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In retirement, Georges St-Pierre buries hatchet with UFC President Dana White

MONTREAL – Dana White and Georges St-Pierre haven’t always been on good terms.
Over the decade-plus they worked together, White has chastised St-Pierre for wanting time off, questioned the welterweight champ’s …read more

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Diaz On GSP Retirement: Congrats, Cheating B*tch

Georges St-Pierre was so not scared to defend his welterweight title against Nick Diaz, “Rush” did anything he could to sabotage their UFC 158 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, which took …read more

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Vinicius De Jesus Claims Dillon Danis is Ducking Him

Vinicius De Jesus (7-2) got a first-round finish over Rodolfo Barcellos at Bellator 216 last weekend and the welterweight wasted no time in calling out Dillon Danis for his next …read more

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Covington: ‘I Might Be In WWE Soon’

Say hello to Ronda for us. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington, is a pop culture personality now, right alongside Tila Tequila and that kid from …read more

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Fighters react to Georges St-Pierre’s retirement

On Thursday, former welterweight an middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre announced his retirement from fighting during a press conference. Following the press conference, fighters reacted to the news via social media.


https://twitter.com/UFC_CA/status/1098608235915997184 …read more

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Posted on February 21, 2019, 7:16 pm By
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Colby Covington Threatens to Put Anthony Smith “On His Head”

In a recent edition of The MMA Hour, Anthony Smith provided an assessment of Colby Covington’s demeanor off camera, calling the former interim welterweight champion “skittish.” Smith also had other …read more

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BREAKING | Georges St-Pierre officially announces his retirement from MMA

As expected, Georges St-Pierre has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. The former UFC middleweight and welterweight champion made this announcement at a press conference inside the Bell Centre …read more

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Posted on February 21, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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Watch Live Stream Of GSP’s Expected UFC Retirement Announcement

Georges St-Pierre is expected to retire today (Feb. 21). St-Pierre is known for being the most dominant welterweight in the history of mixed martial arts. “Rush” reigned as the UFC …read more

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Tyron Woodley responds to potential GSP retirement with interesting invitation

Reigning UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley has been chasing a fight with former welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre for years. Unfortunately for him, it now sounds as though St-Pierre is hanging …read more

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Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (8 p.m. ET) with Robbie Lawler, Andre Fili, Freddie Roach

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) with Robbie Lawler, Andre Fili and Freddie Roach.
Former welterweight champion Lawler will call in to talk about his …read more

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MMA community reacts to potential retirement of Georges St-Pierre

Today, news surfaced that former UFC middleweight and welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre plans to formally announce his retirement from mixed martial arts at a Thursday morning press conference in Montreal, …read more

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Posted on February 20, 2019, 7:16 pm By
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Norman Parke replaces Dricus Du Plessis, faces Borys Mankowski at KSW 47

UFC veteran and former KSW lightweight title challenger Norman Parke has stepped in on short notice to replace Dricus Du Plessis in his scheduled bout against fellow former welterweight champion …read more

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Bellator Planning Featherweight Tournament

Bellator MMA is in the middle of its welterweight tournament, and just recently saw Ryan Bader become the promotion’s first-ever “champ-champ” by winning the heavyweight Grand Prix after knocking out …read more

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Bellator MMA to Hold 16-Man Featherweight Grand Prix Tournament in October

With its welterweight tournament currently underway and its heavyweight bracket in the books, Bellator MMA is planning an event bigger grand prix — albeit in a smaller weight class — …read more

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Anthony Rocco Martin Expects To Finish Sergio Moares & Voices His Support For Colby Covington

It’s safe to say, 2018 went according to plan for Anthony Rocco Martin. After making the decision to move up to welterweight and start training at American Top Team, the …read more

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UFC on ESPN 1 Bonuses: Luque, Barberena Earn ‘Fight of the Night’ for Wild Slugfest

There may have been several more bouts remaining when Vicente Luque and Bryan Barberena concluded their wild welterweight duel, but it was clear that one post-fight award was already secured. …read more

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UFC Phoenix bonuses: Vincente Luque and Bryan Barberena earned Fight of the Night

