The most anticipated light heavyweight rematch in UFC history will once again have to wait. On Wednesday, it was announced Alexander Gustafsson has to withdraw from his September 27 sequel against champion Jon Jones due to undisclosed injury.
If Chael Sonnen (pictured) was even remotely thinking of coming out of retirement, the former UFC middleweight top contender will have to wait at least two years to do so.
Just minutes after controversial middleweight Vitor Belfort (pictured) was granted his fight license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission during Wednesday's hearing, the UFC announced Belfort will challenge champion Chris Weidman for his crown at UFC 181.
"UFC on FOX: Lawler vs. Brown" isn't getting much pub, perhaps fans are still drunk off Conor McGregor's Kool-Aid from last weekend, but the main card features some significant scraps.
Last week when the UFC announced Chris Cariaso (pictured) was getting next crack at Demetrious Johnson's flyweight title, most people's thought bubble probably read something like, "Huh?"
They both wanted it, and Tuesday the UFC granted the featherweights their wish. Conor McGregor (pictured) will face Dustin Poirier at UFC 178.
Despite winning seven straight scraps, six of which ending in highlight reel fashion, welterweight Matt Brown (pictured) continues to be overlooked as the division's next possible title contender - and he's none to pleased about it.
UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured) will make his first title defense when he battles Gilbert Melendez on December 6. That date is currently set for UFC 181 at a yet-to-be determined venue in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Scott Coker is bringing the band back together. On Monday, Bellator MMA announced the signings of welterweight Paul Daley (pictured) and Melvin Manhoef.
Now that the Conor McGregor hoopla has somewhat died down, let's take a look at the octagon's next show. "UFC on FOX: Lawler vs. Brown" goes down Saturday inside SAP Center in San Jose, California.
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