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<img alt="MMA: UFC Fight Night-Smith vs Teixeira" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rhrY-h10KlmzgLRD0cLibOs8N68=/0x71:5079x3457/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66801481/usa_today_14306674.0.jpg"> <small>Anthony Smith at a UFC Fight Night event in Jacksonville, Fla., on Wednesday | Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1091/anthony-smith">Anthony Smith</a> hears the chatter, he’s just not worrying about it. And he doesn’t think anyone...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/q8LMk0DivGqSzdER0W5Ub_oQT0s=/203x0:1718x1010/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66801990/legkickdeath.0.jpg"> <small>Eugene Sleptsov throws a leg kick at Roman Pasyukov at a Belarusian Fight Championship in Minsk, Belarus on Thursday | @Grabaka_Hitman, Twitter</small> <p><em>Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across the...

<img alt="Alistair Overeem" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BdSBsvX-ge_FkzSIsC_4IVKN_BE=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66801159/438_Alistair_Overeem.0.jpg"> <small>Alistair Overeem | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At the UFC on ESPN 8 weigh-ins, all 22 fighters taking part in UFC on ESPN 8 on Saturday night will step on the scale Friday morning.</p> <p>In the main event, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/32/alistair-overeem">Alistair...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/c7MCEEEXge5mfPZY3TIgkT2ujT8=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66799055/117_Andrei_Arlovski.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/423/andrei-arlovski">Andrei Arlovski</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/492/ben-rothwell">Ben Rothwell</a> may not have been in the main event during Wednesday night’s UFC card from Jacksonville, but the two heavyweights secured the highest salaries on paper at the event.</p> <p>On Thursday,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xrSIXVHlKrPBz_QFU9jl-vPLl5s=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66799093/005_Jacare_Souza.0.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/395/ronaldo-souza">Ronaldo Souza</a> is hoping that his battle with COVID-19 doesn’t keep him out of action for long.</p> <p>The news broke that “Jacare” tested positive for the coronavirus last Friday, a day before...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Wfn47yN0Gw2_hV1EJQ0qO7tnL5s=/98x0:1718x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66799491/POST_Glover.00_12_32_17.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>JACKSONVILLE — Light heavyweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/388/glover-teixeira">Glover Teixeira</a> spoke with the media backstage following his fifth-round TKO win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1091/anthony-smith">Anthony Smith</a> in the main event of UFC Jacksonville. The former title challenger addresses whether he though the fight would be...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/H2fxRfJXA4GRCOOWIFDPGYO_Pp8=/100x0:1180x720/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66799742/PRE_Overeem.00_00_03_06.Still001.0.jpg"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <p>At virtual media day for UFC on ESPN 8 in Jacksonville, Fla., <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/32/alistair-overeem">Alistair Overeem</a> talks about being <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1436/walter-walt-harris">Walt Harris</a>’s first opponent since the Aniah Blanchard tragedy, how he’d like to see the UFC heavyweight division move...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Q3nFdrwMNnBUMyfkbNNin4PASGM=/81x0:1701x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66799945/Post_White.00_00_46_23.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> spoke to reporters after UFC Jacksonville wrapped up at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. </p>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/P94RnbmcZ7xQKjKB3Vo-FwpCbLo=/100x0:1180x720/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66800155/Pre_Barboza.00_02_40_02.Still002.0.jpg"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <p>At virtual media day for UFC on ESPN 8, longtime lightweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/56/edson-barboza">Edson Barboza</a> talks about making the move down to featherweight for the first time, where he’ll be in the 145-pound rankings if he defeats <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/iZo5zS4cI7HqnHZe44e_mnvb4eY=/0x0:1586x1057/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66800257/Screen_Shot_2020_05_13_at_3.16.28_PM.0.png"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4183/karl-roberson">Karl Roberson</a> and his coach called it a setup. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3761/marvin-vettori">Marvin Vettori</a> said it was a real reaction to five months’ worth of pent-up frustration and anger. </p> <p>“That’s a b*tch move,” Roberson told MMA Fighting. </p> <p>“He b*tched out, like many...