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Conor McGregor revealed on Friday that his left hand is in a cast after he injured it in a recent sparring session. The injury isn’t believed to be serious, according to sources, but they declined to discuss the severity and whether McGregor required surgery. McGregor is currently targeting a return to action in late summer
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1:43 AM ET Marc RaimondiESPN The Professional Fighters League kicked off two of its deepest 2019 divisions — lightweight and featherweight — on Thursday night. And things did not disappoint. Natan Schulte and Lance Palmer, the defending champions at 155 and 145 pounds, respectively, both started off with victories. Movlid Khaibulaev pulled off the fastest
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5:12 PM ET Marc RaimondiESPN The UFC’s parent company has taken a step toward a major change: filing paperwork to go public. Endeavor, known mostly for its work as a talent agency with sports holdings, announced Thursday that it has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposing an initial
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6:38 PM ET Marc RaimondiESPN Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov — teammates of Khabib Nurmagomedov — had their UFC 229 brawl-related suspensions reduced Wednesday. Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett confirmed that Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Tukhugov, who were suspended for entering the Octagon and exchanging blows with Conor McGregor following his loss to
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The UFC is close to finalizing a heavyweight bout between Greg Hardy and Juan Adams for UFC Fight Night on July 20 in San Antonio, according to multiple sources. Both sides have agreed to the bout, however contracts are not yet signed. Once official, the bout will take place on the ESPN-aired event, inside at
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The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has announced its official recognition of NSF Certified for Sport dietary supplements as lower-risk products, in an effort to help curb the number of contaminated supplement cases under its jurisdiction. The announcement falls short of granting full immunity to an athlete if he or she were to fail a
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A high-stakes heavyweight bout between former champion Junior dos Santos and Francis Ngannou, originally scheduled for UFC 239 on July 6, will now headline UFC Fight Night on June 29. The UFC is close to finalizing the switch, although new bout agreements have not been signed, according to multiple sources. Once official, the bout will
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4:25 PM ET Marc RaimondiESPN PFL is down another defending champion. Philipe Lins, the promotion’s heavyweight champion last year, is injured and out of the PFL 2019 season, it was announced Monday. Replacing him will be Zeke Tuinei-Wily. Lins (14-3) defeated Josh Copeland by fourth-round TKO last New Year’s Eve to win the PFL 2018
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5:07 PM ET Marc RaimondiESPN The days of Rafael dos Anjos’ reign atop the UFC’s lightweight division seem long ago. Even his initial winning streak after moving up to welterweight is far back in the rearview mirror. But dos Anjos, the gritty veteran, is still here, winning important fights in the UFC. “RDA” defeated Kevin
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Former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on July 5 during International Fight Week, the promotion announced Saturday night. Evans, 39, retired from mixed martial arts in 2018 after a 14-year professional career. He has remained involved in the sport as a UFC analyst and mentor to
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5:07 PM ET Marc RaimondiESPN Kevin Lee is looking to make a statement on Saturday night against Rafael dos Anjos as he moves up to welterweight for the first time. The UFC is now on ESPN and ESPN+. Subscribe to ESPN+ to get: exclusive live UFC events, weigh-ins and more; Ariel and the Bad Guy;
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