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UFC 223 ‘Nurmagomedov vs. Iaquinta’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

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Another One Bites the Dust: Ben Rothwell Suspended Two Years

Per USADA, Ben Rothwell has accepted a two-year sanction for a pair of failed drug tests back in February 2017. Rothwell attempted to get a TUE for testosterone, but was denied. — Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) April 6, 2018 The Ultimate Fighting Championship ’s heavyweight division has just lost one of its stalwarts. Ben Rothwell has been given a two-year ban for violating the UFC’s anti-doping policy. Rothwell’s ban comes on the heels of allegedly failing two out-of-competition tests from USADA in early 2017. Rothwell’s failure was triggered by the alleged presence of an anabolic androgenic steroid of exogenous origin. Following notification of his USADA violation, Rothwell released a statement: “With the recent news received from USADA I would like to take this time to let everyone know, I have been under the care of a physician and trying to overcome a medical illness. I would appreciate the chance to show that I have not cheated nor did I intended (sic) to cheat. Please hold your opinions of me until all the facts are out. I appreciate everyone's support as I go through the process with usada.

UFC 223 ‘Nurmagomedov vs. Iaquinta’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

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How to watch UFC 223 tonight: Fight card, start time, online results, where to stream Khabib vs. Iaquinta

It’s been one of the craziest weeks in MMA history, but fight night is here, and this is how to watch “UFC 223: Khabib vs. Iaquinta.”

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ICYMI: My breakdown on #UFC223 ’s main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Al Iaquinta, a fight that no one was expecting to see tonight: …

Conor McGregor's manager issues short statement, says client wants to fight ASAP

“So much rumor and misinformation about my client, Conor McGregor. The matter is in the hands of law enforcement and I cannot really say more. Conor is a great father, a fiercely loyal friend, and one of the best athletes in the world. He looks forward to getting back to fighting as soon as possible.”

Dana White declares Al Iaquinta eligible for lightweight title at UFC 223 – sort of

Asked to clarify the promotion’s official position on the fight, White said, “We, as the fans and as fight fans and as the people know who the champ is, if you win the fight. … If you win the fight, you’re the champ. To be the man, you beat the man. If you beat the man, it’s hard to deny that he’s champion. All technicalities, we will figure out after the fight.”

Khabib Nurmagomedov 'a little bit scared' by UFC title fame: 'I don't want to change'

“I’m a little bit worried about this belt. Sometime you think, ‘You’re UFC champion (and) a lot of stuff.’ But I’m a little bit scared about this. I don’t want to change. I want to be same Khabib, like, before belt and after the belt. This is not about me. This is about all people around me.”

All Eyes on Me: Reflections on the Conor McGregor Debacle

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed below are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of, its affiliates and sponsors or its parent company, Evolve Media. * * * In the aftermath of the doomed UFC 223 ( now available on Amazon Prime ) media day on Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, it has become clear that Conor McGregor just won’t let the spotlight shine outside of his vicinity. During the chaos-filled encounter between McGregor, his team, a charter bus and a number of fellow fighters, McGregor demonstrated once again that he embodies the “thug life” persona made famous by Tupac Shakur and the grandiose personality behind it, summed up by the “all eyes on me” motto. Now that he has our attention, what is he trying to show us? Since McGregor won the Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight strap at UFC 205 on Nov. 12, 2016, he has not stepped foot back inside the Octagon or made it known to the public when he plans to do so again. As a result, the UFC held an interim championship bout between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee , which Ferguson won by third-round submission.

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Colby Covington vs. Rafael dos Anjos interim welterweight title fight shifted to co-main event at UFC 225 in Chicago #UFC #UFC225 

Dana White to Conor McGregor: 'You don't get my help on this one'

“I honestly don’t know the answer to that question (if he’ll fight in the UFC again),” White said. “We were working on a new deal and new plan for him all this week, and then he shows up and this happens. … This has never happened before. This is a completley different situation than anything I’ve ever been in. Over the next several weeks, we’ve got to see how this thing plays out legally – legally, where this goes, and then he and I will sit down and talk.”

Conor McGregor arraigned for UFC 223 bus attack, free after posting $50,000 bail

Cowley, who allegedly threw a metal chair at the front window of the bus, sent another individual who attempted to intervene to the hospital. Cowley’s attorney disputed the complaint’s claim that the transport bus’ front window was shattered during the incident and said his client would testify to a grand jury.

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Conor is a loyal friend for sure, I also think he's very impulsive and acts on those impulses. That's why I think he throws stuff and handled this situation the way he did. I admire Conor's loyalty but I definitely don't agree with his actions.

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Tested positive for his fight against Mark Hunt which he fought like a scared panic wrestler the whole time and the Lay and Pray King still returns 2 years later getting a title shot?? Wow. Nice one Dana

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Rawlings is getting more active w/ leg kicks. She hits a nice cross counter then one to the body. Evans-Smith scores when Rawlings backs straight up #UFC223

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David Shaw, UFC Senior Vice President International and Content said: “The stars really aligned for the Octagon to touch down in Liverpool. We have seen such phenomenal demand from fans in the region for a live event. Pair that with having such a rising, local star in Darren Till it made absolute sense to bring our first live event to this historical combat sports city in 2018.”

Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - The Eagle Has Landed

Khabib Nurmagomedov stayed focused on the prize during one of the most chaotic weeks in Ultimate Fighting Championship history, and that discipline resulted in a massive payoff. Nurmagomedov captured the undisputed lightweight championship with a unanimous decision over Serra Longo Fight Team representative Al Iaquinta in the UFC 223 headliner on April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. His win -- which was given the seal of approval with 50-44, 50-43 and 50-43 scores from the judges -- closed the book on an event that was marred by Conor McGregor ’s dolly attack on a charter bus on media day. The incident resulted in injuries to Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg , prompting multiple fight cancellations and leading to McGregor’s arrest. The undefeated Nurmagomedov now rules the 155-pound weight class with a perfect 26-0 record. “The Eagle” has plenty of worthy challengers available to him, including McGregor and Tony Ferguson . Nurmagomedov has yet to lose a round in the UFC, a run of dominance that spans 10 appearances.

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Video: Yoel Romero threw out the first pitch at a White Sox game, and it wasn't too shabby

Romero (13-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC), who headlines UFC 225 when he challenges middleweight champion Robert Whittaker (19-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC), showed that his right arm is useful for more than just punching when he tossed a pretty decent first pitch prior to the White Sox game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Robert Whittaker: Not a Colby Covington fan, but whatever sells UFC 225 PPVs, you know?

“I wouldn’t say I’m a fan,” Whittaker said. “C’mon, don’t bury me, guys. He’s said some pretty bad stuff. But you’ve got to laugh sometimes, because he’s going above and beyond. It’s like, ‘Dude, did you say that?’ It’s funny.”

UFC's Paige VanZant opens up on being sexually assaulted, bullied as teenager in new book

VanZant fell in love with MMA and had her first professional fight at 18, winning a split decision at a local show. She amassed a 3-1 record before the UFC recruited her for “The Ultimate Fighter 20,” which introduced the women’s strawweight class to the UFC. She was scratched from the show before filming because, at 20, she was too young to compete. But she was still offered a fight contract.

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NYSAC executive director: Al Iaquinta can’t be officially recorded as champion if victorious at UFC 223 ( @dannyseguratv ) …

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why man you can still respect him as a person he has realized his dream while you at home behind your computer keep an eye on everything and hate there is enough hatred in the world if you can not like someone dont tweet spend your time with something better.

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ICYMI: My in-depth breakdown on Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 2, a co-main event that carries some interesting intangibles. #UFC223 …

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Get ready Glendale! #UFCGlendale Open Workouts go down TODAY | 4:30pm | at Gila River Arena!

@nickdiaz209 on Instagram: “Back where we left off👊🏽 😡😡😡😵😵😵😵😵🙂☹️🤕”

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This Sat Apr14, Mr. Jeff Lewis Neal becomes a local hero for taking the beating of a lifetime at the hands of the American Psycho #Gastonia NC #superstarwarsofwrestling …

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The Bottom Line: Profitable Misconduct -- Conor McGregor’s detractors will have to seek solace in the courtroom because it will not come at the gate, writes @ToddMartinMMA .

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Mentally lost already so it's all about the cash which is understandable you'd be a fool not to take that financial opportunity but it's now a farce of a Headline Fight and cannot be a satisfying gimme for Khabib to get a title. Although he has said yo just give it to him! #farce

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PRIDE legend Kazushi Sakuraba and Josh Barnett hope to bring a more action packed and exciting style of grappling with the debut of QUINTET #Quintet @UFCFightPass 

@rondarousey on Instagram: “Congrats to the new @wwenxt champion @qosbaszler!!!!! #4horsewomen #andthenew”

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I grew up in US and Ireland (summers) with a dad from Ireland. That's why his behavior is concerning and that's why it makes me question his impulse control and temper. Conor has even talked about him and his dad getting physical.

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KK gets the clinch and she's just on all the elbows and knees. Now on a single leg high crotch, and she gets Herrig down very briefly. #UFC223

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Nice comeback on the right hand from KK, followed by hard body knees. Herrig driving for the clinch, but KK is making her pay for it. #UFC223

Evans-Smith Puts On Massive Weight Following Weigh-Ins, Will Face Rawlings As Featherweight - MMA Imports

Competing on the night’s card, women’s UFC flyweight Bec Rawlings will be throwing down with Ashlee Evans-Smith. Evans-Smith recently took to the internet to share a video of herself checking her weight just hours before her big fight against the Australian native.

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#UFC223 prelims on FS1 come to a close next with the featured bout between strawweight contenders @KarolinaMMA Kowalkiewicz and @FeliceHerrig . Full play-by-play:

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Join me for the @MetroPCS #UFC223 pre-show on @MetroPCS ’s Facebook Live, Twitter Live & YouTube Live at 8:30PM ET! I'll be asking YOUR questions! #CloserThanEver

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Just gotta watch @BellatorMMA on @paramountnet (former SpikeTV) most Friday nights. He’s killing it there. Along with @SeanGrandePBP and @JohnMcCarthyMMA

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is in Brooklyn, New York tonight for the promotion’s latest highly anticipated fight card. This time around, the world’s most famous mixed martial arts promotion is hosting UFC 223 inside the Barclays Center.

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AES flicking out kicks to start R3, lands a 2-1. Rawlings has a leg kick checked but lands another counter right. AES with a head kick #UFC223

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