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Feb 24, 2016 9:17 am

Frankie Edgar: “The ‘C’ in UFC stands for Conor”

After Frankie Edgar knocked out Chad Mendes at the TUF 22 finale back in December, UFC President Dana White confirmed that Edgar was next in line for a featherweight title shot. The following night at UFC 194, Conor McGregor knocked out Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds to claim the UFC featherweight championship. Since then...

Feb 24, 2016 8:41 am

Frankie Edgar “pissed” at the UFC

Yesterday after Rafael dos Anjos withdrew from his UFC 196 lightweight title fight against Conor McGregor less than 2 weeks from the event, many top contenders began to campaign for the slot opposite McGregor on March 5th. Unfortunately, one of those men wasn’t Frankie Edgar, who has been campaigning for a fight against McGregor for...

Feb 24, 2016 8:33 am

Conor McGregor’s coach points out important lesson from Rafael dos Anjos withdrawal

Yesterday Rafael dos Anjos withdrew from his UFC 196 lightweight title fight against Conor McGregor on March 5th due to a broken foot. Immediately there were several contenders campaigning to fill in against McGregor. Donald Cerrone, Anthony Pettis, Urijah Faber, and Nate Diaz all asked for the fight against McGregor, however Diaz ultimately filled the...

Feb 24, 2016 8:11 am

Conor McGregor’s coach predicts early finish against Nate Diaz

While Conor McGregor might have opened up as the betting favorite against Nate Diaz ahead of their welterweight scrap at UFC 196 on March 5th, his coach, John Kavanagh, thinks it will be an early finish. Diaz was given the fight after UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos was forced out of the bout with...

Feb 24, 2016 8:04 am

REPLAY! Dana White makes Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz announcement

Last night UFC President Dana White appeared on SportsCenter to make the official announcement of who would be filling in for Rafael dos Anjos against Conor McGregor at UFC 196 on March 5th. As BJPenn.com previously reported, Nate Diaz was given the fight. White also revealed that the fight would now go down at welterweight...

Feb 24, 2016 7:58 am

Opening betting odds for Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz revealed

By now the MMA world knows that Nate Diaz has stepped in for Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 196 to fight Conor McGregor in a welterweight showdown. Diaz stepped in on short notice after Rafael dos Anjos was forced out of the bout with a broken foot. Immediately after Diaz stepped in the MMA world...

Feb 24, 2016 7:57 am

Exclusive Video | Nate Diaz coach talks fill-in fight against Conor McGregor

Tuesday morning it was announced that Rafael dos Anjos had broken his foot and would no longer be able to defend his title at UFC 196 on March 5th against Conor McGregor. Ultimately Nate Diaz was chosen as a new opponent for McGregor, and the bout was moved from a lightweight fight to a welterweight...

Feb 24, 2016 7:48 am

Donald Cerrone reacts to Nate Diaz getting UFC 196 fight

Yesterday after Rafael dos Anjos withdrew from his UFC 196 title fight against Conor McGregor, many top ranked fighters were scrambling to get the vacant spot opposite McGregor. For a while it seemed as though fan-favorite fighter Donald Cowboy Cerrone would get the fight. Cerrone hit the gym to start cutting weight and was just...

Feb 24, 2016 7:43 am

VIDEO | Incredible fan-made UFC 196: Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz promo

Someone has already made a brilliant Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz promo for UFC 196 Posted by The MMA Feed on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Yesterday after Rafael dos Anjos withdrew from his UFC 196 title fight against Conor McGregor on March 5th with a broken foot, Nate Diaz stepped in on less than 2...

Feb 23, 2016 10:25 pm

Rafael dos Anjos releases statement on UFC 196 with new photo of foot

Yesterday morning UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos withdrew from his UFC 196 main event title fight against Conor McGregor due to a broken foot. The UFC ultimately replaced dos Anjos with Nate Diaz on short notice, and moved the bout from 155 pounds to 170 pounds given that Diaz was stepping in on short...

Feb 23, 2016 8:22 pm

PHOTO | Official UFC 196 Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz poster

After Rafael dos Anjos backed out of his UFC 196 main event scrap against Conor McGregor with a broken foot, there was a scramble to find an opponent to replace the lightweight champ. Ultimately it was revealed by UFC President Dana White that Nate Diaz would be stepping in on short notice to fight McGregor...

Feb 23, 2016 8:14 pm

Dana White officially announces Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor

Early Tuesday evening BJPenn.com broke the news that Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz had been slated for the main event of UFC 196 after Rafael dos Anjos backed out of the bout with a broken foot. There were still some questions surrounding the bout, mainly what weight class the pair would compete at. Tuesday evening...

Feb 23, 2016 6:20 pm

PHOTO | Rafael dos Anjos shares photo of broken foot

Tuesday morning news broke that UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos had been forced to pull out of his UFC 196 lightweight title fight with Conor McGregor on March 5th. While there was certainly no shortage of top ranked contenders offering to fight McGregor on short notice, the UFC ultimately opted to go with Nate...

Feb 23, 2016 5:34 pm

Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor is a GO for UFC 196

There has been much speculation as to who will step in and fight Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 196 on March 5th. While there has been no shortage of top contenders stepping up to offer to fight McGregor at the event, it seems as though we now have an official bout. BJPenn.com...

Feb 23, 2016 1:41 pm

Nate Diaz Highlights: Next Stop, Las Vegas – UFC 196

With Nate Diaz getting the call to face Conor Mcgregor at UFC 196, fight fans and analysts around are clamoring for this main-event matchup. The Stockton native had a successful outing in his last performance against Michael “The Menace” Johnson, targeting Johnson with 157 strikes to earn the unanimous decision. The win against Johnson positioned...

Feb 23, 2016 1:31 pm

UFC having issues booking Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor

While it had been rumored that Nate Diaz would be getting the vacant UFC 196 slot against Conor McGregor, now it appears as though they’re having some issues booking the fight on such short notice. McGregor was supposed to face Rafael dos Anjos in a lightweight bout for the UFC lightweight championship. Given that McGregor...

Feb 23, 2016 12:38 pm

Donald ” Cowboy” Cerrone Hires Nutritionist | Confirmed

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is one of the few fighters who might get a call to face Conor McGregor at UFC 196. If Cerrone does gets the green light to fight Conor McGregor on March 5th, the Jackson-Wink MMA fighter is prepared to cut weight with assistance from nutritionist Mike Dolce. Will Dolce be needed? Or...