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Jon Jones hopes to finally be done with all the controversy

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LOS ANGELES -- It almost wouldn't be a Jon Jones fight without controversy.

The latest crisis forced the UFC to move Saturday's UFC 232 card to the Forum in Inglewood from Las Vegas -- all to preserve Jones' spot in his main-event, light-heavyweight title rematch against Alexander Gustafsson.

"When I first heard, I thought, 'Not again ...,' " ...Read more

Amid controversy, UFC moving Saturday UFC 232 card from Las Vegas to the Forum

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LOS ANGELES -- The UFC is moving Saturday's UFC 232 event from Las Vegas to the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., after the Nevada State Athletic Commission declined to license main-event fighter Jon Jones in light of a trace amount of a banned steroid metabolite found in his system.

Jones has been sidelined since testing positive in California for ...Read more

Serious damage, but not to Ortega's title hopes

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TORONTO -- Inside the Los Angeles-area garage where he dissects his fights, analyzes his life and breaks down future opponents, Brian Ortega has hung the trunks he's worn in previous mixed martial arts battles.

Some are spotless, others are blood spattered, but Ortega takes time to glance at them when he's inside the spot he calls "the dungeon,...Read more

Ben Askren to make his UFC debut against Robbie Lawler in January

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Unbeaten welterweight Ben Askren will make his UFC debut, fighting former champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 233 on Jan. 26 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

Askren (18-0) stood as the One Championship welterweight champion when the UFC orchestrated an unprecedented trade, moving its former long-reigning flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson to the...Read more

Jerry Jones has a site deal in place for a Mikey Garcia-Errol Spence Jr. March 16 super-fight

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Jerry Jones' AT&T Stadium has finalized a site deal with Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions for a possible March 16 welterweight-title fight between unbeaten lightweight champion Mikey Garcia of Riverside and Texas' unbeaten welterweight champion Errol Spence, the Los Angeles Times has learned.

Haymon still needs to get both fighters to sign ...Read more

Victorious Daniel Cormier moving on to monstrous Brock Lesnar as Jon Jones still haunts

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NEW YORK -- Daniel Cormier manhandled a sizable heavyweight challenger Saturday, and his reward is a more imposing man, former UFC and current WWE champion Brock Lesnar.

"Can you imagine the visual? Me versus Brock Lesnar?" the generously listed 5-foot-11 Cormier said of the massive 6-3 Lesnar. "I'm here to test myself. Brock Lesnar is a test."...Read more

Israel Adesanya's journey to UFC 230 was unconventional, just like his fighting style

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NEW YORK -- Among UFC fighters, Israel Adesanya has a background and career trajectory like few others. His pursuit now is to use his rare talents to reach a level few have attained.

At Saturday night's UFC 230, the 29-year-old Adesanya (14-0) has his fourth fight this year after his UFC debut in February. A breakout July victory propelled him ...Read more

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