Nick Diaz is back in the UFC

Nick Diaz is back in the UFC

source | ufc.com

UFC superstar Nick Diaz has come out of retirement and has signed a three-fight contract extension in hopes of returning to the Octagon in early 2015.

Diaz, who has been out of action since March 2013, has hinted at a return in recent months if either a road to a title shot or a super fight opportunity presented itself.

The Gracie jiu-jitsu black belt said the time off has helped…

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Sonnen suspended 2years, agrees to help w/ drug testing education

Sonnen suspended 2years, agrees to help w/ drug testing education

source | MixedMartialArts.com

Today the Nevada State Athletic Commission held a hearing to discuss Chael Sonnen’s two failed drug tests and rule on his future. Sonnen and his legal team offered no defense and was ready to adhere to any punishment the NSAC deemed appropriate.

After much discussion of the situation, the NSAC rule and Chael Sonnen agreed to:

-Sonnen will be suspended two years and…

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Vitor licensed! faces Chris Weidman at UFC®181

Vitor licensed! faces Chris Weidman at UFC®181

source | mmajunkie.com

Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) and lawyer Michael Alonso today made their request in person at a Nevada State Athletic Commission in Las Vegas, which the UFC streamed live on its UFC Fight Pass digital network.

The commission voted unanimously to give a conditional license to Belfort, who’s been on the sidelines since a failed drug test in February.

Alonso told the…

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Eddie Bravo goes over the Rubber Guard

Eddie Bravo goes over the Rubber Guard to Rickson Gracie.

Nunes on Rousey: “”Her striking’s not very good,”

Nunes on Rousey: “”Her striking’s not very good,”

source | foxsports.com

“This is the main thing: After this fight I think the UFC will give me the opportunity,” said Nunes to Damon Martin for FOX Sports. “After I beat Cat Zingano in this fight, I want to prove in this fight that I’m ready for Ronda.”

And Nunes says she is not impressed with Rousey.

“Her striking’s not very good,” conceded Nunes, briefly. “She knocked Alexis Davis out because…

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Cruz: “The fight itself is literally the easy part…That’s why I come out smiling.”

Cruz: “The fight itself is literally the easy part…That’s why I come out smiling.”

source | MMAFighting.com

“It’s a big challenge for me. I’m up for it and I’m excited for it, but after feeling my body in that five-round camp, realized I need to take my time in this camp because that’s the hard part. The fight itself is literally the easy part. That’s the fun part for me. That’s why I come out smiling. I’m loving life on that night of fighting.”

And maybe he will prove he’s…

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Robbie Lawler: “I’m not worried about the belt…”

Robbie Lawler: “I’m not worried about the belt…”

source | foxsports.com

“I’m not too worried about what that guy’s going to do. I’m worried about what I’m going to do to him,” Lawler said. “That’s something he should worry about.”

It would seem the ultimate motivation for this fight would come from the prize at the end of the rainbow — in this case a shot at the welterweight title and for Lawler a shot at redemption against Hendricks. While…

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McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier booked for UFC 178

McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier booked for UFC 178

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BREAKING NEWS!! @DustinPoirier vs. @TheNotoriousMMA official for #UFC178 – Wow! pic.twitter.com/MhHBtCKKIr

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Pettis vs Melendez booked for UFC®164

Pettis vs Melendez booked for UFC®164

source | MMAFighting.com

“As the champ things are a little different now,” acknowledged Pettis, who is currently shooting the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter out in Las Vegas. “I’m trying to keep my composure and not get into situations.”

Fortunately for Pettis, he knows knows when he’ll be able to return to the Octagon and take out his frustrations in a professional manner. Pettis has been…

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UFC Fight Night 46: Results and Highlights

UFC Fight Night 46: Results and Highlights

UFC Fight Night 46: Results
Date: July 19, 2014
Venue: The O2 (Dublin, Ireland)

Main Card (UFC Fight Pass 3pm et)
Conor McGregor def. Diego Brandao via TKO
Gunnar Nelson def. Zak Cummings via Sub
Ian McCall def. Brad Pickett via Unanimous Decision
Norman Parke def. Naoyuki Kotani via TKO

Prelims (UFC Fight Pass 12 pm et)
Ilir Latifi def. Chris Dempsey via TKO
Neil Seery def. Phil Harris via…

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UFC® on FOX 12: Lawler vs. Brown

UFC® on FOX 12: Lawler vs. Brown

UFC® on FOX 12: Lawler vs. Brown
Date: July 26, 2014
Venue: SAP Center (San Jose, California)

Main Card (FOX®, 8pm et)
Matt Brown vs. Robbie Lawler
Anthony Johnson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Dennis Bermudez vs. Clay Guida
Bobby Green vs. Josh Thomson

Prelims (FOX, 6pm et)
Daron Cruickshank vs. Jorge Masvidal
Patrick Cummins vs. Kyle Kingsbury
Tim Means vs. Hernani Perpetuo
Mike De La Torre vs.…

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Rousey: “a mix of Milla Jovovich and The Rock is what I’m going for.”

Rousey: “a mix of Milla Jovovich and The Rock is what I’m going for.”

 “I never thought that being an action movie star was in the cards for me. My agent kept telling me, ‘You’re going to be the female Rock.’ Then I started to believe it could be a reality. I don’t half-ass anything. If I’m going to do something, I’m going to do it to be the best in the world at it. A lot of actresses appear in action movies, but there aren’t any female action stars. I love…

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Ronda Rousey wins “Best Female Athlete”

Ronda Rousey wins “Best Female Athlete”

source | MMAJunkie.com

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey on Wednesday broke another barrier in her already illustrious career, winning “Best Female Athlete” at the 2014 ESPYs in Los Angeles.

Rousey, 27, was also nominated for “Best Fighter,” as was UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones, but both fell short to boxing champ Floyd Mayweather, who picked up his third straight win in the…

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Demetrious Johnson defends his title at UFC®177, against Chris Cariaso

Demetrious Johnson defends his title at UFC®177, against Chris Cariaso

source | sports.yahoo.com

Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will make a quick turnaround when he defends his title in the co-main event of UFC 177 against Chris Cariaso at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. A rematch for the bantamweight title between T.J. Dillashaw and former champion Renan Barao headlines that card.

Johnson won his sixth bout in a row on June 14 when he decisioned…

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