What a difference 16 years makes. In 1998, Senator John McCain called what transpires in the Octagon “human cockfighting”, and spearheaded the national campaign that got the UFC banned in nearly every state. But it’s a whole new world now, and thanks to a Cleveland Clinic study on brain injury and athletes, and a Washinton, D.C. press conference featuring the likes of Jon Jones, Glover Teixeira, Lorenzo Fertitta, boxer Bernard Hopkins and some politicians, old enemies got to be best buds today. In fact, the UFC light-heavyweight champ posted a pic of him and Senator McCain on his Instagram.

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What’s next? Dogs and cats playing together?