Fans who were not happy with the way things turned out between Clay Guida and Anthony Pettis are probably going to be thrilled with at least one of the three major announcement Dana White made at UFC 131 press conference.
White announced that all future main event fights would be five-round contests. Previously, only title fights were five rounds, while the rest were three rounds. All fights that have been already inked will not be changed, but all headliners moving forward will be five rounds.
After years of speculation, the UFC is apparently set to finally add the flyweight division. The 125-pound weight class was originally proposed for the WEC, but never came to fruition. White revealed that the promotion is currently scouting talent, and the division could be active by the end of 2011. Current UFC bantamweights Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson would be expected to move down to the division. Check out the ProMMANow.com World Rankings to see some other top 125-pound fighters.
Last week, news broke that welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre would defend his title against Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz at UFC 137 this fall. Now, White has revealed that Diaz has relinquished his Strikeforce strap, and although he might return to the promotion, he will be considered a UFC fighter.