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UFC's Conor McGregor Says Goodbye ... Again

In his words: 'What a ride it's been!'

(Newser) - Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the UFC on Sunday for the third time in four years, telling ESPN that "I'm a bit bored of the game. I'm just not excited about the game. I don't know if it's no crowd. I don't know... More »

Disney Pulls Plug on UFC 249

Mixed martial arts fights won't be happening after all

(Newser) - UFC 249 was canceled Thursday after ESPN and parent company Disney stopped UFC President Dana White’s plan to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic, the AP reports. After defiantly vowing for weeks—amid mixed public opinion—to maintain a regular schedule of fights while the rest of the sports... More »

Sports World Shut Down, but This Event Is Still Scheduled

UFC 249 still expected to be held April 18, though there are questions

(Newser) - UFC 249 is still on schedule for April 18, with Tony Ferguson fighting Justin Gaethje for an interim lightweight title in the main event, the AP reports. Although UFC President Dana White hasn’t announced a venue for his promotion's biggest pay-per-view show of the spring, he remains determined... More »

Why Pot Shops Need Unions

And unions need them right back, John Ford argues

(Newser) - When you think of unions, you probably think of blue-collar trucker types, auto workers, or maybe teachers. You probably don't imagine the hippy stoners currently employed by the country's semi-legal pot dispensaries. Believe it or not, the United Food and Commercial Workers union has been crucial in staffing... More »

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