Several current top contenders and former champions in the UFC are fight-less, but that could be changing soon.
Ariel Helwani offered up reports on Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Hector Lombard and Alexander Gustafsson during Wednesday night’s episode of “UFC Tonight,” along with Duane Ludwig’s standing at Team Alpha Male.
On Shogun Rua fighting in November
“I’m hearing the UFC is considering booking Jimi Manuwa fighting Shogun Rua in November 8 in Brazil. Is he ready after the Alexander Gustafsson loss?”
Lombard competing in Australia
“The UFC is interested in booking Tyron Woodley and Hector Lombard in Australia on November 8. But Tyron Woodley isn’t interested in it. They both train at American Top Team, but in different gyms. Hector says they don’t train together and wants this fight.”
Gustafsson agreeing to fight before getting title shot
“I spoke with Gustafsson’s manager and he says they’re willing to take another fight now.”
Ludwig working with TAM fighters
“I spoke to him recently and he said he’s focused on building Ludwig Martial Arts in Colorado now. He’ll go help train guys in Sacramento, but hopes some of the fighters come to him as well.”