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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/seg0VcFIuHKPCkdiut5mitV8SU8=/0x0:1620x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67016682/great_divide_best_fight.0.jpg"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <p><em>The Great Divide is a recurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which two of our staff debate a topic in the world of MMA — whether it’s news, a fight, a crazy thing somebody did, a crazy...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/C5uveI6OS3HccSJDrVU9O3UTCYU=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67016814/114_sean_o_malley.0.jpg"> <small>Sean O’Malley | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4140/sean-o-malley">Sean O’Malley</a> confesses that when his career is over he’d probably be just as happy teaching jiu-jitsu and living in a trailer somewhere as he would with millions in the bank.</p> <p>That said,...

<img alt="UFC 137: Penn v Diaz" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ox_f_FduZG71MWKcXWGUJUQAOiM=/0x0:3000x2000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67016932/130772797.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Scott Jorgensen and Jeff Curran | Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>When <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/993/jeff-curran">Jeff Curran</a> finished construction on his new facility in 2018, he believed this was going to be the final...

<img alt="MMA: UFC Fight Night-Mexico City-Moreira vs Craig" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2XWgvYpDAaTX1rhTqTiqd3Otai8=/0x54:4210x2861/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67014674/usa_today_13393255.0.jpg"> <small>Vinicius Moreira will no longer travel to Abu Dhabi to fight Modestas Bukauskas. | Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p>Brazilian light heavyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4917/vinicius-moreira">Vinicius Moreira</a> tested positive for coronavirus and was forced out of his...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9u1OL518l2ZX42WcrWgP5hEUn-U=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67015204/101_Marina_Rodriguez.0.jpg"> <small>A member of Marina Rodriguez's team tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Sao Paulo. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC's July 15 show has taken another hit courtesy of a positive COVID-19 test.</p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4591/marina-rodriguez">Marina Rodriguez</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/818/carla-esparza">Carla Esparza</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/tJtrTpH5OWFPeZiURwW-XA2MAtw=/231x0:1688x971/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67015271/titanchoke.0.jpg"> <small>Joey Yshua defeats Ryan Schwartzberg at a Titan FC event in Miami on June 26, 2020 | @UFCFightPass, Twitter</small> <p><em>Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across the globe that may...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ZrF5FP4KL610gUTNLXvqlfcC7IU=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67014569/Khabib_Nurmagomedov_x_Dustin_Poirier_copy.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, the father and coach of UFC lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a>, has <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/7/3/21312469/reports-abdulmanap-nurmagomedov-khabibs-father-dies-from-covid-19-complications">died at 57 years old</a>. See how the MMA world reacted to the passing of the famed coach below.</p> <div> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en"...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Weigh-In" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/P2aJsswXh5NTcgXyUzm4x0XoHxE=/0x0:4448x2965/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67015382/1204059685.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Steve Garcia (pictured) fights Peter Barrett in a featherweight bout on Aug. 8 at a UFC event in Las Vegas | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1355/steve-garcia">Steve Garcia</a> will look to spoil the...

<img alt="UFC" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WcibesJ3lNcozvtPZinga0uzZF0=/0x0:652x435/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67015480/ufc_rio_arena.0.jpg"> <small>Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The athletes competing on “Fight Island” will have more room to work.</p> <p>According to UFC chief operating officer Lawrence Epstein via <a href="https://sports.yahoo.com/fight-island-is-real-everything-we-know-about-uf-cs-bubble-in-abu-dhabi-185930243.html">Yahoo</a>, the UFC will employ the larger 30-foot octagon for all the fights taking place...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/f6Lm9HyfmjPt6F-7cRNBLJuJ7a8=/246x0:1866x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67015585/20190216_0060_Paul_Felder.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>If you were keeping up with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2970/paul-felder">Paul Felder</a>’s Twitter account during the UFC on ESPN 12 main event, it seemed as if he had gotten the itch to get back to his fighting career. </p> <p>Whether...