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Ritu Phogat.(ONE)

Ritu Phogat extends MMA winning run, eyes grand prix

New Delhi | By Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 08:22 AM IST
That challenge didn’t matter to the youngest daughter of the Phogat household, famous for giving India top wrestlers including Gita, Babita and Vinesh. The contest had to be stopped by the referee three minutes, 55 seconds into the first round.
Mrunal says Hrithik, John, Shahid, Farhan inspired her to make fitness a lifestyle
Mrunal says Hrithik, John, Shahid, Farhan inspired her to make fitness a lifestyle

I don’t believe in starving myself or doing crash diets. I workout everyday regardless of how busy I am: Mrunal Thakur

Mumbai | By Kavita Awaasthi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 12:35 PM IST
The actor says she learnt about holistic fitness from her co-stars -John Abraham, Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar
Claressa Shields, right, punches Ivana Habazin during the seventh round of a women's 154-pound title boxing bout in Atlantic City, N.J. Shields is already dominating the boxing world with two Olympic gold medals and professional title belts in three weight classes. Her next world to conquer is mixed martial arts.(AP)
Claressa Shields, right, punches Ivana Habazin during the seventh round of a women's 154-pound title boxing bout in Atlantic City, N.J. Shields is already dominating the boxing world with two Olympic gold medals and professional title belts in three weight classes. Her next world to conquer is mixed martial arts.(AP)

Olympic gold medal boxer Claressa Shields begins MMA career

Washington | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 04:37 PM IST
Shields has signed with the Professional Fighters League in a quest to become the first woman to hold simultaneous titles in both MMA and boxing

Iranian Fatima Rezaei overcame patriarchy to make her name in multiple sports worldwide

UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 07:10 PM IST
Today, this young sports referee is a global success, mostly because the world attitude towards women in the mainstream, especially in the case of traditional professions like sports, changing one bit every day.
Happy birthday, Ishaan Khatter: 5 times the ‘Suitable Boy’ gave us fitness goals(Instagram/ishaankhatter)
Happy birthday, Ishaan Khatter: 5 times the ‘Suitable Boy’ gave us fitness goals(Instagram/ishaankhatter)

Happy birthday, Ishaan Khatter: 5 times the ‘Suitable Boy’ gave us fitness goals

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 07:25 PM IST
Happy birthday, Ishaan Khatter: From losing weight for Beyond The Clouds to bulking up for Khaali Peeli, here are 5 viral fitness videos of the Dhadak star that will surely ‘Tehas Nehas’ your procrastinations and motivate you to hit the grind | Watch
Nurmagomedov harshly criticises Macron over anti-Islam remarks(Instagram/khabib_nurmagomedov)
Nurmagomedov harshly criticises Macron over anti-Islam remarks(Instagram/khabib_nurmagomedov)

‘May the Almighty disfigure the face of this creature’: UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov harshly criticises French President Emmanuel Macron over anti-Islam remarks

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 12:37 PM IST
Legendary MMA fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov posts a picture of a boot print on French President Emmanuel Macron’s face, issues strongly-worded statement after the latter’s defence on the cartoons of Prophet Muhammad as well as his anti-Islam comments
Petr Yan of Russia during his TKO victory over Jose Aldo in their UFC bantamweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.(Zuffa LLC)
Petr Yan of Russia during his TKO victory over Jose Aldo in their UFC bantamweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.(Zuffa LLC)

‘I want to fight him at some point for sure,’ UFC Bantamweight Champion Petr Yan has TJ Dillashaw in sight

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 07:36 PM IST
In just over 2 years after making his UFC debut, the Russian fighter captured the bantamweight title after beating MMA legend Jose Aldo. It wasn’t just the fight that captured the imagination of the MMA world but the way Yan defeated a UFC stalwart like Aldo.
Daniel Cormier(Photo: Getty Images)
Daniel Cormier(Photo: Getty Images)

My journey has been a dream: Daniel Cormier

HT Mumbai | By Nishad Neelambaran
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 12:51 AM IST
In an exclusive interview, the 41-year-old American MMA artist talks about his UFC career as he prepares to walk to the octagon for one last time this Sunday for a UFC 252 match against Stipe Miocic
UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov with his father.(Getty Images)
UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov with his father.(Getty Images)

UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father passes away due to Covid-19 complications

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Yash Bhati
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 07:23 PM IST
Khabib’s father and coach, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov was in critical condition after getting diagnosed with Covid-19 in Russia and required an emergency heart procedure after complications arose due to his earlier health issues.
Ritu Phogat on her debut.(ONE Championship)
Ritu Phogat on her debut.(ONE Championship)

