After a string of four straight weekends with UFC events, the MMA world finally got a chance to catch its collective breath over the past week.
That certainly didn't mean things were quiet on all fronts, however.
A former UFC champion signed a new deal with his former employer, but not for what you might think. Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez's next fight will not be for the UFC. And Shark Fights' newest heavyweight, Bobby Lashley, now has an opponent for his promotional debut.
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