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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/YMzTx_5KYa0KERz85Z7V55PFZFE=/81x0:1701x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66773779/249PreviewShowThumbNoGraphics.0.jpg"> <p>With <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and Oscar Willis from The Mac Life broke down the top storylines heading into Saturday’s pay-per-view event at VyStar Veteran’s Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.</p> <aside><div data-anthem-component="actionbox" data-anthem-component-data='{"title":"UFC 249 Is Almost...

<img alt="UFC 249 Ferguson v Gaethje: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Gd43a9vOgbjIfRSv9ppgQkmtYD0=/63x0:3983x2613/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66773916/1223630717.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>The extensive testing undertaken by the UFC to protect the health and safety of fighters competing on Saturday’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> card has resulted in a positive coronavirus case. </p> <p>UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xEq78ST5rtegWAjIWa3MyZhAXq0=/0x0:1212x808/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66768831/Screen_Shot_2020_05_08_at_12.23.28_AM.0.png"> <p>In the third episode of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> Embedded, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/328/dominick-cruz">Dominick Cruz</a> goes through underwater training and a back-and-forth with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a> on the conference call, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> makes his way to Jacksonville, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3362/francis-ngannou">Francis Ngannou</a> shows his excitement...

<img alt="Dana White" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ge-PWZqGtjKbW7weTIvDAFbYZ1I=/0x0:1600x1067/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66769509/502_Dana_White.0.0.jpg"> <small>Dana White discusses Jon Jones’ removal from UFC 200 | Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com</small> <p>The last few months have been tumultuous for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> and the UFC. After cancelling three events in March due to COVID-19, White remained adamant that...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/RWWW30Y2FSUqTUPa9GdLMXYnmOk=/0x0:783x522/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66769936/Screen_Shot_2020_05_08_at_9.35.24_AM.0.png"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/78/jeremy-stephens">Jeremy Stephens</a> came in heavy for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>.</p> <p>A longtime octagon veteran, “Lil’ Heathen” is booked to face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4139/calvin-kattar">Calvin Kattar</a> in a featherweight bout Saturday night in Jacksonville, Fla., but came in at 150.5 pounds at the official weigh-ins...

<img alt="Donald Cerrone" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/iNp-TpJCI0IBCHO4iULl87o8FuU=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66770028/103_Donald_Cerrone.0.0.jpg"> <small>Donald Cerrone | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone knows he had a really bad night in his last fight against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> in January.</p> <p>The highly-anticipated showdown lasted just 40 seconds with McGregor blitzing Cerrone right out...

<img alt="Tony Ferguson" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/LNg1Dw05rH1SkLFwIDvFujSWEfM=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66769356/017_Tony_Ferguson.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> weigh-ins, all 24 fighters taking part in UFC 249 on Saturday night will step on the scale Friday morning.</p> <p>In the main event, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> will...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Jm1-4OLeW11hkxOgpO-4d8KAgNc=/123x0:1203x720/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66765433/MEDIA_DAy___Hardy.00_11_39_22.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>At <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> virtual media day, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4732/greg-hardy">Greg Hardy</a> talks about not having fans at the event, his training, a possible move to the WWE, and more Thursday afternoon.</p> <aside><div data-anthem-component="actionbox" data-anthem-component-data='{"title":"UFC 249 Is Almost Here!","description":"Catch two title fights, stacked card...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/k3i8i5igEZyG6vTr-U5HGC5a0hI=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66765794/137_Conor_McGregor.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Add <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> to the list of fighters who have a problem with the UFC ranking system.</p> <p>The former two-division champion took to Twitter on Thursday to criticize the list of the top 15 lightweights where...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XZPr0fQyp-C3Cu2_vEiRaXpzEYg=/134x0:1214x720/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66766214/Media_Day___Tony_Ferguson.00_00_34_17.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>At <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> virtual media day, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a> talks the atmosphere, facing <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a>, if he’ll ever face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a>, and more.</p>...