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The UFC has released Mexican featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez from his exclusive contract, according to organization president Dana White. White informed the Los Angeles Times of his decision to cut Rodriguez from the UFC roster on Thursday. According to White, Rodriguez (10-2) turned down several proposed bouts, including one against Zabit Magomedsharipov for UFC 227
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The chant begins with one person in the crowd. Then it multiplies to dozens, hundreds and finally thousands of people screaming the same phrase in unison. Uh vai morrer. Translated from Portuguese to English: “You’re gonna die.” Go to any mixed martial arts card in Brazil — including this weekend’s UFC 224 in Rio de
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On a chilly Montreal night five years ago, in the midst of his long reign as welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre did not merely defeat Nick Diaz. Much to the delight of a festively raucous hometown crowd at the Bell Center, GSP manhandled the bad-mannered Diaz, smothering him and smashing him. One wouldn’t think there would
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The Walt Disney Company and UFC have reached a multiyear deal to bring exclusive, live UFC Fight Night events to ESPN+, effective January 2019. ESPN announced the new partnership Tuesday. The deal, which is the first media-rights agreement between ESPN and UFC, calls for up to 15 live “UFC on ESPN+ Fight Night” events per
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Kayla Harrison, a two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist in judo, will make her mixed martial arts debut against Brittney Elkin on June 21 in Chicago. The Professional Fighters League, formerly known as World Series of Fighting, announced Harrison’s debut on Wednesday. The promotion has not yet announced Elkin (3-4) as her opponent, but sources confirmed
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