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Veteran referee Marc Goddard chose to keep quiet when former UFC interim champ Colby Covington attacked him, even after two weeks’ worth of “incalculable” abuse from the public. Goddard said Covington’s response to his performance in the UFC 245 title fight against champ Kamaru Usman was “totally and utterly inappropriate, abusive,” and “threatening.” As a result, he said, he received death threats and accusations he had a financial interest in the bout. But he resisted...

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Vanessa Melo is once again replacing Duda Santana in the UFC, this time against Sarah Alpar at UFC Oklahoma City on May 2. Both fighters confirmed the change on social media following a report by Combate. Melo (10-7), who replaced Santana the first time in November, taking on Tracy Cortez in Sao Paulo, still looks for her first win in the Octagon after losing a pair of decisions in 2019. Melo also stepped in as...

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Ever since Thursday’s announcement that the promotion would return to Dublin on Aug. 15, conversations regarding who will be the next Irish fighter signed to the UFC have ramped up significantly. Last week, it was announced that top prospect Ross Houston had vacated the Cage Warriors title after being released from the organization. Later the same day, it was revealed that Northern Ireland’s Rhys McKee would fight for Cage Warriors gold when the promotion docks...

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Former UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz, who at one time was the biggest star in U.S. MMA, is now training for pro wrestling. Ortiz has been training as a beginner at the WWE’s Performance Center in Orlando, Fla, for potential pro wrestling appearances. The idea of a former MMA star doing pro wrestling is hardly unusual. The WWE currently has at least 12 former MMA fighters on its 300-wrestler roster including former champions like...

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The Texas commission is standing by a judge at the center of controversy after UFC 247. Joe Solis, who gave UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones a 49-46 score over Dominick Reyes in the pay-per-view event’s headliner, will continue to serve as an official, per the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. UFC commentator Joe Rogan called Solis’ scorecard “insane” and blasted MMA officials, calling for fighters, commentators and journalists to design a new and...

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ONE Championship will move forward with their next card scheduled for Singapore on Feb. 28, but the show will take place behind closed doors with no fans in attendance due to the coronavirus outbreak. ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong confirmed the news on Monday in a lengthy post on his Facebook page. “In light of the coronavirus situation in Singapore, I have made the decision to convert ONE: King of the Jungle on February 28 into...