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Shane Carwin pulls out of UFC 125 fight due to back surgery.

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Nelson must die!!!

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Mich2077
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Nelson must die!!!

I agree. I would assume Frank Mir would take his place.

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does it matter who would take his place, they gave him that fight just to stay active and wait for an opportunity to face brock

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Bro
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does it matter who would take his place, they gave him that fight just to stay active and wait for an opportunity to face brock

well, the fight could have been a first step for Carwin to get another shot at the title.

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Did you know Jose Aldo was actually offered a fight at 155 in the UFC against Florian recently, but declined? He's going to want to make the big bucks eventually though. Being kingpin of the 145 division is impressive, but not a large moneymaker.

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Did you know Jose Aldo was actually offered a fight at 155 in the UFC against Florian recently, but declined? He's going to want to make the big bucks eventually though. Being kingpin of the 145 division is impressive, but not a large moneymaker.

I think after his next title defense, he should consider going to the UFC and fight at 155 lbs. As for Florian, it's been speculated that he'll end up fighting Evan Dunham

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Also, the winner of Marquardt vs Okami is guaranteed a title shot for the MW belt.

@David: I want to see Aldo vs Josh Grispi. Rumors say it will be Mark Hominick vs Aldo next though. Grispi is fighting Erik Koch next.

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UFC 121 salaries:

Cain Velasquez: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus) [plus $70,000 for KO of the Night = $270,000]
def. Brock Lesnar: $400,000 [i believe he also gets a percentage of the PPV buys, should get more than a million when including that]

Jake Shields: $150,000 ($75,000 win bonus)
def. Martin Kampmann: $27,000

Diego Sanchez: $100,000 ($50,000 win bonus) [plus $70,000 for Fight of the Night = $170,000]
def. Paulo Thiago: $18,000 [plus $70,000 for Fight of the Night = $88,000]

Matt Hamill: $58,000 ($29,000 win bonus)
def. Tito Ortiz: $250,000 [lol, what a joke]

Brendan Schaub: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Gabriel Gonzaga: $67,000 [wow, Gonzaga is still making the big bucks]

Court McGee: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus)
def. Ryan Jensen: $10,000

Tom Lawlor: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Patrick Cote: $21,000

Daniel Roberts: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) [plus $70,000 for Sub of the Night = $86,000]
def. Mike Guymon: $8,000

Sam Stout: $32,000 ($16,000 win bonus)
def. Paul Taylor: $16,000

Chris Camozzi: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Dongi Yang: $8,000

Jon Madsen: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Gilbert Yvel: $30,000

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Here is Sherdogs top pound for pound top ten list:

MMA's 10 best pound-for-pound fighters
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By Sherdog.com
Frankie Edgar wasn't ready to give up his spot on this list. At UFC 118 in Boston, he fought every bit like a man who belonged on it.

For the second time in four months, "The Answer" got a unanimous decision nod over B.J. Penn. This time around, there wasn't a shred of controversy, as Edgar dominated Penn for 25 minutes and affirmed his place here. In maybe MMA's most talented division, he'll have the chance to really add to that résumé in the future with a stream of top-notch 155-pounders in his sights, including his first challenger -- the only man to defeat him -- Gray Maynard.

With his loss, Penn exits this list, on which he's enjoyed a spot since March 2008. However, stepping back into the fold is one of Penn's lightweight coevals.

Gilbert Melendez staked his claim as one of the sport's best back in April, smashing on Dream lightweight champ Shinya Aoki in a hugely significant lightweight bout. That win, combined with Penn's loss, allow Melendez to slip back into the pound-for-pound top 10. Melendez previously enjoyed real estate here from the initial Sherdog pound-for-pound list in September 2007 up to his June 2008 loss to Josh Thomson.

1
Anderson Silva

UFC middleweight champion
Record: 27-4
If great champions need signature moments, Silva may have excelled himself in Oakland on Aug. 7. The brash and bombastic Chael Sonnen bombed on a hapless Silva for 23 minutes. Then a sudden triangle armbar earned "The Spider" the come-from-behind victory. In spite of his win and the rib injury he reportedly carried into the bout, post-fight discussion has focused on the waning dominance and increasing fragility of Silva. The Curitiba native will have a chance to prove his fifth-round submission was no fluke, though. After his recovery, he's expected to fight a rematch with Sonnen in the coming months.

2
Georges St. Pierre

UFC welterweight champion
Record: 20-2
When St. Pierre and Josh Koscheck met for the first time in August 2007, St. Pierre walked away with a unanimous decision. When they collide in a UFC title rematch three-plus years later at UFC 124, it will be on the heels of the 12th season of "The Ultimate Fighter," which figures to build the second fight with an easy and obvious face-heel dynamic. It's a dynamic that is only going to be reinforced by the fact their Dec. 11 clash will go down at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

3
Jose Aldo

WEC featherweight champion
Record: 17-1
Though Alexandre Franca Nogueira was perhaps the first true dominant featherweight during the division's embryonic stages, it is his countryman Aldo who is now situated as the first truly great 145-pounder. Coming off a brutal blowout of divisional poster boy Urijah Faber in April, Aldo will return to action at WEC 51 on Sept. 30 to make his second title defense. Taking on the enormous task of trying to put a dent in the Brazilian dynamo will be veteran Manny Gamburyan, who has been rejuvenated after cutting down to the more appropriate featherweight division.

