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  1. UFC's prolonged silence on coronavirus speaks volumes | Opinion
    Just two weeks ago, President Donald J. Trump’s take on coronavirus was that “it’s going to disappear. One day, like a miracle, it’s going to disappear.” Less than a week ago, the sports executive...
  2. ONE Championship moves to closed door events for all upcoming shows due to coronavirus outbreak
    ONE Championship will be holding all of their upcoming events behind closed doors without spectators due the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong made the announcement on Thursday....
  3. Dana White details UFC’s coronavirus plan: ‘Instead of panicking, we’re working with doctors’
    The UFC is not hitting pause on its spring event schedule, but it will make adjustments to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. The promotion expects to promote its UFC Brasilia event on...
  4. Alexa Grasso moves up to flyweight, faces Ji Yeon Kim at UFC Austin
    Alexa Grasso is set for her flyweight debut on June 27. Grasso (11-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) will face Ji Yeon Kim (9-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) in a UFC event that will take place in Austin, Texas, the promotion...
  5. Conor McGregor vents on coronavirus after aunt's death: 'This stupid (expletive) virus'
    Add Conor McGregor to the list of people feeling the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic. In a lengthy statement issued in an Instagram post Friday, former UFC lightweight and featherweight...
  6. Brazilian commission not testing UFC Brasilia fighters for coronavirus
    UFC Brasilia fighters are not being tested for coronavirus ahead of Saturday night’s event in Brazil, CABMMA COO Cristiano Sampaio confirmed to MMA Fighting. Members of multiple teams told MMA...
  7. NSAC suspends all combat sports indefinitely due to coronavirus
    UFC president Dana White’s plans to keep hosting UFC events may have just gotten a lot harder. The Nevada State Athletic Commission held a meeting Saturday, in which it suspended all combat sporting...
  8. Tyron Woodley vs. Leon Edwards scrapped after UFC London card moved due to coronavirus outbreak
    The main event at the upcoming UFC card that was supposed to happen in England has now been scrapped. Former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley was expected to face Leon Edwards in the five round...
  9. UFC to move next three events, Dana White vows show will go on despite coronavirus pandemic
    Hours after the Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously to revoke fight licenses and come up with a plan to address the COVID-19 pandemic, UFC President Dana White is vowing the show will...
  10. Several fighters announce cancellation, postponement of former UFC London bouts
    No longer in London, the UFC’s upcoming show scheduled for March 21 is now struggling to stay intact. The promotion announced Saturday that next week’s event, originally billed as UFC London, has...
  11. Kevin Lee says it may be ‘a few years’ before he returns following disappointing loss to Charles Oliveira
    Kevin Lee is questioning his future in the wake of a disappointing loss to Charles Oliveira in the UFC Brasilia main event. The former interim lightweight title contender had already suffered through...
  12. Demian Maia eyeing one more fight against either Diego Sanchez or ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone before retirement
    The countdown on Demian Maia’s illustrious career has started. The 42-year-old Brazilian has been hinting at his retirement for some time but after falling to Gilbert Burns in the UFC Brasilia...
  13. UFC postpones three events amid growing coronavirus outbreak
    The UFC finally has decided to stand down to the coronavrius outbreak. After attempts to keep its schedule intact, the promotion has postponed its next three events – UFC on ESPN+ 29 (Saturday), UFC...
  14. Dana White promises ‘whatever it takes’ Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson will happen on April 18
    The UFC will hit the pause button for the next few weeks with three shows being cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. But plans are still moving forward for a highly anticipated showdown between...
  15. Joanna Jedrzejczyk still dealing with ‘so many bruises’ from UFC 248 loss
    Joanna Jedrzejczyk is still dealing with plenty of reminders from her classic battle at UFC 248. The former UFC strawweight champion, who recently returned to her native Poland after losing a...
  16. Colby Covington: Tyron Woodley and I agreed to fight, now Kamaru Usman takes priority
    Former interim UFC welterweight champion Colby Covington said he was in the “red zone” for a long-anticipated fight with ex-champ Tyron Woodley on Saturday, only to see the matchup fall apart at the...
  17. Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov suggests Dubai as possible alternative location for UFC 249
    On Monday, the UFC finally tapped out to the coronavirus, announcing that the organization will indefinitely postpone its next three planned events amidst the global pandemic. But despite the fact...
