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12:32 AM ET Ariel Helwani Close ESPN Staff Writer Ariel Helwani is an MMA reporter at ESPN. Follow him on Twitter at @arielhelwani. Brett Okamoto Close ESPN Staff Writer MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Luke Rockhold (16-4) told ESPN on Friday that he has been forced
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LAS VEGAS — UFC president Dana White says he has not been contacted by anyone associated with Floyd Mayweather regarding a boxing match against Khabib Nurmagomedov, despite both camps expressing interest in public. “Don’t pay attention to it,” White told ESPN on Thursday. “First of all, the Mayweather team has not approached us at all.
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Featherweight Zubaira Tukhugov has been replaced by Michael Johnson for a bout against Artem Lobov on Oct. 27 in Moncton, Canada, the UFC announced Wednesday. Tukhugov (18-4) is a teammate of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. He was involved in the postfight skirmish involving Conor McGregor at UFC 229 on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas.
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Retired, undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather says a boxing match against undefeated UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is “happening,” although he has not offered any details. Mayweather (50-0) retired from boxing in August 2017, immediately following a lucrative match against UFC star Conor McGregor. Mayweather’s name has been linked to a comeback fight against Manny Pacquiao in
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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, coming off a dominant win against Conor McGregor earlier this month at UFC 229, may now be following in McGregor’s footsteps. At an event in Russia this past weekend, Nurmagomedov called out boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, speaking on camera next to Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe. “Let’s go, Floyd, we
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