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Dana White hints at timeline for Conor McGregor to return to the UFC 

UFC president Dana White hints at a potential timeline for Conor McGregor’s next fight after the former two-division champion initially said he hoped to fight in 2019.

Video: UFC Mexico City media day staredowns

At UFC Mexico City media day, the top fighters on Saturday’s card squared off in front of the media Thursday.

UFC 244 press conference video

At the UFC 244 press conference video, Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal and Dana White will answer questions from the media Thursday evening in New York City.

In wake of USADA suspension, UFC releases David Branch from contract

The UFC has cut ties with David Branch one day after he was suspended by USADA.

Unbeaten Joey Davis meets Jeff Peterson at Bellator 229

Joey Davis looks to remain undefeated when he fights Jeff Peterson on Oct. 4.

Jorge Masvidal on UFC not making Conor McGregor fight: ‘They don’t want a murder charge on them’

As far as Jorge Masvidal is concerned, Dana White will not allow a fight between him and Conor McGregor to happen.

Missed Fists: Ke’ali’i Kanekoa’s magic back elbow, a fond farewell to LFA on AXS TV

MMA Fighting’s Alexander K. Lee and Jed Meshew take a look back at last week’s overlooked battles, including the series finale of LFA on AXS TV, an elbow from out of nowhere, the next step in ring girl technology, and more!

Fighter who suffered horrific leg injury gets Bellator contract

Albert Gonzales will get another chance with Bellator after a horrific leg injury ended his debut.

Michel Pereira considered quitting during UFC Vancouver bout: ‘My weight cut f***ed everything’

Michel Pereira says his botched weight cut affected his performance against Tristan Connelly at UFC Vancouver.

Morning Report: Stipe Miocic ‘upset’ with Colby Covington over comments made to Miocic’s wife, plans to talk to him

James Gallagher gets new opponent, faces former UFC fighter Roman Salazar in Dublin main event

James Gallagher has taken a short notice bout against Roman Salazar following Cal Ellenor’s forced withdrawal from the card.

Jorge Masvidal fighting for ‘bad motherf**er’ title but has nothing but respect for Nate Diaz

Jorge Masvidal won’t manufacture some rivalry with Nate Diaz just to sell their fight because he has nothing but respect for the Stockton bad boy.

Ex-WWE superstar Jake ‘Jack Swagger’ Hager booked for Bellator 231

Former WWE superstar Jake Hager—best known by his pro wrestling moniker "Jack Swagger"—has booked his third professional fight with his return set for Bellator 231 on Oct. 25 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn.

Bellator signs Brazilian lightweight Killys Mota

Killys Mota, 11-1 with nine finishes as a professional, is the newest addition to the lightweight division in Bellator.

Rewind: UFC Vancouver

With UFC Vancouver in the books, MMA Fighting’s E. Casey Leydon takes a look back at a memorable fight week in British Columbia, Canada.

Joseph Benavidez wants Henry Cejudo to decide if he’s going to defend or relinquish his flyweight title 

Joseph Benavidez has heard multiple times that he’s getting the next crack at Henry Cejudo but the two division champion keeps calling out everybody but him.

Video: Jeremy Stephens out to run over ‘kid’ Yair Rodriguez: ‘He doesn’t know how to fight like a man’

Fortunes changed for five at UFC Vancouver

The unique content economy changes the fight business.

Nick Newell officially signs with Bellator

Nick Newell has signed a long-term contract with Bellator after his successful debut in August.

Sarah Frota will continue fighting despite two-year USADA suspension

Sarah Frota was hit with a two-year suspension from USADA after failing a drug test at UFC 240 in July.

Shane Burgos vs. Makwan Amirkhani added to UFC 244

A featherweight tilt between Shane Burgos and Makwan Amirkhani has been slated for the upcoming UFC 244 event.

UFC middleweight David Branch suspended two years by USADA following failed drug test 

UFC middleweight David Branch will be sitting out for the next two years after failing an out of competition drug test from USADA.

‘Jacare’ Souza opens up about mental health issues that almost led to retirement

Ronaldo Souza went radio silent after his last UFC loss in April, and there’s a reason for that.

Paul Felder ‘slighted’ by Edson Barboza’s UFC 242 appeal: ‘It was razor close’ 

Paul Felder feels slighted by Edson Barboza’s reaction to his UFC 242 defeat.

Morning Report: Colby Covington blasts the UFC’s ‘slave labor negotiations’

The A-Side Live Chat: UFC Vancouver fallout, UFC Mexico City preview, more

For this episode, José Youngs and Alexander K. Lee break down Justin Gaethje’s knock out win over Donald Cerrone at UFC Vancouver, Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz at UFC 244 as well as preview the upcoming UFC Mexico City card.

Video: Yair Rodriguez discusses Jeremy Stephens, long layoff, tough loss to Frankie Edgar, more

Yair Rodriguez discusses his upcoming main event bout against Jeremy Stephens at UFC Mexico City, his tough loss to Frankie Edgar, and more.

Combate Americas signs its third pro wrestler, ‘Thunder Rosa’

Best known as Thunder Rosa and Kobra Moon, Melissa Cervantes has wrestled for Lucha Underground and WOW.

Former UFC, Combate Americas fighter Erik Perez signs with Bellator MMA

Bellator MMA has added another bantamweight to the roster as former UFC and Combate Americas standout Erik Perez has inked a deal with the promotion.

Cal Ellenor out of Bellator Dublin main event against James Gallagher

James Gallagher needs a new opponent for his Sept. 27 bout in Dublin, Ireland.

Jeff Hughes on Todd Duffee stoppage: ‘I know it would take a lot for me to say I can’t fight’

Jeff Hughes doesn’t believe he actually poked Todd Duffee in the eye but he knows if it happened to him, there’s no chance he’d allow the fight to end that way.

UFC flyweight Sarah Frota receives 2-year USADA suspension, released from UFC after testing positive for steroids

UFC flyweight Sarah Frota will have to sit for the next two years after she was suspended on Tuesday following a positive drug test for steroids.