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Drake Riggs has been following MMA since 2009 and began covering the sport in 2015. Based in the Vancouver, Washington area, Riggs specializes in feature pieces, the women's fight scene, lists, news coverage, interviews, and video content.

Morning Report: Dricus Du Plessis won’t backpedal African champion ‘facts,’ explains risky Robert Whittaker fight

Dricus du Plessis knows the difficulty of the challenges ahead of him.

Morning Report: Henry Cejudo believes Jon Jones doesn’t ‘need a guy like Francis Ngannou’ to be greatest of all-time

Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou is nothing more than a pipe dream after "The Predator" signed with the PFL this past week.

Morning Report: Michael Chandler open to welterweight title shot off Conor McGregor win, ‘would love’ Colby Covington fight

Michael Chandler is looking forward to the world of possibilities that open up with facing Conor McGregor in his next time out.

Morning Report: Brendan Schaub questions sustainability of Francis Ngannou’s ‘game-changing’ PFL contract

Brendan Schaub has his doubts about the Francis Ngannou-PFL partnership.

Morning Report: Daniel Cormier says Francis Ngannou ‘has set a new standard’ in MMA, makes the sport ‘feel real’

Francis Ngannou has found his new fighting home.

Morning Report: Dan Hooker believes Dricus du Plessis ‘played that a little wrong’ taking Robert Whittaker fight

Dricus du Plessis is one massive win away from his first UFC title shot.

Morning Report: Alexander Volkanovski targets year-end Islam Makhachev rematch, was offered option to wait

Alexander Volkanovski has made his intentions clear.

Morning Report: Firas Zahabi accuses Johny Hendricks of using PEDs, recalls offering $10,000 for testing

Johny Hendricks’ fall from grace was one of the more stunning seen in MMA history.

Morning Report: Gilbert Burns ‘thought about quitting many times’ against Belal Muhammad, details injuries

Gilbert Burns’ toughness was on full display in the UFC 288 co-main event against Belal Muhammad this past weekend.

Morning Report: Jake Paul feels ‘bully’ Nate Diaz ‘acted like a b****’ when finally meeting face-to-face

Jake Paul was caught off guard by Nate Diaz’s lack of hostility at their first pre-fight press conference on Tuesday.