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Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Aston Villa on May 15, 2016
Olivier Giroud challenges UFC star Conor McGregor to cage fight
Olivier Giroud jokingly offers to fight UFC champion Conor McGregor, but concedes that he would probably last just 10 seconds before tasting defeat.
Oct 18, 14:13
Conor McGregor celebrates winning a fight with his Irish flag and belt
UFC star Conor McGregor given community service following Nate Diaz confrontation
Conor McGregor is punished for his part in a bottle-throwing incident with Nate Diaz ahead of their UFC 202 fight in August.
Oct 11, 09:50
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UFC fighter Josh Samman dies, age 28
UFC fighter Josh Samman dies at the age of 28 after spending a week in a coma.
Oct 5, 20:09
Conor McGregor celebrates winning a fight with his Irish flag and belt
UFC fighter Conor McGregor makes retirement U-turn
Irish UFC fighter Conor McGregor announces in a statement that he has not retired from the sport, but remains unhappy with his promotional workload.
Apr 21, 19:42
Conor McGregor celebrates winning a fight with his Irish flag and belt
Conor McGregor 'retires from fighting'
UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor announces a shock retirement from the sport despite being scheduled to fight Nate Diaz in July.
Apr 19, 20:03
British Tyson Fury celebrates after the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO title bout against Ukrainian world heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko in Duesseldorf, western Germany, on November 28, 2015. Fury won the fight after 12 Rounds of Boxing.
Tyson Fury: 'Conor McGregor tapped out too quickly'
World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury criticises UFC fighter Conor McGregor for giving up too easily in his defeat to Nate Diaz.
Mar 6, 22:24
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Rafael dos Anjos pulls out of Conor McGregor fight with broken foot
The UFC 196 lightweight title bout between Rafael dos Anjos and Conor McGregor is postponed after the Brazilian sustained a broken foot.
Feb 23, 13:35
Nick Diaz leaves the arena after losing to Anderson Silva in a middleweight bout during UFC 183 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 31, 2015
Nick Diaz hit with five-year ban for marijuana use
UFC fighter Nick Diaz is hit with a five-year ban and a $165,000 fine after testing positive for marijuana following a fight with Anderson Silva in January.
Sep 15, 19:35
UFC fighter Ronda Rousey accepts the Best Female Athlete award onstage during The 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 15, 2015
Floyd Mayweather Jr to Ronda Rousey: "Let's play"
Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather Jr's feud continues, with the boxer proclaiming to Rousey "let's play".
Aug 29, 07:15
Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones waits in a timeout as he defends his title against Daniel Cormier during the UFC 182 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 3, 2015
Jon Jones issues apology after arrest on hit-and-run charges
UFC star Jon Jones apologises for letting people down following his arrest on hit-and-run charges.
Apr 29, 13:45
Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones waits in a timeout as he defends his title against Daniel Cormier during the UFC 182 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 3, 2015
Jon Jones stripped of world title and suspended indefinitely
UFC champion Jon Jones is stripped of his light-heavyweight title and suspended indefinitely after being arrested on hit-and-run charges.
Apr 29, 13:12
Derrick Lewis punches Ruan Potts in their heavyweight bout during the UFC 184 event at Staples Center on February 28, 2015
Judo boss Sergey Soloveychick: "MMA is not a sport"
Mixed Martial Arts is "not a sport, it is some kind of show" according to the European Judo Union president.
Mar 7, 17:33
CM Punk wrestles Shelton Benjamin during WWE Smackdown at Acer Arena on June 15, 2008
UFC world champion Robbie Lawler offers to train CM Punk
UFC champion Robbie Lawler offers to help former WWE superstar CM Punk train for his debut fight in 2015.
Dec 12, 19:18
CM Punk wrestles Shelton Benjamin during WWE Smackdown at Acer Arena on June 15, 2008
CM Punk reveals switch to UFC
Former WWE superstar CM Punk announces that he has made the switch to UFC, with his first appearance scheduled to take place next summer.
Dec 7, 11:15
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Michael Bisping, Johnny Hendricks ahead in UFC cover vote contest
EA Sports UFC are down to eight fighters in their search for a new cover star, with the likes of Michael Bisping, Johnny Hendricks and Jose Aldo leading the race.
Nov 16, 01:48
UFC president Dana White speaks at a press conference at Radio City Music Hall on March 06, 2012
Ultimate Fighting Championship readies assault on Europe
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at the Ultimate Fighting Championship's plan to visit six European Cities next year, starting with London on March 8.
Oct 29, 07:17
Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida battles with UFC Light Heavyweight challenger Mauricio Rua during their title fight at UFC 104 at Staples Center on October 24, 2009
Lyoto Machida makes middleweight statment in Manchester
Sports Mole sits cageside as the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Manchester for Lyoto Machida's middleweight debut.
Oct 27, 01:01
Chael Sonnen reacts after winning the fight with a tap out by guillotine choke against Mauricio Rua in their light heavyweight bout at TD Garden on August 17, 2013
Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva named 'Ultimate Fighter Brazil' coaches
Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva are named as the coaches for Brazil's latest season of the Ultimate Fighter, to be filmed later this year.
