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UFC 196: Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz trade insults in indignant pre-fight sequence

Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz engaged in a expletive-packed crusade of words on Wednesday that included allegations of steroid expend before their non-title engage at UFC 196 The Irishman Conor McGregor and American Nate Diaz engaged in an expletive-packed crusade of words on Wednesday that included allegations of steroid expend before their non-title engage at UFC 196. Diaz was called …

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Khabib Nurmagomedov: UFC’s first Muslim star on the verge of greatness

The 28-year-old Dagestani brawler boasts a 24-0 record but he faces the stiffest test of his MMA on Saturday with the interim lightweight title on the line Since its founding in 1993, a diverse mix of men and women have laid claim to belts as the best of the best in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Saturday night in the co-main …

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Conor McGregor swapped the showman for the fighter to beat Nate Diaz

Talk of money, cars and fame fell by the wayside at UFC 202. All the Irishman concentrated on was making sure he got his career back Sometime before Saturday night Conor McGregor found his fighting soul again. He went five exhausting rounds in a second bout with Nate Diaz and there would be no cocksure bravado or head wagging or …

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UFC 199: trash talk picks up before Rockhold-Bisping duel

Rockhoold conserves a high opinion of himself, and reviewers wonder whether Manchesters Bisping can provide competition. Plus Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber face off for the third time When Dana White stands at a dais to promote the UFC, the organizations charismatic chairman tends to leave an impression. On Thursday, he didnt chiefly because it wasnt necessary. As has become …

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Will Conor McGregor’s absence hurt UFC 200? It’s debatable

UFC 200 and Zuffa are already steaming on without the Irishman, and much remains in doubt about his status after moves that seem as much a tantrum as an act of courage We were told a rematch would headline UFC 200 on 9 July in Las Vegas. Now we know which one. When Conor McGregor feigned retirement and balked at …

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Dana White attacks ‘uppity 80-year-old’ Meryl Streep over MMA comments

The UFC president has taken aim at Meryl Streep after she criticized mixed martial arts and football in her Golden Globes speech It was perhaps not a surprise that Meryl Streep took aim at the president elect, Donald Trump, during her speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. Her attack on sports was a little more unexpected though. Streep …

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Ronda Rousey’s 48-second UFC loss has people wondering if she’ll retire

Ronda Rousey with her mother, AnnMaria De Mars, after the fight, with coach¬†Edmond Tarverdyan in the background.Image: AP Photo/John Locher After more than a year of anticipation, the fate of the most famous UFC fighter to date, Ronda Rousey, was decided in just 48 seconds on Friday. Brazilian fighter Amanda Nunes defended her women’s bantamweight champion title by dispatching Rousey …

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Conor McGregor is the rarest of players: one who delivers on his boastings

The Irishman is no match for Muhammad Ali as an athlete but they both share a allure and trust that captivates fans There is not another contestant in sports today like Conor McGregor. Not someone who can talk and talk and talk, spurting ridiculous boasts that he then backs up in the crucible of contender. In this he is unique. …

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