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As Days and Months go by, It appears that Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather may soon be fighting , don't book your trip to Las Vegas Yet is not official.
According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, California State Athletic Commission officials confirmed that McGregor has been issued a license to box in The state of California.
UFC President Dana White declined to comment when contacted by MMAjunkie.
McGregor made history earlier this month by becoming the first man to simultaneously hold two UFC titles after downing Eddie Alvarez to add the promotion’s lightweight title to a trophy case that already held the featherweight title, as well.
UFC president Dana White said McGregor would have to let go of one of the titles, though the 28-year-old famously said he wasn’t planning on willingly making such a decision.
This past weekend, UFC officials announced that McGregor had relinquished his 145-pound title, with interim champ Jose Aldo accepting undisputed status, and top contenders Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis battling for an interim title at UFC 206.
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For those people that didn't get the opportunity to watch Andrey Koreshkov vs Douglas Lima at Bellator 164 on Friday night, don't worry we didn't forget about this match-up
This is not the first time these 2 fighters fought each other , Both fighters first met each other at Bellator 140 last year with Lima coming off a serious knee injury, Koreshkov dominated Lima and won a lopsided unanimous decision win.
And Now Bellator 164 in Tel Aviv, Israel , Koreshkov in the 1st round scored a takedown , threw quick and powerful spinning heel kicks at the head of Lima
The 2nd Round of this match-up was mostly focused on the ground and once again Koreshkov with the takedown , and spent the second half of the round trying to find his way around Lima.
In the 3rd Round, Koreshkov, who had fought on the outside of the cage for most of the fight, began to pressure Lima , Lima did a left hook against Koreshkov in which he was flattened at 1:21 into the 3rd round.
With the victory, Lima became a two-time welterweight world champion in the Bellator MMA division.
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I know your looking at this article saying to yourself, Miesha not retiring from MMA, well hate to say it but Miesha is returning from the sport.
Tate announced her decision following a unanimous decision defeat to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday night.
"I'm announcing my retirement tonight; it's my time," Tate said. “I’ll love this sport forever, but it isn’t my time anymore.”
Tate, who was just two matches removed from winning the 135-pound gold belt , struggled against Pennington, whom she coached on Season 18 of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Pennington nearly finished “Cupcake” with a modified standing guillotine choke in the opening stanza, held her own in grappling exchanges and landed her jab consistently throughout the matchup.
Tate admitted that the result of the fight influenced her decision.
“This was a huge fight for me — the biggest fight of my career. She’s a huge name in the sport and a former champion,” Pennington said. “During ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ we developed a friendship, but business is business. I had to go out there and take care of business tonight.”
The 30-year-old Washington native exits the sport with an 18-7 career mark. Her 2012 showdown with Ronda Rousey in Strikeforce helped bring a lot of attention to women’s MMA, and Tate remained one of the sport’s most popular fighters once she transitioned to the UFC.
Tate resumed her rivalry with Rousey in the Octagon but fell to Rousey for a second time at UFC 168. The Xtreme Couture representative then went on a five-fight winning streak, which culminated in a fifth-round submission of Holly Holm at UFC 196 to capture the bantamweight title. Tate lost the belt in her next outing, falling to Amanda Nunes via first-round submission at UFC 200.
Over the course of her career, Tate earned victories over the likes of Holm, Jessica Eye, Sara McMann, Liz Carmouche, Julie Kedzie, Marloes Coenen and Hitomi Akano, to name a few.
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ESPN has reported that The United States Anti-Doping Agency has suspended Jon Jones to a one-year suspension in response to a failed drug test on June 16.
Jones received a suspension in July after he tested positive for clomiphene and letrozole, substances that are banned by the USADA. The positive test resulted in Jones being pulled from a scheduled rematch with Daniel Cormier in the UFC 200 main event on July 9 in Las Vegas. He argued that the positive test was the result of a sexual enhancement pill Jones had received from a teammate. An independent panel from McLaren Global Sports Solutions found Jones at fault and levied the one-year suspension. The decision was detailed in a 29-page report that was released to the public.
Jones tested positive for cocaine in January 2015 and was involved in a hit-and-run accident three months later that led to his being stripped of the undisputed UFC light heavyweight championship. Jones owns a 22-1 record inside the Octagon, as his only loss was the result of a disqualification against Matt Hamill at “The Ultimate Fighter 10” Finale in 2010.
Jones’ suspension will run through July 6, 2017. He still faces possible disciplinary action from the Nevada Athletic Commission.
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