to his collection beating Germany's Daniel Dorrer for the WKA title. He did it in front of hundreds of fans at the so-called USSR Championships near Moscow.
  • President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Dana White (David McNew/Getty Images/AFP )
    UFC president says he helped put hackers behind bars
    The FBI was instrumental in arresting two dozen hackers this week that allegedly bought and sold credit card numbers over the Web. If you ask Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White, though, he had something to do with it too.
  • Video still from YouTube by bloodandsweatmma depicting Vitaly Minakov
    Fight Nights return to Moscow
    The Fight Nights showdown is back in the Russian capital for the seventh time on Thursday. Top of the bill will see one of Russia's best heavyweight prospects Vitaly Minakov facing American Eddie Sanchez.
  • Russian heavyweight sparring with hog carcasses
    Russian fighter’s secret training at sausage factory
    While most of the martial artists prefer sparring against real fighters, renowned Russian heavyweight Sergey Kharitonov chisels his techniques on … hog carcasses.
  • Jeff Monson
    Jeff Monson supports Occupy movement
    Four months after the first Occupy Wall Street protesters claimed New York’s Zuccotti Park, demonstrators descended on Washington on Tuesday to deliver a message to Congress: they aren’t doing all that good of a job.