White: Melendez vs. Nurmagomedov scrapped from UFC 170


 Despite a previous report to the contrary, a lightweight bout between Khabib Nurmagomdov and Gilbert Melendez has been scrapped from UFC 170.

Within the span of a week, a lightweight match between Gilbert Melendez and Khabib Nurmagomedov has gone from seemingly official to nixed after UFC president Dana White told FOX Sports on Friday that the proposed UFC 170 lightweight encounter has been scrapped.

“Not happening,” White told FOX Sports when asked if the matchup was on.

White said the UFC was instead looking for a different opponent for Nurmagomedov.

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1/8/14 8:41 PM by Poet of Gore

put on a fake white beard with that hat and they will think you are santa claus

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1/8/14 8:24 PM by RondaHonda'dmymangina3744

This has made me lol everyone I come back to this thread

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1/5/14 8:27 AM by Kepler

MMA fans may genuinely be the most intellectually limited out of all sports fans. People forgetting the only reason this fight was even considered was because Gilbert suggested. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7FGIYzEFgg&feature=player_detailpage#t=179 2 MINS 50Gilbert respectfully called out a young up and comer who is looking like a beast recently and even said business wise it makes no sense but the fans should like it. People should sdow more respect not many fighters do shit like this and Gilbert is fucking fearless. 209! scrap pack!

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1/5/14 12:12 AM by FEDORallDAY

Late but vtfd bitch

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1/4/14 7:46 PM by UGCTT_WarHunt

oh is that why he fought Sanchez? or was that just to pad his record?He got gifted a title shot, that he lost, and barely scraped by a guy ranked somewhere around 15.so now he should only get top 5 opponents? Khabib shouldn't even be fighting melendez, he's not on his level at all.

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1/4/14 7:04 PM by Evzey

^haha or even worse Chris Tuchscherer's balls - had to be the worst nut shot I ever seen http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/876/753/sakara_display_image.jpg?1303287746

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1/4/14 8:36 AM by Affliction Blackbelt

Having heard this news I now know what Cro Cops nuts felt like after the Kongo fight.