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<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...

<img alt="Jon Jones" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9wSkW0SmXzMYUvz1pt4MPjRJNGo=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66874526/138_Jon_Jones.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> is fed up with accusations made about his financial demands for a heavyweight fight against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3362/francis-ngannou">Francis Ngannou</a>.</p> <p>On Friday, UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> claimed the 205-pound champion was asking for money...

<img alt="UFC 249 Ferguson v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Q_zUUh2vfpVV2DiVnedgu3gLdp4=/0x0:6036x4024/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66868220/1223927776.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images</small> <p>Earlier this month, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> stepped in on short notice and stopped <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>. The win earned Gaethje the UFC interim lightweight title and...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xCXLkQNH-o-ohMonSuALTrmWb5E=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66868970/010_Jon_Jones.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> are once again at odds, this time over a proposed fight with heavyweight boogeyman <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3362/francis-ngannou">Francis Ngannou</a>.</p> <p>Over the past couple of weeks, Jones has teased a possible...

<img alt="UFC 205 Weigh-in Photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/78zm_kKTS-M2Q9c44G_kHpZ-jHo=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66868279/031_Tyron_Woodley.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At the UFC on ESPN 9 weigh-ins, all 22 fighters on Saturday’s fight card in Las Vegas will step on the scale Friday morning. </p> <p>In the main event, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> and <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/woLXR4AthHjzA6QJh9zBK-yci-8=/0x32:939x658/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66869330/Screen_Shot_2020_05_29_at_6.22.10_AM.0.png"> <small>Jung Hyun Lee throws a flying kick at Dong Hyuk Ko at a ROAD FC show in Jamsil, South Korea, on May 23, 2020 | @Grabaka_Hitman, Twitter</small> <p><em>Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light...