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<img alt="Jorge Masvidal" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/eZ30aKVAReXyJkYHADPRsRdvm3k=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67016259/157_Jorge_Masvidal.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>If UFC champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> is still looking for a fight, a pair of top-ranked welterweights just volunteered their services.</p> <p>Just minutes after <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> was removed from the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> main event...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/09UqUjl3jCt-deFCHWfnwvogTic=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67016297/003_Dan_Hooker_vs_Gilbert_Burns_copy.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Moments after it was confirmed that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> was forced to withdraw from his welterweight title headliner with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> following a positive COVID-19 test, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/p4buwhjP6slqzCxKe0s3oKiQSmM=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67016215/004_Dan_Hooker_vs_Gilbert_Burns.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> has been knocked out of the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> main event against welterweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> after testing positive for COVID-19.</p> <p>According to multiple sources speaking to MMA Fighting on Friday, the Brazilian...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/seg0VcFIuHKPCkdiut5mitV8SU8=/0x0:1620x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67016682/great_divide_best_fight.0.jpg"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <p><em>The Great Divide is a recurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which two of our staff debate a topic in the world of MMA — whether it’s news, a fight, a crazy thing somebody did, a crazy...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/C5uveI6OS3HccSJDrVU9O3UTCYU=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67016814/114_sean_o_malley.0.jpg"> <small>Sean O’Malley | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4140/sean-o-malley">Sean O’Malley</a> confesses that when his career is over he’d probably be just as happy teaching jiu-jitsu and living in a trailer somewhere as he would with millions in the bank.</p> <p>That said,...

<img alt="UFC 137: Penn v Diaz" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ox_f_FduZG71MWKcXWGUJUQAOiM=/0x0:3000x2000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67016932/130772797.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Scott Jorgensen and Jeff Curran | Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>When <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/993/jeff-curran">Jeff Curran</a> finished construction on his new facility in 2018, he believed this was going to be the final...

<img alt="MMA: UFC Fight Night-Mexico City-Moreira vs Craig" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2XWgvYpDAaTX1rhTqTiqd3Otai8=/0x54:4210x2861/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67014674/usa_today_13393255.0.jpg"> <small>Vinicius Moreira will no longer travel to Abu Dhabi to fight Modestas Bukauskas. | Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p>Brazilian light heavyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4917/vinicius-moreira">Vinicius Moreira</a> tested positive for coronavirus and was forced out of his...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9u1OL518l2ZX42WcrWgP5hEUn-U=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67015204/101_Marina_Rodriguez.0.jpg"> <small>A member of Marina Rodriguez's team tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Sao Paulo. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC's July 15 show has taken another hit courtesy of a positive COVID-19 test.</p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4591/marina-rodriguez">Marina Rodriguez</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/818/carla-esparza">Carla Esparza</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/tJtrTpH5OWFPeZiURwW-XA2MAtw=/231x0:1688x971/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67015271/titanchoke.0.jpg"> <small>Joey Yshua defeats Ryan Schwartzberg at a Titan FC event in Miami on June 26, 2020 | @UFCFightPass, Twitter</small> <p><em>Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across the globe that may...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ZrF5FP4KL610gUTNLXvqlfcC7IU=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67014569/Khabib_Nurmagomedov_x_Dustin_Poirier_copy.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, the father and coach of UFC lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a>, has <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/7/3/21312469/reports-abdulmanap-nurmagomedov-khabibs-father-dies-from-covid-19-complications">died at 57 years old</a>. See how the MMA world reacted to the passing of the famed coach below.</p> <div> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en"...