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Banned! Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz camps prohibited from water bottle wars rematch during UFC 202

If Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz want to run back their recent game of water bottle toss, it will have to happen outside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. That’s because property officials probably want to ensure the safety of their other guests, as well as avoid potential lawsuits, banning members of their respective entourages from the building. The only exceptions are those individuals who have been licensed to corner the fighters during UFC 202, which takes this weekend (Sat., Aug. 20, 2016).

For the sake of clarity: T-Mobile Arena is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and the Anschutz Entertainment Group. In other words, MGM has the authority — and the technology — to do as it pleases in regard to this situation.

Chris Avila — who is a Diaz protege — and Artem Levin — a McGregor disciple — were booked to battle for obvious reasons. Unfortunately, those two are now affected by this decision and neither one of them was seemingly involved in yesterday’s circus. Guilty by association, apparently.

To add insult to injury — at least in the case of Diaz — his older brother, Nick Diaz, will not be allowed in his corner. That’s because he apparently still owes Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) $ 100,000 related to his most recent settlement agreement. Therefore, technically, he is still considered suspended even though his sentence was up earlier this month.

What a tangled web the Diaz brothers weave.

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Can a wingless pigeon knock you out? What’s a chicken water? UFC 198 stars guess MMA terms in Portuguese

CURITIBA, Brazil — MMA is growing in popularity in Brazil, but not many casual fans know what fighting teams actually mean. Ahead of Saturday’s UFC 198 event in Curitiba, we asked some of the American fighters on the card to guess the meaning of wingless pigeon, kill snake, Mary mat and other MMA terms.

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Watch: Anderson Silva vs Michael Bisping ‘Like Water’ trailer for UFC Fight Night 84 event in London

Ultimate Fighting Championship is prepared to make the trip back across the pond for a stellar Fight Pass-exclusive UFC Fight Night 84 mixed martial arts (MMA) card, featuring a Middleweight main event years in the making as ex-champion Anderson Silva takes aim at brash British contender Michael Bisping.

In advance of the event, which emanates from inside O2 Arena in London, England on Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, UFC is releasing several trailers and full fight videos to engage the MMA audience. With Silva and Bisping already holding court in the states for customary open workout sessions for media, that means it’s almost time to watch “The Spider” and “The Count” do the Octagon tango.

Things are sure getting testy.

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MMA Bill Fails in New York. Sky Is Blue. Water Wet.


(Wait, you brought Koscheck? NO WONDER NO ONE LIKES YOU. via Getty.)

Should I even bother dressing this article up with fancy words and intro paragraphs? It would just be reiterating that same sh*t New York-born/based MMA fans have been dealing with for as long as I can remember, with the lone exception being the arrest of Sheldon Silver — one of the biggest opponents of the MMA in NY bill — being arrested on corruption charges in January. Nah, I think I’ll just cut to the chase.

The bill to legalize professional MMA in NY has died once again before it reached the legislature. In other news: The sky is blue. Water is wet. Arrested Development was cancelled way too soon.

Here’s some politician saying political words about why the bill failed.

My big challenge today is that a number of members who are counted as supporters were just unavailable today because of the scheduling, that we weren’t expected to be here this long,” Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, D-Irondequoit, Monroe County, the bill’s sponsor, told Gannett’s Albany Bureau.

“And it’s really complicated efforts to get to 76. I think it’s looking less likely as the day wears on.”

I really don’t feel like wasting any more mental energy on this, so I’ll just chalk up the fact that professional, sanctioned MMA has failed in New York for the billionth time to “the ebb and flow of life.” At least everyone is now free to love who they want to, which is a slightly bigger deal than some dumb state being dumb. Ebb and flow. Ebb and flow.

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MMA Bill Fails in New York. Sky Is Blue. Water Wet.


(Wait, you brought Koscheck? NO WONDER NO ONE LIKES YOU. via Getty.)

Should I even bother dressing this article up with fancy words and intro paragraphs? It would just be reiterating that same sh*t New York-born/based MMA fans have been dealing with for as long as I can remember, with the lone exception being the arrest of Sheldon Silver — one of the biggest opponents of the MMA in NY bill — being arrested on corruption charges in January. Nah, I think I’ll just cut to the chase.

The bill to legalize professional MMA in NY has died once again before it reached the legislature. In other news: The sky is blue. Water is wet. Arrested Development was cancelled way too soon.

Here’s some politician saying political words about why the bill failed.

My big challenge today is that a number of members who are counted as supporters were just unavailable today because of the scheduling, that we weren’t expected to be here this long,” Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, D-Irondequoit, Monroe County, the bill’s sponsor, told Gannett’s Albany Bureau.

“And it’s really complicated efforts to get to 76. I think it’s looking less likely as the day wears on.”

I really don’t feel like wasting any more mental energy on this, so I’ll just chalk up the fact that professional, sanctioned MMA has failed in New York for the billionth time to “the ebb and flow of life.” At least everyone is now free to love who they want to, which is a slightly bigger deal than some dumb state being dumb. Ebb and flow. Ebb and flow.

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