Found February 15, 2013 on With Leather:
While the Renen Barão fight that we all want to see involves Dominick Cruz, who will be sidelined for most of 2013 with a torn ACL, we could do a lot worse than watching Barão face off against Michael McDonald tomorrow at UFC on Fuel 7, live from London at 3 PM ET. At just 22-years old, McDonald has the chance to become the youngest champion in UFC history, and while people want to make sure that we point out that it’s just an interim title, we wouldn’t want to crap on the kid’s accomplishment in the event that he does win.Aside from the main event, though, Saturday’s card is filled with some young, exciting talent, and I’d love to talk at great length about the potential of guys like Jimi Manuwa, Dustin Poirier and Ryan Jimmo – as they should offer us exciting fights – I’m focused on one guy and one guy only – Gunnar Nelson.Yes, the Icelandic fighter has won 10 consecutive fights, including his UFC debut at UFC on Fuel 5 in Nottingham last September, dating back to his MMA debut in...

Dana: If Cruz Gets Hurt Again He Should Consider Retiring

In the media frenzy yesterday Dana White talked about his Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz. “I mean, if he starts training again and gets another injury that’s going to take him out for a year, and I hate to even say this about the kid since he’s a really good kid, but he should seriously probably look at retiring.” Let’s hope the Champ can stay healthy in his rehab...

Dana White thinks that if Cruz is set back with another bad injury, he should consider retiring

19-1 Dominick Cruz has been the face of the bantamweight division in the UFC and WEC for the better part of half a decade now, with his only loss coming from a Urijah Faber guillotine for the WEC featherweight title back in 2007. When he made the transition to the UFC, the then 25-year-old continued on his path of domination, defeating Urijah Faber to retain the bantamweight belt...

Renan Barao Defends His Interim Title, Wants Cruz Next

Interim bantamweight champ Renan Barao successfully defends his title against Michael McDonald with a fourth round submission victory.  Barao used his superior strength and wrestling to beat the 22 year old McDonald and finished him with an arm triangle choke with a minute left in the fourth round.  Immediately after the fight Barao wished current champion Dominick Cruz a speedy...

Playing Matchmaker: 5 Fights To Make After UFC on Fuel TV 7

The UFC returned to London on Saturday night for another great night of fights that featured several exciting bouts that surely sent the crowd home satisfied. With several Brits picking up impressive wins and a couple of underdogs managing to beat the odds, there are some interesting prospective bouts to discuss in this edition of ‘Playing Matchmaker’.  Here are the fights...
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