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Not cut, just mad. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight Nate Diaz, who was rocked and socked by Rafael dos Anjos earlier this month in Phoenix, Arizona (watch it), has not been released from his ZUFFA contract, despite a recent post on social media that had some of his fans sweating bullets. when u do everything they tell u and still get released that's fuked up .. #lettemstay #T... http://t.co/s6dkgCwCU9 pic.twitter.com/N8r0nCFnl3 — Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) December 20, 2014 When read news >>

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Elias Silverio wants to stand out in a crowded UFC lightweight division. To do that, he knows he must defeat high-profile opponents, which is why he eventually wants to fight Nate Diaz.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Following his split from Bellator, things have been a little more difficult for Ryan Quinn, but things are going well heading into his Titan FC debut on Friday. 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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Top lightweight competitor Khabib Nurmagomedov explains why Americans will soon fear the growing Russian contingency of fighters. It is hard to deny that there has been a recent surge of talent coming out of Russia and the surrounding region. Apart from Khabib Nurmagomedov's impressive streak in the lightweight division, fighters out of Russia, Dagestan, the Chechen Republic and other parts of the Caucasus continue to make a splash in the MMA scene. Many of these fighters, including Rustam Khabi read news >>

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Lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis hopes to fight 3 times in 2015, starting in early Spring. The UFC lightweight division's reigning king, Anthony Pettis may have only fought three times in the last two years, but moving forward, he plans on getting in three fights in 2015, and wants his first bout to be in early spring. In an interview with UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani, Pettis' manager, Mike Roberts stated that "Showtime" would like to fight in either March or April, with an immediate turnarou read news >>

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Former Strikeforce lightweight crowd favorite, Conor Heun tweets about his experience with Zuffa via Twitter. Over the last few weeks, the UFC brand has been taking fire over some controversial issues, namely the Reebok deal, CM Punk's strange signing and the class action lawsuit being filed. With more and more fighters popping up on various forms of social media, podcast interviews and forum posts, a strong case is being made with fans that might have been on the fence about who to support, the 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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Frankie Edgar's UFC Lightweight title run lived and died by the caught leg take down, watch this video and learn how he does it. read news >>

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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has fought only three times in the last two years, including his title defense against Gilbert Melendez at UFC 181 on Dec. 6. Not that Pettis likes taking time off. A series of injuries and circumstances have led to his relative inactivity, a fact that Pettis bemoaned leading up to UFC 181. Pettis has made it know he wants to stay active going forward. In fact, Pettis's manager Mike Roberts told UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani that if the champ has it his way, read news >>

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UFC lightweight standout, Gray Maynard discusses getting back to his roots with the Grapple at the Garden event, his new 8 fight deal with the UFC, and the resurgence of the Xtreme Couture camp as a serious force to be reckoned with. While professional MMA is still illegal in New York, there is an alternative to see some well-known names in the sport compete at one of the most iconic sports arenas in the world, Madison Square Garden. This Sunday afternoon will mark the third annual Grapple at th read news >>

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Former lightweight champion Sean Sherk wants in on the class action lawsuit against the UFC. The biggest story in Mixed Martial Arts today has been about a massive class action lawsuit that could potentially cost the UFC hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. Bloody Elbow's Brent Brookhouse and John Nash were first to report on the topic, stating that several current and former UFC fighters will be involved in the case backed by multiple large firms that the UFC won't be able to 'out spend' read news >>

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