Kimbo Slice needed heart transplant before his death

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Kimbo Slice, the mixed martial arts star who died Monday at age 42, had been diagnosed with heart failure and advised he would need a transplant.

Slice, as fighter Kevin Ferguson was widely known, was admitted to Northwest Medical Center in Margate, Fla., on June 3, complaining of severe abdominal pain, shortness of breath and nausea, according...Read more

Street-fighting MMA sensation Kimbo Slice dead at 42

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Kimbo Slice, a street-fighting sensation from Miami whose fisticuffs went viral on YouTube, has died, according to the president of Bellator, his mixed martial arts fighting organization.

Slice, whose real name was Kevin Ferguson, was hospitalized Monday for undisclosed causes near his home in Coral Springs, Fla., according to reports. He was ...Read more

UFC lifts its ban on reporter Ariel Helwani

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LOS ANGELES -- The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Monday lifted its indefinite ban on SB Nation's reporter Ariel Helwani, who was escorted out of the Forum on Saturday before the UFC 199 main event for breaking two news stories about the organization.

"Following a conversation with the editorial team at SB Nation, UFC will ...Read more

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