Archive: nate diaz

Nov 11, 2013 9:48 am

Diaz vs. Maynard III tabbed as new TUF 18 Finale main event

With the recent shakeup of headlining bouts there will be a new main event for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. The UFC announced Sunday that a knee injury has forced lightweight champion Anthony Pettis to withdraw from his first title defense against Josh Thomson. To fill that void, the UFC put in a flyweight title...

Oct 22, 2013 3:18 pm

QUICK TWITT | Diego Sanchez Calls Out Nate Diaz

Just three days removed from his epic battle against Gilbert Melendez, UFC lightweight, Diego Sanchez is calling for his next opponent. Sanchez, who has once beaten the older Diaz brother is now calling for a fight against Nate. Check it out: Im thinking maybe nate diaz for the next fight would be a epic 5...

Sep 30, 2013 12:59 pm

Manager Reveals True Intentions Behind Nate Diaz Reunion Tweet

By Evan Stoumbelis Nate Diaz’ manager Mike Kogan spoke to mmajunkie.com about Nate’s controversial tweet in which he said he’d be unable to fight Gray Maynard at the Ultimate Fighter 18 finale because of his high school reunion. Kogan said Nick meant he wanted to fight Maynard in their rubber match two weeks later at...

Sep 25, 2013 2:15 pm

Dana White Not Concerned About Nate Diaz Reunion Tweet

Earlier this week UFC lightweight fighter, Nate Diaz, stated via Twitter that he won’t be attending his upcoming bout.  “Cant make it november [sic] 30th.  ive  gotta high school reunion i have to tend too…” the statement read.  When asked about the unusual announcement from the fighter, UFC President Dana White seemed unconcerned, if not...


Sep 17, 2013 6:30 am

Anthony Pettis vs. Josh Thomson set for UFC on FOX 9 headliner

Yesterday, UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) announced via twitter that he is still not 100% and will not be able to compete against Anthony “Showtime” Pettis at this December’s UFC on FOX 9 event in Sacramento, California. With Grant unable to compete, the UFC has given former Strikeforce lightweight champion, Josh Thomson,...

Sep 9, 2013 8:05 am

Nate Diaz comments on Gray Maynard fight: ‘F–k that, I’m fighting Anthony Pettis’

This weekend, UFC officials announced that former “The Ultimate Fighter 5” participants Nate Diaz (16-9 MMA, 11-7 UFC) and Gray “The Bully” Maynard (11-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC), had verbally agreed to throw down for a third time at “The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale” this November in Las Vegas. However, on Sunday, Nate Diaz tweeted that...

Sep 8, 2013 3:32 pm

Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard trilogy bout set for TUF 18 Finale

UFC officials announced today that top lightweights and former “The Ultimate Fighter 5” participants Nate Diaz (16-9 MMA, 11-7 UFC) and Gray “The Bully” Maynard  (11-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC), have verbally agreed to throw down for a third time at “The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale” this November in Las Vegas. Diaz and Maynard first met in the semi-final...

Sep 3, 2013 10:59 am

QUICK TWITT | Nate Diaz Spotted Training With Duane Ludwig & Team Alpha Male

Former UFC lightweight title challenger and younger half of the Diaz brothers clan, Nate Diaz, was recently down in Sacramento getting some training in with the world-renowned Team Alpha Male and their new head coach, Duane Ludwig. Nate Diaz has not seen action since his defeat to Josh Thomson back in April. The defeat marked...

Aug 27, 2013 1:04 pm

Duke Roufus: Fighting Pettis in Milwaukee is like fighting GSP in Montreal

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will finally get his shot at UFC gold this Saturday night when he rematches Benson Henderson (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) in the main event of UFC 164 in his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pettis and Henderson first met at WEC 53 back in 2010 for the World Extreme...

Aug 27, 2013 12:20 pm

Benson Henderson: I’m going to break Silva’s record in 2016

Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) is the most dominant champion in the history of the UFC,  having successfully defended his middleweight belt ten consecutive times during his title reign. Current UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) is confident that he will eventually break Anderson’s record, and has already determined when that...

Jul 19, 2013 1:37 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Cesar Gracie Talks About the Future of the Diaz Brothers | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Famed BJJ coach and longtime fan favorite of BJPenn.com, Cesar Gracie, joined our own Pedro Carrasco and George Mathews on Wednesday night’s episode (July 17th) of BJPenn.com Radio. Cesar is a staple in the training circles of the MMA community, he’s the head of the Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in California, and he has coached and mentored...

