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  • Albuquerque police have issued an arrest warrant for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones after his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run accident in Albuquerque, N.M. on Sunday.

    According to a release from the Albuquerque Police Department on Monday night, "arrangements" are in place for Jones to turn himself in.

    Witnesses told police that Jones ran from the crash that hospitalized a pregnant woman after grabbing a handful of cash from the car he was in.

    Police say the crash happened when the driver of a rented SUV ran a red light. The official police report on the incident, first obtained by on Monday, identifies Jones as the suspect who fled the scene of the accident on foot. MMA paperwork belonging to Jones was found inside the vehicle, along with an Enterprise rental car

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  • With their ice dance partners looking on, Olympic medalists Charlie White and Tanith Belbin tied the knot on Saturday night. 

    White and partner Meryl Davis captured the gold medal in 2014 and silver in 2010. They were the first Americans to win gold in Olympic ice dancing. Belbin captured silver with partner Ben Agosto in 2006, at the time the first American pair to medal in 30 years.

    Both couples trained in Detroit, Michigan. They knew each other for more than a decade before White, 27, and Belbin, 30, started dating in 2009.

    "She was the most beautiful girl at the rink," White told People. "I think probably every guy had a crush on her." 

    They married in front of about 130 family and friends, with Davis and fellow former ice dancer Lauren Fenft in the bridal party.

    "Having been friends for so many

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  • Albuquerque police are seeking to speak with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in relation to a traffic accident in which a woman was transported to a local hospital with injuries.

    Details are scarce, but reporter David Kano spoke to Albuquerque Police spokesman Simon Drobik. Drobik told Kano that rumors that drugs were found in Jones' car are false.

    "I don't know where the hell that came from," Drobick told Kano.

    When reached by Yahoo Sports, Drobick referred to a tweet on the APD's office Twitter account that said the police "CANNOT confirm that Jon Jones was involved in a H&R accident from this morning. The investigation is ongoing."

    Later, the police put out a statement confirming they are seeking to speak to Jones.

    UFC president Dana White said he was still trying to gather facts and that no decision has yet been made regarding Jones' status for UFC 187. Jones is slated to defend his title against Anthony Johnson on May 23 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in what will be one

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  • It had been 27 months since UFC fans last saw Quinton “Rampage” Jackson fighting for the UFC and on Saturday night at UFC 186, the 36-year-old former light heavyweight champion of the world was determined to make up for lost time.

    Showing a varied attack, filled with flashes of the old “Rampage” mixed with an updated technical approach, Jackson picked apart opponent Fabio Maldonado en route to a unanimous decision victory in front of the Bell Centre crowd in Montreal.

    “I’m baaaack!” Rampage said to UFC announcer Joe Rogan post-fight.

    “Hey, you guys don’t know how stressed I was. I wanted to come here and fight in front of the Canadian fans so much.

    “[But] I had to fight to get here. I had some haters that were trying to stop my return to the UFC. I thought I was gonna do better by leaving the UFC, but I was wrong. I’m the first to admit I was wrong. UFC is the best organization on the planet – I tested it!”

    Jackson, of course, is referring to his well-publicized departure from the UFC

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  • The final nine seconds of the main event of UFC 186 on Saturday at the Bell Centre in Montreal was all that was needed to define the brilliance of Demetrious Johnson.

    Johnson had his fight with Kyoji Horiguchi well in hand, and clearly was going to rack up his sixth consecutive successful flyweight title defense in the main event of UFC 186 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

    Johnson once again showed his amazing all-around ability. He's exceptionally fast, but there isn't one other trait that makes him feared. He's not the hardest hitter. He doesn't have the best submissions. He's not the greatest wrestler.

    Not only are there few fighters whose technique is as good as Johnson's, but there are even fewer who improve fight-to-fight the way Johnson does.

    And with 10 seconds left Saturday, he had Horiguchi in a crucifix. Johnson could have held him there and would have gone on to take a wide unanimous decision victory. That, though, wasn't good enough for Johnson.

    As trainer Matt Hume was

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  • Michael Bisping came into his UFC 186 fight on Saturday night against CB Dollaway determined to prove that he was more than just a gatekeeper for the UFC's middleweight division.

    And after a hard fought unanimous decision victory over Dollaway, the 23-fight UFC veteran may finally be on his way to losing the "longest-tenured fighter to never fight for a championship" label.

