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Marc Raimondi and Shaun Al-Shatti host The A-Side Live Chat where today’s topics include fallout from Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor, UFC 230, Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson, Fedor vs. Sonnen, Eddie Alvarez and more

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Michael Chiesa says family has received nasty messages as backlash from Conor McGregor lawsuit

A section of fans have not been kind to Michael Chiesa as a result of his pursuing a lawsuit against Conor McGregor.

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Ali Abdelaziz shoots down talks of Nurmagomedov rematching ‘prostitute’ McGregor

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager doesn’t think the UFC champ will face Conor McGregor again anytime soon

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Daniel Cormier admits injured hand ‘not 100 percent’ heading into UFC 230 title defense

Daniel Cormier will be at less than full strength when he meets Derrick Lewis in the short-notice main event of UFC 230.

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Michael Johnson steps in for Zubaira Tukhugov to fight Artem Lobov at UFC Moncton

A replacement has been found to fight Artem Lobov in Moncton, New Brunswick, on Oct. 27.

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UFC 230 poster released

Check out the poster for UFC 230, which takes place on Nov. 3.

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Unbeaten Alexey Kunchenko returns against Yushin Okami at UFC Adelaide

Alexey Kunchenko will face another veteran in the Octagon, taking on Yushin Okami at UFC Adelaide.

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Morning Report: Dana White says Khabib Nurmagomedov will not be leaving the UFC

The UFC President says he and Khabib Nurmagomedov have worked things out.

Cian Cowley chose Brave CF over Bellator: ‘The Brave deal suited me better’ 

SBG welterweight Cian Cowley snubbed Bellator to commit his future to Brave CF.

Bellator heavyweight grand prix semifinals ratings down from quarterfinal bouts

Bellator’s strategy to run its heavyweight tournament semifinals on two nights over the same weekend yielded somewhat mixed ratings results.

‘New’ Rafael Carvalho to welcome Lyoto Machida with ‘utmost cruelty’ at Bellator 213

Rafael Carvalho saw in Lyoto Machida the perfect opportunity to bounce back into the Bellator title picture.

Brad Scott accepts two-year USADA suspension

The USADA announced that Brad Scott has accepted a two-year suspension for a failed drug test dating back to May 27, 2018.

Ricardo Ramos injured, out of UFC Denver fight with Ricky Simon

An exciting bantamweight bout is now off of UFC Denver.

Fabian Edwards targets Mike Shipman, says Bellator deal is a ‘level above’ other Euro signings

Fabian Edwards discussed his Bellator contract being a ‘level above’ other European signings.

Joe Rogan: ‘I don’t want to see’ Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor rematch next

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan would rather see Tony Ferguson — not Conor McGregor — fight Khabib Nurmagomedov next.

Eddie Alvarez officially signs with ONE Championship

Free agent Eddie Alvarez has officially signed with ONE Championship.

Missed Fists: A twins vs. twins tangle, plus the weekend’s most scintillating submissions

MMA Fighting’s Alexander K. Lee and Jed Meshew take a look back at the past week’s overlooked battles, including two sets of twins going to war and a quartet of spectacular submissions.

Nate Diaz sends message to Poirier over injury withdrawal: ‘(You) ain’t about this life’

Nate Diaz had some harsh words for Dustin Poirier in regards to his opponent withdrawing from their UFC 230 meeting.

Dustin Poirier says nagging hip injury forced him out of UFC 230 bout with Nate Diaz

Poirier explained on The MMA Hour with Luke Thomas why he had to pull out of a matchup for the first time in his 30-fight career.

Daniel Cormier explains why ‘there’s cause for concern’ for Team McGregor with Khabib Nurmagomedov rematch

Daniel Cormier doesn’t think it’s a wise idea for Conor McGregor to jump into an immediate rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Proposed bout sheet for Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 released

In addition to the Chuck Liddell-Tito Ortiz main event, Golden Boy Promotions’s first-ever MMA card also features veterans Gleison Tibau, Efrain Escudero, Walel Watson, and Tom Lawlor among other.

Joao Zeferino withdraws from PFL 10 due to injury

An injury has forced Joao Zeferino to withdraw from the PFL’s 2018 welterweight playoffs.

Floyd Mayweather responds to Khabib Nurmagomedov challenge: ‘Get the checkbook out’

Floyd Mayweather is teasing the possibility of another crossover bout with a UFC star.

MMA fighter avoids serious injury despite shocking hematoma in TKO loss

Janaina Soares lost her MMA debut in Brazil, and a photo of her face went viral online days later.

Morning Report: Khabib Nurmagomedov calls for fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr: ‘50-0 vs. 27-0. Two guys never lose. Let’s go.’

After dropping Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Scott Askham on ‘psychological advantage’ ahead of Michal Materla rematch

Scott Askham confident history will repeat itself in Michal Materla rematch.

Conor McGregor hangs out with owner Jerry Jones, Cowboys

"The Notorious" was a sideline guest of the Dallas Cowboys before their Sunday game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Gesias Cavalcante dreams of Rizin fight on New Year’s Eve

Gesias Cavalcante wants to go back to the place where he became a mixed martial arts star.

Bellator’s Jennifer Chieng talks transition from Wall Street job to Olympic boxing to MMA

After her knockout win at Bellator 208, Jennifer Chieng discusses working on Wall Street, Olympic boxing and much more.

Luke Rockhold’s message to USADA: Stop ‘attacking’ the wrong people

At UFC 229, Luke Rockhold discussed his fight with Chris Weidman at UFC 231, his issues with USADA and more.

John Kavanagh discusses possible future Conor McGregor fights with Floyd Mayweather, Paulie Malignaggi

Conor McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh talks the chances of seeing his prize pupil go back to boxing to face Floyd Mayweather or Paulie Malignaggi.

The Weekly Grind: Conor McGregor goes to Migos concert, Nurmagomedov gets new Mercedes from Kadyrov

Major moves and streaming deals changing the landscape of combat sports

The new evolution of streaming services wanting sports content has been a boon to the economics of combat sports, but there are long-term questions worth asking.

Coker scoffs at suggestion that Bellator 208 main event was fixed

Scott Coker was proud of the show that both Fedor Emelianenko and Chael Sonnen put on in Saturday’s headliner.

Bellator’s Henry Corrales talks getting fake teeth removed, put back in following 2015 knockout loss

After his TKO win at Bellator 208, Henry Corrales discusses his victory over Andy Main, his unique trips to the dentist and more.

Chael Sonnen on loss to Fedor Emelianenko: I’ve never ‘been ground-and-pounded like that’

Chael Sonnen walks through what went wrong against Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 208.

Fabian Edwards signs with Bellator

Bellator announced Saturday that Fabian Edwards, whose brother Leon is currently a welterweight contender in the UFC, is the latest addition to its middleweight roster.

Bellator 208 post-fight show

With Bellator 208: Fedor vs. Sonnen in the books, MMA Fighting breaks down the top storylines.