MMA giants ONE Championship to tie up with local promotions and create tournaments in India | EXCLUSIVE

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 11:49 PM IST
After becoming an established player in East Asia, One Championship shifted its focus towards India. It landed a deal with broadcasters Star for its events and looks further get a foothold in a country of 1.3 billion people.
Ronda Rousey against Triple H.(WWE)
Ronda Rousey against Triple H.(WWE)

‘Never know what she is saying’: Triple H comments on Ronda Rousey’s criticism of WWE fans

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 05:02 PM IST
She arrived at Royal Rumble and then captured the imagination of the WWE Universe with her performance at WrestleMania 34. Then she had a fairytale run as the Raw Women’s Champion which eventually ended at WrestleMania 35.
Tony Ferguson faces Justin Gaethje in the main event.(UFC)
Tony Ferguson faces Justin Gaethje in the main event.(UFC)

UFC 249: ‘He is epitome of an athlete,’ Justin Gaethje full of praise for opponent Tony Ferguson

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 07:13 PM IST
UFC is facing a problem in the lead up to the event as Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, who was scheduled to fight Uriah Hall, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Nikki Bella and Ronda Rousey.(WWE)
Nikki Bella and Ronda Rousey.(WWE)

‘Slap in the face’: Ronda Rousey’s debut at WWE Royal Rumble didn’t go down well with Nikki Bella

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | edited by Yash Bhati
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 07:37 PM IST
The debut of former MMA superstar Ronda Rousey at Royal Rumble 2018 kickstarted a high time for women’s wrestling in WWE. It eventually led to Lynch, Charlotte, and Rousey becoming the first female wrestlers to main-event WrestleMania 36.
Former WWE and UFC Champion Ronda Rousey.(WWE)
Former WWE and UFC Champion Ronda Rousey.(WWE)

‘They try not to leave people high and dry’: Ronda Rousey on WWE’s salary structure

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 06:22 PM IST
Rousey recently talked about the salary structures in both companies and explained why WWE has an edge over its MMA counterpart.
UFC and WWE Champion Ronda Rousey.(WWE)
UFC and WWE Champion Ronda Rousey.(WWE)

‘Bunch of ungrateful fans’: Why Ronda Rousey won’t return full-time to WWE

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 03:36 PM IST
Ronda Rousey had a stellar run with WWE. But the ‘Baddest Woman on the Planet’ has made it clear that she won’t return full time to WWE/
India's Ritu Phogat poses at the Fighting Bros Club ahead of her One Championship(via REUTERS)
India's Ritu Phogat poses at the Fighting Bros Club ahead of her One Championship(via REUTERS)

From wrestling royalty to MMA for India’s Ritu Phogat

New Delhi | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 09:25 AM IST
Ritu Phogat, who initially followed her father and two elder sisters into wrestling, is now charting a new path after making an explosive MMA debut in November.
Ritu Phogat with coach Mahavir Singh Phogat.(PTI)
Ritu Phogat with coach Mahavir Singh Phogat.(PTI)

Ritu Phogat’s code: Fight the good fight

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 11:14 PM IST
Ritu is now based in Singapore and won her maiden MMA bout at the One Championship via technical knockout over South Korean Nam Hee Kim in under three minutes in November, 2019.
Jon Jones returns to action against Dominic Reyes.(Getty Images)
Jon Jones returns to action against Dominic Reyes.(Getty Images)

UFC 247: ‘Everyone’s undefeated before they fight me,’ Jon Jones confident ahead of Dominic Reyes fight

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 03:41 PM IST
Jones is one of the most decorated MMA fighters of all times with numerous title defences and a virtual undefeated record (his only loss is a disqualification in a fight he was winning).
India's Ritu Phogat poses at the Fighting Bros Club ahead of her One Championship: Age of Dragons mixed martial arts debut.(via REUTERS)
India's Ritu Phogat poses at the Fighting Bros Club ahead of her One Championship: Age of Dragons mixed martial arts debut.(via REUTERS)

I want to become India’s first ever women’s MMA champion: Ritu Phogat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 08:43 PM IST
Ritu Phogat registered her first win in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) after beating Nam Hee Kim at ONE Championship: Age Of Dragons in November 2019.
Ritu Phogat will face South Korea’s Nam Hee Kim on her debut(HT Photo)
Ritu Phogat will face South Korea’s Nam Hee Kim on her debut(HT Photo)

