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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Qsdosl3qhLtj7bcNRFTsazf14tI=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66772837/047_Cory_Sandhagen_x_Raphael_Assuncao.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>When 2020 began, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4356/cory-sandhagen">Cory Sandhagen</a> wrote down that he would become UFC bantamweight champion before the end of the year and he’s doing his best to stick to that goal.</p> <p>Sadly, his next fight remains up...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9Ql56-KtwXUdXroWYcRlR5Ljnb8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66773215/083_Justin_Gaethje_vs_Michael_Johnson.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>As soon as <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2674/beneil-dariush">Beneil Dariush</a> got the call asking him to help <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> prepare for his <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> fight against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a>, he was on the next flight to Colorado. </p> <p>According...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/MP4A6QVZIzjVnrAJe1ui3KA2qz0=/0x0:2879x1919/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66773442/124_Michael_Chiesa.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1643/michael-chiesa">Michael Chiesa</a> believes <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/328/dominick-cruz">Dominick Cruz</a> can create another lasting memory on Saturday night, but he will certainly have his hands full.</p> <p>The longtime former bantamweight champion will look to recapture UFC gold for the third...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UCOPNwbyATug304Z4_I-__MhskY=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66773516/204_Conor_McGregor_x_Donald_Cerrone.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> isn’t ready to give up on making the most of his biggest star’s drawing power.</p> <p>The UFC president and his promotion have already made financial concessions to go forward with this weekend’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6l0kcJremvugtcQjgtkA-uOQhKM=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66773628/201_Carla_Esparza.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/818/carla-esparza">Carla Esparza</a> just wanted to fight.</p> <p>Originally scheduled to compete on April 11, the former strawweight champion had her bout against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1838/michelle-waterson">Michelle Waterson</a> postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The disappointment didn’t stop Esparza...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/SuJYMHyF43JYBGbJneBzgHJOT70=/134x0:1307x782/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66773746/Screen_Shot_2020_05_08_at_7.13.52_PM.0.png"> <small>UFC, YouTube</small> <p>In the fourth episode of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> Embedded, the fighters receive their COVID-19 tests, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/328/dominick-cruz">Dominick Cruz</a> engages in some trash talk with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a>’s team, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a> welcomes coach <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2262/eddie-bravo">Eddie Bravo</a>, the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/YMzTx_5KYa0KERz85Z7V55PFZFE=/81x0:1701x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66773779/249PreviewShowThumbNoGraphics.0.jpg"> <p>With <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and Oscar Willis from The Mac Life broke down the top storylines heading into Saturday’s pay-per-view event at VyStar Veteran’s Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.</p> <aside><div data-anthem-component="actionbox" data-anthem-component-data='{"title":"UFC 249 Is Almost...

<img alt="UFC 249 Ferguson v Gaethje: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Gd43a9vOgbjIfRSv9ppgQkmtYD0=/63x0:3983x2613/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66773916/1223630717.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>The extensive testing undertaken by the UFC to protect the health and safety of fighters competing on Saturday’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> card has resulted in a positive coronavirus case. </p> <p>UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xEq78ST5rtegWAjIWa3MyZhAXq0=/0x0:1212x808/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66768831/Screen_Shot_2020_05_08_at_12.23.28_AM.0.png"> <p>In the third episode of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> Embedded, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/328/dominick-cruz">Dominick Cruz</a> goes through underwater training and a back-and-forth with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a> on the conference call, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> makes his way to Jacksonville, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3362/francis-ngannou">Francis Ngannou</a> shows his excitement...

<img alt="Dana White" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ge-PWZqGtjKbW7weTIvDAFbYZ1I=/0x0:1600x1067/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66769509/502_Dana_White.0.0.jpg"> <small>Dana White discusses Jon Jones’ removal from UFC 200 | Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com</small> <p>The last few months have been tumultuous for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> and the UFC. After cancelling three events in March due to COVID-19, White remained adamant that...