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It’s hard to imagine the Donald Cerrone who outclassed Jeremy Stephens so thoroughly in the stand-up department on Tuesday night at UFC on Fuel 3 is the same “Cowboy” that Nate Diaz picked apart with strikes in his previous outing. In fact, Cerrone himself would tell you an imposter entered the Octagon last December against Diaz. Diaz’s dominant decision win still stings when Cerrone thinks about it as he made clear in an interview with Fuel TV shortly after his victory over Stephens
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Donald Cerrone “100% confident” he can beat Nate Diaz in a rematch
UFC lightweight Jeremy Stephens (20-7) is out to make history on Tuesday night when he mixes it up with Donald Cerrone (17-4) in a co-headlining clash at UFC on Fuel 3 .
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Jeremy Stephens aiming for a knockout against Donald Cerrone at UFC on Fuel 3
A little more than a year ago UFC lightweight Anthony Pettis was in position to challenge for the divisional strap. However, then-champion Frankie Edgar was booked in a rematch with Gray Maynard after the two fought to a Draw, forcing Pettis to choose between a period of inactivity or risking his go at the gold. “Showtime” bravely went with the latter, though his gamble ultimately backfired after he lost a decision to Clay Guida and saw his title-shot go up in smoke.
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Nate Diaz passes on Anthony Pettis, will wait for a title-shot
Three years ago, original Ultimate Fighter winner Diego Sanchez made a run at the lightweight title with wins over Joe Stevenson and Clay Guida before hitting a brick wall known as the best B.J. Penn the world had ever seen
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Diego Sanchez targeting Anthony Pettis for future fight
There had been talk of Anthony Pettis becoming the next challenger to UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo ’s reign atop the division. While Pettis shied away from that talk, saying his focus would be on 155 pounds, it looks like the 25-year old won’t be fighting anyone in any division for awhile. On this week’s episode of UFC Tonight it was reported that “Showtime” will have to have surgery to correct some undisclosed issues and will remain in the lightweight division upon his return later this spring or summer.
Earlier this week a report surfaced citing Anthony Pettis ’ manager as mentioning his client was weighing a drop down to 145 pounds with the possibility of facing Jose Aldo in the near future. However, the UFC lightweight has since spoken out on the matter, making it clear he has no plans to fight outside of his regular division even though he’s physically able to. “I’m not dropping to 145 to fight Aldo
It appears a top lightweight may be considering a move to 145 pounds and it’s NOT Frankie Edgar . On this week’s episode of UFC Tonight, correspondent Ariel Helwani confirmed Anthony Pettis is thinking about dropping down a weight class to face Jose Aldo for the featherweight title.
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Anthony Pettis open to drop down to featherweight division, fight with Jose Aldo
For the third consecutive time the UFC lightweight championship is set to be featured in an immediate rematch after it was revealed on Tuesday former title-holder Frankie Edgar will indeed receive a second shot at Benson Henderson as the result of a close fight the first time around at UFC 144 (in addition to a few other factors). The match-up has been confirmed by the UFC, and, though no specific date has been attached to the affair, the two are tentatively scheduled to scrap this summer. Edgar and Henderson turned in a Fight of the Night performance a few weeks ago in Japan where “Bendo” came away with the belt despite many feeling as though Edgar deserved to retain the gold he won from B.J.
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Frankie Edgar gets his wish, booked for bout with Benson Henderson this summer
An injury to Yves Edwards has knocked him out of a planned bout with Donald Cerrone for May 15 at UFC on Fuel 3 . However, it looks like the quality of the fight won’t dip much as stand-up stylist Jeremy Stephens has apparently agreed to take Edwards’ place
Like countless fans around the world, UFC President Dana White had his share of opinions on what was witnessed UFC 144 including thoughts on the main event between Benson Henderson-Frankie Edgar as well as the future of both men. White offered up his take on those matters, in addition to what he saw from Quinton Jackson , in a post-show interview on Fuel TV where he remained noncommittal regarding Henderson’s first title-defense