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Nothing wrong with UFC 255 card

Nothing wrong with UFC 255 card
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Ultimately, UFC 255 looks like it should be a good, fun card. If it winds up being the lowest-selling card in modern company history, that’s something that should only worry the UFC’s accountants.

THE END HAS ARRIVED

UFC president Dana White said that Anderson Silva would never fight under his promotion’s banner again after he was knocked out by Uriah Hall on Halloween, and this week he made good on his word.

The UFC released Silva, who still had one fight left on his contract, according to a report by MMAFighting.com that was confirmed by multiple outlets.

It’s a strange ending for Silva, who was at one point considered the greatest fighter in MMA history. The tail end of his time with the UFC didn’t go great, but he still leaves a brilliant legacy.

It’s worth noting, though, that Silva was non-committal after his loss to Hall when he was asked about whether he was going to retire. He could still sign with another promotion, and there will almost certainly be interest from smaller companies looking to get some mainstream attention.

Bellator president Scott Coker, though, suggested to MMAJunkie.com that he might not be interested.

“I have a lot of respect for him, he’s definitely one of the greatest fighters in the history of mixed martial arts,” Coker said. “I really haven’t thought about (signing Silva), but I think I’m happy with the way our roster is heading and the fighters we have now.”

AROUND THE OCTAGON

Mike Perry missed the 171 lbs. welterweight limit for his fight with Tim Means by 4.5 lbs. on Friday. He later took to Twitter to describe a brutal weight cut, but at this point you really have to wonder whether Perry is worth all the headaches that come along with having him in the UFC. Nobody really believes he’s going to be a champion, and between missing weight and some very concerning issues outside of the octagon, it just doesn’t seem like he’s worth it … The UFC has formally booked Conor McGregor to fight Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 on Jan. 23. I’m sure somebody could find something bad to say about this fight, but I can’t do it. It should be awesome … Paul Felder signed a new multi-fight deal with the UFC this week, according to MMAFighting.com and again, that’s just great news.

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