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Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier ramped up their rivalry even further at a press conference today, battling over prostitutes, cocaine, and even scuffling backstage.

If you thought Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier had said everything they wanted to say to each other already over their multi-year rivalry, well, you’d be very wrong. The two men partially stole the show today at the UFC’s Summer Kickoff press conference by first getting into a scuffle backstage before they even went out, then verbally lambasting each other whenever they got the chance.

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UFC president Dana White is giving it a last-ditch effort to negotiate with Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather to get their boxing match booked.

If you go by UFC president Dana White’s words in recent days, things have taken a turn for the worse as far as booking Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor. White went from thinking there’d be a better chance of him backing Tom Brady up in the Super Bowl than Mayweather-McGregor happening, to changing his stance and saying to Conan O’Brien that he believed it was going to happen.

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Nate Diaz says he was amused by the UFC's offer to fight Alvarez earlier this year.

UFC fan favorite Nate Diaz just doesn't 'give a f—ck'.

The Stockton local blasted the UFC in a series of interviews, turning his nose up at an opportunity to fight Tony Ferguson for the interim 'fake' lightweight title and slamming the promotion for not making him one of the UFC's flagship stars.

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Kelvin Gastelum’s UFC career has hit another small speed bump, with his most recent win voided due to a failed drug test for marijuana.

Kelvin Gastelum came off season 17 of the Ultimate Fighter as a surprising new talent for the UFC. The show, which seemed set to showcase Uriah Hall, instead saw Gastelum assert himself as a young top prospect on the rise. A fighter with a wide open and promising future.

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UFC president Dana White discusses the difficulties in trying to get the mega-fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. booked.

UFC president Dana White made an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd where he discussed the progress (or lack thereof) being made in booking the boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Of particular interest is that White describes both men as being difficult to deal with and that there will come a point when he washes his hands of the whole thing, since he prefers to focus on the company he admits to once again owning a stake in.

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Top pound-for-pound boxer Vasyl Lomachenko says he used to win wrestling, judo, and sambo tournaments as a kid.

Vasyl Lomachenko is currently considered by many as the most skilled boxer in the world right now. Even with just 9 professional bouts, the two-time Olympic gold medalist — who reportedly went 396-1 as an amateur — is already a two-division champion and among the top pound-for-pound fighters in the sport.

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UFC’s 212 PPV card just took a big notoriety hit with the absence of former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

The UFC’s PPV card in Rio de Janeiro this June is all set to feature a lineup for Brazilian MMA stars, but it’ll be without it’s most marquee attraction. Anderson Silva was set to face Kelvin Gastelum in a bout on the PPV card, but a failed drug test for marijuana and subsequent suspension by the Brazilian MMA Sports Court for saw Gastelum pulled from the card.

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Al Iaquinta’s return to the UFC has been accompanied by a return to open hostility with the promotion.

When Al Iaquinta effectively retired from the UFC back in September of 2016, the reasons seemed fairly obvious. He wasn’t happy. Negotiations for a new contract had turned sour and, for him, fighting was no longer worth the money. Despite being scheduled for a fight later that year (against Thaigo Alves at UFC 205), Iaquinta chose to hang up his gloves instead, and give real estate sales a try.

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