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In middleweight reinvention, ex-welterweight champ Johny Hendricks in midst of big camp push

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Matt Erickson

Now that he’s trying to reinvent his career as a middleweight, former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks is able to have a new lease on life when it comes to training camps.

As a welterweight, there is little doubt training camps often were the bane of Hendricks’ existence leading up to fights. He had a history of struggling to hit 170 pounds and a reputation for bulking up well past 200 in between fights.

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Gegard Mousasi beats Chris Weidman by TKO at UFC 210

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By Dan Gelston
Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Gegard Mousasi stopped Chris Weidman by TKO in the second round of a confusing conclusion to a middleweight bout at UFC 210 on Saturday night.

Mousasi connected with two knees to the right side of Weidman’s head that stunned the former champion and led to a stoppage. Mousasi had lifted Weidman and delivered one right knee to the head, a seemingly clean blow that clearly did some damage. Mousasi’s second knee caused some of the confusion.

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Kelvin Gastelum didn’t think the ‘greatest of all time’ Anderson Silva would sign fight contract

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March 27, 2017 1:18 pm by Russell Ess

Kelvin Gastelum has the biggest fight of his life coming up against the former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

Although it has been years since Silva has been champion, Gastelum says that Silva is the greatest of all time and was surprised that “The Spider” accepted the fight against him at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro.

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