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SAN DIEGO - It's amazing how much a single phone call can completely change the stakes of a fistfight.
For the past few weeks, it was generally assumed that Strikeforce
lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez was taking part
in what amounted to a UFC qualification bout against sometimes
welterweight Jorge Masvidal.
But on a Thursday media conference call, UFC president Dana White
revealed Melendez would be staying put, win or lose. Has the rapid turn
of events proven distracting for Mel read news >>
Gilbert Melendez is no longer the big fish in the small pond. read news >>
- 2 years ago
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UFC fans will have to wait a little longer to see Gilbert Melendez inside the Octagon. read news >>
- 3 years ago
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The man prepared to promote a Nick Diaz boxing
contest now says the Strikeforce welterweight champion will not be
entering the squared circle anytime soon.
Don Chargin today announced via press release that Diaz has determined
it's in his "best interest to focus on his primary combat sport and
Chargin also referenced a potential "opportunity of a lifetime" for
Diaz, fueling further speculation of a pending matchup with UFC
welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. However read news >>
- 3 years ago
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Eddie Alvarez had a hotel room, but he decided to go home Wednesday and sleep in his own bed. read news >>
Former Bellator middleweight champion hector Lombard revealed on Wednesday afternoon that he had officially changed his nickname from ‘Lightning’ to ‘Showeather.’ It appears that Hector Lombard has undergone ‘significant transformation' as a professional athlete by changing his name from ‘Lightning' to ‘Showeather.'
The former Bellator middleweight champion took to Facebook to explain his reasons for changing the nickname. Hector "Lightning" Lombard and the brand has undergone a significant tran read news >>
As expected, Bellator MMA is restructuring its format next year to focus on superfights and “tentpole” events rather than tournaments, the promotion’s new president, Scott Coker, today told MMAjunkie.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News read news >>
Bec Rawlings hopes to represent Australia well on The Ultimate Fighter 20: Team Pettis vs. Team Melendez, which premiers on Fox Sports 1 on September 10. read news >>
But that's how he makes a living, so he doesn't have much choice.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White was finally able to lure former welterweight number one contender Nick Diaz back to the Octagon (sorry Walmart), after giving him an offer he couldn't refuse.
The UFC 183 main event opposite ex-middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
"The Spider" has also been riding the pine -- albeit for very different reasons -- and White is "pumped" to have him back, though he's not sure read news >>
Old habits die hard. Sometimes that can be a bad thing, but not in the case of UFC light heavyweight contender Ovince Saint Preux. For the former University of Tennessee football player... read news >>
Listen to or download today’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Gilbert Melendez, Brian Stann and Ana Julaton.Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, Radio, UFC read news >>