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Wagenheim: Georges St-Pierre is the greatest fighter ever

Georges St-Pierre announced his retirement from MMA on Thursday afternoon. For ESPN's Jeff Wagenheim, he will go down as the all-time best.

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MMA icon St-Pierre retires 'on top ... no tears'

MMA icon Georges St-Pierre announced his retirement, exiting the sport as the most dominant welterweight in UFC history after defending his title nine consecutive times.

GSP 'very happy' to retire on his terms

UFC legend Georges St-Pierre announces his retirement from mixed martial arts and iterates that he wanted to leave on his own terms.



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Helwani: Thank you, GSP

Georges St-Pierre is the reason Ariel Helwani started covering mixed martial arts. As GSP retires, Helwani explains the fighter's importance to his life.

St-Pierre's legacy cemented as greatest MMA fighter of all time

Ariel Helwani details why Georges St-Pierre is the greatest mixed martial artist of all time, winning a record 13 UFC title fights.


Sport Science highlights GSP from his prime

In 2011, Georges St-Pierre's impressive punching power was measured by Sport Science.


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Page: I 'performed horribly' in Daley win

It was called the biggest fight in UK MMA history and billed as the biggest grudge match ever in Bellator but ultimately Michael Page vs. Paul Daley was, in a word, forgettable.

Chalmers targets London post Browning loss

Aaron Chalmers says he was not himself in his defeat to Corey Browning at Bellator MMA in Newcastle and is now looking to June's London event for a comeback fight.


Art of the split decision: Gian Villante explains 'the worst thing ever'

Listening to the reading of a split decision might just be the most agonizing moment possible in an MMA fight. Gian Villante, fighting on ESPN + on Saturday, has four of those in a row.

Villante on split-decision streak: 'Just sick of it'

UFC light heavyweight fighter Gian Villante breaks down what it's like to have four consecutive fights go to a split decision.


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Ngannou KOs Velasquez in just 26 seconds

Cain Velasquez's highly anticipated return proved to be short-lived, as Francis Ngannou knocked out the former two-time heavyweight champion in just 26 seconds Sunday at UFC Fight Night in Phoenix.

Ngannou's power too much for Velasquez

Francis Ngannou lands a quick combo to the head of Cain Velasquez before the former champ's knee gives out early in Round 1.


Velasquez classy in defeat to Ngannou

Cain Velasquez shows Francis Ngannou some love after losing and apologizes to the fans in Arizona afterwards.


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Sonnen: Ngannou has prepared for the same game plan for a year


Fight Night's top finishes

Vicente Luque wins in final seconds of all-out brawl


Luke Sanders defeats Renan Barao by brutal TKO


Paul Felder claims grueling decision over James Vick

Paul Felder and James Vick trade strikes throughout but it's Felder who comes out with the unanimous decision win at UFC Fight Night.


Kron Gracie wins UFC debut with rear-naked choke


Manny Bermudez beats Benito Lopez via guillotine choke


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Page edges rival Daley, sets up bout with Lima

In a fight that lacked the expected fireworks, Michael Page did just enough to outpoint Paul Daley on Saturday and move on to face Douglas Lima in Bellator's Welterweight Grand Prix.

Mitrione vs. Kharitonov bout ends in no contest

The main event at Bellator 215 came to a quick end Friday night after Matt Mitrione's attempted leg kick landed flush on Sergei Kharitonov's groin, leading to the bout being rule a no contest.


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Mitrione-Kharitonov ends in no contest


Douma holds on for submission after getting slammed


Vanderford wins by submission in Bellator debut


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Helwani: McGregor itching to fight again



Conor McGregor's next opponent should be ...

Conor McGregor has been rumored to fight next against Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, Anderson Silva, Max Holloway, Nate Diaz and more. Who should get the shot?

Should Adesanya jump the line for a title shot?

Dominick Cruz wants to see Israel Adesanya fight someone like Jacare Souza or Yoel Romero before getting a title shot.


What's next for Adesanya, Silva and other UFC 234 fighters?

Israel Adesanya stepped into the main event of UFC 234 and defeated the legendary Anderson Silva. What's next for these middleweight standouts?

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Helwani: UFC is 'taking care' of Gastelum


White: Whittaker's condition could've been 'fatal'

In response to Robert Whittaker's injury, UFC president Dana White says the UFC's doctor have "never seen this type of injury in a young person."


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Smith doesn't waste time with TKO of Ma


Turner knocks out Potter in 1st round


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How Anderson Silva's gruesome injury changed his life for the better

Anderson Silva had one of the worst injuries in MMA history when he broke his leg while fighting for the UFC's middleweight championship. Now, five years later, he details how that night changed his life in both negative and positive ways.

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Anderson Silva's road to recovery

Anderson Silva sits down with Stephania Bell to discuss his comeback from a devastating leg injury to face Israel Adesanya at UFC 234 in Melbourne.


Silva's best moments as a fighter

Check out Anderson Silva's biggest moments as a fighter in UFC as he prepares to take on Israel Adesanya in Australia.


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UFC Africa 'already in the works' - Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya may adorn himself in the New Zealand flag in victory, but Nigeria retains a special place in his heart as he continues the push to take a fight "home" to Africa.

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Adesanya doing everything right on path to a title shot

Chael Sonnen breaks down what he likes from Israel Adesanya's game that makes him a fighter to watch in 2019.


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Okamoto: 'Israel Adesanya is the future of the sport'



The best of Cain Velasquez


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The world's best MMA action is coming to ESPN. These are the moves you need to know, selected by our team of fighting experts.

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