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Holohan-Smolka now headlining UFC FN Dublin

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Only days away from the opportunity of a lifetime and the chance to live every Irish fighter’s dream, lightweight Joseph Duffy has been forced to withdraw from his main event match-up against Dustin Poirier at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night Dublin after suffering a concussion while training earlier this week. Since learning of the injury, the UFC has announced that fellow ...

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UFC reinstates Jon Jones

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UFC has reinstated former champion Jon “Bones” Jones effective immediately. Jones was suspended for six months by UFC after he was arrested for a hit-and-run accident in New Mexico.  Jones is expected to meet the terms of his plea agreement.  His terms include mandatory community service as a part of his reinstatement. “We’ve made it clear to Jon that this ...

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Irish fighters on UFC FN Dublin card should thank Conor Mcgregor

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On Saturday, October 24th, the world of elite mma will return to Ireland for UFC Fight Night Dublin and an event that will feature many of the country’s top talent, all fighting in front of one of the sport’s most passionate fan-bases. Unfortunately, the country’s most accomplished fighter, and current UFC interim 145-pound champ Conor McGregor won’t be a part ...

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Sage Northcutt has sights set on UFC super-stardom

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For football players, it’s winning the Heisman Trophy or becoming a first-round selection. For aspiring NBA’ers it’s being drafted first overall or earning an all-star game invite. But in MMA, there’s a few ways to signal the start of a potential superstar’s meteoric rise, and UFC boss Dana White’s impromptu meeting with newcomer Sage Northcutt immediately following the lightweight’s 57-second ...

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Minus Woodley-Hendricks, UFC 192 still loaded with potential

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Despite losing a very intriguing welterweight bout between Johnny Hendricks and Tyron Woodley on Friday due to issues stemming from the former champion’s weight cut, Saturday’s UFC 192 in Houston should still offer plenty of pulse-pounding entertainment. In the evening’s main attraction, light heavyweight king Daniel Cormier will be putting his crown on the line for the very first time ...

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Fans seeing new sides of Conor McGregor

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Since taking the division’s temporary title home with a convincing, knock-out win over Chad Mendes at July’s UFC 189, the confidence of interim featherweight champ Conor McGregor has been at an all-time high. At the promotion’s ”Go Big” press conference in August, McGregor stole the show while sharing the stage with a long list of fellow UFC superstars by taking ...

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UFC returns with UFC Fight Night Japan

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Finally. After three weeks and two painfully boring Saturdays, the UFC returns this weekend with UFC Fight Night Japan featuring a heavyweight-headliner between grizzled veterans Roy Nelson and Josh Barnett, as well as an intriguing middleweight affair between top-ten fixture Gegard Mousasi and the often-overlooked Uriah Hall. In an event that marks the beginning of the UFC’s relentless fall schedule, ...

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Nick Diaz has been unfairly punished by the NSAC

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Throughout a 12-year career that’s included stints in Strikeforce, WEC, Pride, Elite XC, and two separate runs in the UFC, welterweight veteran Nick Diaz has never strayed very far from controversy. And despite having earned a reputation as an arrogant instigator, the former contender has always managed to land on his feet. But on Monday, Diaz was dealt what’s likely ...

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UFC about to begin unrivaled fall schedule

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There were plenty of verbal fireworks at last week’s UFC ”Go Big” press conference in Las Vegas, and while much of the unfiltered drama was caused by comments made by outspoken featherweight phenom Conor McGregor, each and every one of the day’s participants will have their chance in the spotlight between now and the new year. Beginning on Saturday, September ...

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Johnson-Dodson rematch headlines Saturday’s UFC 191

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One of the UFC’s most unheralded champions will take center stage on Saturday when flyweight king Demetrious Johnson looks to best his biggest rival for a second time in a 125-pound title fight versus top-ranked contender John Dodson in the main event of UFC 191 in Las Vegas. In January of 2013, Johnson outlasted Dodson to earn his first successful ...

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