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LAS VEGAS — UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will attempt to become just the second fighter in UFC history to hold two belts simultaneously, as he’s scheduled to challenge heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 on July 7. And once that’s done, Cormier intends to return to the 205-pound division and defend his
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Conor McGregor believes Floyd Mayweather would “get his earned respect” if he were to follow through on boasts of competing in mixed martial arts. Mayweather, 40, recently teased the idea of accepting an MMA fight in several social media posts. He also did so during the buildup to his lucrative boxing match against McGregor last
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UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is open to sharing the Octagon with bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw this summer — but he does not believe Dillashaw is in his same class when it comes to a pound-for-pound discussion. Johnson (27-2) is currently in talks to defend his 125-pound title against Dillashaw. The 11-time defending champion has
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Retired professional boxer Floyd Mayweather is teasing the idea of accepting a mixed martial arts fight, despite shooting down the notion just one month ago. Mayweather, 40, posted a video of himself standing in an MMA cage on social media Wednesday. The post was captioned, “Come at the king, you best not miss.” “2018, Floyd
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2017 for the UFC was the first full year under new ownership, as the promotion implemented its new state of normal for the sport. And while plenty of interesting things happened inside the Octagon, victories from the UFC’s biggest stars were not one of them. The absence of Ronda Rousey armbar victories and of Conor
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PHILADELPHIA — Long before she was an Olympian or a UFC champion or — after Sunday night, a WWE regular — Ronda Rousey had a well-honed prefight ritual. She’d sleep. “That was something my mom taught me,” Rousey said Sunday afternoon, before her surprise show-stealing appearance at the WWE’s Royal Rumble at the Wells Fargo
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