Israel Adesanya claims marijuana, not steroids, may have led to pec-gate

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya claims that doctors told him the odd swelling in his pectoral muscle around his nipple following UFC 253 may have been caused by him smoking marijuana. Following the fight, many fans and other fighters noticed how odd his pectoral muscle looked. Many quickly started making claims or insinuating that Adesanya…Continue Reading

Israel Adesanya shares theory on swollen pectoral after undergoing medical tests

Image via @ufc on Instagram (photographer not listed) Israel Adesanya was the picture of dominance in his UFC 253 title fight with Paulo Costa, defending the middleweight title with second-round TKO. Unfortunately, many fans were talking about something else in the aftermath of the matchup: the champ’s swollen pectoral muscle. During the bout, some viewers…Continue Reading

Israel Adesanya to challenge Jan Blachowicz for UFC light heavyweight title

Dana White confirmed UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya would next fight against light heavyweight titleholder Jan Blachowicz.Israel Adesanya defended his middleweight title against Paulo Costa at UFC 253Jan Blachowicz won the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 253UFC president Dana White rarely breaks news of new bouts on the night of an event, but revealed…Continue Reading

Israel Adesanya to Fight Light Heavyweight Jan Blachowicz Next, Dana White Says

Julio Cortez/Associated PressUFC star Israel Adesanya can expect to get back in the Octagon fairly soon, though it won’t be to defend his middleweight title.UFC President Dana White told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto that Adesanya will move up to light heavyweight to face Jan Blachowicz. White and Adesanya reportedly spoke about the move Friday with the…Continue Reading

Israel, Sudan Agree to Normalize Ties in U.S.-Brokered Deal

TEL AVIV—Israel and Sudan agreed to normalize ties in a U.S.-brokered deal on Friday, the White House said, ending decades of hostility as one of Africa’s largest countries joined a broader diplomatic realignment in the Middle East. The deal helps Sudan emerge from international isolation after the U.S. sanctioned it in the 1990s for harboring…Continue Reading

Israel and Sudan begin normalization process after call with Trump

Sudan and Israel announced today that they will “end the state of belligerence” between them and start the process of normalizing ties.Driving the news: The announcement came after a phone call hosted by President Trump with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, and the head of Sudan’s governing council, Gen. Abdel…Continue Reading

Israel Confronts Revolt as Ultraorthodox Defy Covid-19 Public-Health Rules

JERUSALEM—As Israel eases its second nationwide lockdown, a revolt among ultra-Orthodox Jews against public health guidelines is complicating efforts to control the coronavirus outbreak.Across Israel, schools and most businesses are closed. People are required to wear masks in public, and outdoor gatherings over 20 people are banned. Police and city inspectors patrol the streets, handing…Continue Reading

Ryan Christie, left, and Kieran Tierney, right, are also self-isolating after Stuart Armstrong’s positive testVenue: Hampden Park Date: Thursday 8 October Kick-off: 19:45 BSTCoverage: Listen live on Radio Scotland & online; text commentary on BBC Sport website & appStuart Armstrong, Kieran Tierney and Ryan Christie will all miss Scotland’s Euro 2020 play-off semi-final against Israel…Continue Reading

Israel Adesanya, Paulo Costa face off in Abu Dhabi, keep it respectful before UFC 253

There has been much bad blood between Israeal Adesanya and Paulo Costa. But for the time being, they are saving it for the octagon. The highly anticipated middleweight title bout between Adesanya and Costa headlines UFC 253 on Saturday to kick off a five-week stretch of events for the promotion on Fight Island in Abu…Continue Reading

Israel Enforces New Lockdown Amid Rosh Hashana Celebrations

TEL AVIV—Most Israelis stayed indoors to celebrate Rosh Hashana in small groups, rather than the usually large gatherings that mark the Jewish New Year holiday, as the police fined thousands of people for violating a second nationwide lockdown aimed at containing a fresh coronavirus outbreak. A 7,000-strong police force fanned out across the country and…Continue Reading