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UFC 249

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.

‘B—ch Move!’ Cruz Can’t Respect ‘CCC’s’ Mentality

Dominick Cruz still has issues with Henry Cejudo.

Cejudo Declines Cruz: ‘I’m Fighting Volkanovski’

Former bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo was not impressed by the UFC 269 callout from Dominick Cruz and instead hopes to fight Alexander Volkanovski for the 145-pound strap at some point in 2022.

McGregor, Ferguson Mock ‘29-1’ Khabib

Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson are using their Twitter accounts to mock retired UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, claiming "The Eagle" is 29-1.

Cejudo Shifts Gears, Now Wants Holloway

Henry Cejudo calls out fellow ex-champion Max Holloway for a potential super fight if and when "Triple C" ever makes his return to UFC.

Ferguson Will Whoop Poirier (Or McGregor) To Earn Next Title Shot

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.

Rozenstruik Ready For Ngannou Rematch

Jairzinho Rozenstruik is not going to let a knockout loss to Francis Ngannou derail his dreams of becoming UFC champion and is prepared to rematch "The Predator" if and when "Bigi Boy" gets the chance.

White Unloads On MMA Media For ‘Bulls—t’ McGregor Headlines

UFC president Dana White clears up some recent comments about Conor McGregor’s involvement in UFC 249.

Cejudo Smoked DMT With Tyson, Traveled Back In Time

Video: Former UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo told Joe Rogan about the time he smoked DMT with Mike Tyson and traveled back in time.

Garbrandt ‘Probably Get Knocked Out’ By O’Malley

Sean O’Malley believes former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt would refuse to fight him because "No Love" would get knocked out.

Cejudo Scrubbed From UFC Rankings, Bantamweight Belt Now Listed As Vacant

It looks like UFC has started the process of moving on following Henry Cejudo’s sudden retirement after UFC 249.

Hunt: Cejudo Shouldn’t Have To Ask UFC For Raise

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.

‘Blind’ Bravo Cornered Ferguson Without Glasses

Coach Eddie Bravo explains to Joe Rogan why Tony Ferguson did not have the best corner at UFC 249, which hurt "El Cucuy’s" chances against Justin Gaethje in Jacksonville.

Oliver Sinks ‘Insane’ Fight Island, Dana Responds

Video: "Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver mocks the "insane" idea to launch UFC Fight Island, prompting an immediate rebuttal from promotion president Dana White.

Manager: Cejudo Will Fight By This Summer

If Henry Cejudo’s manager is to be believed, the recently retired bantamweight champ is not only going to return, he’ll be back in action before the end of the summer.

Gaethje Claims McGregor’s ‘Losing His Clout’ Among UFC Fighters

Justin Gaethje explains why he’s not interested in fighting Conor McGregor before he unifies his interim title with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Coach: Ferguson Needs ‘Mental Break From The Sport’

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.

White Buries ‘D*ckhead’ Who Leaked UFC Safety Plan

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 On UFC 249’s Alcohol-Gate: We Wouldn't Let That Pass

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.

Fight Motion! Gaethje Wrecks Fergie In Super Slo-Mo

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.

Cruz Fails To Crack Top 10 In Latest Rankings Update

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.

White: Khabib Vs Gaethje Headed To Fight Island

UFC President Dana White told ESPN that his Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje lightweight title fight will take place this summer on Fight Island.

Ferguson Suspended 60 Days Following UFC 249

UFC 249 injuries, medical suspensions for the "Ferguson vs. Gaethje" pay-per-view (PPV) event on May 9 inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.

Gaethje Betting Underdog Against Khabib

Following his UFC 249 win over Tony Ferguson, Justin Gaethje opened as betting underdog for potential lightweight fights against Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Payouts: Ferguson Banked $500k At UFC 249

UFC 249 payouts for the "Ferguson vs. Gaethje" pay-per-view (PPV) event on May 9 inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.

Midnight Mania! UFC 249 Drew Over 700k Buys

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Ngannou Felt Frustrated After 20-Second KO Win

Francis Ngannou explains why he was left feeling a bit frustrated after scoring a 20-second knockout win over Jairzinho Rozenstruick at UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Mac Attacks ‘Rat’ Khabib, Vows To Butcher Gaethje

Conor McGregor took to Twitter to unload on Tony Ferguson, Dustin Poirier as well as Khabib Nurmagomedov before shifting his attention to Justin Gaethje, who he guaranteed he will face next.

Tyson Drops Terrifying New Sparring Video

Mike Tyson videos feature "Iron Mike" plowing the mitts as part of his much-ballyhooed (but still uncertain) comeback in 2020.

Tony Ferguson 2: Electric Boogaloo

Tony Ferguson dance video from hospital stay after UFC 249, where "El Cucuy" suffered a broken orbital bone at the hands of Justin Gaethje.

‘Weasel’ Vs White ... Who Is Right?

UFC President Dana White slams "goofball" Stephen Espinoza after the Showtime exec exposed contract waivers that included financial penalties for disparagement.

‘DC’ Agrees To Fight (But Not Strike With) Ngannou

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."

What’s Next For Tony Ferguson?

Looking at what’s next for top-ranked lightweight contender Tony Ferguson after suffering a brutal technical knockout loss at the hands of Justin Gaethje at UFC 249 on May 9, 2020, in Jacksonville, Florida.


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