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UFC's Dodson eases up on 'respect' for Johnson this time

One of the reasons John Dodson believes he didn't take Demetrious Johnson's Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight belt the first time they fought in 2013 is that he showed the champion too much respect. That shouldn't be a problem in the rematch Saturday in the main event of UFC 191 at the MGM Grand Garden.

Aldo injury jeopardizes McGregor fight

FC featherweight champion Jose Aldo suffered a rib injury in training Tuesday, jeopardizing a scheduled title defense against Conor McGregor. The fight was supposed to serve as the main event of UFC 189 at MGM Grand on July 11.

Werdum silences doubters — again

Fabricio Werdum completes rise to the top by beating Cain Velasquez in Mexico City to become the UFC heavyweight champion. He also propelled himself into the conversation of the best heavyweights in the sport’s young history.

Werdum submits Velasquez for UFC heavyweight belt

Fabricio Werdum, who won the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s interim heavyweight title during the 20-month absence of champion Cain Velasquez, submitted Velasquez in the third round of the main event of UFC 188 in Mexico City to claim the undisputed belt Saturday.