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Woodley talks health, snipes back at White

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley said he could be cleared for a return as soon as Tuesday while accusing promotion president Dana White of singling him out for unfair criticism for not accepting a fight on the UFC's timetable.

Woodley: I'm treated differently than any other UFC fighter

Tyron Woodley calls out what he think is a double standard by the UFC as how to his injuries are viewed compared to other fighters.

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UFC 231

Max Holloway answers tough questions at UFC 231, creates debate on all-time status

Max Holloway responded to critics questioning his health with a dominant performance at UFC 231. Can he become one of the best ever?

Holloway outbrawls Ortega in fourth-round TKO

In a masterful title defense, Max Holloway's relentless strikes finally bested a game but bloodied Brian Ortega when a doctor called it at the end of the fourth round.

Shevchenko wins flyweight title over Jedrzejczyk

Valentina Shevchenko claimed the UFC women's flyweight title on Saturday in a dominant decision over former strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 231.

Holloway defeats Ortega to defend title

Max Holloway breaks down the highlights of his TKO victory vs. Brian Ortega at UFC 231 to defend the featherweight title.

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Shevchenko beats Jedrzejczyk to win flyweight title

Valentina Shevchenko delivers a dominant performance en route to an unanimous-decision victory over Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 231.

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Holloway delivers 'masterful' performance against Ortega

Ariel Helwani and Brett Okamoto recap the two title fights at UFC 231, with Max Holloway and Valentina Shevchenko winning.

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White would like to see Holloway at 155 pounds

UFC president Dana White says you need to consider Max Holloway an "all-time great" and there are lots of big fights for him at 155 pounds.

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UFC 231 undercard recap

Before UFC 231's main event between Max Holloway and Brian Ortega, a multitude of undercard fights had major implications. Here's how it went down.

UFC 231 undercard

UFC 231 undercard

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Lima drops Laprise with left hook

Dhiego Lima beats Chad Laprise with a one-punch, left-hook knockout in the first round at UFC 231.

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MMA

White: Ostovich was 'cool' with Hardy fighting on same card

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ARIEL HELWANI'S MMA SHOW

TUF finale prelims

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Dos Santos stops Tuivasa, wants Overeem next

Hurt in the opening round, Junior dos Santos rallied to defeat Tai Tuivasa by TKO in the second round Saturday at UFC Fight Night, then called for a rematch against Alistair Overeem.

Junior dos Santos defeats Tuivasa via second-round TKO

At UFC Adelaide, Sydney native Tai Tuivasa falls to Junior dos Santos via TKO just 2:30 into the second round of the main event.

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UFC Fight Night: Adelaide

UFC Fight Night: Adelaide

Usman def. Dos Anjos

The Ultimate Fighter finale

Usman tops dos Anjos, wants next shot at title

Kamaru Usman proclaimed himself "next in line" for a UFC welterweight title shot after he scored a unanimous decision victory over Rafael dos Anjos in Friday's TUF 28 Finale.

Usman dominates for 9th straight UFC win

Kamaru Usman maintains dominance throughout against Rafael Dos Anjos en route to an unanimous decision victory.

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The Ultimate Fighter finals

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Our dream cross-promotional MMA fights

With Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell set to go to Japan to take on Rizin champ Kyoji Horiguchi, our panel breaks down the cross-promotional fights they'd like to see happen.

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Caldwell, Horiguchi to meet Dec. 31 in Japan

Bellator MMA bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell will face Rizin Fighting Federation's Kyoji Horiguchi in a cross-promotional arrangement on Dec. 31 in Saitama, Japan.

Scott Coker expects more cross-promotion with Japan, eventually Bellator vs. Rizin card

Bellator's Scott Coker believes a cross-promotional card with Rizin could become a reality in 2019.

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UFC 234

Feb. 10, Melbourne

Anderson Silva: Title shot promised with win over Israel Adesanya

Former UFC champion Anderson Silva discusses his upcoming fight against Israel Adesanya and the potential for matchups with Conor McGregor and Georges St-Pierre.

Adesanya: I'm not even trying yet

Israel Adesanya discusses his upcoming bout vs. former champ Anderson Silva, wanting to fight current champ Robert Whittaker and his talent.

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Whittaker on Adesanya: It's the fate of all good fighters to fight each other

Robert Whittaker says he's not looking past Kelvin Gastelum, but says a fight with Israel Adesanya could happen in the future.

