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Marc Raimondi and Shaun Al-Shatti host The A-Side Live Chat where today’s topics include the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor press conference, the UFC 230 main event, Herb Dean’s controversial stoppage at UFC Moscow and more.

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The first man to hit a Suloev Stretch in a UFC fight, Kenny Robertson, reflects on ripping hammies

Kenny Robertson is a Suloev Stretch expert, having used the move during his collegiate days wrestling at Eastern Illinois and later tapping Brock Jardine with it at UFC 157. What did he think about UFC 228, where two kneebars were pulled off? That he’s jonesing to get back in there.

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UFC Sao Paulo open workout video

Thiago Santos and three other fighters will work out for the fans and media Wednesday.

Conor McGregor teases public admission for UFC 229 press conference

Conor McGregor is indeed back.

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Overcoming anxiety was the catalyst for Philip De Fries’ KSW title capture

Phil De Fries believes overcoming anxiety played massive part in his KSW heavyweight title win.

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Melvin Manhoef vs. Chidi Njokuani to headline Bellator 210

Veteran Melvin Manhoef will fight Chidi Njokuani in a middleweight main event in Thackerville, Okla.

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Morning Report: Cris Cyborg says Amanda Nunes is traitor, let teammate Colby Covington call Brazilians ‘filthy animals’

Cris Cyborg had harsh words for her opponent, Amanda Nunes, regarding Nunes’ teammate, Colby Covington.

UFC flyweight Justine Kish to undergo surgery for fourth major knee injury

An all-too-familiar foe has kept UFC flyweight Justine Kish out of action for most of 2018.

Patricky Freire gunning for first-round KO over Roger Huerta to secure another Bellator title shot

Patricky Freire meets MMA veteran Roger Huerta at Friday’s Bellator 205, and predicts a first-round victory in Boise.

Henry Cejudo reunited with lost UFC championship belt

After eight days apart from his beloved UFC flyweight championship belt, Henry Cejudo has finally reunited with his favorite 12 pounds of gold.

Dan Hardy: Herb Dean did C.B. Dollaway a ‘disservice’ with late stoppage at UFC Moscow

The UFC commentator believes Herb Dean could have saved Dolloway at ‘least 10 seconds of punches."

Coach: Amanda Nunes’ cardio will be ‘even better’ at featherweight

Amanda Nunes will compete as a featherweight for the first time since 2011 when she meets fellow champion Cris Cyborg at UFC 232.

Jimi Manuwa issues statement on injury, UFC Sao Paulo withdrawal

Light heavyweight contender Jimi Manuwa was forced to withdraw from the main event of UFC Sao Paulo due to an injury.

Santiago Ponzinibbio isn’t buying Rafael dos Anjos’ ‘excuse’ not to fight him at UFC Argentina

Santiago Ponzinibbio is not buying Rafael dos Anjos’ reason for not fighting him in the main event of UFC Argentina.

Morning Report: Colby Covington says he has ‘real dirt’ on Tyron Woodley that would ‘ruin his life’

"Chaos" once again takes aim at the UFC welterweight champion.

Pros react to the death of Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto

Those around the mixed martial arts world paid tribute to the departed legend over social media.

Japanese legend Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto dies at age 41

Legendary Japanese fighter Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto passed away on Tuesday at the age of 41.

Erik Perez vs. John Castaneda to headline Combate Americas: Mexico vs. USA in title eliminator

UFC veteran Erik ‘Goyito’ Perez will face off against John Castaneda to determine Combate Americas’ No. 1 contender at 135 pounds.

UFC hosting Times Square viewing party for McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov press conference

UFC 229 is taking over New York this week in more ways than one.

‘King Mo’ vs. Liam McGeary added to Bellator Hawaii

Muhammed Lawal will take on Liam McGeary in Bellator’s first show in Hawaii, promotion president Scott Coker announced Monday.

Johny Hendricks set to return in bare knuckle fight against Brennan Ward

Former UFC champ Johny Hendricks may be retired from MMA, but that doesn’t mean he’s done with the fight game entirely.

Conor McGregor unveils his ‘Proper Twelve’ Irish whiskey brand

The former two-weight-class UFC champion will donate up to $1 million of the annual proceeds to first responder organizations.

TUF winner Ryan Hall explains reason for two-year layoff ahead of B.J. Penn fight

Two years have passed since TUF 22 winner Ryan Hall fought. So what gives? Why all the time away?

Missed Fists: Yaotzin Meza calls it a career, a heated main event in Slovakia, more

MMA Fighting’s Alexander K. Lee and Jed Meshew take a look back at the weekend’s overlooked battles, including the last hurrah for veteran Yaotzin Meza, highlights from the Slovakian MMA scene, and some crushing counter KOs.

Brock Lesnar returns to WWE, but still eyes UFC heavyweight title

Brock Lesnar appeared to finish up with WWE in August for his return to UFC competition, but the lure of a major payday in Saudi Arabia brought him back Sunday night to set the new matchup.

Morning Report: Joanna Jedrzejczyk says stripping Nicco Montano was ‘fair,’ is ‘very open’ to fight with Valentina Shevchenko

The former UFC strawweight champion is ready for 125 pound title fight with Valentina Shevchenko.

Eryk Anders replaces injured Jimi Manuwa, faces Thiago Santos in new UFC Sao Paulo main event

UFC Sao Paulo has a new main event. Again.

Kazushi Sakuraba discusses upcoming Quintet 3 match against ‘strong’ Urijah Faber

MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba discusses Quintet 3, his upcoming grappling match against Urijah Faber, the unique team-oriented format of Quintet, and pro wrestling. He also issues a challenge to Renzo Gracie, plus much more.

Ray Borg’s fight getting moved to Denver ties emotional 2018 together

Ray Borg will fight Joseph Benavidez in Denver — the same city where his son battled a brain disease.

Shevchenko open to Jedrzejczyk fight: ‘Why not?’

Valentina Shevchenko is interested in a UFC bout with past Muay Thai adversary Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

The Weekly Grind: Sean O’Malley beats Woodley’s punching power record, Sterling breaks down Suloev Stretch

Catch the best of the week that was in MMA social media.

Rory MacDonald says he won’t use GSP method of moving up in weight: ‘I think he learned a lesson’

Rory MacDonald said he will not be moving from welterweight to middleweight for his title fight against Gegard Mousasi the way his teammate Georges St-Pierre did to face Michael Bisping.

Nicco Montaño says she believes ‘deep down’ Valentina Shevchenko didn’t want to fight her at UFC 228

Valentina Shevchenko predicted Nicco Montaño wouldn’t make it to the cage at UFC 228 and Montaño says that’s because that’s what Shevchenko wanted all along.

Jessica-Rose Clark says she offered Andrea Lee free flight, room after alleged domestic abuse incident

Jessica-Rose Clark will fight Andrea Lee at UFC on FOX 31 later this year, but before knowing that, Clark said she reached out a helping hand after learning Lee was allegedly abused by her husband.

Referee Herb Dean didn’t do C.B. Dollaway any favors out there in Moscow

Normally dependable referee Herb Dean let C.B. Dollaway take about a dozen extra punches from Khalib Murtazaliev at UFC Russia. Was he deep in reverie? Was he really believing Dollaway could recover? What was he thinking?

Canelo vs. GGG 2 scorecard

Check out the razor-thin Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin 2 scorecard Saturday night.

Canelo vs. GGG 2 results: Live updates of the undercard and main event

Get Canelo vs. GGG 2 results for the latest action on the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady "GGG" Golovkin 2 fight card Saturday night in Las Vegas.