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The UFC Has Been Sold (For Real This Time)

It’s done. After months of rumors, doubts, denials and questions, the UFC has officially been sold for $4 billion. According to Las Vegas Now, the new ownership includes talent agency WME (William Morris Endeavor), the New York-based sports and entertainment company IMG (International Management …

Las Vegas

This is the best that any 'Star Wars' game has ever looked

In the newest "Star Wars" game, "Battlefront," you're given a sandbox of "Star Wars" characters and worlds to play in.<p>It's <i>very</i> pretty — one of the best-looking games on any system — but doesn't hold a candle to what one intrepid gamer turned it into. <b>Behold:</b><p>No, that isn't a still from "Star Wars: …

Darth Vader

Russia’s biggest warship will launch airstrikes against ISIL this fall, military source says

Russia’s largest warship, an aircraft carrier capable of carrying dozens of fighter jets, will launch airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq …

Rolex Timepieces: Status Symbol or Symbol of Savvy

<b>Luxury Watches can be Smart Investments</b><p>Image Source<p>The modern wristwatch got its start just over a hundred years ago when a visionary clock seller in London first conceived of a timepiece worn on the wrist. Hans Wilsdorf founded his company in London in 1905, puzzling at length for a proper name …

Watches

UFC's Miesha Tate focuses on Amanda Nunes while Ronda Rousey lurks

Less than a week from her first title defense, Miesha Tate is fighting the inevitable questions about a potential blockbuster rematch with Ronda Rousey. Tate politely requests the focus of stories remain on her upcoming fight — in vain.<p>“The headline that runs is ‘Miesha Calls Out Rhonda,’ “ Tate …

Amanda Nunes

From The Force Awakens to The Big Short, here’s what’s new on Netflix in July

Summer is in full swing, and while you <i>could</i> flock to the nearest park or swimming pool, smarter folk will be taking to indoor pastures to cool down. …

Talk About Anything In the Great Game of Thrones Withdrawal Thread

Ladies and Gentlemen, for the past ten weeks io9 has set up a post-<i>Game of Thrones</i> chat thread for fans to feverishly ruminate on the events of the …

Star Wars leads charge as Sky gears up for an attack on its empire

Sky Cinema and eSports projects launched to counter threats from entertainment rivals Netflix, Amazon and BT<p>Sky’s jewel in its movie deal crown, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, deals with a new threat to the galaxy far, far away. Closer to home, within the media constellation that contains Sky, new …

Young Pope

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens PS4 Giveaway

GameSpot is giving away this awesome <b>LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens PlayStation 4 bundle</b>!<p>The bundle comes complete with a 1TB PS4, a black DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, a physical copy of the <b>LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens</b> video game and a Blu-ray copy of Star Wars: The Force Awakens …

LEGO Star Wars UCS Rey’s Speeder

Rey’s Speeder is one of the most impressive vehicles in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now a LEGO artist is trying to turn it into a USC LEGO set. No …

LEGO Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Trophies Appear, Fifty Total

Trophies for <i>LEGO Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens</i> have appeared on trophy tracking site PSN Profiles. There are fifty trophies total, with …

Ultrasabers Lightsabers are the Most Fun You Can Have Without Using the Force

You would think that lightsabers are merely an elegant weapon of a more civilized age, but they’re also a great tool for exercise, and lightsaber …

HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Is a Gold Mine of Craft Beer and Bong Easter Eggs

When they aren’t making shaky business deals with billionaires or fighting for their startup’s survival, the five computer programmers in <i>Silicon</i> …

Iranian weightlifter is a real-life Incredible Hulk

Dubbed both the "Persian Hercules" and "Iranian Hulk," Sajad Gharibi has been wowing social media with his physical size and strength.<p>The 24-year-old …

Incredible Hulk

How Michael Bisping pulled off his improbable, short-notice UFC title win

He’d been knocked out and choked out, out-wrestled and out-pointed. Just like water always finds its level, so too do fighters.<p>And his record was …

Michael Bisping

Within 8 percent of weight on fight week? No way, says champ Demetrious Johnson

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson is perfectly aware of the promotion’s new guidelines on weight cutting. And don’t get him …

Rogan: UFC warned Helwani not to break Lesnar news

During a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, UFC color commentator Joe Rogan shared an interesting detail to last weekend's expulsion …

USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings, March 20: Alexander Volkov is a top-five heavyweight

Alexander Volkov was presented with a an opportunity to make a major jump in the heavyweight rankings, and he capitalized in a big way at UFC Fight …

MMA & UFC

Star Wars director Rian Johnson posts image of Luke's cloak

<i>Star Wars</i> director Rian Johnson has announced that principle photography on <i>Episode VIII</i> is almost over by posting an image to his Tumblr account.<p>The …

Another shot fired between Cody Garbrandt and champ Dominick Cruz

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Backstage at this past Saturday’s UFC 199, Team Alpha Male founder Urijah Faber was prepping for his third fight with …

Cody Garbrandt

Robbie Lawler Talks Conor McGregor Before UFC 201 Title Fight vs. Tyron Woodley

UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler said he "wasn't too worried" about his previously rumored Conor McGregor fight and would have taken the featherweight's soul if they went head-to-head.<p>"His soul," Lawler said when asked what he would have taken in an exchange with Zach Klein of WSB-TV. "I'm a …

Conor McGregor

Unbeatable?

Sorry, Daniel Cormier, but Chael Sonnen isn't giving you much of a chance to defend your Light Heavyweight title against Jon Jones at UFC 200 on July …

MMA & UFC

B.J. Penn out of UFC 199 due to USADA IV violation

B.J. Penn will not being making his UFC return in early June after all. The former lightweight and welterweight champion was scheduled to fight Cole …

For UFC fighters, the ban on IV use is coming – but will it matter?

It’s a part of the weigh-in day ritual fans don’t get to see. After all the sweating and the starving and the flexing on a scale, then – at least for …

MMA & UFC

Bellator 157's Michael Chandler wanted to take belt from 'unemployed guy' Will Brooks

Michael Chandler is at peace with the fact he may never get the chance to avenge his two career losses to Will Brooks. Knowing that will make it all …

Olympic Judo

Veteran fighter James Te Huna retires from the UFC

New Zealand's James Te Huna had many ups and downs in the UFC octagon. From a four-fight winning streak to a four-fight losing streak, he always …

MMA & UFC

Make your picks for UFC Fight Night 88

We want your predictions for Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 88 event in Las Vegas.<p>In late 2015, we expanded upon our traditional staff picks to include the …

MMA & UFC

Holly Holm, Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson to Return on Stacked UFC on Fox 20

UFC on Fox 20 went from empty to absolutely packed with a series of fight announcements on Wednesday night. The headliner? An interesting striker vs. striker matchup between former women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm and surging newcomer Valentina Shevchenko. The news was announced on Fox …

Holly Holm

Production On The Han Solo Movie May Be Ramping Up As The Director Posts A New Teaser Image

Production on the much-speculated-about Han Solo anthology film could kick off soon if a new tweet from the movie’s director Christopher Miller is any indication. In celebration of <i>Star Wars</i> Day, Miller posted a new teaser image featuring the most infamous blaster in the galaxy.<p>Along with the image, …

Han Solo

All the Major Star Wars Secrets Revealed in the New Novel Bloodline

Even with all the books and comics out there right now, Disney’s new <i>Star Wars</i> canon is still in its earliest days, especially when it comes to the …