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<img alt="Daniel Cormier" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/d2lbqjXbDWrP9d52nNCh0ePQlvg=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66688042/081_Daniel_Cormier_vs_Alexander_Gustafsson.0.0.jpg"> <small>Daniel Cormier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Over the previous couple of months, the coronavirus has thrown the MMA world into disarray, especially that of the UFC. Events have been cancelled or postponed as UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/S33wrw458R2cK-ftGnGkMVis_r4=/0x0:1192x795/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66688348/Screen_Shot_2020_04_22_at_3.50.20_AM.0.png"> <small>Valentina Shevchenko Instagram</small> <p>When Halle Berry signed up to star and direct in a movie titled <em>Bruised</em>, which is set in the world of mixed martial arts, she knew wasn’t going to walk away from filming unscathed.</p> <p>The Academy Award-winning actress...

<img alt="Octagon" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-gxitcWDhjt06Bll84YFP--jcUw=/0x1:1100x734/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66688548/102_MGM.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC Dublin has been put in major doubt as the Irish government has banned mass public gatherings of over 5,000 people until mid-September due to coronavirus concerns.</p> <p>The UFC was set to host its fourth show in...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/AzmCCfu87WOSxmAcpH44-V7tzp0=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66688714/920_Tyron_Woodley.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The social media battle between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> continued on Tuesday night and added some new elements. </p> <p>Earlier this week, Woodley <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/4/21/21228953/morning-report-tyron-woodley-says-israel-adesanya-is-scared-of-guys-with-power-adesanya-responds">hosted an Instagram Live session</a> and revealed he had his...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3q4V_U2VYHWgN0vyS_2yYYctn3Y=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66689391/109_Chael_Sonnen.0.jpg"> <small>Chael Sonnen | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/103/chael-sonnen">Chael Sonnen</a> knows all about using a “bad guy” persona to sell fights and he thinks it’s time that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> follows suit.</p> <p>Reacting to Jones’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/3/26/21195482/ufc-champion-jon-jones-arrested-for-aggravated-dwi-negligent-use-of-firearm-in-albuquerque">most recent arrest</a>—one of several...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_50Rmff2NPlTrr5TvmQWcboTsfw=/0x0:1100x733/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66683875/147_Chris_Weidman_vs_Anderson_Silva.1388297653.0.jpg"> <small>Chris Weidman (center) scored a pair of wins over Anderson Silva at UFC 182 and 168 in 2013. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/352/chris-weidman">Chris Weidman</a>’s longtime coach Ray Longo had a few laughs after listening to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/101/anderson-silva">Anderson Silva</a>’s...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/fAO4BioBuOEa1XRvHSBa2VAIiOM=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66684683/099_Scott_Coker.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A Los Angeles soundstage could host live Bellator events starting this summer.</p> <p>Bellator President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2938/scott-coker">Scott Coker</a> told MMA Fighting on Monday the promotion aims to restart its schedule in June or July with live events held...

<img alt="Bellator 153: Koreshkov v Henderson" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/utxEeTM24QG02Dwyzn3gf4opZO4=/0x0:4283x2855/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66685216/523349368.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images</small> <p>The coronavirus pandemic has claimed a fifth event on the Bellator schedule. </p> <p>The ViacomCBS-owned promotion on Tuesday announced the postponement of Bellator 244 over “ongoing safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak”...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night 80 photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/0awyX3Fjf1oiE7iRSDXGPpH3fUE=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66685375/055_Thiago_Santos_vs_Elias_Theodorou.0.0.jpg"> <small>Thiago Santos and Elias Theodorou compete at a UFC Fight Night event in Las Vegas on Dec. 10, 2015 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Don’t be surprised if the next time you see <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2677/elias-theodorou">Elias Theodorou</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/01jjy17uEEd_az0A3lOf78nraqU=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66685417/216_Tony_Ferguson_x_Donald_Cerrone.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC’s upcoming return on May 9 has an official title: <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-khabib-vs-ferguson">UFC 249</a>.</p> <p>That’s not exactly a shock, but the promotion hadn’t actually named the event after announcing its next card would take place on May...