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Another month, another UFC pay-per-view event affected by injury. February’s UFC 221 in Perth, Australia, was hit hard when Aussie champ Robert Whittaker was forced out of a title defense against Luke Rockhold by multiple injuries. UFC 222 this weekend has suffered a similar fate. Four weeks ago, featherweight champion Max Holloway pulled out of
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UFC 222 on Saturday features two of the more intriguing fights of the year — Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya and Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega — and others that have long-term implications. What storylines should you focus on this weekend? We asked our panel — ESPN MMA reporter Brett Okamoto, ESPN MMA editor Greg
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ANAHEIM, Calif. — The California State Athletic Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to uphold the decision to revoke Jon Jones‘ license, essentially banning the UFC star from competition for one year. Jones, 30, appeared before the commission for a failed drug test submitted in July. Jones tested positive for metabolites of the anabolic steroid turinabol.
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A civil lawsuit against UFC lightweight Nate Diaz, filed by his former agency, was dismissed from United States District Court last week for lack of personal jurisdiction. ESPN confirmed the court’s decision with public records, following an initial report by TMZ. The agency, The Ballengee Group, had accused Diaz of owing more than $1 million
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Australian featherweight Alexander Volkanovski improved to 4-0 in the UFC earlier this month, then immediately called out Jeremy Stephens and Andre Fili as his potential next opponents. Unfortunately, since then, the UFC has informed Volkanovski (17-1) that neither of those opponents is available. Not to be discouraged, Volkanovski has already come up with two fresh
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