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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/7eitaIvBvAHFtXb5Yv3XO18y79Q=/0x0:2400x1600/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66837703/217_.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> started a <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/23/21268487/conor-mcgregor-expects-to-have-mma-goat-top-spot-secured-by-career-end">global debate on Saturday</a> that began with fans and media members before making its way to the fighters—including a pair of his greatest rivals. </p> <p>“The Notorious” began a Twitter thread...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Kara-France v Nam" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vy13hiwJwPnpZcKRrGWtEk2s_1Q=/0x0:3908x2605/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66837707/1208028538.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>A flyweight battle looks to be heading to the octagon next month. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that a fight between <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/M53mimyZh0vSd0ABLpYktqn7QOo=/0x0:5184x3456/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66837778/albarracin_cejudo.0.jpg"> <small>Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Just seconds after he finished arguably the greatest bantamweight champion in UFC history inside two rounds, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a> made the shocking announcement that he was retiring.</p> <p>Taking out <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/328/dominick-cruz">Dominick Cruz</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> was...

<img alt="Neiman Gracie" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XM_jo3o1l-w821icN7kp7Z2a7Dg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66837901/127_Neiman_Gracie.0.jpg"> <small>Jiu-jitsu expert Neiman Gracie holds a 9-1 record as a mixed martial artist. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2442/neiman-gracie">Neiman Gracie</a> was only 11 years old when his uncle <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/656/royce-gracie">Royce Gracie</a> competed in the longest fight in modern...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/dXKYt6EYJ3MHnEKVXvFCgUinAc8=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66836237/105_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> doesn’t officially have a home yet, but the main event looks to be locked in. </p> <p>On Friday night, the UFC released its official poster for the card headlined by a women’s featherweight title...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Ew7pDhJzyTZD98FF2XWIOk0TmU0=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66836299/225_Conor_McGregor_x_Donald_Cerrone.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> has chimed in on MMA’s GOAT conversation, and of course, he expects to play the biggest part.</p> <p>When “The Notorious” makes the walk for the final time, he believes his legacy will surpass the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-AhOskmW0Herjc21nDt_iMNow0c=/0x0:1919x1279/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66836474/123_Andre_Fili.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A featherweight clash between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1907/andre-fili">Andre Fili</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4919/charles-jourdain">Charles Jourdain</a> is currently in the works for an upcoming UFC card on June 13 with the event likely to take place in Las Vegas.</p> <p>Multiple sources...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/iKyGr9dK3rD5borHHxF4qkiGnTw=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66836568/022_Deiveson_Figueiredo_x_Alexandre_Pantoja.0.jpg"> <small>Alexandre Pantoja will return to the octagon against undefeated flyweight Askar Askarov in July. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Top-ranked flyweights <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1614/alexandre-pantoja">Alexandre Pantoja</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5064/askar-askarov">Askar Askarov</a> will collide in the UFC octagon on July 18, multiple people with...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/aHaOn3ZMDV33ZdL5l9h1l_zDp1A=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66836586/115_Colby_Covington.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Should <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> make the move to pro wrestling, he’s targeting one of its biggest stars.</p> <p>In April, Covington teased that a move to the WWE could take place as early as next year, vowing to...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/QsPCR_1ixNXyj8-LcmNnINizqSo=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66836717/045_Ronda_Rousey_workout.0.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Ronda Rousey | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>WWE star <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/861/shayna-baszler">Shayna Baszler</a> has known <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/871/ronda-rousey">Ronda Rousey</a> for a long time, so if anyone can speak to the former UFC champion’s skills, it’s her.</p> <p>Aside from their close friendship, Rousey also...