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Nine UFC bouts that need to happen

Image Credit – MMAWeekly Sometimes the UFC reads our minds and puts together great scraps. But sometimes they completely miss the boat on a sick fight. I have compiled a list of fights that need to happen at each weight class that I hope will come together: • After a big win, John Dodson was fired up and ready for another title shot. He has actually a few options seeing as that...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The official event poster for UFC 176 ‘Aldo vs. Mendes II’ is worthy of your wall

Let’s be honest. Over the past few years there’s probably only been a handful of UFC event posters that have really made you take a double take. This official poster for UFC 176 ‘Aldo vs. Mendes II’ looks so good that it made us immediately think it was another one of those awesome fan made posters. And the fight itself is a sequel worthy of this fantastic artwork. Check...
Via hov-mma
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Gray Maynard Meets Fabricio Camoes at UFC 176

Late Monday night, a lightweight affair between former top contender Gray Maynard (pictured) and Fabricio Camoes was added to the UFC 176 roster. UFC officials confirmed the matchup via Twitter. The August 2 event takes place inside Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Maynard will be looking to collect a much needed win after dropping three of his last four scraps, including...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Gray Maynard Possibly Leaving AKA In Search Of ‘The Right Fit’

According to a recent interview with the Australian based Submission Radio it sounds as though former two time lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard (11-3-1 (1nc), pictured) could be searching for a new camp to call home.  At least that’s the impression AKA Head Coach Javier Mendez gives in the interview.“He’s doing what all fighters do when things like that happen and...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Most Vulgar Displays of Power 2013

You could argue that 2013 was the most violent year in the history of mixed martial arts to date. When you put two earthlings in a cage together and tell them you'll give them money if they hurt each other until one of them either falls asleep or taps the person trying to submit them so they'll stop, then of course you're going to get a hearty helping of violence on any...
Via hov-mma
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF 18 Finale – Salaries & Suspensions

 The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) recently sent out the fighter pay figures for this past weekend’s TUF 18 Finale, where it was revealed that Gray Maynard was the top earner on the night, taking home $45,000 following his knockout loss to Nate Diaz in the night’s main event.Meanwhile Diaz, a veteran of nineteen UFC fights, received just $30,000 including his win bonus...
Via MMAInsider
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

‘The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale’ Salaries Released

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale” event. Gray Maynard (pictured) and Nate Diaz headlined the festivities, and were both compensated as such. However, Maynard made his $45,000 for merely stepping inside the Octagon, while Diaz needed his win bonus to equal...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz TKOs Gray Maynard at TUF 18 Finale (Video Highlights)

When Nate Diaz (pictured) and Gray Maynard got bumped to the main event at “The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale” after Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez was moved to UFC on FOX 10, Diaz griped because their scrap remained a three round affair instead of five. It was a moot point in the end, as Diaz pulverized Maynard for an opening round TKO victory. The lightweights technically...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

TUF 18 Finale – Review & Results

 The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale took place last night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Nate Diaz took on Gray Maynard in the night’s main event and two TUF champions were crowned when Jessica Rakoczy took on Julianna Pena and Chris Holdsworth battled Davey Grant.Nate Diaz absolutely dominated Gray Maynard in the night’s main event, on route to scoring...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz closes the book on Gray Maynard rivalry with 1st round knockout

It's been six years in the making since Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard first met during the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter, but their trilogy of bouts officially came to a close at the TUF 18 finale with the door slamming shut on the rivalry. The first meeting, while not on their official records, ended with Diaz getting the win by guillotine choke before Maynard evened things...
Via Fox Sports
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Diaz defeats Maynard: Full TUF 18 finale results

It’s now clear that Nate Diaz was, and still is the best fighter to come out of TUF 5. With this definitive win over his old nemesis Gray Maynard, this much is known. Maybe Gray has just taken too much damage. He’s looked slow in his last few fights and his chin seems to be gone now. If he does stick around, he needs to get back to his bread and butter and just grind dudes out...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Early Prelim Live Stream

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale takes place live tonight from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada with a headlining bout between lightweight Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz as well as the finals of the 18th season of TUF. The online bout available for viewing is a flyweight bout between Josh Sampo and Ryan Benoit. Watch the stream below at 7:30pm EST
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Fighter Scouting Report: Gray Maynard

Gray Maynard Vitals 5'8" 155 lbs (Lightweight) 70" reach, Orthodox May 9, 1979 Record 11-2-1 (1 NC) (UFC: 9-2-1, 1 NC) Current Streak 1 straight loss Training Three-time NCAA Divsion 1 All-American wrestler Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held None Read more ...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