Ritu Phogat begins life inside the cage

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 08:44 AM IST
Ritu Phogat’s preparation will be put to test at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing on Saturday, where she will take on South Korea’s Nam Hee Kim in an atomweight (52kg) clash in the ONE Championship.
A file photo of CM Punk.(Twitter)
A file photo of CM Punk.(Twitter)

CM Punk appears on WWE television after five years, sparks rumours of in-ring return - Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 04:45 PM IST
CM Punk will be a part of the new studio show’s panel but according to the WWE on FOX Twitter account, he will only be making periodic appearances.
A file photo of Ritu Phogat.(Hindustan Times)
A file photo of Ritu Phogat.(Hindustan Times)

Indian wrestler Ritu Phogat ready for tilt at MMA world title

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 06:16 PM IST
Phogat, who will make her MMA debut against South Korea’s Kim Nam-hee at One Championship’s Age of Dragons event in Beijing on Saturday, says she never gave much thought to qualifying for the Olympics.
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hand with Khabib Nurmagomedov.(@EmbassyofRussia)
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hand with Khabib Nurmagomedov.(@EmbassyofRussia)

What did Russia President Vladimir Putin say to Khabib Nurmagomedov after his win at UFC 242?

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 08:31 AM IST
Khabib made sure the capacity crowd in Abu Dhabi went home in a joyous state as he tapped out interim champion Dustin Poirier in the second round to retain his UFC Lightweight Championship.
File image of Ritu Phogat.
File image of Ritu Phogat.

A Phogat learns to kick and punch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 06:47 PM IST
Ritu Phogat’s move from wrestling to MMA was not a surprise for her family, but for the larger wrestling fraternity it was unexpected.
MMA fighter Amitesh Chaubey was arrested from his Jankipuram house early on Wednesday and taken to Gurugram.(HT File)
MMA fighter Amitesh Chaubey was arrested from his Jankipuram house early on Wednesday and taken to Gurugram.(HT File)

Doctor’s kidnapping: MMA fighter Chaubey was known for aggressive, erratic behaviour

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Sharad Deep and Rohit K Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2019 01:49 PM IST
An aggressive fighter for UP Terminators — owned by Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor — at the Super Boxing League in 2017 season, Chaubey was arrested from his Jankipuram house early on Wednesday and taken to Gurugram.
Conor McGregor of Ireland hits a heavy bag during a workout at the UFC Performance Center.(REUTERS)
Conor McGregor of Ireland hits a heavy bag during a workout at the UFC Performance Center.(REUTERS)

Conor McGregor announces his retirement from MMA, again

Los Angeles | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 07:04 PM IST
The trash-talking Irish star of the Ultimate Fighting Championship wrote on Twitter that he had decided to call time on his career inside the octagon.
Ritu Phogat (white singlet) in action during the Pro Wrestling League final match.(Hindustan Times)
Ritu Phogat (white singlet) in action during the Pro Wrestling League final match.(Hindustan Times)

Ritu Phogat dropped from TOPS programme after shifting to MMA

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 11:47 PM IST
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) decided to axe Ritu Phogat from the TOPS programme after the young wrestler made herself unavailable for 2020 Tokyo Olympics and decided to try her luck in MMA in Singapore.
Conor McGregor and Conor McGregor Jr. attend Super Bowl LIII.(AFP)
Conor McGregor and Conor McGregor Jr. attend Super Bowl LIII.(AFP)

Conor Mcgregor arrested for criminal mischief in Miami, granted bail

Miami | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 04:40 PM IST
Conor Mcgregor is already facing a 6-month suspension and was fined USD 50,000 for his October post-fight brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov and his team.
Sandeepa Dhar does MMA and Surya Namaskar to keep fit.
Sandeepa Dhar does MMA and Surya Namaskar to keep fit.

I do 108 Surya Namaskars in a day to stay fit: Sandeepa Dhar

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2019 01:42 PM IST
Actor Sandeepa Dhar considers Marilyn Monroe as her fashion icon. Dhar also loves to travel, which is the motivation behind her working.
Tiger Shroff is hosting a Mixed Martial Art fight night in Mumbai, in February.
Tiger Shroff is hosting a Mixed Martial Art fight night in Mumbai, in February.

Tiger to host a mixed martial fight night, says it’s a small effort to spread awareness around the art form

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2018 01:32 PM IST
Actor Tiger Shroff is hosting a high octane fight night on the first week of February in Mumbai. Popular celebrities and sports personalities are expected to attend the event.
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