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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/x5ELcWZ_oNgmCNIWiELWXqN1Z0w=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66690578/004_Paige_VanZant.0.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> has been one fight from free agency for over one year. A nagging arm injury has been the thing preventing her from finishing her current contract.</p> <p>The veteran strawweight and flyweight contender first suffered...

<img alt="UFC 199 Open Workouts" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/JqnMDJvPj0d-DbIB7-Ixldm7cqg=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66691096/042_Luke_Rockhold.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/98/luke-rockhold">Luke Rockhold</a> needed a break from fighting but there’s a reason he never actually retired.</p> <p>The former UFC middleweight champion has been out of action since this past July when he suffered a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HVe18D01skIbzh_THlyulrLG068=/0x0:3000x2000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66692067/g91BLZyA.0.jpeg"> <small>Retired kickboxer and mixed martial artist Ray Sefo (pictured) is the president of PFL. | Photo via PFL</small> <p>Professional Fighters League decided to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/4/20/21228063/pfl-suspends-2020-season-fighters-to-be-paid-monthly-stipend">pay athletes a monthly stipend</a> for the remainder of 2020 after suspending the entire season amid...

<img alt="Gallery Photo: Tito Ortiz&nbsp;Photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/AnNbI2RIpIaenYMgw6b4myAAJp4=/0x0:1100x733/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66692816/02titoortizvsforrestgriffin-1298001716.0.jpg"> <p>The UFC has featured some of the most intense rivalries in the history of combat sports but <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/52/tito-ortiz">Tito Ortiz</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/729/ken-shamrock">Ken Shamrock</a> were arguably the first to gain crossover appeal in the mainstream.</p> <p>Ortiz had already run...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/f0bLdmiM_zJmNhXAXg4TeNibn2Y=/18x0:2172x1436/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66693036/Screen_Shot_2020_04_22_at_4.48.12_PM.0.png"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2232/joe-rogan">Joe Rogan</a> has been a fixture of UFC broadcasts for quite some time. But he looked a lot different during his first appearance back in 1997.</p> <p>At <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/508/ufc-12">UFC 12</a>, Rogan served as a backstage reporter and interviewer for a fight...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/JramVlRkJ1Ml-D83mdhyHcB9PF4=/0x0:1500x1000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66687769/08_Sarah_Kaufman_vs_Katharina_Lehner_08.0.jpg"> <small>Dave Mandel, Invicta FC</small> <p>This is the A-Side Live Chat.</p> <p>For this episode, PFL lightweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/126/sarah-kaufman">Sarah Kaufman</a> joins José Youngs and Petesy Carroll to discuss some of the top story lines in the world of MMA.</p> <p>Some topics may include the...

<img alt="Daniel Cormier" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/d2lbqjXbDWrP9d52nNCh0ePQlvg=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66688042/081_Daniel_Cormier_vs_Alexander_Gustafsson.0.0.jpg"> <small>Daniel Cormier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Over the previous couple of months, the coronavirus has thrown the MMA world into disarray, especially that of the UFC. Events have been cancelled or postponed as UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/S33wrw458R2cK-ftGnGkMVis_r4=/0x0:1192x795/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66688348/Screen_Shot_2020_04_22_at_3.50.20_AM.0.png"> <small>Valentina Shevchenko Instagram</small> <p>When Halle Berry signed up to star and direct in a movie titled <em>Bruised</em>, which is set in the world of mixed martial arts, she knew wasn’t going to walk away from filming unscathed.</p> <p>The Academy Award-winning actress...

<img alt="Octagon" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-gxitcWDhjt06Bll84YFP--jcUw=/0x1:1100x734/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66688548/102_MGM.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC Dublin has been put in major doubt as the Irish government has banned mass public gatherings of over 5,000 people until mid-September due to coronavirus concerns.</p> <p>The UFC was set to host its fourth show in...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/AzmCCfu87WOSxmAcpH44-V7tzp0=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66688714/920_Tyron_Woodley.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The social media battle between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> continued on Tuesday night and added some new elements. </p> <p>Earlier this week, Woodley <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/4/21/21228953/morning-report-tyron-woodley-says-israel-adesanya-is-scared-of-guys-with-power-adesanya-responds">hosted an Instagram Live session</a> and revealed he had his...