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Kamaru Usman Earned His Missing Exclamation Point

On Saturday night, Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal stepped into the octagon to cap off an immensely satisfying UFC 261 card. The previous five fights had ended in finishes, and though the two welterweights were following up a stunning KO and had previously fought to a decision, Usman proved himself a more than worthy headliner. […]

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JACKSONVILLE, FL - APRIL 25: Kamaru Usman of Nigeria celebrates his victory over Jorge Masvidal of the United States during the Welterweight Title bout of UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 25, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

A Man Can’t Live On His Own

History
Boxer Victor Young Perez

MMA Fighter Loses Fight Due To Finger Falling Off And Getting Lost

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The scrum around Pliev after they discovered he was down a finger.

Tommy Hearns Got The Ball Rolling On The Bullshit Anti-Vaxx Conspiracy Theory Of Marvin Hagler’s Death

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Marvin Hagler at a fundraising event in 2006.

Marvelous Marvin Hagler Wouldn’t Bend

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Today Is The Day To Watch Marvelous Marvin Hagler’s Greatest Fight

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Aljamain Sterling’s DQ Title Win Brought Out The Worst Of The UFC

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Petr Yan of Russia and Aljamain Sterling face off

Dana White And Chechen Dictator Meddle With UFC Fighter Who Wants To Retire Due To Lasting COVID-19 Effects

MMA
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 19: In this handout image provided by UFC, Khamzat Chimaev of Chechnya celebrates after his knockout victory over Gerald Meerschaert in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Gina Carano Posted Herself All The Way Out Of The Star Wars Universe

Media Meltdowns
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 16: Gina Carano arrives for the World Premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker", the highly anticipated conclusion of the Skywalker saga on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Tito Ortiz’s Co-Councilors Already Want To Strip Him Of His Position As Mayor Pro Tem

MMA
Doing great sir!

The Dread Pirate Of The UFC Has Escaped Dana White’s Justice … For Now

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CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 27: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this screenshot from the RNC’s livestream of the 2020 Republican National Convention, UFC President Dana White addresses the virtual convention on August 27, 2020. The convention is being held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic but will include speeches from various locations including Charlotte, North Carolina and Washington, DC. (Photo Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via Getty Images)

Conor McGregor’s Big Night Belonged To Dustin Poirier And Michael Chandler

MMA
Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor

Dana White: I Have Found The UFC Pirate And I Will Bring Him To Justice

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Max Holloway Had Time To Talk Shit To The Booth In The Middle Of His Fight

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 17: In this handout image provided by UFC, Max Holloway (R) kicks Calvin Kattar in a featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 17, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

I Hope To God I Never Understand How This Ryan García Knockout Really Feels

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Luke Campbell kneels on the canvas after a body shot by Ryan Garcia

Tito Ortiz’s Term As City Council Member Is Off To A Comical Start

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Tito Ortiz trying to make a point.

The $5 Billion Lawsuit Against The UFC By Its Former Fighters Can’t Be Ignored

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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - MAY 09: UFC President Dana White speaks to the media after UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

Try As It Might, Boxing Couldn’t Ruin Terence Crawford’s Return

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Terence Crawford looks on

Tito Ortiz, Former UFC Champ And Total Kook, Now Holds Public Office

Politics
Tito gives an interview on the campaign trail.

Naoya Inoue Is Coming To The U.S. And Oh God He’s So Scary

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Naoya Inoue celebrates as he knocks down Emmanuel Rodriguez
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