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Inside Jorge Masvidal’s improbable 8-day journey from a backyard barbecue to Fight Island

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Jorge Masvidal‘s journey to Fight Island started much the same way his fighting career did: in a South Florida backyard. On July 4, Masvidal attended a barbecue at the Miami home of his longtime manager Malki Kawa of First Round Management. Gilbert Burns, who had been scheduled to challenge welterweight......
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UFC 251: Kamaru Usman ruled Fight Island, and it’s time for the world to appreciate his dominance

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Well, UFC fans? Was that good enough? Has Kamaru Usman finally, belatedly, laboriously earned his recognition as a champion to celebrate? Usman methodically beat down Jorge Masvidal in the main event of UFC 251 on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, as the UFC launched its Middle East residency......
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UFC 251: Who’s next for Kamaru Usman, Jorge Masvidal and other Fight Island standouts?

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Kamaru Usman dominated Jorge Masvidal in the main event of UFC 251 on Fight Island, showcasing his power and wrestling against one of the UFC’s most explosive fighters. Alexander Volkanovski didn’t have as easy a time against Max Holloway, but he also walked out of the Octagon with the title......
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UFC 251 — Rose Namajunas returns to form; Fight Island results, analysis

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4:03 PM ET Marc Raimondi Brett Okamoto Close ESPN Staff Writer MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Fourteen months after losing her UFC strawweight title to Jessica Andrade in Brazil, Rose Namajunas evened the score Saturday night with a split-decision win at......
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‘Fight Island’ Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal — UFC 251 live results, analysis

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4:03 PM ET Marc Raimondi Brett Okamoto Close ESPN Staff Writer MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun For the first time since 2007, the UFC will host its annual, marquee, pay-per-view event for the month of July at a location other than......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

Fight Island Live Blog: Updates and Analysis from UFC 251

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Justin Barrasso PREVIEW — 9:35 PM ET Throughout his 17-year career, Jorge Masvidal has never been looked at as among the sport’s elite. That all can change tonight. Masvidal challenges Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman in the main event of UFC......
New York Post

UFC 251: Handicapping Jorge Masdival-Kamaru Usman bout at Fight Island

NYPost
It took some deft last-minute dealing by the UFC to sign Jorge Masvidal to fight Kamaru Usman after the premier “Fight Island” main event was jeopardized when Usman’s original opponent, Gilbert Burns, was pulled due to COVID-19. Masvidal originally had been negotiating for the opportunity to fight Usman but was......
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Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill hospitalized in Rhode Island with COVID-19

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Arizona Republic CLOSE SportsPulse: NFL training camps are scheduled to start in just under a month. NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith lays out all the protocols and plans that need to be in place for camps to start on......
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Key Questions Ahead of UFC 251 on Fight Island

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTczODY2OTA2NDk3ODUzMjgx/ufc-251-masvidal-usman.jpg Justin Barrasso For the past 17 years, Jorge Masvidal has worked for the opportunity he’ll get this Saturday at UFC 251—to challenge Kamaru Usman for the welterweight championship. The fight was originally scheduled to be Usman against Gilbert Burns, but that was officially canceled on July 3 after Burns......
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UFC 251 viewers guide: Jorge Masvidal addition brings bizarre twist to Fight Island

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Just when you think nothing in MMA will surprise you anymore, Jorge Masvidal goes and accepts the first UFC title fight of his career on six days’ notice. And you know what? I’ll definitely fall for it again. Even though I’ll try to remember moving forward that I know nothing,......
New York Post

‘F - - k your mask!’ Fire Island partier gets kicked out of sick parents’ house

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This gay man is certainly not #mask4mask. Giancarlo Albanese, the unapologetic man who flocked to Fire Island Pines last weekend — and posted a photo of a large, maskless all-male rave he attended with the caption “F–k your mask … F–k your vaccine” — has reportedly been booted from his......
Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

Dana White on Fight Island Ahead of UFC 251

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTczODQzMDk5MjI1Njk1MzY1/dana-white-ufc-251.jpg Jon Wertheim The NBA may have a Bubble, but the UFC has Fight Island, a self-contained Thunderdome floating off Abu Dhabi. On Saturday night—a brutal 6:00 am local time—Fight Island will be the site UFC 251, the promotion’s latest card in the COVID-19 Era. It’s been a big swing,......
New York Post

What to know about Governors Island reopening: Food, rides, art and more

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Governors Island is finally opening, marking a delayed start to the New York City summer season after being held up by the coronavirus pandemic. The island will be welcoming visitors again starting Wednesday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on......
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‘COVID Corey’ apologizes for partying on Fire Island days after coronavirus symptoms

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After getting dragged by Independence Day voyeurs on social media, a man dubbed “COVID Corey” is apologizing for putting potentially hundreds of Fire Island revelers at risk of contracting the coronavirus. New Yorker Corey Hannon, 27, was one of the seemingly hundreds who spent this weekend partying on the Long......
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UFC 251 — Jose Aldo’s ups and downs from the Conor McGregor KO to Fight Island

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When Jose Aldo steps inside the “Fight Island” Octagon on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to face Petr Yan for the vacant UFC bantamweight championship, the Brazil native will be attempting to become just the eighth fighter in UFC history to reign in more than one division. Aldo......

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