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Dana White Denies Claims From Poirier and Diaz of a 165-pound Title Fight at UFC 230

The Ultimate Fighting Championship still doesn’t have a main event announced for their New York event in November at UFC 230, but it isn’t for lack of vocal volunteers.
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Midnight Mania! Dana Denies Nate Diaz’ ‘Superfighter’ Title Fight Claims

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Nate Diaz claimed tonight that he is headlining UFC 230, and fighting for a title in a new weight class- the 165-lb. “superfighter devision”.

I’m Happy to announce that I’m bringing a new weight devision to the Ufc

I’ll be fighting the main event November 3rd in nyc against Dustin Poirier for the first ever 165lb belt superfighter devision

I’m happy to be apart of history @ufc @danawhite

Dana White was quick to deny reports, according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. Apparently the UFC boss is against having fun.

Dustin Poirier had already been calling for the bout, and fully supported Diaz’ news. A 165-lb. weight class is one of the few additional weight classes that makes sense; welterweight and lightweight are two of the UFC’s deepest divisions. As it is right in the center of the bell curve for the weight of the average male, that weight range will never lack for men’s MMA talent. Fighters like Kevin Lee have previously called for such a weight class.

It might be rushed, but the timing would be convenient on a number of levels. The winner would naturally have an opportunity to call out the winner of McGregor-Nurmagomedov — if that ends up being McGregor, he would have the unprecedented opportunity to face a fighter he’s previously beaten for a third title. And surely it can’t be worse than ANOTHER interim title. I mean… come on. At the very least, just make Poirier-Diaz a five-round non-title main event. Market it as the lineal violent-weight title fight.

Fighters have lined up supporting the idea.


Daniel Cormier and AKA coach Javier Mendez working with Khabib Nurmagomedov ahead of UFC 229

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Conor McGregor in comic book form

Why does Donald Cerrone always do this to himself?

So true

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Anthony Pettis in training for his pivotal UFC 229 showdown with Tony Ferguson on October 6

Gi chokes are endless.

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When your single-leg takedown becomes a matter of life and death.

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Light Heavyweights ‘Shogun’ Rua, Tyson Pedro to Clash at UFC Fight Night 142 in Adelaide

A light heavyweight contest pitting Mauricio Rua against Tyson Pedro has been added to the UFC Fight Night 142 lineup.
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Light Heavyweights ‘Shogun’ Rua, Tyson Pedro to Clash at UFC Fight Night 142 in Adelaide

A light heavyweight contest pitting Mauricio Rua against Tyson Pedro has been added to the UFC Fight Night 142 lineup.
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Poirier Wants 165-Pound Title Fight Vs. Diaz At UFC 230

Tickets for the upcoming UFC 230 pay-per-view (PPV) event — which is set to go down on Nov. 3, 2018 inside Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y. — are set to go on sale tomorrow (Weds., Sept. 26, 2018).

The problem? The promotion has yet to officially announce a headlining title fight, with UFC president Dana White recently saying Jon Jones would not be headline the card in his much-anticipated return to action after receiving a very lenient sentence by United States Anti Doping Agency (USADA).

Plus, the rest of the champions are either booked or hurt.

According to Dustin Poirier, however, the promotion already has a championship-caliber fight taking place at the event, as he took to Twitter to make his case to the promotion to make his bout against Nate Diaz for the 165-pound title.

Of course, that belt has yet-to-be introduced. But what better place to do it than “The Big Apple?”

While the idea of adding new weight classes into the mix has been floated for quite some time, Dana White and Co. aren’t too interested in doing so at the moment. Largely because of this.

Poirier and Diaz are set to co-headline the event as it stands, and are set to fight in the lightweight division. “The Diamond” could be in line to fight for the 155-pound strap with a win, but he’s more interested in vying for a UFC title sooner, rather than later.

Are you digging Dustin’s proposal?

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Herb Dean Will Referee Mac-Eagle Title Fight

Longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) referee Herb Dean will officiate the upcoming Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov lightweight title fight, which tops the UFC 229 pay-per-view (PPV) fight card (see it), scheduled for Sat., Oct. 6, 2018 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

That’s according to a unanimous vote by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) on Tuesday, which also named Derek Cleary, Sal D’Amato, and Junichiro Kamijo as cageside judges for what is expected to be the most watched event in the promotion’s history.

While “Big” John McCarthy was the third man inside the Octagon for McGregor’s last two bouts, UFC 229 will mark the sixth time Dean has reffed a “Notorious” fight. His last appearance was the Irishman’s upset loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 196, also in Las Vegas.

Hopefully Dean will not be a factor in McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov, considering the stakes. A clean finish, or even a lopsided decision win is welcome in any contest, but the last thing anyone wants after all this hype is an early stoppage or controversial call.

Fingers crossed.

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Referee, Judges Selected for Nurmagomedov-McGregor Title Fight at UFC 229

Veteran official Herb Dean will be the third man in the cage when Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor square off in the UFC 229 headliner.
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Stephen Thompson Eyeing Fight With Robbie Lawler Early Next Year

Fans will have to wait to see the next title fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight division after the champ Tyron Woodley was forced to withdraw from his fight with Colby Covington due to a thumb injury he suffered in his win over Darren Till. However, there could be another high profile welterweight bout joining them in early 2019 between former champion and knockout artist Robbie Lawler and two-time title challenger Stephen Thompson.
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Alexander Gustafsson Campaigning for Title Fight Rematch With Jon Jones

Last week, Jon Jones was given a ruling by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and a time table to make his long-awaited return to the Octagon, and one familiar name promptly offered to welcome him back.
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KSW Flyweight Champ Ariane Lipski to Make Octagon Debut at UFC Fight Night in Buenos Aires

One of the world’s top female flyweights will make her UFC debut in November.
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