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One year ago today, Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta pulled off the biggest sale in sports history. After buying the UFC for $2 million in 2001, they, along with high school friend Dana White and a group from Abu Dhabi, sold their empire for $3.77 billion to agency WME/IMG, along with private equity firms KKR, Silver
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This week’s official announcement of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor boxing match generated a flurry of betting action that caused Las Vegas sportsbooks to significantly trim the odds on Mayweather, who is the favorite, and left them holding lopsided action on McGregor. When the fight was announced Wednesday, Mayweather, the former boxing pound-for-pound king, was listed
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Cris “Cyborg” Justino will face Megan Anderson in the co-main event of UFC 214 next month for the newly vacant women’s featherweight championship, the organization announced Monday. The belt will be up for grabs July 29 in Anaheim, California as UFC stripped Germaine de Randamie of the title for refusing to fight Justino. “UFC has
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A 27-year-old Aussie by the name of Megan Anderson believes she can upset an all-time great, win a UFC championship and bring stability to a new division — all in the same night. Anderson (9-2) is scheduled to face Cris “Cyborg” Justino (17-1), the most dominant female fighter ever, for the UFC’s vacant featherweight title
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11:44 AM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has told ESPN that his world governing body will consider sanctioning Floyd Mayweather Jr against Conor McGregor for one of
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LAS VEGAS — Those who follow boxing know what a tremendous matchup the rematch between unified light heavyweight titlist Andre Ward and former titleholder Sergey Kovalev is. Light heavyweight champ Andre Ward dismissed talk that the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight will take away interest from his upcoming bout on Saturday against Sergey Kovalev, adding that
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Dominant UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson released a statement on Monday to address the UFC’s “mistreatment and bullying” tactics to negotiate his next fight. In a statement first released to MMAFighting.com and obtained by ESPN.com, Johnson (26-2-1) referred to himself as a “company man” but said, “I’ve decided to speak out now as I feel
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The New York State Athletic Commission has denied UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson‘s request for a hearing to discuss circumstances surrounding a controversial UFC 210 weigh-in earlier this year in Buffalo. Johnson petitioned the NYSAC to examine the matter in April. Controversy arose when Johnson’s opponent, titleholder Daniel Cormier, successfully made the 205-pound weight limit,
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