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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3nJJvi5Hl_HtNAZydP6brvMY4Xk=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66662339/111_Chase_Hooper.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5244/chase-hooper">Chase Hooper</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/250/ben-askren">Ben Askren</a> have developed quite the bond over the last few months. </p> <p>Following Hooper’s successful UFC debut TKO win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4138/daniel-teymur">Daniel Teymur</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1056/ufc-245">UFC 245</a>, Askren took to Twitter...

<img alt="Randy Couture - el" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/bvt5rHiXeNBh3-ckxyTI5Xf9Cjg=/0x0:1100x733/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66656673/002_Randy_Couture.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/41/randy-couture">Randy Couture</a> believes the UFC’s attempt to move forward in the midst of a global pandemic bordered on selfish.</p> <p>This past week, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> announced that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-khabib-vs-ferguson">UFC 249</a>, originally scheduled to...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pDOjZT39Kpt3oZ6QoPog7q_irpM=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66654632/017_Molly_McCann.0.jpg"> <small>Thomas Lakes, 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/4457/molly-mccann">Molly McCann</a> joins José Youngs and Petesy Carroll to discuss some of the top story lines in the world of MMA.</p> <p>Some topics include the rumored...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/yPo1y3we6pJaSRlY4Eslr1d9NyA=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66657428/210_Jon_Jones_x_Anthony_Smith.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1091/anthony-smith">Anthony Smith</a> faced a terrifying home invasion just recently where he was forced to stop an intruder who broke into his house with his wife and children sleeping just a few feet away.</p> <p>The former light...

<img alt="Angry Ronda Rousey" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/LdOrOq0MtHYjHyDZsydxrEJ7jTs=/0x0:1800x1200/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66658281/018_Ronda_Rousey.0.0.jpg"> <small>Ronda Rousey media day EL</small> <p>When <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/871/ronda-rousey">Ronda Rousey</a> last competed in the UFC back in 2016, she was one of the sport’s highest-paid fighters.</p> <p>Back then, Rousey was neck and neck with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> as one of...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/zSufO9IvR5TNPX3JE--iCNaeg08=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66658776/067_Cody_Garbrandt_x_Pedro_Munhoz.0.jpg"> <small>Cody Garbrandt | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Former UFC bantamweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3121/cody-garbrandt">Cody Garbrandt</a> had something to say about who <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a> has lined up for his next fight.</p> <p>“No Love” took to Twitter on Tuesday to criticize Cejudo, who...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/oL7r6mPNuTwbLflYssNeEQ8Nhb0=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66659128/024_Royce_Gracie.0.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Bellator is using its social media channels to broadcast a special training session featuring MMA legend <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/656/royce-gracie">Royce Gracie</a> and you can follow along on MMA Fighting with the embedded video above.</p> <p>The combat sports pioneer’s live...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/bUATbBos9mY9p_jyx35VDZ9_bWg=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66659593/005_Dana_White.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> won’t get to put on <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-khabib-vs-ferguson">UFC 249</a> on April 18, but he’s pulling out all the stops for the next show scheduled on May 9.</p> <p>The coronavirus pandemic has shut down almost every...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3mB2QFMm6pL-peLRNmVFVxjIlpE=/0x128:1920x1408/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66660071/064_Zabit_Magomedsharipov_vs_Kyle_Bochniak.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/7934/zabit-magomedsharipov-vs-kyle-bochniak">Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Kyle Bochniak</a> full fight video to watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4072/zabit-magomedsharipov">Magomedsharipov</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3523/kyle-bochniak">Bochniak</a>’s “Fight of the Night” winning effort from <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/935/ufc-223">UFC 223</a> on April 7, 2018, in Brooklyn.</p> <p>Magomedsharipov entered this bout...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6fe-0151nG_PExprSfhSxh5-Rpw=/0x0:1620x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66653704/ferguson_v_gaethje_post.0.jpg"> <p>The UFC is currently putting together an ambitious plan for an upcoming card on May 9, with several high-profile fights targeted for the event.</p> <p>MMA Fighting <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/4/14/21221409/ufc-targeting-may-9-return-domestic-location-possible">initially reported plans for the UFC to book the May 9 show</a>, which would be...