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Brock Lesnar failed second doping test on night of UFC 200, promotion says

UFC says Brock Lesnar failed second doping test in a sample taken on the night of victory over Mark Hunt The UFC says heavyweight Brock Lesnar failed a second doping test in a sample taken on the night of his victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 200. The US Anti-Doping Agency notified Lesnar last week about his first potential violation …

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UFC 198: Fabricio Werdum brings best of Brazil for showdown with Stipe Miocic

Werdum, the late-blooming MMA revelation from Curitiba, takes on the American in front of 42,000 fans in a tantalising UFC event loaded with 14 Brazilians Mestre Rafael Cordeiro, one of mixed martial arts top trainers, returned home to Brazil a couple weeks ago to put the finishing touches on the latest training camp for arguably his most impressive fighter. Compared …

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Conor McGregor is taking a break – and yet we can’t stop talking about him

UFC 206 takes place in Toronto on Saturday, but Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis have received little attention. As usual, its all about a notorious Irishman If his promoter is to be believed, Conor McGregor wont fight again until the dog days of summer 2017. Yet that news hasnt, and seemingly wont, stop the man from making headlines. As the …

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FBI analyse Islamic State threat to UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy

UFC middleweight and former Green Beret reportedly target of credible threats by Islamic State followers The FBI is investigating recent credible threats made by Islamic State followers against UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy, the Army Times reported on Wednesday. Kennedy, a decorated Green Beret in the US Armys 7th Special Forces Group, with multiple combat deployments in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, …

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Tom Jenkins’ best sports photos of 2016

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer Tom Jenkins selects his favourite images from 2016 and recalls how each one was created Andy Murray wins Wimbledon again 10 July 135mm lens 1/1600 f4 ISO 1000 Championship-winning point at Wimbledon is always a bit nervy for me even though I have done many of them over the years. There are some pretty …

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Conor McGregor contributes up UFC featherweight deed but keeps lightweight loop

Conor McGregor has vacated his featherweight title, ending his time as a two-division champion, UFC has confirmed Conor McGregor has vacated his featherweight title, ending his time as a two-division champion, UFC has confirmed. The Irishman won the title when he knocked out Jose Aldo at UFC 194 in December 2015 but has never defended the belt. The move means …

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Conor McGregor: my focus is on Floyd Mayweather over UFC title defence

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have reiterated they would be willing to fight each other in a bout that would draw in millions of dollars for the pair Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have reiterated they would be willing to fight each other in a bout that would draw in millions of dollars for the pair. I believe the fight …

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The Joy of Six: athletes who crossed over into combat sports

From a college basketball player turned sumo star to an ageless brawler, we present half a dozen athletes who decided to get a little more physical 1) Brock Lesnar, college wrestling to MMA Can you imagine if they hadnt taken a chunk out of his colon? If Mixed Martial Arts has a modern Bo Jackson, it might very well be …

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The fight game reloaded: how MMA conquered the world | Andy Bull

On the eve of UFC 196, Andy Bull goes inside the world of mixed martial arts to report on how a journey from reviled human cockfighting to mainstream acceptance has transformed it into a hugely profitable industry, and whether concerns over safety and the legitimacy of its visceral violence are justified Late last Saturday night, two fights. The first a …

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Jon Jones out of UFC 200 main event due to potential doping contravention

UFC interim light heavyweight champion has been notified of a potential doping contravention regulating him out of contest with Daniel Cormier UFC interim light-colored heavyweight endorse Jon Jones was notified of a potential doping contravention Wednesday night, ruling him out of his contest with Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 200. A grim-faced UFC president Dana White announced …

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