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UFC star Conor McGregor was released from custody on $50,000 bail Friday after a brief arraignment on assault and criminal mischief charges stemming from Thursday’s outburst at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. McGregor was charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of felony criminal mischief after he turned himself Thursday night, according to
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Apr 6, 2018 Mark KriegelESPN At their essence, combat sports are a form of reality programming, which is to say, not as unscripted as we might hope. Hence, there’s this persistently preposterous presumption that Dana White isn’t merely exploiting the arrest of Conor McGregor but in some unseen way has executive produced it. If you
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NEW YORK — UFC star Conor McGregor stormed a media day on Thursday ahead of UFC 223, damaging a bus and injuring two fighters in the process. UFC president Dana White said credentialed journalists from McGregor’s website, The Mac Life, let McGregor and a large entourage into Barclays Center. McGregor turned himself into police later
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Back in 2011, 23-year-old Jon Jones became light heavyweight champ as a replacement challenger to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Ed Mulholland for ESPN Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson morphing into Nurmagomedov vs. Max Holloway is not an unprecedented turn of events. Between training injuries, drug test failures and various other misfortunes, UFC fights fall off the schedule
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It was not an April Fool’s joke, unfortunately. The UFC really did lose its lightweight title matchup between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov on April 1, which was scheduled to headline Saturday’s UFC 223 in Brooklyn. Ferguson withdrew due to injury. Luckily, featherweight champion Max Holloway agreed to take Ferguson’s place, even though he hasn’t
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English welterweight Leon Edwards won’t face his countryman Darren Till next, despite a two-week campaign for the matchup. Edwards (15-3) badly wanted to face Till at a UFC Fight Night on May 27 in Liverpool, which is Till’s hometown. The UFC, however, opted to pair Till with former title challenger Stephen Thompson instead. With that
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