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The Daytona 500

BY A NOSE: THE GREATEST GREAT AMERICAN RACE EVER

P. 6

CONOR MCGREGOR

PUTS THE FIGHT IN FIGHTING IRISH ... AND THE FEAR IN THE REST OF THE UFC

By L. Jon Wertheim

P. 30

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Sports Illustrated

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MCGREGOR, ALREADY THE FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMP, CAN BECOME THE FIRST TO HOLD UFC BELTS IN TWO CLASSES WHEN HE FIGHTS FOR THE LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE ON MARCH 5.

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ON THE COVER: Deirdre Brennan/Redux for Sports Illustrated (McGregor); Sarah Crabill/NASCAR/Getty Images (Daytona)