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<img alt="Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UO-ixzl4CuWApk3I26V_FSCUJ-c=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66731081/007_Khabib_Nurmagomedov_x_Tony_Ferguson.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>You know it’s a bad sign when UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> refers to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/9903/khabib-nurmagomedov-vs-tony-ferguson">Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson</a> as “the fight that got away.”</p> <p>For those who hoped to see the the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/PYr9A9zOvY5KRRCfGJLls-4Mzlk=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66724811/119_Roxanne_Modafferi.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>This is the A-Side Live Chat.</p> <p>For this episode, UFC flyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/581/roxanne-modafferi">Roxanne Modafferi</a> joins José Youngs and Petesy Carroll to discuss some of the top story lines in the world of MMA.</p> <p>Some topics may include her...

<img alt="Luke Rockhold puts his belt on the line at UFC 199 on Saturday night." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6UGwyBV65Dogo8EMK3OxPLYSmtM=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66725153/042_Luke_Rockhold.0.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Luke Rockhold puts his belt on the line at UFC 199 on Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Earlier this week, former UFC middleweight champion <a...

<img alt="Gallery Photo: UFC 156 photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/JWEwTfbJIl_0keWWQeQpurD8bzA=/0x0:1100x733/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66725319/020_Yves_Edwards_vs_Isaac_Vallie-Flagg.0.jpg"> <small>Isaac Vallie-Flagg | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Two years can seem like a lot of time or very little. For <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1030/isaac-vallie-flagg">Isaac Vallie-Flagg</a>, it’s a lifetime.</p> <p>In January 2018, the former UFC fighter was arrested on suspicion...

<img alt="Mark Hunt" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GsONuulnm1PV0HLyU9KP6vW6XOU=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66725641/003_Mark_Hunt.0.0.jpg"> <small>Mark Hunt working out at UFC 200 open workouts | Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com</small> <p>Former UFC heavyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/139/mark-hunt">Mark Hunt</a> takes a dim view of his former promoter’s plans to restart its schedule in May and lodge fighters on “Fight Island.”</p> <p>The...

<img alt="Daniel Cormier Wrestling Match" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Ubg5Md_FAEAgnszlTi16LeIYcmM=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66726482/007_Daniel_Cormier_wrestling.0.jpg"> <small>Daniel Cormier</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a> never forgets his roots.</p> <p>Long before he held titles in two different weight classes in the UFC, Cormier’s entire world revolved around the sport of wrestling. He earned All-American status while competing at...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/FpdXPpDYsGHuo9w5K5kS2W35rgQ=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66721184/003_Tyron_Woodley.0.jpg"> <small>Tyron Woodley | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> is still on the warpath.</p> <p>With the former UFC welterweight champion awaiting his next booking, he’s had plenty of time to indulge in verbal feuds with adversaries both old and new....

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/7pG2ntm7_no5bDOUW1Zc5b8uRKU=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66721686/111_Song_Yadong.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A bantamweight clash between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4669/song-yadong">Song Yadong</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3088/marlon-vera">Marlon Vera</a> appears to be heading to the octagon next month.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that the matchup between...

<img alt="Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/bt5WK2-aV3c7tOTUtkzgbjhUJzU=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66721966/096_Conor_McGregor_x_Donald_Cerrone.0.jpg"> <small>Conor McGregor defeated Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>There’s no way to sugarcoat how Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone feels about his loss to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> this past January.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1086/ufc-246">UFC 246</a>...

<img alt="James Gallagher" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-q6DYfLU8UE6rJnP59YhaDuOIJ4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66723142/031_James_Gallagher_vs_Chinzo_Machida.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3644/james-gallagher">James Gallagher</a>, Michael “Venom” Page, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4815/peter-queally">Peter Queally</a>, and many more Bellator fighters put on memorable performances at Bellator Dublin this past September.</p> <p>Gallagher defeated <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3028/roman-salazar">Roman Salazar</a> in the main event via submission.</p> <p>The event...