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UFC 220: Miocic vs. Ngannou

UFC 220: Miocic vs. Ngannou
When: January 20th, 2018
Where: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts
How: Pay-Per-View
Who:

Preliminary Card:

(UFC Fight Pass 7PM ET/4PM PT)

Matt Bessette vs. Enrique Barzola

Islam Makhachev vs. Gleison Tibau

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Julio Arce vs. Dan Ige

Dustin Ortiz vs. Alexandre Pantoja

Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Sabah Homasi

Kyle Bochniak vs. Brandon Davis

Main Card:

(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Thomas Almeida vs. Rob Font

Francimar Barroso vs. Gian Villante

Shane Burgos vs. Calvin Kattar

Volkan Oezdemir vs. Daniel Cormier (UFC light heavyweight champion)

Francis Ngannou vs. Stipe Miocic (UFC heavyweight champion)

‘UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2’ Live Results

“UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2” takes place Saturday night inside Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

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‘The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale’ Live Results

“The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale” takes place Friday inside Park Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada

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‘UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2’ Live Weigh-In Results And Video

The official weigh-ins for “UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2” took place Friday morning in Detroit, Michigan.

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Daniel Cormier Fights Volkan Oezdemir At UFC 220

Volkan Oezdemir might be facing a felony battery charge, but that won’t prevent him from trying to batter UFC lightweight champion Daniel Cormier (pictured) at UFC 220.

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‘UFC Fight Night 122: Bisping vs. Gastelum’ Live Results

“UFC Fight Night 122: Bisping vs. Gastelum” took place Saturday inside Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai.

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‘UFC Fight Night 121: Werdum vs. Tybura’ Live Results

“UFC Fight Night 121: Werdum vs. Tybura” takes place Saturday inside Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.

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‘Cyborg’ Justino vs. Holly Holm Finally Set For UFC 219

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After seemingly endless back-and-forth, the women’s featherweight title tilt between champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino and Holly Holm is finally set for UFC 219.

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Oscar De La Hoya Shows Hypocrisy In Challenging Conor McGregor

Oscar De La Hoya is 44 and hasn’t fought in nearly a decade. The Golden Boy says he’s been secretly training to return to action against Conor McGregor.

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Conor McGregor Apologizes For Antics At Bellator 187

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One day after posting (then deleting) a defiant response to his inexcusable actions at Belltor 187, Conor McGregor issued an apology on Tuesday.

Because no true mea culpa in 2017 can be taken seriously without a selfie:

I sincerely apologize for my behavior at last weekends fight event in Dublin. While trying to support a loyal teammate and friend, I let my emotions get the best of me and acted out of line. As a multiple weight UFC champion, executive producer, role model and public figure, I must hold myself to a higher standard. The referee Marc Godard was making a horrendous decision in trying to pick an unconscious fighter up off the floor and force the fight to continue into the second round. Even against the wishes of the said fighters coach. The fight was over. After witnessing my fighter in a fight where the worst happened and the opponent passed away from his injuries on the night, I thought the worst was about to happen again, and I lost it and over reacted. I am sorry to everyone. I sincerely apologize to the Director of the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation, Mike Mazzulli, all the officials and staff working the event, Andy Ryan and his fighter John, two stonch ones that put up a great fight every time. That side will always have my respect, and lastly every one of my fans. I love yous all! I’ve always learned from my mistakes and this will be no different.

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This is a far different response than what McGregor offered Monday via Twitter.

“Bloke KO’d on the floor bout a minute straight and ref trying to say fights not over Conor,” McGregor wrote, only to regrettably delete moments later. “That’s when I lost it. F–k yous all.”

In case you missed it, McGregor was sitting cageside at Bellator 187 inside 3Arena in his backyard of Dublin Friday supporting his fellow SGB Ireland teammate Charlie Ward. After watching Ward unleash a vicious 1stRound TKO victory over John Redmond, McGregor rushed inside the cage in excitement despite not being a licensed cornerman.

McGregor then shoved referee Marc Goddard and started screaming at him, while a battered Redmond was trying to regain his senses by McGregor’s feet. McGregor had to be physically removed from the cage.

In today’s apology, McGregor is referencing last April’s tragic death of Ireland’s Joao Carvalho. Carvelho passed away just 48 hours after suffering a knockout loss to Ward in Dublin.

That may or may not be a legitimate reason for McGregor’s assault on Goddard, but he fails to explain why he slapped a commissioner in the face moments later when he was stopped from jumping the cage to continue his celebration with Ward.

Yeah, I’d be embarrassed to bring this part up again, too…

Association of Boxing Commissions president Mike Mazzulli, who served as the director of the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation for the event, is currently evaluating his legal options against McGregor.

The UFC has yet to publicly address McGregor’s actions, but Mazzulli claims they have dealt with their lightweight champion behind the scenes. Mazzulli said on The MMA Hour that the UFC told him they have pulled McGregor from their end of the year bash on December 30.

You can take the “punishment” with a grain of salt, because McGregor was not scheduled to appear in the event anyway.