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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-yX72sRbFOYqOjOq6g6DF5mZNFA=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66698299/001_Jeff_Novitzky.0.jpg"> <small>Anti-doping expert Jeff Novitzky is the UFC vice president of athlete health and performance. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The coronavirus pandemic has forced everyone to adapt to a new routine over the past few weeks and months worldwide, and...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Is-rBjmawKRMCxiE0VoSO76aWmQ=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66698990/077_Luke_Rockhold_x_Jan_Blachowicz.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/620/jan-blachowicz">Jan Blachowicz</a> is fully embracing the social media traction that came with his tongue-in-cheek response to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> suggesting that he would be the next challenger to his throne. </p> <p>Replying to Jones, the former...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/hTlhUvIQczpPRJNb84vImao4nd4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66699501/080_Nathan_Diaz_vs_Michael_Johnson.0.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/5300/nate-diaz-vs-michael-johnson">Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson</a> full fight video to see <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/365/nate-diaz">Diaz</a> pick up a dominant decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/728/michael-johnson">Johnson</a> and then make an unforgettable callout of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/748/ufc-on-fox-17">UFC...

<img alt="NCAA Basketball Tournament - First Round - Jacksonville - Practice Sessions" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/nkuxOjKN_-q3lkoJuhfZ2ZT6uPY=/1x0:3600x2399/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66699800/1137352843.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images</small> <p>A new report names Jacksonville, Fla., as the host of the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> pay-per-view event on May 9. </p> <p><a href="https://www.f4wonline.com/ufc-news/ufc-249-reportedly-set-vystar-arena-jacksonville-florida-309501?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter">Wrestling Observer Newsletter</a> on Thursday...

<img alt="Justin Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Im_z6gU3iQ91-YTXP_JhVbpyC7o=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66694368/307_Justin_Gaethje_vs_Dustin_Poirier.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The last few weeks have been a journey for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a>. First, when lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> was forced out of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> due to travel complications caused by the coronavirus, Gaethje...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/SRDxr0KST42V32UrmbuJiGUZo0c=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66694607/047_Alexander_Hernandez_vs_Beneil_Dariush.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4390/alexander-hernandez">Alexander Hernandez</a> isn’t 100 percent sure if he caught the coronavirus. And even if he did, he said he’s fully recovered.</p> <p>Hernandez was scheduled to compete in the first installment of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-khabib-vs-ferguson">UFC 249</a> on April...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2c8XtX6rldM9-DYifArjqZ3oUv4=/131x0:1751x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66694955/wth_ep4_16x9_clean.0.png"> <p>On this week’s episode of What the Heck, UFC lightweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4390/alexander-hernandez">Alexander Hernandez</a> (4:43) discusses the cancellation of the originally scheduled <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> event on April 18, the rollercoaster ride to get there with multiple opponents and locations, possibly contracting...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/eTDlyn8jXZodvBijng2Nj00DhyE=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66689698/068_Patricio_Pitbull_vs_Daniel_Weichel.0.0.1461161904.0.jpg"> <small>Patricio Pitbull is the featherweight and lightweight champion in Bellator, | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Bellator is slowly starting to move in the direction of hosting MMA events again, and two-division champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/451/patricio-freire">Patricio Freire</a> feels the promotion is doing...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/x5ELcWZ_oNgmCNIWiELWXqN1Z0w=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66690578/004_Paige_VanZant.0.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> has been one fight from free agency for over one year. A nagging arm injury has been the thing preventing her from finishing her current contract.</p> <p>The veteran strawweight and flyweight contender first suffered...

<img alt="UFC 199 Open Workouts" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/JqnMDJvPj0d-DbIB7-Ixldm7cqg=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66691096/042_Luke_Rockhold.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/98/luke-rockhold">Luke Rockhold</a> needed a break from fighting but there’s a reason he never actually retired.</p> <p>The former UFC middleweight champion has been out of action since this past July when he suffered a...