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  1. Lamas deserves chance to test Aldo

    Franklin McNeil

    The manner in which Jose Aldo successfully defended his featherweight title on Aug. 3 at UFC 163 against Chan Sung Jung wasn't memorable. There were a few slightly tense moments, but Aldo was never in any serious danger. Folks were expecting an a...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  2. Jose Aldo makes weight, 'confident' for Chan Sung Jung bout

    Franklin McNeil

    If featherweight champion Jose Aldo felt any anxiety over defending his title in Brazil for the first time as that nation's lone reigning lineal titleholder, he showed no sign of it Friday during the UFC 163 weigh-ins.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2013
  3. 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
  4. UFC 163 -- Jose Aldo defeats Chan Sung Jung with 4th round TKO

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC 163: Jose Aldo vs. Chan Sung Jung

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2013
  5. Desire to be champ again fueling Edgar

    Franklin McNeil

    It is being said that this is do-or-die time for Frankie Edgar, a must-win situation for his mixed martial arts career. Edgar, however, would beg to differ -- somewhat. Currently riding a three-fight losing skid (all title bouts), Edgar is in ser...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Ronda Rousey wants 'to earn' her belt

    Franklin McNeil

    She will walk into the Honda Center arena in Anaheim, Calif., on Feb. 23 to defend a title belt she neither asked for nor wanted. Women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey makes her Octagon debut in the main event at UFC 157. She will face Liz Ca...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. UFC 156 proves nothing is a given in MMA

    Franklin McNeil

    LAS VEGAS -- It's never a fighter's intent to give his opponent extra motivation, unless of course you're heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem and you just don't respect the other guy. Lack of respect is almost certain to serve as extra motivat...

    Blog | February 03, 2013
  15. Aldo turns back Edgar, upset epidemic

    Franklin McNeil

    LAS VEGAS -- UFC 156 was turning into a showcase for upsets when featherweight champion Jose Aldo stepped in the Octagon to face former lightweight titleholder Frankie Edgar. Heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem showed no respect for Antonio Si...

    Blog | February 03, 2013
  16. Edgar fighting for more than personal gain

    Franklin McNeil

    LAS VEGAS -- Training for his featherweight debut against titleholder Jose Aldo involved blood, sweat and a bit more tears than usual for Frankie Edgar. This camp was nothing like any the former UFC lightweight champion had ever experienced. His ...

    Blog | February 01, 2013