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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WVDjaa_BcjYU8HZzpbg8HTxlwcw=/125x0:1745x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66777779/POST_Mitchell.00_04_09_22.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/featherweight">Featherweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3528/bryce-mitchell">Bryce Mitchell</a> spoke to reporters following his dominant unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3027/charles-rosa">Charles Rosa</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>. “Thug Nasty” discussed how much he enjoyed fighting in an empty arena, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> finally...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Gg0S3tdUiI36KmzsxNejJ39uOfA=/66x0:606x360/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66777893/1175034447899613.miMH3Aj6tLdi9jWWfMDe_height640.0.png"> <p>JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — UFC welterweight Vicente Luque spoke with the media backstage following his third-round TKO win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3947/niko-price">Niko Price</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>. “The Silent Assassin” discussed the durability of his opponent, hearing <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2232/joe-rogan">Joe Rogan</a>’s commentary during the...

<img alt="UFC 249 Ferguson v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/H7TYqGnUzmwtzMGAa0PQE-sBW1U=/0x0:2674x1783/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66776190/1223923066.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images</small> <p>Newly minted interim lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> was one of the biggest winners of the night in stature and compensation. </p> <p>Not only did Gaethje add a belt to his...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ULuB9ZJpsVU3ieHiMSKWKJTsxVA=/0x0:1528x1019/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66776282/gaethje_smile_wm.0.jpg"> <p>MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down all the top storylines from <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>, including <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a>’s win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a> to become the interim UFC lightweight champion, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a>’s defense...

<img alt="UFC 249 Ferguson v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/JzF7KmiJo3C4IvKwDvcl-q5DL5A=/0x0:4328x2885/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66776512/1223923730.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images</small> <p>UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> calls <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a> a “special human being” for being able to absorb as much punishment as he did against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> at <a...

<img alt="UFC 249 Cejudo v Cruz" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3mAktUBY4Oo938TcpjQPmvgiKFk=/0x0:4783x3189/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66776682/1223917897.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Henry Cejudo walks away as Dominick Cruz argues with referee Keith Peterson about a stoppage at UFC 249 on Saturday in Jacksonville, Fla. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/328/dominick-cruz">Dominick Cruz</a> had a serious problem...

<img alt="UFC 249 Ferguson v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/25kuBSbbz6_PXI4_WxXkecYC6Y0=/0x0:5453x3635/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66776736/1223925662.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> rarely misses an opportunity to take a shot at Showtime Sports president Stephen Espinoza, but he exploded on Saturday night after hearing comments made on social media...

<img alt="MMA: UFC 249-Ferguson vs Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/qtkFnxpKWx6U5eCoRPQwo8p4Hs0=/0x188:3918x2800/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66776834/usa_today_14296897.0.jpg"> <small>Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> earned his first UFC title on Saturday, but it isn’t the one he’s had his sights on.</p> <p>“The Highlight” picked up the biggest win of his career at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/k30mTOqpTko8-zCndRMHcLfl5ww=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66776168/113_Justin_Gaethje.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> post-fight press conference is the last piece of business to take care of after the action is over in the Octagon, and we have the live video below at MMAFighting.com.</p> <p>UFC officials will...

<img alt="Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone at UFC 249" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8E6jIel2-AFZ96sN0K5xXHa9lx8=/0x0:3003x2002/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66775894/1223657450.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone will clash in the prelim headliner at UFC 249 on Saturday. | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>This is the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> live blog for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/215/anthony-pettis">Anthony...