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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3C7LPwWJ2F8XrDPVeypLNyODIBg=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66875500/115_Tyron_Woodley_x_Kamaru_Usman.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>As has often been the case, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> isn’t getting the fight he wanted, but it might just be the one he needs to get him a shot at regaining the welterweight championship.</p> <p>“The Chosen One”...

<img alt="UFC 200 New York Press Event" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/DCYD-04K2uJzgjgWJUz5Qh1QQw0=/0x0:4389x2926/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66875631/525010134.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images</small> <p>Just over one week ago, <em>Forbes</em> released its list of the <a href="https://www.forbes.com/athletes/?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_content=3380563832#7bd2ed9955ae">100 highest-paid athletes</a> in the world. It included boxers like Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, stars from the...

<img alt="Dana White" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/FfZupWJrZM_fUSNb0vOe6N9IAz4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66875758/301_Dana_White.0.0.jpg"> <small>Dana White | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>This week, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> trademarked “UFSea”, meaning ‘Fight Island’ is real and it’s going to happen. So let’s talk about exactly what the UFC’s debut card on that mythical island should...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/zIMb4XjHpdrVXmEVoaWjpMd1H_E=/0x0:1100x733/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66873106/060_evan_dunham_vs_tj_grant.0.1505922242.0.jpg"> <small>Evan Dunham will cut extra five pounds to fight Herbert Burns at UFC 250 in Las Vegas. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/59/evan-dunham">Evan Dunham</a> will make his return to the octagon on June 6, taking on Brazilian featherweight <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6N0KQiOIHv6HyNps3CeTbloXxbc=/147x0:1767x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66873250/MainStaredownThumb0.0.jpg"> <p>After UFC on ESPN 9 weigh-ins, the fighters on Saturday’s event squared off Friday morning in Las Vegas. </p> <aside><div data-anthem-component="actionbox" data-anthem-component-data='{"title":"Watch UFC on ESPN 9 LIVE!","description":"Check out all the action from UFC APEX in Las Vegas.","label":"Buy Now","url":"http://go.web.plus.espn.com/c/482924/566982/9070?sharedid=MMAFighting"}'></div></aside>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/wYRKzIt3WthZ6scwssNLXeYtsz0=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66873291/451_Conor_McGregor.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> has only fought once in the past 12 months but that was still more than enough for the Irish superstar to cement himself as one of the highest-paid athletes in the world.</p> <p>Forbes Magazine...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/DL9KUMlTpGxcj1V-u5twgewlS9U=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66873649/023_athletepanel_Jon_Jones.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>For a fight that’s not happening, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3362/francis-ngannou">Francis Ngannou</a> seems to be the only matchup anyone is talking about these days.</p> <p>Lately the conversation has shifted from the interest in Jones moving to...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xhgVLkYNf7jFcbjCLoew9wvMWbg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66873966/039_Gilbert_Burns_vs_Dan_Moret.0.jpg"> <small>Gilbert Burns headlines UFC on ESPN 9 against Tyron Woodley. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> is one of the best welterweights in the MMA world today, and dealing with asthmatic bronchitis was a catalyst for leading him...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Jwrw_P0hOe_f6CuOHTYlcjxNUaA=/0x1:2878x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66874274/300_Dana_White.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The coronavirus pandemic has prevented fans from attending sporting events and that’s affecting the bottom line of the organizations that benefit from their patronage.</p> <p>UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> expects his company to suffer nine-digit losses in...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/JYeIU9qX8HfUrJtv9p5guj1HSNI=/0x0:5247x3498/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66874691/UFC_JB_2020_05_29_0113_2020052911927254.0.jpg"> <small>Zuffa LLC</small> <p>With UFC on ESPN 9 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs break down the top storylines heading into Saturday night’s event at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, including the main event between former...