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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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Curtis Blaydes: Francis Ngannou Hits Harder Than UFC 221 Opponent Mark Hunt

There’s a new player in the UFC’s heavyweight division, and he possesses two valuable commodities for a big man: a durable chin and a strong wrestling base.
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Curtis Blaydes: Francis Ngannou Hits Harder Than UFC 221 Opponent Mark Hunt

There’s a new player in the UFC’s heavyweight division, and he possesses two valuable commodities for a big man: a durable chin and a strong wrestling base.
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Curtis Blaydes: Francis Ngannou Hits Harder Than UFC 221 Opponent Mark Hunt

There’s a new player in the UFC’s heavyweight division, and he possesses two valuable commodities for a big man: a durable chin and a strong wrestling base.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Curtis Blaydes: Francis Ngannou Hits Harder Than UFC 221 Opponent Mark Hunt

There’s a new player in the UFC’s heavyweight division, and he possesses two valuable commodities for a big man: a durable chin and a strong wrestling base.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Curtis Blaydes: Francis Ngannou Hits Harder Than UFC 221 Opponent Mark Hunt

There’s a new player in the UFC’s heavyweight division, and he possesses two valuable commodities for a big man: a durable chin and a strong wrestling base.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Midnight Mania! Poirier says Nurmagomedov worse for McGregor than Ferguson is

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Poirier thinks Khabib Nurmagomedov is a tougher matchup for Conor McGregor than Tony Ferguson is.

I think Tony would have a higher percentage of getting caught with a big shot. He fights with his head up a lot, he’s long and lanky, he kind of uses unorthodox footwork that puts him out of position a lot. He’s a good wrestler for sure, but he’s not as grinding and as gritty as a Khabib who’s just going to walk you down and put you against the fence and stuff. Definitely Tony can control guys and get on top of him and win rounds like that, or even submit guys, but I just think its a tougher fight for Conor.

Nurmagomedov recently mauled 4th-ranked Edson Barboza, and likely finds himself looking at a long-anticipated matchup with interim champion Tony Ferguson. The winner of that bout seems likely to welcome McGregor back to lightweight, with recent comments from Dana White pointing to this summer. All of that is subject to change, of course, with the UFC’s seeming intransigence to McGregor’s demands likely making negotiations an extended process.

Poirier is more than just an interested observer. He in a good position in the division himself, with his recent win over Pettis leaving him ranked 6th in the UFC at 155 pounds. He was campaigning for a rematch with Eddie Alvarez after their first fight ended in a no-contest, but Alvarez has seemingly no interest in that fight, viewing it as a step backwards.


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Yeah, Conor McGregor ain’t spying on Khabib.

Jon Fitch shows how he got his ninja choke.

Does Dana listen to himself? Is this what he thinks he does with the UFC?

One of the few times it’s okay to tag a fighter on Twitter.

I like Lando’s pick best.

Mike Chandler kicking the bag

Kevin Hart training pads with his son

Working with my little guy…. #Harts #HustleHart #StartThemWhileTheyAreYoung

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Conor McGregor goes from taunting Khabib on social media to posting delighted dad videos of his baby.

Speaking of proud fathers, here’s Frank Mir with his daughter:

Derrick Lewis may be in training camp but his Instagram never ceases reposting stuff like this:

@ufcfighteredits a beast lol

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Israel Adesanya (undefeated middleweight debuting at UFC 221) missed his calling.

I never noticed Herb Dean’s expression here:


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Conor McGregor more interested in Nate Diaz do-over than Floyd Mayweather rematch

Boxing experts were convinced that perfect pugilist Floyd Mayweather Jr. — who “carried” UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in last August’s boxing match — was throwing rounds in order to set up a potential rematch.

Probably because it would replicate this titanic cash grab.

But “Notorious” isn’t as jazzed about the “Money” do-over as he was with avenging his submission loss to Nate Diaz, something he was able to pull off by way of close decision victory at UFC 202.

“I think it’s different,” Kavanagh told Express Sport. “After the Nate loss, it was an obsession. From five minutes of being inside the Octagon, the ball had already started rolling in ensuring his next fight was going to be against Nate. I don’t see that same level of interest in the Mayweather rematch.”

Not much has changed between then and now.

McGregor is currently in timeout for being a bad boy back home, but is expected to return to the Octagon at some point in 2018. In his absence, Tony Ferguson will rule the 155-pound roost with an interim title, which could be on the line against the winner of this fight.

Depending on how “thirsty” this opponent gets.

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Trainer Expects Conor McGregor’s Hands to ‘Be a Lot Better Than They Were’ Upon UFC Return

If and when Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon, fans can expect a more polished striker than the one who took the lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.
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Trainer Expects Conor McGregor’s Hands to ‘Be a Lot Better Than They Were’ Upon UFC Return

If and when Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon, fans can expect a more polished striker than the one who took the lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.
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