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ONE FC welterweight champion, Ben Askren weighs in on the controversy swirling around the Roufusport fight team. Over the last several days, former members of the Roususport fight team have spoken out against head coach, Duke Roufus in the wake of investigative reports by the Milwaukee Sentinel-Journal following the March death of amateur kickboxer Dennis Munson, Jr. Among those to speak out are former UFC roster members Pat Barry and Eric Schafer and current WMMA star, Rose Namajunas. On the ot read news >>

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He’s the highest-ranked welterweight not in the UFC, and according to company president Dana White, it’s likely to stay that way.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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The UFC president is confident that his prodigal welterweight superstar will return to the Octagon. Long-time UFC Welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre renounced his belt and walked away from the sport late in 2013 following a controversial split-decision win over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167. Since then he's torn his ACL and has just begun training again. While GSP has been vocal regarding his uncertainty about returning to the UFC, his former boss Dana White is more confident. At yesterday's UFC: read news >>

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Welterweight contenders Kelvin Gastelum and Tyron Woodley will serve as the co-main event to Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz on January 31st in Las Vegas. It didn't take too long for Kelvin Gastelum to find his next opponent. Fresh off of his victory over Jake Ellenberger at UFC 180, Gastelum once again assumes the role of co-main event on a PPV as he takes on Tyron Woodley at UFC 183 in Las Vegas. Gastelum confirmed the news via Twitter: No days off! T-Woodley vs KG January 31st in MGM GRAND #OnAm read news >>

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Kelvin Gastelum put the entire welterweight division on notice with his dominant showing over Jake Ellenberger at UFC 180, and now he'll look to do it again. The undefeated 23-year-old is scheduled to fight Tyron Woodley on Jan. 31 in the co-main event of UFC 183, promotion officials announced Tuesday. A Mexican-American who won TUF 17 as a season-long underdog, Gastelum (10-0) blew the doors off Ellenberger last Saturday en route to a first-round submission in the co-main event of the UFC's ina read news >>

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Kelvin Gastelum's 1st round stoppage of Jake Ellenberger at UFC 180 was enough to convince the UFC rankings panel that he is a top 10 welterweight. I'm sounding like a broken record here, but this was yet another UFC PPV lacking in ranked fighters, with only the top 3 fights on the main card plus Jessica Eye vs. Leslie Smith on the prelims featuring at least one fighter in the top 15. Eye/Smith evidently didn't change either woman's position in the bantamweight order, but the co-main event betwe read news >>

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Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is still undecided on whether he'd like to return to mixed martial arts competition or not. The question has been asked many times already, and it looks like we're no closer to an answer. Former UFC welterweight champion and top PPV draw Georges St-Pierre stepped away from the sport around a year ago for a variety of reasons, and people have been wondering since day one if he'd come back. He then suffered an ACL injury in training which put the read news >>

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A welterweight fight between Matt Brown and Tarec Saffiedine has been given the five-round main event treatment, as the UFC confirms its place as the February 14th headlining act in Broomfield, Colorado. Originally rumored for a co-main event spot in Sweden, the UFC has moved Matt Brown versus Tarec Saffiedine to the US. During the promotion's "Time is Now" press conference in Las Vegas, Brown vs. Saffiedine was made official for a February 14th Fight Night card in Broomfield, Colorado. The nigh read news >>

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Welterweights Matt Brown and Tarec Saffiedine will headline the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Feb. 14 visit to Broomfield, Colo. read news >>

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Matt Brown is going to fight fellow welterweight contender Tarec Saffiedine, but it won’t be on the date he originally expected. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

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Former longtime UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has been on a self-imposed hiatus from the sport for nearly a full year, but he's still unsure of whether a return to the Octagon is happening. In an interview with MMA Canada on Saturday, "Rush" also makes a prediction for Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler II at UFC 181 next month (transcription per MMA Fighting). I don't know if I will go back to competition. That's why I didn't call it 'a retirement,' I called it 'a break' because I read news >>

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