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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/KhR9ZLkICPpLTp-xjMyKYFWHa9A=/103x0:1723x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67692050/Phil_Hawes_YT.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/middleweight">Middleweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3653/phil-hawes">Phil Hawes</a> spoke with reporters backstage on Fight Island following his 18-second finish of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5492/jacob-malkoun">Jacob Malkoun</a> on the main card of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a>. “Megatron” discussed the road it took to get to the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/qvouTlZ1MZ_01VOuwQ3g5w6_ziw=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67692486/107_Deiveson_Figueiredo.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Following a monthlong run in Abu Dhabi, the UFC will return to Las Vegas for the remainder of 2020.</p> <p>The promotion on Saturday confirmed its next pay-per-view card, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1145/ufc-255">UFC 255,</a> which takes place on Nov. 21...

<img alt="UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8aAxlFXolLAtGdqQkrn_LfKGdPY=/0x476:2223x1958/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67692759/1282039091.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>When UFC lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> laid his gloves on the canvas after beating <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a>, fans weren’t the only ones shocked....

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vrsuwk__1vv5-WwfSAp2ACuKszk=/0x87:1174x870/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67693018/Screen_Shot_2020_10_26_at_4.18.11_PM.0.png"> <p>Two days after a tweet storm about <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a>, former UFC light heavyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> hasn’t let go of the GOAT argument. </p> <p>Jones on Monday posted <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CG0sLkRHrQI/?igshid=vln3ssz52zk">a selfie video</a> jabbing at Nurmagomedov fans who say the 32-year-old...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Ortega v The Korean Zombie" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/RdOrFmsZWnh32Ic60KcdA7EiJas=/0x0:4755x3170/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67693263/1280820398.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>UFC featherweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2838/brian-ortega">Brian Ortega</a> got MMA fans talking at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1164/ufc-fight-island-6-ortega-vs-korean-zombie">UFC Fight Island 6</a>, and not just because he delivered a commanding performance against...

<img alt="Michael Chandler" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/MdevPczDPkEVc3lkKm3jf6tB0V4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67688789/134_Michael_Chandler.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>This weekend, at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> submitted <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> with a triangle choke to retain his lightweight title. Following the victory, Nurmagomedov then announced his retirement from the sport, citing the...

<img alt="UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/27s-DVUO_6e6quoWpIIbMyM278s=/0x0:4658x3105/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67689068/1282038114.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>In the 15th episode of On to the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a>...

<img alt="UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vawxw3RrUYlfydsBr2RQII3cm0E=/0x0:4251x2834/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67689403/1229263456.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>This past Saturday, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> took place on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi and it’s an event that will go down as one of the most consequential...

<img alt="UFC 254: Whittaker v Cannonier" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/chmdVKf1i4ISeBAyvCgmVxyzxpc=/0x0:5377x3585/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67689817/1282030948.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>Would-be middleweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3047/jared-cannonier">Jared Cannonier</a> suffered a serious injury setback in addition to a loss to ex-champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1900/robert-whittaker">Robert Whittaker</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a>. </p> <p>Cannonier, whom champ...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/aIoxdY53LeKwV2f1Nyh9K8TtPp0=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67686792/303_Israel_Adesanya.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1900/robert-whittaker">Robert Whittaker</a> isn’t stepping out of the middleweight title picture just yet.</p> <p>“The Reaper” successfully held his spot in the contenders’ line on Saturday with a unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3047/jared-cannonier">Jared Cannonier</a> in the co-main...