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Anderson Silva Returns To Face Nick Diaz On January 31

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“The Spider” is back. UFC president Dana White announced moments ago on ESPN’s “Sportscenter” that former UFC middleweight champion and pound for pound king Anderson Silva will return to face Nick Diaz on January 31 in Las Vegas. It will be the main event of the show, which is expected to be billed as UFC 183. The fight will be ... Read More »

Nick Diaz Comes Out Of Retirement, Agrees To New Deal With The UFC

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Nick Diaz stated after his loss at UFC 158 in March of 2013 to George St-Pierre that he was retiring. Since then, Diaz had been offered numerous fights by the UFC and turned every one of them down. Now Diaz has had a change of heart. UFC president Dana White announced today Diaz has signed a three fight contract extension ... Read More »

Nick Diaz Interested In Fight With Anderson Silva

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During an interview on Monday for MMAFighting.com, Anderson Silva’s manager Ed Soares said that his client is up for a fight with Nick Diaz. The question is whether Diaz would be interested in the fight, since he is currently retired. On last night’s UFC Tonight, Ariel Helwani reported that he talked to Diaz on his thoughts regarding a possible Silva ... Read More »

Inside The Rivalry Between Anderson Silva And Chael Sonnen

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The rivalry between former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen was perhaps the biggest the sport had ever seen. The two had their first fight at UFC 117 in August of 2010, with Silva pulling out a hail mary fifth round submission in a fight where he lost the four rounds. The rematch went smoother for Silva as ... Read More »

Georges St-Pierre Suffers Another Torn ACL, Return Uncertain

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Georges St-Pierre announced in December that he was taking a break from MMA and was uncertain if he would ever return. Well it looks like if the former UFC welterweight champion returns, it won’t be until 2015 at the earliest. St-Pierre announced a short time ago on his Facebook and Twitter pages that he suffered a torn ACL in his ... Read More »

Plenty of Challengers in Stacked UFC Welterweight Division

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It was an instant classic with Johny Hendricks digging deep in the fifth and final round to defeat Robbie Lawler at UFC 171 and become the UFC welterweight championship.   But there is no time to rest for the new champ with plenty of contenders in the stacked welterweight division. The dream scenario for would be a rematch against Georges St-Pierre who escaped ... Read More »

Nick Diaz Mocks Johny Hendricks During His Second Weigh-In Attempt (Video)

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We haven’t seen Nick Diaz in the cage since he lost his chance last March at the UFC welterweight title against Georges St-Pierre. Diaz stated after the fight that he was retiring from active competition. The UFC has reached out to Diaz for numerous fights, but has declined them as he only wants to fight for the title. Diaz was ... Read More »

Between The Ropes Talks UFC 166, Palhares, Shamrock Doc – October 16, 2013

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Brian and Steve preview this Saturday’s UFC 166 show headlined by Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight championship, the Mount Rushmore of heavyweights and if it should include the winner of this fight, Rousimar Palhares being cut by the company, the idea of a Michael Bisping – Nick Diaz fight, the Frank Shamrock documentary “Bound by ... Read More »

Nick Diaz Offered To Fight Lyoto Machida At Middleweight

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Could we see Nick Diaz come out of retirement? UFC President Dana White hopes so, as White revealed during a special Q&A at Barrio Cantina in Boston for a fundraising effort for The Shawn Thornton Foundation that he talked to Diaz today and offered him a fight against Lyoto Machida at middleweight. “I talked to Diaz today, and I made ... Read More »

Chris Weidman vs Anderson Silva Fight Estimated To Do 550,000 Pay-Per-View Buys

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For the prediction that UFC President Dana White made about UFC 162 trending to about 800,000 buys was a little bit off. According to Dave Meltzer from MMAFighting.com, UFC 162 featuring Chris Weidman knocking off Anderson Silva to win the UFC middleweight championship did about 550,000 buys on pay-per view. The promotion based around the fight was that fighters were ... Read More »

Dana White Shoots Down Nick Diaz Return To The UFC

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If you were excited about Nick Diaz making his return to the UFC, you will have to wait a little longer. UFC President Dana White told MMAFighting.com that he hasn’t spoken to the former Strikeforce welterweight champion or anyone in representing him. That is contrary to an interview that Diaz trainer Cesar Gracie did with BJPenn.com stating that Diaz had ... Read More »

Georges St-Pierre vs Johny Hendricks likely for November event in Vegas

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It is looking like Johny Hendricks won’t have to wait too much for his shot at Georges St-Pierre. Dana White announced today at the UFC 161 open workouts that Hendricks and the UFC welterweight champion will be meeting at a to be determined event in November with Las Vegas being the probable destination. Hendricks has been campaigning for the fight ... Read More »