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<img alt="Jon Jones" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/nRlMCtgUJCiyXnnzHJ0VEIM4YVM=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67607031/018_Jon_Jones_pensive.0.0.jpg"> <small>Jon Jones | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>One of MMA’s most persistent rumors now has some truth behind it.</p> <p>Three-time UFC light heavyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> casually dropped a bombshell—more like a dud given how much time has passed...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/btbSPezeFW0l1YPjmN3-yD_45NE=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67606291/133_Marlon_Moraes.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1163/ufc-fight-island-5-moraes-vs-sandhagen">UFC Fight Island 5</a> weigh-ins, all 26 fighters on Saturday’s fight card in Abu Dhabi are set to step on the scale Friday morning.</p> <p>In the main event, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1463/marlon-moraes">Marlon Moraes</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4356/cory-sandhagen">Cory...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Moraes v Sandhagen: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/gvlbnS8NaGHYDDhf3WYwqz7CRO4=/0x0:4422x2948/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67607295/1279335286.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Cory Sandhagen | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1463/marlon-moraes">Marlon Moraes</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4356/cory-sandhagen">Cory Sandhagen</a> left little room for drama at Friday’s official weigh-ins for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1163/ufc-fight-island-5-moraes-vs-sandhagen">UFC Fight Island 5</a>.</p> <p>The bantamweight contenders weighed in...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/J-xfxThfu1ZkM9Dvl6W_h-oxirY=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67602185/138_Amanda_Nunes_x_Germaine_de_Randamie.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/935/germaine-de-randamie">Germaine de Randamie</a> wants another shot at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/377/amanda-nunes">Amanda Nunes</a> and if she can’t get the job done in her third attempt, there won’t be a fourth, or any other fights in her future.</p> <p>At 36,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/grKtfgWVMIZ3t9IB3wt1mmL1GQs=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67603017/119_Brian_Ortega.0.jpg"> <small>Brian Ortega | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Just because <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2838/brian-ortega">Brian Ortega</a> has a massive challenge ahead of him doesn’t mean he hasn’t thought about the potential opportunity that awaits with another win.</p> <p>Ortega faces “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/oZt8NEUvZF9zPqZR_QEMCI8IRVU=/0x0:2048x1365/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67603817/120351634_3614402958579845_7009176354723610443_o.0.jpg"> <small>Mason Jones celebrates his victory at Cage Warriors 116 on Sept. 26 in Manchester, England | Dolly Clew, Cage Warriors</small> <p>Having recently returned to action, Cage Warriors is looking to stay rolling in December.</p> <p>The top European promotion has <a href="https://cagewarriors.com/the-trilogy-strikes-back/">announced</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9Z2eoI9zrJATB485V5lJoMtp-FU=/0x0:1188x792/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67604198/Screen_Shot_2020_10_08_at_1.49.53_AM.0.png"> <small>Eternal MMA</small> <p>Australian prospect Jack Della may be one win away from earning a call from a promotion like the UFC. But he’s also smart enough to plan for his future when fighting is over.</p> <p>Ahead of a welterweight title fight...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kkBhmAjm9_kJM-nTKea3IOY8HwM=/204x0:1637x955/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67604471/hotonesrousey.0.jpg"> <small>First We Feast, YouTube</small> <p>When <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/871/ronda-rousey">Ronda Rousey</a> was in the UFC, she kept her contract negotiations simple. She bet on herself every time.</p> <p>On the Thursday episode of the First We Feast YouTube show <em>Hot Wings</em>, the former bantamweight champion...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HB-4rFYtp97YOqcNZha3lmjEjYQ=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67604651/009_Rafael_Dos_Anjos.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Former UFC lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/796/rafael-dos-anjos">Rafael dos Anjos</a> on Thursday announced he’s tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t be able to fight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3279/islam-makhachev">Islam Makhachev</a> at UFC 254. </p> <p>In a statement posted to Instagram, the ex-champ...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OboISLJgtCW63fjb4qaX6gBAn5U=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67604762/135_Cory_Sandhagen.0.jpg"> <small>Cory Sandhagen | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>When <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4356/cory-sandhagen">Cory Sandhagen</a> made his most recent UFC appearance in June, he was sitting on the precipice of a title shot with a showdown against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1528/aljamain-sterling">Aljamain Sterling</a> likely determining the next...