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After Frankie Edgar’s win over Cub Swanson, UFC featherweight Chan Sung Jung had a straightforward callout for “The Answer.”

Former UFC lightweight champion and current featherweight contender Frankie Edgar bounced back from his first career knockout loss by winning a clear-cut unanimous decision over Cub Swanson in front of his adoring fans in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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There are 70 minutes and counting on the pregame clock before the Mavericks play the Nets on St. Patrick’s Day. Dennis Smith Jr. is on the court warming up.

The Mavericks’ rookie is locked in, as if he has the entire arena to himself and his trainer. In reality, his side of the floor is as congested with teammates and assistants as a New York City train station during rush hour.
Mirko Cro Cop will indeed be drug tested ahead of Bellator 200.

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UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker already went five hard rounds with Yoel Romero, and he can only hope that his rival is ready to go five more.

Some seeds of doubt were planted when Romero touched upon the possibility of soon retiring during an appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience following his win over former titleholder Luke Rockhold at UFC 221. That victory put Romero into a position to rematch Whittaker on June 9 in Las Vegas (their first fight in the main event of UFC 213 last summer ended with Whittaker winning a unanimous decision), and “The Reaper” has some concerns about Romero’s mindset heading into the match.

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Fabricio Werdum’s plans to return to title contention in 2018 were ruined by Alexander Volkov at UFC London this past weekend.

“Vai Cavalo” had a strong start against Volkov, easily dictating the pace and dominating the action on the ground in the opening rounds, but wasn’t able to use his stellar jiu-jitsu to get the finish. Werdum admits he was surprised with “how quickly I was able to take him down,” and thinks that not taking the time to adjust positions throughout the fight cost him the victory.

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The drama in the welterweight division boiled over in a major way this week between the three fighters ranked from No. 6 to No. 8 on the UFC’s media-generated rankings — Jorge Masvidal, Darren Till, and Kamaru Usman — culminating in a sprawling Twitter feud that featured everything from trash talk to accusations of ducking fights over the course of a two-day span.

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