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Ready to rumble: how to organise a UFC event by two of the men who help do it

You may not have heard of James Elliott or Sean Shelby but they are two of the most important people in the UFC. As matchmaker, Shelby selects the pairings who will do war in the Octagon, while Elliott, the Vice President of UFC Europe, is responsible for organising events such as UFC Fight Night London. We quizzed the duo about their respective roles

Sporting Heroes: Dan Hardy

Mixed marital arts trailblazer, peerless analyst and the first Briton to fight for a UFC world title – we talk to the legendary Dan Hardy

Roger Federer's Australian Open victory is the greatest achievement in sport

On Sunday, 29 January, Roger Federer beat his great rival Rafael Nadal to win the Australian Open. The victory was Federer's 18th grand slam title and has a case for being regarded as the greatest achievement in any sport

Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium is the last word in footballing luxury

Arsenal fans may want to look away now. Tottenham Hotspur have unveiled detailed plans for their new 61,000-capacity stadium and it looks pretty special

Fashion advice from Charlie Casely-Hayford

One of Britain's leading fashion designers, Charlie Casely-Hayford, offers some tips to help men look and feel their best

George Foreman on fighting Ali, finding God and his greatest moment in boxing

George Foreman won the heavyweight Title in 1973 and 1994. In between he lost the most famous fight in history and found God. A sporting legend speaks about his remarkable life

How eSports conquered the world

Its global audiences and prize funds both number in the multi-millions. Welcome to the world of eSports: sport, but not as we know it

Sporting Heroes: Danny Care

The England and Harlequins scrum-half on his unlikely sporting heroes, life as a rugby player and his ambitions for the rest of his career

Best job in the world: Alain Moussi, actor and stuntman

Alain Moussi has performed stunt work for some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters. Now he's taking on the lead role in martial arts thriller, Kickboxer: Vengeance...

Best job in the world: William Fox-Pitt, Olympic Equestrian

We speak to legendary equestrian William Fox-Pitt about his career in the saddle, riding in the Olympics, and his remarkable recovery from a near-fatal fall

18 Footballers who are successful entrepreneurs

With lots of money and a brief playing career, it's hardly surprising many footballers are striking out as entrepreneurs. From wine to brokering, these 11 players are staying ahead of the game

A unique celebration of Sir Ernest Shackleton

Three very talented men – including Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane – are commemorating Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition with this luxury photo book and vinyl box set

Dreading President Trump? The best City venues to drown your sorrows

So the unthinkable has happened and President Donald Trump is now a thing. A stiff drink won't change the election result but it might provide some much-needed solace. Take yourself down to one of these City watering holes and order a large one...

Best job in the world: Josh Cartu, gentleman Ferrari driver

As part of a new series, we're profiling some of the best jobs in the world. First up, we meet Josh Cartu, gentleman racer for Ferrari and its Club President

Extra dates to experience 'The Drop Off', a remarkable evening of immersive theatre

Created by the Immersive Ensemble, The Drop Off takes the audience around London in a hunt for a missing fugitive. You have 90 minutes to find him...

100 Streets: how Leon Butler and Idris Elba created a British success story

Property developer-turned-moviemaker Leon Butler is far from a household name, but managing to cast Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton in his very first film is pure Hollywood

Meet the CEO taking on corruption in sport

Since 2001, Jaimie Fuller has been on a mission to tackle corruption across sport. The CEO of pioneering sportswear company Skins talks adverts, ethics and taking on the big boys

Brand watch: Castore

Introducing Castore, the world’s first premium sportswear brand for men

Michael Bisping on Dan Henderson, the Luke Rockhold rivalry and the rise of UFC

Ahead of defending his middleweight title in Manchester at UFC 204, Britain's first UFC champion Michael Bisping talks rival fighters, verbals, and why drugs cheats should be banned for life

London's Burning festival takes over the City

To commemorate the Great Fire of London, a spectacular festival is being held across the City. London's Burning will feature an underwater performance installation, streets full of dominoes tracing the fire's path, numerous speakers and a vast sculpture of Restoration London set alight on the Thames.