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<img alt="UFC 249 Ferguson v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/0Lw4MhdcUkQDXOq_pihGf-oYgKI=/0x0:5176x3451/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66777234/1223923037.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Like the boogeyman that he is, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a> seemed to be unstoppable. He mowed through one victim at a time, even as his sights remained set on a distant target...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/tV6jrLbJNeLugJS-1ADm9GC49sg=/142x0:1762x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66777324/POST_White.00_01_35_09.Still002.0.jpg"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> is already looking to move the bantamweight division forward. </p> <p>Following his successful title second-round TKO victory over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/328/dominick-cruz">Dominick Cruz</a> in the co-main event of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a> surprisingly <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/10/21253511/henry-cejudo-announces-his-retirement-following-tko-win-over-dominick-cruz">announced his retiremen</a>t from the...

<img alt="UFC 249 Ferguson v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/5iy3x-93TnvqFwrFB9tfOdzRujE=/0x0:4322x2881/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66777428/1223922881.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a> will need some time off to heal his wounds following a brutal battle with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> in the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> main event.</p> <p>Ferguson’s 12-fight win streak...

<img alt="UFC 249 Cejudo v Cruz" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/QmIsElsrB41n3BSA1lbj0zoZBpE=/12x0:6048x4024/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66777448/1223925491.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images</small> <p>UFC bantamweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a> said he really plans to hang up his gloves. But if promotion president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> wants to keep him fighting, money talks.</p> <p>“He knows...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/44xD61Rc6JxNRkAX_5OBNJNJjmY=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66777571/141_Khabib_Nurmagomedov.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> engaged in a heated rivalry with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a> for several years. But in the aftermath of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>, the reigning lightweight champion put personal feelings aside when addressing Ferguson’s heartbreaking loss...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/fyX7s6thIrqgXxzrIEdb73O6E3Y=/114x0:1734x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66777635/Jose__Youngs___Hardy_Raw.00_00_55_08.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — UFC heavyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4732/greg-hardy">Greg Hardy</a> spoke to the media following his unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5114/yorgan-de-castro">Yorgan De Castro</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>. “The Prince of War” doubled down on his hopes to compete on the first “Fight...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WVDjaa_BcjYU8HZzpbg8HTxlwcw=/125x0:1745x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66777779/POST_Mitchell.00_04_09_22.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/featherweight">Featherweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3528/bryce-mitchell">Bryce Mitchell</a> spoke to reporters following his dominant unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3027/charles-rosa">Charles Rosa</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>. “Thug Nasty” discussed how much he enjoyed fighting in an empty arena, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> finally...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Gg0S3tdUiI36KmzsxNejJ39uOfA=/66x0:606x360/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66777893/1175034447899613.miMH3Aj6tLdi9jWWfMDe_height640.0.png"> <p>JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — UFC welterweight Vicente Luque spoke with the media backstage following his third-round TKO win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3947/niko-price">Niko Price</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>. “The Silent Assassin” discussed the durability of his opponent, hearing <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2232/joe-rogan">Joe Rogan</a>’s commentary during the...

<img alt="UFC 249 Ferguson v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/H7TYqGnUzmwtzMGAa0PQE-sBW1U=/0x0:2674x1783/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66776190/1223923066.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images</small> <p>Newly minted interim lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> was one of the biggest winners of the night in stature and compensation. </p> <p>Not only did Gaethje add a belt to his...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ULuB9ZJpsVU3ieHiMSKWKJTsxVA=/0x0:1528x1019/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66776282/gaethje_smile_wm.0.jpg"> <p>MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down all the top storylines from <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>, including <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a>’s win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a> to become the interim UFC lightweight champion, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a>’s defense...