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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/wYOo9DpMpvjZjdRy9GagK1H8Bq4=/150x0:1770x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66848816/087_Vitor_Belfort.0.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Vitor Belfort | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/83/vitor-belfort">Vitor Belfort</a> is clear when it comes to placing blame on the person responsible for his struggles in his last few years with the UFC.</p> <p>That person? Himself.</p> <p>Some decline is to be expected...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/MOFZiSi-iGArINXY_XFpgFvhKSI=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66849584/025_athletepanel_Jon_Jones.0.jpg"> <small>Jon Jones | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC light heavyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> is using his platform to address what he sees as a grave injustice.</p> <p>On Monday in Minneapolis, George Floyd, 46, died after he was detained by the...

<img alt="MMA: UFC Fight Night-Yadong vs Vera" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GCc_V9NyQPGM4_W0aZoU0xO3a5s=/0x73:4362x2981/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66843970/usa_today_14313317.0.jpg"> <small>Song Yadong and Marlon Vera at UFC on ESPN 8 in Jacksonville, Fla., on May 16, 2020 | Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p><em>Few things infuriate MMA fans more than a fight being scored incorrectly, though...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vjMfW5AjExTI5mWlBmo7KM1hpE8=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66844770/003_Tyron_Woodley.0.jpg"> <small>Tyron Woodley (pictured) fights Gilbert Burns in the welterweight main event of UFC on ESPN 9 in Las Vegas on Saturday | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> go head-to-head this Saturday in the UFC’s...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Means v Rodriguez" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-5DW_W3yb-LNWCGsnyjDwA2nvKE=/0x0:4979x3319/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66845370/1206537630.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5291/daniel-rodriguez">Daniel Rodriguez</a> didn’t have to wait long to find a replacement opponent for the injured <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4384/kevin-holland">Kevin Holland</a>.</p> <p>UFC officials confirmed to MMA Fighting that Rodriguez will...

<img alt="Julia Budd" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/iwpYwnGI6kcY2MVjTM9_6GraAXA=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66845500/224_Julia_Budd.5.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Bellator’s latest replay harkens back to the title reign of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/376/julia-budd">Julia Budd</a>. </p> <p>Before being dethroned by <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/593/cris-cyborg">Cris Cyborg</a>, Budd defended her title with a decisive win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3145/talita-nogueira">Talita Nogueira</a>. </p> <p>In the co-main...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/MrjMhZ-b3YQYEUgfGlGku-1j6W8=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66846452/144_Kamaru_Usman_x_Colby_Covington.0.jpg"> <small>Kamaru Usman | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The popularity of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> isn’t shaking the oddsmakers when it comes to a potential fight with UFC welterweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a>.</p> <p>With Usman’s manager <a href="https://twitter.com/AliAbdelaziz00/status/1264360309612933120">suggesting</a> that McGregor get a title...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/fDr2XtebbKQgUXBeWcySiB3_vXQ=/248x0:1672x949/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66846823/burnsko.0.jpg"> <small>UFC, YouTube</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/93/demian-maia">Demian Maia</a> full fight video to see Burns finish Maia at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1105/ufc-fight-night-lee-vs-oliveira">UFC Brasilia</a> on March 14, 2020.</p> <p>Burns was on a four-fight winning streak heading into this co-main event matchup with Maia,...

<img alt="Daniel Cormier" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/fpS7d9KkHg2jLLVW6Lbb6sdJT1E=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66842597/340_Daniel_Cormier.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>For a few weeks now, the MMA world has been abuzz with talks of a potential superfight between UFC light heavyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> and heavyweight destroyer of worlds, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3362/francis-ngannou">Francis Ngannou</a>, and last...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/0S5fUHyhl78rsDQypaFBaoRZxec=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66842871/121_Robert_Whittaker_x_Israel_Adesanya.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC middleweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> always has something to prove to himself in every fight, but there’s a different feeling ahead of his next title defense against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3984/paulo-henrique-costa">Paulo Costa</a>.</p> <p>While he retained his belt back...