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<img alt="Dana White and Ben Askren" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2z1xx_ep8VhMRqXowdf96HESu3E=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67158498/118_Dana_White_and_Ben_Askren.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>In a time where UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> is having to confirm that yes, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> is actually retired right now, another UFC star is talking about coming out of...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/J-CkHyYvJSJJVP6NFvNQ5Y5S9eY=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67158715/286_Dominick_Reyes_x_Chris_Weidman.0.jpg"> <small>Thomas Lakes, MMA Fighting</small> <p>It’s not lost on <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/352/chris-weidman">Chris Weidman</a> the kind of pressure he’s facing at UFC Vegas 6.</p> <p>What seems like a lifetime ago when he was the middleweight champion, the New York native is now preparing for...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/b5sN_9rozEt-ouF9nVNerc17rhg=/103x0:1723x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67159360/018_Carla_Esparza_x_Tatiana_Suarez.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/818/carla-esparza">Carla Esparza</a> has enjoyed running off four straight wins and becoming the strawweight division’s halter of hype trains. Now she’s ready to get back to a title fight in one of the UFC’s most competitive...

<img alt="Jon Jones" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/I3wlvouVa8N71znxWpd4AaCZO_Q=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67155147/001_Jon_Jones.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> may not have plans to fight any time soon, but his UFC light heavyweight championship isn’t going anywhere just yet.</p> <p>Over the past few months, Jones has been at odds with the UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4dD3h3shmC8uVMQsrmpJ238RfaA=/0x0:3047x2031/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67155473/UFC_FN_FI4_014.0.jpg"> <small>Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2029/jesse-ronson">Jesse Ronson</a>’s first UFC win was seven years in the making – and a last-second hiccup almost cost him another opportunity.</p> <p>Appearing on the <em>What the Heck</em>, Ronson said his journey to his first UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/IpvnfAnroJiLq73IUHlbxlIOnhQ=/0x0:1200x800/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67156122/amir.0.jpg"> <small>Amir Aliakbari defeated longtime MMA veteran Heath Herring in Rizin | Sachiko Hotaka, Rizin FF</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3807/amir-aliakbari">Amir Aliakbari</a>’s time with the UFC was over before it began, but the heavyweight prospect is making the move to another major promotion after...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/5FOeRipJxJQ6MGsRkTA_fFSmFJ0=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67156716/117_Ricky_Simon.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC’s has added an exciting matchup to their first September event.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a fight between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4420/ricky-simon">Ricky Simon</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1400/brian-kelleher">Brian Kelleher</a> is in...

<img alt="Dana White Contender Series" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/47xya0dth8bhsLLLqPMMrx4vUfE=/0x0:4920x3280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67156806/GettyImages_820798174.0.jpg"> <small>Getty Images</small> <p>Three winners at Contender Series season 4: Week 1 earned UFC contracts after impressive showings. </p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5382/jordan-leavitt">Jordan Leavitt</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5386/uros-medic">Uros Medic</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1397/dustin-jacoby">Dustin Jacoby</a> are headed to the UFC, promotion president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Brunson v Shahbazyan: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/aKa3tiXPHRHm4oQmPVKPZlnqP3Y=/0x0:3537x2358/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67157014/1227858616.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>Veteran middleweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/639/ed-herman">Ed Herman</a> said he would’ve fought <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4384/kevin-holland">Kevin Holland</a> at UFC Vegas 5 if given the option. But when his fight with <a...

<img alt="Dana White’s Contender Series - Leavitt v Flores" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/k_9Bk8R514GKUyLguzWAPW3c6_Q=/0x0:4159x2773/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67157195/1263966479.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>“The Monkey King” did not disappoint in his <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> Contender Series debut. </p> <p>In the opening bout of the promotion’s fourth season, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5382/jordan-leavitt">Jordan Leavitt</a> dominated...