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17hBrett Okamoto

Rockhold interested in showdown with Silva

Outside of a third bout with current UFC champion Michael Bisping, middleweight Luke Rockhold's top choice for his fall return is Anderson Silva.

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Should Lesnar keep his UFC 200 earnings? (2:08)
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Luke Rockhold on PED's in the UFC

Brett Okamoto talks to Luke Rockhold about PED's in the UFC and who he wants next. Plus, Rose Namajunas' coach Trevor Wittman and MMA pro odds maker Nick Kalikas.

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Chael: Lawler, Woodley have personal ties (2:31)
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Kellerman applauds Hunt for Lesnar comments (1:14)
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Hunt calls out 'cheater' Lesnar, UFC over doping

Mark Hunt accused the UFC of not doing enough to fight performance-enhancing drug use in MMA and ripped Brock Lesnar as a "cheater" following the former heavyweight champion's failed drug tests.

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Ronaldo vs. UFC's Conor McGregor

Portugal and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo popped into the gym to face off against UFC fighter Conor McGregor in Las Vegas on Sunday.

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Holm explains what went wrong vs. Shevchenko (1:38)
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'Cyborg' calls out Rousey, wants fight at UFC 205

In a lengthy social media post, Cris "Cyborg" Justino questioned longtime rival Ronda Rousey as a role model and called for the two to fight at UFC 205 on Nov. 12.

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Knockout of the year candidate? (0:33)
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Jalen & Jacoby: Will Brock Lesnar ever fight in the UFC again? (1:33)
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Could B samples clear Lesnar of failed drug test? (1:37)
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Dana White vs. Darren Rovell for UFC 202? (2:10)
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UFC's Mendes receives 2-year suspension

After testing positive for a growth-hormone-releasing hexapeptide, three-time UFC featherweight title contender Chad Mendes has been suspended for two years under the UFC's anti-doping program.

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Cena: 'Brock's got a long, hard road ahead' (0:46)
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USADA informs UFC of 2nd failed Lesnar test

USADA told the UFC that Brock Lesnar failed a drug test on July 9 in Las Vegas, the second failed drug test for the former heavyweight champion before he fought at UFC 200.

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Lawler: I'm going to put my hands on him and get a KO (1:38)
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Official: 'Cro Cop,' W. Silva headline RIZIN event

Mixed martial arts legends Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic and Wanderlei Silva will return to the ring to fight in a RIZIN FF openweight tournament starting Sept. 25 in Tokyo, an official told ESPN.

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Confirmed Scoggins is off UFC 201. Stopped cutting at 132. Sources told me UFC decided to cancel bout and McCall will be an alternate.

Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

Robbie Lawler is admittedly a very reserved person who often seems out of place at media events. He says he isn't motivated by the fame or celebrity that comes with being a UFC champion. So what does excite him about the job?

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Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

Welterweight champion Robbie Lawler on how well he matches up stylistically with Tyron Woodley entering UFC 201 on Saturday.

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Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

A statue of Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins stands outside of Philips Arena in Atlanta, the home for Saturday's UFC 201 card. Welterweight champion Robbie Lawler faces Tyron Woodley in the main event.

Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

Robbie Lawler has a theory as to why he's so wired to take punishment and fight back even stronger inside the Octagon. "I think I just watched too many crazy movies growing up," the UFC welterweight champion said. "I think I'm just one of those action heroes who never says die."

Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

Matt Brown explained his decision to go with a mohawk ahead of Saturday's UFC 201 return against Jake Ellenberger.

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