Michael Bisping to replace injured Chris Weidman against Luke Rockhold at UFC 199

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Michael Bisping will replace injured Chris Weidman as Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Luke Rockhold's June 4 opponent in UFC 199 at the Forum.

Bisping, 37, coming off a February victory over former long-reigning champion Anderson Silva, was summoned following a neck injury to former champion Weidman, who withdrew Monday.

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Bond set at $450K for man arrested in hit-and-run that killed MMA fighter Jordan Parsons

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A Palm Beach County judge set a $450,000 bond Sunday for a man accused of hitting and killing a mixed martial arts fighter before fleeing the scene, according to jail records.

Dennis Wright, of Boca Raton, Fla., faces charges of leaving the scene of a crash causing death, tampering with evidence and driving with a suspended license, according ...Read more

Police arrest hit-run driver who killed mixed-martial arts fighter

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DELRAY, Fla. -- Nearly a week after Jordan Parsons was left for dead on a Delray Beach road, the hit-and-run driver who struck the 25-year-old mixed martial arts fighter has been arrested, police said.

Dennis Wright, 28, of Boca Raton, Fla., is charged with leaving the scene of a crash causing death, driving while his license was suspended and ...Read more

Mixed martial arts fighter Jordan Parsons dies after hit-and-run

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Jordan Parsons moved to Boca Raton, Fla., to live out his dream of becoming a successful mixed martial arts fighter.

The 25-year-old appeared to be on the right path. He had pummeled his way to a professional record of 11 wins and two losses, and his coach said he was looking better than ever.

But early Sunday, it all came to a tragic, sudden ...Read more

UFC President White: I don't know what's next for McGregor

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The fallout of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's decision to replace Conor McGregor's canceled UFC 200 main event with the Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier light-heavyweight title rematch is uncertainty for McGregor.

UFC President Dana White earlier Wednesday told that McGregor will either have to defend his featherweight title next against...Read more

Conor McGregor insists he's not retired, says training trumps promotional work

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Conor McGregor, in a stirring response to his Ultimate Fighting Championship superiors who pulled him off the UFC 200 main event, announced on Facebook Thursday that, "I AM NOT RETIRED," and detailed why he sought a break from a promotional event Friday in Las Vegas.

"I am just trying to do my job and fight here," McGregor wrote. "I am paid to ...Read more

UFC's Dana White says Conor McGregor is off UFC 200 card

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UFC President Dana White said Tuesday his company has pulled Conor McGregor off the main event of the marquee UFC 200 card July 9 in Las Vegas for not fulfilling duties to the company that were required this week.

McGregor was supposed to appear at a planned UFC 200 news conference this week in Las Vegas, where the company will stage UFC 197 at...Read more

Judge's ruling keeps UFC's Jon Jones out of jail and in April 23 title fight

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A judge in Albuquerque, N.M., on Thursday spared former Ultimate Fighting Championship light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones from continued jail time that could have imperiled his scheduled main-event fight to regain the belt April 23 in Las Vegas.

Jones, 28, was jailed Tuesday after last week receiving five traffic tickets for violations ...Read more

Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz welterweight rematch to headline UFC 200

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Conor McGregor won't settle for an excusable loss to Nate Diaz 25 pounds above his weight class, and on Wednesday, a main-event rematch was made between the two at the same 170-pound welterweight limit for UFC 200 on July 9 at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship's marquee event of the year will star the ...Read more

Frankie Edgar makes strong case to be Conor McGregor's UFC 200 opponent

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The way Frankie Edgar sees it, there's no one more deserving than him of fighting Conor McGregor at UFC 200 in July.

Edgar (19-4-1), the former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion riding a five-fight winning streak, is said to be in contention with former featherweight champion Jose Aldo of Brazil to fight Ireland's charismatic ...Read more

Ronda Rousey might be in line to fight UFC women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate

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LAS VEGAS -- Ronda Rousey was seen on social media Saturday night looking closely at her cellphone while attending a wrestling tournament in Los Angeles.

What she watched transpire from UFC 196 was a clearer path to her resurrection as a champion.

By virtue of Miesha Tate's late fifth-round submission of Holly Holm to win the Ultimate Fighting...Read more

McGregor and Holm suffer upset defeats

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LAS VEGAS -- Miesha Tate's everlasting grip caused Holly Holm to lose hers on the Ultimate Fighting Championship belt, and Nate Diaz quieted the organization's Conor McGregor attraction.

UFC 196 at MGM Grand became a night of upsets Saturday as Tate wrested the women's bantamweight belt from Holm and Diaz made McGregor pay for his 25-pound move...Read more

Conor McGregor and Holly Holm headline the main events at UFC 196 in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS -- Full and famous, Conor McGregor rubbed his belly and raised his arms to the delight of an estimated 9,000 fans at his weigh-in Friday.

McGregor, the Ultimate Fighting Championship's 145-pound champion, agreed on short notice to fight replacement opponent Nate Diaz at the 170-pound welterweight limit after 155-pound champion Rafael ...Read more

Conor McGregor says he's 'certainly' interested in a Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight

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LAS VEGAS -- In one of the more memorable moments of the UFC 196 news conference, Conor McGregor said Thursday he wanted to personally tear down the Floyd Mayweather Jr. sign hanging on the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino because he has surpassed Mayweather as the most popular fighter in the building.

"What's he going to do?" McGregor asked.

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Insults and more before UFC bout

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LAS VEGAS -- Thanks to the roaring mouth of Conor McGregor, there was nearly a brawl Thursday at the final news conference before Saturday's UFC 196.

McGregor launched another verbal assault on his opponent, Nate Diaz, fueling tension for a stare-down that closed with McGregor swiping Diaz's hand away from him as security men rushed to calm ...Read more

Tate looks to make most of opportunity against Holm at UFC 196

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LAS VEGAS -- Miesha Tate learned a valuable lesson on the way to her second Ultimate Fighting Championship title shot.

The hurt of having something taken away vanishes in the appreciation of another opportunity.

Late last summer, after Ronda Rousey scored a first-minute knockout of Brazilian Bethe Correia in her home country, Tate was first in...Read more

McGregor not only jumping to welterweight, he wants the belt

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LAS VEGAS -- Conor McGregor's startling 25-pound move up in weight to fight former lightweight title contender Nate Diaz at welterweight in Saturday's UFC 196 is generating great debate.

Does the UFC's featherweight champion from Ireland pack enough punch to hurt and finish Diaz?

"Who wants to take a punch?" Diaz cracked when asked if he ...Read more

Holly Holm, fresh off beating Ronda Rousey, is ready to defend UFC title

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LAS VEGAS -- Now, for Act II.

Holly Holm rocked the Ultimate Fighting Championship, shattered the mystique of Ronda Rousey and introduced herself to the mainstream sports world by knocking out Rousey with a second-round head kick in November.

Holm, a former boxing world champion who's 10-0 in mixed martial arts, returns to the octagon Saturday...Read more

Conor McGregor continues to move up in the UFC world

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LOS ANGELES -- Conor McGregor leaned back and stretched out his legs, scrolling social media as his driver navigated an SUV through the streets from a UFC Gym in Torrance to McGregor's rented oceanfront home in Hermosa Beach.

The charismatic Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion had just left a news conference last week and was ...Read more

Conor McGregor now has options in three UFC weight classes

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For nearly two years, Conor McGregor pursued the singular focus of a featherweight belt he won in December with a 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo.

Now, after lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos pulled out of their scheduled bout and McGregor has moved on to a March 5 UFC 196 replacement bout against Nate Diaz at the 170-pound welterweight ...Read more