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Thursday Tap Out: Dana White Calls Paulie Malignaggi’s Bluff

Conor McGregor has brought in numerous boxing professionals to spar with in preparation for his fight with Floyd Mayweather. Perhaps the most notable …

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Conor McGregor has identifed a potential opponent for his first UFC title defence

Conor McGregor has welcomed Floyd Mayweather’s suggestion that the pair should fight in the Octagon after their boxing match on August 26, and has …

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Mayweather: McGregor 'shouldn't have even went 12 rounds' with Malignaggi

Presented By<p>Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports / Action Images<p>Floyd Mayweather has seen the tape, and as far as he's concerned, it's Conor McGregor - …

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Stephen Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal set for UFC 217 in New York

Stephen Thompson and Jorge Masvidal will throw down at UFC 217 at Madison Square Garden.<p>A welterweight fight between former UFC title challenger …

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The Mayweather-McGregor fight could just be the best thing to happen to boxing

Everyone in the world of boxing thinks that Floyd Mayweather, an undefeated five-weight champion, should easily beat Conor McGregor, who is making his pro debut. McGregor’s fans aren’t listening.<p>According to Bloomberg, 15 out of every 16 bettors at South Point casino’s sports book is putting money …

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Conor McGregor has one criticism for everyone doing the #McGregorChallenge

The #McGregorChallenge has taken over the fighting world in advance of the upcoming Conor McGregor bout against Floyd Mayweather, and yes, the MMA champ has seen the videos.<p>But he had one critique he had to share while on a conference call with reporters on Wednesday (via MMA Junkie):<p>McGregor said …

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Conor McGregor's 'movement' training is just another part of the circus

The fighter’s bizarre training might not be a joke — but it won't matter<p>Every Rocky has his side of beef. Athletes always let you know they train, and sometimes that they do things that are not just hard, but a different kind of hard, a kind of hard that makes them different not just in the ring, …

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Max: 8-ounce gloves means trouble for McGregor

Max Kellerman breaks down how dropping down from 10-ounce gloves puts Conor McGregor at a disadvantage against Floyd Mayweather.

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Espinoza: White ‘misinformed’ on why Showtime hasn’t used McGregor-Malignaggi sparring footage

The sparring — physical and verbal — between Conor McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi has made as many headlines as anything leading into McGregor’s …

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Conor McGregor: 'He's always been a Floyd Mayweather fan'

<b>With each obscenity, quick-witted put down and victory, Conor McGregor lights up the city that built him.</b><p>This cult of personality ignites Dublin's youth as a symbol of hope while those of a certain vintage remain vocal in their distaste for his words and uneasy with the sport he represents.<p>Critical …

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Weidman considering move up to light heavyweight

Brad Penner / USA TODAY Sports<p>Fed up with the lack of title fights in the middleweight division, former UFC champion Chris Weidman is considering a …

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Floyd Mayweather says he’s going to bet on himself. Can he really do that?

The fact that Floyd Mayweather plans to bet on himself to beat Conor McGregor in their Aug. 26 boxing match shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Mayweather likes to bet large sums on sporting events. And not only is he betting on himself, but he told Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday night that he would …

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Conor McGregor thanks Celtic's 'die-hard' support for Champions League banner

Conor McGregor has hailed Celtic's 'die-hard' support after the Parkhead home crowd unveiled a huge banner inspired by the UFC fighter.<p>The Irishman, who is the only fighter in UFC history to hold two championship belts in two different weight divisions, will fight Floyd Mayweather in his first ever …

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Dana White: I Expect Conor McGregor to Knock Floyd Mayweather Out

Dana White has made his pick for Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather.<p>It should come as little surprise that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) …

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Forrest Griffin reflects on the worst night of his career, rise of UFC

FORREST Griffin is one of the most popular fighters in UFC history, arguably mixed martial arts’ first genuine mainstream celebrity.<p>His part in what …

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Daniel Cormier to Jon Jones: We Ain’t Gonna Be Friends

<b>Daniel Cormier</b> just rejected <b>Jon Jones</b>‘ friend request — but the good news … it sounds like they don’t hate each other as much as they used …

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Belal Muhammad says he's fighting Jesse Taylor at UFC Fight Night 121 in Australia

It looks like the UFC’s return to the “Land Down Under” has a new welterweight fight for the card.<p>Belal Muhammad (12-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) announced on his …

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What is UFC MMA fighting and what are the rules?

The Ultimate Fighting Championship, also known as UFC, has become one of the fastest-growing sports in the US and in the last few years increasingly caught the attention of fight fans in the UK, too.<p>But what is it, how was it formed and what are the rules?<p>Here's our guide on what you need to …

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Conor McGregor, trash talk and the lasting impact of first impressions

It is, in fact, true what they say about first impressions. And if you, like me, were unfamiliar with a certain Irish fighter before the World Tour …

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Heavyweights Buchecha, Galvao prepare for IBJJF Grand Prix

August and September are two big months for the competitive grappling space. While everyone is excited for the ADCC tournament coming in September, …

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Celtic inspired by Conor McGregor to big UCL win against Astana

The Bhoys only had to look to the stands to see Conor McGregor's famous quote before they all-but sealed a UCL group stage spot.Celtic fans unveiled …

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Midnight Mania! Wax statue of McGregor unveiled, looks like death

Welcome to Midnight Mania!<p>Thanks to the NY Daily News, I now know this exists: A wax statue of Conor McGregor. It looks as if the artist were looking …

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UFC president believes Ronda Rousey will announce retirement soon

Although her last two matches ended in brutal knockout losses, Ronda Rousey remains one of the catalysts in catapulting women’s MMA (mixed martial …

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Nick Roehrick flagged for potential USADA violation

Light heavyweight Nick Roehrick has been flagged for a potential anti-doping violation by USADA, according to a statement from the UFC on …

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Ryan Bader defends title vs. Linton Vassell at Bellator 186; Penn State alums Phil Davis, Ed Ruth also on card

For the first time, Bellator will touch down at Penn State University this fall, and the light heavyweight title will be on the line.<p>Newly crowned …

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Watch: McGregor reiterates prediction he'll 'dismantle' Mayweather

Team Coco/YouTube<p>Conor McGregor doubled down on his predication that he'll finish Floyd Mayweather inside four rounds during an appearance Wednesday …

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'There's Only One Conor McGregor' Songwriter Reacts to Vegas Invite

Mick Konstantin, songwriter of 'There's Only One Conor McGregor,' was invited to Las Vegas to watch his hero fight Floyd Mayweather, he tells SI …

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Holly Holm? Cat Zingano? Another challenger? UFC champ Cris Cyborg wonders who's next

RIO DE JANEIRO – After a tumultuous start, longtime pound-for-pound force Cris Cyborg finally has a UFC title belt – most importantly, one in her own …

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Garbrandt-Dillashaw title fight officially set for UFC 217

Presented By<p>Mark J. Rebilas / USA TODAY<p>The much-anticipated UFC bantamweight championship fight is back on.<p>Titleholder Cody Garbrandt will face off …

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Bellator Kickboxing champ Denise Kielholtz next fight 'in the cage'

Denise Kielholtz to return to MMA this winter<p>Denise Kielholtz is the current Bellator Kickboxing women’s flyweight champion, an MMA fighter, judo …

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