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What happened to the UFC light heavyweight division?

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, right, trades punches with Rashad

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The second biggest weight class in the UFC is looking mighty thin these days.

Once the most glamorous division in the world's most prominent mixed martial arts promotion, the UFC's light heavyweight division lacks depth. Part of that can be attributed to the normal ebb and flow of fighters (and sports in general), as well as the expansion of other weight classes.

Also, don't underestimate...

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Olympics not needed for MMA

Dan Henderson, top, punches Mauricio Rua during the

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MMA as we know and see it today does not need to be in the Olympics.

In between all the chatter this week after the International Olympic Committee announced it intends to drop wrestling from the Summer Games in 2020 resides the notion of MMA one day becoming an Olympic sport.

Sure, many of the sports that comprise mixed martial arts -- boxing, wrestling, judo, taekwondo -- are already...

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