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  • If fans were wondering what’s next for UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey after her most recent destruction of Cat Zingano at Saturday’s UFC 184, they needn’t wonder any longer.

    Unfortunately for fight fans, Rousey's next endeavor is in her other profession: making movies. Rousey, who made her acting debut in last year’s Expendables 3, already has upcoming roles in the soon-to-be-released Fast and Furious 7 and Entourage films. Now, entertainment outlet Variety is reporting that she has committed to her next movie.

    The film, “Mile 22” will be produced by Peter Berg, with a screenplay by Graham Roland and will feature Rousey as a CIA field operative paired with an Indonesia police officer (played by Iko Uwais, of “The Raid” franchise fame) battling ‘extreme’ political corruption. The casting seems to suggest, once again, that Rousey is being fast-tracked to a career as a true female action star.

    This, of course, is making some of her fighting contemporaries more than a little

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  • It didn’t take long for fans and pundits to wonder what was next for UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey after her 14-second decimation of Cat Zingano at UFC 184 this past Saturday. It was Rousey's 11th win in 11 fights, and Zingano was the last legitimate contender in the division who could challenge the 28-year-old phenom.

    Rousey has effectively wiped out any and all competition in the last two years on her warpath to UFC superstardom. Liz Carmouche, Miesha Tate, Cat Zingano, Alexis Davis and former Olympian Sara McMann have all fallen victim to world’s most dangerous female. To make matters more aggravating for UFC matchmakers, Rousey is finishing these opponents in record fashion; her last two opponents – Davis and Zingano – were finished in 30 seconds, combined.

    ‘Rowdy’ is running out of people to fight, and UFC announcer Joe Rogan thinks he may have a solution: Fight men. Or, at least, Rogan had an opinion on how she would stack up against her bantamweight

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  • UAE striker Ali Mabkhout has been officially recognised by the Guinness World Records for scoring the fastest goal in Asian Cup history.

    The 24-year-old entered his name into folklore after finding the back of the net after just 14 seconds of his side's 2-1 win over Bahrain in Group C.

    Springing Bahrain's offside trap, the prolific striker latches onto Omar Abdulrahman's delightful throughball before poking the ball past the advancing 'keeper.

    Mabkhout's blink-and-you'll-miss-it strike was faster than Kuwait’s Fathi Kameel against China in 1976 and China’s Xie Yuxin against Japan in 1992, both of which were scored inside the first minute.

    Makbhout, who plays his club football for Abu Dhabi giants Al Jazira, eventually went onto claim the Golden Boot at the 2015 Asian Cup after netting five goals to help the UAE to a third place finish.

    "I wanted to take home the top scorer award," said Mabkhout after the UAE's 3-2 win over Iraq in the third-place playoff match.

    "It is very good for me

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  • LOS ANGELES – It used to be that Ronda Rousey needed a minute to finish her fights. Now, she's getting two of them done in half of that time.

    The most dominant fighter in the world continued her mind-boggling run of destruction Saturday, submitting previously unbeaten top contender Cat Zingano in just 14 seconds – the quickest finish in UFC championship history – in the main event of UFC 184 at Staples Center to retain her women's bantamweight title.

    Rousey blew away Alexis Davis in just 16 seconds at UFC 175 in July in what seemed to be a ridiculously easy manner. But it was done even quicker on Saturday.

    Zingano raced out of her corner and threw a flying knee at Rousey. She then flung Rousey down. But Rousey, the vastly superior grappler, quickly reversed position and got on top.

    She extended Zingano's arm toward her and then turned her hips to the right, putting incredible pressure on the joint and forcing the tap.

    "We expected she might come out flying," Rousey said.

    It was over so

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  • LOS ANGELES -- Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, now a star in the WWE, was cageside at UFC 184 on Saturday, prompting speculation that the big man is on his way back to the UFC.

    Lesnar is nearing the end of his contract with the WWE and there has been talk, though none of it from Lesnar, that he wants to return to mixed martial arts. Lesnar suffered from diverticulitis during his UFC career and was never fully healthy.

    After defeating Antonio Silva in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on Sunday, one-time Lesnar rival Frank Mir called Lesnar out and said he'd love a rubber match.

    UFC president Dana White smiled when asked about Lesnar's presence during the event and said, "I don't know [why he's here.]"  Lesnar was not available to media. On Thursday, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer and MMA Fighting reported that Lesnar had come to a contract impasse with the WWE.

