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UFC 183's Nick Diaz media conference call full audio replay on MMA return, Anderson Silva 'super fight' and more

Nick Diaz took part in a solo conference call earlier today (Weds., July 30, 2014) to talk all things mixed martial arts (MMA). Among the many topics discussed were his new three-fight contract with UFC, his upcoming fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 183 on Jan. Show More Summary

Calcio Storico (aka Italian Prison Riot Rugby) Is Probably Not the Next Big Thing in Combat Sports

(Props: dbettazzi) I don't exactly know what I'm looking at here. Elias sent me this video today, and the best I can describe it is "Riot breaks out during a shirts vs. skins game of either rugby or capture the flag at a Renaissance Fair held at an Italian prison." Watch this video for five minutes and try to figure out the rules of the game. Show More Summary

'Life is like a box of chocolates:' Full recap of Nick Diaz's UFC 183 conference call

Nick Diaz was in his usual unusual form during his conference call earlier this afternoon. Dive in below to see what exactly "The Stockton Slugger" had to say to the media on the heels of his MMA return. Nick Diaz, who recently ended...Show More Summary

Gamblers Beware: The Early Odds for Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz Are…Not That Crazy, Actually

(Wait...Nick Diaz IS WHITE?!!! via r/MMA user joenottoast) The MMAsphere suffered a collective Scanners.gif headsplosion when it was announced that Nick Diaz would be returning from a brief hiatus/retirement to face Anderson Silva at UFC 183 in January. Show More Summary

Ilir Latifi vs Jan Blachowicz announced for UFC Fight Night 53 in Sweden

The light heavyweights join fellow Swedes Nico Musoke and Nicklas Backstrom on the Oct. 2014 fight card. With Amir Sadollah's return confirmed for UFC Fight Night 53 not too long ago, a Light Heavyweight tilt is also now expected toShow More Summary

True or False: Lighter Weight Fighters Can Never Carry Pay-Per-Views

Some of the worst pay-per-view flops of the modern UFC era have come from fight cards headlined by featherweight, bantamweight and flyweight fighters. Is this just a mere coincidence, or do the numbers give truth to the notion that bigger really is better? Before this question can be answered, we must first get to the root of the problem. Show More Summary

Report: Glover Teixeira, Phil Davis verbally agree to UFC light heavyweight fight

An intriguing light heavyweight fight could be headed to the Octagon in Fall 2014, as Glover Teixeira and Phil Davis have reportedly verbally committed to go toe-to-toe. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is looking to shake up the Light Heavyweight landscape with a potential 205-pound showdown later this fall season, pitting former division No. Show More Summary

UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz Announced for Super Bowl Weekend

The rumors of Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva turned out to be true, as the two MMA stars are set to face off in 2015. UFC President Dana White took to ESPN’s Sportscenter to announce the fight, via Sherdog. The fight will take place at UFC 183, which will be next year’s rendition of the UFC’s annual Super Bowl weekend card. Diaz vs. Show More Summary

Alexander Gustafsson: Knee injury 'not very serious,' expects UFC return in a few weeks

"The Mauler" took to his Facebook page to update fight fans on the knee injury that bounced him out of his light heavyweight championship rematch against Jon Jones, which was set to go down at UFC 178 in Sept. 2014. "Hi guys, thanks for all the support and all the messages. Show More Summary

Polish Standout Jan Blachowicz Will Be Next Victim of ‘Latifi Era’ at UFC Fight Night 53 in Stockholm

(Whoa, he finally got a wikipedia page? WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN?? / Photo via MMAnytt.se) Highly regarded light-heavyweight Jan Blachowicz has become one of Poland's greatest home-grown talents, with a 17-3 record competing almost exclusively for the KSW promotion. Show More Summary

Vitor Belfort has a message for Luke Rockhold: 'When you get knocked out just shut your mouth, go to the gym and train'

"Hey bro, the altitude is too high." Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender Luke Rockhold has been asking for a rematch against Vitor Belfort ever since "The Phenom" kicked his head into the stands at UFC on FX 8 in early 2013. Show More Summary

Wanderlei Silva still wants to fight Chael Sonnen, even if it means grappling match at Metamoris

Where you at, Ralek? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight Wanderlei Silva, who coached alongside bitter rival Chael Sonnen on season three of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Brazil," still wants to settle their score after years...Show More Summary

UFC on FOX 12 'Fight Motion' video: Watch 'Lawler vs. Brown' highlights in super slow motion

UFC on FOX 12: "Lawler vs. Brown" had several moments that are best viewed in super-slow motion. Check them out in the "Fight Motion" video -- also known as the "Phantom Cam" -- above.

The (Reported) Death of TNA Impact, And How Its Cancellation Could Affect Pro Wrestling and MMA

(single tear [via @SoDuTw]) By Seth Falvo The inevitable has finally occurred: TMZ is reporting that Spike TV has cancelled TNA Impact Wrestling after nine less than spectacular years. It is unclear when the final edition of Impact will air, but TMZ says that TNA's deal with Spike runs through October. Show More Summary

Cub Swanson calls Frankie Edgar's management 'shady' for announcing fictitious fight between them at UFC on FOX 13

Cub Swanson wasn't too pleased that members of Frankie Edgar's crew took it upon themselves to announce a featherweight bout between the two men this December; when in reality, the two haven't been booked to face off. A little beef seems...Show More Summary

UFC 183: Why Nick Diaz vs Anderson Silva Is a Bona Fide Superfight

Most fight announcements, even the big ones, have the feel of carefully scripted routine. They're words on paper or a listless television announcement, a token of gratitude dealt from the bottom of the deck to major media players who...Show More Summary

5 Fighters Who Are Due for a Main Event Spot

Fighters do everything they can to stand out from the pack. Whether it's a highlight-reel finish or a war of attrition, they often exceed expectations to fulfill undiscovered potential. But in today's sport, when ratings and green paper...Show More Summary

13 Must-See MMA Fights in the Month of August

August isn't the biggest upcoming month on the calendar for MMA, but there are still some huge fights coming during the month. The UFC will hold four events, three of which are Fight Night cards, including two cards on the same day.Show More Summary

B/R Women's MMA Rankings, August 2014

Women's MMA is growing, and we must keep up with the times. Women are getting more and more opportunities in mixed martial arts and are becoming more prevalent on the big stage. The UFC, Invicta and World Series of Fighting are just three of the major organizations that host female fighters. Show More Summary

Top 5 UFC Fighters Who Should Change Divisions Today

Changing weight classes has become a mainstay in today's MMA culture. Much like the Hollywood reboot, changing divisions remains one of the most valuable cards any fighter holds in his or her back pocket when things get rough. Far too...Show More Summary

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