4
Frankie Edgar

UFC lightweight champion
Record: 13-1
On Aug. 28 in Boston, Edgar proved that no matter the controversy that surrounded his April UFC title win against B.J. Penn, he is definitely the sport's top lightweight. For five rounds, Edgar was the superior fighter, ahead of "The Prodigy" every step of the way, standing or on the ground. However, in spite of two massive wins, fans are unlikely to be too taken with Edgar's accomplishments until he gets through his next challenger: Gray Maynard. The only man to beat Edgar, Maynard outpointed him in April 2008.

5
Jon Fitch

UFC welterweight
Record: 23-3, 1 NC
Love him or hate him, Fitch was in his element at UFC 117, where he duplicated his June 2006 win over Thiago Alves with a commanding, one-sided unanimous decision. Whether the victory earns Fitch another shot at the UFC welterweight title is uncertain. What is clear, however, is that Fitch has entrenched himself as the hands-down, second-best fighter in one of MMA's historically rich weight classes. His grinding fight style will continue to make him a polarizing figure among fans, but Fitch absolutely meets the most pivotal requirement -- consistently beating great fighters -- of this list.

6
Mauricio Rua

UFC light heavyweight champion
Record: 19-4
"Shogun" Rua's credentials are a far cry from what they were in 2005, when he tore through four top-10 opponents in half a year. However, assuming his recovery from a worrying third knee surgery goes swimmingly, the Curitiba native will have plenty of opportunities to carve out more outstanding pound-for-pound-quality wins in a talent-rich 205-pound division. First on deck for "Shogun" post-recovery will be former champion Rashad Evans in a highly alluring clash of premier fighters in one of MMA's premier divisions.

7
Jake Shields

UFC middleweight
Record: 25-4-1
There was a time just a few short years ago when Shields was reviled for being one of MMA's most loathsome fighters to watch. During the past five years, the Cesar Gracie protégé has transformed himself from a drab, peripheral contender to one of the sport's elite fighters. With elite credentials at both 170 and 185 pounds, the former Strikeforce middleweight champion has now signed with the UFC, where he'll head back to the talent-rich welterweight division. The first step for Shields inside the Octagon will come Oct. 23 at UFC 121 in Anaheim, when he takes on Martin Kampmann.

8
Lyoto Machida

UFC light heavyweight
Record: 16-1
"The Machida Era" lasted less than a year, as Mauricio "Shogun" Rua brutally plunked MMA's proudest karateka in Montreal to take the UFC light heavyweight title and 205-pound supremacy. However, Machida still enjoys considerable stature in MMA with high-quality wins in one of MMA's most talented and star-laden weight classes. Though it won't restore him to the lofty status he previously enjoyed as champion, Machida will have the chance to build on his résumé at UFC 123 on Nov. 20 in Auburn Hills, Mich. He'll meet fellow former champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.

9
Rashad Evans

UFC light heavyweight
Record: 15-1-1
Evans' May 29 win over rival Quinton Jackson didn't exactly set the world on fire. Evans walked away with a unanimous decision win, though. He'll have the chance to take his résumé from "very strong" to "exceptional" in the near future, as his win over Jackson installed him as the UFC's top 205-pound contender. The real issue for the former champ is simply inactivity, as champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua's most recent knee injury has pushed their clash back into 2011.

10
Gilbert Melendez

Strikeforce lightweight champion
Record: 18-2
In the biggest lightweight bout that could've been made outside of the UFC, Melendez thumped on Dream champion Shinya Aoki for five lopsided rounds, earning the most significant and outstanding win of his career. The major challenge going forward for the 28-year-old Cesar Gracie student is going to be securing major fights within the confines of Strikeforce. Fortunately, as the Aoki fight showed, the lightweight division has a level of global depth and versatility that makes it easier than it would be in other divisions.

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I've heard a lot of people say Sherdog is a shitty site for MMA. And they must not proofread. Shields is a UFC welterweight, not middleweight. He was a middleweight in Strikeforce. When was that list made?

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Veritas
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I've heard a lot of people say Sherdog is a shitty site for MMA. And they must not proofread. Shields is a UFC welterweight, not middleweight. He was a middleweight in Strikeforce. When was that list made?

2 months ago, supposedly

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Veritas
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I've heard a lot of people say Sherdog is a shitty site for MMA. And they must not proofread. Shields is a UFC welterweight, not middleweight. He was a middleweight in Strikeforce. When was that list made?

Well apparently it was before the Kampmann fight...He sure as shootin doesn't belong on this list any longer...

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Mike
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Hey Pen, could you delete what Mich said and David's subsequent quote? Cause if we're gonna use this for all MMA discussion it would be nice if NOOOOOOOOOOOOO... wasn't messing up this page the entire time.

yah Mike, suck it!

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