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7:15 PM ET UFC featherweight Dan Ige says a bizarre set of circumstances led to him supplying blood to a complete stranger early Thursday morning. As an active UFC athlete, Ige, 27, is subject to a random, year-round drug-testing program, which is administered by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). According to Ige, a blood
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ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Ariel Helwani and Jeff Wagenheim provide their top-10 picks, and their votes produce our consensus men’s and women’s pound-for-pound lists. (You can find Okamoto’s division-by-division rankings here.) Note: Rankings were updated April 16. Men’s pound-for-pound rankings 1. Jon Jones Record: 24-1, 1 NCWeight class: Light heavyweightLast: W (UD) Anthony Smith, March 2Next:
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5:37 PM ET Former UFC bantamweight contender Leslie Smith has signed an exclusive deal to compete in Bellator MMA. Smith, 36, confirmed the signing to ESPN on Tuesday, following an initial report by Yahoo! Sports. She does not have a date for her next fight but said she intends to compete in the 145-pound featherweight
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3:45 PM ET Israel Adesanya won the UFC’s interim middleweight belt on Saturday after an epic back-and-forth battle with Kelvin Gastelum. Jon Jones, however, wasn’t impressed. He took to social media in a series of now-deleted tweets discrediting Adesanya’s victory and shooting down any shot the 29-year-old has against him in a potential fight. “You
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2:55 PM ET Israel Adesanya won the UFC’s interim middleweight belt on Saturday after an epic back-and-forth battle with Kelvin Gatelum. Jon Jones, however, wasn’t impressed. He took to social media in a series of now-deleted tweets discrediting Adesanya’s victory and shooting down any shot the 29-year-old has against him in a potential fight. “You
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6:59 PM ET Dustin Poirier‘s eight-year journey to a UFC title shot ended in gold at UFC 236 this past weekend, as he defeated a pound-for-pound great in Max Holloway. The UFC is now on ESPN and ESPN+. Subscribe to ESPN+ to get: exclusive live UFC events, weigh-ins and more; Ariel and the Bad Guy;
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1:22 AM ET Appearing in his first UFC title fight, Dustin Poirier defeated Max Holloway on Saturday by unanimous decision to win the interim lightweight championship at UFC 236 in Atlanta. The judges each scored it 49-46 in favor of Poirier. Poirier snapped Holloway’s 13-fight win streak and ended Holloway’s bid to become the fourth
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12:56 AM ET Rich Franklin is the latest inductee to be added to the UFC Hall of Fame Class of 2019. During the UFC 236 broadcast on ESPN+, UFC announced that Franklin, the former UFC middleweight champion, will join Michael Bisping for induction at a ceremony in Las Vegas on July 5, during international fight
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