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Check out highlights from Olivier Aubin-Mercier's quick finish of Evan Dunham at UFC 223 on Saturday in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Floyd Mayweather on Saturday night addressed Conor McGregor's recent rampage and spoke at length about his seriousness about fighting in the UFC.

Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson Stripped of Lightweight Titles | MMAWeekly.com

The UFC has officially declared that Khabib Nurmagomedov is the one and only UFC lightweight champion after his win on Saturday night at UFC 223.

Rose Namajunas Recounts Conor McGregor Bus Rampage (Eye Witness Account) | MMAWeekly.com

When Conor McGregor went berserk following the UFC 223 Media Day, Rose Namajunas was within inches of becoming a physical victim of his rampage.

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Conor McGregor going ballistic at Thursday's UFC 223 Media Day led not only to him being banned from Barclays Arena on Saturday, but his entire crew, including at least two of his coaches.

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The MMA Hour Live -- April 9, 2018 (W/ Rose, Iaquinta, Holloway, Pettis, Covington, more)

1:00 p.m. ET -- We'll recap one of the craziest weeks in UFC history. 1:15 p.m. - Max Holloway will join us to discuss why he couldn't fight at UFC 223. 1:25 p.m. -- UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas will look back on her win over Joanna Jędrzejczyk at UFC 223. 1:45 p.m. -- Al Iaquinta will discuss his short-notice loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223. 2:05 p.m. -- Paul Felder will recount why and how he ultimately didn't fight at UFC 223. 2:25 p.m. -- Anthony Pettis will recount why and how he ultimately didn't fight at UFC 223. 2:45 p.m. -- AKA head coach Javier Mendez will talk about Nurmagomedov's win over Iaquinta. 3:05 p.m. -- Colby Covington will preview his UFC 225 interim welterweight title fight against Rafael dos Anjos. 3:25 p.m. -- Olivier Aubin-Mercier will discuss his win over Evan Dunham at UFC 223 and what's next. 3:45 p.m. -- Ray Borg will talk about the eye injury he suffered while in the bus that was attacked by Conor McGregor and his friends on Thursday. 4:05 p.m. -- TJ Dillashaw will preview his UFC 227 title rematch against Cody Garbrandt.

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exactly. and that's why they talk, they can't perform at a high level. she just got ko'd in front of the world and came back unafraid and threw down. she could have pulled from 217 and still been champ right now. she puts the sport first and never cheated the game.

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Ronda Rousey's Mom Shares Her Thoughts On Ronda's Big WWE Debut At Wrestlemania - MMA Imports

Ronda Rousey is a former women’s UFC bantamweight champion. That being said, the trailblazing mixed martial artist has been finding other ways to spend her time ever since going on a two fight losing streak inside the octagon back in 2016.

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Here's Dana White's Ringside Reaction To Ronda Rousey's Amazing Wrestlemania Match - MMA Imports

UFC President Dana White was ringside for Ronda Rousey’s big WrestleMania debut. Now fight fans can see the UFC head’s real time reaction to Rousey’s dominant performance.

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Video: Watch UFC 223's post-event press conference on MMAjunkie

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – UFC 223 takes place today at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and as usual, you can watch a live video stream of the post-event news conference here on MMAjunkie at approximately 1:30 a.m. ET (10:30 p.m. PT).

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UFC 223 bonuses: Magomedsharipov-Bochniak an all-time no-brainer for 'Fight of Night'

Aubin-Mercier (11-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) needed just 53 seconds to take out Evan Dunham (18-7-1 MMA, 11-7-1 UFC) in their lightweight fight on the preliminary card. Dunham started quickly with solid strikes, but not long after Aubin-Mercier landed a big knee, and another put Dunham on the mat after a few punches. It was the first knockout win of Aubin-Mercier’s career. (Check out the fight’s best photos here.)

