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Dana White plans to host UFC 249 on private island during coronavirus lockdown

UFC president has faced criticism for staging eventsTony Ferguson due to headline event on 18 AprilThe UFC president Dana White, who has faced criticism for pushing forward with events during the Covid-19 epidemic, says he plans to host fights on a pri…

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Jon Jones’s latest arrest raises worries over the UFC star’s wellbeing

He may well be the UFC’s greatest ever fighter, but Jon Jones’s latest DWI and firearm arrests raise questions over his mental wellbeingIt was around 1 a.m. on Thursday when officer Jason Brown from the Albuquerque police department responded to a sing…

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‘This is a calling’: A nurse’s journey from UFC fighter to Covid-19 frontline

Phillipe Nover was trained to inflict damage on his opponents in the octagon. Now he is helping save lives in a city stricken by coronavirusAmong the steady stream of stretchers nurse practitioner Phillipe Nover saw pass through his New York City area …

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Khabib Nurmagomedov defies Dana White and says he will not fight at UFC 249

Lightweight champion says he won’t leave quarantineUFC president keen for action to continue during pandemicUFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he won’t leave quarantine in Russia to fight, dealing another blow to UFC President Dana White…

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Conor McGregor calls on military to help enforce Ireland’s coronavirus lockdown

MMA fighter calls for action in Facebook videoCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coverageConor McGregor has called on the military to be deployed to help enforce Ireland’s increased coronavirus lockdown.On Friday night, the Irish government tol…

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UFC champion Jon Jones arrested on firearm charge after police hear gunshot

32-year-old also faces charges over driving under influenceJones is considered one of the best fighters of his eraUFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence and negligent use of a firear…

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The UFC’s defiance of the coronavirus outbreak is reckless and irresponsible

Dana White’s insistence that the show must go on is not only a prime example of corporate greed, but a betrayal of its responsibility towards its staff, its fighters and the publicIn the wake of the World Health Organization declaring the novel coronav…

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UFC’s Brian Ortega apologizes for slapping Korean rapper Jay Park at fight

Featherweight apologizes for altercation at Saturday’s UFC 248Ortega slapped Korean rap star amid feud with Chan Sung JungUFC featherweight contender Brian Ortega has apologized for allegedly slapping Korean rapper Jay Park during a scuffle at Saturday…

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James Haskell: ‘When you’re being choked in the MMA cage it’s horrific’ | Donald McRae

The ex-England rugby player is ‘a full-on professional sportsman again’ but his new life in mixed martial arts is a test like no other“I’m in the dungeon in Wembley five times a week, training with fighters, and there is no let-up,” James Haskell says …

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Jon Jones beats Reyes at UFC 247 to retain title for record 15th time

Crowd boos after champion wins on judges’ decisionShevchenko beats Chookagian in co-main eventJon Jones faced his most serious challenge in years and ultimately held off Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 on Saturday night, retaining his UFC light heavyweight b…

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Sports quiz of the week: power, money, fame and snooker

Who started quickly? Who is loaded? Who was not amused?Why was there a brief delay during the Masters snooker final between Stuart Bingham and Ali Carter on Sunday?Midway through a frame the players realised there were not enough balls on the table Car…

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Conor McGregor hails Donald Trump as ‘USA goat’ on MLK Day

UFC fighter says Trump has been ‘Phenomenal President’UFC president Dana White is also a keen fan of presidentConor McGregor fresh from a lightning quick victory over Donald Cerrone in his UFC comeback has praised the presidency of Donald Trump.Trump m…

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Conor McGregor ponders fights against Nurmagomedov, Diaz and Mayweather

Irishman considers next move after beating Donald CerroneUFC president White eyes lucrative Nurmagomedov rematchShortly after Conor McGregor had dispatched Donald Cerrone within 40 seconds in his UFC comeback on Saturday night, attention turned to the …

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‘If something happens I’ll be here’: McGregor hints at Khabib rematch – video

Conor McGregor stopped Donald Cerrone 40 seconds into the first round at UFC 246 on Saturday night. Speaking after his return to the octagon, McGregor teased a rematch with bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov Conor McGregor destroys Donald …

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Conor McGregor visits 40-second destruction on Donald Cerrone in UFC return

McGregor scores first-round TKO at UFC 246 – as it happenedFormer two-division champion returns from inactive stretch Conor McGregor came back with a big bang. McGregor stopped Donald Cerrone with a head kick and punches 40 seconds into the first round…

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UFC 246: Conor McGregor v Donald Cerrone – live!

McGregor and Cerrone meet in welterweight non-title fightTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 5.08am GMT Holly Holm has outpointed Raquel Pennington in a dreadfully dull rematch of her UFC debut. Scores were 30-27 (twice) and 29-28. That means th…

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UFC 246: Conor McGregor v Donald Cerrone – live!

McGregor and Cerrone meet in welterweight non-title fightTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 5.08am GMT Holly Holm has outpointed Raquel Pennington in a dreadfully dull rematch of her UFC debut. Scores were 30-27 (twice) and 29-28. That means th…

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UFC 246: Conor McGregor v Donald Cerrone – live!

McGregor and Cerrone meet in welterweight non-title fightTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him Bryan will be here shortly. In the meantime here’s a look at Karim Zidan’s look at Conor McGregor’s return. Related: UFC happy to promote flawed Conor Mc…

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UFC 246: Conor McGregor v Donald Cerrone – live!

McGregor and Cerrone meet in welterweight non-title fightTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him Bryan will be here shortly. In the meantime here’s a look at Karim Zidan’s look at Conor McGregor’s return. Related: UFC happy to promote flawed Conor Mc…

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Sports quiz of the week: Conor McGregor, cows, cricket and a crash

Who keeps scoring? Who keeps driving? Who keeps playing?Conor McGregor is back in action this weekend in Las Vegas. When did he last win a fight (in UFC or boxing)?2019201820172016JS Saint-Pierroise are playing in the last 32 of the French Cup this wee…