UFC, MMA and combat sports' involvements and intersections with politics.
Kamaru Usman, Justin Gaethje and Henry Cejudo visited Chechnya this week at the behest of dictator Ramzan Kadyrov.
The legendary heavyweight fighter appealed to the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) to allow Russian athletes back into international competitions.
Karim Zidan delves into the WWE’s latest foray to Saudi Arabia despite human rights concerns and threats of an "imminent attack" from Iran.
The newly crowned UFC lightweight champion was pictured alongside the Chechen dictator over the weekend.
The Chechen dictator took to Instagram to proclaim that there are "no problems" between Chimaev and Abubakar Nurmagomedov.
The UFC lightweight shared his support for Iranian protesters after defeating Mateusz Gamrot at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi.
The MMA legend’s younger brother, Ivan, has signed up to serve in Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
Vladimir Mineev is scheduled to take part in a kickboxing bout in his native Moscow next month, according to promoter Kamil Gadzhiev.