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Dustin Poirier says Nate Diaz was being difficult during negotiations for their UFC 230 bout.

Dustin Poirier ended up pulling out of his UFC 230 bout against Nate Diaz, but according to him, this were already chaotic even prior to his injury. As “The Diamond” notes, the UFC was constantly scrambling to have a main event for the Madison Square Garden event, and Diaz was also being difficult during negotiations.

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For those of you who are just itching to see Khabib Nurmagomedov box Floyd Mayweather... don’t get too excited.

Last year, former UFC champion Conor McGregor crossed over to the boxing world and made his pro debut against Floyd Mayweather Jr, losing by 10th round TKO in the second-richest fight in combat sports history. One year later, McGregor lost to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in his return to the Octagon, yet here we are with multiple headlines concerning the possibility of Khabib actually boxing Mayweather.

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While Georges St-Pierre would take interest in legacy fights, the UFC legend appears to be leaning towards retirement.

We’re approaching the one-year anniversary of Georges St-Pierre’s dramatic return to the UFC to take the middleweight title away from Michael Bisping. Shortly after GSP’s third-round submission win, making him a two-division champion, the Canadian vacated the title as he underwent treatment for ulcerative colitis.

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Check out the fights lined up or targeted for UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2 on Saturday, December 29th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The UFC’s final show of 2018 — I guess you could say the final UFC show of the FOX era before they run most of their programming through ESPN — is steadily taking shape into something special. In the main event, Jon Jones returns from his USADA suspension to take on Alexander Gustafsson for what will be the vacant light heavyweight title. Jones defended his title vs. Gustafsson at UFC 165 in an instant classic, and five years later, we’re inching closer to finally seeing the rematch.

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“I understand promoting fights and having to sell them. I really do. But, I don’t think people have to get arrested in order to do that.”

Ronda Rousey didn’t get the chance to watch the fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor at UFC 229, but the former women’s bantamweight champion followed the build-up and got to see the chaotic post-fight brawl in Las Vegas.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor are being suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for a brawl that erupted inside and outside the octagon after their lightweight title fight last weekend in Las Vegas.

Letters were sent Wednesday informing both fighters that they will be suspended for at least 10 days effective Oct. 15, commission executive Bob Bennett said Thursday.

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John Kavanagh revealed a game plan that was pretty different from what most pundits expected heading into UFC 229.

John Kavanagh sat down with Joe Rogan recently, discussing Conor McGregor’s loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov. While most coaches keep their cards close to their chest, especially coming off a devastating loss, the SBG Ireland head opened up and explained their game plan coming into the UFC 229 main event.

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