- UFC president Dana White will debut a new reality series on July 11 featuring five live fights. The program, "Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series," airs on UFC Fight Pass.
- Former UFC title contender Nick Diaz faces another possible suspension after failing to inform USADA where he would be three times. The anti-drug doping company requires fighters to inform them where they will be for future drug testing.
The UFC released a statement on the matter Thursday:
The UFC organization has been notified that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Nick Diaz of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from Diaz's alleged accumulation of three Whereabouts Failures within a 12-month period. Diaz, like all other UFC athletes, is enrolled in USADA's UFC Registered Testing Pool and required to file accurate Whereabouts information in order to be located for out-of-competition, no-notice testing.
USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of Diaz's case, who has been provisionally suspended pending the final resolution of this matter. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.
- Conor McGregor has released footage of himself preparing for Floyd Mayweather, attaching the caption "You've never seen these moves." McGregor and Mayweather square in August on pay-per-view from Las Vegas.
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