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11:36 PM ET Tony Ferguson is starting a new chapter. The former UFC interim lightweight champion has left Paradigm Sports Management to sign with Ballengee Group to manage his MMA career, Audie Attar, Paradigm CEO and president, told ESPN. “Tony Ferguson is a talented athlete, and we hope his future brings him personal happiness both
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7:41 PM ET Rochester-native Desmond Green desperately wanted to fight on next month’s UFC Rochester card, and the promotion has obliged by booking him against former TKO champion Charles “Air” Jourdain (9-1), sources told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. Jourdain, of Montreal, will be making his UFC debut on the May 18 card. Green (22-8) is coming
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7:13 PM ET Three current UFC fighters, including a former champion, plus a former fighter, were recently suspended by the United States Anti-Doping Agency for testing positive for the same banned substance. Former UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano, Sean O’Malley, Marvin Vettori and Augusto Mendes all failed random, out-of-competition drug tests for ostarine. After
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12:36 PM ET Popular UFC welterweight Darren Till has been fined for his part in damaging a hotel and driving off in a taxi on the Canary Islands last week, according to multiple reports. Till, of Liverpool, was one of five British nationals who were arrested last Thursday and admitted to vandalizing the hotel in
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1:10 PM ET ESPN Brazil Former UFC fighter Rodrigo de Lima (9-3-1) was killed Sunday following an argument with a rideshare driver in the city of Belém, Brazil. According to the authorities, de Lima argued with the driver and left his car. For unknown reasons, the man, later identified as Jefferson Roger Maciel, hit de
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11:19 AM ET The UFC went to Russia this past weekend for just the second time in the promotion’s history. Alistair Overeem scored the 23rd KO/TKO of his career when he finished Aleksei Oleinik in the first round of the main event. Veteran Roxanne Modafferi beat Antonina Shevchenko via split decision in a hard-fought affair.
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