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<img alt="Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TuYKtaC1ukNPtwF9U76Pv1IRU-s=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67561082/026_Khabib_Nurmagomedov_and_Conor_McGregor.0.jpg"> <small>Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> had some “fun stuff” planned for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> in 2021, but it appears those plans are now off the table.</p> <p>While...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/QVp6j4c0yTL2z9ZedJSYWN9IPMQ=/0x0:3050x2033/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67561426/164_Alexander_Volkanovski.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC featherweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4234/alexander-volkanovski">Alexander Volkanovski</a> wants one question answered: Who is ready to take the top contender spot?</p> <p>After successfully defending his title at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251 </a>against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1541/max-holloway">Max Holloway</a>, Volkanovski finds himself in a...

<img alt="MMA: OCT 25 Bellator 232" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2thOczLUorztkJ3w5-LaLMUIy7c=/0x0:5137x3425/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67561818/1178156095.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Williams Paul/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images</small> <p>Bellator’s chief overseas regulator said there was no way <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/107/paul-daley">Paul Daley</a> could have fought <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2425/derek-anderson">Derek Anderson</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1157/bellator-247-daley-vs-anderson">Bellator 247</a> and criticized the veteran welterweight for...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6upXU05Rc5wuyYlKJBxtZ0lFAnE=/0x0:1100x733/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67562029/103_Josh_Barnett_vs_Frank_Mir.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Josh Barnett hasn’t fought under MMA rules since a submission win over Andrei Arlovski in 2018 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/409/josh-barnett">Josh Barnett</a> will embark on a new challenge on Oct. 23, when the former UFC heavyweight champion faces...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ffiUy2mJRypnI_SQt4Big8PvhGA=/0x0:1599x1066/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67562466/Mokaev_Muhammad_BRAVECF.0.jpeg"> <small>BRAVE CF</small> <p>Wearing a traditional papakha before all his fights, Muhammad Mokaev, 20, bears a striking resemblance to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov.</a> But his journey to MMA traveled a much different path than the UFC lightweight champion.</p> <p>Originally born in Dagestan, Mokaev...

<img alt="Carlos Condit" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/zTeDp8zPbZcIpe6lm1NPF6NEfE0=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67557682/008_Carlos_Condit.0.0.jpg"> <small>Carlos Condit | Esther Lin</small> <p>This weekend, former UFC interim welterweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/106/carlos-condit">Carlos Condit</a> returns to the octagon after a nearly two-year layoff when he takes on <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/95/court-mcgee">Court McGee</a> at UFC on ESPN 16. And should things...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1Gx_1HC0WVIIlhEwVFrhAS5ONC8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67557935/312_Khabib_Nurmagomedov_vs_Conor_McGregor.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Count <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/111/dan-hardy">Dan Hardy</a> among those who think a fight between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/121/diego-sanchez">Diego Sanchez</a> makes no sense.</p> <p>“It would be an execution to put Conor in there with Sanchez at this point,” he...

<img alt="Holly Holm and Michelle Waterson Media Lunch" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/q1j3HUShKgiSSP7pgiVE088Gsy4=/0x0:1600x1067/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67557470/1017_Holly_Holm.0.0.jpg"> <small>Holly Holm</small> <p>At the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1162/ufc-fight-island-4-holm-vs-aldana">UFC Fight Island 4</a> virtual media day, the top fighters at Saturday’s event will speak to the media on Wednesday afternoon, and you can check out a full video...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/VKu7dmOJ94Mcm5akmGD_EB_ycng=/0x0:1100x733/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67558412/braga_neto.0.1506106999.0.jpg"> <small>Brazilian middleweight Antonio Braga Neto is fighting MMA for the first time in three years | Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1242/antonio-braga-neto">Antonio Braga Neto</a> will finally re-enter the octagon on Dec. 19 to battle <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4452/deron-winn">Deron Winn</a>,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ziWTGv7T0X_rNdjEeJVXyn73pxM=/0x0:3850x2567/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67558533/jxo5T20t.0.jpeg"> <small>Paul Daley will no longer headline Bellator’s upcoming show in Italy | Bellator MMA</small> <p>Bellator has a new main event for its first card on CBS Sports Network after the cancellation of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/10653/paul-daley-vs-derek-anderson">Paul Daley vs. Derek Anderson</a>.</p> <p>Daley was aiming...