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Empty theater creates odd scene for Conor McGregor's antics at UFC 229 news conference

Conor McGregor went on the verbal assault at a UFC 229 news conference, but without fans in attendance, something was clearly missing as the UFC began the push to sell its biggest fight of the year.

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Conor pokes, prods stoic Khabib at UFC presser

Thursday's UFC 229 news conference saw the return of a vintage Conor McGregor, who brashly taunted and insulted his stonefaced opponent, lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, in advance of their Oct. 6 title bout.

McGregor's most notorious press conference moments

Before he faces Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, relive Conor McGregor's most entertaining press conference moments.

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Khabib says he'll send McGregor 'back to boxing'

Khabib Nurmagomedov questions Conor McGregor's wrestling skills and says McGregor is more concerned with money than his legacy.

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McGregor needles Khabib over Putin question

Conor McGregor pounces after Khabib Nurmagomedov responds that he doesn't want to take pictures with anyone, including presidents.

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McGregor after faceoff: 'Don't come at the king'

Conor McGregor gets into a shouting match with Khabib Nurmagomedov's camp while the fighters pose for photos with their belts.

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White says McGregor-Khabib bad blood is real

Dana White reflects on the "darkest press conference" he's taken part in, featuring genuine dislike between the two fighters.

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Jon Jones

White: Jon Jones' return opponent will be 'top-five'

Jon Jones' first fight after his suspension will occur in "early 2019" against a high-profile fighter, says Dana White.

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UFC's Jones suspended but can return in October

UFC's Jon Jones was suspended 15 months by USADA, but he will be eligible to return to competition by Oct. 28.

White expects Jones to fight in 2019

UFC president Dana White expects Jon Jones will return to UFC and might be fighting in early 2019.

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UFC's Usman says 'I don't think so' to another standby role

UFC welterweight fighter Kamaru Usman was the alternate for the Tyron Woodley-Darren Till title bout at UFC 228, but says he is unlikely to take up that second fiddle role again.

Being the backup fighter: Inside Kamaru Usman's UFC 228 weight cut

UFC welterweight Kamaru Usman cut 13 pounds in three hours for a fight he likely wasn't participating in. Here's what it means to be a stand-in fighter for a championship bout.

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Oleinik submits Hunt as UFC debuts in Russia

Aleksei Oleinik, a native of Moscow now fighting out of Florida, submitted Mark Hunt in the first round Saturday in the main event at UFC Fight Night in Moscow. The card marked the UFC's first trip to Russia.

Oleinik subs Hunt after eating big punch

Mark Hunt cracks Aleksei Oleinik with a massive right hand, but gets the fight to the ground and finishes with a rear-naked choke.

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Tyron Woodley

Woodley's coach discusses Till win, feuds with White, all-time status

Should Tyron Woodley be in the discussion for greatest welterweight fighter ever? Will Georges St-Pierre be a possible next opponent? Woodley's coach Din Thomas provides answers.

Tyron Woodley on civil rights-themed walkout: 'It's my chance to make a statement'

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley entered the Octagon at UFC 228 to a John Legend song from the film "Selma," set during the civil rights movement.

Woodley discusses UFC 228 song choice, connection to Kaepernick

Tyron Woodley speaks with Ariel Helwani about his UFC 228 walkout song choice and why the Colin Kaepernick situation had an effect on it.

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Valentina Shevchenko

Shevchenko on a title fight with Jedrzejczyk: 'Why not?'

Valentina Shevchenko didn't get to fight for the flyweight belt Saturday because Nicco Montaño was hospitalized. Shevchenko is moving on ... and open to a title bout with ex-strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

Shevchenko says she will 'gladly' fight Jedrzejczyk

Valentina Shevchenko tells Ariel Helwani that she's ready to start a new chapter with Joanna Jedrzejczyk in MMA.

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UFC 228

Woodley finishes Till with choke, keeps belt

Welterweight champ Tyron Woodley dropped Darren Till with a big right hand and submitted the challenger with a D'Arce choke in the UFC 228 main event.

Woodley submits Till to defend title

Tyron Woodley picks up his first submission victory since 2008 on Saturday night, courtesy of a second-round D'Arce choke of Darren Till.

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UFC 228: WOODLEY DEFEATS TILL

Woodley calls win over Till 'gratifying'

Tyron Woodley recaps his UFC 228 win over Darren Till on Ariel & The Bad Guy, talking about what it means to battle for the finish.

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Helwani calls Woodley's performance best of UFC career

Ariel Helwani and Chael Sonnen break down Tyron Woodley's victory over Darren Till at UFC 228.

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UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and the man he just felled, Darren Till, embrace in the tunnel after Woodley's defense. It was Till's first pro loss.

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UFC 228 undercard

Andrade knocks out Kowalkiewicz in first round, asks for title shot

Before UFC 228's main event between Tyron Woodley and Darren Till, a multitude of undercard fights had major implications. Here's how it went down.

UFC 228 Undercard

Neal floors Camacho with epic head kick

Geoff Neal knocks out Frank Camacho with a left head kick in the prelims of UFC 228.

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HENRY CEJUDO

Cejudo: Fight with Dillashaw is 'to be announced'

UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo says it doesn't matter the weight, he wants to make an example of TJ Dillashaw.

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Rose namajunas

UFC champion Namajunas "doesn't leave her house," per trainer

Rose Namajunas, the UFC's strawweight champion, is still traumatized by Conor McGregor's attack on the bus she was in, according to her coach.

Namajunas still traumatized from McGregor bus incident

Rose Namajunas' trainer, Trevor Wittman, speaks on Rose's PTSD of the McGregor bus incident and being unable to step in public.

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Helwani: Nothing is taboo for Conor McGregor

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Mayweather-McGregor

One Year Later

Mayweather wins by TKO in 10th round

After a dominant ninth round, Floyd Mayweather puts away Conor McGregor in the 10th.

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Stephen A., Atlas turn fight analysis into 'food fight'

When breaking down Floyd Mayweather's win, Stephen A. Smith and Teddy Atlas get into a heated debate with food analogies.

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Fact checking the MayMac megafight

Plenty of tough talk was lobbed on both sides, but how much of it holds up after Floyd Mayweather's TKO win?

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