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Alvarez: One Championship deal worth 8 figures

Eddie Alvarez said his new contract with One Championship is a guaranteed eight-figure deal and that the promotion's commitment to a "partnership" helped him make the switch from the UFC.

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Alvarez sheds light on eight-figure deal with One Championship

Eddie Alvarez tells Ariel Helwani about the free agency process in MMA and signing with One Championship.



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Weidman: 'I really was prepared for Luke (Rockhold)'

Chris Weidman explains his reaction to finding out his fight with Luke Rockhold was off because of Rockhold's injury.



White: 'I was the most upset guy on the planet' after UFC 229



White: Floyd's team hasn't approached us about Khabib fight

Dana White explains that there is no truth in chatter about a potential fight between Floyd Mayweather and Khabib Nurmagomdeov.

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Ray Cooper III dominates way to PFL welterweight championship, chance at $1 million


Cooper gets two 1st-round finishes to make PFL finals

Ray Cooper III makes quick work of Jake Shields and Handesson Ferreira in the same night to make the PFL welterweight finals.


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White: Ignore Mayweather-Nurmagomedov boxing chatter

UFC president Dana White says to ignore talk of a Floyd Mayweather-Khabib Nurmagomedov boxing match, and addresses who might be next for his lightweight champion.

Manager says Khabib can't be KO'd by Floyd

Ali Abdelaziz, manager of Khabib Nurmagomedov, tells Brett Okamoto why a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather isn't out of the realm of possibility.



If GSP returns to MMA, whom should he face?

Georges St-Pierre said he will come back only for a fight that cements his legacy as one of the greatest ever. Whom would that be against? Our panel weighs the options.

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GSP limits possible returns, would fight Khabib

Georges St-Pierre is leaning more toward retirement from MMA than returning, saying his enthusiasm for fighting again has dwindled over time and he will only return for "big fights."

St. Pierre not interested in a fight with Diaz

Georges St. Pierre says he will announce his retirement when he is ready and adds that he's not interested in fighting Nate Diaz.



Khabib calls out Floyd

Undefeated MMA fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov challenges undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather to a fight.


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Emelianenko dominates Sonnen to earn title shot

Fedor Emelianenko earned a Bellator MMA title shot against Ryan Bader with a dominant, first-round finish over Chael Sonnen on Saturday.

Emelianenko finishes Sonnen in Round 1


Sonnen on loss: 'I'm almost glad it's over'

Chael Sonnen talks about his Bellator 208 loss to Fedor Emelianenko saying, "He hit me so hard ... it was a dogfight."


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Bader dominates Mitrione in Bellator semifinal

Ryan Bader continuously took Matt Mitrione to the mat and dominated on the ground to win by unanimous decision.

Bader advances to Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix finals

Ryan Bader takes Matt Mitrione to the ground in each round to seal his spot in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix finals.




Kavanagh wishes he trained McGregor to fight Khabib offensively

Looking back on the Conor McGregor-Khabib Nurmagomedov fight, McGregor's coach John Kavanagh regrets not going into the fight with a more offensive approach.


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Flying knee ends fight in an instant

Mandel Nallo finishes Carrington Banks in the second round with an impressive knee that qualifies as a knockout of the year candidate.


Kimbel's epic 6-second KO makes record books

Bellator bantamweight Mike Kimbel earns a 6-second knockout, tying the Bellator record with Hector Lombard.


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Were fines and suspensions for McGregor and Khabib enough?

Max Kellerman weighs in on Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov being temporarily suspended and what's to come for the two fighters.


More penalties for Nurmagomedov, McGregor?

Ariel Helwani details the suspension handed out to Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor for their UFC 229 postfight brawl.


Nurmagomedov, McGregor suspended in Nevada

The Nevada Athletic Commission has suspended Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov temporarily until a hearing can be held Oct. 24 during which they will vote on indefinite bans.

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Fedor Emelianenko and Chael Sonnen square off two days prior to their Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix semifinal fight at Nassau Coliseum. Photo by ESPN's Ariel Helwani.

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Sources: UFC books Jones-Gustafsson rematch

Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson will vie for the light heavyweight title when they renew acquaintances at UFC 232 on Dec. 29 in Las Vegas.

Jones-Gustafsson rematch set for UFC 232

Ariel Helwani reports on Jon Jones' rematch with Alexander Gustafsson on Dec. 29 on the UFC 232 card.


Jon Jones opens up about Daniel Cormier, USADA, return to UFC

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones spoke exclusively with ESPN about his ongoing feud with rival Daniel Cormier, USADA's decision to allow him to compete again in October and when fans might see him again.


Did Cormier make right choice facing Lewis at MSG?

Daniel Cormier will now face Derrick Lewis next month at UFC 230 for the heavyweight belt. Was this the right move?

Cormier-Lewis official as UFC 230 main event

Daniel Cormier will defend his heavyweight title against Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC 230 on Nov. 3 in New York, UFC president Dana White told ESPN.

Cormier gets chance to fight at MSG before retirement

ESPN writer Brett Okamoto reacts to the news that Daniel Cormier will fight Derrick Lewis at UFC 230.



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Making sense of the UFC 229 postfight brawl

The biggest fight at UFC 229 may have happened outside the Octagon. Here's why.

Khabib gets hero's welcome after retaining UFC title

Fans turned out in their droves to welcome Khabib Nurmagomedov on his return home after his UFC 229 victory over Conor McGregor.

Khabib given hero's welcome on return home

Khabib Nurmagomedov was greeted by thousands of fans on his first public appearance in his home country of Dagestan after his victory over Conor McGregor in Las Vegas.


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Khabib, Conor both facing complaints after brawl

The Nevada State Athletic Commission will file formal complaints against Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor for their postfight actions at UFC 229 on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena.

Nurmagomedov's dominant win overshadowed by postfight actions

Khabib Nurmagomedov impressed with a stellar performance against Conor McGregor at UFC 229. But his actions after overshadowed his rise in stardom.

White doesn't accept blame for postfight brawl

Dana White responds to accusations that the UFC's promotion of the Conor McGregor-Khabib Nurmagomedov fight increased tensions between the two camps.


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