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Conor McGregor Announces Retirement, But Who Knows If It Will Last

The biggest star the UFC has ever known tweeted that he’s retiring, but there’s good reasons not to believe him.
Mack Lamoureux
3.26.19
MMA

The Life and Influence of Real-Life Martial Arts Monk, Kiwi John Danaher

How a philosophy grad went from bouncing at New York's hip hop clubs to shaping UFC champions.
Ben Stanley
10.22.18
Zealandia

How a Fighter Channels Her Iwi's Female-Led History to Inspire the Present

Northland's Toa Ngātihine gym, and star fighter Quinita Hati, are changing the lives of local youths.
James Borrowdale
9.19.18
ten questions

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask an MMA Fighter

"The first time I was knocked out, I came to and asked the referee if I had won."
Maria Christoph
8.22.18
open thread

UFC's Next Big Event is Headlined By Two Queer Women. It's a Big Deal.

UFC 224 is headlined by a bantamweight title fight between Raquel Pennington and Amanda Nunes, both out queer women who are visibly, proudly dating other women fighters.
Danielle Riendeau
5.9.18
Sports

Inside China's MMA Club for Poor and Orphaned Boys

Enbo MMA Club has trained hundreds of children from impoverished Tibetan communities, giving kids like Banma Duoji—a rising professional competitor—a chance to thrive.
VICE Staff
11.1.17
dudes

There's a Reason Men Take Up So Much Space When They Sit

In defense of manspreading.
Tonic Staff
7.24.17
women

A Glimpse Inside the World of Muslim Female Fighters

Instagrammer and kickboxer Sara Kawthar asks the question: "How far can we push the idea of what it means to be a strong woman?"
VICE Staff
3.2.17
JOE ROGAN

I Spent a Week Living as Joe Rogan

Weed gummies, sensory deprivation tanks, MMA, making people eat live crickets. I did it the whole Joe Rogan Experience.
Graham Isador
2.20.17
FIGHTLAND

Fightland Meets Tom Lawlor

We went to Providence, Rhode Island, and a bunch of suburbs south of Boston that all sound the same to hang out with UFC middleweight fighter Tom Lawlor. The experience was a mix of hamburgers, philosophical musings, and some other stuff that you'll...
Fightland Staff
11.15.12