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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XrnLEAKRWL2amccI_sZXPnjVJXk=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67038331/108_Nathaniel_Wood.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3738/nathaniel-wood">Nathaniel Wood</a> has a new opponent for “Fight Island.” </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Wood will now face promotional newcomer John Castaneda at the UFC’s event on...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/f2mgUW2kCd4xLkl0CnaV991LRuQ=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67038559/410_Jorge_Masvidal.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>YAS ISLAND, Abu Dhabi — UFC welterweight champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> and “BMF” champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> answer questions from the media in the third installment of the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> virtual media day. </p> <p>The video...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/arueHgkAjNcFKqpzEG4R7ZJzJ5w=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67039169/101_Jorge_Masvidal.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> knows his fight against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> is just business, but that doesn’t negate the overwhelming animosity shared between the fighters ahead of their clash at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>.</p> <p>From an altercation at Super...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/FfnwNpEn2Smr3is5FdFSqes2vHE=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67039280/077_Santiago_Ponzinibbio_vs_Mike_Perry.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3801/mike-perry">Mike Perry</a> will seek professional treatment after allegedly assaulting three people in a Texas restaurant earlier this week.</p> <p>On Thursday, UFC officials sent a statement to MMA Fighting regarding Perry’s status with the organization after video...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vhevf81fpiewUxFZqyssi-sgkeE=/0x0:1144x763/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67039367/Screen_Shot_2020_07_09_at_6.00.41_PM.0.png"> <p>In the fourth episode of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> Embedded, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1541/max-holloway">Max Holloway</a> tries to make do without his usual pre-fight hike, champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4234/alexander-volkanovski">Alexander Volkanovski</a> trains and tries to cope with the heat, and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/7/jose-aldo">Jose Aldo</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4437/petr-yan">Petr Yan</a> and...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/VYHrwZmI8kX3TR78s3lkAmxXBrw=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67039583/150_Kamaru_Usman.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC welterweight champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> acknowledges he’s probably in for a better payday fighting <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a>. As talented as the latter is, there’s no match for the former in fan...

<img alt="UFC 239: Ultimate Media Day" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/qpymSY2BNmuKfPVlddB8F1PiiMA=/7x0:3651x2429/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67035099/1153780476.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>This Saturday, at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> in Abu Dhabi, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> will challenge <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> for the UFC welterweight championship. This comes on the heels...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ejwCuhIYWE-0105mcKWkyXK33-8=/161x0:1703x1028/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67035292/coreyvvolk.0.jpg"> <small>Corey Nelson strikes Alexander Volkanovski at an MMA show in Melbourne, Australia, on May 10, 2013 | @jonmva703, Gfycat</small> <p>In retrospect, Corey Nelson’s fight with future UFC champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4234/alexander-volkanovski">Alexander Volkanovski</a> is a David and Goliath story of sorts, only...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GJ50t7W758kr6Z-32G8ugIjXMMA=/120x0:1740x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67035681/wth_ep15_clean.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of What the Heck, Mike Heck speaks with the last fighter to defeat <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a>, UFC welterweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1559/stephen-thompson">Stephen Thompson</a> (6:43). “Wonderboy” discusses the unanimous decision win at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/902/ufc-217">UFC 217</a> in November 2017, what he...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/itk443ZGzdql9FJ7jJfeGk36hsI=/180x0:1800x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67036001/timeline_251_usman_masvidal_clean.0.jpg"> <p>Before <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>, see how <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> ended up on a collision course for the UFC welterweight title in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night.</p>...