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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9SO7HApU1Lmcs5RQTSWlOJvYwsg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66707785/136_Chael_Sonnen.0.jpg"> <small>Chael Sonnen | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/103/chael-sonnen">Chael Sonnen</a> is wary of the UFC’s potential plans when it comes to lightweight stars <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a>, and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a>.</p> <p>No stranger to promotional politics himself, Sonnen wondered...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4o4a9sf79oS_SE9f2ANC-PbcyUI=/0x0:5472x3648/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66704009/20181006_0413_Tony_Ferguson_x_Anthony_Pettis.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC will return in full force on May 9 with an official card now confirmed.</p> <p>On Friday, UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> announced plans for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>, which will be held at the VyStar Arena...

<img alt="Dana White" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/wmalpShDC5Cl_lAz8Dv7HgAgEnw=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66704205/301_Dana_White.0.0.jpg"> <small>Dana White | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> wants to head back overseas this summer.</p> <p>The UFC President says the idea to hold events on a private island — dubbed “Fight Island” by both the public and the...

<img alt="UFC on FOX 18 photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-7yPwfwEZEub60stIrh_joirAoM=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66704816/096_Ben_Rothwell_vs_Josh_Barnett.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A heavyweight fight between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/492/ben-rothwell">Ben Rothwell</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/313/ovince-st-preux">Ovince Saint Preux</a> is currently in the works for the upcoming UFC card in Jacksonville, Fla. on May 13.</p> <p>Sources confirmed the expected matchup...

<img alt="Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/29ozPrEqyZDNrXM45viw_Gcsl1w=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66705166/007_Khabib_Nurmagomedov_x_Tony_Ferguson.0.jpg"> <small>Will Khabib and Ferguson ever collide in the UFC? Charles Oliveira doesn't think so. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The fifth time wasn’t the charm for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a>, and fellow UFC lightweight...

<img alt="UFC on FOX 24 Weigh-ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/KU8IxU0xmOA4shMj5G5oZKpgXek=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66705310/108_Anthony_Smith.0.0.jpg"> <p>Two previously scheduled main events are now expected to move to the headline slots on the UFC’s upcoming shows on May 13 and May 16 from Jacksonville, Fla.</p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1091/anthony-smith">Anthony Smith</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/388/glover-teixeira">Glover Teixeira</a>, who were originally...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1r_s-NbWU6m_XqM6sNZMvXw7mfQ=/142x0:1762x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66705542/2020_04_24_newsupdate_clean.0.jpg"> <p>Moments after UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> revealed that the promotion would put on three events between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> on May 9 through May 16, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs reacted to the news. </p>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CA7-CypTfiYY6YBGVnYnc9cnEv8=/0x0:1280x853/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66705779/Martin_Nguyen_IMG_0037.0.jpg"> <small>Martin Nguyen | ONE Championship</small> <p>Martin Nguyen already holds a special place in the ONE Championship record books.</p> <p>Until 2017, the Singapore-based promotion had never had a two-division champion, but in November of that year Nguyen accomplished the feat by knocking...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/JJRW45LFVrZRwy0hiScM4cLAj-k=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66706025/098_Julia_Budd_x_Cris_Cyborg.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Missing Bellator action? The promotion has you covered with 20 of its most memorable fights available for free now on YouTube.</p> <p>Watch almost six hours of high-stakes Bellator fights above.</p> <p>The list kicks off with the classic first...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WBQH3j_T-pUab4R1eT91mYd66CQ=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66700917/135_Tyron_Woodley.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>This is the A-Side Live Chat.</p> <p>For this episode, journalist Anthony Walker 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 the rumored <a...