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Dominant UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson released a statement on Monday to address the UFC’s “mistreatment and bullying” tactics to negotiate his next fight. In a statement first released to MMAFighting.com and obtained by ESPN.com, Johnson (26-2-1) referred to himself as a “company man” but said, “I’ve decided to speak out now as I feel
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The New York State Athletic Commission has denied UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson‘s request for a hearing to discuss circumstances surrounding a controversial UFC 210 weigh-in earlier this year in Buffalo. Johnson petitioned the NYSAC to examine the matter in April. Controversy arose when Johnson’s opponent, titleholder Daniel Cormier, successfully made the 205-pound weight limit,
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UFC light heavyweights Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson went back and forth on social media Wednesday evening, during which time Gustafsson alluded to Jones’ failed drug test in 2016. The two met in arguably the greatest light heavyweight championship fight of all time in 2013, with Jones ultimately defending his title via unanimous decision. A
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The UFC is the premier mixed martial arts organization in the world and as it expands its global reach, four African fighters are shaking things up and rising up the rankings. Here KweséESPN looks at the continent’s best contributions to the global MMA experience. Abdul Razak Alhassan Judo Thunder, or Judo Razak as he is
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The UFC has added a light heavyweight fight between Jimi Manuwa and Volkan Oezdemir to UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, California. Officials announced the 205-pound bout on Wednesday. A light heavyweight championship fight between Daniel Cormier (19-1) and Jon Jones (22-1) is scheduled to headline the pay-per-view, which will take place at Honda
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Editor’s note: This story was originally published on March 28. OXNARD, California — While a proposed boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor would certainly promise a (lucrative) show, opinions differ on whether it would produce anything that actually resembles a compelling fight. As the combat sports world speculates over that matchup, a different
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Who is the world’s best men’s mixed martial artist, regardless of weight class? My latest top-10 rankings are listed below. In addition, here are my women’s pound-for-pound rankings. Note: Results through July 31. = champion 1. Jon JonesRecord: 23-1Div.: Light heavyweight (UFC)Last: W (TKO3) Daniel Cormier, July 29, 2017Next: TBD It was not “easy,” but
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