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Khabib Nurmagomedov to Conor McGregor after UFC 223 win: 'Beg me' for title shot

“We have to finish this beef, chicken or something like this,” Nurmagomedov told reporters, including MMAjunkie, at the UFC 223 post-fight news conference. “He have to stop eating Burger Kings. You want to fight? Come. I told you guys, I’m going to make him humble. I’m going to change his game. Now only one champion. No more fake champions, no more champion who never defend his title or something like this. Now UFC has champion, and this champion wants to defend his title. You want to fight? Come here. Inside the cage? Come. Outside the cage? Come. Let me know without camera, without like all this media.”

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Matches to Make After UFC 223

In the absence of Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson , Khabib Nurmagomedov swept to power inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight division. The undefeated Nurmagomedov moved to 26-0 with a clear-cut unanimous decision over “The Ultimate Fighter 15” finalist Al Iaquinta in the UFC 223 main event on Saturday, procuring the 155-pound title at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Scores were 50-44, 50-43 and 50-43 in a fight that felt more like a coronation than a competition. As they often are with Nurmagomedov, the FightMetric figures were jarring. He secured six takedowns, outlanded Iaquinta by wide margins -- 134-41 in significant strikes, 172-43 in total strikes -- and executed seven guard passes against the Serra-Longo Fight Team standout. None of the rounds were close statistically. Nurmagomedov even outstruck “Raging Al” on the feet, where he deployed a punishing jab and mixed in occasional uppercuts, one of which had the Wantagh, New York, native’s nose leaking like a sieve in the fifth round. In the aftermath of UFC 223 “Nurmagomedov vs.

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Karolina Kowalkiewicz edges out Felice Herrig in three round battle to cap off the #UFC223 prelims #UFC @KarolinaMMA http://bit.ly/KarolinaWins 

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Khabib Nurmagomedov calls out Georges St-Pierre for a showdown in Madison Square Garden this November. Calls Al Iaquinta the real Brooklyn gangster. "Where Conor? He want to fight with bus? I want to fight with real gangster." #UFC223

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Georges St-Pierre responds to Khabib Nurmagomedov's respectful challenge | BJPenn.com

Khabib Nurmagomedov captured the UFC’s undisputed lightweight title at last night’s UFC 223 event in Brooklyn by scoring a dominant decision victory over “Raging” Al Iaquinta

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UFC boss Dana White doesn't rule out Conor McGregor fight later this year

While not closing the door on McGregor fighting later this year, White refused to elaborate on the matter during a news conference following UFC 223 in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Saturday. He pointed out McGregor is due in court in June. His next scheduled court date is June 14.

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Conor McGregor's manager issues short statement, says client wants to fight ASAP after bus attack http://bit.ly/2ICr4jL  pic.twitter.com/sOJHfMYtnp

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Tony Ferguson, Nate Diaz diss Khabib Nurmagomedov's UFC 223 performance

When “The Eagle” won the gold, Conor McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) was stripped of his 155-pound belt , while Ferguson’s (23-3 MMA, 13-1 UFC) interim strap simply “went away.” That didn’t make Ferguson happy, as he made clear in a social media post directed at both Nurmagomedov and the UFC brass (via Twitter ):

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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 http://bit.ly/ColbyRDA 

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27 stunning photos that perfectly capture UFC 223

Wait, did Khabib Nurmagomedov really call out Georges St-Pierre after winning the (now one and only) UFC lightweight title?

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Dana White Calls Showtime's Stephen Espinoza 'Greasy, Slimy Rat' Over UFC 223 Comments | MMAWeekly.com

“I don’t want to give this guy any publicity because he loves it, but that greasy, slimy rat [Stephen] Espinoza talking about how we break the rules and all this other s–t. Oh my god. Just keep trying to be HBO and don’t worry about what the f–k we’re doing, you slimy little rat,” White said.

