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<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OSkWKFRDUc9rEe8uQhwUSoQ75lg=/0x1:1280x854/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/69237002/Renan_Ferreira_Marcos_dos_Santos.0.jpeg"> <figcaption>Renan Ferreira won six of eight professional MMA bouts ahead of his PFL debut against Fabricio Werdum. | Marcos dos Santos</figcaption> </figure> <p>MMA fighters usually...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ZM8B0IhxO4Yvgr7L4kxJhIs3tSU=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/69237313/132_Nate_Diaz.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Nate Diaz | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p>Until 2019, fighters who popped for pot in Florida could expect a suspension with the state’s boxing...

<figure> <img alt="UFC Fight Night Holm v Aldana" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2Bk5pnshA1JZBTbxiyj7au24h20=/0x0:3629x2419/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/69237938/1278356031.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC</figcaption> </figure> <p>A top-five matchup in the women’s bantamweight division is heading to the UFC’s July...

<figure> <img alt="UFC 253 Adesanya v Costa" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/hbi3vChprBCnkcvd-gyDDj8Xi9E=/0x0:2622x1748/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/69238467/1276867024.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</figcaption> </figure> <p>Former UFC welterweight and <em>The Ultimate Fighter 1</em> winner <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/121/diego-sanchez">Diego Sanchez</a>...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6zOc-kEp-nwwarP1sN4JXYd-KBg=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/69232130/410_Nate_Diaz_.0.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Nate Diaz | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p>The highly anticipated fight between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3026/leon-edwards">Leon Edwards</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/365/nate-diaz">Nate Diaz</a> will no longer take place...

<figure> <img alt="UFC 196 Media Day" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/n1MLzeMOx2dGBJPnuglwRh9HxOc=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/69233352/280_Chris_Weidman.0.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Chris Weidman in the shadow of Luke Rockhold’s champion banner | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p>At <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1198/ufc-261-usman-vs-masvidal-2">UFC 261</a>, former middleweight...

<figure> <img alt="Chuck Liddell Photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/oiXfu6cd-XCv_dWqfDohIQOWreM=/0x0:1100x733/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/69233580/008chuckliddelllaughing.1327563155.0.jpg"> </figure> <p>It’s hard to imagine anyone volunteering for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/489/chuck-liddell">Chuck Liddell</a> to hit them but back in 2009 that’s exactly what happened when the UFC Hall of Famer visited a...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/43Q2sddLEkM65U_suEVg99KPWS4=/87x0:1707x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/69234511/WTH_EP57_CLEAN.0.jpg"> </figure> <p>On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck speaks to Bellator broadcaster and former UFC, Bellator and Strikeforce competitor <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/79/josh-thomson">Josh Thomson</a> (6:25) to preview this Friday’s...

<figure> <img alt="UFC 241 Anthony Pettis v Nate Diaz" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-MhYsyVXAkpAhYIiP36Z2p9bl58=/0x0:4938x3292/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/69234929/1162237538.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC</figcaption> </figure> <p>The California State Athletic Commission will hold a stakeholders meeting on May...

<figure> <img alt="UFC 261: Usman v Masvidal 2" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Z4rylbcjQt8i2Pn7K6kWh0c-mdo=/0x0:3600x2400/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/69228127/1232508980.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images</figcaption> </figure> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3494/valentina-shevchenko">Valentina Shevchenko</a> can rarely escape an interview or press conference without hearing <a...