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

Jon Jones to return to octagon against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 in December

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Former longtime UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones will return to the octagon for UFC 232 in Las Vegas on Dec. 29, organization sources revealed Wednesday, placing him in what will stand as a light-heavyweight championship against Alexander Gustafsson.

Jones will fight for the first time since July 2017, when his second victory over still...Read more

Nurmagomedov could lose belt he worked for

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LAS VEGAS -- Khabib Nurmagomedov took only seconds to savor the fulfillment of his years-long ambition to defeat Conor McGregor and cement his status as the undisputed UFC lightweight champion.

He then turned back to the anger that fueled his preparation for the fight and made his resounding victory a footnote by leaping out of the octagon and ...Read more

Nurmagomedov triumphs, then chaos ensues

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LAS VEGAS -- Khabib Nurmagomedov battered Conor McGregor with his ground-and-pound, just as he said he would, and forced to him tap out in the fourth round of Saturday's main event at UFC 229.

After forcing McGregor to submit, Nurmagomedov hopped the fence and brawled with McGregor's cornermen before the chaos spilled into the octagon and ...Read more

Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov make weight for their UFC 229 clash

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LAS VEGAS -- Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov showed he is ready to face Conor McGregor at UFC 229 by being the first on the scale Friday morning. He weighed in at the 155-pound limit Friday.

An hour later, Ireland's McGregor weighed in at 154.5 pounds and emphasized his own preparedness for Saturday's match by roaring out a primal ...Read more

Khabib Nurmagomedov leaves news conference before Conor McGregor arrives

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LAS VEGAS -- UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov didn't want to participate in Thursday's UFC 229 news conference on Conor McGregor's terms.

So less than 14 minutes into answering questions from the start of the scheduled 3 p.m. start, Nurmagomedov (26-0) said thank you to reporters and fans and got up out of his seat and exited Park ...Read more

Moment of truth for Conor McGregor and the UFC. What if he loses?

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LOS ANGELES -- Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

The UFC lost one of its greatest draws two years ago when Ronda Rousey returned from a year off following her stunning 2015 knockout loss to Holly Holm and was finished in less than a minute by new champion Amanda Nunes.

Now, the UFC is confronted with another champion ...Read more

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