In the midst of a catastrophic global health pandemic, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its relentless leader, Dana White, have vowed that the ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV) show must roll on. However, it comes at the cost of Lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, headlining UFC 249 opposite No. 1-ranked division contender, Tony Ferguson. That's because Khabib is locked down in Russia, paving the way for Justin Gaethje to step up on super short notice to battle Ferguson for the interim 155-pound title on May 9, 2020, inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. In UFC 249's co-main event, Bantamweight legend, Dominick Cruz, will return from a 3.5-year hiatus to challenge 135-pound "champ-champ-champ," Henry Cejudo. In addition, Heavyweight title challenger hopes will also be on the line when Francis Ngannou tangles with Jairzinho Rozenstruik in hard-hitting PPV main card action. We'll stockpile all the real-time UFC 249 updates, odds, start time, tickets, weigh ins, predictions, previews, video highlights, press conferences, winners, losers and much more that fit to print right here before, during and well after the unprecedented event.
UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson is willing to fight Dustin Poirier or Conor McGregor to earn a crack at the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje.
UFC president Dana White clears up some recent comments about Conor McGregor’s involvement in UFC 249.
Video: Former UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo told Joe Rogan about the time he smoked DMT with Mike Tyson and traveled back in time.
It looks like UFC has started the process of moving on following Henry Cejudo’s sudden retirement after UFC 249.
Mark Hunt has once again slammed UFC for fighter pay, saying that top fighters and champions like Henry Cejudo shouldn’t have to resort to asking the promotion for a pay raise since they’ve already proven themselves.
Justin Gaethje explains why he’s not interested in fighting Conor McGregor before he unifies his interim title with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Tony Ferguson’s coach believes "El Cucuy" needs an extended break from action after his TKO loss to Justin Gaethje last weekend at UFC 249.
UFC President Dana White rips into The New York Times for a recent report that exposed "spotty" coverage in the promotion’s safety plan for COVID-19.
Herb Dean refutes Dominick Cruz’s claims that Keith Peterson smelled like alcohol and cigarettes at UFC 249, saying he was around him all day and would’ve called him out personally if he did.
UFC 249 "Fight Motion" video for the "Ferguson vs. Gaethje" pay-per-view (PPV) event on ESPN+ inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., on Sat., May 9, 2020.
Latest UFC rankings update: Justin Gaethje debuts on pound-for-pound list, Dominick Cruz fails to crack Top 10 following UFC 249 on May 9 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Daniel Cormier agrees to fight Francis Ngannou if Stipe Miocic will not defend his title; however, "DC" does not agree to stand-and-bang with "The Predator."