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Nate Diaz Is Cooler Than You or I Will Ever Be

There’s so much to like about Nate Diaz.

For example, he won a season of TUF back when the reality show was still interesting, yet he’s managed to stay relevant.

He’s also dangerous as hell, has fought in the Octagon 23 times, lost nine times but has always been considered among the elite… there was even that time when he stepped in for an injured Rafael dos Anjos and fought some Irish guy named Conor McGregor. AND TAPPED HIM OUT.

Since then, Nate Diaz the Scrapper has become Nate Diaz the Superstar, and we’re just spectators in a world he pretty much runs.

During last night’s UFC Fight Night 126 in Austin, TX, Diaz was treated like a VIP and given some camera time during the broadcast. You know, like superstars and VIPs often are.

And of course, in that brief interlude of the camera focusing on Diaz, did our favorite Stockton Son pull out a joint and begin to spark up.

On live TV.

You have to think that in that brief half-second when a producer scrambled to flick the cut-away switch, there was panic in the broadcast truck.

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UFC 220 results: Stipe Miocic is the greatest heavyweight ever, doesn’t care if Dana White respects him or not

Stipe Miocic made history last night (Sat., Jan 20, 2018) at UFC 220 by defeating Francis Ngannou via unanimous decision (see it) to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight title for the third straight time.

A first for the promotion.

In taking out “The Predator,” Miocic defeated a man many thought would be the one to end his reign, and the promotion leading up to it did very little to defend a claim that UFC wanted Ngannou as the face of the division.

In the end, it didn’t matter as Miocic made sure the belt stayed with him, proving once and for all that he is the greatest heavyweight to ever fight inside the Octagon.

“It was the Stipe show tonight. It wasn’t about him. It was about me, because I’m the champ. I broke the record. I’m the best,” said Stipe during the post-fight presser.

“Now it (the record) means something to me. I beat the guy everybody that I couldn’t beat. It’s that much sweeter,” he said. “‘This guy is a phenom, he’s one in a million,” mocked Stipe. “Well guess what? he lost to a Midwest boy that is 50 pounds lighter than him. I’m the greatest heavyweight. I defend it three times and no one has ever done that.

As for feeling disrespected by UFC president Dana White, Miocic didn’t have much to say in the matter.

“I don’t know, and I really don’t care,” he said, who took the belt away from White and handed it to his coach to have him put in on him instead of the boss. “My dude,” Miocic said of his coach. “He respects me, and I respect him. End of story.”

“Those dudes right there, they are my family. They respect me, I respect them and they come with me and we got to war no mater what happens, win lose or draw. That’s my family and we respect each other, no matter the situation.”

At the end of the day, Miocic reiterated his greatness, saying that his resume simply speaks for itself.

“Fuck yeah, I do (greatest of all time.) No one’s ever defended it three times. I had a killer’s row to get to it. I had a hard path to get to the title, and I had a hard path to defend the title,” he added.

“Top dudes, Arlovski, Werdum in Brazil in front of 40,000. Next guy, Overeem, killer, K-1 champion who hits like a ton of bricks. Next guy JDS, who I lost to. Now I had a guy who was a phenom. Nothing’s ever easy, but I’ve never had an easy road. That’s what I like about being from Cleveland, nothing is ever given.”

Hard to argue with that.

For complete UFC 220 results and coverage click here.

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Because nothing can ever be simple, Cris Cyborg doesn’t want to fight Amanda Nunes next

Dana White wants a Nunes vs. Cyborg superfight next, but Cris Cyborg has other ideas.

Dana White kicked off our 2018 with a wide ranging interview given to Yahoo! Sports, dropping news about Conor McGregor, Robbie Lawler, and Cris Cyborg. Cyborg, according to White, will be fighting women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes next. Considering there aren’t really any interesting contenders at 135 right now and all of 2 women signed up for 145, that doesn’t sound like a terrible idea.

Unless you ask Cris Cyborg.

She had originally stated she’d fight whoever the UFC put in front of her, but now she’s gone on her website to say she doesn’t think Nunes deserves a title shot at 145. At this point, she’d like to face a real 145 pound opponent, please and thank you.

Instead of offering a fight to the next Featherweight contender available, Holly Holm was given the bout despite going 1-3 over her past 4 fights. The matchup proved popular with the fans, and our styles eventually made for Fight Of The Night, however Holm was given a title shot over girls who had been fighting at 145lbs and winning because she was more popular, and not because she was the next contender in line.

Having re-established myself as the WORLD CHAMPION at 145lbs I feel it is my obligation to fight the #1 contender at 145lbs in my next fight. I have fought 4 consecutive fights against girls who have come up from 135lbs to fight me, because they were “SUPERFIGHTS” for the fans. Besides Lina Lansburg (I fought her at 140) none of these girls had been fighting at featherweight.

As a World Champion it is important that you face the #1 contender. That is what makes it sport and not entertainment, otherwise what are the girls fighting at 145lbs training to work towards if they know they will never be given a title shot even if they become the best in the world? I have a responsibility to the sport to ensure that when I retire the 145lbs division continues to exist, and it is because of that I want my next fight to be against a contender from the featherweight division that has fought at 145lbs within the last year.

Look, Cyborg’s not wrong: it’s been ridiculous how the UFC has been pilfering from the 135 pound division to fill slots at 145, instead of signing talent at 145 pounds. But that’s the reality of where we are right now: because they haven’t been signing women’s featherweight fighters, there are no contenders at that weight.

That mis-management extends down to the women’s bantamweight division as well, where the matchmaking needed to push new talent up to the top of the division hasn’t happened, leaving Amanda Nunes without any competition to face either.

So at this point, we have to make lemonade out of these lemons. Put Cyborg and Nunes against each other and take the next 6 to 9 months to get these divisions rolling again. A superfight between the two is the biggest thing that can happen, and hopefully in the meantime the UFC might actually sign a few featherweights and separate the wheat from the chaff at 135.

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Max Holloway Declines ‘Best Ever’ Label Following Second Victory Over Jose Aldo

Sports entertainment star Ric Flair coined the phrase, “To be the man, you gotta beat the man.”
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Max Holloway Declines ‘Best Ever’ Label Following Second Victory Over Jose Aldo

Sports entertainment star Ric Flair coined the phrase, “To be the man, you gotta beat the man.”
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Max Holloway Declines ‘Best Ever’ Label Following Second Victory Over Jose Aldo

Sports entertainment star Ric Flair coined the phrase, “To be the man, you gotta beat the man.”
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Max Holloway Declines ‘Best Ever’ Label Following Second Victory Over Jose Aldo

Sports entertainment star Ric Flair coined the phrase, “To be the man, you gotta beat the man.”
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Max Holloway Declines ‘Best Ever’ Label Following Second Victory Over Jose Aldo

Sports entertainment star Ric Flair coined the phrase, “To be the man, you gotta beat the man.”
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Max Holloway Declines ‘Best Ever’ Label Following Second Victory Over Jose Aldo

Sports entertainment star Ric Flair coined the phrase, “To be the man, you gotta beat the man.”
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Max Holloway Declines ‘Best Ever’ Label Following Second Victory Over Jose Aldo

Sports entertainment star Ric Flair coined the phrase, “To be the man, you gotta beat the man.”
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