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The UFC's featherweight division lost a top-10 fighter Thursday, as No. 6-ranked Dustin 'The Diamond' Poirier announced he will move up to lightweight in an attempt to fight closer to his natural weight. Poirier made the announcement on Twitter, where he responded to a fan asking if he was planning to move to the 155-pound division with a simple "Yes." Then, MMAFighting.com reached out to Poirier via text message, and he revealed more about the situation. "I'm big," Poirier said. "The cut made m read news >>

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The #6 ranked UFC featherweight in Dustin Poirier is moving back up to lightweight. After 3 years and 11 fights at 145 lbs, Dustin Poirier has decided to move back up to the lightweight division. Currently the #6 ranked featherweight, Poirier has been competing at the weight class since he made his UFC debut in 2011. As he announced the news on his twitter account, 'the Diamond' will head back to 155 lbs, where he has competed earlier on his career, up until his WEC days in 2010. The 25-year-old read news >>

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Dustin Poirier's featherweight days are over. The former 145-pound contender confirmed to MMAFighting.com that he has decided to resume his fighting career as a lightweight. "I'm big," he wrote via text message. "The cut made me hate the process of getting ready for a fight. I was focused on how to make weight instead of how to beat my opponent. It's sucks to drop out of the rankings, but it has to be done. I'm 180 right now and in great shape." Poirier most recently lost via first-round TKO to read news >>

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Dustin Poirier is moving up in the world ... literally. After a pretty successful run as a featherweight contender, the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) import is headed back to the 155-pound weight class, following what he described as a string of "brutal" weight cuts, which is to be expected when you walk around at 180 pounds. "The Diamond" announced the plans on Twitter. "@FrigUrself: @DustinPoirier are you moving up to LW?" Yes — The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) December 19, 2014 "@andrewhepburn read news >>

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Eleven-time UFC veteran Dustin Poirier is heading to the promotion’s lightweight division.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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PHOENIX – For an Olympic gold medalist wrestler, Henry Cejudo certainly didn’t mind standing and trading punches with Dustin Kimura for three rounds. In a surprising strategy, Cejudo (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) shunned the grappling game almost entirely in favor of (...) read news >>

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Henry Cejudo was fast-tracked into the UFC based on the strength of his wrestling credentials . But when the 2008 Olympic gold medalist finally made his Octagon debut Saturday, he showed off his skills as a versatile striker instead. Cejudo rarely needed to use his wrestling and spent 15 minutes using Dustin Kimura as target practice in a bantamweight bout at UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix. The judges' scores were 30-27 across the board. "I don't want people to think I'm a wrestler," Cejudo said. "I d read news >>

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Watch Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz full fight video highlights from UFC Fight Night 57's main event above, courtesy of FOX Sports.UFC Fight Night 57: Edgar vs. Swanson took place November 22, 2014 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Edson Barboza (19-5-1) collided against Bobby Green (10-9-1) in the night's fifth fight on the main card, which aired live on FOX Sports 1. Catch the video highlights above.For more on UFC Fight Night 57, check out the UFC Fight Night 57 results. read news >>

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Last night (Sat., Nov. 22, 2014), Joseph Benavidez and Dustin Ortiz went to war at UFC Fight Night 57 inside Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Even though Ortiz gamely remained in the fight, Benavidez mauled his opponent for three rounds. Find out how below! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweights Joe Benavidez and Dustin Ortiz battled over a position in the Top 10 rankings last night (Sat, Nov. 22, 2014) at UFC Fight Night 57 inside Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Though Benavid read news >>

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Top UFC flyweight Joseph Benavidez reminded the combat sports community why he's still ranked No. 2 at 125 pounds after putting the screws to Dustin Ortiz for three rounds at Saturday night's (Nov. 22, 2014) UFC Fight Night 57 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1 from inside the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas (recap). For more UFC Fight Night 57 results and play-by-play click here. read news >>

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AUSTIN, Texas – Joseph Benavidez did it again. The question will continue to be, where is it getting him?Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

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Check out the video highlights from flyweight contenders Joseph Benavidez and Dustin Ortiz from UFC Fight Night 57. read news >>

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AUSTIN, Texas – Joseph Benavidez dominated Dustin Ortiz from bell to bell, but it was certainly no walk in the park.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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