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Conor McGregor should headline MSG card

UFC 205 is scheduled to be the promotion’s first foray into Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12. So of course anytime you do a show at the Garden, you need to make sure you go big like the apple.

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CM Punk loss part of bizarre UFC card

UFC 203 went down from beautiful Cleveland Ohio, the city of recent champions, like the Cleveland Cavaliers and UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic (16-2).

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McGregor-Diaz lived up to the hype

Sometimes much-hyped fights don’t live up to what the well-produced and slick video previews tell us is going to be the “biggest fight in UFC history!” But at UFC 202, Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz 2 surpassed all of the hyperbole.

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Diaz fears he's being 'weeded out' of UFC

Leading up to one of the biggest fights of the year, Conor McGregor (19-3) has been busy trolling WWE wrestlers. Maybe he’s planting seeds for a future Wrestlemania appearance, but he should be focused on the “real fight” coming this Saturday at UFC 202 in Las Vegas.

Port Coquitlam’s Jeremy “JBC” Kennedy. FILE PHOTO, 24 HOURS

Poco fighter looks for Octagon shot reported over the weekend that Port Coquitlam’s Jeremy “JBC” Kennedy (8-0) is finally getting his shot in a UFC Octagon.

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Don't rush to judgment on Brock Lesnar

If you’ve ever looked at a banned substances list, it’s massive, detailed and — in some ways — unfair. Athletes have been popped for tainted supplements (it does happen) or even something as simple as testing positive for ingredients found in the food they ate while on vacation overseas. True story.

UFC President Dana White (C) looks on as mixed martial artist Anderson Silva (R) shakes hands with and bows to mixed martial artist Daniel Cormier (L) as they face off at their weigh-in for UFC 200 at T-Mobile Arena on July 8, 2016. Getty Images

Cormier defeats Anderson Silva in UFC 200 bout

UFC 200 took place from the brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It was a stacked card of epic proportions. Despite losing Jon Jones to a positive drug test, the card was still deep enough to remain interesting.

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UFC 200 focus should be Lesnar return

UFC 200 has a lot of things going for it, but one of the biggest fights I’m looking forward to is Brock Lesnar (5-3) vs Mark Hunt (12-10-1).

Anderson Silva is Trevor Dueck's fave UFC fighter of all time. GETTY IMAGES

My ultimate Ultimate Fighting Championship list

It’s pretty crazy to think that we’ve already had 200 UFC events. It has been an absolute pleasure writing this column and covering MMA over the years. So thank you to all of you who have picked up a copy of 24 hours.

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Rory's free agency plans go awry

B.C.’s own Rory MacDonald (18-4) fought Stephen Thompson (13-1) last Saturday night in the main event at UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa, Ontario.

Anthony Pettis will fight in Vancouver on Aug. 27. GETTY IMAGES

UFC coming back to Vancouver in August

The UFC made a surprise announcement Wednesday that they will be coming back to Vancouver on Aug. 27. This caught me and others by surprise because, frankly, the organization hasn’t had a lot of success in this town. I personally thought it would be a while before we saw the Octagon return to the friendly confines of Rogers Arena.

Stipe Miocic celebrates his big win. REUTERS

Stipe Miocic makes Cleveland cheer

It’s easy to make fun of Cleveland, Ohio as a painful sports town. The poor bastards haven’t won any kind of championship since the Browns won a Super Bowl in 1964. Kind of reminds me of Vancouver.

MMA Conor McGregor. REUTERS

Mayweather-McGregor just a troll job

Floyd Mayweather Jr. must be bored or enjoys trolling the MMA world. Late last week, British tabloid The Sun reported that a boxing match between “Money” Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor was currently being negotiated.