Miesha Tate will fight on the UFC's big card in New York. The former women's bantamweight champion has been added to the event and will take on the streaking Raquel Pennington. The UFC announced the matchup today.
Welterweights Mike Perry and Thiago Alves, plus middleweights Hector Lombard and Anthony Smith will scrap at UFC Pittsburgh.
A couple of matchups scheduled for a now-scrapped August 19th show have been rescheduled for the UFC’s return to Pittsburgh, PA on September 16th. MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday that welterweights Mike Perry and Thiago Alves, as well as middleweights Hector Lombard and Anthony Smith have been added to the lineup.
UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor II is etched into the MMA history books as one of the greatest fights of all time, but not everyone will be watching it again.
Anthony Pettis believes he was in too much of a rush during his 2016 skid. That is going to change, according to the former UFC lightweight champ.
Anthony Pettis plans on taking his time moving forward.
After losing his 155-pound belt in 2015 to Rafael dos Anjos, Showtime wanted to get back in the title mix as soon as possible. So he fought four times last year, but it didn’t work out as planned. He ultimately rushed himself into too many fights and subsequently experienced mixed results.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission will consider McGregor’s request and make a ruling next week.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. owns Nevada. He has resided in the state for many years, hasn’t fought outside it since a 2005 bout with Sharmba Mitchell, and has had many dealings with the Nevada State Athletic Commission as a boxer and as a promoter. So it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Conor McGregor, the man he meets in a boxing match in Las Vegas on August 26th, is looking to add one international judge to the mix for their bout.
Nate Diaz says he was amused by the UFC's offer to fight Alvarez earlier this year.
UFC fan favorite Nate Diaz just doesn't 'give a f—ck'.
The Stockton local blasted the UFC in a series of interviews, turning his nose up at an opportunity to fight Tony Ferguson for the interim 'fake' lightweight title and slamming the promotion for not making him one of the UFC's flagship stars.
LAS VEGAS -- At this point, it seems like a foregone conclusion that the trilogy fight between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor is destined to happen, whether it's sometime soon or later on down the road.
Nate Diaz said that UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo needs to stop crying about Conor McGregor.
Nate Diaz isn't one to mince words.
On his recent appearance on The MMA Hour Diaz, 32, unloaded on former opponent Conor McGregor, calling the current UFC lightweight champion a 'f--king bitch'. But the Californian didn't stop there.
The UFC 202 press conference began without Conor McGregor and ended abruptly when Nate Diaz stormed off the stage on Wednesday. Both he and McGregor began heaving water bottles at each other, which prompted UFC president Dana White to intervene and cut things short.
IT SEEMS like everybody’s lining up to hate on the UFC these days.
The 31-year-old indicated he wasn’t best pleased with the UFC when he took to social media on Thursday morning (AEST).
For Nate Diaz, the choice of his next fight is no longer about the money.
Nate got his biggest break when he was offered to fight Conor McGregor the first time at UFC 196 in March 2016. His stock dramatically rose when he ended up winning via second-round stoppage, after stepping in with barely two weeks’ notice.
Nate Diaz isn’t impressed with UFC president Dana White’s recent comments about him, and he made that abundantly clear on social media today.
Nate Diaz isn’t a big fan of Dana White right now. The enigmatic UFC lightweight hasn’t stepped into the cage since his second fight against Conor McGregor in one of the highest-drawing cards in the promotion’s history. Diaz has stated a few reasons why this is, saying that the UFC “put him on the shelf” and that he’s more interested in “big time fights”. But White says it’s because both Nate and brother Nick Diaz are turning down fight offers.
Diaz says he’s planning to obtain a boxing license in California and Nevada.
The third instalment of Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor could take place in the boxing ring.
At least, that’s what Diaz hinted at when he revealed his plans to obtain a boxing license in the states of California and Nevada, per ESNews (h/t Elias Cepeda of Champions.co).
McGregor, 28, was issued a California state boxing license last month and believes he could compete with the best boxers in the world if he dropped his MMA training.
Conor McGregor is happy to take credit for Nate Diaz’s rise in popularity and ability to command bigger paydays after “The Notorious” lost their UFC 196 fight in March in what many considered a surprising upset.
Save for a few notable exceptions, the MMA world seems excited about the prospect of Conor McGregor challenging Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight title.
Don't count Nate Diaz among those, though.
Nate Diaz believes Conor McGregor is capable of catching Floyd Mayweather with a hard shot in the first two rounds.
If there's one fighter who's familiar with the intricacies of Conor McGregor's boxing, it's MMA fan favorite Nate Diaz.
Nate Diaz shuts down the idea of a trilogy fight with Conor McGregor.
For whatever reason, Nate Diaz has chosen to remain in the sidelines. The 32-year-old Stockton native last fought at UFC 202 in August 2016, and has since turned down all fight offers, according to UFC president Dana White.
Max Holloway earned his title shot without whining, and he thinks other fighters should do the same.
For a long time, Max Holloway was very much the dark horse of the UFC featherweight division.
The proud Hawaiian slowly climbed the rankings, racking up ten straight wins before finally challenging one of the greatest champions of all time in Jose Aldo.
A feud is brewing between Nick Diaz and Tyron Woodley. Diaz, whose 18-month suspension by the NSAC expired earlier this week, used Facebook to call out Tyron Woodley on Tuesday.
In the post, Diaz linked to a video of 'T-Wood's' brutal KO loss to Nate Marquardt at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy in 2012.
Woodley, who called out Diaz after seizing the 170-pound title against Robbie Lawler at UFC 201, replied to the former Strikeforce welterweight champion in the comments section.
"Nick you were gone before then. You left after Daley. I beat him and Jordan Mein before this fight. And he was approved for TRT. And when was your last win? All you do is lose fights, get suspended, then complain about not making enough money as of Late. I was trying to get you paid cause I respect you and I feel like you deserve a big pay day, but you blew several seven figures. But you are so high you didn't even realize it. GSP did and we will make that money," Woodley posted.
Woodley shocked the world with his first-round knockout of Lawler, crumpling 'Ruthless' with an overhand right after spending over a year on the sidelines.
Diaz, now 33, hasn't won since 2011 and last engaged in a controversial bout with Anderson Silva at UFC 183. Diaz lost a unanimous decision, but the bout was officially ruled a No Contest after 'The Spider' tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Despite this, Diaz served a longer suspension for his use of marijuana - 18 months - and Silva returned to the Octagon after just 12 months to take on Michael Bisping in February.
Bloody Elbow's Eddie Mercado recently made a post on the top five possible opponents for Diaz' return, in which Tyron Woodley is listed at No. 4. Check it out here.
Nick Diaz is finally free to fight again following one of the most controversial suspensions ever handed out to a combat-sports athlete, which stemmed from his UFC 183 bout with Anderson Silva more than 18 month ago.
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