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UFC 257: Hurt and heartbroken Conor McGregor ponders future after defeat against Dustin Poirier
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UFC 257: Hurt and heartbroken Conor McGregor ponders future after defeat against Dustin Poirier

The 32-year-old McGregor had been an overwhelming favourite to register a winning return after a year away from the octagon.

UFC 257: Dustin Poirier avenges 2014 loss, knocks out Conor McGregor
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UFC 257: Dustin Poirier avenges 2014 loss, knocks out Conor McGregor

Poirier, who now has a UFC record of 27-6, used low calf kicks in an effort to put McGregor (22-5) off his usual ferocious stand-up game — and it worked

Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 preview and prediction: Plucky Irishman to pick apart American in short order
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Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 preview and prediction: Plucky Irishman to pick apart American in short order

The blueprints to defeat McGregor exist. Like Nate Diaz, you have to be insanely durable, take his best shot and keep coming forward Terminator-like.

Russian MMA star Khabib Nurmagomedov attacks 'brute' Emmanuel Macron over Islam
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Russian MMA star Khabib Nurmagomedov attacks 'brute' Emmanuel Macron over Islam

Nurmagomedov, one of the world's most popular Muslim athletes, issued the strongly-worded statement against Macron for his defence of caricatures of the prophet Mohammed based on the right of freedom of expression.

Khabib Nurmagomedov: The Eagle soars away after thoroughly dominating Mixed Martial Arts
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Khabib Nurmagomedov: The Eagle soars away after thoroughly dominating Mixed Martial Arts

Nurmagomedov has not only paved the way for future Dagestani-Russian athletes in Mixed Martial Arts, but has also shown that a fighter with an uncompromising work ethic and a measured and respectful persona can make it to the top of the mountain in an age of showmanship.

UFC 254: Legacy secure, Khabib Nurmagomedov exits with possibly the finest win of his career
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UFC 254: Legacy secure, Khabib Nurmagomedov exits with possibly the finest win of his career

Nurmagomedov hit Gaethje with some clean jabs and overhand rights, all the while trying to close the distance. Gaethje, at one point, was simply running away from Nurmagomedov.

UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov announces retirement from mixed martial arts after choking out Justin Gaethje
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UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov announces retirement from mixed martial arts after choking out Justin Gaethje

Nurmagomedov (29-0) made the announcement immediately after he impressively finished his first fight since the death of his father and lifelong coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov in July.

UFC 254: Expect Khabib Nurmagomedov to grind down, make Justin Gaethje tap out
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UFC 254: Expect Khabib Nurmagomedov to grind down, make Justin Gaethje tap out

If Nurmagomedov, the undefeated UFC lightweight champion, can get Gaethje on the ground and keep him there, ‘The Eagle’ should get his hand raised at the end of the night.

UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov plans on 'finishing' Justin Gaethje in third round, awaits 'something special'
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UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov plans on 'finishing' Justin Gaethje in third round, awaits 'something special'

Unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov puts his lightweight title on the line against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 to be held at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov agrees to return to octagon against Justin Gaethje, announces Dana White
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UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov agrees to return to octagon against Justin Gaethje, announces Dana White

Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0) holds the longest active unbeaten streak in MMA, and he became the UFC's lightweight champion in April 2018 by defeating Al Iaquinta for the vacant belt.

UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and trainer, Abdulmanap, dies of coronavirus
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UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and trainer, Abdulmanap, dies of coronavirus

UFC lightweight world champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and longtime trainer, Abdulmanap, has passed away. According to reports, he died due to complications arising from coronavirus.

UFC 249: Mixed Martial Arts event in Jacksonville ushers in fan-free, mask-filled era of sports
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UFC 249: Mixed Martial Arts event in Jacksonville ushers in fan-free, mask-filled era of sports

UFC 249 was different — two fighters adjusted their approaches because of what they heard announcers say — and a welcome reprieve for a sports-craved country that went nearly eight weeks with few live events

UFC 249: Tony Ferguson likens fighting in empty arena in Jacksonville to Ultimate Fighter experience
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UFC 249: Tony Ferguson likens fighting in empty arena in Jacksonville to Ultimate Fighter experience

UFC 249 fight card isn't full of stars, due to the coronavirus enforced restrictions, but is expected to be a much-watched affair, however not in the arena.

'This is going to bring a sense of normalcy': Tony Ferguson, Justin Gaethje headline closed doors UFC 249
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'This is going to bring a sense of normalcy': Tony Ferguson, Justin Gaethje headline closed doors UFC 249

UFC 249 will serve as the first major sporting event to take place since the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the country nearly two months ago.

UFC resumes in Florida as Tony Ferguson eyes 'real' lightweight title against Justin Gaethje in closed doors contest
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UFC resumes in Florida as Tony Ferguson eyes 'real' lightweight title against Justin Gaethje in closed doors contest

The main event of Saturday’s UFC 249 card in Florida is billed as being for the interim lightweight title but Tony Ferguson says he should be considered the real champion if he beats opponent Justin Gaethje.

Mike Tyson returns to training with powerful jabs in Instagram video, considers charity exhibitions
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Mike Tyson returns to training with powerful jabs in Instagram video, considers charity exhibitions

Tyson, former world heavyweight champion, who said he could return to the ring in exhibitions to raise money for charity, posted a training video on social media that has been viewed more than nine million times.

Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov refuses to fight at UFC 249, says he won't break quarantine
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Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov refuses to fight at UFC 249, says he won't break quarantine

UFC didn't immediately comment on Nurmagomedov's decision, which had been expected for several days since the MMA world learned Nurmagomedov was in Dagestan instead of California, where he typically finishes his training for his fights.

Coronavirus pandemic: UFC finally postpones next three scheduled events, confirms president Dana White
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Coronavirus pandemic: UFC finally postpones next three scheduled events, confirms president Dana White

The UFC has postponed its next three scheduled events through 11 April, finally giving up on president Dana White's plan to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic.

UFC 246: Conor McGregor back with a bang after knocking out Donald Cerrone in mere 40 seconds
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UFC 246: Conor McGregor back with a bang after knocking out Donald Cerrone in mere 40 seconds

Conor McGregor's opening punch bloodied Donald Cerrone's nose. He then floored Cerrone only 20 seconds into the bout with a perfectly placed kick to the head, and he mercilessly finished on the ground.

UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov says he doubts that Conor McGregor's MMA retirement is for real
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UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov says he doubts that Conor McGregor's MMA retirement is for real

"McGregor couldn't reach a deal with the UFC and it's so they feel they've lost him and they could lose money. I don't think he's finished," Nurmagomedov said.