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<img alt="UFC 249 Ferguson v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/sW1DamMTVpAm0jMLBjkkcP9K-sY=/0x0:4202x2801/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66782970/1223922981.jpg.5.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> delivered a career-high performance this past Saturday at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>. But in matchups against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a>, he’s still an underdog. </p> <p>New prop...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8pTLxQcnQMEyo8YY96tBtr6_FS0=/58x0:1138x720/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66783410/Pre_Smith.00_21_16_20.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>UFC light heavyweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1091/anthony-smith">Anthony Smith</a> addresses his chaotic fight camp going from a showdown against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/388/glover-teixeira">Glover Teixeira</a> in his home state in Nebraska in April to a new booking in May that came after he was the victim...

<img alt="Michael Bisping vs Georges St-Pierre Press Conference" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Tl3LSxA_GIZup43vcRfgeyfRoKo=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66779156/104_Georges_St-Pierre.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> was a landmark event in MMA for a number of reasons. It was the first event held by the UFC during the coronavirus pandemic, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BiFAzzYYir6gQrUweLKWzh1nmNw=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66779317/130_Henry_Cejudo.0.jpg"> <small>Henry Cejudo | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>On Saturday evening at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> in Jacksonville, Fla., <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a> became only the second person in history to successfully defend titles in two different UFC weight classes when he stopped...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/qt6V2ouuiMEp1qULaXNZvI7bD60=/0x0:900x600/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66779459/040_Nate_Diaz_and_Conor_McGregor.0.0.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor met twice in 2016, two of the most lucrative fights for the UFC. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>With a lightweight title bout between undisputed king <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> and interim titleholder <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/t-wMqUQ6KN9s0MXZvCJr1oHWsOo=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66779565/141_Daniel_Cormier.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a> isn’t going to wait forever for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/775/stipe-miocic">Stipe Miocic</a> to make his return.</p> <p>The UFC heavyweight champion hasn’t fought since this past August when he defeated Cormier in their rematch to reclaim the title...

<img alt="MMA: UFC 249-Ferguson vs Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/gDbN-xsSwQYuHcXGwjUqt6ggQT0=/0x145:4137x2903/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66779860/usa_today_14296899.0.jpg"> <small>Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p><em>In the fast-paced world of MMA, there are dozens of questions surrounding any given event, but when the dust settles there’s usually only one: What’s next?</em></p> <p><em>Following the conclusion of every major card,...

<img alt="UFC 249 Ferguson v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/0Lw4MhdcUkQDXOq_pihGf-oYgKI=/0x0:5176x3451/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66777234/1223923037.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Like the boogeyman that he is, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a> seemed to be unstoppable. He mowed through one victim at a time, even as his sights remained set on a distant target...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/tV6jrLbJNeLugJS-1ADm9GC49sg=/142x0:1762x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66777324/POST_White.00_01_35_09.Still002.0.jpg"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> is already looking to move the bantamweight division forward. </p> <p>Following his successful title second-round TKO victory over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/328/dominick-cruz">Dominick Cruz</a> in the co-main event of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a> surprisingly <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/10/21253511/henry-cejudo-announces-his-retirement-following-tko-win-over-dominick-cruz">announced his retiremen</a>t from the...

<img alt="UFC 249 Ferguson v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/5iy3x-93TnvqFwrFB9tfOdzRujE=/0x0:4322x2881/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66777428/1223922881.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a> will need some time off to heal his wounds following a brutal battle with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> in the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> main event.</p> <p>Ferguson’s 12-fight win streak...