  18. Todd Duffee opens up about nerve damage, eyes late 2020 UFC return
    he last time fans saw Todd Duffee inside the cage was this past September at UFC on ESPN+ 16. He was clutching his eye when the official decision was read as a no contest. In his fight against Jeff...
  19. UFC parts ways with welterweight Chance Rencountre, lightweight Kyle Prepolec
    The UFC roster has gotten a little bit smaller. In recent days, the promotion has parted ways with welterweight Chance Rencountre and lightweight Kyle Prepolec... Link
  20. Marvin Vettori thought Yoel Romero won at UFC 248, says Israel Adesanya 'showed me his true colors'
    UFC middleweight contender Marvin Vettori wants another crack at current champ Israel Adesanya, and until that day comes, he’s not about to hold back on his opinions. The outspoken Italian slugger...
  21. Mairbek Taisumov to explore free agency, but open to re-signing with the UFC
    Mairbek Taisumov’s UFC contract is up, and he will look to test free agency. Russian lightweight Taisumov (27-6 MMA, 7-2 UFC) tore through much of his competition to become one of the most exciting...
  22. Daniel Cormier teases Stipe Miocic trilogy may be finalized sooner rather than later
    Daniel Cormier has been anxiously awaiting word on a trilogy with heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic but it appears he may have a date and location sooner rather than later. As he celebrated his 41st...
  23. Sean O’Malley hopes to follow the Conor McGregor model when it comes to his UFC career
    For O’Malley, he hopes to make a steady climb up the bantamweight ranks. He sees a former two-division UFC champion as a perfect example of somebody who came in with a ton of hype, but was still...
  24. Bellator's Gegard Mousasi would love to fight 'very talented' UFC champ Israel Adesanya
    Gegard Mousasi is a firmly entrenched member of the Bellator roster these days, but that doesn’t stop him from keeping tabs on his former home in the UFC middleweight division... Link
  25. Dana White's Contender Series: Your complete guide to Season 4
    Summer is around the corner – and so is the fourth season of Dana White’s Contender Series (if the global coronavirus pandemic will allow it). Link
  26. Conor McGregor, Jon Jones issue statements on coronavirus awareness
    Two of the world’s most popular UFC fighters, Conor McGregor and Jon Jones, are using their platform to speak about coronavirus and generate awareness. Link
  27. Dana White vows UFC 249 will happen as scheduled: ‘Do you want to bet against me?’
    UFC President Dana White can’t say for certain when the promotion’s schedule will get back on track due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic but he promises the highly anticipated fight between Khabib...
  28. Olivier Aubin-Mercier: PFL title money would surpass earnings of 12-fight UFC career
    Olivier Aubin-Mercier’s stay with the UFC lasted more than five years, but after signing with PFL as a free agent, the Canadian is excited to experience something new. PFL is on the other end of the...
  29. Colby Covington not backing down from feuds with ‘mediocre’ Jorge Masvidal, ‘washed-up’ Joanna Jedrzejczyk
    Anyone hoping for a kinder, gentler Colby Covington will have to keep waiting. The ever-controversial welterweight contender spoke to Submission Radio earlier this week and explained that he wanted...
  30. The Colby Covington rule? American Top Team implements ‘zero tolerance’ trash-talking policy
    American Top Team is home to many of the world’s top MMA fighters. It’s also housed a few rivalries, several of them the product of UFC star Colby Covington’s promotional style. Starting now,...
  31. Dana White: All called-off fights, including Tyron Woodley vs. Leon Edwards, are being rescheduled
    UFC president Dana White assures that all fights that were called off will be rescheduled. On Monday, White said the main event between former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and Leon Edwards,...
  32. USADA suspends Brazilian doctor after prescribing prohibited IV used by Paulo Costa
    A Brazilian doctor has been issued a two-year suspension by USADA after violating the UFC’s anti-doping policy in connection with a case involving middleweight contender Paulo Costa. USADA made the...
