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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Z1KHIJB89WpoitR4NqBFzY7zUd0=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66852045/20160514_0345_Arena_da_Baixada.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC could be preparing for more offshore activity.</p> <p>On May 19, the promotion’s parent company Zuffa, LLC filed for four trademarks related o the term “UFSEA.”</p> <p>As first pointed out by Washington-based trademark attorney Josh Gerben, the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/i8o3gtLqHv1IHTDsh2mVDfwP8es=/4x0:4924x3280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66852961/DWCS_CU_20190618_2475.0.jpg"> <small>DWCS LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>The Nevada State Athletic Commission has announced its protocol for COVID-19 testing as combat sports organizations prepare to resume operations in the state.</p> <p>In <a href="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/20005237/NSAC_PROTOCOLS_PCR_ONLY_FOR_EVENTS_WITHOUT_FANS.pdf">a document</a> provided to MMA Fighting, the commission outlines its eight-section...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/bQEXckfGSOpNW-9HL81IS0NaJnM=/0x0:1280x853/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66853338/luana_carolina.0.jpeg"> <small>Luana Carolina (right) made her UFC debut in May 2019, defeating Priscila Cachoeira via decision. | Photo via Lucas Martins</small> <p>UFC athletes and staff are tested for the COVID-19 virus upon arrival for fight week. But <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4849/luana-carolina">Luana Carolina</a>’s team...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Nxt6-9OFFXQrTQtp-Ous2P9XKpE=/180x0:1800x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66853620/POST_Sandhagen01.00_07_43_08.Still001.0.jpg"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4356/cory-sandhagen">Cory Sandhagen</a> definitely isn’t a fan of the “King of Cringe,” but he’s got a lot of respect for recently retired UFC champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a>.</p> <p>“Cejudo’s just such a good competitor,” Sandhagen told MMA Fighting. “He acts like an idiot...

<img alt="Marlon Moraes v Jose Aldo" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/NlG1kh9-QHwzmvMsqjfOJxypkag=/0x0:4403x2935/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66853938/1194045344.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images</small> <p>Former UFC featherweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/7/jose-aldo">Jose Aldo</a> could challenge <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4437/petr-yan">Petr Yan</a> for the bantamweight title left vacant by <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a>. </p> <p>UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> announced the potential bout...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HOeRQZddLlS5WcFHI3OkOiFyqdc=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66854056/117_Israel_Adesanya_x_Anderson_Silva.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/101/anderson-silva">Anderson Silva</a> full fight video to see Adesanya score a unanimous decision over former middleweight champion Silva at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/999/ufc-234">UFC 234</a> on Feb. 10, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia.</p> <p>With a middleweight...

<img alt="Anderson Silva (GC)" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/dxTmWiY6-XeKRJ7r0Fh1g0Zj-PQ=/0x0:1200x800/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66857976/IMG_2203.0.0.jpeg"> <small>Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/101/anderson-silva">Anderson Silva</a> is throwing his name in the hat for a potential fight with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a>.</p> <p>“The Notorious” went on social media earlier this week to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/23/21268487/conor-mcgregor-expects-to-have-mma-goat-top-spot-secured-by-career-end">debate who’s the greatest MMA fighter...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/U9OcHvkfidSAQb-o1l4xAnHF0VI=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66848369/139_Sean_O_Malley.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Earlier this week, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a> made his retirement official, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/25/21269303/ufc-bantamweight-title-officially-vacated-following-henry-cejudos-retirement">vacating the UFC bantamweight title</a>. Cejudo’s departure leaves the 135 pound division in a state of uncertainty, with the UFC having thrown out a few...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/wYOo9DpMpvjZjdRy9GagK1H8Bq4=/150x0:1770x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66848816/087_Vitor_Belfort.0.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Vitor Belfort | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/83/vitor-belfort">Vitor Belfort</a> is clear when it comes to placing blame on the person responsible for his struggles in his last few years with the UFC.</p> <p>That person? Himself.</p> <p>Some decline is to be expected...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/MOFZiSi-iGArINXY_XFpgFvhKSI=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66849584/025_athletepanel_Jon_Jones.0.jpg"> <small>Jon Jones | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC light heavyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> is using his platform to address what he sees as a grave injustice.</p> <p>On Monday in Minneapolis, George Floyd, 46, died after he was detained by the...