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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/I-pkO-FBdO7uFtYaTCIxbPBxl8Y=/0x0:2869x1913/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67422043/003_Donald_Cerrone.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Fans have never had to question whether <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/58/donald-cerrone">Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone</a> wanted to fight. But as his losses have piled up, there are questions about how long he can.</p> <p>Facing a five-fight skid, Cerrone made it known...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/f2QFvd_GTBTmbnDJHdANM-vqYPU=/164x0:1784x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67422455/wth_ep25_clean.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of <em>What the Heck</em>, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck speaks with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2125/kevin-croom">Kevin Croom</a> (4:28) to recap his memorable 31-second submission win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4349/roosevelt-roberts">Roosevelt Roberts</a> in his UFC debut debut at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1148/ufc-vegas-10">UFC Vegas 10</a> this past...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_fEKswi9Qf7ZKuIIP4RvKfwW0gA=/0x0:6720x4480/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67422746/LEE_1217.0.jpg"> <small>Fabian Edwards headlines Bellator’s upcoming visit to Milan, Italy, on Sept. 26 | Lee Hamilton-Cooper, Bellator MMA</small> <p>The first of three upcoming Bellator shows in Italy has its lineup card filled.</p> <p>Thirteen fights are now official for the Sept. 26 show, which...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xzUJRwsQvo0cMK1aXyIRclq0TXw=/0x0:3000x2000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67423076/mateusz_gamrot.0.jpg"> <small>Mateusz Gamrot | Photo courtesy of KSW</small> <p>Mateusz Gamrot knew after his latest win that free agency was looming and it was time to conquer bigger challenges.</p> <p>The 17-0, two-division KSW champion has been a mainstay of the Polish promotion for...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Waterson v Hill" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/NY-439_psxrf_akMcKTSungIzmY=/0x67:4960x3374/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67414347/1272181694.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>This is The A-Side Live Chat.</p> <p>For this episode, UFC strawweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2943/angela-hill">Angela Hill</a> joins Esther Lin and Alex Savas to break down some of the top stories in MMA.</p> <p>Some topics...

<img alt="Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6aoWNBnKw86Q-0cGIWfHlZFsG4k=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67417187/316_Daniel_Cormier_x_Stipe_Miocic.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> was aware that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a> had tested positive for COVID-19 prior to a <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a> trilogy against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/775/stipe-miocic">Stipe Miocic</a>, but was assured the former...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_LKg7aCMoxk2xE00GirwszoHqlY=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67417447/002_Johnny_Walker.0.jpg"> <small>Johnny Walker faces Ryan Spann in the main card portion of UFC Vegas 11 on Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4594/johnny-walker">Johnny Walker</a> will fight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4544/ryan-spann">Ryan Spann</a> at Saturday night’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1149/ufc-vegas-11-covington-vs-woodley">UFC Vegas 11</a> at the UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jxTmvw5xwtxJL_dGLCLtfWaCnS0=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67418199/107_Jan_Blachowicz.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/620/jan-blachowicz">Jan Blachowicz</a>’s behind-the-scenes documentary for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> reveals one of most unique – and unsettling – pre-fight rituals ever described by a fighter. </p> <p>The UFC light heavyweight said he regularly returns to a forest...

<img alt="Donald Cerrone" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/JfbaIxFbew24fEnCdcBz4iFk79U=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67418443/902_Donald_Cerrone.0.0.jpg"> <small>Donald Cerrone | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1149/ufc-vegas-11-covington-vs-woodley">UFC Vegas 11</a> media day, some of the event’s biggest stars will talk to the media Thursday evening.</p> <p>The event is expected to start at 5 p.m. ET.</p> <aside><div data-anthem-component="actionbox" data-anthem-component-data='{"title":"<a class="ql-link"...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/sza3emIw4EOCSUDi6TIoujhWDTs=/0x0:3850x2567/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67419180/A41I2292.0.jpg"> <small>Bellator MMA</small> <p>Bellator MMA ended an era this past Saturday night as the Viacom-owned promotion held its last card on Paramount Network before moving to the CBS Sports Network in October.</p> <p>Back-to-back cards on Friday and Saturday were headlined by a...