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LONG-REIGNING UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones said he is vacating his title and probably moving up to heavyweight.Jones made the declarations on Twitter on Monday, although the UFC didn't immediately confirm them.Jones and the UFC have ...
Aug 18, 2020
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THE imagery evoked by Dana White's crazy idea was undeniably intoxicating: An octagon perched amid swaying palm trees on a white sand beach, waves lapping at the canvas while mixed martial arts fighters traded blows in the tropical sun.A ...
Jul 10, 2020
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THE UFC's mysterious "Fight Island" is actually Yas Island, a popular tourist destination in Abu Dhabi where the mixed martial arts promotion will hold four shows in July.The UFC revealed the location on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) and announced ...
Jun 10, 2020
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UFC 250 will be a fairly stiff test of the current hunger for live sports among homebound fans.The UFC led the sports world's return to competition amid the coronavirus pandemic, gaining robust television ratings and increased exposure in the ...
Jun 6, 2020
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - UFC President Dana White wanted a major fight card weeks ago. He was confident his team could pull it off whether it took place on a tribal land, on a private island or in any of the 10 states offering ...
May 11, 2020
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WHAT'S wrong with Dana White?Almost everyone else in the world of sports understands it's time to stand down, but not this guy.The UFC's undisputed ruler is determined to put others in harm's ...
Apr 11, 2020
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LOS ANGELES - UFC 249 was canceled Thursday (Friday, Manila time) after ESPN and parent company Disney stopped UFC President Dana White's plan to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic.After defiantly vowing for weeks to maintain a regular schedule of ...
Apr 10, 2020
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THE UFC says Tony Ferguson will fight Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight title in the main event of UFC 249 on April 18.The mixed martial arts promotion announced the main event matchup on Monday. Gaethje replaces lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, ...
Apr 7, 2020
DANA White must be a smart guy. He did, after all, build UFC from almost nothing into the entertainment and sports juggernaut it is today.Roger Goodell is pretty smart himself. He's been able to keep 32 owners happy while ...
Apr 3, 2020
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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he won't leave quarantine in Russia to fight, dealing another blow to UFC President Dana White's determination to hold UFC 249 on April 18 amid the coronavirus pandemic.Nurmagomedov made his announcement ...
Apr 2, 2020
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LOS ANGELES - The UFC has postponed its next three scheduled events through April 11, finally giving up on President Dana White's plan to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic.The UFC will not hold its show scheduled for Saturday (Sunday, ...
Mar 17, 2020
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LOS ANGELES - The UFC is determined to fight on amid the coronavirus pandemic.While leagues and organizers across sports canceled or delayed competition this week, the UFC proceeded with its plans to hold a fan-free event on Saturday night in Brasilia, ...
Mar 14, 2020
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BEN Askren retired nearly 18 months ago. He was content to end his mixed martial arts career as one of the best fighters never to compete in the UFC.Although the unbeaten former collegiate wrestling star had dominated competition around the world ...
Mar 1, 2019
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NEW YORK - UFC star Conor McGregor is facing criminal charges in the wake of a backstage melee he allegedly instigated that has forced the removal of three fights from UFC's biggest card of the year.Video footage appears to show ...
Apr 6, 2018
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UFC star Conor McGregor has turned himself into police in the wake of a backstage melee he instigated that has forced the removal of three fights off UFC's biggest card of the year.Video footage appears to show the promotion&# ...
Apr 6, 2018
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NEW YORK - Conor McGregor's run as UFC lightweight champion is set to end.The long-expected move that McGregor would lose his 155-belt was officially announced by UFC President Dana White at a press conference for Saturday's ( ...
Apr 5, 2018
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DETROIT - Max Holloway respects Jose Aldo, saying he's one of the greatest ever in mixed martial arts.Holloway, though, is hoping to play a part in beginning to end Aldo's career.The Hawaiian fighter beat Aldo in his ...
Dec 1, 2017
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DETROIT - UFC President Dana White says he's unsure how long Connor McGregor can keep his lightweight title without defending it.White told The Associated Press, "that's what we have to figure out," in a telephone interview Thursday night ( ...
Dec 1, 2017
CHICAGO -- While covering the Big 3 basketball championship at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas last week, I ran into the most influential man in combat sports, who has such star power he can turn a church bingo into an ...
Sep 2, 2017
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REMEMBER how Jon Jones knelt down at the center of the Octagon at UFC 214, holding back tears after reclaiming the undisputed light heavyweight belt against Daniel Cormier?Remember how he battled back from dark depths only to rise again and defeat ...
Aug 24, 2017
LAS VEGAS - Before Conor McGregor had even heard of mixed martial arts, he wanted to be a boxer. He first stepped into Crumlin Boxing Club nearly 20 years ago in muddy football boots and started punching a heavy bag.McGregor returned constantly ...
Aug 24, 2017
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