Jul 4, 2013 10:25 am

Josh Thomson: Give me Anthony Pettis, then a title shot

UFC lightweight contender Josh Thomson (20-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is coming off a huge TKO win over former #1 contender Nate Diaz back at UFC on FOX 7 in April. Now, the former Strikeforce lightweight champion has his eyes set on one man and one goal as he told mmajunkie.com in a recent interview: “I’m...

May 28, 2013 9:39 am

Pat Healy Discusses Failed Drug Test Post-UFC 159

  A great story of Strikeforce import Pat Healy beating perennial UFC top-contender Jim Miller (whilst nabbing two fight bonuses for both ‘Fight of the Night’ and ‘Submission of the Night’) became an unfortunate one as Healy failed his post-fight drug test for marijuana. The dual bonuses added up to $130,000 and were both stripped...

May 24, 2013 10:20 am

Dana White Says He’s ‘Fed Up With Bull****’ Fighter Conduct

In the UFC 160 pre-fight media scrum Thursday, UFC President Dana White spoke on the issue that has recently been afflicting the organization: fighters breaking the code of conduct. In 2013 alone, a number of cases have disrupted the otherwise smoothly-ran events.  Several fighters have faced suspension and mandatory rehab following failed drug tests, Matt...

May 23, 2013 8:20 pm

EXCLUSIVE | AKA Coach Javier Mendez: Josh Thomson Deserves Title Shot | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | AKA Coach Javier Mendez joined the boys over at BJPenn.com Radio on Wednesday night and discussed many hot topics swirling around the MMA world. One of the things Mendez found himself discussing was Josh Thompson’s amazing UFC return on April 20th where he knocked-out former title contender Nathan Diaz with a...

May 21, 2013 11:48 am

QUICK TWITT | Final Word From Nate Diaz

Last week Nate Diaz was fined and suspended by his employer, the UFC, for tweeting out remarks that the promotion deemed inappropriate. We all know the story, we’ve all seen the twitter posts, but here’s an update from Diaz himself in what can only be assumed as a response and sound off to Bryan Caraway...

May 21, 2013 6:30 am

Diaz and His Manager Have “No Remorse” For Costly Tweet

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Just a few days ago we found out that Pat Healy tested positive for marijuana following his UFC 159 win over Jim Miller. In that fight Healy not only cashed in on the victory but he took home $130,000 extra for ‘Fight of the Night’ and ‘Submission of the Night’. Unfortunately, Healy...

May 18, 2013 1:03 pm

Bryan Caraway Accused of Elbowing Cat Zingano Intentionally

As if Bryan Caraway hasn’t lost enough respect from the MMA community this week, the plot thickens yet again. First Caraway was awarded a portion of Pat Healy’s win bonus from his hard-fought UFC 159 victory over Jim Miller after ‘Bam Bam’ was stripped of his earnings for testing positive for marijuana. Next, Caraway hit...

May 17, 2013 7:35 pm

Nate Diaz Suspended 90 Days, Fined $20,000 For Tweets About Bryan Caraway

The disciplinarians at the UFC are keeping busy this month. After taking away Pat Healy’s UFC 159 post-fight bonus money for a failed drug test, the UFC awarded Bryan Caraway Healy’s $65,000 Submission of the Night bonus. Fellow UFC lightweight Nate Diaz did not approve, taking to Twitter to express his thoughts on the situation....

May 17, 2013 12:39 pm

Bryan Caraway responds to twitter backlash

It was backstage at Newark’s Prudential Center during UFC 159 that Bryan Caraway (18-6 MMA, 3-1 UFC) convinced UFC president Dana White to up the evening’s bonuses from $50,000 apiece to $65,000. Weeks later, and in a roundabout sort of way, Caraway found himself the beneficiary of his own lobbying efforts. Caraway received a $65,000...

May 16, 2013 7:35 pm

Nate Diaz Suspended Indefinitely For Derogatory Tweets Towards Bryan Caraway

The disciplinarians at the Ultimate Fighting Championship are busy this month. After taking away Pat Healy’s UFC 159 post-fight bonus money for a failed drug test, the UFC has awarded Bryan Caraway Healy’s $65,000 Submission of the Night bonus. Fellow UFC lightweight Nate Diaz does not approve. The younger Diaz brother took to Twitter to...

May 16, 2013 5:20 pm

Dana White Irate Over Diaz Tweet: Threatens Fine, Suspension Or Termination Of Contract

The Butterfly Effect:In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions, where a small change at one place in a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences to a later state. Pat Healy hits a joint, Nate Diaz faces suspension, fines and or release from the UFC. It’s amazing how...