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Dana White

Dana White on UFC's future in Australia, Robert Whittaker, Israel Adesanya

UFC president Dana White is an unabashed fan of Australia. He has big plans for the fight game Down Under moving forward, as revealed to Sam Bruce in this exclusive Q&A.

Dana White's best fights of 2018

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MMA

Helwani: Northcutt 'moving on' from UFC

Ariel Helwani explains the future for Sage Northcutt who is fielding offers with other promotions outside the UFC.

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Jones: 'I've never cheated'; steroid ban a 'hiccup'

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones reiterated his stance that he "never cheated the sport" during an appearance on ESPN's "First Take" on Monday.

Jon Jones: 'Screw Daniel Cormier'

Jon Jones responds to Daniel Cormier's criticism and adds that he still isn't sure how he failed a drug test for the second time.

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Tito Ortiz retires

Ortiz retires from MMA after knocking out Liddell

After a 21-year career as an MMA fighter that culminated with his revenge knockout of Chuck Liddell on Saturday, Tito Ortiz announced his retirement from the sport.

Oritz says there is no reason to fight anyone else

Tito Ortiz explains why his fight against Chuck Liddell was his last and says that he is ready to enjoy life.

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Ortiz def. Liddell

Ortiz puts quick end to Liddell's MMA return

Age seemed to catch up with Chuck Liddell, who was rusty and slow to react before being knocked out by longtime rival Tito Ortiz in the first round Saturday night at The Forum.

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UFC Fight Night: Beijing

Ngannou gets quick KO in UFC's Beijing debut

In the UFC's first visit to Beijing, the Francis Ngannou that fight fans had come to regard as must-see made a reappearance, as he knocked out Curtis Blaydes just 25 seconds into the main event.

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Ngannou drops Blaydes with huge right hand

Francis Ngannou comes over the top with a massive right hand and finishes Curtis Blaydes for a first-round TKO.

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UFC Fight Night: Beijing

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MacDonald 'knew' he was going to lose to Mousasi

Rory MacDonald fought Gegard Mousasi in September in what some consider the biggest fight in Bellator history. Looking back, MacDonald blames the lopsided loss on a lack of motivation and passion.

MacDonald: I didn't have the 'fire in my veins'

Rory MacDonald joins Ariel Helwani to discuss his lack of motivation heading into his bout with Gegard Mousasi which resulted in a second-round TKO.

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ONE Championship

Friday in Pasay, Philippines

Vera set to defend ONE heavyweight title

ONE heavyweight world champion Brandon Vera is confident of retaining his title when he takes on Mauro Cerilli at ONE: Conquest of Champions on Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

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Ponzinibbio defeats Magny

UFC Fight Night: Buenos Aires

Ponzinibbio KO's Magny in Argentina return

Local favorite Santiago Ponzinibbio knocked out Neil Magny with a vicious right hand to the chin in Saturday's UFC Fight Night headliner, the promotion's first event in Argentina.

Crowd erupts after Ponzinibbio's KO

UFC welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio knocks out Neil Magny with a strong punch in the fourth round in his home country of Argentina.

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UFC Fight Night: Buenos Aires

UFC Fight Night: Buenos Aires

Calvillo struggles to stand after cutting weight

Cynthia Calvillo struggles to stand as she fails to make weight before her fight with Poliana Botelho Saturday night.

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Nick Diaz to end four-year absence in March

Dana White says UFC welterweight Nick Diaz, whose last fight was a decision loss to Anderson Silva in January 2015, will return to competition on March 2 in Las Vegas.

Is this the right fight for Diaz's return?

Nick Diaz is close to finalizing a UFC fight for this spring. Was Jorge Masvidal the best first opponent after four years away? Our panel weighs in.

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What is the best knockout in UFC history?

Yair Rodriguez knocked out Chan Sung Jung with a brutal elbow in the final seconds on Saturday. Was it the best KO ever in the UFC?

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Rodriguez KOs Korean Zombie with last-second elbow

At the end of a 5-round battle, Yair Rodriguez knocks out Chan Sung-Jung, aka The Korean Zombie, with an incredible elbow before the buzzer sounds.

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Inside Yair Rodriguez's all-time great knockout

Yair Rodriguez landed what some consider the greatest knockout in UFC history on Saturday against Chan Sung Jung. Here's how it happened.

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