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  • 23 days ago
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Longtime coach Cesar Gracie revealed that Nick Diaz will likely fight again, despite retirement hints and a three-fight losing skid. read news >>

  • 25 days ago
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Apparently Nick Diaz is not planning on retiring after all. Diaz's head coach Cesar Gracie was on the MMA Hour earlier this week to discuss Stockton's favorite mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, and he indicated that fans have definitely not seen the last of Diaz inside the Octagon despite his third failed test for marijuana following UFC 183. From MMAFighting: "Let's face it. He's a fighter and he's gonna fight. It's gonna happen." "I think a guy like him is better served doing big fights, no ma read news >>

  • 25 days ago
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Nick Diaz's longtime coach has little doubt the Stockton bad boy will return to the Octagon. Cesar Gracie, who has coached Diaz in Brazilian jiu-jitsu since Diaz was a teenager, told Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour that Diaz will "definitely" fight again. The interview with Gracie took place before it was found out that Diaz tested positive for marijuana metabolites in a post-fight drug test for the third time and is facing discipline from the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC). read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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If history tells us anything, it's only a matter of time before Gracie gets his wish. The backlash from Anderson Silva's failed drug test prior to his showdown against Nick Diaz at last weekend's (Sat. Jan. 31, 2015) UFC 183 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Las Vegas, Nevada, is still trickling in. This time, it's Diaz's head trainer, Cesar Gracie, chiming in by saying that "The Spider's" win over his pupil (see it) should be overturned immediately on the heels of the revelation that the Brazilian bo read news >>

  • 28 days ago
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According to coach Cesar Gracie and NAC executive, Bob Bennett, Nick Diaz failed multiple drug tests in the weeks leading up to UFC 183. UFC 183 almost lost their main event. UFC welterweight superstar, Nick Diaz did not receive his license until the week of the fight, due to an inability to provide a clean urine sample until mere "days before" the fight, according to his coach, Cesar Gracie. MMA Fighting reports that NAC executive, Bob Bennett corroborates Gracie's story. Gracie says that Diaz read news >>

  • 28 days ago
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While the mixed martial arts (MMA) community is up in arms regarding Anderson Silva's positive test for steroids in a pre-fight drug screening for UFC 183, it seems most everyone else is completely ambivalent to Nick Diaz's third failed test for marijuana. Even Diaz's longtime coach Cesar Gracie told MMAFighting that Diaz's test was essentially expected: "It's not a shocker. His DNA is THC, let's face it. No one is surprised by that. I'm disappointed by it. It's just a distraction. It sucks. I d read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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Cesar Gracie discusses Nick Diaz's performance at UFC 183. read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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Sure he's missed a few press conferences here and there, but through all the bad rap he gets, when it comes to granting interviews and answering questions, Nick Diaz, for the most part, has no problem giving the media a few sound bytes. Just don't try to catch him off guard ahead of one of the biggest fights of his career. That's what ultimately forced the Stockton, Calif., slugger to miss his original flight to Las Vegas, Nevada, last week ahead of the UFC 183 open workouts, a fan-inspired even read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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Nick Diaz attempted to explain why he missed his flight last week and no-showed UFC 183 open workouts. Though he spoke to the media for more than 30 minutes at media day, the reason was still mostly unclear. Until now. Diaz got to the airport in Sacramento on Jan. 27 with the intention of flying to Las Vegas. The following day was a mandatory workout in the MGM Grand casino for fans and media. But as soon as he saw the cameras for UFC Embedded, Diaz bolted, his coach Cesar Gracie told Ariel Helw read news >>

  • a month ago
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The MMA Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday's show: 1:00 p.m. ET -- We will recap UFC 183 and a busy month of January. 1:25 p.m. -- UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will discuss the injury that forced him out of UFC 184 and when he'll return to action. 1:45 p.m. -- UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will talk about Saturday's McCall-Lineker fight and what's next for him. 2:05 p.m. -- Gilbert Melendez, who was in Nick Diaz's corner on Saturday night, will talk Di read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Whether it was Julio Cesar Chavez's dominance through the 1980s and early '90s, Oscar De La Hoya's days as the Golden Boy in the 1990s and early 2000s or Saul "Canelo" Alvarez's ongoing rise to supremacy, Mexico has always boasted its fair share of impressive boxers. "I keep saying this, but it's true: the baddest dudes in the world, throughout the history of the world, have come from Mexico and Latin America," UFC President Dana White told the media in Mexico City in August. "Your Salvador Sanc read news >>

  • 7 months ago
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Nick Diaz’s longtime head coach Cesar Gracie believes a trifecta of advantages–youth, chin and ground game–will lead Nick Diaz to victory against Anderson Silva. While Nick Diaz has had several public interviews since signing his contract extension with the UFC, it is his former coach Cesar Gracie who has offered up the more stinging comments regarding Diaz's opponent, Anderson Silva. Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva was made official several days ago, with UFC President going on SportsCenter to rev read news >>

  • 7 months ago
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Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz has a tall task ahead of him when he welcomes ex-UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva back to the Octagon on January 31, but his head coach can easily see him winning the fight. The UFC turned the fight world on its head by announcing the matchup yesterday, and Cesar Gracie has followed up with MMA Fighting since then to give his analysis on the bout. Nick is better on the ground, his jiu-jitsu is better, but I believe it’s going to be a stan read news >>

  • 7 months ago
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A superfight with UFC legend Anderson Silva on Jan. 31 brought Nick Diaz out of retirement, and his former coach Cesar Gracie believes the Stockton native could hand "The Spider" his third straight loss at UFC 183. "I already knew this fight would happen a long time ago," Cesar Gracie told MMAFighting.com, "and I think it’s a great fight." Both fighters enter the cage coming off back-to-back losses. Silva was stopped twice by Chris Weidman, while Diaz suffered decision losses to Georges St-Pierr read news >>

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