B.J. Penn & Benson Henderson interviews

Brett Okamoto and Brian Campbell give their thoughts on Conor McGregor vacating his UFC featherweight title. Plus, interviews with B.J. Penn and Benson Henderson.

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McGregor makes statement by getting boxing license (1:59)
Dantas ready to defend title (1:13)
No chance McGregor-Mayweather fight (2:00)
Okamoto thinks UFC took belt away from McGregor (1:32)
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Gastelum avoids suspension in New York

According to the New York State Athletic Commission, Kelvin Gastelum has agreed to pay a fine in order to avoid any suspension in the state of New York.

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Sources: Teixeira-Manuwa agreed to for UFC 208

Verbal agreements are in place for a light heavyweight fight between Glover Teixeira and Jimi Manuwa at January's UFC 208, sources confirmed to ESPN.

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Whittaker rocks Brunson in first-round TKO

Robert Whittaker stayed poised and weathered an early barrage from Derek Brunson before finishing him in the first round of their main-event bout Saturday at UFC Fight Night in Melbourne.

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Injured Cormier pulls out of UFC 206 title bout

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is injured and has pulled out of a scheduled title defense against Anthony Johnson at UFC 206.


Conor McGregor's agent on what's next

Brett Okamoto and The Brian Campbell welcome Conor McGregor's agent, Audie Attar, to talk about what's next and UFC welterweight Lorenz Larkin on free agency.

Miocic: Giving back embodies Cleveland (1:53)
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Emelianenko returns, set to fight Mitrione

Russian mixed martial arts legend Fedor Emelianenko has signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA and will face Matt Mitrione on Feb. 18.

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Evans denied fight license again, off UFC 206

A middleweight bout between Rashad Evans and Tim Kennedy has been scrapped from UFC 206 on Dec. 10 in Toronto, after Evans failed to receive medical clearance.

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Penn to fight Rodriguez in Jan. 15 comeback bout

BJ Penn, out of the ring since announcing his retirement in 2014, will headline a UFC Fight Night comeback bout against Yair Rodriguez on Jan. 15 in Phoenix.

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Gastelum gets 6-month ban for missing weigh-in

UFC welterweight Kelvin Gastelum, who is aiming to fight Tim Kennedy in December, has received a six-month suspension for failing to weigh in for his UFC 205 bout against Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone.

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Mousasi earns revenge, finishes Hall quick

Gegard Mousasi got his revenge against Uriah Hall on Saturday with a first-round victory by TKO at UFC Fight Night in Belfast.

1 Big Thing: McGregor-Mayweather could be $500 million fight (2:49)
Atlas doesn't give McGregor a chance to beat Mayweather (1:21)


Brett Okamoto ESPN Staff Writer 

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and Tim Elliott have each made weight for their upcoming title fight in Las Vegas. Johnson, ESPN.com's No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, is seeking his ninth consecutive title defense, which would place him one away from Anderson Silva's record of 10.

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Fun to be back at a fight week at The Palms by the way. This place brings back a lot of memories for me, namely WEC and Guida vs. Sanchez.

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