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Martial arts legends are heading to ONE Championship to appear on the inaugural season of The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition.

In a press release, Asia's largest sports media property announced that Georges St-Pierre, Renzo Gracie, and Ben Askren will join other previously announced world champions and world-class athletes as guides for the 16 contestants on the show.

ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong wrote in a Facebook post about the announcement, "Bar none, this edition of The Apprentice will be the toughest edition in history. It is definitely NOT your grandfather's edition of The Apprentice."

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Josh Henges, a former national judo champion, used his world-class martial arts skills to thwart an attempted mugging Monday night. Henges was walking home in Kansas City, Mo. when a man grabbed him by the shoulder and stuck a gun in his back demanding his possessions.

Turning to face his assailant, Henges said he reacted instinctively disarming the man - who was later revealed to have only been holding a BB gun - taking the 20-year-old suspect to the ground and holding him there while he called the police. Henges said he's worked with at risk youth in the past and forgives the man who he hoped would get help.

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Around fifty people are reported injured, two critically, as a result of the annual Banni stick fighting festival in India. Despite official efforts to cancel the event due to Covid-19 pandemic concerns, numerous people poured into the city of Kurnool to join in the celebration/melee.

The festival regularly features thousands of people from surrounding villages bearing torches and wielding long staffs as they battle each other for possession of two ceremonial idols from a local temple believed to bring luck to whichever village possesses them.

Having just concluded hosting the Hungary Grand Slam, the first international judo competition in eight months, it was announced Hungary will now host the 2021 Judo World Championships. László Tóth, head of the Hungarian Judo Association, said the event will take place starting on June 3 in Budapest.

The 2021 championships were originally slated to be hosted by Uzbekistan with Hungary to have hosted the 2022 tournament. The world championships will be a qualifying event for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov defended his title at the company's "Fight Island" in Abu Dhabi Saturday defeating Justin Gaethje by second round submission, then promptly announced his retirement from mixed martial arts.

Gaethje employed a stick and move strategy that helped him avoid Nurmagomedov's relentless wrestling game until the end of the first round when the champion took him to the mat and easily passed his guard going for an armbar attempt. Though the bell sounded before Nurmagomedov could cinch in the armbar, he was instantly back to work in the second round taking Gaethje down, mounting him and wrapping his legs around the challenger's neck to fall back into a perfect triangle choke. Gaethje quickly tapped but, when referee Jason Herzog was slow to step in, he appeared to briefly go unconscious.

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Nurmagomedov, competing for the first time since his father passed away earlier in the year, immediately announced this would be his final fight. If he does stay away from the cage, he leaves the sport with an unblemished 29-0 record.

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