UFC President Dana White stands between Nate Diaz, left, and Conor McGregor during a UFC 202 news conference on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Las Vegas. UFC was bought by WME-IMG for $4 billion this week.
UFC President Dana White stands between Nate Diaz, left, and Conor McGregor during a UFC 202 news conference on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Las Vegas. UFC was bought by WME-IMG for $4 billion this week. John Locher The Associated Press
UFC President Dana White stands between Nate Diaz, left, and Conor McGregor during a UFC 202 news conference on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Las Vegas. UFC was bought by WME-IMG for $4 billion this week. John Locher The Associated Press
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Andy Furillo has been a reporter with The Sacramento Bee since 1991. He covered mostly crime and punishment until April 2015, when he began writing a sports column. He believes art inspires in many forms: a Jerry Garcia guitar solo, Van Gogh's "Starry Night," and Madison Bumgarner's five innings of masterpiece relief in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. Sport is art, and sport is fun, and it is filled with interesting people. Furillo hopes to bring out the best of it all. Contact Andy Furillo at afurillo@sacbee.com or 916-321-1141. Twitter: @andyfurillo