Brian Ortega rediscovered love for MMA after shedding rock star lifestyle: ‘I found my butterflies again’

Brian Ortega has always taken his time in his fights, a sharp contrast from his rapid ascent to stardom. We’re 20 months removed now from Ortega’s most recent outing at UFC 231, which served as the culmination of a four-year rise up the UFC’s featherweight rankings. During that time, Ortega established himself as not just […]

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Nate Diaz accuses Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier of ‘play fighting,’ Khamzat Chimaev issues challenge

Nate Diaz is kicking the hornet’s nest once again. The UFC star took to Twitter on Tuesday to take a shot at former lightweight titleholders Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, accusing the two of “play fighting” in reference to McGregor and Poirier publicly discussing a charity bout in recent weeks. “Let’s don’t get it twisted […]

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The A-Side Live Chat: Brian Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie, UFC Fight Island 5 fallout, Tony Ferguson, more

For this episode, MMA journalist Jade Morris joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to break down some of the top storylines in MMA. Some possible topics include fallout from UFC Fight Island 5, Cory Sandhagen and Marlon Moraes’ futures inside the Octagon, the state of the UFC bantamweight division, Joaquin Buckley’s ‘Knockout of the […]

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Morning Report: Aljamain Sterling reacts to Cory Sandhagen’s knockout of Marlon Moraes: ‘The higher powers definitely had a plan’

This past week, Cory Sandhagen turned in the best performance of his young career, dominating former bantamweight title challenger Marlon Moraes en route to a second-round TKO victory at UFC Fight Island 5. In the aftermath, Sandhagen was obviously thrilled to return to the win column, but there was one man arguably even more excited […]

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