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Rodrigo de Lima: UFC fighter killed at 26 after alleged dispute with rideshare driver

Father of two victim of alleged hit-and-run in Brazil‘Monstro’ had 9-3-1 record in mixed martial artsFormer UFC fighter Rodrigo de Lima was killed on Sunday following a dispute with an rideshare driver, according to one of his friends. According to aut…

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Conor McGregor reportedly under investigation for sexual assault

Former UFC champion faces allegations over complaint in DublinIrishman has not been charged over allegations from DecemberMcGregor announced his retirement from MMA on TuesdayHours after Conor McGregor announced his retirement from mixed martial arts, …

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Conor McGregor: UFC star announces ‘retirement from mixed martial arts’

Irish MMA fighter wishes old colleagues well‘He has been so fun to watch,’ says Dana WhiteUFC star Conor McGregor appears to have announced his retirement from mixed martial arts.McGregor, the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion, tweeted:…

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When will the UFC move on from Dana White?

The UFC president was an key asset during the the organization’s darkest days, but he’s become its biggest liability in recent timesAfter 18 years at the helm of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Dana White has no intentions of parting ways anytime s…

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Conor McGregor charged with strong-armed robbery after altercation with fan

UFC star arrested by police in Miami BeachIrishman has been in trouble inside and outside the OctagonUFC’s biggest star, Conor McGregor, has been arrested in Florida for stealing the phone of someone who was trying to take his photo. According to a Mia…

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Jon Jones confirms brilliance with title victory over Anthony Smith at UFC 235

Light heavyweight champ is undefeated since 2009Has spent long periods out of MMA due to suspensionsKamaru Usman beats Tyron Woodley for welterweight beltJon Jones defended his light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Anthony Smit…

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Jon Jones confirms brilliance with title victory over Anthony Smith at UFC 235

Light heavyweight champ is undefeated since 2009Has spent long periods out of MMA due to suspensionsKamaru Usman beats Tyron Woodley for welterweight beltJon Jones defended his light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Anthony Smit…

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Will MMA ever be an Olympic sport?

Global popularity and an ancient pedigree make MMA a sensible fit for today’s Olympics. The reasons why it’s not even being considered – too violent? too popular? – are less clearGatekeepers charged with determining which sports can qualify for the Oly…

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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…