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<img alt="Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/goupnGt_MLjsEYtGadBc5sHTzWU=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67675702/135_Khabib_Nurmagomedov.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> weigh-ins, all 24 fighters on Saturday’s fight card in Abu Dhabi are set to step on the scale Friday morning local time.</p> <p>For the main event, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib...

<img alt="Daniel Cormier" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UR1Xiy2nJME7z9enhuig6ubn5r8=/23x0:1823x1200/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67670382/116_Daniel_Cormier.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Watch live video of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a>’s coaches and UFC commentators <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2258/jon-anik">Jon Anik</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1643/michael-chiesa">Michael Chiesa</a> in advance of the lightweight title unifier on Saturday at...

<img alt="Justin Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/zt-Itd4dIF0lmSRREv_AGhoign4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67670523/065_Justin_Gaethje.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> has shown a lot of different skills and attributes during his fighting career.</p> <p>He’s definitely one of the most exciting athletes to ever compete in MMA. He combines stopping power on the feet...

<img alt="Tony Ferguson" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/V_gsSlsGrN5xgi02FEbw7en1TFE=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67670768/056_Tony_Ferguson.0.0.jpg"> <small>Tony Ferguson | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>This weekend, UFC lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> will defend his title at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a>. It’s the biggest fight of the year but it wasn’t always supposed...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/gJqKKRUpuQJT7TI5H3Hms9FJ6Vo=/0x0:1620x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67671056/GreatDivideKhabib.0.jpg"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <p><em>The Great Divide is a recurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which two of our staff debate a topic in the world of MMA — whether it’s news, a fight, a crazy thing somebody did, a crazy...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vktp1bL0Btf9ky4E9Xo2aPtFJ64=/125x0:1745x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67671524/WTH_EP30_CLEAN.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck speaks with UFC welterweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/674/james-krause">James Krause</a> (6:13) as he recaps his unanimous decision win over Claudio Silva at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1164/ufc-fight-island-6-ortega-vs-korean-zombie">UFC Fight Island 6</a>, gives an update on his...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/5PcUe40WfWQQz-OadS4tFEG3T8A=/146x0:1766x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67671958/DC_YT.0.jpg"> <p>So connected are <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> after eight years together on the mats at American Kickboxing Academy, they instantly start wrestling after reuniting. </p> <p>Cormier likes to say he taught Nurmagomedov a jab – with an assist from...

<img alt="Khabib Nurmagomedov, Edson Barboza" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ZE7gOY1qf-2rnipqHJONoxs2A6w=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67667093/075_Khabib_Nurmagomedov_vs_Edson_Barboza.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A huge part of the narrative leading into the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> main event has been <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a>’s relentless takedowns going up against a former NCAA All-American wrestler like <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a>.</p> <p>Since...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WnZnx609KPXLwWvUM8I6Zr3rSLQ=/0x0:665x443/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67667493/Screen_Shot_2020_10_21_at_2.48.39_PM.0.png"> <p>In the third episode of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> Embedded, the Nelk boys do shoeys, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a> plays around with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a>, Nurmagomedov does media and gets gloves, and the rest of the card does media as well.</p> <aside><div data-anthem-component="actionbox" data-anthem-component-data='{"title":"<a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GKbr_fTPz5Z2tGHQWqnOEPOd3Do=/0x0:4175x2783/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67667645/06___Saint_Preux_v_Menifield_2020_09_05_CU_0159_2020090584327343.0.jpg"> <small>Zuffa LLC</small> <p>A light heavyweight matchup is being targeted for December.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a bout between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/313/ovince-st-preux">Ovince Saint Preux</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5050/jamahal-hill">Jamahal Hill</a> has been added to the UFC’s...