UFC's White says his 'fight factory' can endure McGregor layoff, cloudy Rousey future

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LAS VEGAS -- Conor McGregor appears headed to an extended layoff awaiting the birth of his first child, due in May. Ronda Rousey has said her fight clock is ticking to zero. And former light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones is sidelined until July for a doping case.

Yet, in his office, surrounded by millions of dollars' worth of art that might ...Read more

McGregor makes quick work of Alvarez

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NEW YORK -- Count the knockdowns: five.

Count the titles: two.

Conor McGregor became the first UFC fighter to simultaneously wear two belts when he picked apart lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez with punches to the head and rolled to a second-round knockout victory at UFC 205 before adoring masses at Madison Square Garden early Sunday morning...Read more

Eddie Alvarez has faced bigger odds than beating UFC's Conor McGregor

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NEW YORK -- UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez calls himself "the complete opposite" of the man he'll fight Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, the popular Conor McGregor.

"For him, it's a big show: what you can see," Alvarez said. "The fights for me are always about what you cannot see, the intangibles. It's about what's inside -- ...Read more

UFC's Amanda Nunes says being champion means more to her than Ronda Rousey's fame

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Amanda Nunes is the one wearing the UFC women's bantamweight belt, not Ronda Rousey.

But Nunes understands the perception, and now she's intent on underlining the reality.

"I don't have the same visibility yet," Nunes said Monday, following the UFC announcement last week that Brazil's Nunes (13-4) will make her first title defense Dec. 30 at T...Read more

Ronda Rousey returning to UFC to face Amanda Nunes for championship belt

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The long wait for Ronda Rousey is scheduled to end Dec. 30 when she meets new UFC women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes in the main event of UFC 207 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

UFC President Dana White announced Rousey's return Wednesday, saying the former champion from Venice "has been the biggest, baddest female fighter on the planet...Read more

Conor McGregor hit by $150,000 fine for can-throwing exchange with Nate Diaz

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The Nevada State Athletic Commission fined Conor McGregor $150,000 and slapped him with 50 hours of community service for his can-throwing response to Nate Diaz's news conference exit and water-bottle throwing in August.

"I get fined more than these bums get paid," a tweet from McGregor's Twitter account, @thenotoriousmma, came after the ...Read more