Oct 22, 05:10
UFC fighter Cain Velasquez is interviewed during his media day workout at American Kickboxing Academy to promote his October 19, title fight with Junior dos Santos on October 10, 2013
Cain Velasquez: 'Junior dos Santos rivalry finished'
UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez declares himself satisfied with a dominant TKO victory over Junior dos Santos at UFC 166 last night.
Oct 21, 01:45
UFC fighter Michael Bisping on January 20, 2013
Michael Bisping "devastated" by career-threatening injury
Michael Bisping reveals the extent of the eye injury which has forced him to pull of fighting in the UFC's return to Manchester on October 26.
Oct 1, 05:47
Mixed martial artist Alexander Gustafsson arrives at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 at the Palms Casino Resort November 30, 2011
Alexander Gustafsson "would love" Jon Jones rematch
Alexander Gustafsson's trainer Eric del Fierro insists that the Swede has what it takes to beat Jon Jones if he gets a rematch for the UFC light heavyweight title.
Sep 24, 05:55
UFC World Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos is seen at UFC on Fox: Live Heavyweight Championship at the Honda Center on November 12, 2011
Ronaldo signs former ex-UFC champion Junior dos Santos
Ex-UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos becomes the latest Brazilian sports star to sign up with Ronaldo's 9ine management agency.
Sep 24, 04:36
Johny Hendricks (L) holds on to TJ Grant in their welterweight bout at UFC 113 at Bell Centre on May 8, 2010
Josh Thomson challenges Anthony Pettis for UFC lightweight title
The UFC confirms a verbal agreement for Anthony Pettis to defend his lightweight title against Josh Thomson in Sacramento on December 14.
Sep 17, 05:05
Johny Hendricks (L) holds on to TJ Grant in their welterweight bout at UFC 113 at Bell Centre on May 8, 2010
TJ Grant forced out of UFC title shot
TJ Grant reveals that the UFC has decided to find a new opponent for lightweight champion Anthony Pettis as he continues to recover from injury.
Sep 17, 04:13
Anderson Silva speaks during a press conference for UFC 162 at X-Gym on June 12, 2013
Anderson Silva announces London seminar
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson 'The Spider' Silva announces a special training seminar in Croydon this Thursday.
Sep 9, 01:59
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UFC drops Matt Riddle for positive drugs test
A second positive drugs test results in the UFC dropping American Matt Riddle.
Feb 27, 10:45
UFC fighter Johny Hendricks beats Josh Koschek on May 5, 2012
Rory McDonald out of UFC 158, Johny Hendricks fights Carlos Condit
Rory McDonald is forced out of the co-main event of UFC 158 through injury and is replaced by Johny Hendricks, who will now fight Carlos Condit in Montreal on March 16.
Feb 19, 02:27
Renan Barao in action against Scott Jorgensen on February 4, 2012
Big Fight Preview: UFC London
Sports Mole previews the Ultimate Fighting Championship's return to London with a bantamweight title fight at Wembley Arena tonight.
Feb 16, 01:35
UFC fighter Cheick Kongo in action on October 29, 2011
Cheick Kongo, Roy Nelson and Phil Davis added to UFC 159
A heavyweight bout between Cheick Kongo and Roy Nelson is one of three fights announced today for the UFC 159 show to be held at the Prudential Center in New Jersey on Saturday, April 27.
Jan 30, 05:39
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Ross Pearson knocks out George Sotiropoulos
Ross Pearson knocks down George Sotiropoulos in three successive rounds on the way to a dominant stoppage victory at UFC on FX 6 in Queensland, Australia.
Dec 15, 04:13
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UFC adds big names to Japan return
Brian Stann versus Wanderlei Silva and Diego Sanchez against Takanori Gomi are both fights confirmed for the UFC's return to Japan in March, according to reports.
Dec 13, 04:28
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UFC announce eight London fights
The UFC add eight fights to their Wembley Arena show in February, including a world bantamweight title fight between Renan Barao and Michael McDonald.
Dec 8, 03:44
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UFC returns to London in February?
The Ultimate Fighting Championship books a return to England with a show at Wembley Arena on Saturday, February 16.
Nov 27, 20:11
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Michael Bisping headlines Brazil event against Vitor Belfort
Michael Bisping is confirmed to face Vitor Belfort in a headline bout on the UFC's first event of 2013, to be held in Brazil.
Nov 6, 02:45
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Nike close to signing third UFC champion
UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is reportedly close to signing a sponsorship deal with sportswear giant Nike.
Oct 31, 02:45
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Jon Jones to defend UFC light heavyweight title against Chael Sonnen in April
UFC president Dana White says that Jones Jones and Chael Sonnen will coach the next series of The Ultimate Fighter before fighting on Saturday, April 27.
Oct 17, 04:16
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Dan Hardy beats Amir Sadollah by unanimous decision
Dan Hardy grinds out a unanimous decision victory over Amir Sadollah, roared on by a partisan home crowd at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham.
Sep 29, 23:40
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John Hathaway earns decision win over John Maguire
John Hathaway earns a hard-fought unanimous decision victory over John Maguire in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Sep 29, 22:01
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Ex-Manchester City chief Garry Cook lands UFC role
Former Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook is named as the executive vice-president and managing director of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Sep 28, 19:35
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UFC weigh-in results
A host of British fighters weigh in successfully ahead of tomorrow night's UFC show at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham.
Sep 28, 16:35