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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/X5ULhuf4ys4K66L8E9iN8fy9rfY=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66864320/032_Tim_Elliott_x_Askar_Askarov.0.jpg"> <small>Askar Askarov and Tim Elliott at UFC 246 on Jan. 18, 2020, in Las Vegas | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1714/tim-elliott">Tim Elliott</a>’s recent loss to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5064/askar-askarov">Askar Askarov</a> could have been worse. He could have been knocked out.</p> <p>And when...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Ee010v6ikLGjFoo6WyR_aFjK8sg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66865211/920_Tyron_Woodley.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>In <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a>’s mind, he was going to retire as UFC champion.</p> <p>After winning the welterweight title in 2016, and successfully defending the belt three times, Woodley felt like he was well on his way to...

<img alt="Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour - New York" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lG-YZ3rtDZkCa-bAtk6grB_U6CY=/0x0:4274x2849/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66865598/814069558.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images</small> <p>Opening odds on <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/101/anderson-silva">Anderson Silva</a> are nearly as fantastical as the matchup. </p> <p>After former two-division champ McGregor agreed to...

<img alt="Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/7SqnrSgSBA8HnZeP0aT4_Grvizc=/0x0:3000x2000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66865836/GettyImages_1142603511.0.jpg"> <small>Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>A rematch between former strawweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2360/jessica-andrade">Jessica Andrade</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2024/rose-namajunas">Rose Namajunas</a> is currently in the works for the upcoming UFC event on July 11.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-9Txl55qBr6mSrBwrOFZvD-BIk4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66865951/161_Max_Holloway_x_Brian_Ortega.0.jpg"> <small>Brian Ortega hasn't fought since a TKO loss to then-UFC featherweight champ Max Holloway. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2838/brian-ortega">Brian Ortega</a> and The Korean Zombie are one win away from another shot at the UFC featherweight gold.</p> <p>UFC president <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lEjX-4-bZtzeY-byYsSQETP0kX8=/295x0:2524x1486/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66866508/Screen_Shot_2020_05_28_at_4.38.23_PM.0.png"> <p>“Look at me Dana. Why didn’t you just call it UF-Sea? It’s perfect.”</p> <p>Those were the words of advice offered by <em>Last Week Tonight</em> host John Oliver during a recent episode of his HBO series when <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/18/21262430/video-john-oliver-addresses-the-ufcs-insane-plan-to-launch-fight-island-during-last-week-tonight">discussing the UFC’s plans for...

<img alt="Jorge Masvidal" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/QEnvQO8v3NwOVolnxfbSQId8OHU=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66858610/157_Jorge_Masvidal.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The smile on <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a>’s face said it all. </p> <p>The UFC’s “BMF” champ shed no tears over the departure of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> from American Top Team, calling the ex-interim champ “a cancer” on...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/AzsR_Uruu-RoLFLDmrzEp5j4m1Q=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66858710/097_Amanda_Nunes_x_Holly_Holm.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1124/ufc-250">UFC 250</a> is now official as the promotion returns to Las Vegas for its next scheduled pay-per-view.</p> <p>On Wednesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission approved a new set of protocols to deal with COVID-19 as combat...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/aAjZGZxifyKBWOGoTp1sc6FR2y8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66860052/116_Colby_Covington.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Now that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> is no longer beholden to a promise to American Top Team owner Dan Lambert that he wouldn’t engage in trash talk with his teammates, the former UFC interim welterweight champion is...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/PifxgAN_jDrjzQZvVAQJOTy4UEk=/142x0:1762x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66860524/wth_ep9_clean.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of <em>What the Heck</em>, UFC women’s flyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4022/cynthia-calvillo">Cynthia Calvillo</a> (4:13) discusses her main event bout with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1287/jessica-eye">Jessica Eye</a> at the UFC’s June 13 event, how the fans have reacted to the booking, how she handled...