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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s cousin loses debut

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The name Nurmagomedov carries some weight in the UFC, and on Saturday a cousin of undefeated lightweight champion Khabib tried to add to the family’s success story. It did not work out so well for Abubakar Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov, making his UFC debut during the prelims of the Zabit Magomedsharipov vs....
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Khabib Nurmagomedov — Conor McGregor needs 10 wins in row to earn rematch

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MOSCOW — Khabib Nurmagomedov said Friday that Conor McGregor would need to win 10 straight fights to earn a rematch for his UFC title. McGregor hasn’t fought since Nurmagomedov beat him by submission for the UFC lightweight title in October last year. The Irish fighter last month outlined his plan...
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Ariel Helwani’s MMA thoughts — Jorge Masvidal’s biggest prize? Options

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When I spoke to Conor McGregor on Dec. 12, 2015, after he knocked out Jose Aldo, he said something that has always stuck with me: “Questions are good, like options are good. In the fight business, questions and options, I’m happy that there’s both.” I’d never heard someone break down...
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Pizza, The Rock and Jorge Masvidal’s ‘awesome’ UFC 244 ride

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NEW YORK — As Jorge Masvidal sat at the dais in Madison Square Garden late Saturday night enjoying slices of pizzas, the craziness of the previous nine days seemed like a distant memory. But it wasn’t too long before those victory slices that Masvidal was binge-eating pizza for an entirely...
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UFC 244 — Should Jorge Masvidal get title shot? Conor McGregor? Or Nate Diaz rematch?

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NEW YORK — The fight was excellent. Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz came away as bigger stars than they were before the card started, yet the fans at UFC 244 on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden went home unhappy. Masvidal got the win via TKO due to a doctor’s...
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Ariel Helwani’s MMA thoughts – Nate Diaz’s power play, Conor McGregor watch

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The Lede Remember that “Seinfeld” episode in which George tries to break up with his girlfriend, Maura, but she denies him? For you non-Seinfeld fans out there, the exchange went like this: George: Maura, I want you to know, I’ve given this a lot of thought. I’m sorry. We have...
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Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar call on UFC to make fight

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Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar exchanged tweets on Wednesday saying they’re ready for a fight. Now they must wait for the UFC to actually make the bout happen. After a post by the UFC’s Twitter account celebrating Edgar’s 38th birthday, McGregor chimed in, wishing his fellow fighter a happy birthday...
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Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz had it all

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For 26 years, the UFC has been home to the best fighters on the planet — great champions in every weight class, with technique in the Octagon and charisma outside of it. When things get personal between opponents in the UFC, one could say business picks up. There’s nothing in...

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