'Cowboy' Cerrone, Nate Diaz face penalties by UFC for Reebok clothing infractions

For the first time since entering an exclusive outfitting deal with Reebok last year, the UFC has fined some of its fighters for not adhering to the policy with both Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Nate Diaz outing themselves for receiving penalties.UFC Senior Vice President of Global Consumer Products Tracey Bleczinski broke the news to MMAJunkie last week that three different...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz Also Fined By UFC For Reebok Uniform Violation

Last week, it was revealed the UFC fined three unnamed fighters undisclosed amounts of money for violating their strict Athlete Outfitting Policy, courtesy of the the UFC’s exclusive apparel deal with Reebok, at December’s UFC on FOX 17 event. Former lightweight top contender Donald Cerrone subsequently admitted on Twitter he was one of the culprits, and Nate Diaz did the same...
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Condit vs. Lawler: A war or a chess match?

I know it’s difficult to think about anything in MMA these days other than Conor McGregor’s record-breaking knockout or Nate Diaz’s epic post-fight interview on Fox, but there is a major championship bout coming up in few days and it deserves some attention. UFC 195 has a promising headliner that will tell us much about welterweight champ Robbie Lawler. Once just a brash...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Diaz accuses Georges St-Pierre of cheating, lobbies for rematch

More than two years after they faced off at UFC 158, Nick Diaz is still lobbing steroid accusations at Georges St-Pierre while now stating that the former welterweight champion failed to make weight for their fight in 2013.Diaz exploded in an unprovoked rant about St-Pierre while appearing on Chael Sonnen's latest podcast after addressing his brother Nate Diaz and a fight he had...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

After all his years of service, Nate Diaz is being grossly underpaid by the UFC

Nathan Diaz had to get punched in the face and body more than 100 times last Saturday to make $40,000. Of the main card fighters, he was the second lowest paid athlete, and in fact only made $10,000 more than his opponent, despite his winning effort. He did manage to pick up an extra $50,000 for his Fight of the Night performance against Michael Johnson, but even still, the lone...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz: UFC told me Conor McGregor fight is on

Following his big win over Michael Johnson on the main card of UFC on FOX 17 Saturday night, lightweight contender Nate Diaz delivered an explitive laden rant directed at featherweight champion Conor McGregor. Diaz made it clear that he believes he is the “money fight” for McGregor, who has been considering a move up to 155 pounds. After the dust settled from Saturday’s event...
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December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC On FOX 17 Post-Fight Interviews

Watch UFC On FOX 17 post-fight interviews with a few of the big main card winners on the night, including Rafael dos Anjos, Alistair Overeem and Nate Diaz. — Rafael dos Anjos: Alistair Overeem: Nate Diaz:
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December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Nate Diaz’s F-Bomb Filled UFC On FOX 17 Post-Fight Interview

If you were watching last night’s UFC On FOX 17 event live then you probably have no idea what Nate Diaz said in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan following his decision win over Michael Johnson as the entire thing was censored, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. “F*ck that,” Diaz said. “Conor McGregor, […]
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December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC On FOX 17 Bonus Awards

Following last night’s UFC On FOX 17 event the recipients of the evening’s $50,000 bonus awards were announced. Earning ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors was an exciting, hard fought stand-up battle between Nate Diaz and Michael Johnson.  The two showed a willingness to engage throughout the entire 15 minute fight and both men tested the […]
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December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz unloads on Conor McGregor in profanity-laced post-fight interview

UFC lightweight Nate Diaz put on one of his best performances to date Saturday night, scoring a decision win over sixth-ranked lightweight Michael Johnson at UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone.But the victory was the last thing Diaz wanted to talk about in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan. No, Diaz had more pressing issues to address (see video above)."F*ck that," Diaz...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz wins exciting striking war by decision over Michael Johnson

After three rounds of back-and-forth stand-up striking action, Nate Diaz won a unanimous decision over Michael Johnson in a lightweight main card UFC on FOX bout. Diaz had not fought in over a year but look refreshed and sharp in out-striking and earning 29-28 scores from all three judges.Diaz also had to show resilience as Johnson landed dozens of his own shots, throughout the contest...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz Defeats Michael Johnson By Decision In Stand-Up War At UFC On FOX 17

Despite being out of action for a year, Nate Diaz looked sharp tonight as he got the better of Michael Johnson by unanimous decision at UFC On FOX 17 after three rounds of exciting stand-up action. Round One: Johnson goes to the body early. Low kick for Diaz and Johnson counters with a punch. Hard […]
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fighters Get Into Shoving Match Night Before Fight Happens (Video)

When you fight for a living, sometimes your instinct takes over outside the arena. It seems that’s what happened between UFC fighters Nate Diaz and Michael Johnson on Friday. I have heard about this happening but I didn't believe it until I saw it with my own eyes.!! @ufc #ufcorlando #209 @natediaz209 A video posted by Tamdan "The Barn Cat" McCrory (@thebarncatmma)...
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tension high during Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson weigh-in

