Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is just a few days away from returning to national television when it hits the FOX airwaves with a Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller -led mixed martial arts (MMA) offering from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J., on May 5, 2012.
It's a pivotal Lightweight clash that has championship ramifications on the line -- the winner of the 155-pound bout will inch one step closer toward earning a title shot later this year or early next. And it's one that pits a striker with fantastic Brazilian jiu-jitsu skills (Diaz) against a strong wrestling-minded fighter who doesn't have many -- if any -- holes in his game.
Can Diaz keep the fight standing? Will Miller maul the Stockton, Calf., native with relentless ground and pound?
Several professional MMA fighters -- Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold, Forrest Griffin, Rory Singer, Chael Sonen, Chidi Njokuani and Urijah Faber -- breakdown the upcoming main event, as well as provide input on the co main event between Josh Koshcheck vs. Johny Hendricks.
That's not all.
Several pros talk about Alexander Gustafsson and whether or not the Swede is a threat to current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, whose next fight is against Dan Henderson later this year, in the near future. The fellas also debate the future of Quinton Jackson and predict if "Rampage" will return to the Octagon when healthy and what we might be able to expect if and when he does.
For more on Diaz-Miller click here, Jones-Gustafsson possibilities click here and Jackson click here.