One of the best fights of the year earned top honors at UFC Phoenix on Sunday night.
The welterweight clash between Vicente Luque and Bryan Barberena was ended by Luque via …read more

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UFC on ESPN 1 Highlights: Vicente Luque KO’s Bryan Barberena in Wild Fight

Vicente Luque and Bryan Barberena put on one heck of a performance. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC on ESPN 1 from the Talking Stick …read more

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Michael Page Does Not Expect to Silence Critics at Bellator 216

Tonight at Bellator 216, the talk will come to an end when Michael “Venom” Page (MVP) and Paul Daley square off in the quarterfinals of the welterweight grand prix. It …read more

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Bellator 216 Weigh-in Results: Every Fighter Makes Weight

Bellator MMA is set to wrap up a doubleheader at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, closing with Bellator 216 headlined by a welterweight grudge match between Michael Page and Paul …read more

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Scott Coker teases another Bellator Grand Prix

Over the last year, Bellator MMA has had Grand Prix fever, promoting action-packed tournaments in its heavyweight and welterweight divisions. According to Bellator president Scott Coker, this exciting trend is …read more

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James Vick says a lot of UFC fighters are ‘optimistic’ about possibility of 165-pound division

PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix open workouts, James Vick discusses his loss to Justin Gaethje, what a fight with Paul Felder does for him, whether he’d consider fighting at welterweight, …read more

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Watch the Bellator 216: MVP vs. Daley Weigh-in Live, Friday at 10:30 AM ET

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Watch the Bellator 216: MVP vs. Daley weigh-in streaming live on Friday at 10:30 a.m. ET. Welterweight strikers Michael “Venom” Page meets rival Paul Daley in Saturday’s …read more

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Henry Cejudo Knows the ‘Champ-Champ’ Thing is Getting Old But TJ Dillashaw Rematch Is About Legacy

Until 2016, there had only been one champion vs. champion fight in modern UFC history when Georges St-Pierre defended his welterweight title against then lightweight champion B.J. Penn.
Over the past …read more

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Pettis: Move to welterweight is ‘definitely not a one-off’

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis plans to compete at 170 pounds for longer. After going 2-2 in his last four fights upon moving back to lightweight in 2017, …read more

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Chaos Tries To Dunk On Jones, Gets Stuffed By Smith

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington, is slowly but surely fading from view as the world’s largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion keeps the 170-pound assembly …read more

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Paul Daley keen to save Nick Diaz from ‘self-ruin’ with rematch

Years ago, under the Strikeforce banner, Paul Daley and Nick Diaz engaged in one of the greatest one-round fights in MMA history. The two welterweight stars swapped heavy artillery from …read more

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Michael Page Insisted on Fighting Paul Daley in 1st Round of Grand Prix

So that big welterweight showdown that the MMA world has waited years for between Michael “Venom” Page (MVP) and Paul Daley that will be going down Saturday night at Bellator …read more

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Charlie Johnson on Alaska FC 145 Title Fight: ‘I Hit Hard and That Changes Game Plans’

After finding fights at a consistent rate over his first two years as a pro, welterweight up and comer Charlie Johnson hit a detour in 2018.
While Johnson has missed over …read more

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Michael Page, Paul Daley, other Bellator headliners randomly tested

Bellator 216 welterweight headliners Michael Page and Paul Daley were among the six fighters to have drug-test samples collected on Wednesday in New York ahead of this weekend’s fights.
MMA Fighting’s …read more

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UFC Nashville’s Anthony Pettis Says Welterweight Move Isn’t One & Done

Anthony Pettis doesn’t plan on being exclusive to the welterweight division, but he certainly isn’t treating his UFC Nashville main event as a one-off. Pettis will meet Stephen Thompson on …read more

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Anthony Pettis says welterweight move no one-off: 'I want big fights'

Anthony Pettis admits he wasn’t sure the UFC would grant him a chance to fight Stephen Thompson but figured he might as well give it a go.
“Man, I just posted …read more

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Michel Prazeres welcomes Ismail Naurdiev to octagon at UFC on ESPN+ 3

Brazil’s Michel Prazeres (26-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC) will welcome Austria’s Ismail Naurdiev (17-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) to the UFC.
Promotion officials recently announced the welterweight matchup will take place at UFC …read more

