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UFC featherweight Dan Ige says a bizarre set of circumstances led to him supplying blood to a complete stranger early Thursday morning. As an active UFC athlete, Ige, 27, is subject to a random, year-round drug-testing program, which is administered by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). According to Ige, a blood collector visited his
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ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Ariel Helwani and Jeff Wagenheim provide their top-10 picks, and their votes produce our consensus men’s and women’s pound-for-pound lists. (You can find Okamoto’s division-by-division rankings here.) Note: Rankings were updated April 16. Men’s pound-for-pound rankings 1. Jon Jones Record: 24-1, 1 NCWeight class: Light heavyweightLast: W (UD) Anthony Smith, March 2Next:
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It has been over a year since Frankie Edgar risked his guaranteed featherweight title shot against Max Holloway in a last-minute fight against Brian Ortega at UFC 222. Edgar (23-6-1) was scheduled to face Holloway in March 2018, but Holloway was forced to withdraw because of injury. Rather than wait for the defending champion to
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Former UFC bantamweight contender Leslie Smith has signed an exclusive deal to compete in Bellator MMA. Smith, 36, confirmed the signing to ESPN on Tuesday, following an initial report by Yahoo Sports. She does not have a date for her next fight but said she intends to compete in the 145-pound featherweight division. Smith (10-7-1)
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