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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pOw0xy2uzSJ7pz93KaSm5594WmU=/0x0:4570x3047/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66903064/20170707_0422_gerald_meerschaert.0.jpg"> <small>ESTHER LIN/SHOWTIME</small> <p>With 43 professional fights under his belt, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1970/gerald-meerschaert">Gerald Meerschaert</a> has seen a lot in his career— although what happened 48 hours before his next scheduled fight was certainly unexpected. </p> <p>Meerschaert will face top 15 middleweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3616/ian-heinisch">Ian...

<img alt="UFC 245 Usman v Covington: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/p2H-onRPglfhikO8AVmnujEsBGQ=/0x0:4564x3043/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66898440/1193805640.jpg.5.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>At the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1124/ufc-250">UFC 250</a> weigh-ins, all 24 fighters on Saturday’s fight card in Las Vegas are set to step on the scale Friday morning local time....

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GQkocnsu5HN_pPe8SJDuANCgPvQ=/190x0:1810x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66900624/StaredownThumbNoText.0.jpg"> <p>LAS VEGAS — After official <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1124/ufc-250">UFC 250</a> weigh-ins, the fighters squared off in front of the media Friday morning. Check it out above.</p> <aside><div data-anthem-component="actionbox" data-anthem-component-data='{"title":"UFC 250 Is Almost Here!","description":"Watch featherweight title fight and much more on ESPN+ on Saturday.","label":"Buy Now","url":"http://go.web.plus.espn.com/c/482924/595608/9070?sharedid=MMAFighting"}'></div></aside>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/NNJk12G3ZgTF6P-MoyLTSfjP1q0=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66900352/413_Jorge_Masvidal.0.jpg"> <small>Jorge Masvidal | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Another day, another disgruntled UFC star.</p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> took to Twitter and issued a series of cryptic tweets expressing frustration over his recent fight negotiations, presumably aimed at his UFC bosses. The promotion’s...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/N7jkjJSCVGxWo2zCpTnBx0MIhx0=/255x0:1875x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66901182/099_Dana_White.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> on Friday brushed off welterweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a>’s sudden outburst over pay as a standard fight business complaint – amped up by the coronavirus pandemic. </p> <p>After Masvidal blasted the promotion...

<img alt="Alexander Gustafsson (EL)" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BlBQsk32K4eoVbKtF6jRwbNGC7w=/0x0:1100x733/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66901443/112_Alexander_Gustafsson.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/164/alexander-gustafsson">Alexander Gustafsson</a>’s retirement is ending, and will be trying a new weight class on for size.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Gustafsson will take on former...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OK4cd3jl45a3gyTAt6ScyPyaBw8=/0x86:2048x1451/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66901683/jonesabq.0.jpeg"> <small>@JonnyBones, Twitter</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> has been active in his attempts to help keep the peace on the streets of Albuquerque, N.M., during the recent Black Lives Matter protests, but the local police department wants to make sure everything is...

<img alt="UFC Fight 250 Nunes v Spencer: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/upmGntIGpJOv7WNEVavEV69Dsco=/0x0:4492x2995/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66901786/1217779968.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>With <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1124/ufc-250">UFC 250</a> just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs broke down the top storylines heading into Saturday’s pay-per-view event at the...

<img alt="Jussier Formiga (GC)" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1KfNGNDJADvRUPpvQCr90kmW6wg=/0x0:1200x800/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66902071/Jussier_Formiga.0.0.jpg"> <small>Jussier Formiga is not done chasing the UFC belt, but that's not in his mind going into UFC 250. | Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Fighting in an empty arena won’t be anything new to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/472/jussier-da-silva">Jussier Formiga</a>, who...

<img alt="Gilbert Burns (GC)" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/fFDnIOJcwZsSfYfFmf3V3nPbbbM=/0x0:1500x1000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66898560/Gilbert_Burns.0.0.jpg"> <small>Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p>In March, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> suggested that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/3/25/21192169/colby-covington-jorge-masvidal-overpriced-himself-to-avoid-kamaru-usman-he-wants-conor-mcgregor">was going to price himself out of a title fight</a>, and it’s starting to look like Covington may be right after all.</p> <p>The welterweight...