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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3q4V_U2VYHWgN0vyS_2yYYctn3Y=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66689391/109_Chael_Sonnen.0.jpg"> <small>Chael Sonnen | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/103/chael-sonnen">Chael Sonnen</a> knows all about using a “bad guy” persona to sell fights and he thinks it’s time that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> follows suit.</p> <p>Reacting to Jones’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/3/26/21195482/ufc-champion-jon-jones-arrested-for-aggravated-dwi-negligent-use-of-firearm-in-albuquerque">most recent arrest</a>—one of several...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_50Rmff2NPlTrr5TvmQWcboTsfw=/0x0:1100x733/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66683875/147_Chris_Weidman_vs_Anderson_Silva.1388297653.0.jpg"> <small>Chris Weidman (center) scored a pair of wins over Anderson Silva at UFC 182 and 168 in 2013. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/352/chris-weidman">Chris Weidman</a>’s longtime coach Ray Longo had a few laughs after listening to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/101/anderson-silva">Anderson Silva</a>’s...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/fAO4BioBuOEa1XRvHSBa2VAIiOM=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66684683/099_Scott_Coker.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A Los Angeles soundstage could host live Bellator events starting this summer.</p> <p>Bellator President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2938/scott-coker">Scott Coker</a> told MMA Fighting on Monday the promotion aims to restart its schedule in June or July with live events held...

<img alt="Bellator 153: Koreshkov v Henderson" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/utxEeTM24QG02Dwyzn3gf4opZO4=/0x0:4283x2855/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66685216/523349368.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images</small> <p>The coronavirus pandemic has claimed a fifth event on the Bellator schedule. </p> <p>The ViacomCBS-owned promotion on Tuesday announced the postponement of Bellator 244 over “ongoing safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak”...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night 80 photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/0awyX3Fjf1oiE7iRSDXGPpH3fUE=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66685375/055_Thiago_Santos_vs_Elias_Theodorou.0.0.jpg"> <small>Thiago Santos and Elias Theodorou compete at a UFC Fight Night event in Las Vegas on Dec. 10, 2015 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Don’t be surprised if the next time you see <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2677/elias-theodorou">Elias Theodorou</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/01jjy17uEEd_az0A3lOf78nraqU=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66685417/216_Tony_Ferguson_x_Donald_Cerrone.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC’s upcoming return on May 9 has an official title: <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-khabib-vs-ferguson">UFC 249</a>.</p> <p>That’s not exactly a shock, but the promotion hadn’t actually named the event after announcing its next card would take place on May...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8RFMlCYyh5MS0y1D4Be8ON2L5u0=/43x0:931x592/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66685783/chartier.0.jpg"> <p>Tyson Chartier heard about the big news just like the rest of us.</p> <p>With his client <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4139/calvin-kattar">Calvin Kattar</a> preparing to fight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/78/jeremy-stephens">Jeremy Stephens</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-khabib-vs-ferguson">UFC 249</a>, it fell upon Chartier to keep up to date with the status of...

<img alt="UFC" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/MR_ipsUz3OPIR_vaXyxYbyY8lOk=/0x0:652x435/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66685938/ufc_rio_arena.0.jpg"> <small>Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p>It looks as though <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-khabib-vs-ferguson">UFC 249</a> will take place in “The Sunshine State.”</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/4/21/21230050/ufc-249-gets-second-life-as-may-9-event-at-tba-location">May 9 pay-per-view event</a> is slated to take...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/wsOFfccMnBbvo1j3MfRDUDBxogA=/0x3:1425x953/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66686417/hughestrigg2.0.jpg"> <small>UFC, YouTube</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/113/matt-hughes">Matt Hughes</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/766/frank-trigg">Frank Trigg</a> 2 full fight video to see then-welterweight champion Hughes once again triumph over rival Trigg in epic fashion at UFC 52, which took place in Las Vegas on April 16,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/IuL2-jUee-VFyBgwNAM6JyM2uVo=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66682389/003_Tyron_Woodley.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>During his reign as UFC welterweight champion, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> would frequently talk about eclipsing <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/123/georges-st-pierre">Georges St-Pierre</a> as the greatest welterweight of all-time. Now, Woodley wants to follow in St-Pierre’s footsteps, and after reclaiming the...