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Ex-UFC contender MacDonald signs with Bellator

Rory MacDonald became the latest former UFC fighter to join Bellator MMA, saying Friday that the promotion "is offering a setup that no one in the world can offer me."

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Dana White says Diaz/McGregor trilogy doesn't make sense (0:48)
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Dana White 'not buying' GSP return (0:53)
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Is there too much pressure for Rousey to return against world-class fighter? (2:17)
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What has Dana White bought since the UFC sale? (1:21)
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Cormier on Rumble Johnson and Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier dishes on Anthony Johnson and Jon Jones and who he wants next. Plus, did UFC 202 feature the fight of the year and MMA pro odds maker Nick Kalikas.

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2dDan Arritt

Going back for thirds: Great sports trilogies

When it comes to great rivalries, good things can happen in threes. While talk about a third Nate Diaz-Conor McGregor fight gets louder, here are 10 classic sports trilogies worth revisiting.

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Kenny Florian on UFC 202, Rousey's future

Retired UFC fighter Kenny Florian covers his choice to pursue a mixed martial arts career, moving weight classes, the significance of Conor McGregor's win at UFC 202 and Ronda Rousey's future.

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Dominick Cruz on UFC 202, Garbrandt's barb

UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz dishes on Conor McGregor's win over Nate Diaz at UFC 202, what to expect from a potential third McGregor-Diaz fight and Cody Garbrandt's recent remarks.

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Golic: Diaz-McGregor 'Backed it up with a great fight' (1:53)
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4dBrett Okamoto

USADA investigating Diaz's postfight vape pen

The United States Anti-Doping Agency is investigating Nate Diaz's open use of a vape pen during his postfight press conference at UFC 202. Diaz said the pen contained the banned cannabidiol.

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Diaz: 'I was injured coming into this fight' (1:32)
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McGregor: A lot more calculated in rematch (1:31)
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McGregor winning is a victory for entertainment (1:01)
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McGregor-Diaz rematch lived up to Dana's expectations (1:26)
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6dKatie Richcreek

Garbrandt calls out Cruz after UFC 202 KO

Cody Garbrandt responds to Dominick Cruz's unofficial invitation to fight for the bantamweight title from the octagon at UFC 202 after first-round TKO vs. Takeya Mizugaki.

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McGregor more calculated in win over Diaz (1:53)
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Diaz certainly wants third fight with McGregor (0:45)
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Diaz says McGregor needs to stop that mouth (1:21)
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Diaz and McGregor separated by police (0:42)

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Diaz/McGregor trilogy? Not quite

UFC president Dana White says that a third fight for Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor doesn't make any sense.

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What has Dana White bought since UFC sale?

UFC president Dana White expresses his excitement about continuing to grow the company, and says he only added a new car with his profits from the sale because he needed it.

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Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

Bellator MMA recorded its biggest free agent signing to date on Friday by officially inking former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald, 27, to a multi-fight deal. "There's no denying that Rory MacDonald is the cream of the crop when it comes to free agents in MMA," Bellator president Scott Coker said. "As I say all the time, if there is a free agent out there, we're going to talk to them. If they fit our model we're going to make a hard push to bring them over here."

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Former UFC champion Benson Henderson secured a shot at the Bellator lightweight title with a second-round TKO on Friday over Patricio Freire after "Pitbull" retired from the bout due to a foot injury. Henderson, who recorded his first win under the Bellator banner, will meet champion Michael Chandler on November 19. "I never thought I would win a fight by checking kicks but I'll definitely take it," Henderson said.

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Benson Henderson secures lightweight title shot with 2nd-round TKO of Patricio Freire at Bellator 160 after "Pitbull" retires with injury.

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Benson Henderson and Patricio "Pitbull" Freire have entered the cage for their Bellator lightweight title eliminator in Anaheim, California.