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UFC 264: McGregor humbled by Poirier in one to cap trilogy as Trump looks on

Poirier wins by stoppage after McGregor suffers gruesome injuryIreland’s McGregor has won just one fight since November 2016Former champ defiant in post-fight interview: ‘This is not over!’Dustin Poirier beat Conor McGregor for the second time in six m…

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Taking the high road: Nevada will no longer discipline fighters for marijuana

Nevada’s athletic commission makes ruling by unanimous voteDecision comes on heels of Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspensionNevada’s state athletic commission, the most significant regulatory body for combat sports in the United States and perhaps the world…

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Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields wins MMA debut by TKO

Shields makes short work of Brittney Elkin in Atlantic CityBoxing champ weathers early storm to emerge with winOlympic boxing champion Claressa Shields made short work of Brittney Elkin, and the mixed martial arts novice proved she may have a future in…

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Claressa Shields: ‘I can drive through Flint now and not get flashbacks’

As the double Olympic gold medalist switches from boxing to MMA, she reflects on the poisoning of her home town’s water and the upcoming film of her lifeRight at this moment, Claressa Shields’ life is being made into a major motion picture. In 2016, af…

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Claressa Shields: ‘I can drive through Flint now and not get flashbacks’

As the double Olympic gold medalist switches from boxing to MMA, she reflects on the poisoning of her home town’s water and the upcoming film of her lifeRight at this moment, Claressa Shields’ life is being made into a major motion picture. In 2016, af…

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NBA players are making a fortune from NFTs. UFC fighters may not be so lucky

The lack of a union at the elite level of mixed martial arts means fighters will very likely miss out on a digital gold rushIn the last year, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) – effectively one-of-a-kind digital collectibles – have boomed in areas as varied a…

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NBA players are making a fortune from NFTs. UFC fighters may not be so lucky

The lack of a union at the elite level of mixed martial arts means fighters will very likely miss out on a digital gold rushIn the last year, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) – effectively one-of-a-kind digital collectibles – have boomed in areas as varied a…

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NBA players are making a fortune from NFTs. UFC fighters may not be so lucky

The lack of a union at the elite level of mixed martial arts means fighters will very likely miss out on a digital gold rushIn the last year, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) – effectively one-of-a-kind digital collectibles – have boomed in areas as varied a…

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Classic YouTube | Ali and Frazier’s studio scrap, Man Utd v Liverpool memories and Phil Tufnell

This week’s roundup also features NHL opportunism, a goalkeeper assist and three monstrous UFC finishes1) Sixty years ago today, ABC’s Wide World of Sports debuted on American television. Here’s Evil Knievel’s first jump on the show, from March 1967; A…

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How MMA fighter Donald Williams helped achieve justice for George Floyd

The 33-year-old was an eye witness to a murder than shook America. His testimony – and knowledge of wrestling – proved important at trialWhen Donald Williams II saw the police car, he debated continuing on his way. He’d snuck out of his place on 25 May…

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How MMA fighter Donald Williams helped achieve justice for George Floyd

The 33-year-old was an eye witness to a murder than shook America. His testimony – and knowledge of wrestling – proved important at trialWhen Donald Williams II saw the police car, he debated continuing on his way. He’d snuck out of his place on 25 May…

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UFC 261: Usman defends belt with brutal knockout at full-capacity Florida arena

Usman defeats Jorge Masvidal in rematch with brutal knockoutJacksonville hosts full-capacity UFC event in more than a yearRose Namajunas regains women’s strawweight championshipChris Weidman carted off after leg snaps in Uriah Hall fightUFC 261 returne…

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Former Olympic wrestler Khetag Pliev loses finger during MMA fight

Middleweight’s left ring finger was torn off mid-fightPliev, 37, represented Canada at the 2012 OlympicsInjury occurred during co-main event of CFFC 94Khetag Pliev, the former Olympic freestyle wrestler turned professional MMA fighter, lost a finger du…

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UFC 260: Francis Ngannou overwhelms Stipe Miocic to claim heavyweight title

Ngannou avenges 2018 loss to Miocic with second-round KOTyron Woodley loses fourth straight fight in co-main eventFrancis Ngannou claimed the UFC heavyweight championship on Saturday night, stopping Stipe Miocic with ferocious punches early in the seco…

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UFC star Israel Adesanya under fire for ‘rape’ comment

New Zealand’s deputy PM Grant Robertson condemns remark‘We have to take rape seriously,’ says NZ deputy primer ministerNew Zealand’s deputy prime minister has condemned UFC champion Israel Adesanya’s comment that he would “rape” a fellow fighter.“Bro, …

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Julija Stoliarenko’s UFC fight with Julia Avila called off after weigh-in collapse

UFC bantamweight collapses twice during Friday weigh-inBout called off for fighter safety due to weight-cutting issuesUFC fans are used to seeing fighters hit the deck, but even they got a shock on Friday when bantamweight Julija Stoliarenko fainted tw…

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UFC 259: Blachowicz and Nunes keep title belts while Sterling wins on DQ

Blachowicz wins and halts Adesanya’s bid for two UFC beltsNunes defends title with first-round submission of AndersonSterling wins UFC bantamweight title when Yan disqualifiedJan Blachowicz defended his UFC light heavyweight title with a unanimous deci…

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UFC 259: Blachowicz and Nunes keep title belts while Sterling wins on DQ

Blachowicz wins and halts Adesanya’s bid for two UFC beltsNunes defends title with first-round submission of AndersonSterling wins UFC bantamweight title when Yan disqualifiedJan Blachowicz defended his UFC light heavyweight title with a unanimous deci…

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UFC 259: Blachowicz and Nunes keep title belts while Sterling wins on DQ

Blachowicz wins and halts Adesanya’s bid for two UFC beltsNunes defends title with first-round submission of AndersonSterling wins UFC bantamweight title when Yan disqualifiedJan Blachowicz defended his UFC light heavyweight title with a unanimous deci…

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UFC president Dana White’s attacks on the media sure seem familiar

The UFC does not want to be held accountable for its flaws. And undermining journalists is an important way of achieving that goalAs 2020 came to a close, UFC president Dana White released an incendiary video targeting journalists who criticized his de…