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Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will be eligible to return to competition later this year, after resolving his case with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on Wednesday. Silva, 43, has been sidelined since last November because of a failed drug test. USADA officials have announced he tested positive for metabolites of methyltestosterone and
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Bellator MMA officials revealed additional details for its Welterweight Grand Prix tournament on Tuesday, during a joint news conference with DAZN streaming service in New York. Bellator president Scott Coker revealed nine of the 10 welterweights slated to compete in the 170-pound tournament. The format will consist of two preliminary qualifying matchups before moving into
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UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani on Monday that he won’t be able to defend his belt until at least 2019. Whittaker said his ideal return would be in February because of injuries he suffered in his most recent fight, a split-decision win against Yoel Romero in June. Whittaker (20-4) has won
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Former UFC champion Stipe Miocic has demanded an immediate rematch against Daniel Cormier and criticized Brock Lesnar for his postfight cage appearance earlier this month, calling the WWE star’s antics “disrespectful.” Miocic (18-3) was knocked out by Cormier in the first round of their heavyweight title fight on July 7 in Las Vegas. Prior to
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Chad Mendes has not entered an Octagon since December 2015. The former UFC featherweight title challenger was suspended by the USADA for two years after testing positive for a growth hormone releaser. Now, just two days before fighting Myles Jury at UFC Fight Night in Boise, Idaho, he explains his emotions of finally being able
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