GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Diego Lopes thinks he’s nearing his ultimate goal. The LUX featherweight champion has been granted a U.S. work visa and could be just a potential phone call away from competing in a major MMA organization. Lopes (19-3) is considered one of the best prospects in Latin America today, and like many up-and-coming fighters, the Brazilian’s goal is to reach the UFC. “I had an appointment for the visa, but unfortunately they canceled it.

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