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Stephen Thompson: Anthony Pettis Thinks He Has My Number

One of the most interesting striking match-ups in the UFC has just been made at welterweight. Two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson will take on Anthony Pettis at UFC …read more

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Stephen Thompson: I'm Definitely a Better Striker Than Anthony Pettis

UFC Fight Night 148 in Nashville will be headlined by a much-anticipated battle between Stephen Thompson and former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis, who moves up to welterweight for the first …read more

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Stephen Thompson: Anthony Pettis called me out because he thinks ‘he’s got my number’

If you thought the welterweight pairing of Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis felt a bit odd from the moment it was announced as the main event of UFC Nashville, you’re …read more

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Covington Standing Ground Even If It Means ‘Never Fighting Again’

Colby Covington keeps digging himself a deeper hole with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) after not getting the welterweight title shot he wanted.
Less than one week after UFC president Dana White …read more

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Posted on February 9, 2019, 3:16 am By
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Colby Covington says we may never see him fight again

Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington has done everything asked of him throughout his UFC career. Except for, according to UFC President Dana White, accept his recent fight offers.

Because …read more

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Erick Silva ‘excited’ for Bellator debut, will be ‘watching’ their welterweight tournament closely

Former UFC welterweight Erick Silva expects to have an experience edge of his opponent at Bellator Former UFC welterweight Erick Silva will finally have his Bellator debut in a matter …read more

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Michael Chiesa Targeting May-June Return, Picking Woodley to Retain Title at UFC 235

Sherdog’s Jacob Debets spoke with welterweight contender Michael Chiesa at the UFC 234 media day about his successful move up to welterweight, his prediction for the Tyron Woodley-Kamaru Usman fight, …read more

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Paul Daley promises to dispel Michael Page ‘illusion’ during heated London presser

It didn’t take long for sparks to fly between U.K. welterweight rivals Paul Daley and Michael Page when they took to the stage at Wednesday’s Bellator press conference in London, …read more

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Carlo Pedersoli Jr. vs. Dwight Grant added to UFC Prague

Two more bouts are official for UFC Prague.
On Wednesday, officials announced a welterweight bout between Carlo Pedersoli Jr. (11-2) and Dwight Grant (8-2), and a lightweight bout between Damir Ismagulov …read more

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Colby Covington threatens legal action against the UFC

When Colby Covington won the UFC interim welterweight title in June of 2018, he was promised a welterweight title shot opposite undisputed champ Tyron Woodley. Yet he never received that …read more

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White: Covington will need to earn title shot again

UFC president Dana White clarifies Colby Covington’s current standing in the welterweight title picture. Colby Covington won the UFC interim title in June 2018, when he defeated Rafael dos …read more

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Colby Covington On UFC Issues: ‘This May Be A Lawsuit’

Colby Covington says he may take the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to court. Covington has had some issues with the UFC ever since he became the interim welterweight champion. “Chaos” …read more

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Posted on February 5, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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Colby Covington threatens to sue UFC over title snub: 'I'll make it a living hell'

Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington vows to make the promotion’s life “a living hell” if he’s not granted the title shot he was promised.
“We may have to go …read more

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Ben Askren rips Kamaru Usman after backstage confrontation

At the UFC 235 press conference, former ONE and Bellator welterweight champ Ben Askren divulged that he and top welterweight contender Kamaru Usman very nearly came to blows backstage.

Days after …read more

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Zebaztian Kadestam defends welterweight title vs. Georgiy Kichigin at ONE Championship 91 in Myanmar

ONE Championship will head to Myanmar in March, and the welterweight title will be on the line.
Zebaztian Kadestam (11-4), the promotion’s new 170-pound champion, will defend his belt for the …read more

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Zebaztian Kadestam to Defend 170-Pound Title vs. Goergiy Kichigin at One 'Reign of Valor'

Zebaztian Kadestam will defend his welterweight crown against Georgiy Kichigin in the One Championship “Reign of Valor” headliner on March 9. …read more

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VIDEO | Kamaru Usman confronts Ben Askren backstage at UFC 235 press conference