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    Prior to tonight's fight inside the Bell Centre in Montreal, Bisping was just 3-4 in his last seven fights and was coming off a loss to surging UFC contender Luke Rockhold. Consistency has been the name of the game in the 36-year-old's decade-long UFC career and Bisping knows he has more convincing to do if he ever wants to see gold in his future.

    "Listen, I know more than anybody I've had my setbacks," said Bisping post-fight, "but trust me, I'm still working. I have the potential [and] believe you me, I'm going nowhere. I want this more than anyone.

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  • Michael Phelps talks with coach Bob Bowman prior to competing in the men's 100 meter butterfly preliminary, Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Michael Phelps talks with coach Bob Bowman prior to competing in the men's 100 meter butterfly preliminary, Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Michael Phelps' long-time coach, Bob Bowman, just accepted the job as head coach of the Arizona State swimming team, Swimming World reports.

    It's exciting news for the ASU swimmers, considering Bowman is the man who helped prep Phelps for his 22 Olympic-medal-winning performances, including 18 golds.

    It also means Phelps will most likely be moving to Tempe, Ariz., to train for the Rio Olympics, just as he moved to Michigan to train while Bowman was the head coach at Michigan State between the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.

    For the majority of their partnership, Bowman has coached Phelps and others, including five-time Olympic medalist Allison Schmitt near, Phelps' hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. 

    Phelps has continued to train with Bowman throughout the swimmer's six-month suspension from USA Swimming. He was suspended in October for violating the organization's code of conduct for being pulled over while driving under the influence. At the time, he agreed to enter a six-week treatment

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  • Irish-born UFC superstar Conor McGregor has had quite a year.

    First came a headlining performance of the night in January against Dennis Siver in Boston. Shortly thereafter the UFC announced that he would be getting his long-desired title shot against featherweight champion Jose Aldo on July 11 in Las Vegas at UFC 189.

    Just last week McGregor created a mini-media firestorm when he mentioned that he would beat Floyd Mayweather in less than 30 seconds if they fought. And get this – Mayweather actually took the time to respond, calling McGregor a ‘joke’ (for reference, “Money” was once asked about UFC star Ronda Rousey before replying, "I don’t know who he is").

    When he isn’t finishing his opponents in the Octagon or trolling future hall-of-fame boxers in the media, McGregor can be found in his signature suits, riling up fans and piling up paychecks.

    The Conor McGregor train continued to roll Thursday night when the featherweight announced another addition to his growing bank account.

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  • UFC fighter Lyoto Machida was once a man with no perceivable weakness. He was the harbinger of a new era of fighting when, as an elusive counter-punching phenom, he won the UFC light heavyweight championship over Rashad Evans at UFC 98 with a spectacular knockout. At the time, he was 15-0 and was the closest thing to ‘unsolvable’ that the sport had ever seen.

    Machida is now confusing for an entirely different reason. On Saturday, at UFC on FOX, the former light heavyweight champion lost the sixth fight of his career – a brutal second-round stoppage at the hands of middleweight prospect Luke Rockhold. It was a disheartening blow to Machida and his fans, as Rockhold dominated him in every facet of the fight, in the process making the former champ seem aged and – to put it bluntly – out of place.

    If Machida’s perceived lack of weakness kept challengers from signing on the dotted line in years' past, well, his recent in-ring troubles have certainly brought out those looking to climb the

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  • The road to UFC 186 just keeps getting stranger and stranger.

    First, the main event between bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao was postponed due to injury. Then, there was the well-documented tug-of-war between the UFC and Bellator over Quinton “Rampage” Jackson's involvement in the co-main event. Now, on Wednesday, the UFC has announced that Dish Network and the Las Vegas-based MMA promotion have been unsuccessful in coming to terms on a distribution deal. Therefore, Dish Network subscribers won't be able to purchase UFC 186.Dish subscribers wanting to watch Demetrious Johnson defend his title Saturday are out of luck.Dish subscribers wanting to watch Demetrious Johnson defend his title Saturday are out of luck.

    The UFC issued the following statement to its fans via their website.

    "Due to contractual issues, DISH Network will not be offering UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi on Pay-Per-View this Saturday. While all other providers in the U.S. have come to an agreement on renewal terms, DISH Network has elected not to renew its distribution agreement with UFC. We have enjoyed a strong and productive relationship with DISH over the years, and while we’re

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