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By skipping immediate rematch, UFC renews excitement for Hendricks vs. Lawler

(This story appears in today’s edition of USA TODAY.)

After coming up short in his first bid for an UFC title earlier this year, a disappointed Robbie Lawler ambled into the UFC 171 post-fight press conference and assessed his losing effort against new welterweight champ Johny Hendricks in the blunt style fans have come to expect from him. 543 more words

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Joe Silva’s Shoes: What next for UFC on FOX 12’s winners?

UFC on FOX 12 was dubbed the “biggest UFC fight card in network television history,” and while that may be debatable, Saturday’s show at San Jose’s SAP Center certainly delivered. 1,124 more words

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Verbal Submission: What we learned from UFC on Fox 12

by E. Marcel Pourtout, Editor

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Here’s what we learned from UFC on Fox 12 last Saturday: 481 more words

Robbie Lawler Poised For Another Title Shot

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Robbie Lawler believes he’s ready for another shot at the UFC welterweight championship he let slip through his hands four months ago. 645 more words

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Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown, and a history of MMA slugfests

(This story appears in today’s edition of USA TODAY.)

It’s a funny how, for a sport that prides itself on the wide array of skills it requires, MMA still prizes a good old-fashioned slugfest above all else. 788 more words

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UFC champ Johny Hendricks skeptical of GSP's strength gains, 'torn' on Lawler-Brown

UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks can point to one reason why he thinks a rematch with now-retired titleholder Georges St-Pierre is in the future.

St-Pierre, Hendricks recently told MMAjunkie Radio, is still a consistent presence in the media, despite formally retiring in December. 697 more words

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Chris Weidman Not Intersted in Facing Johny Hendricks in Super Fight, Contemplates Facing Jon Jones Instead

Newly crowned UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks has recently an expressed interest in facing UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in a potential super fight. Whilst Hendricks may be entertained by the idea, UFC President Dana White was quick to shut the idea down, stating that Hendricks still has a lot of work to do in the welterweight before challenging Weidman. 369 more words

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