Nate Diaz is not impressed with UFC President Dana White’s excuse for removing him from the Official UFC Lightweight rankings. On Wednesday night’s episode of UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1, White tried to explain their reasoning for his removal: “Everyone is talking about Nate Diaz being removed and so has T.J. Grant, for inactivity. … Read more
Putting a microphone in front of a Diaz brother is almost instant entertainment. Following Nate Diaz’s first round dismantling of Gray Maynard this past Saturday at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale, Jon Anik stepped in to fulfill his duties and get the lightweight’s thought on the win. Diaz didn’t really answer any of the questions but he did talk about his team, his spot in the lightweight division and his needing to leave.
Poor TJ Grant just can’t catch a break. He was the opponent who had legitimately earned the next UFC lightweight title shot, but will not be able to compete due to injury. UFC officials have now announced that former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson will take on Anthony Pettis for the UFC ligthweight title in the UFC on FOX 9 main event on December 14 in Sacramento.
UFC 164 saw Anthony “Showtime” Pettis defeat Ben Henderson for the second time to become the newly crowned UFC lightweight champion on Saturday night in front of his hometown crowed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pettis was injured his knee during the fight and could be out of action for a while according to UFC President Dana White.
UFC President Dana White is back with his first video blog leading up to UFC 162. White and Co. run up on a guy who is literally asleep at the wheel on the Las Vegas Strip and save him from either a likely trip to the hospital or jail or both. Colton Smith gets stitched up. Mike Tyson congratulates Glover Teixeira on his recent win. Chuck Liddell teaches Uriah Hall his famous overhand right. TJ Grant gets a title shot. Forrest Griffin retires. And more behind-the-scenes footage from recent UFC events!