Pic: Nick Diaz responds to Dana White's UFC 158 'Countdown' claim, calling some "bullshit" on the alleged three missed interviews. For more on the "he said, he said" that blew up over the weekend click here.
UFC heavyweight and coach of this upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Roy Nelson just tweeted a photo of himself after a swim practice with Nick Diaz, Nate Diaz and Gilbert Melendez. Says Nelson, "Now I'm ready for my first triathlon." If there was any doubt that the Cesar Gracie team would be participating with Nelson to help coach this upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, I think this picture puts that to rest. By the way, judging from the photo, how crazy is it that the Diaz brothers fight in different weight classes?
Pic: Nate Diaz "finally" awarded Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Cesar Gracie today, according to Jake Shields (R). His brother Nick Diaz (L) also makes it into the photo. Diaz will next get the opportunity to put his superior grappling skills to the test when he takes on Jim Miller in the UFC on FX 3 main event, which is set for the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J., on May 5, 2012.
Don't be scared, Georgie. (GIF) Nick Diaz calls out Georges St. Pierre in his post-fight interview after dominating B.J. Penn at UFC 137 last night (Oct. 29, 2011) in Las Vegas, Nevada. It worked, too. UFC President Dana White announced at the post-fight press conference that these two will fight over the Super Bowl weekend early next year because St. Pierre wants to give Diaz the worst beating of his life, mainly because of what you see above. Are you ready to accept Nick Diaz are your (potential) welterweight champion?
UFC President Dana White may be even more of an evil genius than you thought. Removing Nick Diaz from the main event of UFC 137 only to place him in the co-main event in a still high profile fight against B.J. Penn was a roll of the dice, no question. But you can't argue they came up snake eyes. Click here to find out the how and why.
UFC 137 poster for "St. Pierre vs. Condit" on Oct. 29 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event also features former lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn locking up with former Strikeforce kingpin Nick Diaz in the co main event of the evening. For the complete UFC 137 fight card and line-up click here.
Now that Nick Diaz has been removed from the main event of UFC 137, paving the way for Carlos Condit and falling out of favor with Dana White in the process, the road may now be clear for a superfight between Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva sooner than we think. MMA Mania founder and commander Thomas Myers tells you why right here.
(Pic) Dana White takes Cesar Gracie's phone call at the UFC 137 press conference today. Gracie informed the President that he was embarrassed at Nick Diaz's failure to show up and agreed with the decision to remove him from his scheduled main event bout against Georges St. Pierre. For more on the entire situation click here and here.