Shevchenko: Is it better to ‘make fans feel good and lose your belt?’

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The champion understands that fans want action, but she’s not about to take unnecessary risks with so much at stake.

It’s hard to say that Valentina Shevchenko’s style has really shifted toward caution since becoming UFC champion. Even when victorious at bantamweight, her bouts weren’t especially notable for their high pace or violent action. However, it’s also clear to most longtime MMA fans that, as champions start to become...

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