Archive: nate diaz

Jan 13, 2014 12:51 pm

Nate Diaz & Management Waiting On UFC Title Shot

  “We could be looking at a title fightI think it’s a smart business decision to sit around for a little bit… Pettis already said he wanted to fight Nate. Why does he want to fight Nate? He knows it’s a money fight. That’s the name of the game. Who else would bring that much...

Jan 13, 2014 6:47 am

Michael Johnson says he’ll take fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov

It’s no secret that UFC President Dana White has been having trouble finding an opponent for undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov who is on a 5-0 win streak since his debut at UFC on FX 1 back in January of 2012. Nurmagomedov was originally set to face off against former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez, however Melendez...

Jan 13, 2014 6:41 am

Diaz manager: “Nate has never turned down a fight against anyone.”

Undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov has been having trouble finding an opponent as of late. Since defeating Pat Healy via unanimous decision at UFC 165 it seems that no one is game enough to step up. Former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez was originally scheduled to fight Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, but Melendez called it off soon after....

Jan 13, 2014 5:25 am

Dana White: ‘Nate Diaz Turned Down Fight With Khabib’

With the bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Gilbert Melendez cancelled, there doesn’t seem to be many that are willing to take on the undefeated Nurmagomedov. Even the usually game, Nate Diaz, turned down the opportunity to fight “The Eagle”. @EDLEZGIN @TeamKhabib Nate turned the fight down — Dana White (@danawhite) January 11, 2014 Nurmagomedov made...


Jan 10, 2014 9:04 am

Kron Gracie Is Transitioning To MMA, Will Make Debut In Japanese Promotion

Kron Gracie, the youngest of Rickson Gracie’s four children is an undeniable Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace. He won the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Submission Wrestling Championships last year, but even that is not enough for the 25 year old Gracie. Gracie lives in California and has been training with family member Cesar Gracie, who is...

Jan 2, 2014 9:48 am

QUICK TWITT | Michael Johnson Request Fight With Nate Diaz

With an official UFC record of 6-4 and a current two-fight winning streak, TUF runner-up Michael Johnson is ready for the next level of competition. The surging lightweight recently proclaimed himself a contender to the Pettis throne and now the Blackzilian has taken to twitter to request a bout with Nate Diaz. Check it: Trying...

Dec 20, 2013 11:39 am

Jim Miller: ‘I’d love to have 30 UFC fights under my belt’

Jim Miller is a gym rat. And for good reason. As one of the hardest-working men in the lightweight division – a suffocating grinder with a seemingly never-ending gas tank – he’s always made sure that his training routines are just as demanding as any fight he might find himself in. But now that Miller...

Dec 16, 2013 8:15 am

UFC On FOX 9 Ratings Up From Previous Event

UFC on Fox 9 had more viewers than UFC on Fox 8, but that isn’t saying much. The card, headlined by a flyweight title match between champion Demetrious Johnson and perennial number one contender Joseph Benevidez, ranked as the fourth worst for UFC on Fox cards in terms of viewership. The card had an average...

Dec 12, 2013 8:55 am

Nate Diaz Getting Called Out Left And Right

Coming off a much-needed win, former UFC lightweight title challenger, Nate Diaz is getting his fair share of challenges these days. The Stockton based fighter last saw action at the TUF 18 Finale event where he easily dispatched former rival Gray Maynard via KO in the first round of action. Now back in the mix,...

Dec 10, 2013 10:06 am

Rankings Update: Diaz Knocks Maynard Down, Shogun/Hunt Rise Up & More

By Evan Stoumbelis This past weekend fans were fortunate enough to see Hunt vs. Bigfoot as the headline of the UFC Brisbane card. Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva fought a great 5 round battle to a decision which ended in a draw. Also on the card we saw PRIDE FC legend Mauricio...

Dec 10, 2013 7:48 am

Josh Thomson Figured Anthony Pettis Would Pull Out Of Fight

Josh “The Punk” Thomson is not one to pull punches. Thomson was set to face current UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis for UFC gold at UFC on Fox 9 after stunning the MMA world with a TKO finish over Nate Diaz. Unfortunately for Thomson though, Pettis was forced off the card, citing a torn...

Dec 9, 2013 12:56 pm

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale Drug Test Results: All Fighters Cleared

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale, which took place November 30 in Las Vegas, saw Julianna Pena and Chris Holdsworth crowned as the two “TUF 18” champions, as well as a spectacular knockout win for lightweight fighter Nate Diaz (shown above). The Nevada State Athletic Director has released the results from its post-fight drug screening, and...

Dec 5, 2013 8:16 am

QUICK TWITT | Diaz Responds To Pettis Callout, Tells Champ To Work His Way Back Up

Last night on Fox Sports 1 we learned that UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis is interested in tangling with Nate Diaz. Diaz, who often speaks poorly of Pettis came back with the following: You work ur way up u have alot of catching up to do I was injured too still fought.. #1fightayearwhyrutalking — Nathan...

Dec 5, 2013 7:52 am

TUF 18 Finale pulls off strong numbers for FOX Sports 1

Saturday night’s “TUF 18 Finale” event did a substantial numbers increase from the last several live events airing on the network, drawing 1,129,000 viewers according to a report from MMAFighting.com. The event was headlined by a lightweight bout featuring former title challengers Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard and also showcased the the men’s and women’s final from the recently-completed...

Dec 5, 2013 7:43 am

Anthony Pettis expected to be out 6 to 8 months. Wants Diaz when he returns

UFC Lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis is set to go under the knife and have surgery for his torn PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) this December. The surgery will have the Champ out for six to eight months. “The doctor said six to eight months, so I’m hoping six.” Pettis stated to UFC Tonight about his...

Dec 3, 2013 7:25 am

Mike Kogan: Diaz’s Salary Dropped Because “I Suck As A Manager, Lol”

Many were confused when the The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 Finale salary list came out, and saw that Nate Diaz’s payout had dropped to $15,000 to show, and $15,000 to win. The strangest part, was the man Diaz beat, Gray Maynard, made $45,000 just to show up. Cage Potato reached out to Diaz’s manager Mike...

Dec 3, 2013 7:22 am

Salary Report: Diaz Makes $15k Base For Maynard Stoppage, Maynard Walks With $45k

The UFC provided another great free night of fights with the TUF Season 18 Finale on Saturday, November 30. The event took place at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, NV where we crowned the very first female Ultimate Fighter and yet another great male addition into the organization. Headlining the event was...

Dec 2, 2013 6:56 am

Nate Diaz: ‘Gilbert and I are the best lightweights in the world’

“I think in boxing they start hopping in when they’re taking a lot of punches, or maybe their corner would have threw in the towel, but I wasn’t going to stop. I was just trying to set up a good one to land to finish it off if they weren’t going to stop it. I’m...

Nov 30, 2013 9:52 pm

TUF 18 Finale Results: Diaz Knocks Maynard Out In Round 1

Including preliminary bouts, we went four hours into the event until we heard Diaz and Maynard mentioned for the first time. They didn’t even need a round to steal the show. Unfortunately for Maynard, it was at his expense. Gray Maynard opened up the bout strong, keeping his distance from Nate Diaz’s bizarre strikes. He...