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Muhammad Ali knew he had a job to do on this planet – inspire people

Ali came to symbolise unapologetic resistance and provided a radical template for what constitutes black achievement In life, theres the beginning and the end, John Carlos, the black American Olympic medalist who raised his fist in a black power salute from the podium of the 1968 Olympic games, told me. The beginning dont matter. The end dont matter. All that …

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Will the UFC’s drug-testing program prove too credible for its own good?

Les Carpenter: The UFC just might have the best drug-testing program in sports but the rash of failed tests around UFC 200 shows credibility comes at a price Just a week ago, Brock Lesnar stood in a tent behind Las Vegass T-Mobile Arena celebrating a most improbable victory. He laughed. He strutted. He joked about wanting to drink a beer …

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Conor McGregor claims he has agreed a deal to fight Floyd Mayweather

Mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor claims he has agreed a deal to fight Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring Mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor claims he has agreed a deal to fight Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring. McGregor, who currently holds the UFC lightweight title, has concluded his side of the negotiation process and hopes Mayweather will …

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Jon Jones smashes Daniel Cormier to reclaim title, then calls out Brock Lesnar

Jon Jones reclaims light heavyweight title with a third-round stoppage of Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 in Anaheim Jon Jones had barely reclaimed his UFC title when he called out Brock Lesnar to be his next opponent. And Lesnar was listening. Right after Jones stopped Daniel Cormier in the third round at UFC 214 on Saturday, he reignited his growing …

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Deontay Wilder stops Chris Arreola to retain WBC heavyweight name

Wilder wins by technical knockout when Arreolas corner stopped the fight after the eighth round Despite contending principally one-armed for half the fight, Deontay Wilder remained in control in the ring before immediately heading to the hospital. Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title with a technical knockout when Chris Arreolas corner stopped the fight after the eighth round Saturday night …

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UFC 196 preview: why Conor McGregor’s speed should be too much for Nate Diaz

Diaz has already fought at welterweight several times, but McGregor says he is ready to attack the Californians soft body Tonight in Las Vegas, Irish star Conor McGregor was scheduled to fight for history. Two UFC titles around one waist. That was the 27-year-olds intention as he pushed his promoter, Zuffa, to a place it had never gone before. McGregor …

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Manny Pacquiao should withdraw if Jeff Horn wins, pronounces Freddie Roach

Manny Pacquiaos trainer Freddie Roach says he will tell his famed charge to withdraw if he loses to Jeff Horn in Sundays world title fight in Brisbane Manny Pacquiaos trainer Freddie Roach says he will encourage his far-famed charge to retire if he loses to unheralded Australian Jeff Horn in Sundays world title fight in Brisbane. Roach said the 11 …

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