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Examining the current state of the UFC's light heavyweight division

No weight class in the UFC is more maligned than the light heavyweight division.Some, like all four women’s divisions, don’t get as much love as they should. Others, like the men’s flyweight ranks, get knocked because the Average Joes who watch UFC events think there is something less entertaining o

SPORTING NEWS - 2018-10-22 16:56:53

Dana White was the 'most upset guy on planet' after UFC 229

For me, it was just our biggest moment, the most people watching ever, and that's just not who we are. And it's not even who Khabib is. He said many time after the fight that he went crazy after the fight and it happens sometimes. This is the fight business.

USA TODAY - 2018-10-22 21:52:00

UFC 231: Elias Theodorou promises to break Eryk Anders ‘mentally and physically’

Theodorou talked to FanSided’s Shakiel Mahjouri about his efforts to attain the first-ever therapeutic use exemption for medical marijuana, as first shared in an open letter penned forTSN. The Canadian fighter also breaks down his fight with Anders atUFC 231, a potential next opponent in Antonio Car

FANSIDED - 2018-10-22 09:49:31

UFC Fighter Conor McGregor Donates World Series tickets to Boston Firefighters

UFC Champion Conor McGregor has gifted ten World Series tickets to members of the Boston Fire Department.“You guys are true, proper heroes,” Connorsaidduring a visit to a Boston fire house, according to Page Six.

BREITBART - 2018-10-22 19:58:56

Privacy-Centric Digital Currency PIVX Partners with UFC Fighter Cris Cyborg to Push Crypto Awareness | BTCMANAGER

On October 20, 2018, the privacy-focused cryptocurrency project PIVXannouncedon Twitter that is has entered into a partnership with UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and that it will join Team Cyborg ahead of her next title fight in December.PIVX’s Push for More AwarenessPIVXemerged in early 20

BTCMANAGER.COM - 2018-10-23 01:00:50

Daniel Cormier downplays risk of UFC 230 title fight: 'Do I really have all that much to lose?'

But let’s just say it happens: Lewis scores an upset win over Cormier and derails the plan that’s been in place since July. Then what? Cormier is ahuge favoriteheading into the fight, but anything can happen given Lewis’ one-punch knockout power.

MMAJUNKIE.COM - 2018-10-23 01:00:36

Ben Askren to the UFC? It May Be Closer Than Ever

Take note, MMA fans: the Ben Askren ship hasn’t sailed just yet. In fact, Monday saw talk of Askren returning to fighting — in the UFC, no less — intensify for the first time in ages. That all started when Askren was asked by a fan on Twitter to put a percentage on whether he’d fight in the UFC.

CAGESIDEPRESS.COM - 2018-10-23 00:02:58

Jon Anik signs contract extension to remain UFC’s lead commentator

When the UFC let go of longtime commentator Mike Goldberg at the end of 2016, that opened the door for Jon Anik to assume the role as the main man behind the microphone for the promotion’s pay-per-view and FOX events. With the promotion changing scenery in 2019 and heading to the ESPN family of netw

BLOODY ELBOW - 2018-10-23 00:00:02

UFC 230: Chris Weidman gets middleweight title shot with win over Jacare Souza in NYC

After Luke Rockhold wasforced out of his rematchagainst former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion Chris Weidman, “All American” agreed to face Ronaldo Souza at the upcoming UFC 230 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Nov. 3, 2018.

MMAMANIA.COM - 2018-10-23 00:00:02

UFC on FOX 31 poster released

On the poster for UFC on FOX 31,Kevin Leefaces off with the man who beat him in his Octagon debut four years ago atUFC 169, recent lightweight title challengerAl Iaquinta.

MMA FIGHTING - 2018-10-23 00:00:02

Renato Moicano vs. Mirsad Bektic Reported for UFC 231 • MMA News

With only one professional loss in his MMA career that came at the hands of current #1 contender Brian Ortega, Renato Moicano has been a quiet storm in the featherweight division with a 5-1 UFC record and 13-1-1 overall MMA record. Moicano holds victories over ranked fighters Jeremy Stephens, Calvin

MMANEWS.COM - 2018-10-22 23:51:43

Eddie Alvarez says ONE deal worth '8-figures', more big signings to come. Ben Askren to UFC? - MMATorch

Follow @mikehiscoeEddie Alvarez may have signed one of the biggest money deals in the history of MMA. In an interview onAriel Helwani’s ESPN.com talk showMonday, Alvarez shared that hisdeal with ONE Championshipis an “Eight figure, guaranteed contract.”

MMATORCH.COM - 2018-10-22 23:47:57

Renato Moicano vs. Mirsad Bektic On Tap for UFC 231 in Toronto | MMAWeekly.com

A featherweight bout is in the works for UFC 231 as Renato Moicano is expected to face Mirsad Bektic on Dec. 8 in Toronto.Sources close to the fight confirmed the news on Monday with verbal agreements in place from the fighters following an initial report fromCombate.The UFC has made no official ann

MMAWEEKLY.COM - 2018-10-22 23:46:29

Chris Weidman Says UFC 230 Win Earns Him Title Shot

“The All American” will compete in his home state of New York next month (Sat. November 3, 2018) from Madison Square Garden. As he tellsESPN‘s “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show,” one more victory will solidify himself as the next 185-pound title challenger:

LOWKICKMMA.COM - 2018-10-22 23:07:03

UFC 230: Sijara Eubanks gave Dana White a verbal beatdown, promises to do likewise to ‘disrespectful’ Joe Rogan

“I tweeted him but didn’t tweet back. Joe knows who I am, he knows who I was before I said it. He didn’t have to say that on his blog. I thought it was disrespectful,” said Eubanks onThe MMA Hour.

MMAMANIA.COM - 2018-10-22 21:05:02

Daniel Cormier says he could keep UFC light heavyweight title if he loses to Derrick Lewis

In Cormier’s mind, though, he is only being stripped because he has no current plans to defend the 205-pound belt. If he loses the heavyweight strap to Lewis, that could all change.

MMA FIGHTING - 2018-10-22 13:00:02

UFC ‘Moncton’ Clash: Villante Vs. Herman!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight brawlers Gian Villante and Ed Herman will throw down this Saturday (Oct. 27, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 138 inside Avenir Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

MMAMANIA.COM - 2018-10-22 23:00:02

Brian Ortega: UFC has a replacement fighter for Max Holloway at UFC 231

“Like I said, I don’t care. As long as it’s for the real featherweight title, then count on me on being there.”

BLOODY ELBOW - 2018-10-22 15:00:02

Sijara Eubanks says she ‘screamed at Dana White’ over losing title shot at UFC 230

The 125-pound division was expected to crown it’s inaugural champion atThe Ultimate Fighter 26 FinalewhenSijara EubanksandNicco Montanosquared off in the tournament finals. However, Eubanks was eventually pulled from the title fight after struggles with her weight cut. Montaño later went on to win t

MMA FIGHTING - 2018-10-22 21:00:01

Cynthia Calvillo Expects Fight With Tatiana Suarez En Route To The UFC Title

Having spent time on the sidelines, Calvillo has watched a number of other strawweight contenders come to the fore. With Tatiana Suarez going on to defeat Calvillo’s former opponent Esparza, the Team Alpha Male fighter now sees Suarez as one of the top contenders in the division and a likely future

MMANYTT.COM - 2018-10-22 21:03:43