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What do Benson Henderson, Georges St-Pierre and Jon Fitch have in common? None of those three fighters have finished an opponent in three or more years. What do Benson Henderson, Georges St-Pierre and Jon Fitch NOT have in common? Henderson is the only one of those fighters that MMA people don’t complain about always going the distance in fights. Interesting, isn’t it? There are reasons for this,...Read more »
For the past several years, Gilbert Melendez has been considered the best lightweight outside of the UFC. As Strikeforce became less and less relevant under the Zuffa banner, talk focused on possible matchups for Melendez and top lightweights in the UFC. But since the calendar turned to 2012, the former Strikeforce champion (21-2) has fought one time -- a split decision win over Josh Thomson on...Read more »
There was a time when Anthony Pettis was the next lightweight to get a shot at UFC's 155-pound title. OK, there were three times. And now he's finally get that title shot, only it will come in the featherweight division. Still, the latest poll results (which are less scientific than a VHS tape from 1986) indicate you want to see him fight Ben Henderson, too. Who will get the next lightweight title...Read more »
There's a certain ceremonial dance that occurs at UFC post-fight news conferences. Members of the assembled media take the lead and ask who so and so will fight next, and UFC president Dana White says he doesn't like to make fights right after a night of fights. It seems like a silly song and dance, but sometimes, someone bumps into the DJ table and the song changes. After UFC 156, White...Read more »