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3:22 PM ET ATLANTA — A fight between Daniel Cormier and Brock Lesnar “isn’t even in the works,” UFC president Dana White said Friday. Cormier, the UFC heavyweight champion, has been outspoken about wanting to fight the WWE superstar before he retires from the sport. Lesnar lost his WWE Universal Championship belt to Seth Rollins
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4:09 PM ET Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw accepted full responsibility for a two-year doping suspension on Friday, saying his team knew nothing about his use of EPO ahead of a flyweight title fight against Henry Cejudo in January. The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) suspended Dillashaw, 33, through Jan. 18, 2021, earlier this
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9:57 AM ET ATLANTA — Both UFC 236 title fights are now official, as Max Holloway, Dustin Poirier, Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya all made weight on Friday. UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will fight longtime lightweight contender Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 236 on Saturday. Who has the edge? We asked
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4:38 PM ET UFC star Conor McGregor‘s next court date has been scheduled for May 13 in Miami-Dade County Court, for criminal charges including robbery and criminal mischief. Judge Spencer Multack assigned a trial date of May 13 on Wednesday, during an arraignment hearing. McGregor, 30, did not attend the hearing in person. Last month,
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5:19 PM ET English lightweight Ross Pearson announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on Tuesday, bringing his 15-year professional career to an end. View this post on Instagram After some long hard talks, and careful consideration with my family, friends and team, I’ve decided it’s time to retire as an MMA fighter. As hard
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3:58 PM ET Richard Mann With lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov under suspension stemming from last October’s brawl following his win over Conor McGregor, the UFC put together Saturday’s interim title fight featuring featherweight champion Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier. The two fighters are both on impressive winning streaks, and they have a history. Seven years
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3:52 PM ET Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw was suspended for two years by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday for testing positive for recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) before a flyweight title fight against Henry Cejudo on Jan. 19 in New York. The two-year suspension is the maximum sanction for a non-specified substance under
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11:46 AM ET UFC 239 will feature a TUF 1 versus TUF 15 winner. Diego Sanchez, the first Ultimate Fighter winner, is scheduled to meet Michael Chiesa, the 15th Ultimate Fighter winner, on the July 6 card in Las Vegas, according to sources. The fight has been verbally agreed upon by both camps, sources say.
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4:45 PM ET The man who sued Conor McGregor for allegedly smashing his cellphone on March 11 in Miami has dropped a civil lawsuit against the UFC star, according to online records. The lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice in Miami-Dade County court on Monday at the request of Ahmed Abdirzak, who had sought at least
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12:50 PM ET Andrew Davis UFC 236 is one of the most intriguing cards of 2019, as two interim title fights with heavy implications headline. UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will move up in weight to take on longtime lightweight contender Dustin Poirier. The winner is expected to face quite possibly the most intimidating fighter
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8:02 PM ET The UFC is targeting two important bantamweight fights for their upcoming return to Chicago. Aljamain Sterling vs. Pedro Munhoz and Jimmie Rivera vs. Petr Yan are scheduled for UFC 238 on June 8, according to sources. The fights haven’t been signed just yet but have been verbally agreed. Both Sterling (16-3) and
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2:39 PM ET The Professional Fighters League unveiled their first three fight cards of the 2019 regular season, which kicks off May 9 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial on Long Island, New York PFL 1, broadcast on ESPN+ for the prelims and ESPN2 for the main card, marks the return of Olympic gold medalist Kayla
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