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Get all the mixed martial arts fighting news and analysis you need from the award-winning team at MMA Fighting. Produced by MMA Fighting and SB Nation, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    Fighter vs. Writer: Joseph Benavidez Explains His Decision to Retire, Discusses Nick Diaz's Return at UFC 266 and If He Should Fight Again

    Fighter vs. Writer: Joseph Benavidez Explains His Decision to Retire, Discusses Nick Diaz's Return at UFC 266 and If He Should Fight Again

    Joseph Benavidez joins The Fighter vs. The Writer as co-host for episode 6 as he details his recent decision to retire from the sport of mixed martial arts, what led to him calling it a career and whether or not there's a chance he'll ever return to fight again.
    Benavidez was also front and center for UFC 266 this past weekend and he'll break down the fights from Saturday night including Robbie Lawler's win over Nick Diaz as well as Alexander Volkanovski defeating Brian Ortega and Valentina Shevchenko vanquishing yet another contender in Lauren Murphy.
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    • 52 min
    On to the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC 266

    On to the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC 266

    On the 60th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s UFC 266 event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
    Future matchups were discussed for champions Alexander Volkanovski and Valentina Shevchenko after their successful title defenses, Brian Ortega, Lauren Murphy, Robbie Lawler, Nick Diaz, Curtis Blaydes, Jessica Andrade, and more.

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    UFC 266 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To An Instant Classic Main Event

    UFC 266 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To An Instant Classic Main Event

    With UFC 266 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines coming out of Saturday’s event in Las Vegas, including Alexander Volkanovski’s decision win over Brian Ortega in a main event classic, Valentina Shevchenko’s dominant flyweight title defense, and Robbie Lawler evening things up with Nick Diaz 17 years later. 

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    • 43 min
    UFC 266 Preview Show | What Can We Expect From Nick Diaz?

    UFC 266 Preview Show | What Can We Expect From Nick Diaz?

    With UFC 266 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Jed Meshew and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s event in Las Vegas, including the featherweight championship main event between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega, Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy for the women’s flyweight title, and the five-rounds middleweight rematch between Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler. 

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    Reaction: Jon Jones Faces Multiple Charges After Latest Arrest

    Reaction: Jon Jones Faces Multiple Charges After Latest Arrest

    Following Jon Jones’ arrest early Friday morning in Las Vegas for alleged battery domestic violence and injuring and tampering with a vehicle, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and Jed Meshew react to the news. 

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    • 34 min
    Between the Links: Nick Diaz's Fight Week, UFC 266 Preview, Yoel Romero, More

    Between the Links: Nick Diaz's Fight Week, UFC 266 Preview, Yoel Romero, More

    Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and UFC bantamweight Cody Stamann this week as they discuss the top stories in the sport of mixed martial arts.  
    This week, the panel previews this Saturday’s UFC 266 title fights: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega for the featherweight title, and Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy for the women’s flyweight title, Nick Diaz’s interesting fight week ahead of his return to action against Robbie Lawler in a five-round, non-title middleweight bout, where Yoel Romero goes from his Bellator 266 decision loss to Phil Davis, the recent retirements of Carlos Condit and Joseph Benavidez, and more.  

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