The tension that erupted earlier this week into violence in Orlando between lightweight contenders Nate Diaz and Michael Johnson continued Friday, at weigh-ins for Saturday's UFC Fight Night. The two made weight and then faced-off with one another.Though there was contact made, and some push-back from Johnson, everyone kept their cool and things didn't boil-over. While still on the...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz: If Conor McGregor wants the money fight, it's right here

Nate Diaz sat back and watched the hype surrounding Conor McGregor and the show he put on last weekend at UFC 194 but he's curious why the outspoken Irishman is getting so much attention for same kind of things he said years ago.Diaz has never been one to hold his tongue when it comes to anything involving his career and he was notably perturbed by the lack of attention his upcoming...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz And Michael Johnson Get Physical Prior To UFC on FOX Fight (Video)

Nate Diaz (pictured) and Michael Johnson fight for real on Saturday at UFC on FOX 17, but that didn’t stop the lightweights from getting into it during Thursday’s media gathering. MMA veteran Tamdan McCrory was sitting close by with camera phone in hand to capture the incident. The footage starts with Diaz and Johnson jawing face-to-face. Diaz then pushes Johnson and they are...
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Johnson, Nate Diaz get into pre-fight scuffle in Orlando

The fight between Michael Johnson and Nate Diaz nearly got started 24-hours ahead of time after the two lightweights nearly got into a scuffle ahead of Friday's weigh-ins in Orlando.The video captured by UFC middleweight Tamden McCrory, who faces Josh Samman on the FS1 prelims this weekend, posted on Friday shows Johnson and Diaz face to face when the No. 6 ranked lightweight gets...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz And Michael Johnson Altercation Caught On Video

Video footage has emerged of Nate Diaz and Michael Johnson becoming involved in a brief altercation in a hotel lobby prior to today’s weigh-ins in Florida. There’s not a whole lot to the footage, which was captured by fellow UFC fighter Tamdan McCrory, but it appears that Diaz shoves his rival who’s then held back […]
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz wasn't featured on the fight poster so he drew himself on there

Nate Diaz is happy to be back in action after a year off from fighting, but he's a little disappointed the UFC didn't feature him on the poster advertising this weekend's card from Orlando.Diaz faces No. 6 ranked lightweight Michael Johnson but the poster for the show only features main event fighters Rafael dos Anjos and Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone as well as co-main event heavyweights...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC mailbag: Why do people love Nick Diaz so much and will he fight again?

FOX Sports writers Damon Martin and Elias Cepeda answer your questions in our all-new mailbag. This week, they tackle Nick Diaz's suspension, whether we'll see him in the Octagon again and some under the radar prospects waiting to hit the mainstream. Why do people love Nick Diaz so much? #freenickdiaz -- @TheGoodGuy34 ELIAS: I can only speak for myself, here, GoodGuy, but I most...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Diaz hearing & punishment reveal more wrong with commission than fighter

On Monday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) handed down a hefty fine and five-year suspension to the Nick Diaz for testing positive for marijuana before his Jan. 31 middleweight fight against Anderson Silva. Well, sort of. Diaz was tested three times the night of that fight, Jan. 31 -- twice before the bout, and once afterwards. He passed the first (conducted at 7:12...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Johnson: I can't wait for Nate Diaz to talk trash during our fight

Michael Johnson gets a chance to get back on the lightweight title hunt Dec. 19 against a former championship challenger and one of the biggest names in the UFC - Nate Diaz. Diaz hasn't fought since Dec. 2014 when he lost a decision to now-champion Rafael dos Anjos. Before that, it had been over a year since Diaz had fought, previously, as he and the UFC were embroiled in contentious...
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August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz Vs Michael Johnson Announced For UFC On FOX 17

Nate Diaz finally has another fight booked and it’ll come against Michael Johnson at UFC On FOX 17 on December 19th. Diaz hasn’t fought since a unanimous decision loss to the man who now holds the lightweight title, Rafael dos Anjos back in December of last year. Diaz had come into that fight after almost a year out in protest at his current UFC salary and weighed in almost five...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz Meets Michael Johnson At UFC on FOX 17

What is 371 days? The amount of time it took Nate Diaz (pictured) to get back in the cage after losing to Rafael dos Anjos.On Monday, it was announced Diaz will meet Michael Johnson at UFC on FOX 17.There hasn’t been any reason why Diaz hasn’t competed at all in 2015, outside of the fact he just doesn’t feel like it. The controversial fighter was, however, involved in a ringside...
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz teaches Shaquille O'Neal a few fight moves

When Nate Diaz isn't getting into brawls with other UFC fighters outside the cage, he also makes time to teach martial arts to students including a four-time NBA champion named Shaquille O'Neal. It's well known that Shaq is a big UFC fan and close friend of president Dana White. Shaq loves the UFC so much he even allowed the promotion to host a press conference for a FOX UFC Fight...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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