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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2_eVA5km6WCfXlbluCHfTojGPzs=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66810232/cejudo.0.jpg"> <small>Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Nine days ago, UFC bantamweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a> stopped <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/328/dominick-cruz">Dominick Cruz</a> to retain his title at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>. Afterwards, Cejudo made a surprise announcement, retiring from the sport. The announcement was so unexpected...

<img alt="MMA: UFC Fight Night-Overeem vs Harris" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/q4YapZpn_aL4aYzL5JLO3it1j2Q=/0x155:2772x2003/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66810426/usa_today_14313497.0.jpg"> <small>Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p><em>In the fast-paced world of MMA, there are dozens of questions surrounding any given event, but when the dust settles, there’s usually only one: What’s next?</em></p> <p><em>Following the conclusion of every major...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Overeem v Harris" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Fcs-XvNZoX5zXv5ETC1-WRNvU30=/0x0:5284x3523/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66810616/1225310309.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris | Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>Fighting in an empty arena without any fans in attendance was a new experience for UFC on ESPN 8 main event...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Chikadze v Rivera" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ZQKk1oRc9droTP0-cmvWA1rrtQk=/0x0:3994x2663/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66810946/1225291446.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images</small> <p>There was plenty of questioning and criticism for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>, to the point where the UFC president felt like he was a fighter taking “unnecessary punishment” for barreling...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Brown v Baeza" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/poOt7yuEli_6etnDdUw4fCMUx8o=/0x0:3973x2649/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66811116/1225292590.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>There were quite a few memorable battles at UFC on ESPN 8 this past weekend, but it appears the majority of the fighters on the card largely...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/QrNAFrOqiZDl-xI70hkEaKw71-Q=/0x1:2878x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66808499/300_Dana_White.0.jpg"> <small>Dana White | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Arizona is welcoming professional sports back to the state and the UFC might just accept the invitation.</p> <p>On Tuesday, Gov. Doug Ducey announced that Arizona would invite professional sports leagues to play there following...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GoAwYg3m4yruNvEnX59JRNpZHkM=/230x0:1850x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66808642/GUEST_Faber.00_09_41_02.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>JACKSONVILLE — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/bantamweight">Bantamweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2/urijah-faber">Urijah Faber</a> spoke with the media backstage at UFC on ESPN 8. “The California Kid” revealed the process of getting to the event’s weigh-ins to potentially replace teammate <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4669/song-yadong">Song Yadong</a> against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3088/marlon-vera">Marlon Vera</a>, thoughts...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Overeem v Harris" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/mYf_HxQdGTw2tfPdcb2TE2RwLzY=/0x0:4689x3126/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66808773/1225310286.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/32/alistair-overeem">Alistair Overeem</a> celebrated his 40th birthday in style.</p> <p>After a scary knockdown courtesy of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1436/walter-walt-harris">Walt Harris</a> in their main event clash at UFC on ESPN 8...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/AuFngsDQsxMAaJsFwC5QCdjZFV8=/125x0:1745x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66808887/Moisesimg.0.jpg"> <p>JACKSONVILLE — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/lightweight">Lightweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4636/thiago-moises">Thiago Moises</a> spoke to reporters following his second-round submission win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/728/michael-johnson">Michael Johnson</a> at UFC Jacksonville. The Brazilian fighter discussed what fight week was like amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the conversation with his coaches between...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/C79KVCJvf0AyXeewx-U2kmAk1tc=/169x0:1789x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66809022/POST__Landwehr_.00_02_08_26.Still001__1_.0.jpg"> <p>JACKSONVILLE — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/featherweight">Featherweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5276/nate-landwehr">Nate Landwehr</a> spoke with the media backstage following his unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/61/darren-elkins">Darren Elkins</a> at UFC on ESPN 8. “The Train” discussed the bloody fight, what <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> said to him afterwards, who...