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Rose Namajunas Recounts Conor McGregor Bus Attack Incident (Eye Witness)

When Conor McGregor went berserk following the UFC 223 Media Day, Rose Namajunas was within inches of becoming a physical victim of his rampage. She luckily enough avoided physical damage, but was pushed to the edge emotionally just 48 hours prior to the first defense of her UFC strawweight title. Namajunas recounted the incident and how it affected her in the lead-up to her UFC 223 co-main event with Joanna Jedrzejczyk, which she won. Website: http://www.MMAWeekly.com/ Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MMAWeeklycom... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MMAWeeklycom/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mmaweekly/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/1098618...

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Dana White: There’s ‘Possibility’ Brock Lesnar Fights for Heavyweight Title in UFC Return

Although he’s only competed once in the last six years and must currently serve the rest of his suspension for multiple failed drug tests at UFC 200, Brock could be in line for a huge opportunity if he returns to the Octagon. Earlier this week, Dana White confirmed that Lesnar is coming back to the Las Vegas-based promotion during an interview on UFC Tonight. The UFC president did not have a date in mind the for ex-heavyweight champion’s comeback, however. Lesnar still must serve six months for his USADA suspension stemming from failed drug tests in relation to UFC 200. At the UFC’s 25th anniversary press conference on Friday, White said Lesnar could get a heavyweight title shot when he does return. Lesnar is expected to complete his WWE contract at WrestleMania on Sunday. “That’s a possibility,” White said. “He’s still under contract with the UFC, but we have not signed him to a fight. He’s still under contract with us, too. He still has fights left on his deal. He’s got to get back into the USADA pool.” Stipe Miocic will defend his heavyweight crown against light heavyweight king Daniel Cormier in a champion vs.

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Bellator 196 - Henderson vs. Huerta

By: Brian Knapp The former WEC and UFC champion carries one of the sport’s most accomplished resumes into the Bellator 196 main event on Friday in Budapest,...

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Ronda Rousey Praises Namajunas, Jedrzejczyk Following UFC 223 Co-Main Event

Ronda Rousey has left her Octagon career behind, but she was definitely watching the UFC 223 co-headliner on Saturday night. In that bout, Rose Namajunas earned a five-round verdict over Joanna Jedrzejczyk to retain her strawweight belt in a rematch at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The back-and-forth bout was in sharp contrast to their first meeting at UFC 217, which Namajunas won via first-round knockout. Rousey, the former UFC bantamweight queen, took to Twitter to praise both fighters. “So proud of [Joanna Jedrzejczyk] and [Rose Namajunas] fighting their hearts out and representing all women and all fighters tonight,” Rousey wrote. “UFC is lucky to have you both.” So proud of @joannamma and @rosenamajunas fighting their hearts out and representing all women and all fighters tonight @UFC is lucky to have you both — Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) April 8, 2018 Rousey will make her official WWE in-ring debut at WrestleMania on Sunday after announcing that she had signed with the sports entertainment organization in January.

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UFC 223: By the Numbers

It took a little longer than expected, but at long last, Khabib Nurmagomedov is the Ultimate Fighting Championship ’s new lightweight king. The Dagestani grappler was his usual dominant self on the mat against Al Iaquinta in the UFC 223 headliner at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday night, but he also spent long periods of time standing and trading with his opponent. No matter the location of the fight, Nurmagomedov was in control, as he cruised to a dominant five-round verdict over his short-notice foe to improve his career mark to a mind-boggling 26-0. Elsewhere, Rose Namajunas got the job done for a second time against Joanna Jedrzjeczyk in the evening’s co-main event. Only this time, she needed five rounds instead of one. Blending crisp striking with outstanding head movement and footwork, “Thug” Rose was able to hold off her hard-charging Polish opponent to become the second person in UFC history — along with Jedrzejczk — to successfully defend the strawweight crown. Here is a by-the-numbers look at UFC 223, with statistics courtesy of FightMetric.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov on FS1 says that Tony Ferguson needs to win another fight before challenging for the title. Compares the situation to last year and UFC making him fight Barboza after UFC 209 pullout.

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I think he was too tired for take downs honestly, he goes for then in round 3-4 but can't get them so he has to standm carrying too much muscle

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Dana White: Floyd Mayweather fight in UFC 'ain't happening' with Showtime involved

White’s insistence that he won’t work with Showtime stems from his previous dealings with people who work for the premium cable channel, specifically executive Steven Espinoza. Showtime was integral in making “The Money Fight” happen between Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor last August.

