UFC and ESPN have $1.5 billion deal in place starting in January

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LOS ANGELES -- UFC and ESPN completed their bond beyond the one announced earlier this month on Wednesday, bringing all non-pay-per-view fights to the cable giant and its streaming arm, ESPN+, in a reported $1.5 billion, five-year arrangement.

The partnership, which will launch in January following UFC's expiring deal with Fox, will feature 30 ...Read more

Max Holloway going for two UFC belts, including McGregor's lightweight title

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NEW YORK -- Until his crazed reappearance Thursday, two-belt champion Conor McGregor had vanished from the UFC along with his riches.

Enter Max Holloway, the organization's featherweight champion who will put his 12-fight unbeaten streak on the line in Saturday's UFC 223 main event against unbeaten Russian Khabib Nurmadomedov (25-0). Holloway ...Read more

Conor McGregor loses it at UFC media day event after having his lightweight title stripped by Dana White

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NEW YORK -- An agitated Conor McGregor stormed the UFC media day event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Thursday, slamming a metal barrier toward a van occupied by McGregor's possible replacement as lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The fracas left fighter Michael Chiesa with a cut on the top of his head that required hospitalization, ...Read more