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UFC great Georges St-Pierre to announce retirement from mixed martial arts

Two-division UFC champion to retire from mixed martial artsSt-Pierre, 37, was instrumental in sport’s ascent to mainstreamGeorges St-Pierre, one of the greatest and most popular MMA fighters of all time, is expected to announce his retirement on Thursd…

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UFC champion Robert Whittaker abandons title defence after life-threatening injury

‘Freak’ abdominal injury forces middleweight out‘His bowel and his intestines poked through a hole’Luckless Australian UFC champion Robert Whittaker is shattered after being forced to abandon his middleweight title defence due to a “freak” abdominal in…

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Conor McGregor banned six months for Khabib Nurmagomedov brawl at UFC 229

Nurmagomedov banned for nine months and fined $500,000Punishments follow ugly scenes at UFC 229 in Las VegasConor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov have both received lengthy bans for the ugly scenes after their fight at UFC 229 ended with brawls spread…

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Controversial former NFL player Greg Hardy disqualified for illegal knee on UFC debut

Former Cowboys star was convicted of assaulting womanDonald Cerrone calls out McGregor at UFC Fight NightThe controversial former NFL star Greg Hardy’s UFC debut ended with a disqualification loss after he hit Allen Crowder with an illegal knee to stop…

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‘You don’t bounce back from hitting a woman’: Is this UFC’s biggest lie?

MMA fighters are nearly four times more likely to be arrested for domestic violence than NFL players. But UFC does not want to talk about the issueThis Saturday former NFL defensive end Greg Hardy — a man once convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend …

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UFC’s Polyana Viana says mugging ended in predictable and bloody fashion

Strawweight says alleged attacker needed medical attention‘He took the punches very quickly, I think he was scared’The population of Rio de Janeiro is just over 6 million. On Saturday night, an alleged mugger managed to pick out a UFC fighter among tho…

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The UFC is persevering as it always has: by leaning into the chaos

The final event of the UFC’s 25th anniversary year served as a proper example of how the promotion has made it this farWhen it opened for business in 1993 the Ultimate Fighting Championship was designed to disrupt.Challenging basic conventions about tr…

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Jon Jones stops Alexander Gustafsson in three to win UFC light heavyweight title

UFC 232: Jones regains title with stoppage – as it happenedNunes steamrolls Cyborg to become two-division championNo matter the controversy, and there was a mountain of it during this chaotic week – throughout Jon Jones’ career, really – one constant r…

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Eleven Sports sees UFC go to BT as talks to avoid closure continue

• Serie A and La Liga could also leave troubled streaming service• Eleven Sports is owned by Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani BT has taken back control of the UK rights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship from beleaguered Eleven Sports, the self-styled…

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Knocked out at 48: Chuck Liddell and the plight of former UFC fighters

Despite pulling in huge revenues, the UFC provides minimal care for its fighters leading many into financial troubleLast month, Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions held its inaugural mixed martial arts show in California, headlined by former UFC c…

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Why trash talk is essential to the fight game – video

Whether it’s showboating or shameful, puerile or poetry, trash talk is and will remain an integral part of professional fighting. It’s an invaluable promotional tool that risks contempt from the public and a powerful weapon that can distract your oppon…

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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC victory tour turns into a case of political puppetry

The champion’s travels following his win over Conor McGregor show tyrants and despots are keen to use fighters for their own endsIt has been almost a month since Khabib Nurmagomedov beat Conor McGregor at UFC 229 to retain his lightweight title. And wh…

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Daniel Cormier retains UFC heavyweight title and calls out Lesnar again

American is first man to defend titles at two different weightsIsrael Adesanya record impressive win in undercardDaniel Cormier choked out Derrick Lewis in the middle of the second round on Saturday night to retain his heavyweight championship in the m…

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Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor have suspensions extended

Nevada Athletic Commission looking at chaotic UFC 229 scenesOctober fight was marred by brawls outside octagonNevada fight regulators have extended the suspensions of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, after their meeting at UFC 229 earlier t…

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‘We’re fighting’: Floyd Mayweather says Khabib Nurmagomedov bout will happen

UFC star and former boxing champion eye lucrative boutRussian MMA star is suspended after UFC 229 fiascoFormer world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather says a fight with mixed martial arts star Khabib Nurmagomedov is “happening”.Both Mayweather (50-0) an…

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Khabib Nurmagomedov challenges Mayweather to fight: ‘There is only one king’

MMA fighter under temporary ban after ugly end to UFC 229McGregor v Mayweather showdown in 2017 earned millionsKhabib Nurmagomedov has challenged Floyd Mayweather to a showdown, telling his fellow undefeated fighter: “In the jungle there is only one ki…

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Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor suspended for UFC 229 brawl

Fighters banned at least 10 days by Nevada Athletic CommissionSaturday’s event in Las Vegas ended in brawlsNurmagomedov threatened to quit UFC over treatment of friendThe Nevada Athletic Commission has suspended Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov f…

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Vladimir Putin sympathises with Nurmagomedov over McGregor brawl

Russian president congratulates fighter over UFC 229 victoryLas Vegas fight ended with brawls breaking out in arenaVladimir Putin has congratulated Khabib Nurmagomedov on his victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229, and sympathised with the fighter over…

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Dana White does not rule out McGregor-Nurmagomedov rematch despite ugly scenes

UFC 229 ended with brawls breaking out across arenaIrish fighter has said he is keen to fight Saturday’s opponent againRematch would be likely to generate huge revenuesThe UFC president, Dana White, has not ruled out a rematch between Conor McGregor an…

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McGregor v Nurmagomedov showed UFC is happy to scrape the barrel | Josh Gross

Saturday night’s fight was born to the sound of dog whistles. UFC has learned that negative headlines tend to produce positive returns at the box officeHours after the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s initial foray into the UK for an historic card at t…