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Shaun Al-Shatti and Marc Raimondi host The A-Side Live Chat, where this week’s topics include Tony Ferguson’s outside-the-cage issues, UFC Fort Lauderdale, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s comments on Dustin Poirier, USADA’s recent moves, Bellator 220 and more.

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‘He showed supreme class’: Phil Sutcliffe Sr. on Conor McGregor’s boxing exhibition

Two-time Olympian Phil Sutcliffe Sr. gave insights on Conor McGregor’s performance in a recent boxing exhibition as well as his opponent, Micheal McGrane.

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Greg Hardy ‘humbled’ by failed debut ahead of UFC Fort Lauderdale: ‘Losers don’t get to talk’

No one has watched Greg Hardy’s train wreck of a UFC debut more than the man himself.

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Victim of contaminated supplement, Augusto Mendes looks back at ‘frustrating, disappointing’ year dealing with USADA

Augusto Mendes received a six-month USADA suspension. The problem is, he was originally flagged 13 months ago.

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Sean O’Malley, Nicco Montaño, two others suspended six months by USADA in contaminated supplement cases

Former UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montaño, top prospect Sean O’Malley, Augusto Mendes and Marvin Vettori have been suspended by USADA for testing positive for the prohibited substance ostarine.

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Tony Ferguson’s wife drops restraining order case

Cristina Ferguson, wife of UFC fighter Tony Ferguson, is no longer pursuing the restraining order case against her husband.

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Pedro Munhoz fined $2,500 for exiting cage after UFC 235 win

Pedro Munhoz will have to pay a fine and prosecution fees before being eligible to compete in his next fight at UFC 238.

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Morning Report: Dana White says boxing plans are still a go: ‘I’m making all my boxing moves after this summer’

Dana White says he still plans to go forward with Zuffa boxing.

Video: Sage Northcutt, Seth Petruzelli featured in unofficial Street Fighter film project

Sage Northcutt and Seth Petruzelli are playing characters from the popular Street Fighter video game series.

Alex Oliveira on ‘problematic’ Mike Perry: ‘As long as he doesn’t talk about my mom, we’re cool’

Alex Oliveira promises to "run through" Mike Perry at UFC Fort Lauderdale in Florida.

Ronda Rousey trying to have baby, will re-examine WWE future afterward

Ronda Rousey and husband Travis Browne are making parenthood their first priority.

UFC veteran Rodrigo de Lima killed in hit and run incident in Brazil

UFC veteran Rodrigo de Lima was killed in a hit-and-run incident following a dispute with an Uber driver in Brazil.

After winning a cool million with PFL, 40-year-old Louis Taylor ready to try it again at welterweight

The 39-year-old Louis Taylor won PFL’s inaugural middleweight championship, and took home more money than he’d made in 22 professional fights. Can he win the million again at 40, this time as a welterweight?

Combate Americas announces South American debut in Lima, Peru

The Combate Americas promotion is heading to South America for the first time on May 31.

Morning Report: Colby Covington: ‘Didn’t I say I was gonna make the welterweight division great again?’

Colby Covington says he and Dana White have repaired their relationship and he will fight Kamaru Usman this year.

Monday Morning Analyst: Breaking Down Islam Makhachev’s foot sweeps and finer details

On this edition of the Monday Morning Analyst, Luke Thomas takes a look at the outstanding wrestling battle between Islam Makhachev and Arman Tsarukyan at UFC Saint Petersburg.

Garry Tonon gets quick turnaround, makes featherweight debut at ONE: Enter The Dragon in May

Garry Tonon will compete again less than seven weeks after a quick victory in Japan, this time as a featherweight.

Walt Harris accepts four-month USADA suspension

UFC heavyweight Walt Harris has accepted a four-month USADA suspension retroactive to December 2018.

Deron Winn doesn’t think close friend Daniel Cormier ‘should ever worry about a guy like Jon Jones ever again’

Deron Winn thinks that Daniel Cormier has earned the right to go out on his own terms.

