A revised strategy, perhaps, for the new, improved, and non-violent Diaz?
Between Anderson Silva's pantomiming and Nick Diaz's shit talking, we could have ourselves a two-man comedy act for the main event of UFC 183, which takes place on Jan. 31, 2014 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
But Ed Soares, Silva's manager, doesn't expect it to come to that.
Probably because Diaz respects "The Spider" and anticipates a difficult challenge in their "Sin City" showdown. Sure, Silva still read news >>
Could Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz be fighting for a shot at UFC gold when they meet early next year? UFC President Dana White can’t say for sure, but it’s certainly possible. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
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 >>
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BANGOR, Maine – Nick Diaz is one of few athletes who will openly admit that he doesn’t enjoy his profession, and UFC President Dana White takes that as no surprise.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
In this Tommy Toehold episode exclusive for SBNation, Not Anderson Silva and Not Nick Diaz turn the tables on Tommy Toehold. read news >>
When we heard that the UFC was working to make Ronda Rousey-Gina Carano a reality, we should have known then that things were changing, perhaps by necessity.
Since the beginning of 2014, the pay-per-view numbers that had been so kind to the UFC during the time of Georges St-Pierre and a healthy Anderson Silva have passed. In its place are figures that, while solid, do not exactly speak to the notion that the sport of MMA is setting the world on fire.
In fact, UFC 174 posted some of the lowest PP read news >>
MMA attracts a certain kind: the kind that doesn't mind violence or, like, not getting paid enough, and things like that.
As much as the sport has grown, at its center, a lot of the guys are outlaws and misfits. Outstanding athletes and highly skilled and courageous human beings, yes, but also misfits. Ditto a lot of the fans. That's probably why the sport has (and, to my mind, will) always engender cult heroes. There is fertile ground for such things on both sides of the equation.
Here are the read news >>
The UFC delighted fans with the announcement that two of their most popular fighters, Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz, were returning to the cage to face off in one of the closest things to a superfight we've seen since Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva.
Now comes the anticipation. Six grueling months of anticipation.
To kick things off, Bleacher Report brings you an early head-to-toe breakdown of Diaz and Silva. What do they do well? What do they do poorly? How do they match up against one another read news >>
The notion of making dream MMA matchups come to fruition has long mesmerized fans, and unlike the current direction of boxing, MMA enthusiasts can expect superfights to materialize more regularly in the coming years.
The definition may vary, but the allure of the superfight has always remained the same: It answers a long-debated question by pitting two elite fighters in close weight proximity on a grand stage.
This summer, the UFC wasted little time making its follow-up superfight to Frankie Edg read news >>
The question isn’t so much why, Ben Fowlkes says, but how Nick Diaz pulled off lining up the biggest superfight in UFC history. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
Anderson Silva can't wait to get back in the octagon, and asserts that he will be 100-percent when he faces Nick Diaz on Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas. read news >>