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UFC star Conor McGregor has drawn wide praise for his losing effort against Floyd Mayweather in last month’s boxing match. His rival Nate Diaz, however, seems unimpressed. Diaz, 32, reposted an image to Instagram on Tuesday that was originally shared by the UFC’s account. The image shows McGregor accompanied with the quote, “I never lose.
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In the co-main event of UFC 215, women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes puts her title on the line against Valentina Shevchenko. The two first fought on the main card of UFC 196, where Nunes left the cage with a decision victory. Since that fight, Nunes has won the title over Miesha Tate and defended it
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Aug 10, 2017 ESPN staff UFC 215, taking place at the Rogers Center, in Edmonton on September 9, features two title fights and a multitude of intriguing matchups. Headlining the event is potentially the best pound-for-pound MMA fighter ever in Demetrious Johnson, who takes on rising contender Ray Borg for the flyweight belt. Just prior
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11:20 AM ET Andrea Canales Close Andrea Canales covers Liga MX and Mexico National Team for ESPNFC.com. Some don’t get the benefit of even a single father figure in their lifetime. Mixed-martial artist Jimmie Rivera has at least two. “My father wasn’t around,” Rivera, born and raised in New Jersey, explained. “My uncle was around.”
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In combat sports, there is always a fine line between winning and losing. The simplest of mistakes can result in a loss, not to mention bodily harm. Every athlete is human, and thus capable of making a mistake. That goes for their coaches as well. ESPN asked several of the best trainers in mixed martial
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