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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Khh15Dd_m6ocO4vK_-IKv0L3bb4=/0x0:900x600/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67340690/034_Brock_Lesnar.0.0.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>This is The A-Side Live Chat.</p> <p>For this episode, MMA journalist Matt Wells joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon react to some of the biggest stories in MMA.</p> <p>Some topics include <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/27/brock-lesnar">Brock Lesnar</a>’s free agency, <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/uxy_l1ogKANJz-YeGcYfNp008vM=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67340972/136_Dustin_Poirier.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>In June, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a> rebounded from his loss to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1043/ufc-242">UFC 242</a> with a unanimous decision win over fifth-ranked lightweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2917/daniel-hooker">Dan Hooker</a>. The victory reinserted Poirier into the title...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XaELrHMNg0ZkvFA9TWtD-021w20=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67341193/081_Geoff_Neal_x_Niko_Price.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4338/geoff-neal">Geoff Neal</a> didn’t know he was near death after being rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. </p> <p>In fact, the welterweight prospect didn’t think anything was seriously wrong when his symptoms first emerged. How his...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CFJR1dTH1f-CH5QWgGq8BbO1qBg=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67341485/121_Jorge_Masvidal_x_Nate_Diaz.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A little over a year after the inaugural BMF title was won by <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a>, he’s close to defending it for the first time against a familiar foe. </p> <p>Following Tuesday night’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1153/dwcs-season-4-week-5">DWCS Season 4:...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Oi1Tpz0YLLadockXu0pcReMKBts=/0x0:3970x2647/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67341881/IMG_4035.0.jpg"> <small>Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida | Eduardo Ferreira</small> <p>Marcus Almeida is in search of new worlds to conquer.</p> <p>The 30-year-old Brazilian—more popularly known as Marcus Buchecha—was officially announced as a member of the ONE Championship roster in July, signalling his first foray into...

<img alt="Dana White’s Contender Series - Alacabek v Knight" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/y2mFJeTefkzNuflt0PiZ0z02g60=/0x0:3895x2597/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67338211/1167879079.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>No one in Contender Series history has embraced a developmental deal like <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5441/william">William Knight</a>. </p> <p>Knight looks to parlay his activity into a full UFC roster spot...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/EJqkplxs3pKLTH1xlFM0x0uFXTU=/0x0:634x423/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67338463/Screen_Shot_2020_09_01_at_11.56.33_AM.0.png"> <p>You may have heard <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/250/ben-askren">Ben Askren</a> has a new(ish) hip. Just like an old salty dad, he likes to rub it in the face of his internet son. </p> <p>Fresh out of the operating room, the retired UFC and ONE Championship...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Rivera v AlQaisi" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/FEWU7viMWzIXhlKDqrbmTAnBb-Q=/0x0:3986x2657/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67338572/1264727695.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Ali Al-Qaisi and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5405/tony-kelley">Tony Kelley</a> are expected to meet at the upcoming UFC event on Oct. 10 with the card likely taking place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.</p> <p>Multiple...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TAyXWYt91ipPmxANoz6M_HMYK0w=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67338831/145_Kamaru_Usman_x_Colby_Covington.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The welterweight title is expected to go up for grabs when champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> faces off with former teammate <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1151/ufc-256">UFC 256</a> on Dec. 12. News of the fight was first...

<img alt="Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/hAfikA-e1jlMXTzinHsjZEFrb6U=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67339040/143_Jorge_Masvidal_x_Nate_Diaz.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC is interested in running back the first and only “BMF” championship bout in promotion history.</p> <p>A rematch between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/365/nate-diaz">Nate Diaz</a> is currently being discussed, but no...