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Andreas Hale, ESPNJul 18, 2024, 02:19 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Conor McGregor, who announced earlier this year that he was a co-owner of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships, also is expressing interest in competing as a “player/manager” once his UFC contract expires. McGregor addressed his current contract situation at a news conference Thursday in Spain
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Associated Press Jul 17, 2024, 02:59 PM ET Open Extended Reactions ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a pair of misdemeanor charges stemming from a drug test at his New Mexico home in which he was accused of being hostile. Jones appeared seated next to his attorney as
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Andreas Hale, ESPNJul 15, 2024, 02:12 PM ET UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been charged with two misdemeanors stemming from an incident with a drug testing agent on March 30. Public records on the New Mexico Courts website show that Jones has been charged with assault and interference with communications. If convicted, Jones could
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Andreas Hale, ESPNJul 14, 2024, 01:48 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Rose Namajunas used superior striking and grappling to shut down a spirited effort from Tracy Cortez and earn a unanimous decision Saturday night in the main event of UFC Fight Night at the sold-out Ball Arena in Denver. It was a home game for
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Andreas Hale, ESPNJul 12, 2024, 03:40 PM ET Open Extended Reactions After coming to the rescue to save UFC 303, light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira has a date in mind for his return and plans to defend his light heavyweight title in his next fight, but he is still focused on challenging Jon Jones for
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Jul 11, 2024, 10:35 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Former UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas meets Tracy Cortez in the women’s flyweight main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Denver. The fights at Ball Arena will be on ESPN and ESPN+, with the main card starting at 10 p.m. ET and prelims at
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Associated Press Jul 10, 2024, 03:20 PM ET Open Extended Reactions ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — It might have seemed too good to be true, but there it was, and on April Fool’s Day, no less: One of the country’s leading sportsbooks was taking bets on mixed martial arts fights that had already happened a week
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Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff WriterJul 7, 2024, 10:21 AM ET Close MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Open Extended Reactions It took almost five years, but Nate Diaz finally got his revenge over Jorge Masvidal in a professional boxing ring Saturday. Diaz defeated Masvidal by majority decision
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Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff WriterJun 29, 2024, 08:34 PM ET Close MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Open Extended Reactions Michelle Waterson-Gomez, one of the most influential figures in women’s mixed martial arts history, retired at UFC 303 on Saturday in Las Vegas. Waterson-Gomez, 38, announced her
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Andreas Hale, ESPNJun 30, 2024, 01:01 AM ET Open Extended Reactions LAS VEGAS — The legend of Poatan continues to grow. Alex Pereira (11-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) scored a vicious second-round knockout of Jirí Prochazka (30-5-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC) with a devastating head kick and brutal follow-up strikes to retain his light heavyweight championship in
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