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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/EnLhFqUOd1sa1aaG4Ytf59evGq0=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66820206/126_Joe_Rogan.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Though in the MMA world, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2232/joe-rogan">Joe Rogan</a> is largely seen as one of the chief commentators for the UFC, in reality, Rogan’s most successful business venture has been his podcast, <em>The Joe Rogan Experience</em>, which...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vZ8Pvcjd81uPkLFe_ZL5xA7t9Ts=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66820415/091_Francis_Ngannou_x_Cain_Velasquez.0.jpg"> <small>Francis Ngannou | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3362/francis-ngannou">Francis Ngannou</a> could have some big fights ahead of him. And if they’re booked, the oddsmakers like his chances right now.</p> <p>Betting site <a href="https://www.betonline.ag/sportsbook/martial-arts/mma">BetOnline.ag</a> released odds for prospective matchups pitting Ngannou against...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/g4I_lai6ana3WaD-3frSwc6U15k=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66821194/549_Aljamain_Sterling_vs_Renan_Barao.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC bantamweight title picture has turned into an interesting puzzle with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a>’s retirement announcement at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>. </p> <p>Should Cejudo’s retirement stick after his second-round TKO win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/328/dominick-cruz">Dominick Cruz</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1528/aljamain-sterling">Aljamain...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lLSvVg7b8GJygtloWaGRUGWdfkw=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66817495/140_Tyron_Woodley.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Former UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns are now expected to meet on May 30. </p> <p>The welterweight bout is in the process of being finalized after it was <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/5/21248331/tyron-woodley-vs-gilbert-burns-in-the-works-as-main-event-for-ufc-card-on-may-23">initially targeted for May 23</a>....

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/oCqorO32GmVCBUJ-Aw6xoDpPmZs=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66817675/077_Aspen_Ladd_x_Yana_Kunitskaya.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A new women’s bantamweight fight is currently in the works with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3173/aspen-ladd">Aspen Ladd</a> in talks to meet <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1757/sara-mcmann">Sara McMann</a> at a UFC Fight Night event on June 27.</p> <p>Multiple sources confirmed the news to MMA...

<img alt="Alistair Overeem" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4iwD4Rb756ite20RBOfvC_dO1Mk=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66818012/438_Alistair_Overeem.0.jpg"> <small>Alistair Overeem | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC continues to provide good ratings for ESPN while operating as the only major sports entity still putting on live events.</p> <p>On Saturday night, UFC on ESPN 8 finished second in the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/czKJwXOvafQpxNIgWC3hp_QDWHo=/0x0:2828x1885/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66818368/134_Khabib_Nurmagomedov.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov’s fight with COVID-19 has taken a turn for the worse, according to a new report from a Russian state-run media outlet. </p> <p>The father of UFC lightweight champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> is on life support...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/yl44fIV6CG1ZmPAvL0nk8JhgLJI=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66818621/120_Roxanne_Modafferi.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A possible women’s flyweight title eliminator bout looks to be heading to the octagon next month. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that a fight between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/581/roxanne-modafferi">Roxanne Modafferi</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/cUFUJyh_4zS8N-HaBzL5KOspMLg=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66818782/140_ceremonial_Jon_Jones.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><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> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/14/21258795/jon-jones-shows-interest-in-francis-ngannou-fight-send-the-deal">have been exchanging messages on social media</a> over the past week, teasing a potential fight between them.</p> <p>The chatter started after Jones teased a possible move to heavyweight —...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/nA2Yj5YDPYW48Tz8ZMA9zUItQQw=/164x0:1784x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66818982/Jose__Youngs___Casey_Raw.00_03_49_05.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>JACKSONVILLE — Women’s flyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3336/cortney-casey">Cortney Casey</a> spoke with the media following her first round submission win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4113/mara-romero-borella">Mara Romero Borella</a> at UFC on ESPN 8. “Cast Iron” discusses the bump up to 125, why she didn’t call anyone out,...