‘TUF 18 Finale’ Preview and Predictions

It seems that seasons 18 and 5 of TUF are linked together. This was the first season since that season that a fighter has missed weight; not just one but two fighters missed their mark. Manny Gamburyan who coached with Ronda on this season was a finalist on season 5. The winner of that season was Nate Diaz who was a guest coach on this season for Team Rousey. He will face another...
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale – Predictions

 The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale goes down this coming weekend on November 30th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring a main event of  Gray Maynard taking on Nate Diaz in the lightweight division and a co-main event that see’s the TUF 18 women’s bantamweight tournament reach it’s climax when Jessica Rakoczy takes on Julianna Pena.Here are our...
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz Batters Donald Cerrone At UFC 141 (Video)

On Saturday night, Nate Diaz will headline The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale against Gray Maynard in lightweight action. This week, the UFC has been releasing videos featuring Diaz and Maynard. Heading into UFC 141 in December of 2011, Diaz had won his first fight in his return to lightweight when he defeated Takanori Gomi at UFC 135 winning by first round submission. His opponent at...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Gray Maynard vs Nate Diaz TUF 18 Finale Video Preview

The UFC returns this week as The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale event takes place at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. The main event will feature former two-time UFC lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard battling former UFC lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz for a third time. The two battled first in a semifinal bout during the fifth season of TUF in 2007 with Diaz...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

TUF 18 Finale: Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard Betting Odds

With so much attention being placed on Thanksgiving, it’s easy to forget there’s a UFC event this Saturday. A rematch – or unofficial trilogy – between Nate Diaz (pictured) and Gray Maynard headlines the show. Diaz won their first scrap via submission in an unofficial bout on “The Ultimate Fighter 5.” Diaz went on to take their season of the reality show. Maynard edged...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Gray Maynard vs Nate Diaz Bumped Up To Headline TUF 18 Finale

The UFC has announced that Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard is the new main event for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale on November 30 replacing the Demetrious Johnson-Joseph Benavidez flyweight title fight. The reason Johnson-Benavidez, which was originally scheduled for the TUF 18 was moved to the Fox show was due to UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis had to bow out of his title fight...
Via Between The Ropes
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Maynard-Diaz III headlines TUF Finale

For a time, Nate Diaz spoke about bowing out of the Nov. 30 Ultimate Fighter Finale event in favor of his 10-year high school reunion. As it turns out, choosing the future over the past was the right decision for Diaz, whose fight with Gray Maynard has been bumped to headliner status after several changes in the UFC calendar. Diaz-Maynard II replaces the originally intended main...
Via Fox Sports
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz Withdraws From Fight With Gray Maynard for … High School Reunion

Now, please tell me if you’ve heard this excuse before. UFC lightweight Nate Diaz (pictured) says he won’t be able to meet Gray Maynard at “The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale” because of a prior engagement … his 10-year high school reunion. No, you read that correctly. “@ufc Cant make it november 30th ive gotta high school reuinion i have to tend too…” Diaz tweeted Monday...
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September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Diaz vs. Maynard rubber match booked

Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard are two of the most distinguished alumni of The Ultimate Fighter . Both men, ironically both contestants of Season 5, have had long and successful careers and earned lightweight title shots. Their paths have also crossed twice before in the Octagon, once on the show and once in official competition, each winning once. At the TUF 18 Finale, they'll...
Via Fox Sports
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard Added to TUF 18 Finale

On Sunday afternoon, a lightweight scrap between former top contenders Nate Diaz (pictured) and Gray Maynard was announced for “The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale.” The event takes place November 30 inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. They will be meeting for the third time, but only the second in an official capacity. Diaz submitted “The Bully” in the semifinals...
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz Takes On Gray Maynard At TUF 18 Finale

  A lightweight bout featuring Nate Diaz (16-9, pictured left) and Gray Maynard (11-2-1 (1nc)) has just been confirmed for the The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale, with UFC officials announcing the news moments ago via Twitter.   Breaking – the November 30 #TUF18 finale will feature the rubber match between @NateDiaz209 and @GrayMaynard — UFC […]
Via MMAInsider
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: UFC Fighters Explain Why Chris Weidman Could Beat Anderson Silva at UFC 162

The UFC has released a short clip featuring many of the organizations top stars offering quick soundbytes as to why Chris Weidman is the man to dethrone long-time middleweight kingpin Anderson SIlva. Daniel Cormier, Gray Maynard, John Moraga, Luke Rockhold and several other offer their opinions as to why this is a significant obstacle for the reigning champ.  Watch the clip below...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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