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  • 25 Jul
    导出博客文章Conor McGregor has revealed he will now fight at UFC 200 in July after
    originally withdrawing from the event. McGregor announced his retirement from
    MMA when he pulled out but has since retracted that, saying his earlier
    announcement had been provoked by the amount of promotional work he had been
    forced to do for previous fights. Who is UFCs real No 1? Jon Jones and
    Demetrious Johnson are at the pinnacle of the pound-for-pound list, but who is
    better? The Irishman had been due to have a rematch with Nate Diaz on the July 9
    card in Las Vegas. However, it now appears he will be on the UFC 200 card after
    he posted on Twitter: Happy to announce that I am BACK on UFC 200! Shout out to
    @danawhite [Dana White, UFC president] and @lorenzofertitta [Lorenzo Feritta,
    UFC chairman] on getting this one done for the fans. #Respect.White had
    commented last week that McGregors reluctance to do the promotional work for UFC
    200 made it unlikely he would feature at the event, but it appears a compromise
    has now been reached.There has been no official confirmation from UFC of
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    the companys CEO told him news that would reduce the value of his shares, for
    which hed paid $7.5 million. But he said he did nothing improper when he sold
    those shares over the next two days. LAS VEGAS -- A plan to build an NFL stadium
    in Las Vegas and lure the Raiders from Oakland crossed a major hurdle Thursday
    when a Nevada oversight committee voted unanimously to recommend $750 million in
    public funding for the project.The Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure
    Committee recommended raising the hotel tax in the Las Vegas area to help pay
    for a 65,000-seat domed venue that was promoted and would be partially financed
    by billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. Proponents still need to win over
    the governor, the Legislature and three-quarters of NFL owners to make the
    project a reality, but its a significant milestone for a city thats never had a
    professional football team and has been hammering out the particulars of the
    Raiders deal for months.We get an NFL team, and that is a significant step
    forward for Las Vegas and the community, committee chairman Steve Hill said
    about the projects potential. Those teams bring the community together. Were
    going to have people wearing Raiders jerseys and high-fiving each other ...
    Thats not something you can put a number on.The Adelson family plans to put $650
    million toward the stadium, which would also be home to UNLV Football, while the
    Raiders plan to kick in $500 million. Officials with the Las Vegas Sands,
    Adelsons company, said they dont want to return any profits to the public
    because theyd be making little or no money on the stadium. Theyre also
    committing to fund construction cost overruns and infrastructure improvements at
    the yet-undetermined site.Sands representative Andy Abboud said the Adelsons
    were in China to open a $2.9 billion Parisian Macao casino and probably asleep
    when the vote came, but he texted them the news and said theyll be excited.I
    never dreamed of or hoped for a unanimous vote, Abboud said. But a unanimous
    vote, I think, sends a very strong signal to the Legislature.Opponents question
    whether its appropriate to put public dollars toward a project spearheaded by
    one of the richest men in the world. Theyre also wary of the bonds used to
    finance the project, which could put taxpayers on the hook to cover stadium debt
    in a downturn.ddddddddddddHill said the deals structure would shield taxpayers
    even in a recession as deep as the most recent one, when hotel tax revenues fell
    33 percent. He also addressed arguments that tax hikes should prioritize Nevadas
    bottom-ranking public school system.Im not going to argue that a room tax
    couldnt be used for other things, Hill said, noting that the increase will
    mostly affect tourists, not locals. I will say this is an entirely, very
    appropriate use for room tax.Stadium proponents drove a hard bargain with the
    committee, which included casino leaders and elected officials. The Las Vegas
    Sands said theyd walk away from negotiations if the public put in less than $750
    million, and the company fought to protect themselves from any future taxes
    targeting the team.Public pressure mounted, too. Union members wearing Raiders
    gear held tailgate parties outside the committees meetings, and cheerleaders in
    silver and black flanked the entrances to the meeting on Thursday. Electronic
    billboards along the interstate urged people to hold politicians accountable on
    the stadium deal and recommended the hashtag Dont Screw This Up NV.It was
    unclear when Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval might call lawmakers into special
    session to consider the deal, although proponents want it as soon as possible so
    they can pitch the deal to NFL owners ahead of their January meeting and
    potential team relocation vote.I will not move forward until all questions have
    been resolved, he said. I am hopeful the work completed by this committee will
    serve as a roadmap to Southern Nevadas unrivaled and continued success.Oakland
    Mayor Libby Schaaf, meanwhile, said her city is neither rolling over, nor giving
    up and continues work on a deal with the team.Now is the time for everyone in
    our region to pull together to show the NFL and the Raiders that their future is
    in Oakland, she said. ' ' '