After yesterday's pre-fight press conference for UFC 155, Dana White commented on Gilbert Melendez's future in the octagon.
It's a wonder (or not) why Dana White has failed to speak about Melendez in the past. But after Benson Henderson dominated Nate Diaz for 5 rounds earlier this month, White has finally spoken out about Gil in the UFC.
White told reporters that Melendez's first bout in the UFC would likely be a title shot.
"We'll see, but we'll…Continue
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Benson Henderson came in with a game plan. Neutralize Nate Diaz's boxing. And he did.
UFC on FOX 5 wasn't a disappointment unless you're a Diaz fan. Nate was dominated from round 1 to 5 by Henderson. He used his speed, kicks, and wrestling to defeat the Stockton bad boy unanimously.
Diaz got pretty banged up early in the fight with a punch to the right eye that left his vision blurry the entire fight he mentioned in the post-fight press conference.
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Check out the UFC on FOX: Henderson vs Diaz Post-Fight Press Conference
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UFC on FOX: Henderson vs Diaz Weigh-Ins
Watch the live weigh-ins this Friday at 7pm ET.
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UFC on FOX: Henderson vs Diaz Press Conference
Watch the live press conference this Thursday at 3PM ET/12pm PT.
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Paula Sack checks in with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in the final days leading up to his co-main fight against Swedish phenom Alexander Gustafsson. Watch UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz, Saturday December 8 live on FOX, at 8PM ET | 5PM PT. Prelims begin on Facebook followed by three full hours of prelims on FX at 5PM ET | 2PM PT.…
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Last night, FOX debuted "Road to the Octagon". The one-hour special previews the three big fights from Saturday's card, which takes place at Seattle's KeyArena. Prelims begin at 5pm ET on FX.
The featured bouts include lightweight champion Benson Henderson (17-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) vs. Nate Diaz (16-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC), light heavyweights Alexander Gustafsson (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (21-6 MMA, 5-4 UFC), and welterweights B.J. Penn (16-8-2 MMA, 12-7-2…Continue
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On Dec. 8th, Benson Henderson will defend his UFC lightweight title against Nate Diaz. Click on the video thumbnails to watch 8 free fight from both fighters that were instrumental to their journey to the lightweight title bout.…Continue
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#1 UFC lightweight contender, Nate Diaz does not want to go the distance against the lightweight champ, Benson Henderson. The two fight on December 8 live on FOX.
In an interview with Inside MMA, Diaz said, “I don’t think I’ve got a chance of winning any type of decision, so I gotta go out there and do what I can do try and finish my opponent. (I have to) try to be the better fighter and try to win the fight. But either way, if it goes to a decision, I’m gonna be the…Continue
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In one of the most stacked cards of 2012, Benson Henderson defends his lightweight title against the surging Nate Diaz. Plus former champions BJ Penn and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua take on young guns Rory MacDonald and Alexander Gustafsson.…
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If you have a spare seven minutes, do yourself a favor and watch Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s five professional MMA victories.
When you're done with your viewing, you’ll come away knowing that she is really, really good at one thing: clamping on some of the nastiest armbars in not just the women’s division, but in all of MMA.
While it is true that Rousey has run through her competition, going 5-0 and claiming the Strikeforce…Continue
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The former WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will undergo surgery according to his manager Mike Roberts.
Pettis believed he was to be the next in line for the lightweight belt since he was the last man to beat Benson Henderson at the final WEC event in December of 2010. But it has been revealed that the winner of the Nate Diaz vs Jim Miller match-up would get the next shot after the Henderson…Continue
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Nate Diaz believes brother Nick has retired from the sport of MMA for good, contrary to the beliefs of team-mate Jake Shields.
Nick Diaz claimed he was walking away from the sport after a controversial decision loss to Carlos Condit. Angered by Condit's counter style, which Diaz perceived as "running", the Stockton fighter could not believe the result had gone against him.
The decision to quit was largely met with scepticism, with Diaz never shy of threats…Continue
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The UFC on FOX 3 press conference takes place today, and you can watch a live stream of the proceedings here on TNGF.com beginning at 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT).
Featured at today's presser are UFC president Dana White and UFC on FOX 3 fighters Jim Miller, Nate Diaz, Josh Koscheck, Johny Hendricks, Alan Belcher, Pat Barry and Lavar Johnson.
"UFC on FOX 3: Diaz vs Miller" takes place May 5 at IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J.…Continue
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1. Frankie Edgar vs Ben Hnderson
2. Anthony Pettis vs Joe Lauzon
3. Jon Jones vs Rashad Evans
4. Jim Miller vs Nate Diaz
5. Dustin Poirier vs Korean Zombie Chan Sung Jung
6. Anderson SIlva vs…Continue
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The UFC on FOX 3 card is coming together with a heavyweight bout between Pat Barry and Lavar Johnson booked for the May 5 event in East Rutherford, NJ.
Both men are coming off impressive…Continue
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A five round lightweight bout between Nate Diaz (15-7) and Jim Miller (21-3) is officially set as the main event at UFC on FOX 3.
UFC on FOX 3 will take place on May 5 a the IZOP Center in East Rutherford, NJ.
Since dropping back down to…Continue
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White is in Chicago ahead of this weekend's card, headlined by Rashad Davis v Phil Davis. The event also features Michael Bisping in a middleweight title eliminator…Continue
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Penn, who announced his retirement following his defeat to Diaz last year, provoked speculation he was considering a return to the Octagon after sending an angry message at former opponent Diaz on…Continue
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Penn retired in the immediate aftermath of his defeat to Diaz at UFC 137 at the end of October, citing a desire to spend more time…Continue
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