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UFC 249: What a Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje main event might look like

If Ferguson accepts Gaethje as the replacement for Nurmagomedov, who has the edge? Our panel discusses.

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Helwani: Why Ferguson should consider his bottom line before a UFC belt

Ferguson has fought just once since October 2018, so it would make no sense for him to turn down a big payday.

WHO IS JUSTIN GAETHJE?

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NEWS

TONY, KHABIB EXCHANGE WORDS

Ferguson: Nurmagomedov bailed out of UFC 249

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Nurmagomedov responds to Ferguson's comments

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UFC 249

What's next for UFC 249 if Khabib Nurmagomedov is out?

The lightweight champ says he's stuck in Russia, so our panel considers who could step in against Tony Ferguson.

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A timeline of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson -- is it off again?

Khabib-Ferguson may be canceled for a fifth time. Here's a look at the history of the UFC trying to make that fight.

VALENTINA, THE MUSICIAN

Helwani lights up over Shevchenko's ukulele skills

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THE 'STORM' OF JON JONES

How the 'storm' of Jon Jones' past keeps catching up with the UFC champ

Jon Jones has spoken about accountability and growing as a man, but this latest arrest keeps the narrative focused on his problems.

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Jon Jones finds himself in a familiar spot after arrest

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'THERE'S A FEELING OF A LETDOWN'

How Khabib's travel restrictions affect UFC 249

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