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Nov 22

IOC bans four Russian skeleton athletes for life over Sochi doping

Four Russian skeleton athletes, including Olympic champion Alexander Tretyakov, have been banned for life from the Olympics after being found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday. Tretya…

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Nov 21

One Fighter Nearly Put the UFC Out of Business In 2002

Before it began making solid profits in 2005, the Las Vegas-based fight promotion was heavily in debt and on the verge of going under. On September 27, 2002 the UFC held an event, UFC 39, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. A heavywe…

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Nov 20

Former Champ Fabricio Werdum Makes His Case for UFC Title Shot

Former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has been on a mission to regain his status as champion since losing the belt to Stipe Miocic at UFC 198 in May 2016. Following the one-sided decision, Werdum called for a title shot and rematch with Miocic. …

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Nov 17

Cris Cyborg Defends Women’s Featherweight Title Against Holly Holm at UFC 219

The reigning UFC women’s featherweight champion will put her title on the line against Holly Holm at UFC 219 on Dec. 30 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the matchup on Thursday evening. BREAKING: There’s a title on the line at #UFC219!@CrisCyborg is set to defend her

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Nov 15

Tyron Woodley Willing to Fight Nate Diaz at UFC 219

Speculation has run rampant about the UFC trying to put together a welterweight fight between champion Tyron Woodley and Nate Diaz.

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Nov 15

John Dodson, Several Others, Suspended for 180 Days Following UFC Norfolk

Dustin Poirier and Anthony Pettis put on a Fight of the Night performance in the UFC Fight Night 120 main event on Saturday, but it came with a cost. Both are on the medical suspension list issued by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupati…

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Nov 15

Thursday Tap Out: Michael Bisping Will Fight Only Three Weeks After Loss to Georges St-Pierre

Roughly a week after losing the middleweight title at UFC 217 to Georges St-Pierre, Michael Bisping made headlines while simultaneously shocking the MMA community by accepting a fight on short notice.Another potential USADA violation for Anderson Silva…

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Nov 15

Anderson Silva Defiant After Doping Violation Forced Him Off UFC Shanghai

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva issued his first comments since being flagged for a potential UFC Anti-Doping Policy violation. Silva was slated to meet Kelvin Gastelum on Nov. 25 in the UFC Shanghai main event.

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Nov 14

Michael Bisping Reveals Retirement Plan and It’s Not Centered on Kelvin Gastelum

Michael Bisping knows his time in the sport of mixed martial arts is dwindling down, but he’s still got plenty of fight left. In fact, it was Bisping who called UFC president Dana White and asked for the fight against Gastelum after he heard that Anderson Silva had been pulled from the card for

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Nov 13

Commissioner Claims UFC Pulled Conor McGregor from Year-End Fight Card

The commissioner overseeing the Bellator 187 event in Dublin, where UFC champion Conor McGregor scaled the cage and interfered with the outcome of a teammate’s bout, on Monday stated that the UFC has already sanctioned McGregor by pulling him from its year-end event. According to MMAWeekly.com sources

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Nov 12

Diego Sanchez Issues Statement Following Matt Brown’s Crushing Elbow Knockout

While Matt Brown was the one talking about retirement in the lead-up to UFC Fight Night 120 on Saturday night, it was his opponent, Diego Sanchez, that many questioned whether or not he should continue after all was said and done. Brown admitted conte…

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Nov 12

Dustin Poirier and Anthony Pettis Lead the Charge on UFC Norfolk Fighter Bonuses

Veteran’s Day brought out the best in several UFC Fight Night 120 fighters on Saturday night in Norfolk, Va., not least of which was the performances of main eventers Dustin Poirier and Anthony Pettis. Poirier busted Pettis open early in the fight, but the former UFC lightweight champion battled

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Nov 12

Dustin Poirier Stops Anthony Pettis, Calls for Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje Winner

Dustin Poirier is no longer asking for what he wants. The veteran lightweight competitor put on one of his best performances to date on Saturday night as he defeated former champion Anthony Pettis. Poirier stormed through Pettis en route to a third-r…

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Nov 12

Matt Brown Face-Plants Diego Sanchez (UFC Norfolk Results)

After twelve years as a professional mixed martial artists and 37 fights, Matt “The Immortal” Brown may have made his final walk to the cage on Saturday. The 36-year-old stated that his UFC Fight Night 120 co-main event bout against veteran Diego Sanc…

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Nov 12

Clay Guida Demolishes Joe Lauzon with Vicious First Round TKO

Clay Guida isn’t known for his finishing power but only needed 67 seconds to put away Joe Lauzon in the opening bout on the main card at UFC Fight Night from Virginia on Saturday night. Guida, who returned to lightweight earlier this year after spending seven fights as a featherweight, looked better

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Nov 12

Andrei Arlovski Staves Off Retirement with Win Over Junior Albini (UFC Norfolk Results)

This fight really was make or break for Arlovski, who entered the bout having lost five consecutive times. Facing a top up-and-comer like Albini, who was on a 10-fight winning streak, was an ultimatum for the former UFC heavyweight champion. Albini a…

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