Raquel Pennington dealing with hypothyroidism, came down from 170
Raquel Pennington has cut weight 26 times, but lately has been dealing with hypothyroidism, and missed today by 2 pounds, forfeiting 20 percent of her purse. "I stay in shape. ... I have the Mexi-roll, is what I like to call it, but with how hard I train, I should actually be like a walking anatomy chart. … [Hypothyroidism] is one of those things to where you develop it and, obviously, being an athlete and constantly playing with the weight and stuff, we’re just trying to find a way to fine-tune it and what truly works for me. And since it’s something so new, we haven’t exactly fine-tuned it. There was a time in this camp where I actually started at 170, I was dropping really well, training was going great, and all of a sudden I started going back up in weight. So then I shot up to 162, and we weren’t understanding it, so we went back into the doctors to try to figure things out. And then the weight slowly started to come off.” H/T MMAkunkie
Info session on 12/16 for UFC class action lawsuit is postponed
The Named Plaintiffs and Plaintiffs’ Counsel in the pending class action lawsuit against Zuffa, LLC, have postponed the information session for members of the proposed class (all fighters who competed in UFC bouts or had their identity rights used or taken by the UFC, after December 16, 2010) that was scheduled to take place in Las Vegas on December 5, 2018, at the law offices of Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP. The session is being postponed because the Court recently scheduled a hearing on Plaintiffs’ Motion for Class Certification and Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment for December 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada in Las Vegas, after which there will be more information to share with members of the proposed class. Plaintiffs’ Counsel will provide a new date for the class member information session after the December 14 hearing.
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Cejudo vs. Dillashaw will be at 125, could be final UFC flyweight fight
ONE CEO: If UFC closing flyweight we'll talk to all top fighters, including Cejudo
Chatri Sityodtong: “Many other flyweights, I’m very interested in, definitely. Already ONE Championship has the most stacked flyweight division in the world. I guarantee our roster is already better than the UFC’s flyweight division. But we definitely want to cherrypick and get some of the best UFC flyweights. That would be a dream come true. If it’s really true that UFC is going to close down their flyweight division, then, of course, we will talk to all the top flyweights. I will just say that I love Henry Cejudo. If he becomes a free agent, Henry give me a call.” BJPenn.com
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Daniel Weichel moves up to lightweight, fights Goiti Yamauchi at Bellator 210
Featherweight Daniel Weichel is moving up to lightweight vs. Goiti Yamauchi on the Bellator 210 prelim card on 11/30 at WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The main card airs streams on DAZN, following the prelims, which stream on the UG. Chidi Njokuani fights John Salter in the main event, while David Rickels vs. Bomba Vasconcelos serves as the co-main.
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T.J. Dillashaw vs. Henry Cejudo at UFC 233 on 1/26
Combate reported and it has since been confirmed that bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw and flyweight champ Henry Cejudo will fight UFC 233 on January 26 in Anaheim, California. The weight division is unknown, but given that the league appears to be shelving 125, 135 seems more likely. Dillashaw is coming off back to back TKOs of former champ Cody Garbrandt. Cejudo is coming off a win over former flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson that broke the best ever title defense streak in UFC history.