Rankings Update 7.21.14: Conor McGregor cracks top ten

This past weekend's UFC Fight Night Dublin only featured a few meaningful bouts rankings-wise, of most note is Conor McGregor moving to tenth in the division.

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Brown: I'm pretty f--king good at what I do 

Matt Brown: "I feel good about where I am, I'm happy with who I am and I'm confident that whatever happens in a fight, I'm confident because I work my ass off everyday..."

Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez booked for UFC 181 

It was already known that Anthony Pettis would next defend his title against Gilbert Melendez after a season of coaching TUF 20, but now we know when.

Mrs. Pickett: An insight into 'the woman behind the fighter' 

Sarah Pickett: "Brad fought last August versus Michael McDonald, whilst I was on my bachelorette party. I was drunk, in the nightclub, watching Brad on my phone."

Rousey: In a perfect world, Cris Cyborg would be a she not an it 

Ronda Rousey: “In a perfect world, she wouldn’t have been taking all those steroids and hormones for so many years that she ceased to be a woman anymore."

Kennedy: Right now Belfort's injecting anything he wants to 

Tim Kennedy: "Right now (Vitor Belfort)'s down in Brazil, or back in you know California, training his butt off and injecting anything that he wants to and loving it."

Hendricks: I don't care who wins Lawler vs. Brown 

Johny Hendricks: "Realistically, I don’t really care. There’s a part of me that would like to face Robbie Lawler again being healthy. But then again..."

Paul Daley signs with Bellator 

Paul Daley: "I don't have the visa yet. But the charges that were against me and the problems I had with obtaining the visa, they weren't major things."

Poirier: I'll be McGregor's 1st real fight 

Dustin Poirier: "The UFC is my house. I built where I’m at from the ground up, man, and nobody’s going to come in here walking around talking that trash."

Nogueira: I still have what it takes 

Antonio Nogueira: "I will return next year. I have plans to be in shape and fight again, for sure. I want to recover first, and then I will see how I feel."

Swanson not a fan how McGregor carries himself 

Cub Swanson: "The way Conor McGregor carries himself is exactly what I teach my students not to be." Interview by Jonathan Shrager.

UFC on FOX 12 results & discussion 

The UFC on FOX 12 takes place Saturday, July 26th in San Jose, CA. The main card as well as some prelims will air live on FOX starting at 6:00 PM ET.

White: Conor McGregor reminds me of Ronda Rousey 

Dana White on Conor McGregor: "I love the things he says. I'm telling you, he reminds me of Ronda Rousey. Him and his visions remind me of Ronda Rousey."

WHOA TV's #DNA teaser trailer 

Dana White: "I told you the last time I was here that Ireland is pound for pound the loudest greatest place for an event. It literally blew the doors off this place tonight."

Conor McGregor on Dustin Poirier callout: 'Let's do it' 

Conor McGregor: “So I know he doesn’t want that fight. He can pretend that he wants the fight and send out tweets and this and that. Let’s do it."

Could the UFC sign Tyrone Spong? 

UFC president Dana White reports that top kickboxer Tyrone Spong told him he wants to fight in the UFC. Spong is currently signed with World Series of Fighting and Glory.

Four fighters earn $50,000 performance bonuses at UFN 46 

Conor McGregor, Gunnar Nelson, Cathal Pendred, and Mike King each earned $50,000 performance bonuses at UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin, ireland.

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