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Sean O’Malley At Odds With A UFC Matchmaker After Fight Rejection

Sean O'Malley has taken issue with how a UFC matchmaker reacted to turning down a fight. O'Malley has been regarded as a rising star in the UFC. He has garnered a substantial social media following. While many may believe that everything is rosy between O'Malley and the UFC brass behind...

UFC Matchmaker Sean Shelby Says Khabib Nurmagomedov Is ‘Obviously’ The GOAT

Sean Shelby made a rare appearance on social media to praise Khabib Nurmagomedov following his UFC 254 win over Justin Gaethje. Nurmagomedov defended his lightweight title for the third time and retired at 29-0 and only ever lost two rounds in his career. So, UFC matchmaker, Sean Shelby, believes Nurmagomedov...

UFC Matchmaker Says Nurmagomedov Was Offered Interim Title Bout at UFC 217

Khabib Nurmagomedov was the first choice for Tony Ferguson's opponent. On Oct. 7, Ferguson will take on Kevin Lee for the interim Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title. The bout will headline UFC 216 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. During a recent episode of the "Watch List," UFC...

Sean Shelby Talks Anthony Pettis’ Slump & Fight With Jim Miller

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) matchmaker Sean Shelby is well aware that Anthony Pettis has hit a snag. The former UFC lightweight champion has gone 1-4 in his last five bouts. In that span, he's lost to Rafael dos Anjos, Eddie Alvarez, Edson Barboza, and Max Holloway. Three of those fighters...

Demetrious Johnson Speaks Out on Dana White’s ‘Despicable’ Treatment of Him

Demetrious Johnson has grown tired of how the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) treats him. "Mighty Mouse" is the reigning UFC flyweight champion. He is on the verge of breaking Anderson Silva's record for consecutive successful title defenses in the UFC. He's also the pound-for-pound best fighter in all of mixed...

Tonya Evinger on Comments From UFC Matchmaker: ‘It Lit a Fire Under my Ass’

Tonya Evinger insists that an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) matchmaker once said he wasn't impressed by her performances. The Invicta FC bantamweight title holder said that matchmaker is Sean Shelby. The comments were said to have been made years ago and Evinger has since been nearly flawless inside the cage. "Triple...

UFC Matchmaker Sean Shelby Discusses The Art of Making Fights

Shelby recently spoke about the matchmaking business, and what goes on behind the scenes in the UFC's bout arrangement game. Shelby recently spoke with SquareMile.com about his role in pitching fights, and the details behind the careful choice in picking opponents: “The job title is a bit of a misnomer - It...

UFC Settles On New Matchmaking Responsibilities In Light of Joe Silva’s Departure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_v0sJ6dl5M While most of the information had come out weeks out, the updated details on the UFC's new matchmaking arrangements appear to be finalized according to MMAFighting. Previously, Joe Silva was Senior Vice President of Talent Relations with Sean Shelby as Vice President of Talent Relations. With Silva retiring at the end of...

Video: UFC Matchmakers Break Down UFC 204 Fights In Latest “Watch List”

https://youtu.be/X5jMAiGB8LM On Tuesday, UFC added the "Watch List" video as "Fight Week" for Saturday's UFC 204 pay-per-view continues. Featured above is the complete UFC 204: Watch List - Bisping vs. Henderson 2 video for this weekend's pay-per-view in England. In the UFC 204 main event, UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping defends his...

Mick Maynard Tabbed To Help Replace Departing Joe Silva With UFC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK9dlueA5Hs Mick Maynard, who was most recently president and owner of Legacy Fighting Championship, is now an executive with the UFC. The promotion announced on Tuesday that Maynard and Sean Shelby will control matchmaking together beginning in 2017 after Joe Silva retires. “Joe Silva’s contributions to the UFC over the last 20...

Video: “Watchlist” With Matchmakers Joe Silva & Sean Shelby Returns For UFC 201

https://youtu.be/DKcKImYNbPM Ahead of this weekend's UFC 201 pay-per-view, which goes on Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia, "UFC Watchlist" with UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby has resurfaced. Originally, the "UFC Watchlist" feature was done by design due to enormity of the landmark UFC 200 event, as it both helped tell the...

UFC 200: Watch List With Joe Silva, Sean Shelby

UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby offer up their thoughts on the upcoming UFC 200 event int his special edition of "Watch List." Hosted by Jon Anik, the two discuss who to watch and the biggest fights on the July 9 card. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA4cPqCRc-E

UFC 199 “Watchlist” With Joe Silva, Sean Shelby

UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby tend to stay out of the spotlight. But ahead of Saturday's UFC 199 card, the two joined up with Jon Anik to discuss the lineup. Check it out in a special "Watchlist" video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ifcNT8SVQk