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Nick Diaz Cleared Of All Domestic Violence Charges

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has the opportunity to bring Nick Diaz back into the welterweight fold, assuming the Stockton slugger was serious when he told the mixed martial arts (MMA) media that his return was imminent.

That’s because the Las Vegas Justice Court dismissed his domestic violence case on Thursday after the District Attorney declined to move forward, according to MMA Fighting, a move that is perhaps unsurprising after it was revealed a grand jury refused to issue an indictment.

“We are grateful that the District Attorney’s office was fair and thoughtful in reviewing this case based on the evidence and making the decision to dismiss this matter particularly in light of the Grand Jury’s decision finding probable cause was lacking,” attorney Ross Goodman said.

Diaz, 35, was corralled back on May 24 after allegedly injuring a female acquaintance (see his mugshot here). He was arrested and initially charged with felony domestic battery, but later released on $ 18,000 bond.

UFC froze his contract and withheld any further action until his legal process was complete, citing the right to due process (read the full statement here). His Octagon return now seems to be a matter of “when,” as opposed to “if.”

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Nick Diaz Cleared of Domestic Violence Charges as Las Vegas Judge Dismisses Case

Nick Diaz was cleared of domestic violence charges after a judge dismissed the case just a few months after his initial arrest, according to Diaz’s attorney Ross Goodman.
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Arrest Warrant Issued for Andrea Lee’s Husband on Domestic Violence Charges

The Shreveport Police Department has officially issued an arrest warrant for the husband of UFC flyweight Andrea Lee.
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Donny Aaron, Husband of UFC Fighter Andrea Lee, Faces Domestic Violence Charges

Donny Aaron, the husband of UFC flyweight Andrea Lee, is facing charges of false imprisonment and domestic violence battery stemming from an incident that occurred earlier this month.
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Two More Felony Charges Added to Domestic Violence Case Against Nick Diaz

The case continues to mount against controversial Ultimate Fighting Championship star Nick Diaz.
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Charges Dropped!

I guess someone had a change of heart … or a change of bank balance.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender, Volkan Oezdemir, was sent home by Florida’s Broward County courthouse on Monday afternoon July 9, 2018), after the charges in his felony battery case were dropped.

Apparently the victim refused to cooperate, according to MMA Fighting.

With that mess out of the way, Oezedmir can move forward with his Alexander Gustafsson fight at the upcoming UFC 227 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place on Sat., Aug. 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

It’s not for the interim title … yet.

“No Time” was originally paired off against ex-light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua (twice); however, the court rescheduled his case too close to fight night and UFC decided to rebook that bout in case Oezdemir went to trial for an undetermined amount of time.

In the end, it didn’t matter.

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Midnight Mania! Oezdemir-Shogun Off UFC Chile Due to Volkan’s Assault Charges

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Volkan Oezdemir is having visa issues, and that is forcing his fight with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua off of UFC: Chile. However, if you thought the UFC were going to find an easier opponent for the venerable Shogun, think again: they are planning on re-booking the May 19th bout, according to Combate. Originally, the fight was booked as the main event, but currently Kamaru Usman vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio is listed as the main event for a card that also includes Alexa Grasso and the re-booked Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno.

The difficulty lies in the felony assault charges Oezdemir faces, which are preventing him from travelling to South America for the Shogun bout.

The report has not yet been confirmed officially by the UFC.


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Suga Sean practicing for his next foot injury.

Just Incase this bull shit happens again . @timwelchmt

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Gnarly

Happy birthday Gil

Happy birthday to my guy @gilbertmelendez GOW

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Beautiful knockout

Justin Gaethje has no love for James Vick.

Ouch…

The real Image credit: @kungfufrogmma

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Duke Roufus coaching Belal Muhammad

Urijah Faber had fun on the set of Rampage

Israel Adesanya is a big believer in timing

Gerald Meerschaert with the body kick from Hades

Michelle Waterson is so good her head and arm throw actually works.

Mickey Gall’s dog has to be an amazing workout to carry… and he looks like he enjoys it.

Only thing I’m liftin at muscle beach is this big ole dog, dawg @mightymatt

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Cody Garbrandt’s child is well protected by this Good Boy.

@canelo_garbrandt on baby sitting duty

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Forrest Griffin is like Old Man Logan.

Two classic faces

#Repost @UFCPI ・・・ Who wore it better?

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This made me chuckle

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Weight cuts must really suck.

When the spin kick lands

Rumbletime Frenchies and BJ Penn.

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Tyson Fury is an interesting return to heavyweight boxing.

Pretty cool fan art of Rose Namajunas

Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje open workout highlights. Who do you reckon has the edge?

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Zabit Magomedsharipov hanging out.

Учи английский @zabit_magomedsharipov #непокайфу #ufc223

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Michelle Waterson kicking the bottles ahead of her matchup with Cortney Casey this weekend.

Too soon. Apologies to Ray Borg for finding this funny.

Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno rebooked for UFC Chile

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Accurate

Emmanuel Augustus has one of the best highlight reels in boxing because of his understanding of rhythm

Excellent clinch battle here

Aljo’s bulk looks a lot more shredded than my bulk.


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I posted this already but I Love this vid… #SaveLions (From Lionesses)

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Ron Cobb could really put together some compelling visual imagery.

Speaking of stunning visual imagery

Photo by @ronnaldong #destination_wild

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Midnight Mania! McGregor in Custody, Will Face Assault Charges

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Conor McGregor turned himself into police custody and is officially under arrest, as of 10:23 ET. He has multiple charges pending, per Ariel Helwani and NBC News.

