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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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Former Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran is slated to return to action on Feb. 27, 2015 against Daniel Weichel in the co-main event of Bellator 133, promotional officials announced Monday. A two-time Bellator champion, Curran (20-6) forfeited his belt for a second time this past Sept. when he dropped a unanimous decision to Patricio Freire in a rematch of the pair's 2013 meeting. He'll now look to get back on track against Weichel (34-8), a longtime veteran who captured season 10's feat read news >>

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Bellator MMA Season 8 featherweight tournament winner Magomedrasul Khasbulaev has been released by the promoter after a lengthy struggle with visa issues. read news >>

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A featherweight matchup between Pat Curran and Daniel Weichel and a women’s contest between Julia Budd and Talita Nogueira are the latest additions to Bellator 133.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

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UFC featherweight contender Conor McGregor seems a bit torn over the promotion's decision to allow a retired professional wrestler with no competitive experience whatsoever to compete alongside him in the sport's premier organization. McGregor understands the appeal of wrangling the elusive and dreaded 'casual fan,' but would have preferred for 36-year-old CM Punk to first prove himself elsewhere. "I don't have no problem with it," McGregor told Severe MMA. "If you bring something with you to th read news >>

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Rousimar Palhares submitted Jon FItch in the main event by kneebar to retain the welterweight title, while Lance Palmer became the new WSOF featherweight champion after submitting Rick Glenn in the third round by rear-naked choke. Rousimar Palhares has taken yet another fighter's leg home for a trophy in his career. At World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 16, which took place last Sat. night (Dec. 13, 2014) in Sacramento, Calif., the leg-lock assassin added the newest one to his mantle by submitting read news >>

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WSOF crowned a new featherweight champion on Saturday after Lance Palmer tapped out former titleholder Rick Glenn in Saturday’s WSOF 16 co-headliner.Filed under: News, Videos, WSOF read news >>

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LAS VEGAS – Charles Oliveira has struggled to reach the featherweight limit in three of his last six scheduled appearances, but “Do Bronx” said he isn’t even considering a move back to lightweight, where his UFC career began.Filed under: News, UFC (...) read news >>

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Back to the cage after a three-year hiatus in 2013, Brazilian featherweight Chinzo Machida has signed a deal with Bellator MMA. Chinzo Machida, who turns 38 years old in March, has signed a multi-fight deal with Scott Coker’s promotion, and expects to make his debut around April or May of 2015. Tatame first reported the signing, and Machida confirmed the news to MMAFighting.com. "I signed with them," Machida said. "I underwent a shoulder surgery a month ago and I’m still recovering. I believe (I read news >>

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