According to Joe Rogan, Nick Diaz turned down a rematch with Robbie Lawler.
UFC 209 happens this March. With the pay-per-view number coinciding with the area code for Stockton, California, fans have been clamoring for one, or both Diaz brothers to be on the card.
UFC commentator Joe Rogan would love to see McGregor take on Nick Diaz.
The Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz rivalry turned out to be one of the biggest talking points of 2016.
Diaz submitted ‘The Notorious’ at UFC 196 but McGregor walked away with a majority decision in the rematch at UFC 202, and both bouts generated some of the highest pay-per-view numbers in the promotion’s history.
Joe Rogan, like most people, believes the UFC should have booked the Diaz brothers to fight at UFC 209 in Stockton.
Joe Rogan is among the many people who believe the UFC’s next pay-per-view event should feature Stockton’s finest mixed martial artists — and take place in Stockton.
UFC Fight Night 96 has its main event with the announcement that John Dodson will meet John Lineker in a fight with significant implications in the bantamweight division.
Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh has a date in mind for the third Nate Diaz fight.
Since the Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight on August 26th, Conor McGregor’s camp has been eyeing on one fighter for their next fight: Nate Diaz. It is a name that SBG Dublin head coach John Kavanagh had in mind all along, but he does not foresee this third fight happening in 2017.
Heading into his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 on Saturday night, Conor McGregor made some wholesale changes in his training regimen. Namely, he and his Straight Blast Gym coach John Kavanagh have added structure to his Dublin-based training camp. They have structured the workouts to help maximize his endurance come fight night on Aug. 20 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Two title fights have been booked for the UFC’s first trip to Edmonton.
A pair of title fights have been added to the UFC’s debut event in Edmonton, Canada.
Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is set to meet Ray Borg in a record-breaking title defense in the main event, and women’s bantamweight titleholder Amanda Nunes’ rematch with Valentina Shevchenko has been rescheduled for the evening’s co-feature.
Johny Hendricks’ issues with the scale have followed him up a weight class.
The former UFC welterweight champion missed weight Saturday morning for his UFC Fight Night 112 middleweight bout with Tim Boetsch. Hendricks came in at 188 pounds, making this the third time he has missed weight in his UFC career. The 33-year-old fighter, who made most of his career at 170 pounds, moved to up the 185-pound division earlier this year in hopes of leaving weight-cutting issues behind him.
Former champion Johny Hendricks meets Paulo Borrachinha in November.
Johny Hendricks continues his middleweight venture as Combate reports that the former welterweight champion meets up-and-coming Paulo Borrachinha at UFC 217, in New York City.
UFC middleweight Johny Hendricks expects great results after a year of training at the Jackson-Winkeljohn Academy in New Mexico.
Early last month, former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks made the big move to the famous Jackson-Winkeljohn Academy in Albuquerque. At the time, it was not clear if it would be a permanent arrangement, or if it was just for his camp in preparation for Paulo Borrachinha at UFC 217.
Conor McGregor is already the highest paid fighter in the UFC but his worth might multiply exponentially with a win at UFC 205 on Saturday night.
UFC play-by-play announcer Jon Anik believes that McGregor's value to the UFC is already extremely high, but if he takes home a second world title by defeating Eddie Alvarez, he could soon command an astronomical number for his fights.
In the aftermath of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor hoopla, it can be easy to forget that the UFC has had a bad run of luck over the last couple of weeks. Junior dos Santos was flagged by USADA. Brian Stann left the company. And of course, their homegrown star lost in a high-profile boxing match last night. But the biggest non-Conor story was definitely the continuing saga of Jon Jones, who failed an in-competition UFC 214 test for the anabolic steroid turinabol.
Jon Jones says a bout against Stipe Miocic would not be a “real super fight.” I disagree.
After winning back his light heavyweight title, Jon Jones immediately called out Brock Lesnar. The fight would surely do big numbers, but it’s not the most realistic of options, as there’s a lot of hurdles to overcome concerning Lesnar’s suspension or even his real motives for publicly “accepting” the fight.
Jones’ B sample returned with the same result, flagging the steroid Turinabol in Jones’ test.
Jon Jones has failed his B sample drug test with another positive test for Turinabol. The failure stemmed from a sample taken surrounding his UFC 214 bout against Daniel Cormier, for the promotion’s light heavyweight title. Jones won the bout by KO in the third round. ESPN first reported the news of the secondary sample coming back positive. USADA has since confirmed that Jones’ B sample did not differentiate from his A sample.
Things continue to heat up on social media between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier.
Jon Jones has been tag-teamed by Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson this week, regarding his failed USADA drug test at UFC 200.
Gustafsson, who lost to Jones via decision in a championship epic at UFC 172, claimed in a recent interview with Ariel Helwani that 'Bones' has probably been using performance-enhancing drugs for a 'long time' and believes he was using illegal substances in their five-round classic in 2013.
Jon Jones has tested positive for steroids in his UFC 214 victory over Daniel Cormier . Jones tested positive for Turinabol -- an anabolic steroid. Last 2016 tested positive for banned substances before UFC 200 and was pulled from the main event. Jones got socked with a 1 year ban.
Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier ramped up their rivalry even further at a press conference today, battling over prostitutes, cocaine, and even scuffling backstage.
If you thought Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier had said everything they wanted to say to each other already over their multi-year rivalry, well, you’d be very wrong. The two men partially stole the show today at the UFC’s Summer Kickoff press conference by first getting into a scuffle backstage before they even went out, then verbally lambasting each other whenever they got the chance.
JON Jones has been temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission as a result of a positive drug test administered by USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) ahead of his previously scheduled bout at UFC 200.
The UFC rankings have taken a major hit. Over the weekend, the promotion removed three of their stars from the rankings due to those fighters being flagged by USADA for failed tests. One of them was Jon Jones, the UFC interim light heavyweight champion.
Jon Jones seems confident that he won't be sitting on the sidelines much longer.
The interim light-heavyweight champion is currently on a temporary suspension after testing positive for a pair of anti-estrogen drugs in the lead up to his last scheduled fight against Daniel Cormier at UFC 200.
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