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Bibiano Fernandes says he negotiated with UFC, but never signed to fight at UFC 149

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The UFC bolstered its bantamweight division recently with the signing of Bibiano Fernandes (11-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC).

There was just one one problem, though. According to Fernandes, he never signed with the promotion.

Fernandes, according to UFC.com, was expected to face Roland Delorme next month at UFC 149 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. But the promotion recently removed Fernandes from that bout on the site – though as of late Tuesday morning, a fighter profile page for him still exists there.

"I would like to make perfectly clear the news concerning my involvement with the UFC," Fernandes said in a statement on his Facebook page. "It was announced that I, Bibiano Fernandes have been contracted to fight for the organization at UFC 149 which will take place in the city of Calgary on the 21st of July. I would like to make it clear that I am not a UFC athlete as I did not sign any contract with the UFC organization."


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Post #1   6/12/12 3:14:32PM   

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whoops, guess there is already another thread on this.

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Post #2   6/12/12 3:46:30PM