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UFC 205: Contract dispute forces Al Iaquinta from Thiago Alves fight on Nov. 12

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Easy come, easy go.

By his own admission, lightweight power puncher Al Iaquinta will no longer be competing against Thiago Alves at the upcoming UFC 205 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Nov. 12, 2016 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.

“Raging Al” elaborates to FOX Sports:

"I got the contract and I was just looking at it for a couple of days. I was like I just can't sign it. I can't do it. I felt like it wasn't right. I talked to my manager, I said listen I really want to fight in New York. There's nothing I want to do more than fight in New York, but I can't take a pay cut for this fight. I'm taking a pay cut from all of my sponsors. I'm taking a pay cut of all the last 18 months of the sponsors that could have been. I told (my manager) that I wanted more. I wanted to have a conversation with the UFC and see if they would do some kind of negotiation because when I signed my contract, there was no Reebok deal."

There’s a lot of that going around these days.

Iaquinta (12-3-1) — who doesn’t have the best relationship with his superiors (because of stuff like this) — hasn't been seen since capturing a split decision win over Jorge Masvidal way back in April 2015. It was his fourth straight victory but knee surgery kept him sidelined for well over a year.

Have we seen the last of “Raging Al?”