This follows his wild day of throwing a dolly through a bus window, injuring several, as he targeted one half of UFC 223’s main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov. Khabib had confronted his teammate Artem Lobov the day before over a video Lobov made in which he spoke ill of Khabib. McGregor flew in from Ireland, showing up unexpectedly on media day. He found his way to the bus with a cadre of followers, and, after picking up a barricade, hurled a dolly through the window of a bus on which Khabib, as well as several other fighters and managers were sitting. Michael Chiesa suffered multiple lacerations and his fight with Anthony Pettis was cancelled; Ray Borg had small pieces of glass in his eye and his fight with Brandon Moreno was also cancelled. Artem Lobov, who was with McGregor during the fracas, had his fight with Alex Caceres cancelled as well. The UFC issued a statement in which it stated McGregor would not be welcome at UFC 223. Dana White, with his typical hyperbole, referred to the event as the most disgusting thing to happen in UFC history.

This isn’t the first aberrant behavior for the Irishman, who slapped an official and shoved a referee at a Bellator event last year, and allegedly got into a bar fight with the father of an Irish mobster, leading many to fear for his life. I posited back then we were seeing a familiar story, the descent of a superstar who has no higher mountains left to conquer. Graduating from monster cans and fines to dollies and jail time certainly supports that hypothesis.

Mug shots coming soon.


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Stipe Miocic updated the official record:

McGregor’s escape didn’t last long.

This is no bueno. I feel bad for Ray Borg, and hope there is no permanent damage to his eyes.

Nick Newell wants to step in and fight Anthony Pettis- why not?

Even Norm Kelly, a city councilor in Toronto, had a take.

Jim Miller wrote a ballad about McGregor and cocaine

Dana White is hyperbolic but he’s right that it’s serious.

@frankie__lara @its_chowbacca

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Khabib wasn’t even close to phased.

We interrupt this McGregor stream to bring you Sage Northcutt’s day:

And some good news amidst the destruction:

Nate Diaz sticking up for McGregor wasn’t what I expected, but he did brawl with Nurmagomedov himself after all.

Someone dug up this old picture, which is how the memes came rolling in.

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Cormier clarifies that the Dagestani knuckle game cartel was not, in fact, present, or things would have gotten a lot worse.

True punishment.

This was the clip that sealed it.

Another aside: Mike Perry wants to fight Emil Meek. Platinum vs. Valhalla.

Eventually it became true.

Justin Gaethje’s take is succinct.

Fortunately McGregor turned himself in and didn’t climb a tower.

A side note on Ali Abelaziz, who was in the bus with Khabib. He’s among MMA’s shadiest characters.

Gotta admit this made me laugh.

View from inside the bus:

Indeed a strange day.

Mike Jackson finally got his fight with CM Punk, which means Punk is headed for his second L.

Before it all went down:

Felice Herrig’s video of the incident:

Hawaii Tourism Authority “shutting down” a UFC event in Hawaii wasn’t exactly true- they just wanted a cut of the money.

This is awesome artwork of Rose Namajunas

She’s got the Run The Jewels stamp of approval.

Let’s hope after all this that Khabib does make weight.

Good point


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MMA Fighter To Be Extradited On Kidnapping, Torture Charges

Russian fighter Rustan Abdurakmanov made headline news in Thailand on Monday. The Full Metal Dojo (FMD) veteran is expected to be deported to Russia where he will face charges of torture, extortion, and robbery.

According to Thai Visa, Abdurakmanov (pictured left) was arrested in Bangkok at the request of the Russian embassy. His crimes are described as follows:

“He used guns and knives to threaten and torture businessmen in the extorting of money according to two warrants from Russian authorities and Interpol.

In December 2014 while pretending to be a policeman in the city of Artem, he beat up a security van driver and stole 210,000 roubles (120,000 baht). In April 2015 he abducted two Chinese businessmen from a wood yard at knifepoint before extorting $ 500.

The victims were handcuffed, taped and threatened with burning with a gas bottle.

Later the same month he was involved with others in a 915,000 rouble robbery of another businessman.”

Abdurakhmanov fought at Full Metal Dojo 13 and scored a submission win over Francois Xavier Leal de la Torre. His last fight was in August when he dropped a decision to Jiahefu Wuziazibieke at Rebel FC 5.

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Colby Covington pressing charges against Fabricio Werdum: ‘He will probably end up in prison’

Hey, remember when UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg got sick of Angela Magana’s trash talk and slugged “Your Majesty” at the UFC summit earlier this year in Las Vegas?

If not, refresh your memory here.

That’s kind of where we’re at with the whole Fabricio Werdum vs. Colby Covington fiasco in Sydney, Australia, with the addition of an airborne boomerang (video). One that could land “Vai Cavalo” into trouble with law enforcement now that “Chaos” intends to press charges.

Seriously.

“He fucked up,” Covington told MMA Fighting. “There’s video and I speak the truth. He will be exposed soon, probably end up in Australia prison. He wrote a check his ass can’t cash. He’s on video so all his lies will be told soon.”

Magana went to the cops, as well.

Hopefully Covington waits until Sunday to play rat. Werdum is expected to headline Saturday night’s (Nov. 18, 2017) UFC Fight Night 121 event on FOX Sports 1 (results) and losing the Brazilian would strand Marcin Tybura without an opponent.

Again.

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