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During the first two stops of their promotional tour, Conor McGregor ridiculed Floyd Mayweather’s wardrobe, laughed at reports of the boxer’s outstanding tax returns and repeatedly called him a “b—-.” One thing McGregor did not mention was Mayweather’s history of domestic violence. His coach John Kavanagh, however, broached the subject on social media. Kavanagh referenced
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Conor McGregor’s UFC coach John Kavanagh has warned Floyd Mayweather the Irishman’s boxing skills are improving all the time. The mixed martial arts star is set to face undefeated former five-weight world champion Mayweather in Las Vegas on Aug. 26 under normal boxing rules. McGregor, 28, has never boxed as an amateur or professional and
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LONDON — Scott “Pretty Boy” Midgley remembers when bare-knuckle boxing was bare-knuckle boxing — or at least what people expect bare-knuckle boxing to be. “It was underground, seedy and dangerous,” Midgley said. “Fighters fought for peanuts, and gangsters were everywhere. That world still exists. But it’s turned into this.” “This” is a show last month
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LOS ANGELES — The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor spectacle is officially underway. Mayweather, boxing’s former pound-for-pound king, and McGregor, the UFC’s biggest superstar, launched their joint promotional tour on Tuesday inside Staples Center. The four-stop tour, which promotes their Aug. 26 boxing match at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, ends in London on Friday. The pay-per-view
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After Conor McGregor’s bold fashion statement at Tuesday’s news conference promoting his Aug. 26 fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., there’s only one question on everyone’s mind: What will the reigning UFC lightweight champion wear on Wednesday? McGregor showed up to the first stop on the media tour to promote the fight wearing what, from a
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Yes. This is really happening. Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will fight on August 26, 2017. Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs), the best boxer of his generation and one of the best ever, retired from boxing after defeating Andre Berto by unanimous decision in September 2015. Ireland’s McGregor (21-3, 18 KOs) is the face of the
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One year ago today, Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta pulled off the biggest sale in sports history. After buying the UFC for $2 million in 2001, they, along with high school friend Dana White and a group from Abu Dhabi, sold their empire for $3.77 billion to agency WME/IMG, along with private equity firms KKR, Silver
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This week’s official announcement of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor boxing match generated a flurry of betting action that caused Las Vegas sportsbooks to significantly trim the odds on Mayweather, who is the favorite, and left them holding lopsided action on McGregor. When the fight was announced Wednesday, Mayweather, the former boxing pound-for-pound king, was listed
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Cris “Cyborg” Justino will face Megan Anderson in the co-main event of UFC 214 next month for the newly vacant women’s featherweight championship, the organization announced Monday. The belt will be up for grabs July 29 in Anaheim, California as UFC stripped Germaine de Randamie of the title for refusing to fight Justino. “UFC has
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A 27-year-old Aussie by the name of Megan Anderson believes she can upset an all-time great, win a UFC championship and bring stability to a new division — all in the same night. Anderson (9-2) is scheduled to face Cris “Cyborg” Justino (17-1), the most dominant female fighter ever, for the UFC’s vacant featherweight title
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