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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2fgSepsasfGyy-DjL-ypkuWuBvc=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66894534/221_Conor_McGregor_x_Donald_Cerrone.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>If <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> wants to wait to fight the winner of the lightweight title unification fight between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a>, it appears that option is open to him.</p> <p>According to UFC president...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Woodley v Burns" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/j949TVNrq69QiKEy1SQKGmWFGYM=/0x0:3678x2452/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66890949/1236747071.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Gilbert Burns and Tyron Woodley | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>UFC on ESPN 9 ended up with a spot in the top-20 for overall cable ratings on Saturday, but the event faced stiff competition...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Wg4S52lUSkqxIgv7RrasroP5hSo=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66891212/206_mediaday_Juan_Adams.0.jpg"> <small>Juan Adams | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Former UFC fighter <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4626/juan-adams">Juan Adams</a> knows firsthand the frustration of being racially profiled.</p> <p>A towering six-foot-five heavyweight, Adams has to cut weight to make the 265-pound division limit and while his size and...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/NjEP29wUFgk6jYMoISyexMIDSCo=/0x45:1080x765/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66891564/101802891_195705298273206_9111358184921170698_n.0.jpg"> <small>Tim Sylvia shows off an arm injury | @timsylviamma1, Instagram</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/715/tim-sylvia">Tim Sylvia</a> said the promotion where he was once a champion has left him out to dry.</p> <p>“The Maine-iac” on Tuesday said he needs surgery to address complications from an...

<img alt="UFC on FOX 22 Weigh-ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WwocPF_UYLztMxV8m00fy6uY8iA=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66891831/20161216_0107_Takeya_Mizugaki.0.0.jpeg"> <small>Takeya Mizugaki | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4/takeya-mizugaki">Takeya Mizugaki</a> announced his retirement on Tuesday.</p> <p>MMA Fighting confirmed the news with Mizugaki’s management after the 14-year MMA veteran told <a href="https://mmaplanet.jp/104227">MMAPLANET</a> he is hanging up the gloves....

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/U-s5XxPxoUzxh518rqLsweGoM2k=/168x0:1752x1056/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66892168/forrestshad.0.jpg"> <small>UFC, YouTube</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/44/forrest-griffin">Forrest Griffin</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/43/rashad-evans">Rashad Evans</a> full fight video to see Evans capture the light heavyweight title at UFC 92 in Las Vegas, on Dec. 27, 2008.</p> <p>In the first-ever UFC title fight between former <em>Ultimate Fighter</em>...

<img alt="Dana White" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ejb2btK2jiR7JO3Knz6dCHs99ek=/0x0:1600x1067/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66892382/504_Dana_White.0.0.jpg"> <small>Dana White discusses Jon Jones’ removal from UFC 200 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> has been here before. Over his tenure at the promotion, he’s been at odds with plenty of superstar fighters where...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/g-YPX3p-_jOlMskx1gzrkPhJeZ8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66892475/119_Carla_Esparza.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Former UFC strawweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/818/carla-esparza">Carla Esparza</a> has inked a new four-fight deal with the promotion and already agreed to her next fight.</p> <p>Esparza is set to face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4591/marina-rodriguez">Marina Rodriguez</a> on an upcoming UFC Fight Night...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/iSwqXXwHzN59SqvNT5dAdyeoauM=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66892576/135_Kelvin_Gastelum.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A middleweight clash between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2077/kelvin-gastelum">Kelvin Gastelum</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1583/jack-hermansson">Jack Hermansson</a> has been agreed for the upcoming UFC Fight Night card on July 18 with the show expected to take place on “Fight Island.”</p> <p>Multiple sources confirmed...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/mNx1K1iz2XnIfKL0dkJUuEFiv90=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66887989/098_Amanda_Nunes_x_Germaine_de_Randamie.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>This is The A-Side Live Chat.</p> <p>For this episode, José Youngs and Alex Savas react to some of the top stories in mixed martial arts.</p> <p>Some of the topics may include a preview of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1124/ufc-250">UFC 250</a>, the...