Money remains the major hangup for the boys from Stockton, CA.
After UFC lightweight Myles Jury took to Twitter Sunday in an attempt to lure Nate Diaz back into action, the younger Diaz brother again responded only with gripes about his current contract with the promotion. .@NateDiaz209 I respect u a lot, BUT... I confirmed to fight you & have been waiting on you for a week. Are we getting after it or what?
— Myles Jury (@FuryJury) June 29, 2014 Bout my money #breakbread till then don't call ..
... in the most Nick Diaz way possible. Though based on his latest round of contract talks with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), we may see Anderson Silva return from his shattered shin before Diaz emerges from his self-imposed retirement. And what of the chatter that he'll eventually throw down against "The Spider?" Just rumors for now, but if there is one thing we've learned in the fight game, never say never. Well, usually. more
Anderson Silva will return to the Octagon in 2015, and he welcomes the idea of fighting Nick Diaz.
In a recent media scrum in Rio de Janeiro, Silva confirmed he won’t compete this year since he’s "not feeling safe to return (in 2014)," and a fight with Diaz, a former welterweight title contender who is currently retired, would be interesting.
"Well, if everybody is saying that it would be an interesting fight, what am I going to say?" Silva said. "It could be an interesting fight."
Silva sparred more
"The Spider" has no desire to complete a trilogy against the UFC middleweight champion but would accept a fight with Nick Diaz.
Anderson Silva still doesn't know how long is going it take for him step on the octagon again but the former UFC middleweight champion told Brazilian media that he is open to the possible fight between him and Nick Diaz. However, "The Spider" doesn't feel that he and Chris Weidman should fight each other one more time, as the current UFC 185-pound champion is 2-0 in the more
Nick and Nate Diaz appear willing to continue their battle with the UFC over fighter pay as long as it takes after both used social media to make their continued complaints clear.
Nick Diaz and brother Nate Diaz are in a very unique situation in the modern mixed martial arts world. Where the UFC has failed in creating compelling, high drawing stars, the Diaz brothers--Nick especially--remain "mainstream attractions." This may be in large part due to antics that some find tasteless or objectionab more
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Accepting the bout was apparently the easy part. Getting his opponent to follow through on it seems to be the real challenge.Filed under: News, UFC more
From Yahoo Sports: Newell meets Justin Gaethje on July 5 for the World Series of Fighting lightweight title in Daytona Beach, Fla. more
The UFC continues to snap up talent faster than you can say Jack Robinson.
Because the UFC is acquiring fighters at such a rapid pace, I've left a few people off my recent "Welcome to the UFC" scouting posts. Fighters like Sam Alvey, Kevin Casey, Leonardo Mafra (both Casey and Mafra are actually returning), and Rin Nakai and Tina Lahdemaki (who were each covered in seperate posts). Hopefully I won't have to do this much more, but with the accelerated rate at which the UFC appears to be signing t more