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<img alt="Josh Barnett (EL)" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/JhVxYrZlGONEvR6Oj4qEAg7ts8c=/0x0:1100x733/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67673791/103_Josh_Barnett_vs_Frank_Mir.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>It’s hard for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/409/josh-barnett">Josh Barnett</a> to wrap his head around the fact that he hasn’t fought in four years.</p> <p>The last time he competed came in 2016 when the former UFC heavyweight champion defeated...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Ex-NsKTbVQ1aYtkYcRr9Ay0_D9w=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67673960/065_Anthony_Pettis_x_Diego_Ferreira.0.jpg"> <small>Diego Ferreira | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Top-10 ranked lightweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2836/carlos-diego-ferreira">Diego Ferreira</a> has been forced out of his upcoming fight against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1631/drew-dober">Drew Dober</a> on Nov. 7 in Las Vegas.</p> <p>Sources close to the situation confirmed the news to MMA...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/P0srkgBzx4PNlcu13mJg89DkxOQ=/0x0:1248x832/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67673992/Screen_Shot_2020_10_22_at_11.05.30_AM.0.png"> <p>In the fourth episode of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> Embedded, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1900/robert-whittaker">Robert Whittaker</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> get in some last looks as fight day approaches, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov,</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3047/jared-cannonier">Jared Cannonier</a> and Gaethje interview with the UFC broadcasting teams, the UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ain46aQVRcbRODGepOQJNXEjJOg=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67674166/118_ceremonial_James_Krause.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/674/james-krause">James Krause</a> wants to make it clear that while the animosity between him and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3749/joaquin-buckley">Joaquin Buckley</a> isn’t anything too dramatic, it is very, very real.</p> <p>A week after Buckley became a viral sensation for his...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9znnjSlykxP87nftHvwPfwy8Pac=/36x0:1656x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67674532/Chiesa_YT.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI – At the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> media day, UFC welterweight and commentator <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1643/michael-chiesa">Michael Chiesa</a> explains why lightweight champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> is such a force as a lightweight title unifier with interim champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> approaches. </p>...

<img alt="UFC 204 Media Day Photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/MSmgvxDTAMduSTJNdSi1p4DAnV8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67674746/208_Leon_Edwards.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3026/leon-edwards">Leon Edwards</a> has responded to the news that he’s being pulled from the UFC rankings due to inactivity.</p> <p>News spread on Thursday that the British welterweight on an eight-fight winning streak is...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Ae_wh3Tl294cpMUYnWDcyZ39-RI=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67675075/063_Alex_Oliveira_x_Max_Griffin.0.jpg"> <small>Brazilian “Cowboy” Alex Oliveira scored 12 of his 22 MMA wins by knockout | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3206/alex-oliveira">Alex Oliveira</a> would love to get his hands on rising sensation <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5368/khamzat-chimaev">Khamzat Chimaev</a> after he’s done with fellow undefeated talent...

<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...