Promising UFC bantamweight Nick Denis caught many surprise when he announced his MMA retirement on Thursday.
As the former Ph.D. student detailed in his blog, Denis was concerned about brain injury and decided to call it quits at just 29 years old.
MMAjunkie.com medical columnist and consultant Dr. Johnny Benjamin read Denis' blog and gives his thoughts on the fighter's decision.
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Make your pick for the best MMA fight from the first half of 2014 in Bloody Elbow's Half Year Awards. Technically, we're about a month over the half-year mark, but with live MMA on TV every other minute, it's hard to fit something like this in when you have to cover the non-stop facepunching. Tim Burke used to run the Bloody Elbow half-year and year-end MMA awards, but he stepped down from the site after we found out that he's actually a hockey coach. The Bloody Elbow staff compiled a massive li read news >>
Nevertheless, his supportive family will respect his wishes to continue his mixed martial arts (MMA) career, despite the fact that he broke his leg in his last outing at UFC 168. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Anderson Silva will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon when he takes on Nick Diaz in the main event of UFC 183 on Jan. 31, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. That's 184 days from now for all you eager beavers. While the majority of the mixed martial arts read news >>
"The Spider" was the featured guest on today's UFC 183 media conference call, and he had a lot to say. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Anderson Silva took part in a solo conference call earlier today (Fri., Aug. 1, 2014) to discuss his pending return to mixed martial arts (MMA). Among the many topics covered were his seven-fight contract with UFC, his upcoming showdown against Nick Diaz at UFC 183, the status of his leg injury, and so much more. Have a listen us read news >>
Nick Diaz took part in a solo conference call earlier today (Weds., July 30, 2014) to talk all things mixed martial arts (MMA). Among the many topics discussed were his new three-fight contract with UFC, his upcoming fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 183 on Jan. 31, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, his time away from fighting, competing because he has to, turning down fights, rankings and much, much more. He even did his best Forrest Gump and Anderson Silva impersonations. So sit back and enjoy! read news >>
Kyle Kingsbury made another go at it, but following Saturday’s UFC on FOX 12 event, he officially announced his retirement.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Daniel Cormier has stepped in for Alexander Gustafsson to meet Jon Jones at UFC 173 in September. That comes on the heels of Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier being added to the blockbuster card. Which was followed by the announcement Nick Diaz is returning to the UFC early next year, and with it the informed chatter saying Anderson Silva is a highly likely opponent. It was such a jam-packed news week, you almost forgot the Nevada Athletic Commission hearings, the ones which put the smack down o read news >>
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Nick Diaz’s oft-rumored, eagerly-awaited return from retirement is finally a reality. read news >>
Nick Diaz has decided to opt out of retirement, signing a three-fight contract extension with the UFC on Thursday, setting up a possible fight with Anderson Silva. read news >>