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6:02 PM ET Two of the best pure grapplers in MMA history will face off in October. Ben Askren will fight Demian Maia in the main event of UFC Singapore on Oct. 26, ESPN’s Ariel Helwani confirmed with sources on Friday. Askren tweeted earlier this week that the fight was a done deal. Askren is
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1:08 PM ET Alfonso Duro Few examples in modern sports embody the maxim “no pain, no gain” quite like a transition from Olympic-style wrestling to MMA. Jordan Burroughs knows this well. The American freestyle wrestler, fresh off winning his third Pan American Games gold in the 74 kg category earlier this month, understands the appeal
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10:50 PM ET Editor’s note: Ariel Helwani’s interview with Conor McGregor has been edited for length and clarity.The entire conversation will be re-broadcast Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. Ariel Helwani: Last week TMZ posted a video where you appeared to get into an altercation with another man in Ireland. Can you tell us your
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5:46 PM ET A video of Conor McGregor punching an older man inside a Dublin bar surfaced online last week, and seeing the video was “like a dagger into my heart,” McGregor told Ariel Helwani in an exclusive interview with ESPN on Thursday. In the interview, McGregor expressed regret for his actions in April, when
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6:26 PM ET Challenge accepted. That was Jorge Masvidal‘s message to Nate Diaz in a YouTube video published Tuesday after Diaz had called him out after a victory at UFC 241 on Saturday. Masvidal said he’d be down to fight Diaz in December, though he was also open to November. “I’m ready to put it
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5:04 PM ET The door seems very much open for one of the most anticipated trilogy fights in MMA history. Conor McGregor took to Instagram on Tuesday to congratulate Nate Diaz for his win over Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 on Saturday night. The former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion waited until Tuesday to write
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3:50 PM ET Ronda Rousey was most recently involved in pro wrestling, but there was nothing staged about this. The former UFC and WWE champion nearly lost her middle finger recently while filming the Fox show 9-1-1, she posted Tuesday on Instagram. The post was accompanied by a gruesome photo showing a part of the
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5:14 PM ET Two days after just the second official loss of his career, Daniel Cormier posted on Instagram apologizing to fans, but was non-committal on his fighting future. Stipe Miocic finished Cormier by TKO in the fourth round at UFC 241 on Saturday night in Anaheim, California. With the victory, Miocic re-gained the UFC
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1:04 AM ET ANAHEIM, Calif. — Stipe Miocic waited more than a year for his rematch. Then he waited four rounds to execute the best possible game plan against Daniel Cormier. In the end, Miocic’s patience paid off in a huge way, as he regained his UFC heavyweight title by TKO in Round 4 on
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