Archive: Nick Diaz

Oct 15, 2013 10:40 am

Gilbert Melendez Says Right Fight Would Bring Nick Diaz Out Of Retirement

Retired UFC welterweight fighter, Nick Diaz has been sitting idle since his decision loss to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158 this past March. The former Strikeforce welterweight champ and on-again-off-again middleweight fighter has said he will never fight again. His team Gracie teammate and UFC lightweight contender, Gilbert Melendez, has taken to the UFC 166...

Oct 2, 2013 8:49 am

Chuck Liddell is not impressed with GSP’s performance

Former UFC light heavyweight champion and Hall of Famer, Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell, appeared on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’ on Tuesday for a wide-ranging interview. When asked how the sport has changed since his retirement in 2010, Liddell suggested that some of the UFC’s new champions have shown a tendency to ‘play it safe,’ in particular GSP:...

Sep 13, 2013 10:40 am

Dana White: Nick Diaz Still A UFC Fighter But Not In Need Of Fight Due To GSP Payday

“Nick’s obviously still on the roster. He’s still an active fighter here in the UFC, but as far as I know, he’s just not interested in fighting right now. “When Nick finally fought Georges St-Pierre, Nick Diaz made some money. So Nick Diaz has some kickback money,” White said. “He can probably take as long...

Sep 6, 2013 12:36 pm

Johny Hendricks has reportedly not followed through on VADA testing

French Canadian outlet, TVA Sports, is reporting that UFC welterweight #1 contender Johny Hendricks (15-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) has yet to fill out the proper paper work for the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA), prior to his scheduled main event bout with Georges St. Pierre (24-2 MMA, 18-2 UFC) at UFC 167 on November 16 in...

Sep 2, 2013 8:19 pm

Sean Sherk officially retires from MMA

Former UFC lightweight champion Sean “The Muscle Shark” Sherk (36-4-1 MMA, 8-4 UFC) announced his retirement from mixed martials arts today, as first reported on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour. In an interview with BJ Penn Radio earlier this year, Sherk discussed what he would need to get back into the cage, and what is keeping him out. “Many, many...

Aug 19, 2013 8:57 am

Dana White: Machida vs. Diaz was a bad idea

Early last week, UFC president Dana White took the media by surprise by saying he had offered former Strikeforce champion, Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC), a return bout against former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC). However, after this weekend’s UFC Fight Night event in Boston, White stated that the proposed Diaz...

Aug 15, 2013 10:04 am

Dana White Offers Nick Diaz Shot At Middleweight Against Lyoto Machida

UFC President Dana White revealed yesterday during a special Q&A in Boston that he has offered former welterweight title challenger Nick Diaz a fight against former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. Not a bad idea is it? “I talked to Diaz today, and I made him an offer, so we’ll see what happens,” White said yesterday...

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 18, 2013 5:22 pm

Clearing the Air: Cesar Gracie Tells Us That Nick Diaz was Offered a Fight by the UFC

BJPenn.com wants to clear the air about the news that is currently circulating about the fight offer that Nick Diaz did or did not receive from the UFC. Last night on BJPenn.com Radio Nick Diaz’s trainer and longtime mentor, Cesar Gracie, talked with our boys Pedro Carrasco and George Mathews about Diaz’s future with the...

Jul 17, 2013 8:19 pm

Exclusive: Cesar Gracie Confirms Nick Diaz Has Been Offered a Fight By UFC

Earlier tonight, Cesar Gracie was a featured guest on BJPENN.com Radio and broke the news that Nick Diaz has been offered a fight by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. “As far as his fighting and everything. He’s been in Vegas, he just got back a couple of days ago. There is an offer on the table,...

Jul 8, 2013 2:23 pm

Dana White Says Nick Diaz “Wants to Fight”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Although this past weekend’s news of Chris Weidman dethroning Anderson Silva to become the new UFC Middleweight Champion has understandably spilled over and flooded MMA news sites across the web there have been a couple other intriguing stories that have risen from the rubble of UFC 162, including news that UFC...

Jun 28, 2013 11:05 am

EXCLUSIVE | Dominic Clark on the Inaugural WAR MMA Event | BJPENN.COM Radio

Professional mixed martial artist Dominic “All Day” Clark joined BJPENN.COM Radio this past Wednesday, June 26, 2013 to discuss his most recent win over Chris Quitiquit at the inaugural WAR MMA event this past weekend in Stockton, Ca., in addition to the promotion itself. Run by Nick Diaz, the eccentric former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion and...

Jun 26, 2013 8:05 am

VIDEO | 2 Days With WAR MMA President Nick Diaz

Coming off a successful debut as a promoter, Nick Diaz is poised to make noise in the MMA World from his ringside seat instead of in the cage. In this video you get a behind the scenes look of the WAR MMA debut.

Jun 24, 2013 9:28 am

Diaz: No Set Plans For Second War MMA Event

With approximately 3500 fans in attendance and a name-your-own-price on-line PPV Stream, the War MMA promotion seems to be off to a healthy start. But is Nick Diaz one-and-done as an MMA Promoter? He talked to the media following Saturdays debut card and wouldn’t commit one way or the other. “We’re happy; everyone seemed to...

Jun 21, 2013 5:01 pm

Nick Diaz Sets WAR MMA Pay-Per-View Price to ‘Name-Your-Own’ Donation

If the fact that former UFC welterweight Nick Diaz started an MMA promotion just seven months after his title losing effort at UFC 158 surprises you, well just wait until you hear the price point. According to WAR MMA’s official website, the price of purchase for tomorrow’s inaugural event is set at a simple donation...

Jun 19, 2013 10:12 am

Diaz Wants PRIDE Rules For New Promotion

“In the first event, what Nick’s trying to do is introduce some rule changes — relative to the rules that many of the fans may be familiar with already — to try to push the action a little more towards the sport as Nick envisions it. “That, first of all, is in a ring versus...

Jun 19, 2013 9:04 am

Georges St. Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks set for November 16 in Las Vegas

The recently announced title fight between current UFC welterweight champion (24-2 MMA, 18-2 UFC) Georges St. Pierre and number 1 contender Johny Hendricks (15-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) now has a date. According to a report by Ariel Helwani on Tuesday’s (June 18, 2013) edition of “UFC Tonight” on FUEL TV, the 170-pound title fight will...

Jun 13, 2013 2:03 pm

Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks Scheduled for Unannounced Fall Event

  UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre (24-2) has been scheduled to defend his title against Johny Hendricks (15-1) at an unconfirmed event in the fall of this year most likely at an arena in Las Vegas. UFC president Dana White confirmed the news during a conversation with the media while promoting UFC 161. St-Pierre last...

Jun 11, 2013 5:47 am

Lawyer: Nick Diaz still retired for immediate future

Following his unanimous-decision loss to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 158, former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC) announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. Shortly thereafter news broke that the Stockton native was getting into the MMA promoting business in North California. Today Diaz’s lawyer Jonathan Tweedale spoke to Ariel Helwani about...

Jun 4, 2013 11:45 am

Mayhem Miller Wishes He Could Have Fought Nick Diaz

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Jason “Mayhem” Miller was a guest on The MMA Hour yesterday and, of course, the former UFC fighter gave an entertaining interview, to say the least. He didn’t break anything or storm off of the set of the show this time but he did give some really interesting and entertaining stories...