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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4kRKMkG1aJGZtytkBv_sMTbIR6Q=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67564263/101_Robert_Whittaker_x_Israel_Adesanya.0.jpg"> <small>Israel Adesanya | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> could only let <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a>’ Twitter fingers go unchecked for so long.</p> <p>Despite competing in different divisions, the two UFC stars have been feuding for months now, with Adesanya teasing...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jllJuH449RT_YN05Mc6ty0ZXAdQ=/0x32:3871x2613/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67564400/FN_Vegas9_WeighIn_2020_09_04_CU_0069_2020090410854454.0.jpg"> <small>Romanox vs. De Lima was originally set for Sept. 5, but “Pezao” tested positive for COVID-19. | Zuffa LLC</small> <p>UFC has decided to re-book a heavyweight fight between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/390/marcos-rogerio-de-lima">Marcos Rogerio de Lima</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5339/alexander-romanov">Alexander Romanov</a> for Nov. 7...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/mbzetOweJvJeI89tYOQkMY6GK8w=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67564521/099_Daniel_Cormier_vs_Volkan_Oezdemir.0.jpg"> <small>Volkan Oezdemir | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2557/volkan-oezdemir">Volkan Oezdemir</a> won’t be competing on Fight Island.</p> <p>The light heavyweight contender announced Thursday that a knee injury has forced him out of his bout opposite <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2322/nikita-krylov">Nikita Krylov</a>, which was scheduled as...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/y45WWdgGPVcjvpfe_S8eyMjbmBA=/0x0:3850x2567/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67564676/A41I3191.0.jpg"> <small>Michael Chandler | Bellator MMA</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/455/michael-chandler">Michael Chandler</a> has felt ready to face UFC competition for several years but it wasn’t until recently that the former Bellator lightweight champion finally pulled the trigger on a deal.</p> <p>After reaching free agency following...

<img alt="UFC 253 Adesanya v Costa" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WAGVba19SvH9UXsXcJNpT4fr2KM=/0x0:2799x1866/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67557368/1276894587.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>This is The A-Side Live Chat.</p> <p>For this episode, José Youngs, Esther Lin, and E. Casey Leydon react to some of the biggest stories in MMA.</p> <p>Some topics include: the fallout from <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jf1Dqx_6R6eVRpje8mMqIjOLJWM=/0x0:2604x1736/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67560371/011_Conor_McGregor.0.jpg"> <small>Conor McGregor | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Your move, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>.</p> <p>Perhaps in response to the UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/9/30/21495516/dana-white-claims-offers-out-to-conor-mcgregor-and-dustin-poirier-for-potential-fight">announcing</a> on Wednesday that the UFC is attempting to arrange an official rematch between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a>,...

<img alt="UFC 253 Adesanya v Costa" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WYOFyJGkxiJYUu2F1DdwlEV_IFs=/0x0:4810x3207/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67560789/1276892785.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>UFC middleweight champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> on Wednesday took a blood test and did two MRI scans of his pituitary gland to diagnose a swollen and painful right pectoral muscle that...

<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...