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Alvarez, Woodley Latest Examples Of Conor McGregor’s Influence On UFC

Conor McGregor

With last month’s opening-round, knockout-victory over Rafael dos Anjos, seasoned MMA veteran Eddie Alvarez beat the odds to become the UFC’s new lightweight king and the latest unofficial member of the promotion’s growing group of late-blooming champions. Alvarez has waited a very long time to get to the top—and he’s definitely paid his dues along the way. But the proud ...

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Conor McGregor Opens As Favorite For Rematch With Nate Diaz

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After months of often ridiculous rumors, high-stakes negotiations, and big-money meetings at over-priced restaurants, the rematch between featherweight king Conor McGregor and lightweight contender Nate Diaz has officially been rescheduled for UFC 202 on August 20th in Sin City. Announced during Saturday’s UFC 199, the second chapter of this cash-fueled conflict will allow both fighters to take advantage of a ...

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Fabricio Werdum set to fulfill lifelong dream at UFC 198

Fabricio Werdum

On Saturday, just the fourth stadium show in the promotion’s storied history will take place when UFC 198 featuring a heavyweight title fight between reigning champ Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic takes over Curitiba, Brazil for an event that’s loaded with local mma legends. But while the event will also include a middleweight title eliminator between fellow Brazilians Jacare Souza ...

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Refocused and determined, Jon Jones can be better than ever

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

With former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones constantly making headlines, it’s easy to forget that he hasn’t actually set foot in an octagon since defeating current 205-pound champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 186 in January of 2015. But in the main event of this weekend’s UFC 197 in Las Vegas, Jones will be making his first octagon appearance in ...

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UFC 200’s Tate-Nunes title fight benefits both fans and promotion

Miesha Tate

Following more than month of rumors and speculation, the UFC temporarily settled the women’s bantamweight debate on Wednesday by announcing that newly-crowned champ Miesha Tate will face Amanda Nunes in a 135-pound title fight at July’s UFC 200. For the past few weeks, widespread interest in the relatively new three-way war between Tate, Ronda Rousey, and Holly Holm left little ...

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Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz 2 won’t be payday UFC is expecting

Conor McGregor

Along with a steady supply of memorable one-liners, a ton of knockout power, and enough swagger for a Guy Ritchie film, Conor McGregor is never short of potential opponents, and since suffering an unexpected submission-loss to Nate Diaz earlier this month, everybody wants a shot at the UFC’s reigning featherweight king. But despite a growing line of potential opponents, and ...

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Frank Mir vs Mark Hunt highlights UFC’s need for new heavyweight blood

Mark Hunt

During the last few years, a large majority of the UFC’s top events have featured smaller fighters from lighter weight classes who’ve brought an entertaining brand of non-stop action to a new generation of octagon addicts. But while we’ve been busy enjoying the endlessly-entertaining exploits of mixed martial artists such as Conor McGregor, Anthony Pettis, and Donald Cerrone, the UFC’s ...

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UFC shouldn’t give Ronda Rousey next shot at women’s 135-pound title

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When Miesha Tate stunned the world of mixed martial arts by submitting Holy Holm to win the women’s bantamweight title earlier this month, Ronda Rousey’s highly publicized post-loss problems suddenly didn’t seem so bad. With a pair of previous victories over the newly-crowned bantamweight queen and a legitimate reason to postpone her rematch with Holm, why wouldn’t Rowdy Ronda be ...

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