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  1. TJ Grant can't wait to return

    Franklin McNeil

    TORONTO -- The years of hard work and believing that one day he'd get a world title shot, even during difficult times, had finally come to fruition for TJ Grant. He'd scaled the final hurdle on May 25 -- a first-round knockout of Gray Maynard. Th...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  2. With elbow OK, Bendo to resume training

    Franklin McNeil

    Former lightweight champion Benson Henderson suffered no structural damage to the right elbow that Anthony Pettis placed in an armbar during the first round of their title bout Aug. 31 at UFC 164 in Milwaukee. Henderson received the diagnosis from...

    Blog | September 07, 2013
  3. Pettis' toughest foe could be injury

    Franklin McNeil

    MILWAUKEE -- The hometown kid did good Saturday night as Anthony Pettis made it two title wins in a row over Benson Henderson with a first-round armbar submission. The first victory was sweet -- a unanimous decision in December 2010 to capture the...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  4. UFC 164 -- Anthony Pettis, Benson Henderson make weight lightweig...

    Franklin McNeil

    The long-awaited, highly anticipated lightweight title rematch between UFC champion Benson Henderson and top contender Anthony Pettis is now just hours away after each fighter made weight Friday at the Bradley Center.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  5. Henderson's MO: Just win, at any cost

    Franklin McNeil

    MILWAUKEE -- Lightweight champion Benson Henderson has successfully defended his UFC 155-pound title three times in a row. The only other fighter to accomplish that feat inside the Octagon is former lightweight titleholder BJ Penn. But as Henderso...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  6. Anthony Pettis: 'No more holding back'

    Franklin McNeil

    As lightweight champion Benson Henderson and top contender Anthony Pettis head into their showdown Saturday night at UFC 164 in Milwaukee, much attention has been paid to their 2010 WEC title bout. The fight was as an action-filled, closely contes...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  7. Lamas rooting (and gunning) for Aldo

    Franklin McNeil

    When Anthony Pettis went down with a knee injury in June -- an injury that forced him out of his UFC 163 featherweight title bout with champion Jose Aldo -- the promotion turned to Chan Sung Jung, rather than the consensus "next best thing," Ricardo ...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  8. Anthony Pettis to face Benson Henderson at UFC 164

    Franklin McNeil

    Top-ranked lightweight contender Anthony Pettis will face champion Benson Henderson at UFC 164 in Milwaukee on Aug. 31, promotion officials announced Friday night.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2013
  9. Knee injury forces Anthony Pettis out of title tilt vs. Jose Aldo...

    Franklin McNeil

    Top-ranked lightweight contender Anthony Pettis suffered a knee injury that has forced him out of an Aug. 3 featherweight title bout with champion Jose Aldo in Rio de Janeiro, UFC president Dana White announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  10. Jose Aldo would get UFC lightweight title shot with win over Anth...

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will earn a lightweight title shot with a victory over Anthony Pettis.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2013
  11. White: Aldo-Pettis title bout is still on

    Franklin McNeil

    While UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and his handlers said a title bout with lightweight contender Anthony Pettis was out of the question, promotion president Dana White begged to differ. Something had to give, but when White's involved in ...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  12. With no foe available, Mendes out of 157

    Franklin McNeil

    With less than two weeks before UFC 157, the promotion has scratched Chad Mendes from the bill due to lack of a viable opponent. Mendes initially expressed his doubts as to his participation on the Feb. 23 card via Twitter on Sunday. "Well g...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  13. Lamas laments title shot oversight

    Franklin McNeil

    It's easy to sympathize with highly ranked featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas. In his two most recent fights, he handily defeated two of the division's better fighters -- Hatsu Hioki and Erik Koch. But on Monday, when the UFC announced who wou...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  14. Anthony Pettis will drop to UFC featherweight to take on Jose Ald...

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC lightweight contender Anthony Pettis will drop a weight class and face featherweight champion Jose Aldo on Aug. 3, promotion president Dana White announced on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2013
  15. Trainer Roufus on Pettis' plan of attack

    Franklin McNeil

    Maybe it was a heat-of-the-moment thing for lightweight contender Anthony Pettis. Yeah; that's it. He just got caught up in the excitement Saturday night, as many of us did, while watching UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo defend against former 15...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  16. UFC on Fox 6 -- Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson defends flyweig...

    Franklin McNeil

    Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson outworked challenger John Dodson in the championship rounds to defends his flyweight title at UFC on Fox 6 in Chicago.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2013