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December 8 has been a date circled on my calendar for a long time now.
Top-to-bottom we have an exciting card for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s fifth offering on the FOX network but none more enticing than a potential 25 minutes of Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz locked inside a cage with the chaos that could ensue on national television in front of millions of potential new eyeballs.
An added layer on intrigue is added to the slate this weekend with both 155-pound stars having something to prove despite distinguishing themselves as the cream of the crop in the talent-stacked lightweight logjam.
Diaz, the challenger for the lightweight title is looking to get out of the shadow of his elder brother, Nick, who has had a successful run 15-pounds north in the soon-to-be defunct Strikeforce organization.
By the time that Nate made his professional debut, Nick, who’s two years his elder was already in the UFC’s 170-pound ranks with over ten fights to his credit. As time went on and ...
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When one of the UFC's most recognizable, controversial and fiery fighters, Nate Diaz, steps into the Octagon Saturday night to fight Benson Henderson for Henderson's lightweight belt on UFC on FOX, he'll conjure plenty of images in fans' minds.
First is his thick-as-thieves relationship with his older brother, Nick, a UFC welterweight contender who'll soon come...
Henderson and Diaz fight in the main event of UFC on FOX 5The fight card for “UFC on FOX 5: Henderson vs. Diaz” is the best that they’ve put together in a long time. I can’t remember the last event they’ve had with four fights big enough to be worth putting on a poster. Maybe they are returning to their old ways, or maybe they’ve learned a terrible lesson from balancing...
The Gambling Gods have finally snapped out of Holiday mode and released the betting lines for “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz’s” four featured bouts.
The most star-studded freebie fight card in the history of ever showcases a lightweight title tilt between Nate Diaz (Pictured) and champion Benson Henderson.
Henderson is a slight -165 odds-on favorite to retain his strap in...
This has been a fight that the fans have wanted since Diaz was in Strikeforce. Diaz clearly gets under the skin of the champion and GSP has had enough. Instead of taking on #1 contender Johnny Hendricks or fighting in the “superfight” with Anderson, GSP asked Dana White to make the fight with Diaz. Whether or not you think Diaz ‘deserves’ the fight, this is the fight...
The UFC on FOX 5 pre- fight press conference took place earlier today inside of the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. As far as pre-fight press conferences go, I'd have to say this was one of the most entertaining, meaningful, and star studded UFC pressers I've witnessed in my handful of years covering the sport.
I've attached the full presser below along with a bonus...
6'0" 155 lbs (Lightweight)
76" reach, Southpaw
April 16, 1985
16-7 (UFC: 11-5)
3 straight wins
Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
The Ultimate Fighter 5 Lightweight Champion: 2007
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Nate Diaz isn’t always the most well spoken guy in the world and can be as brash his brother Nick in the octagon. One thing I know for sure, Diaz is going to bring the fight to Benson. War Diaz.
Nate Diaz Does A Little Shopping
Nate Hangs With His Buddies
If you didn’t know before, you certainly know now. The mantra with the talented Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu squad has been and forever will be, “Bros before belts.”
With Strikeforce reportedly set to close its doors following their January 12th show, reigning Strikeforce lightweight king Gilbert Melendez (Pictured) finds himself in a sticky predicament. His homie Nate Diaz challenges...
The bad news: Michael Chiesa (Pictured) has been forced out of Saturday’s scrap against Marcus LeVesseur due to illness. The good news: the lightweight affair wasn’t one of “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz’s” four featured fights.
The contest was to mark Chiesa’s first since taking “The Ultimate Fighter 15″ tournament back in June.
No word on what exactly caused...
Would you like a sneak peek at the video intro for the baddest freebie fight card in UFC history? Good, because we’ve obtained the footage for your viewing pleasure.
“UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz” takes place Saturday inside Key Arena in Seattle. A light heavyweight affair between former champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (Pictured) and Alexander Gustafsson co-headlines the...
"When they talk about the greatest fighters of all time, I don't ever hear my name coming up any more, and I'm just sick of it. I wanna get back to the glory days." - The Prodigy" B.J. Penn"As a young kid, I looked up to BJ. As a man I don't anymore. He's just another fighter on his way to losing....to me." - Rory "Ares"...
The Ultimate Fighting Championship have been criticized relentlessly from fans and media alike for in
Sitting atop of the bill is a pair of supremely talented lightweights who vie for divisional supremancy, throw in two highly-touted prospects against former UFC champions in the biggest tests of their respective careers and for the sprinkles and topping on the top we get a main card...
Did you catch the UFC’s “Road to the Octagon” after football on Sunday? If not, no worries as we’ve got the entire episode here for you to check out. The episode follows BJ Penn, Rory MacDonald, Shogun Rua, Alexander Gustafsson, Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz as they prepare for this Saturday’s fight-night. Highlights include MacDonald [...]
Here is UFC president Dana White on the cover of Fighters Only magazine. Dana had a rough year with all the injuries, hopefully 2013 will be better on that end.
Nate Diaz Does A Little Shopping
Dana White UFC on FOX Henderson vs. Diaz Vlog
The UFC will hold their traditional pre-fight press conference today for UFC on FOX 5 at 12pm PT/3pm ET at the Seattle Center Pavilion inside KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.
Expected to be in attendance are UFC President Dana White, as well as lightweight champ Benson Henderson and challenger Nate Diaz, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Alexander Gustafsson, B.J. Penn and Rory...