Stockton's native son, Nick Diaz, is finally set to return to the UFC and, man, it couldn't have come at a better time. The former Strikeforce champion has long been one of the most enigmatic figures in MMA and the question now, as it has always been, is what could possibly be next for Nick Diaz?
Well, things are a bit simpler than usual right now—we know Diaz is going to fight again at some point in the coming months, but against who? Well, that's what we're here to discuss. So who is the most read news >>
- 27 days ago
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The Stockton Bad Boy is back. Is a bout with Anderson Silva far behind?
Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz has signed a contract extension with the UFC and will return from his self-imposed exile. UFC.com reported the news on Thursday.
Additionally, a solid source told MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani that if all goes well, Diaz's return bout would be against former longtime middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who would also be making his return after a prolonged absence.
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- a month ago
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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 ..
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- 2 months ago
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"The Spider" vs. "The Stockton Slugger?" It's not outside the realm of possibility, according to Anderson Silva's manager, Ed Soares, who says a match up between two of the best boxers in MMA could happen as Silva's comeback fight. Renowned mixed martial arts (MMA) manager, Ed Soares, stopped by "The MMA Hour" today (June 2, 2014) to promote his latest project dubbed "Static," a four-episode series that highlights some of MMA's greatest rivalries such as Chael Sonnen vs. Anderson Silva, which ju read news >>
- 3 months ago
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Someone get Joe Silva on the phone, STAT!
Matt Brown does not have time for your silly matchmaking.
Fresh off his UFC Fight Night 40 win over Erick Silva (watch it), the "Immortal" welterweight warrior is looking ahead to the next big challenge in the promotion's stacked 170-pound weight class. And with a couple of big-name contenders already tied up with previous commitments, Brown is going to have to wait and see how the division shakes out.
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- 4 months ago
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Somewhere in Stockton, California, a telephone rings.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva tried to book himself into a boxing "super fight" against aging pugilist Roy Jones Jr., and he would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for those meddling kids bosses.
From his conversation with Brazilian talk show "The Noite" (via Bloody Elbow): "I don't think this is going to happen. It's not an idea politically well received by Dana and Lorenzo. I'm read news >>
Recent UFC welterweight title challenger Nick Diaz's first foray into MMA promotion is a go, according to a press release issued today. read news >>
UFC fighters Nick and Nate Diaz aren't the only folks in Stockton, Calif., dishing out justice and flexing their MMA skills. read news >>
The 27-year-old has fought his way through the ranks of UFC to earn a shot at Benson Henderson for the lightweight title. read news >>
- 2 years ago
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Depending on the publication, it's been dubbed one of the worst, most miserable or poorly run cities in America.
But for Cody McKenzie, beautiful Stockton, Calif., is paradise.
So as McKenzie wraps up preparations for next week's UFC on FUEL TV 3 event, he's considering a permanent move to the "209," thanks to new friends and training partners Nick and Nate Diaz.
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Strikeforce Challengers 15 took place Friday night in Stockton, Calif., with several Strikeforce regulars staking their claims to bigger and better fights, and one newcomer establishing himself as the one to be watched. Read More >> read news >>