     

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  • LOS ANGELES -- The fight against doping in mixed martial arts took a big step forward on Saturday when Andy Foster, the executive officer of the California State Athletic Commission, told Yahoo Sports he was testing all 22 fighters taking part in UFC 184 for performance enhancing drugs.

    The tests, which Foster said will "come at a significant financial cost to this commission," will include both blood and urine tests of all fighters. In the event of a positive result, Foster said he would have a Carbon Isotope Ratio (CIR) test done on the sample.

    "We want to create an environment of deterrence," said Foster, who conducted out-of-competition testing of main eventers Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano. "We're not trying to suspend people or take their money, but the athletes need to know that when they come to California, we have the resources, the means and the will to do this."

    There has been a recent spate of positive tests among UFC athletes, none bigger than former middleweight champion

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  • LOS ANGELES – Champion Ronda Rousey and No. 1 contender Cat Zingano each made weight on Friday at LA Live, making official their bout on Saturday for the UFC women's bantamweight title at Staples Center in the main event of UFC 184.

    Rousey, who appeared more gaunt in the face than usual, weighed at the bantamweight limit of 135 pounds. Zingano, who weighed first, was 134 1/2.

    She was asked by UFC broadcaster Joe Rogan for a comment about the fight following the weigh-in. She said simply, "Just watch," and then turned and headed to the locker room.

    Rousey (10-0, 10 finishes) praised Zingano (9-0, eight finishes) as her most dangerous opponent, which she said is a good thing. As her hometown crowd cheered her, Rousey said, "I'm going to show you guys the most fantastic win ever."

    Holly Holm, a former boxing champion making her UFC debut in the co-main event, weighed in at 135 1/2, the same as her opponent, Raquel Pennington.

    Two fighters missed weight. Jake Ellenberger came in a

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  • LOS ANGELES -- UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who defends her title against No. 1 contender Cat Zingano Saturday at Staples Center in the main event of UFC 184, has long been an outspoken proponent of drug testing.

    She admitted Thursday during a media scrum that she is pretty much a homebody and doesn't do much other than work and relax at home. Part of that, she said was as a result of the year she spent as a bartender following the 2008 Olympics, where she won a bronze medal in judo.

    Rousey has been able to juggle all sorts of projects and remain successful inside the Octagon -- in addition to fighting, she's acted in three movies and will appear in more, has written an autobiography, appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, makes public appearances to promote the UFC and has been a frequent guest on late night talk shows -- which she said can do because she prioritizes fighting above all else.

    It's also because, from the sound of it, she got sick of

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  • Ferrari parked in office 33 years heads toward $3.4 million sale

    A guy in David Gooding’s position is used to strange calls concerning cars. Whether it’s a description of a faded hood ornament poking through hay in a barn or whisperings about a model that experts thought didn’t exist, the auction company founder is typically unruffled when it comes to “Do I have a story for you” tales.

    But not this time.

    “The phone rang, and I was told about what was promised to be a very nice Ferrari that was sitting inside its former owner’s office,” says Gooding. “I didn’t know quite what to make of this.”

    So he went to see the car. What he found startled him: a rakish 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 parked in something that blended a den, office and garage. The Ferrari was more stationary sculpture than resting racer. But it was all there, and it was beautiful. “I walked in and didn’t want to leave,” says Gooding. “If I could have pulled up a cot, I would have.”

    This 275 GTB/4 — which could bring between $3.4 and $3.8 million — is one of the highlights of Gooding and

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  • On Tuesday it was revealed that a FIFA taskforce had recommended the 2022 tournament be held during the winter months in order to combat the sweltering temperatures that regularly reach 50 degrees in the summer.

    [RELATED: Qatar World Cup 'must be held in November/December]

    [RELATED: Qatar's World Cup: What football fans can expect in 2022]

    It was announced that the World Cup is set to be held during November and December, which drew instant criticism due to the disturbance it would cause domestic leagues around the world.

    Former England striker Gary Lineker, who previously worked for Al Jazeera Sports (now BeIN SPORTS) condemned “farcical” FIFA bosses for the decision.

    While Lineker, England’s second-highest goal scorer of all time, acknowledges the move may give his country a better chance of success, he launched a fierce attack on

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