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The real performance of the night bonus should go to Al Iaquinta for surviving 25 minutes with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Khabib's about to be crowned the new UFC lightweight champion. #UFC223

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

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UFC 223 results: Khabib Nurmagomedov dominates Al Iaquinta to become new lightweight champ

Nurmagomedov (26-0 MMA, 10-0 UFC) pitched a shutout with relative ease against Iaquinta (13-4-1 MMA, 8-3 UFC) to become the UFC’s new lightweight champion. But the fact Iaquinta took him 25 minutes as a heavy underdog in a title fight he took on a day’s notice no doubt put his stock on the rise. Nurmagomedov won with a pair of 50-43 scores and a 50-44, meaning he took a pair of 10-8 rounds from two judges.

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That's the best fight I've seen in a long time! Zabit living up to the reputation of his hometown of Dagestan and Kyle showing that he's an absolute fucking beast!

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Conor McGregor Breaks Social Media Silence Following Controversial Bus Attack - MMA Imports

Conor McGregor flew to New York unannounced with the sole mission of laying down an attack on his rival Khabib Nurmagomedov. The UFC super-star rushed the UFC’s media event with an estimated 30 men, caused chaos and injured multiple UFC 223 competitors in the process.

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Ronda Rousey Shines In Her in WWE In Ring Debut at WrestleMania 34 | MMAWeekly.com

It turns out Rousey was apparently saving it all for her in ring debut at WrestleMania 34 as the former UFC champion looked outstanding from start to finish with the crowd living and dying with her during every moment of the match. Obviously, Rousey will have plenty of room to grow from here but for a debut without any other prior in ring experience, she had an A+ match at WrestleMania.

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Jedrzejczyk Delivers Message to Other Strawweight Contenders: ‘Bow Down, I’m the Queen’

Joanna Jedrzejczyk may have an 0-2 record against the current strawweight champion, but she believes there’s still no comparison between her and the rest of the division. “You can see the other female strawweights fighting and compare me to them. Come on,” Jedrzejczyk said at the UFC 223 post-fight press conference. “They cannot compare themselves to me. They cannot. They are all really jealous and talking too much all the time. I’m telling them, ‘Bow down, bow down, I’m the queen.’” Jedrzejczyk dropped a competitive five-round decision to Rose Namajunas in their rematch at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Saturday night. It was quite a difference from their first meeting at UFC 217, which Namajunas finished inside of a round in one of 2017’s biggest upsets. “I’m very proud of myself. I’m in good mood,” Jedrzejczyk said. “Not like last time at the Garden. When I heard Bruce Buffer saying the numbers how the judges scored the card, I expected I was going to win the decision. When I heard the difference, I was like, ‘Ok we’ve got the win easy.

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Nate Diaz And Tony Ferguson Rip Khabib For Lackluster UFC 223 Performance - MMA Imports

It would appear that UFC superstar Nate Diaz and former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson are not terribly pleased with Khabib Nurmagomedov’s recent title fight performance. Now the two fighters have taken to social media to let their thoughts be known.

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Ronda Rousey on her WWE in-ring debut last night at WrestleMania: "Absolutely ecstatic. After my wedding day, this is my favourite day of my life I think." https://twitter.com/WWE/status/983166656305221635 …

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I think the better question would be. What will you as a fan do if the UFC does nothing or very little to punish Conor for his actions? I for one will be done with them for good.

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Dana White on Likelihood of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor in Russia

UFC president Dana White weighs in on the likelihood that Khabib Nurmagomedov would fight on the promotion's Russian debut and whether or not Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor could be possible for an event in Russia.

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Lasting 5 rounds even against the champ doesn't equate to future success. Just ask Bec Rawlings who fought Esparza to a decision on short notice in InvictaFC but hasn't had the success that fight indicates she would.

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