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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lMv1YT5qu_TgN9RY3AN9lg0fpmk=/150x0:1770x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66741072/201_Michelle_Waterson.0.jpg"> <small>Michelle Waterson | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1838/michelle-waterson">Michelle Waterson</a> just wants to get back to work.</p> <p>Had everything played out as originally scheduled, Waterson would already be talking about how her fight with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/818/carla-esparza">Carla Esparza</a> went in Portland, Ore.,...

<img alt="Aaron Pico" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WgyBN-bR3Tz7Ybdg_GUxm1iB-AQ=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66741907/013_Aaron_Pico.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>With eight professional MMA fights already under his belt, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4100/aaron-pico">Aaron Pico</a>’s main focus is constant evolution.</p> <p>Pico, 23, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2014/11/16/7228067/bellator-signs-blue-chip-prospect-aaron-pico-to-long-term-contract">joined the Bellator roster</a> two months after his 18th birthday without any prior MMA experience. The...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rTKJY-4mgDs3wity44MRw5aW9oE=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66742430/083_Jorge_Masvidal_x_Ben_Askren.0.jpg"> <small>Jorge Masvidal stands over a fallen Ben Askren | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Just when it seemed like <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> was all but a done deal, UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> has now thrown a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ntB7hlGBYHtFOtd679yYSDT_-8k=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66742648/081_Cody_Garbrandt_x_Pedro_Munhoz.0.jpg"> <small>Pedro Munhoz (pictured) is campaigning for a fight with former UFC champ Frankie Edgar. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1534/pedro-munhoz">Pedro Munhoz</a> wants to be the one to welcome former UFC lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/60/frankie-edgar">Frankie Edgar</a> to the 135-pound weight...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/aYPD471pPif1bY0IvGepQDjL7_8=/0x49:1467x1027/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66742791/bispingtuf.0.jpg"> <small>UFC, YouTube</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/84/michael-bisping">Michael Bisping</a> vs. Josh Haynes full fight video to see the beginning of Bisping’s legendary UFC career as he picked up his first octagon win against Josh Haynes at The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale on June...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/k6_RJSlDmaLMBnIxzhIugd-dSW0=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66742104/011_Anthony_Pettis.0.jpg"> <small>Anthony Smith | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC has now confirmed the full fight cards for the upcoming shows on May 13 and May 16.</p> <p>The two UFC Fight Night cards will take place the week after <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>,...

<img alt="UFC 211 Weigh-in Photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ijZ0oFmj6y9B7JGkdHvQrZrSejU=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66742985/514_Chase_Sherman.0.0.jpg"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3766/chase-sherman">Chase Sherman</a> is returning to the UFC heavyweight division and will welcome surging newcomer Ike Villenueva to the promotion. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that Sherman and Villenueva will...

<img alt="UFC" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/oNBwDVAWbz5CTtCwz5UGNjry49A=/0x0:652x435/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66737888/ufc_rio_arena.0.jpg"> <small>Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p>While all of the health and safety questions haven’t been fully answered, the UFC has provided some context for its return to action a little over one week’s time. </p> <p>Beginning with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>, the promotion...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BYVBMmoTV9F_cDoHVy_llUEv5Vw=/0x0:1100x733/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66738270/084_Ben_Rothwell_vs_Brandon_Vera.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>This is the A-Side Live Chat.</p> <p>For this episode, UFC heavyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/492/ben-rothwell">Ben Rothwell</a> stops by to discuss some of the top story lines in the world of MMA.</p> <p>Some topics may include the UFC card on May...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lv-fO2lqJCDPNm_V9ukFUYiCSeQ=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66738520/140_Tyron_Woodley.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The war of words between former welterweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> and current middleweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> continues.</p> <p>Last week, Woodley outlined his plans for the next couple of years of his career, which included reclaiming...