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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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The dirty dozen: 12 people who deserve some holiday derisions

Its the time of goodwill to all men but why? Better continues its misanthropy and petty score-settling, which would be well led at this bunch Christmas is ostensibly the time of year where were all supposed to forgo our petty gaps, our prejudices and our micro-aggressions to come together as one human race acquiring “you think youre” Christian, well-to-do enough …

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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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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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So close, and yet so far: the curious downfall of the Washington Spirit

The Washington Spirit came this close to a NWSL title before a final-reel collapse, then dismantled the teams core in the off-season. Can they bounce back? They were 30 seconds away from a championship. Even when the referee curiously added four minutes to a 15-minute extra-time session, the talented, experienced Washington Spirit nearly had their hands on the trophy. The …

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