Benson Henderson nearing clean bill of health, wants return at UFC Seoul
Benson Henderson isn't yet ready to return, but he's getting close. The former UFC lightweight champion is "on the verge" of being medically cleared from the injury he suffered in May, MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported Wednesday on UFC Tonight.
Henderson (22-5) has been sidelined since removing his name from a planned bout against Michael Johnson at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale. Henderson attributed the withdrawal to injury, but repeatedly declined to elaborate on the nature of the damage, stating only that "it was in [the] area" of his eye.
Dominick Cruz: 'I could be Duane Ludwig's coach, straight up'
Dominick Cruz is no stranger to the nasty vernacular of the fight game. After all, for much of the past four years there's been plenty of halfwits on social media ready to remind Cruz about his injuries or his precipitous fall from UFC bantamweight champion to sideline fixture. Cruz has stayed largely silent during the process, but that doesn't mean he's lost his edge.
John Dodson: Jon Jones 'wasn't the perfect angel that everyone thought he was to be'
Dodson, Jones' teammate at Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA in Albuquerque, N.M., said there was a bit of a misconception about Jones early in his career, which was fostered by Jones himself.
"He just wasn't the perfect angel that everyone thought he was to be," Dodson said at a UFC 191 media lunch Wednesday in Downtown LA. "You guys keep on thinking that he's supposed to be like Hannah Montana, but really he was Miley Cyrus."
'WSOF 24: Fitch vs. Okami' slated for Oct. 17 in Connecticut
Yushin Okami’s welterweight debut will come against another UFC vet when he and Jon Fitch headline WSOF 24 on Oct. 17.
WSOF President Ray Sefo confirmed the plans with MMAjunkie.
In addition to Okami (30-9) vs. Fitch (26-7-1), WSOF 24 also features heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov (12-1) vs. Derek Mehmen (19-6). Additionally, lightweight Nick Newell (12-1) is slated for the card.
WSOF 24 takes place Oct. 17 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. The main card is expected to air on NBCSN following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier headlines UFC Fight Night 77 in Dublin
In what will be just his third promotional outing, Joseph Duffy is slated to face fellow lightweight Dustin Poirier in a headlining bout for the UFC’s fall return to Ireland.
Duffy (14-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), who recently defeated Ivan Jorge via first-round submission at UFC Fight Night 72 in Glasgow, has been matched with Poirier (18-4 MMA, 10-3 UFC) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 77, which takes place at Dublin’s 3Arena on Oct. 24. The entire card is expected to stream on UFC Fight Pass.