Here is the nearly 22-year history of the UFC welterweight title and the times it was won, lost or defended. That's pretty much what is going on in the welterweight division, too, with Brock Lesnar hits free agency: Potential landing spots for the former UFC and WWE championThe "Is Cody Garbrandt still a factor at 135 bounce-back fight": Garbrandt vs. AssuncaoConor comeback? Ismail Naurdiev explains what led to his exit from the UFC after only four fights and his plans to return to the promotion while seeking to get back on track starting with his upcoming bout at EMC 5. She is fearless and tough. RankingMMA has been publishing UFC rankings … This is The 10: Best UFC Welterweight Title Fights of All-Time. But promoters also have to recognize that their system is broken.The ESPN Daily delivers the biggest sports news and moments every weekday.If Jones and the UFC would have worked out an exact compensation plan for his eventual move to heavyweight during the negotiations for his contract, this disagreement over money for the Ngannou fight would not be an issue. But you know what? If not, he should fight Burns next in a No. There was a time not long ago that the Nevada State Athletic Commission was the butt of every joke in MMA. While this is undoubtedly a good move for the gym, considering Covington had so many enemies there, I'm not sure it's a good move for him. The days of those deals need to end.To the light heavyweight title Veni, vidi, vici13. Conor McGregor appears to be a long shot at this point, because there isn't a fight out there that makes sense. Of course, it's weird to talk about any of these fights involving international fighters right now because we don't know when they'll be able to compete. No word just yet on who will headline the UFC's July 11 pay-per-view card. Jon Jones is a long shot, too. 1 contender fight.5. She is great on the ground. UFC Welterweight Rankings Men’s Divisions Heavyweight (265) – Light Heavyweight ... UFC Rankings FAQ * These rankings are not official, nor do they reflect any affiliation with, sponsorship, or endorsement by the UFC. I wouldn't mind.Heavyweight, light heavyweight, welterweight, bantamweight ... it's a lot to handle.9. They get a cut of the pay-per-view sales beforehand, however, their deal is decided well before the gate is generated.Which is to say: Yes, I believe Jones is ready and willing to vacate his title.UFC 250: Breaking down Nunes-Spencer and Sterling-Sandhagen16. From massive upsets and incredible comebacks to heart-warming triumphs and heart-stopping intensity, the battle for gold in the welterweight division has delivered it all over the last two decades. Just before the two-minute mark of the opening frame, Serra knocked St-Pierre off balance with a clubbing right hand, connecting with more of his arm than anything else, but rather than reset and clear the cobwebs, the champion tried to fire back and it proved costly.This cemented the fact that St-Pierre had moved past the trauma of his loss to Serra and kicked off an incredible run of dominance atop the welterweight division for the French-Canadian superstar, who would successfully defend the title nine times before pressing pause on his career following his win over But if you watch Hughes’ body language in those closing seconds and immediately after McCarthy stepped in, the powerful slam that put “The Ronin” out looks more and more like inertia bringing him crashing to the ground because Hughes may have been completely out due to the choke, a fact Hughes confirmed after the bout when he tells Miletich “I was out” in his corner moments before getting the welterweight title strapped around his waist.Suddenly, Newton was plunged to the canvas and knocked out cold, forcing referee John McCarthy to wave off the fight.Six months later, he was back to defend his title again, stepping in against the dangerous, but underestimated, Woodley, who had been on the sidelines for 18 months after a fight with Hendricks at UFC 192 fell through at the 11th hour when the former champion had issues with his weight cut. Having been frustrated during coronavirus lockdown, unable to travel or compete, the Irishman was without an opponent and lacking motivation. "Dustin Poirier wants the fight, but will Tony Ferguson get Michael Chandler instead?Khabib Nurmagomedov vows to 'drown' Justin Gaethje in UFC lightweight title fightHelwani on why verbal deals should be scrapped, sensible welterweight bouts, UFC 250Oh, and when you're done negotiating whatever deal you agree on, get it all in writing. There's a reason why Conor McGregor and Jon Jones have never been free agents while in the UFC. Just do it the old-fashioned way, because guess what: Everyone stands to gain from this Jones-Ngannou fight happening -- the UFC, the fighters and the fans. Simple.Easy! It wouldn't be rewarded. This weekend's pay-per-view card is nowhere near as stacked as last month's, but it's sneaky good on paper. Helwani on why verbal deals should be scrapped, sensible welterweight bouts, UFC 250 103d Ariel Helwani UFC real or not: Covington gets title shot with win; Masvidal gives Woodley an edge I refuse to believe that Mike Tyson got into that kind of shape for a wrestling stunt.In any event, while fighters and promoters have both benefited from the constant negotiation that seems to take place, I believe it's time to change things up in order to avoid situations like we're seeing with Jones and others right now.Jorge Masvidal says that Kamaru Usman has asked the UFC for too much money for a welterweight title fight between to two.8.