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It's apparently Conor McGregor. An employee of RTE leaked an internal document asking reporters not to mention his identity since rape cases are kept classified in Ireland until the verdict.

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Also Kron Gracie (son of Rickson) looked good in his debut last night.

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Twitter is pissed at Herb Dean.

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Colby Covington made his presence known this past weekend at UFC 235 despite not being booked for the event in Las Vegas. The former interim UFC welterweight champion attended open workouts and confronted Kamaru Usman, who would go on to claim the title with a victory over Tyron Woodley.

The day after UFC 235, Covington and Usman had a run-in with one another inside the Palms Casino with Usman's manager, Ali Abdelaziz, also getting involved. In an interview with Ariel Helwani, Covington explained his side of the encounter.

"I was staying over at the dump, the Palms, and I'm waiting in the buffet line," Covington said (thanks to MMA Fighting for the quotes). "I'm just trying to get some crab legs. Can't the man get some crab legs? Can the man, the champ, get some crab legs in peace?

"All of a sudden low-energy Marty (Usman) comes, that terrorist rat Ali comes and some other Sasquatch and they start pushing and swinging and start putting innocent kids' lives in danger and a pregnant lady. There's a pregnant lady, and she's screaming, 'I'm pregnant, stop this!' and Ali is still pushing, trying to make a scene, Usman is still trying to scream at me, 'I'm going to get you!' and his little Sasquatch is throwing punches at my friend and trying to punch me. It's a complete joke. I can't believe that they allow that in Vegas. Just a bunch of filthy animals."

Covington added that he has been banned by the casino from entering it, but said as far as the incident is concerned "I'm not going to press charges."

UFC president Dana White stated after Usman's victory that he would look to put Usman and Covington together in the first title defense for the new champion.

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FANSIDED: Who exactly is Wim Hof?


DIEGO SANCHEZ: Iceman Wim Hof. Look him up on Google. That’s what we got Google for. He has 26 Guinness World Records. He climbed Mount Everest in his underwear at age 55. He has all the records for being able to withstand the cold, staying in pure ice where a normal person would suffer hypothermia. This is the best one though. The best one is being injected with Ebola virus endotoxin and being able to fight it off with this mind. Proven. And he says anybody could do it. And so that’s the type of energy than I’m looking for.
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This was a good babyface promo


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MMA fans have long had to evolve how they watch their favorite promotions with the recent push by both UFC and Bellator MMA into streaming deals with ESPN+ and DAZN, respectively.

That continued change took another step Monday afternoon as the world's largest fight promotion announced a deal with ESPN that will see UFC's pay-per-view era with traditional cable providers come to a close.

Starting with April's UFC 236 through 2025, fans in the U.S. looking to buy one of the company's 12 yearly PPVs will have one option to do so: ESPN+, the "exclusive distributor of UFC PPV events" and the "single point of purchase for customers" as outlined in a press release.

The cost per show is also decreasing from $64.99 to $59.99 per event. The two sides are also experimenting with bundling, offering a $79.99 ESPN+ yearly subscription and PPV event combo for new subscribers. It's unclear whether the only way to buy PPVs is to be an ESPN+ subscriber.

In the release, UFC retains the rights for their bar and restaurant business, but the era of being able to buy through cable providers like Comcast, DirecTV, Spectrum, or others is over effective immediately. In his press release quote, UFC president Dana White mentioned the company's "young fan base" -- a nod toward one of the reasons the decision was made.

The revenue split between ESPN and UFC wasn't announced, but cable companies historically got half of the PPV take for distribution, and one would think that model would be different with this move.

Along with the news, UFC and ESPN announced a two-year extension of their TV rights deal through 2025 less than three months after their five-year deal kicked off.

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:52 pm

Until he's offered a ton of money to fight again.


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That was rumored in January and now confirmed.

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That KO is pretty awesome.


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