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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/fZxyKA720BZX2RNVj6MTNGW_R8Y=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66829724/132_Jon_Jones_x_Dominick_Reyes.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>It appears <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a>’ long awaited move to heavyweight will have to wait even longer.</p> <p>Following several days of back and forth messages between Jones and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3362/francis-ngannou">Francis Ngannou</a>, the light heavyweight champion sent out a...

<img alt="Max Holloway" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/JIHud3RiOdrOTHowSKVCnAJP9fs=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66825691/200_Max_Holloway.0.0.jpeg"> <small>Max Holloway | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Oftentimes, especially in MMA, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/4/6/17205472/conor-mcgregor-charged-with-three-counts-assault-one-count-criminal-mischief-for-bus-attack">news</a> of a <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2015/4/27/8503701/jon-jones-named-suspect-in-hit-and-run-accident">fighters</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2019/10/4/20899012/report-conor-mcgregor-charged-with-assault-due-in-court-for-punching-older-man">public</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/3/26/21195482/ufc-champion-jon-jones-arrested-for-aggravated-dwi-negligent-use-of-firearm-in-albuquerque">actions</a> <a href="https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2019/3/9/18256481/nicollas-welker-araujo-bjj-black-belt-gym-owner-suspected-sexual-assaults-jiu-jitsu-crime-news">will</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/13/21257228/former-ufc-fighter-tim-gorman-arrested-on-multiple-drug-charges-in-nebraska">end up</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2011/01/03/chael-sonnen-pleads-guilty-to-money-laundering">being</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2019/7/16/20696922/abel-trujillo-charged-with-sexual-exploitation-of-a-child-obscenity">highly</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2016/4/18/11455514/diego-brandao-arrested-on-felony-charges-after-allegedly-pistol">negative</a> or <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2014/2/7/5389962/thiago-silva-allegedly-held-gun-in-wifes-mouth-threatened-to-shoot-up">disturbing</a>. Then, there’s Max Holloway.</p> <p>The...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Smith v Teixeira" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/eIrNscW8qMTrGKjPtU9A3F4cVpc=/0x0:4836x3224/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66825922/1224739670.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>A lot of people were concerned with the stoppage in <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1091/anthony-smith">Anthony Smith</a>’s recent fifth round TKO loss to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/388/glover-teixeira">Glover Teixeira</a> in the main event at...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/YgtqC_I8rGsTQWZcS575F8Z3Apk=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66826078/lipski1.0.jpg"> <small>Photo via KSW</small> <p>A flyweight fight between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4605/ariane-lipski">Ariane Lipski</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4849/luana-carolina">Luana Carolina</a> is currently in the works for the upcoming UFC Fight Night card on June 13.</p> <p>Multiple sources confirmed the matchup to MMA Fighting on Wednesday following an...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/L9iB7g4phaF5yu0zP7U0ysZjdoI=/169x0:1789x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66826246/wth_ep8_clean.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of <em>What the Heck</em>, UFC middleweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4384/kevin-holland">Kevin Holland</a> (4:20) recaps his first-round finish of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4706/anthony-hernandez">Anthony Hernandez</a> at UFC on ESPN 8, explains why he’s not allowing the victory to get him too excited, wanting a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3JcJC88IzzfACxHC5C73R904yPE=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66826351/113_Tim_Elliott.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A potential show-stealing flyweight matchup looks to be heading to the octagon for the UFC’s next event. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that a fight between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1714/tim-elliott">Tim...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Anderson v Blachowicz 2: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/JrPetobjzWjxbYfqQ4PCsoSzMc8=/0x0:4088x2725/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66826455/1206260356.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>An exciting lightweight matchup between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5133/brok-weaver">Brok Weaver</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4349/roosevelt-roberts">Roosevelt Roberts</a> is in the works for the UFC’s return to action next weekend. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge...

<img alt="Colby Covington and Rafael dos Anjos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CBswS-A98Zf0ffH9P0oY8wrUGuA=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66826601/254_Rafael_Dos_Anjos_vs_Colby_Covington.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Amid all the hype and public chatter that is part of the MMA news cycle, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> wants people to know that his feud with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> is authentic....

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Blaydes v Dos Santos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/K2a2_1PoZE5R-j_VC3Ma1MLSy94=/0x0:2693x1795/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66822587/1201946547.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Jordan Espinosa (pictured) fights Mark De La Rosa in a bantamweight bout at a UFC event on June 20 | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>A pair of top-15 flyweights will...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/D54HGLFD82UZBMnYk9uyNwsN4k4=/0x0:5184x3456/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66822746/IMG_9791.0.jpg"> <small>Jessica Andrade was scheduled to face Rose Namajunas in April before the event was cancelled. | Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2360/jessica-andrade">Jessica Andrade</a> and her team quickly left Brazil for Las Vegas to save an April 18 fight against <a...