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Tristar Gym coach Firas Zahabi talks about the 165-pound division that involves a possible matchup between Georges St-Pierre and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

There have been loud talks about a new 165-pound division in the UFC. It had been brought up as a supposed stipulation for the would-be fight between Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz at UFC 230last November, only to be shut down by Dana White himself.

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The UFC’s first event of 2019 will see bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw move down to flyweight to challenge reigning 125 lbs king Henry Cejudo. It’s the first “champ vs. champ” fight in UFC history to feature someone moving down in weight, but if Dillashaw does prevail against Cejudo, he’s got his eyes fixated on challenging for the featherweight belt next.

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In the months following Khabib Nurmagomedov’s dominant victory against Conor McGregor at UFC 229, the Eagle’s popularity has continued to soar. After defeating McGregor by fourth round submission to cement his status as the undisputed UFC lightweight champion, the Dagestani native embarked on a victory tour around the world to celebrate his accomplishment. He also met with an array of controversial politicians and world leaders such as Russian president Vladimir Putin, Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov,and Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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Prior to the booking of his fight against Israel Adesanya, Anderson Silva talked about a rematch with Nick Diaz, and the current matchmaking trend in the UFC.

Prior to the finalization of his matchup against Israel Adesanya last November, Anderson Silva was leaning towards a rematch with Nick Diaz for his next fight. “The Spider” also expressed his problems with the current matchmaking trend in the UFC.

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The lineup for March 2nd’s UFC 235 pay-per-view looks absolutely fantastic thus far.

The UFC’s first Las Vegas show of 2019 is expected to feature two championship fights. UFC 235’s main event is supposed to be Jon Jones defending his light heavyweight belt vs. Anthony Smith, but Jones still needs to be licensed by the Nevada Athletic Commission on January 29th. It’s a risk that I’ve even written “UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith” in the title to be honest with you.

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It was expected that WWE-UFC superstar Brock Lesnar would return to the Octagon to challenge Daniel Cormier for the heavyweight title sometime in the new year. The wrestling powerhouse underwent USADA’s drug testing program and was tested five times in 2018. Lesnar is eligible to return to competition no earlier than Jan. 8 2019, but the former UFC heavyweight champion has one last obstacle to clear before he makes the walk to the cage.

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