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Brock Lesnar notified of second positive drug test, UFC announces

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Brock Lesnar has been informed his UFC 200 fight-night sample has the same banned performance-enhancing substance that he tested positive for on June 28, UFC announced Tuesday.

An official with knowledge of Lesnar's samples identified the banned substance as the fertility drug clomiphene, one of the two banned substances found in a June sample ...Read more

Holly Holm will try to bounce back against Valetina Shevchenko Saturday

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The UFC women's bantamweight belt has been treated like a hot potato in the past year, and that can be looked at as Holly Holm's fault.

It was Holm who surprised then-undefeated Ronda Rousey, and all of UFC, with a swinging left foot that made her the new champion last November. Then Holm lost the belt to Miesha Tate in her first title defense ...Read more

Brock Lesnar notified of positive doping sample taken before UFC 200

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Brock Lesnar's chances of returning to the UFC following his Saturday unanimous-decision victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 200 took a massive hit Friday when it was announced he has been notified of a potential positive sample.

A UFC spokesman released a statement saying, "The UFC was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has informed ...Read more

UFC's $4-billion sale to WME-IMG said to 'ensure sport's success on a global scale'

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The $4-billion sale of the UFC to Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG was made official Monday.

"We've been fortunate over the years to represent UFC and a number of its remarkable athletes," WME-IMG co-CEOs Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell said in a prepared statement.

"It's been exciting to watch the organization's incredible growth over the ...Read more

UFC 200 rallies, thanks to Nunes, Lesnar, Aldo

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LAS VEGAS -- In the 72 hours between the Ultimate Fighting Championship's despair over a suspension that cost the organization a main-event fighter and the completion of UFC 200, everything changed.

Dismay over the loss of troubled former light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who'd tested positive for a banned substance, was replaced by the joy...Read more

Amanda Nunes finishes Miesha Tate in a hurry at UFC 200

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LAS VEGAS -- On the greatest UFC stage yet, it was an uncelebrated woman from the birthplace of mixed martial arts who stole the show.

Brazilian Amanda Nunes rocked Miesha Tate with several first-round punches, bloodying Tate's nose and ultimately grabbing a wilting Tate on the mat and applying a rear naked chokehold to win the women's ...Read more

UFC 200: Anderson Silva to the rescue after Jon Jones' positive drug test

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LAS VEGAS -- It makes perfect sense that the sport popularized by surprise outcomes has been checkered all week by unexpected, dramatic happenings setting up Saturday's UFC 200.

Even Friday's weigh-in took an alarming turn when the seconds ticked toward a 10 a.m. deadline and main-event fighter Miesha Tate hadn't reached the scale.

Tate, ...Read more

UFC legend Anderson Silva will be Daniel Cormier's replacement opponent

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LAS VEGAS -- Former long-reigning middleweight champion Anderson Silva has emerged as the replacement for Jon Jones to fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 Saturday.

UFC President Dana White confirmed speculation of the bout on television Thursday night, as a source involved in negotiations told the Los Angeles Times Thursday night, "It's on."

The ...Read more

Miesha Tate's new belt inspires persistent ferocity

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LAS VEGAS -- All of those comforting sayings that can be leaned on through adversity -- "Good things come to those who wait," "Patience is a virtue" -- came true for Miesha Tate.

Tate, 29, was a championship-level fighter without the validation of a belt for nearly five years as Ronda Rousey absorbed the perks and glory that came with two ...Read more

Pulled off UFC 200, Jon Jones denies intentionally doping

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LAS VEGAS -- When he fought at UFC 100 in 2009, the heights Jon Jones could scale with his fighting talent seemed infinite.

Thursday, a day after being pulled off the UFC 200 main event due to a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance, the 28-year-old Jones stood on the precipice of representing the sport's steepest fall from grace....Read more

Jon Jones off UFC 200 card due to positive drug test

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LAS VEGAS -- Jon Jones was pulled from the UFC 200 main event Wednesday after being notified by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that he has submitted a positive sample for a banned performance-enhancing substance.

Jones' bid to recapture the light-heavyweight belt that was stripped from him and won by his scheduled Saturday opponent Daniel Cormier ...Read more

Lesnar glad to keep it real, even it's for one fight only

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LAS VEGAS -- Just over a month since he announced his return to combat fighting, Brock Lesnar doesn't appear to be as prepared as he'd like for his UFC 200 appearance.

Yet, after more than a five-year absence from the sport, he's enthused as never before.

And though the comeback of the former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE headliner ...Read more

UFC execs talking about a big event, not a big sale

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LAS VEGAS -- For a man who has been reported on his way out of the company he built from a $2 million niche event to a $2 billion mainstream sporting entity in 15 years, Lorenzo Fertitta was highly engaged Tuesday in the daily activity of finalizing Saturday's UFC 200.

"We need a song with 'crazy' in it," Fertitta said at his desk, helping ...Read more

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 MMAfighting.com 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.

...Read more

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