- 2 years ago
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UFC 149 was supposed to provide some clarity to the middleweight contenders race as to who will next challenge champion Anderson Silva.
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But that's how he makes a living, so he doesn't have much choice.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White was finally able to lure former welterweight number one contender Nick Diaz back to the Octagon (sorry Walmart), after giving him an offer he couldn't refuse.
The UFC 183 main event opposite ex-middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
"The Spider" has also been riding the pine -- albeit for very different reasons -- and White is "pumped" to have him back, though he's not sure read news >>
Nick Diaz has said over and over that he'd really only wants to fight superfights or for titles. He was granted a superfight with Anderson Silva and, if he wins, he could get a title shot. read news >>
UFC President Dana White revealed that Anderson Silva is “chomping at the bit” to return to the octagon and that Nick Diaz could potentially fight for a title with a win over the division’s former kingpin. read news >>
- 21 days ago
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Nick Diaz has not won a mixed martial arts (MMA) match since Oct. 2011, when he beat B.J. Penn from pillar to post en route to a unanimous decision win at UFC 137. Back-to-back losses since then, as well as a self-imposed two-year retirement, and Diaz could be back in Dana White's proverbial "title mix" if he is successful against former 185-pound champion, Anderson Silva, in the main event of UFC 183 on Jan. 31, 2015. That's according to White, who earlier this evening appeared on ESPN to discu read news >>
- 21 days ago
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Appearing on ESPN's SportsCenter, UFC president Dana White officially announced the anticipated bout between former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz. SportsCenter anchor Max Bretos leaked the news on Twitter shortly before White appeared on camera: Dana White announcing on @SportsCenter Anderson Silva will be back in #UFC Octagon. He will face Nick Diaz January 31st. Boom.
— Max Bretos (@mbretosESPN) July 29, 2014 After taping the se read news >>
Anderson Silva wanted it. Nick Diaz wanted it. Dana White wanted it. Fans wanted it. And now it is a done deal. Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz has been signed for early 2015. read news >>
- a month ago
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LAS VEGAS -- UFC president Dana White discusses job opportunities in the UFC, Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz, Joe Rogan's fighting future, Gina Carano, Georges St-Pierre, and much more Friday evening at the UFC Fan Expo. read news >>
- a month ago
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LAS VEGAS - UFC president Dana White held his annual Fan Expo question-and-answer session with the fans on Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. As usual, the event was a mix of the serious, the less serious, and the absurd, ranging from detailed questions about the company's business to painful-to-watch attempts at business pitches.
One thing the UFC boss did indicate, however, is that he could very well by on the same wavelength as the fans who want the much-discussed potential Ander read news >>
- 2 months ago
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Dana White is living proof that good things come to those who wait, especially after the patience he exhibited for Nick Diaz. Now the UFC president is on the brink of a superfight pitting MMA’s most controversial star against the greatest fighter in UFC history, Anderson Silva.
Diaz has sat idly on the sidelines ever since announcing his retirement after losing to Georges St-Pierre just over a year ago. Every vain attempt made by White and the UFC to get the former Strikeforce welterweight champ read news >>
- 2 months ago
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Because it could be the only way to get Nick Diaz back inside the Octagon.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White once said an Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz "super fight" makes no sense and will never happen.
Then again, that was 2012, when "The Spider" was still king of the 185-pound mountain and Diaz was still an active welterweight. Fast-forward to 2014 and the Brazilian is mending a broken leg on the heels of two losses and his Stockton counterpart is retired.
But there is read news >>