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UFC light heavyweight Ryan Bader had no intention of pursuing free agency in 2016, but when it came time to negotiate his next contract, the same two words kept coming up: Why not?Bader (21-5) is scheduled to face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on Saturday in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Andy Isabella Womens Jersey . The bout will headline UFC Fight Night -- and represents the final fight of his contract.According to Bader, the UFC offered him a new four-fight deal, but the terms just didnt excite him. The 33-year-old is approaching his 20th UFC appearance, and hes willing to at least explore what else is out there.The UFCs offer was par for the course -- nothing crazy or anything that made us say, Oh man, we need to take this! Bader told ESPN.com. It was one of those things where we were in a position to say, Why not fight out the contract? It doesnt mean Im leaving the UFC, but why not see what happens?There were times where I wasnt happy and we needed to renegotiate, like when I was on The Ultimate Fighter contract and they wanted me to fight Rampage [Quinton Jackson] in Japan. There was stuff like that. Sponsorship-wise, I took a hit with the Reebok deal. Im in a weird spot, though I cant bitch too much. But we all want more money for what we do.Baders contract situation adds a wrinkle to this weekend, which, to be frank, initially lacked a little significance.Although Nogueira (22-7) looked good in a first-round knockout over Patrick Cummins in May, a win over the Brazilian would do almost nothing for Baders stock in the 205-pound division. Theres also the fact hes already beat him once. The two met in 2010, with Bader taking a unanimous decision.If you look at it as far as a sequence of who Ive fought, this matchup might not make the most sense, Bader said. But when youre in training camp, every fight feels super important. To get where I want to go, I have to win. I do already have a win over him, and hes a little older now, but hes still a crafty, dangerous veteran.Fighting out of Arizona, Bader says he felt extremely relaxed during his last fight, a second-round knockout over Ilir Latifi in September. Between 2013 and 2015, Bader won five decisions in a row, which he says actually put an enormous amount of pressure on him to keep the streak going.He says he took very few risks because of that, and that showed a little in a quick knockout loss to Anthony Johnson in January. Now, Bader says hes taking chances and looking for knockouts, which would probably lead him to a title shot faster than a long streak of decisions anyway.Its one of those things, I won five fights in a row and didnt get a title shot, Bader said. Im not entirely focused on going out there and getting the win, per se. When I was on my winning streak, I was fighting a certain way because I was telling myself, If youre going to get a title shot, you absolutely cannot lose.Now, Im taking more risks. Im freed up more. Its a fun mindset to be in. Looking back on it now, especially with the way people are getting title shots these days, it probably would have been better for me to throw caution to the wind. I might have lost one or two fights because of it, or I might have won two or three in a row by knockout and got a title shot already. At that point, I really changed the way I look at things. Christian Kirk Cardinals Jersey . The CFLs leading rusher kept adding to his gaudy numbers this season and scored the winning touchdown with just over two minutes to play. The New Westminster, B.C., native plowed three yards into the end zone for the last score of a heated, see-saw battle between the two teams with the best records in the CFL. Andy Isabella Youth Jersey . Belfort (24-10) needed just 77 seconds to down Henderson in the headlining bout of Saturdays "UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson" event at Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil. The fight served as a rematch of the pairs 2006 meeting, which Henderson won by decision. http://www.nflcardinalsrookiestore.com/Cardinals-Chandler-Jones-Jersey/ . Brazilian national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has confirmed that the veteran goalkeeper is set to join Toronto on loan, saying it will help him be ready for the World Cup.COLUMBUS, Ohio -- What Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen had called "a big piece of the puzzle" fell into place Monday when the club signed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to a two-year contract extension. The 24-year-old Russian, recipient of the Vezina Trophy as the NHLs top goalie this past season, could have become a restricted free agent this week. The deal carries an average annual value of $5.625 million. Bobrovsky was paid $1.750 million last season. His representative, Paul Theofanous, was not immediately available. "Im very happy to be a Columbus Blue Jacket," Bobrovsky said. "My wife (Olga) and I really like Columbus and the fans have been very nice to us and supportive of our team. Im looking forward to the season and working with my teammates to help us to our goal of winning a Stanley Cup." Kekalainen called the re-siggning of Bobrovsky his top objective but had made little headway until just before the start of Sundays NHL draft. Arizona Cardinals Jerseys. Acquired from Philadelphia for draft picks last summer, Bobrovsky blossomed in Columbus. He had a 21-11-6 record with a 2.00 goals-against average, a .932 save percentage and four shutouts. His stellar play fueled the Blue Jackets 19-5-5 finish that brought them within a tiebreaker of making the playoffs. "Re-signing Sergei Bobrovsky was a top priority for our organization," Kekalainen said. "He was a big part of the progress we made last season and we expect him to play an important role in the growth of our team." A native of Novokuznetsk, Russia, he was acquired by the Blue Jackets from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for second- and fourth-round picks in the 2012 draft and a fourth-round pick in yesterdays draft. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '  

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