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Retired boxer and boxing promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends a fight between Carl Frampton, of Northern Ireland, and Leo Santa Cruz, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Las Vegas. Mayweather. says facing UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing ring "can happen" and is something that would "give the fans what they want to see."  In a question-and-answer session Saturday in England, McGregor said he plans to put his UFC career on hold to pursue boxing and a bout with Mayweather, who hasn't fought since 2015. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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  • Retired boxer and boxing promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends a fight between Carl Frampton, of Northern Ireland, and Leo Santa Cruz, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Las Vegas. Mayweather. says facing UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing ring "can happen" and is something that would "give the fans what they want to see."  In a question-and-answer session Saturday in England, McGregor said he plans to put his UFC career on hold to pursue boxing and a bout with Mayweather, who hasn't fought since 2015. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Mayweather: Fight against McGregor “can happen”

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. says facing UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing ring “can happen” and is something that would “give the fans what they want to see.” In a question-and-answer session Saturday in England, McGregor said he plans to put his UFC career on hold to pursue boxing and a […]
  • FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2015, file photo, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. talks to a fan while sitting court side during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the Oklahoma City Thunder in Orlando, Fla. Mayweather Jr. wants attention more than he wants a fight. And, really, let's be truthful here. It wouldn't be much of a fight if Mayweather and Conor McGregor met in a boxing ring. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

    Column: Mayweather in search of attention, not a fight

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants attention more than he wants a fight. And, really, let’s be truthful here. It wouldn’t be much of a fight if Mayweather and Conor McGregor met in a boxing ring. Put them in a UFC cage and it might be different. Mayweather has never had to fight while rolling around on […]
  • FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2016, file photo, Ronda Rousey stands in the cage after Amanda Nunes forced a stoppage in the first round of their women's bantamweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 207 in Las Vegas. Rousey broke her silence since the fight by posting a quote about rebuilding from "rock bottom" on Instagram Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

    Ronda Rousey ends silence with ‘rock bottom’ Instagram post

    Former UFC champ Ronda Rousey is turning to “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling for inspiration more than a week after getting humiliated in a comeback match against Amanda Nunes. The fight at UFC 207 was halted just 48 seconds in after Rousey was pummeled by Nunes. Rousey didn’t talk to reporters afterward. On Monday, Rousey […]
  • Ronda Rousey leaves the octagon after losing to Amanda Nunes in the first round of their women's bantamweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 207, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in Las Vegas. Nunes won the fight after it was stopped in the first round. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Retire or fight back? UFC stars offer advice to Ronda Rousey

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ronda Rousey is taking time off to ponder her future after her 48-second loss in her comeback fight at UFC 207. Amanda Nunes thinks Rousey must retire. Jon Jones believes Rousey should fight again. The UFC’s biggest names offered strong opinions about Rousey’s future Saturday, a day after Nunes punched Rousey […]
  • Amanda Nunes, right, connects with Ronda Rousey in the first round of their women's bantamweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 207, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in Las Vegas. Nunes won the fight after it was stopped in the first round. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Ronda Rousey is stopped 48 seconds into comeback at UFC 207

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ronda Rousey’s UFC comeback didn’t even last a minute. Rousey was stopped 48 seconds into her first fight in 13 months Friday night, losing to bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. Rousey (12-2) never managed to get her footing against Nunes (14-4), who rocked Rousey with her very first punches. […]
  • Ronda Rousey gets $3 million guaranteed payday at UFC 207

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ronda Rousey is getting one of the biggest guaranteed paydays in UFC history for her comeback fight. Rousey will make a guaranteed $3 million for her bantamweight title fight against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on Friday night, the Nevada Athletic Commission says. Rousey (12-1) hadn’t fought since losing her title […]
  • UFC president Dana White speaks with the media during a media day for UFC 207, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Ronda Rousey returns to reclaim her title belt at UFC 207

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ronda Rousey climbed on the scale and glared into the distance while the crowd roared. Moments later, she directed that withering gaze at UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, who stared right back. Rousey then left the stage at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday without a word to Nunes or the thousands of […]
  • FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo, Ronda Rousey looks around after defeating Sara McMann in a UFC 170 mixed martial arts women's bantamweight title bout in Las Vegas. Rousey is returning to the UFC on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, after a 13-month absence, taking on Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight title. The formerly dominant champion has declined to promote her comeback fight. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

    Ronda Rousey saying little to promote UFC 207 comeback fight

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronda Rousey is returning to mixed martial arts Friday after a 13-month absence, taking on Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight title at UFC 207. Just don’t expect to hear about it from Rousey. The once-dominant champion has largely declined to promote her comeback bout, skipping nearly every traditional pre-fight media responsibility. […]