  33. With COVID-19 ban, Aljamain Sterling says ‘there is no fight announcement’
    While many people were intrigued and excited at a reported matchup between Aljamain Sterling and Cory Sandhagen for May’s UFC San Diego event, it seems to be news to Sterling himself. Link
  34. Justin Gaethje: If Conor McGregor ‘fights me and beats me,’ nobody could complain about the Khabib rematch
    Justin Gaethje doesn’t have a fight scheduled right now but he hopes that will change in the very near future with a possible showdown against Conor McGregor looming on the horizon. Link
  35. Mairbek Taisumov, Tonya Evinger among 13 fighters no longer on UFC roster
    Mairbek Taisumov and former title contender Tonya Evinger are among 13 fighters recently purged from the UFC roster. Here is the full list of fighters no longer part of the UFC roster, Link
  36. Din Thomas departs American Top Team, plans to groom more fighters
    Veteran MMA coach Din Thomas is striking out on his own after 19 years with American Top Team. Thomas on Thursday told MMA Fighting he’s leaving the famed team in Coconut Creek, Fla., to train and...
  37. Dana White says location set for closed-door UFC 249, won’t reveal location
    UFC 249 has a location, but where that is remains a secret. UFC President Dana White on Monday told veteran combat sports journalist Kevin Iole that the April 18 pay-per-view will take place on its...
  38. Dana White plans to resume full schedule after UFC 249, potentially host weekday fights for postponed events
    Dana White sees UFC activity returning to normal in the coming weeks. Despite coronavirus concerns and experts predicting the outbreak could very well last months in the U.S., the UFC president plans...
  39. Jorge Masvidal disregards ATT’s trash talk ban to blast Colby Covington: ‘That dude is no fighter’
    Jorge Masvidal is fine not trash-talking fighters at American Top Team. He’s just making it clear he has his own definition of a fighter, and that doesn’t include Colby Covington. This past weekend,...
  40. Journey Newson’s 38-second KO at UFC 247 overturned to no-decision, manager says positive pot test to blame
    Journey Newson’s 38-second knockout at UFC 247 has been wiped from the record books. According to records obtained by MMA Fighting from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, Newson’s...
  41. Conor McGregor donating over $1 million in medical supplies to Irish hospitals
    In the fight against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Conor McGregor is trying to do his part. Following a passionate plea from the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion encouraging...
  42. UFC champion Jon Jones arrested for aggravated DWI, negligent use of firearm in Albuquerque
    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was arrested by Albuquerque Police early Thursday morning for aggravated DWI as well as negligent use of a firearm. According to arrest records obtained by...
  43. Khabib Nurmagomedov stranded in Russia, says the UFC is looking to continue UFC 249 ‘with or without me’
    For weeks, UFC President Dana White has insisted that UFC 249 and the lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson would proceed as planned. But now that’s looking less and...
  44. Valentina Shevchenko injured; UFC 251 title fight vs. Joanne Calderwood on hold
    UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will not be defending her belt at UFC 251. Her flyweight title defense against Joanne Calderwood, slated for June 6 in Perth, Australia, is on hold...
  45. Dana White says Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje for an interim title at UFC 249 is a 'no-brainer'
    The UFC will crown a new interim lightweight champion once again. After undisputed lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov ended up stuck in Dagestan – and forced out of UFC 249 – due to his home...
  46. Julia Avila vs. Karol Rosa targeted for UFC Fight Night event on May 2
    The UFC is continuing to build their upcoming fight cards, including the event for May 2. Multiple sources tell MMA Fighting that a women’s bantamweight bout between Julia Avila and Karol Rosa —...
  47. Ion Cutelaba vs. Ovince Saint Preux targeted for UFC Fight Night card on April 25
    The updated UFC 249 card no longer includes Ion Cutelaba, but that doesn’t mean “The Hulk” won’t enter the Octagon in April. Cutelaba and Ovince Saint Preux have verbally agreed to meet at the UFC...
  48. Marvin Vettori vs. Karl Roberson moved to April 25 UFC Fight Night event
    Two UFC middleweights displaced by the coronavirus pandemic have been united on a different card. Marvin Vettori and Karl Roberson are set to meet on April 25 at a UFC Fight Night card with a...
  49. Bellator’s Erick Silva, whole family infected with coronavirus in Brazil: ‘We have no idea how it got to us’
    Brazil has more than 12,200 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection, and it now includes Bellator fighter Erick Silva and his family. Silva opted to self-quarantine with his wife’s family at their...
  50. ONE Championship postpones upcoming events in April due to coronavirus pandemic
    ONE Championship has been forced to postpone at least its next two shows scheduled in Singapore in April as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong made the...
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