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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2goCeQUQ015lAyxAipIegsp3ERg=/0x1:1920x1281/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66679209/001_BJ_Penn.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>B.J. Penn | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Come May, it will be a year since fans last saw <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/73/b-j-penn">B.J. Penn</a> in the octagon, and he’s in no hurry to rush back in. If he ever does.</p> <p>The former two-division UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OUo1QwSbTc6kO_OiNbkLvkInPn0=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66680179/046_Sean_O_Malley_x_Jose_Quinones.0.jpg"> <small>Sean O’Malley | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4140/sean-o-malley">Sean O’Malley</a> is eager to fight in Dublin in front of the “insane” Irish fans. But with International Fight Week already earmarked for his next octagon appearance, he might have to miss...

<img alt="Amanda Nunes" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/T0V2lJDuWXNzb0EjxxYPYDskD7I=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66680629/107_Amanda_Nunes.0.0.jpg"> <small>Amanda Nunes | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Two-division UFC champ Amana Nunes said she wants to wait a little longer before she defends her featherweight title.</p> <p>Nunes on Monday told <a href="https://www.cbssports.com/mma/news/ufc-two-division-champion-amanda-nunes-wont-fight-on-may-9-wants-full-training-camp-for-felicia-spencer/">CBS Sports</a> she’s out of a planned May 9...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/y7YPsBCeYRq4Gv4MvaQt45mgWwQ=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66680830/086_Jared_Cannonier_x_David_Branch.0.jpg"> <small>Jared Cannonier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3047/jared-cannonier">Jared Cannonier</a>’s return to action is on schedule.</p> <p>In the thick of the middleweight title picture, Cannonier’s run hit a hurdle when he tore a pectoral muscle in February. Prior to that setback,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6tjl4Mm6VK9esSCDjwlNnE8PMzM=/103x0:1723x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66681083/image002.0.jpg"> <p>Bellator’s live schedule might be on pause, but the promotion continues to replay its “most historic events and marquee matchups.”</p> <p>The Viacom-owned promotion on Monday announced a new series, “Bellator MMA Recharged,” which debuts Saturday on CBS Sports Network and features the...

<img alt="Georges St-Pierre" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/KEPNorfrZd-iiMBwWf7AiVUx5Vs=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66681392/327_Michael_Bisping_vs_Georges_St_Pierre.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/123/georges-st-pierre">Georges St-Pierre</a> didn’t lose often during his career but every time an opponent defeated him, the former two-division UFC champion eventually found away to avenge himself.</p> <p>Back in 2007, St-Pierre was a victim of arguably...

<img alt="UFC" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/IU9fkawUkvfFDpfJdQ7xJyGI1dI=/0x0:652x435/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66680682/ufc_rio_arena.0.jpg"> <small>Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Four events have officially been updated by the UFC due to the coronavirus pandemic. </p> <p>The promotion on Monday <a href="https://www.ufc.com/news/ufc-event-updates">announced</a> the cancellation of two dates – UFC Lincoln on April 25 and UFC Oklahoma City on...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/DcSs6_bmU4hwM6gnj3SLgRAJIHM=/0x0:2439x1626/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66681648/018_Lyman_Good_x_Chance_Rencountre.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC welterweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/249/lyman-good">Lyman Good</a> on Monday said his scratch from <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-khabib-vs-ferguson">UFC 249</a> was the result of a positive test for the COVID-19 virus. </p> <p>Good, 34, told MMA Fighting on April 4 that he was...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/eXzLwJ2_GDExb0FLhS5xw2LC4gA=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66676674/114_Elias_Theodorou.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>This is the A-Side Live Chat.</p> <p>For this episode, former UFC turned PFC middleweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2677/elias-theodorou">Elias Theodorou</a> joins José Youngs and Alex K. Lee to discuss some of the top story lines in the world of MMA.</p> <p>Some...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HB0i97FjqfBpaUJHluTEMH-QlBw=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66676904/219_Tyron_Woodley.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The last few months have been hectic for the UFC as it has struggled to find its footing amid the coronavirus. But after postponing a number of events, UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> hopes to have...