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After a rough outing in his recent featherweight title fight for Titan FC, Steven Siler is planning a change. Filed under: News read news >>

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Desmond Green defeated Steven Siler at Titan FC 32 to win the promotion's featherweight championship. read news >>

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BARUERI, Brazil -- UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo wants more money. Coming off an epic five-round title defense against Chad Mendes in the main event of UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro in October, Aldo host a Q&A before the official UFC Fight Night 58 weigh-ins in Barueri, Brazil, and once again asked for better salaries for MMA fighters. When asked about the money UFC and other MMA promotions pay their athletes in comparison to what the likes of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao make in boxin read news >>

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Jose Aldo is increasingly vocal about UFC fighter pay. The UFC featherweight champ—and one of the best two or three fighters in all of mixed martial arts—is again airing his grievances over what he perceives to be excessively low pay for UFC fighters, particularly when compared with their boxing counterparts. Aldo made the comments Friday during a Q&A session in Barueri, Brazil, where the UFC will hold UFC Fight Night 58 Saturday. The comments were originally reported by Portuguese-language site read news >>

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Add an important name to the list of those who want to see Conor McGregor as the next featherweight title challenger: the champ. UFC featherweight belt holder Jose Aldo said during a Q&A session in Brazil Friday that he hoped the fast-talking, hard-striking Irishman was next in line to face him for the title. "I hope he’s next because it would be a huge fight," Aldo said, according to a report from MMAFighting.com's Guilherme Cruz. "He’s a tough fighter, but we haven’t seen him against a top fiv read news >>

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Desmond Green capped off a seven-fight card featuring six unanimous decisions by capturing the vacant Titan Fighting Championships featherweight title. read news >>

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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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UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will answer questions from the fans during the UFC Fight Night 58 Q&A on Friday morning. The session is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. ET. read news >>

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The weigh-ins are complete for Friday's ONE FC 24 event, and all fighters on the card successfully hit their marks. "ONE FC 24: Dynasty of Champions" takes place at Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium in Beijing, China. The event will be the promotion's debut in China. read news >>

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Invicta FC featherweight champ Cris “Cyborg” Justino is giving up on plans to drop to 135 pounds to get a fight with UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. read news >>

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Any chance of Cris Cyborg vs. Ronda Rousey happening any time soon may very well be shot to pieces following confirmation from Cyborg that she's not going to cut to bantamweight. One of the biggest factors in getting UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey set up with a huge fight with #1 women's featherweight Cris Cyborg was whether or not Cyborg would drop to 135 lbs to fight Rousey. It's something that Rousey has demanded, even though Cyborg has never competed in the division. With her read news >>

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