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Nick Diaz Won't Enjoy Fighting Anderson Silva

Posted on July 31, 2014, 09:41 AM by Mike Drahota
Loved and hated by MMA fans the world over, Nick Diaz sent shockwaves through the MMA world by finally returning to the Octagon this week when his awaited “super fight” with former middleweight champion Anderson Silva was announced this Tuesday (July 29, 2014). Out of action since his hyped but lackluster decision loss to former welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, Diaz has been in a self-imposed “retirement” ever since. However, the Stockton bad boy spoke up during a UFC 183...
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Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will finally make his long awaited to the UFC next January, as we recently learned that he will face former Strikeforce welterweight champion and notorious controversialist Nick Diaz. The Stockton bad boy resigned to the UFC on a three-fight deal this week, and instantly the talk turned to Diaz vs. Silva. Obviously the fight has some very interesting factors; styles seem to match up well, both fighters like to keep it standing, and maybe most importantly for...
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Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz had been campaigning for "big fights" inside the Octagon and he got his wish earlier this week when he was unexpectedly booked to face MMA legend Anderson Silva at UFC 183. But, according to Diaz's coach Cesar Gracie, he's known the fight would happen for some time. In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com he also said he expects it to be a great matchup: "I already knew this fight would happen a long time ago," Gracie said, "and I think it’s a great...
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Featuring a pivotal light heavyweight championship between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier and many other top-level bouts, September 27’s upcoming UFC 178 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, was already one of the most explosive top-to-bottom pay-per-view (PPV) events the promotion has put together on paper. And tonight, news comes that it may get even more exciting. According to a report from Sherdog.com, Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will make his way to the Octagon to...
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This past February (2014) the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) banned the use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and with the ruling, a new zero tolerance era for performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) was established in the UFC.    Following the implementation of NSAC’s new legislation and the (June) failed drug test debacle that followed, as pertaining to fighters Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva, and Vitor Belfort, it was hoped that the PED issue in the UFC had finally been dealt...
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Earlier this month, former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida came up short in his attempt to become the third man in history to win two UFC titles in different weight class when he was shutdown by Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 175. But it looks like "The Dragon" has put that setback behind him and is ready for a new challenge inside the Octagon. Through his press office, Machida said he hopes to return around October and is looking at Luke Rockhold as a potential opponent: "I had no injuries...
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The menacing black cloud of testosterone-replacement therapy (TRT) was thought to finally be removed from MMA when Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen received their punishment (or lack thereof) at a Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) hearing last Wednesday (July 23, 2014). TRT poster boy Belfort was licensed by the commission to fight UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the main event of December 6’s UFC 181, and the retired (not to mention disgraced) Chael Sonnen was handed down a two-year...
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UFC featherweight competitor Cub Swanson has made good use of his time at 145 pounds; winning six straight fights and scoring four brutal knockouts in the process. With the top of the division temporarily tied up, chatter has moved to who may be next for 'Beautiful Destruction'- should he want to stay active while Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes II transpires at UFC 179. Swanson had previously spoke about fighting the winner of Frankie Edgar vs. BJ Penn III, and the fight looked to be becoming reality as Edgar's...
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After several rumors and much speculation, Anderson Silva has signed on to face polarizing welterweight bad boy Nick Diaz at the UFC's upcoming Super Bowl weekend pay-per-view (PPV) show, tentatively set to be UFC 183, on January 31,2015. The UFC just confirmed the announcement, and Dana White posted a picture of himself with “The Spider,” on Instagram, noting that the fight is a done deal: Former longtime middleweight champion Silva has been out of action since suffering a gruesome broken...
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Video: UFC on Fox 12 Fight Motion Highlights

Posted on July 30, 2014, 09:21 AM by Buster Evans
UFC on Fox 12 went down this weekend inside the SAP Center in San Jose, California, where fans were treated to an explosive night of mixed-martial arts action. Headlining the event was a brutal welterweight showdown between "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler and the "Immortal" Matt Brown which turned out to be one of the best scraps of the year. Lawler emerged victorious after the bloody affair and he is now preparing himself for a second meeting with Johny Hendricks. The co-main event was also spectacular and one of...
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UFC light-heavyweight contenders Phil Davis and Glover Teixeira suffered setbacks in their title aspirations last time each man fought; for GT, it was a five-round beating at the hands of the young champion Jon Jones at UFC 172, and for 'Mr Wonderful' it was a three round mauling by resurgent Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson on the same Baltimore card. Combate.com is reporting that the two have verbally agreed to fight this year, check it out: “After losing the light heavyweight title fight (93kg) to champion...
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World Series of Fighting middleweight champion David Branch will get the chance to defend his title against a fellow UFC veteran this October 24, as WSOF president Ray Sefo confirmed that Yushin Okami will is scheduled as the first man to challenge the new champion. Branch snatched the inaugural title against Jesse Taylor at WSOF 10 with a first round submission win. Taylor was, until that point, undefeated since 2012. Branch has only ever lost to current and former UFC competitors, and sports a 14-3 record...
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Michael Bisping emerged onto the UFC’s stage in 2006 when he claimed “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 3 light-heavyweight tournament finale win. Now eight years and 20 fights into his senior circuit career, Bisping stands at a crossroads in his MMA journey. At age 35, the British middleweight has slowly been sliding down the 185-pound rankings ladder (currently at No. 8) and has all but disappeared from title contention. With a record of 14 – 6, “The Count” has never been...
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Well, it looks like longtime UFC veteran Joe Riggs’ return to the Octagon was a very short-lived one, at least for now. After being scheduled to face slumping Paulo Thiago at UFC Fight Night 51 in Brasilia, Brazil, “Diesel” has been forced out of the bout after he was hospitalized with hand and leg injuries suffered while cleaning a licensed gun, rendering him unable to fight on the September 13 card. The UFC released a statement on the odd situation this afternoon: "We were made aware that...
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