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Undefeated welterweight Ryan LaFlare aims for an early 2015 fight with former middleweight and welterweight contender Demian Maia. Ryan LaFlare is 10-0 overall and 4-0 in the UFC, with wins over Santiago Ponzinibbio, Ben Alloway, Court McGee, and John Howard. An injury prevented him from facing Gunnar Nelson back in July, and it ultimately sidelined him for the rest of 2014. In an interview with MMA Fighting, LaFlare expressed interest in taking on Demian Maia once the New Yorker is cleared to c read news >>

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The ongoing argument over the next welterweight title shot. The continuing fallout from the UFC's signing of CM Punk. The class-action lawsuit against the UFC filed by veteran fighters. Oh, and what to make of Saturday night's main event between Lyoto Machida and C.B. Dollaway. There is no lack of discussion points in the mixed martial arts world as we barrel toward the holiday season, so let's jump right into another edition of Fightweets. Does Johny Hendricks or Rory MacDonald deserve the next read news >>

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Ryan LaFlare is on the comeback trail. The undefeated welterweight told MMAFighting.com recently that he is hoping to resume his UFC career in March following his second right ACL surgery. "I'm doing everything except sparring and wrestling," he said. "I see the doctor in January and hopefully [I'll] get the great light. "I feel great though." While he won't be offered a fight until he is medically cleared (or close to), LaFlare already has an opponent in mind: Demian Maia. Maia was recently med read news >>

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A welterweight matchup between Matt Dwyer and William Macario is the latest addition to next year’s newly announced UFC Fight Night 61 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Following six losses in nine fights, former Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Cody McKenzie has retired from mixed martial arts. read news >>

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UFC welterweight Mike Rhodes needs no time to remember the fight for which he was least prepared.Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, UFC read news >>

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The estimated pay-per-view (PPV) buys are in for UFC 181, which took place earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nevada. And they ain't too shabby. Headlined by the Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler 170-pound title fight, as well as the lightweight championship showdown between Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez, UFC 181 returned between 375,000 and 400,000 buys, according to MMA Fighting. UFC hasn't seen numbers like that since Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey did work last July. Considering the tepi read news >>

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The main event is set for next month’s RFA 22 event, and the welterweight title will be on the line. Filed under: AXS TV Fights, MMA Rumors, News read news >>

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Tell us you didn't see this one coming from 10 miles away ... Remember when it was "pretty impossible" to deny Rory MacDonald the next Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight title shot and that it would "absolutely, positively, without a doubt" take place in Canada? We do, mainly because company president Dana White made the now-hollow guarantee just two months ago moments after "Red King" (not a typo -- he has a new nickname, remember!) scored a third round (technical) knockout victo read news >>

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In an announcement that may pave the way for a blockbusting rubber match next year, UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald confirmed Wednesday that he is not the next challenger for new champion Robbie Lawler. The news came via broadcaster Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight, which airs on Fox Sports 1, and was later also reported by Damon Martin of Fox Sports: Rory MacDonald confirms that he will NOT be getting a title fight. The UFC informed him of this last week. — UFC Tonight (@UFCTonight) Decem read news >>

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Less than two months after he was promised the next UFC welterweight title shot in his native Canada, it appears now that Rory MacDonald won’t get the next crack at the gold.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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All signs point to a Lawler vs. Hendricks trilogy following news that Rory MacDonald won't be getting the next crack at the belt. Perhaps the real loser of the incredibly close rematch between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler was actually Rory MacDonald. Lawler eked out a split decision to become the UFC's welterweight champion, but the decision was controversial enough that the thought of a rubber match between the two men did run through Dana White's head. Rory MacDonald was supposed to be th read news >>

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Approximately two months ago, UFC President Dana White said that Rory MacDonald was the logical No. 1 contender in the welterweight division. read news >>

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Sorry, Rory MacDonald, but you're going to have to wait. The UFC welterweight contender was recently told by UFC brass that he will not get the next shot at the 170-pound title, according to "UFC Tonight." read news >>

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