May 5, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Nate Diaz (left) and Jim Miller address the crowd after their lightweight bout during UFC on Fox 3 at the Izod Center. Nate Diaz wins by submission in round two. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to network television this past Saturday night (May 5, 2012) with UFC on FOX 3: "Diaz vs. Miller," featuring what may have been the star making turn of Nate Diaz when he submitted Jim Miller in the second round of the main event to earn a crack at the 155-pound crown.
It's just too bad so few people saw it happen.
Johny Hendricks failed to make the impression he was hoping for in the co-headlining match-up against Josh Koscheck, but "Big Rig" came away with a split decision victory that may have earned him a welterweight title shot.
And what's there to say about Lavar Johnson and his knockout of Pat Barry? Or Alan Belcher and his first round comeback against Rousimar Palhares?
In cased you missed any or all of it -- or just want to keep the discussion alive -- below are links to all the major storylines borne from Saturday night's event in New Jersey.
In we go.
UFC on FOX 3: "Diaz vs. Miller"
Results and live fight coverage
Recap and morning after discussion
Post-fight press conference video
Bonuses and awards
Event photos gallery
Medical suspensions and injuries
Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller fight video highlights
Johny Hendricks vs. Josh Koscheck fight metric report
"Prelims" results and recap
Fight recap: Lavar Johnson floors Pat Barry
Fight recap: Alan Belcher beats Rousimar Palhares at his own game (kind of)
Fight recap: Johny Hendricks edges out Josh Koscheck
Fight recap: Nate Diaz submits Jim Miller to earn lightweight title shot
Fight review and analysis: Lavar Johnson vs. Pat Barry
Fight review and analysis: Alan Belcher vs. Rousimar Palhares
Fight review and analysis: Johny Hendricks vs. Josh Koscheck
Fight review and analysis: Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller
UFC on FOX 3 post-fight fallout
Overnight ratings come in at 2.25 million viewers
Big winners and lowly losers
Event report card
MMA Mania Matchmaker
UFC on FOX 3 and Mayweather vs. Cotto a contrast in styles between MMA and boxing
Finally the UFC delivers a fun, exciting event on the FOX network
UFC President Dana White calls UFC on FOX 3 a perfect show
What's next for Nate Diaz and Johny Hendricks?
Nate Diaz will, apparently, wait to face the winner of Ben Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar for the lightweight title
Take a bow, Nate Diaz, you deserve it after submitting Jim Miller
A new and improved Nate Diaz means bad news for the lightweight division
Anthony Pettis wants a number one contender fight against Nick Diaz
Johny Hendricks fought through sickness to defeat Josh Koscheck
A picture of Josh Koscheck's busted up eye after Johny Hendricks fight
Alan Belcher becomes a title contender with win over Rousimar Palhares
Lavar Johnson takes Pat Barry's place in the heavyweight division by knocking him out
That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being. What gets your vote for the biggest story coming out of UFC on FOX 3?
Sound off, Maniacs.