Over the last few weeks, former ONE and Bellator welterweight champ Ben Askren has exchanged a number of barbs with UFC 235 welterweight title challenger Kamaru Usman — who he …read more

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Video: White Saves Askren From ‘Marty’ Mauling

Skip to 9:55 for the confrontation. Earlier this week, Ben Askren told the mixed martial arts (MMA) media that he was threatened by fellow welterweight contender, Kamaru Usman, when the …read more

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Kamaru Usman Responds to Fans Who Preferred Colby Covington

Kamaru Usman is cozy where he’s at in the front of the line and next up to receive a welterweight title shot at reigning champion Tyron Woodley, and he’s not …read more

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Demian Maia Has Still Got It, Taps Lyman Good in 1

Demian Maia and Lyman Good faced each other in a welterweight clash tonight (Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019) at UFC Fight Night 144: “Assuncao vs. Moraes 2,” inside Northeast Olympic Training …read more

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Demian Maia Makes Quick Work of Lyman Good with First Round Submission

The rumors of Demian Maia’s demise have greatly exaggerated.
The former welterweight title contender stepped into his latest contest against Lyman Good off three straight losses and at 41-years of age …read more

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UFC Fortaleza live blog: Maia vs. Good

This is the UFC Fortaleza live blog for Demian Maia vs. Lyman Good, a welterweight bout at Saturday’s UFC event at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Maia, …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 2 Highlights: Demian Maia Taps Lyman Good

Demian Maia tapped out Lyman Good. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC on ESPN+ 2 from the Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, …read more

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Thiago Alves Gets the Nod in War with Max Griffin (UFC Fortaleza Highlights)


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Check out the highlights from the welterweight bout between Thiago Alves and Max Griffin at UFC Fight Night: …read more

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White: Covington No Longer Interim Champ , Must ‘Earn Spot Back’

Colby Covington is officially no longer the UFC’s interim welterweight champion.
That’s according to UFC president Dana White, who confirmed the news in a recent interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal. …read more

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Tyron Woodley advises Colby Covington not to spar with UFC: ‘Take it from me’

LAS VEGAS — Before the UFC 235 press conference, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley discussed his upcoming title defense against Kamaru Usman, Colby Covington’s war with the UFC, and much more. …read more

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After UFC 235 press conference fireworks, welterweight division seems hot again

Maybe it is due to Dana White’s constant aspersions of his welterweight champion Tyron Woodley that the 170-pound class hasn’t quite seemed to be the glamour division it used to …read more

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EXCLUSIVE | Dan Lambert gives update on Colby Covington

At UFC 235 Tyron Woodley will defend his welterweight title. However, it will not be against Colby Covington, rather he will take on Kamaru Usman.

To many, the news was …read more

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Kamaru Usman, Ben Asken differ on details of UFC 235 presser backstage confrontation

The war of words between welterweight standouts Kamaru Usman and Ben Askren continued Thursday.
They haven’t fought in a cage yet, but Usman and Askren have gotten into it over social …read more

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Dana White: Colby Covington Has to ‘Earn’ His Title Shot After Passing Up Opportunity

Colby Covington is no longer the interim welterweight champion and he’s not even guaranteed the next shot at the 170-pound title. That’s coming directly from UFC president Dana White, who …read more

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Midnight Mania! Woodley to Usman: ‘You Better Not Come in 30%’

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight Welcome to Midnight Mania!
Kamaru Usman and welterweight champion Tyron Woodley got into a heated …read more

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Lyman Good: Rematching Ben Askren for UFC title would be ‘biggest plot twist in MMA’

FORTALEZA, Brazil — Lyman Good discusses his UFC Fortaleza fight with Demian Maia and what a win would mean in terms of welterweight rankings, his thoughts on Ben Askren finally …read more

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Diggin’ Deep on UFC Fortaleza - Prelims preview

Get the scoop on the early fights from UFC Fortaleza, featuring a bevy of prospects and a potential welterweight slugfest between Max Griffin and Thiago Alves. My apologies for the …read more

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Demian Maia discusses retirement plans ahead of UFC Fortaleza fight

This weekend, on the main card of UFC Fortaleza, former UFC middleweight and welterweight title challenger Demian Maia will return to the cage for a scrap with Lyman Good.