Jon Fitch opens up about PED usage, responds to Firas Zahabi

Jon Fitch opened up about his 2014 testing failure and responded to the harsh words being levied against him by Tristar coach Firas Zahabi ahead of Bellator 220.

Report: Darren Till fined for allegedly ‘stealing’ taxi, trashing hotel room in Spain

UFC welterweight star Darren Till went before a court in Spain this weekend after allegedly trashing a hotel room and "stealing" a taxi.

With Yanan Wu out of UFC 237, Priscila Cachoeira steps in to face Luana Carolina

Priscila Cachoeira will fight Luana Carolina in a flyweight bout at UFC 237 on May 11 in Rio de Janiero.

Santiago Ponzinibbio calls out Anthony Pettis: ‘Come get this beating’

Anthony Pettis has made some noise in his 170-pound debut, and got the attention of Santiago Ponzinibbio.

Anderson Silva doesn’t see asterisks in his and Jon Jones’ legacies after doping cases

Anderson Silva considers Jon Jones the "absolute champion" in MMA.

Watch The MMA Hour now

We’ll talk to a Bellator 220 headliner, top UFC middleweight prospect, review UFC St. Petersburg action and more on today’s show.

Morning Report: Joseph Benavidez on T.J. Dillashaw USADA suspension: ‘I’m surprised it took that long for him to get caught’

Joseph Benavidez ‘wasn’t surprised at all’ that T.J. Dillashaw was caught using EPO.

Maycee Barber: Paige VanZant won’t fight me, because she ‘doesn’t want to have her face damaged’

UFC top prospect Maycee Barber wants to fight Paige VanZant next, but believes VanZant does not want to fight her.

Paul Craig isn’t interested in fighting beyond UFC: ‘I don’t see the point’ 

Paul Craig looked back on his late submission win at UFC Philadelphia, explained why he relishes being an underdog and outlined his hopes to face Shogun Rua next.

Justin Gaethje on fighting Nurmagomedov: ‘He’s not going to go out there and dominate me in a wrestling match’

Why does Justin Gaethje believe he can succeed against Khabib Nurmagomedov where so many others have failed? It’s simple.

Report: UFC’s Darren Till arrested for allegedly stealing taxi, trashing hotel room

Spanish publication El Dia report that Darren Till was arrested on Thursday morning.

The Weekly Grind: Michelle Waterson makes rap video, fighters celebrate 4/20

Israel Adesanya wants Paulo Costa ‘before USADA gets him’

Israel Adesanya still has his eyes on a future fight against Paulo Costa.

As for the resilient Alistair Overeem, you can tell a lot by a man’s smirk

Alistair Overeem blasted Alexey Oleynik in St. Petersburg, and just like that the old war horse is making his move...yet again.

Rich Franklin unsure if he’d be a big star in today’s UFC

Rich Franklin, recently announced as a new inductee into the UFC Hall of Fame this summer, isn’t all that sure he’d be that level of star in the UFC if he came up this era.

Rizin 15 results: Jiri Prochazka wins title, Kyoji Horiguchi stops Ben Nguyen

Jiri Prochazka is the first-ever Rizin Fighting Federation light heavyweight champion.

Years after witnessing his father’s death, Luiz Gustavo knows success in Rizin would make him ‘f*cking proud’

Luiz Gustavo, who knocked out Yusuke Yachi in his Rizin debut, returns Sunday against Mikuru Asakura.

Roberto Satoshi believes he can do what Aoki couldn’t: Submit 70-fight vet Kitaoka at Rizin 15

Roberto Satoshi will face his toughest test yet in mixed martial arts on Sunday, facing Satoru Kitaoka at Rizin 15.

Alistair Overeem still wants Alexander Volkov fight, targets September return

Alistair Overeem has unfinished business with Alexander Volkov.