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  • Conor McGregor warns UFC lightweights

    Elias Cepeda at Cagewriter14 hrs ago

    Conor McGregor made a move up the UFC featherweight rankings last Saturday at UFC 178 with a controversial KO win over Dustin Poirier, but the outspoken Irishman has other divisions on his mind as well.  "I'm definitely open to fighting at lightweight no doubt," he said after UFC 178.

    McGregor fought multiple times at lightweight before entering the UFC. Though he clearly feels that 145 pounds is a good weight for him to campaign at, "Notorious" says he also feels great at 155 pounds.

    "I don't like making this weight. I like fighting at lightweight. I fought at lightweight many times in my career," he explained.

    "I'm fast at lightweight. I come in refreshed at lightweight. It's a different camp. It's a different buildup when I'm fighting at lightweight than it is fighting at featherweight."

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  • [VIDEO] UFC champ Randy Couture on Dancing With the Stars

    Elias Cepeda at Cagewriter1 day ago

    We all knew Randy Couture could wrestle, fight and jam on the harmonica. Thanks to his appearance on Dancing With the Stars , we also now know that "The Natural" can dance.

    Check out the retired two-division UFC champion do some Rocky and Aladdin-inspired ballroom dancing (above) and go ahead and try to claim that he wasn't robbed in getting voted off, along with his professional dancer partner Karina Smirnoff  . Yeah, just like we thought - Randy tore it up and should have gone on to the next round.

    In case you're wondering, ballroom dancing, shirtless, with a red head likely several decades his junior is another +10 points for Randy on his path to becoming the world's most interesting man. Also, he's clearly gotten a lot better at dancing over the years...

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  • Delusional quote of the day: Vitor Belfort wants interim title

    Elias Cepeda at Cagewriter1 day ago

    Despite avoiding real regulation for two years by fighting internationally, and allowing his licensing in U.S. jurisdictions to lapse while using banned drug treatments,Vitor Belfort(24-10) was granted a middleweight title shot by the UFC. The UFC wanted the big middleweight title fight between Belfort and champion Chris Weidman (12-0) to take place in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas (where Belfort had already failed a drug test in 2006 by testing positive for a steroid. That failed drug test resulted in a suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission - NAC- that Belfort disregarded by fighting in the United Kingdom during it.), so the Nevada commission promptly administered a drug test to Belfort.

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  • Former champ Dominick Cruz next in line for UFC title shot

    Elias Cepeda at Cagewriter2 days ago

    The UFC men's bantamweight title landscape has seemed a bit complicated, of late. First, dominant champion Renan Barao lost his title to TJ Dillashaw, this year.

    Then, instead of the next shot going to Raphael Assuncao - who was set to face Barao before getting injured, and who also has a recent win over the new champ Dillashaw - Barao was rushed into a senseless immediate rematch that heultimately could not even make. Assuncao would certainly seem next in line for a crack at Dillashaw, except he's got a fight booked with Bryan Caraway this Saturday.

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