However …read more

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David Michaud Plans to Mix It Up Against Christian Aguilera in LFA 59 Main Event

Looking back on his 2018, welterweight veteran David Michaud feels the year was a mixed bag. Though he was able to put up strong performances in his fights, he was …read more

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Darren Till, Leon Edwards debate ‘best welterweight in the U.K.’ at UFC London press conference

Leon Edwards made no secret that he wanted to fight Darren Till at UFC London during a recent appearance on MMA Fighting’s Eurobash and he didn’t hold back when he …read more

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EXCLUSIVE | Colby Covington explains why UFC will never be as big as NFL, NBA

Colby Covington is not very happy with the UFC right now. In fact, the former UFC interim welterweight champion is so disgruntled that he recently dared the promotion to release …read more

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Jon Fitch says it ‘drives me crazy’ that no one can exploit ‘easy way’ to beat MVP

INGLEWOOD — Backstage at Bellator 214, Jon Fitch discusses his upcoming title challenge against welterweight champion Rory MacDonald, MacDonald’s loss to Gegard Mousasi, wanting to end his career by collecting …read more

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Gunnar Nelson relives bloody finish of Alex Oliveira: ‘The choke didn’t really do much’ 

Gunnar Nelson was forced to rally from behind to claim a submission win over Alex Oliveira after a hellish first five-minutes to their UFC 231 welterweight clash.
After being on …read more

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Bellator champ Rory MacDonald found balance after failed middleweight title bid

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Rory MacDonald took some positive lessons away from his loss to Bellator middleweight champ Gegard Mousasi.
MacDonald (20-5 MMA, 2-1 BMMA), the current welterweight titleholder, attempted to jump …read more

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Rory MacDonald says he lacked drive, hunger against Gegard Mousasi

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Backstage at Bellator 214, welterweight champion Rory MacDonald discusses his upcoming title showdown against Jon Fitch, having another child on the way, his loss to Gegard Mousasi, …read more

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Till blasts dos Anjos, Askren, Covington, others on Twitter

Darren Till launches an attack against several of his fellow welterweights on social media. Darren Till is fired up ahead of his upcoming welterweight bout against Jorge Masvidal at UFC …read more

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Kevin Lee Says He Was Offered To Fight Darren Till, But Declined

Kevin Lee claims the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) offered him a big welterweight fight, but he wasn’t on board. Lee was seen in action last month. He attempted to avenge …read more

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Kevin Lee sees Gregor Gillespie as viable fight after declining Darren Till at UFC London

Kevin Lee had an opportunity to make the jump up to the welterweight division and immediately fight a top contender. He wasn’t into it, though, and decided to turn the …read more

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Latest UFC London Fight Card, TV Line Up

Former title contender, Darren Till, is pumping the brakes on his move to middleweight as there is still unfinished business at 170 pounds. That includes welterweight interloper, Jorge Masvidal, who …read more

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Stephen Thompson: For My Career, It's Better if Kamaru Usman Beats Tyron Woodley

Tyron Woodley will defend his welterweight belt against Kamaru Usman on March 2 and while there will be many interested onlookers, few will be more focused on the outcome than …read more

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Rogan Changed His Mind About Retiring From UFC

Believe it or not, living in fear of welterweight bully, Colby Covington, is not enough to keep Joe Rogan away from the UFC broadcast table.
In fact, the part-time funnyman plans …read more

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Latest UFC Nashville Fight Card, TV Line Up

For a seven-day free trial of ESPN+ click here; otherwise, you might miss the welterweight fireworks in the UFC Nashville five-round main event, which features kickboxing sensation, Stephen Thompson, welcoming …read more

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Din Thomas Believes Tyron Woodley Should Be Fighting Colby Covington Next

At UFC 235 in March, Tyron Woodley will defend his welterweight belt against Kamaru Usman to the surprise of many, including Woodley’s own coach Din Thomas. …read more

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Rory MacDonald vs. Jon Fitch title fight, Bellator grand prix first round slated for April

