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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BYVBMmoTV9F_cDoHVy_llUEv5Vw=/0x0:1100x733/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66738270/084_Ben_Rothwell_vs_Brandon_Vera.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>This is the A-Side Live Chat.</p> <p>For this episode, UFC heavyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/492/ben-rothwell">Ben Rothwell</a> stops by to discuss some of the top story lines in the world of MMA.</p> <p>Some topics may include the UFC card on May...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lv-fO2lqJCDPNm_V9ukFUYiCSeQ=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66738520/140_Tyron_Woodley.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The war of words between former welterweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> and current middleweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> continues.</p> <p>Last week, Woodley outlined his plans for the next couple of years of his career, which included reclaiming...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/w6xDXV0Ui7SY6nCoI58j69hkkOk=/45x0:1395x900/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66738739/Screen_Shot_2020_04_30_at_9.50.53_PM.0.png"> <small>Cain Velasquez makes his pro debut at a Strikeforce show in Fresno, Calif., on Oct. 7, 2006 | MMAFAN UK, YouTube</small> <p><em>Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across the globe...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kY2ut0ay_S2YOr83cKMKHSaJ5SI=/346x0:2290x1296/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66739020/Screen_Shot_2020_04_27_at_11.27.09_PM.0.png"> <p>Thirty minutes before the first exchange of punches at Combat Night, Mitchell Chamale got a call from the mayor’s office. Somebody hadn’t passed along the message there would be a professional MMA show on March 21. The fire marshal was on...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/DfQO8X5T3-bZjTmobUSOkFEg59Y=/300x0:1920x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66734248/099_Dana_White.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> believes that “Fight Island” could potentially be around longer than originally anticipated. </p> <p>On Wednesday night, White was featured on a <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/MMA/comments/gaitju/im_dana_white_ask_me_anything/">Reddit AMA</a> and was asked about the location of the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/LcHvhwOH12eMEErxWapacsjVXyk=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66734679/108_Tyler_Diamond.0.jpg"> <small>Tyler Diamond | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The Professional Fighters League has added a top featherweight prospect to its ranks.</p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4506/tyler-diamond">Tyler Diamond</a>, who competed on the 27th season of <em>The Ultimate Fighter</em>, announced Wednesday via Instagram that he has signed...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/k3RAzXlWYxyRGh-aXiBS36OHxiA=/0x21:1496x1018/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66735224/Captura_de_Tela_2020_04_29__s_17.00.26.0.png"> <small>"Cigano" lost a few pounds after starting a a ketogenic diet during self-isolation times. | Photo via Junior dos Santos</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/22/junior-dos-santos">Junior dos Santos</a>’ shape has people wondering how “Cigano” will look in his next UFC bout. </p> <p>After a ketogenic...

<img alt="Tony Ferguson" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/dWTV-5aUD-jnAAKlFMYR0GYiftY=/0x0:1800x1200/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66735614/408_Tony_Ferguson.0.0.jpg"> <small>Tony Ferguson | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>For the first time, the UFC will host a “Virtual Media Day,” with all of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>’s main card fighters expected to take part in “digital scrum-style” interviews, including interim lightweight...

<img alt="MMA: UFC Fight Night-London-Edwards vs Nelson" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/yLXl2sSTcWoEog7cQ1bRvQzGMTI=/0x0:4407x2938/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66736454/usa_today_12362990.0.jpg"> <small>Leon Edwards | Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p>UFC welterweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3026/leon-edwards">Leon Edwards</a> wants to use his platform to spotlight a surge in knife crime following a weekend of “heartbreaking” violence in his native Birmingham that...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ahPNF_HglIcKG4WMcrupgyL_vC0=/0x0:1650x1100/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66737089/69480296_10158271224564879_5553853726927618048_o.0.jpg"> <small>Bellator</small> <p>With 2.5 million Instagram followers, UFC veteran <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> definitely understands the power of social media when it comes to her brand and image.</p> <p>Thanks to sponsorships and endorsements, she’s said she makes ‘way more money’ from her social...