Welterweight contender Tarec Saffiedine discusses why he's been on the sidelines recently and when he expects to return. more
Saffiedine said he wanted a top five welterweight when he returns to action this September, so why not go straight to the top? After defeating Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC Fight Night 34 this past January in his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut, Tarec Saffiedine has been sitting on the sidelines with an upper body injury; one he declined to specify.
The unfortunate setback bounced "Sponge" from his scheduled fight against Jake Ellenberger at UFC 174 earlier this year.
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Rory MacDonald responds to fellow top ranked UFC welterweight Tarec Saffiedine, who recently called him out.
Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine is looking for another fight after successfully making his UFC debut earlier this year. He defeated Hyun Gyu Lim in an entertaining fight of the night performance, and as he looks for a top contender on his next bout, he recently called out Rory MacDonald.
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That folks, is proof that it never hurts to call someone out. Tarec Saffiedine recently took a shot and called out top welterweight contender Rory MacDonald for a fight inside the Octagon.
And it looks like it may have paid off.
Speaking to "UFC Tonight," MacDonald said he's all for a fight against the last man to hold the Strikeforce welterweight title, as long as UFC matchmakers concur that it gets him closer to his much-desired title shot.
"He thought the fight made sense for him but would le more
Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine is a man on a mission. After a successful UFC debut in January against Hyun Gyu Lim, Saffiedine has been looking to get back into the cage. He was initially expected to face Jake Ellenberger at UFC 172 in May, but had to withdraw due to injury.
'The Sponge', however, is feeling better and ready to get back to work. First up? If Saffiedine had his way, it'd be Rory MacDonald.
Saffiedine recently called out MacDonald on The MMA Hour. He tol more
Tarec Saffiedine is back in the gym and itching for a fight, and he’s got a name in mind: Rory MacDonald.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC more
UFC welterweight competitor Tarec Saffiedine has been on the sidelines since January but believes he will be fit to return to the octagon in September. Tarec Saffiedine may have been on the sidelines for the better part of the past six months, but he certainly is not looking for any warm-up fights when he makes his return to the octagon.
The former Strikeforce welterweight champion has been out of competition since a January win over Hyun Gyu Lim in Singapore. Twice the welterweight was slotted more
A welterweight contest between Rory MacDonald and Tarec Saffiedine is in the works for the Fight Night card in Halifax on October 4. Another important contest in the welterweight division will likely be slotted to take place in the fall, as Rory MacDonald and Tarec Saffiedine are expected to meet on the October 4 Fight Night card in Halifax.
UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani reported that he two notable welterweights are currently in preliminary talks to headline the event.
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It’s a new era for Bellator, and Douglas Lima is anxious to enter the cage as the welterweight champion.
The Brazilian striker, who won the vacant 170-pound title with a second-round victory over Rick Hawn in April, told MMAFighting.com he plans to return in action in October against the winner of Andrey Koreshkov vs. Adam McDonough tournament final, set to headline the Bellator 122 card on July 25.
"My next opponent will be the winner of this fight, and I think it’s going to be a good fight," L more