Rory MacDonald is back in the welterweight division and set to embark on an historic assignment — defending his Bellator title throughout a grand-prix tournament.
MacDonald will fight Jon Fitch on …read more

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EXCLUSIVE | Jorge Masvidal hopes to ‘slap up’ Michael Bisping after stopping Darren Till at UFC London

At long last, Jorge Masvidal is set to return to the cage. The fan favorite welterweight contender will battle former title challenger Darren Till in the main event of the …read more

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Santiago Ponzinibbio says “scared” Rafael Dos Anjos won’t fight him

Despite rumblings of a potential matchup, Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Rafael Dos Anjos has yet to be officially signed.
The #7 ranked welterweight, “Ponz” spoke to MMAFighting and explained why he thinks …read more

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Anthony Pettis: Stephen Thompson Is A Guy I Needed To Fight Before I'm Done

In March, Anthony Pettis will move up from the 155-pound division to challenge former title challenger Stephen Thompson at welterweight, and win or lose, Pettis claims the fight was a …read more

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One & Done? ‘Michelle’ Perry Teases ‘Last UFC Fight’

He’s also not a Tribal Chief, but that never stopped him from playing the part. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) could be saying goodbye to longtime welterweight fan favorite, Mike Perry, …read more

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EXCLUSIVE | Anthony Pettis explains why he is moving up to 170

Anthony Pettis used to be the UFC lightweight champion, and also fought at featherweight in 2016. However, his first fight in 2019 will be at welterweight, where he will take …read more

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Dana White responds to Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone fight buzz

Late last year, fan favorite welterweight and lightweight contender Donald Cerrone started calling for a fight with former lightweight and featherweight champ Conor McGregor. Though Cerrone was then booked for …read more

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UFC's return to Nashville official with Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis headliner

The UFC returns to Nashville in March, and a former lightweight champion meets a former welterweight title challenger in the main event.
UFC on ESPN+ 6 is official for March 23 …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 1 Highlights: Chance Rencountre Chokes Out Kyle Stewart

The first finish of the night came in fast as Chance Rencountre ended Kyle Stewart. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC on ESPN+ 1 event …read more

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First on card at UFC Brooklyn? More time to watch fights for Belal Muhammad

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – A four-fight winning streak is nothing to sneeze at in the UFC, especially when it comes in the crowded welterweight division.
More wins usually get a fighter better …read more

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Cerrone: Hopefully McGregor Is The Next Fight

After spending some time in the welterweight division, longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Donald Cerrone, the winningest fighter in the history of the promotion, will finally make his return …read more

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Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal to headline UFC London

Darren Till isn’t moving up to 185 pounds just yet.
The 26-year-old Liverpool native will fight Jorge Masvidal (32-13) in the welterweight main event of UFC London at The O2 Arena …read more

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Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal headlines UFC London

The UFC’s return to London features a pair of intriguing welterweight bouts at the top of the lineup. Darren Till is staying at welterweight.
UFC president Dana White confirmed with ESPN …read more

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Till vs. Masvidal, Edwards vs. Nelson Headline UFC Fight Night in London in March

A pair of welterweight fights will headline the UFC’s return to London with Darren Till facing Jorge Masvidal in the main event while Leon Edwards meets Gunnar Nelson in the …read more

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Darren Till Plans on Staying At 170 For 'A Few More Fights,' Then Wants Israel Adesanya At 185

While fans have long speculated that Darren Till will eventually outgrow the welterweight division, “The Gorilla” himself finally seems to be plotting a move to 185 pounds — but not …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Matchup between Curtis Blaydes and Justin Willis on tap for UFC Nashville

As it was revealed today, the UFC looks to be returning to Nashville, Tennesse in March as the first fight for the event was reported to be the welterweight scrap …read more

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Stephen Thompson, Anthony Pettis Verbally Agree to Welterweight Bout at UFC Nashville

Stephen Thompson and Anthony Pettis have verbally agreed to a welterweight bout for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s upcoming visit to Nashville on March 23. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis in works for UFC Nashville

Maybe Stephen Thompson and Anthony Pettis have a future as matchmakers.
Following a social media exchange that saw Pettis asking fans if he should step up to welterweight to fight Thompson, …read more

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