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3:12 PM ET UFC star Conor McGregor is in serious talks to fight boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, but the bout isn’t a done deal yet, McGregor’s manager, Audie Attar, told ESPN on Friday. McGregor said Friday on Twitter that he is “boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East.” The McGregor-Pacquiao boxing match would take
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8:28 AM ET UFC president Dana White said his promotion will not “muzzle anybody” when he was asked early Thursday morning about the reaction to recent Colby Covington comments, which several UFC fighters labeled as racist. During a news conference in Abu Dhabi to promote Saturday’s UFC 253 card on “Fight Island,” White was asked
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9:19 AM ET One of the biggest middleweight title fights in recent UFC history is officially set. Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa both successfully made weight Friday in Abu Dhabi ahead of the UFC 253 main event. Adesanya weighed 184 pounds and Costa was 185 pounds. Adesanya questioned Costa’s ability to make the 185-pound limit
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5:06 PM ET A pair of up-and-coming light heavyweights will headline a UFC card next month. Former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir and Nikita Krylov will face off in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night on Oct. 17 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the promotion announced Thursday. Both men are jockeying for position in
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THERE IS NO special treatment at City Kickboxing, not even for the six UFC fighters mixed into this gym of some 350 members training at various levels of competence and interest. Not when two UFC championship belts, belonging to Adesanya and teammate Alexander Volkanovski, lie parallel on a table in the makeshift lobby area of
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4:57 PM ET UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and other Black athletes scheduled to compete at UFC 253 on Saturday spoke Wednesday about recent comments made by welterweight Colby Covington. Covington, who is an avid supporter of President Donald Trump and visited him in the White House in 2018, defeated Tyron Woodley via TKO last
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7:39 PM ET Former Bellator MMA champion Michael Chandler believes he’s deserving of a UFC lightweight title shot but says he’s willing to take a fight in order to prove it. Chandler (21-5) signed with the UFC this month, bringing a 10-year relationship with Bellator to an end. The 34-year-old was a former three-time lightweight
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