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Nick Diaz: Can He Become More Than a UFC Cult Hero?

Nick Diaz has done a lot in his career. He's fought for a UFC title on a couple of occasions. He's held welterweight gold in another. He once found a way to distill violence on the scale of a global conflict into the most chaotic five minutes the sport has ever seen. He's retired. Show More Summary

Manager: Nick Diaz won't trash talk Anderson Silva at UFC 183

A revised strategy, perhaps, for the new, improved, and non-violent Diaz? Between Anderson Silva's pantomiming and Nick Diaz's shit talking, we could have ourselves a two-man comedy act for the main event of UFC 183, which takes place on Jan. Show More Summary

UFC 183: Dana White 'pumped' for return of Anderson Silva, but insists Nick Diaz doesn't enjoy fighting

But that's how he makes a living, so he doesn't have much choice. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White was finally able to lure former welterweight number one contender Nick Diaz back to the Octagon (sorry Walmart),...Show More Summary

Can Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva Pull the UFC out of Its Pay-Per-View Doldrums?

When we heard that the UFC was working to make Ronda Rousey -Gina Carano a reality, we should have known then that things were changing, perhaps by necessity. Since the beginning of 2014, the pay-per-view numbers that had been so kind to the UFC during the time of Georges St-Pierre and a healthy Anderson Silva have passed. Show More Summary

Nick Diaz and MMA's 7 Biggest Cult Heroes Right Now

MMA attracts a certain kind: the kind that doesn't mind violence or, like, not getting paid enough, and things like that. As much as the sport has grown, at its center, a lot of the guys are outlaws and misfits. Outstanding athletes and highly skilled and courageous human beings, yes, but also misfits. Ditto a lot of the fans. Show More Summary

Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva: An Early Head-to-Toe Breakdown

The UFC delighted fans with the announcement that two of their most popular fighters, Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz, were returning to the cage to face off in one of the closest things to a superfight we've seen since Chuck Liddell vs. Show More Summary

Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva and the Best 'Superfights' in MMA History

The notion of making dream MMA matchups come to fruition has long mesmerized fans, and unlike the current direction of boxing, MMA enthusiasts can expect superfights to materialize more regularly in the coming years. The definition may...Show More Summary

Diaz vs. Silva: It's Going to Be Fun, but Will It Be Competitive?

Fun fight. Superfight. Competitive fight? Since the fight gods sent their messenger down from the mountains to announce Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva last week, there's been plenty of postulating on how the bout could be categorized. Everyone...Show More Summary

Round two! Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier react, continue wild UFC 178 media day melee on Twitter

Wolf tickets? Remember that televised melee on CBS featuring Nick Diaz and Mayhem Miller? I'm afraid Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier have made that point of reference obsolete, following today's (Aug. 4, 2014) epic staredown explosion at...Show More Summary

Nate Diaz UFC update: Manager Mike Kogan says 'right now, nobody's talking to anybody'

Well, that sounds encouraging. When Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was able to lure Nick Diaz out of retirement -- despite his state of chronic disgruntlement -- there was hope that his younger brother Nate would soon follow. Wishful...Show More Summary

UFC 183: Anderson Silva keeping titanium rod (for now), won't kick hard until Nick Diaz fight

You shoot me down, but I won't fall. I am titanium! After more than one year on the sidelines, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva will be making his return to mixed martial arts (MMA). And...Show More Summary

Anderson Silva's family 'not too happy' with 'Spider's' decision to junk retirement and fight Nick Diaz at UFC 183

Nevertheless, his supportive family will respect his wishes to continue his mixed martial arts (MMA) career, despite the fact that he broke his leg in his last outing at UFC 168. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight...Show More Summary

Anderson Silva Focused on Return to Octagon, Not Nick Diaz or Titles

Business as usual. That is the theme for Brazilian middleweight fighter Anderson Silva, though the truth is that life is anything but business as usual. Silva, who suffered a horrendous leg break last December in a fight against current...Show More Summary

Anderson Silva: Nick Diaz fight could be epic UFC boxing match

Anderson Silva said the grotesque leg injury he suffered in December is 95% healed, and should be at full strength by the time of his Jan. 31 middleweight fight against Nick Diaz in Las Vegas.

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

"The Spider" was the featured guest on today's UFC 183 media conference call, and he had a lot to say. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Anderson Silva took part in a solo conference call earlier today (Fri., Aug. Show More Summary

LookOutaWhale’s Latest Creation Gives the Diaz-Riggs Hospital Brawl the Animated Treatment It Deserves

We all know the story of Nick Diaz's barnyard hospital brawl with Joe Riggs following their legal, in-ring brawl at UFC 57, but the real question is: Have we ever seen it set to wonky animation and with actual interview clips taken from...Show More Summary

'Cursed' UFC 183 headliner Nick Diaz preaches non-violence, refuses to watch MTV's 'Ridiculousness'

But don't worry Rob Dyrdek, you're still "really funny" in Nick's book. Despite his tough exterior and the fact that he beats people up for a living, Nick Diaz is not a violent person. In fact, the Stockton slugger dislikes violence so much that he can't stand to see other people get hurt. Show More Summary

UFC Quick Quote: Anderson Silva's chin is not the same anymore

And it doesn't help that "Spider" will be two months shy of his 40th birthday when he squares off against Nick Diaz. "I believe it's going to be a stand-up fight the entire time. Nick is better on the ground, his jiu-jitsu is better, but I believe it's going to be a standup fight and it won't last five rounds. Show More Summary

Can Nick Diaz Actually Beat Anderson Silva? Does It Even Matter?

On day two, reality started to set in. Tuesday’s confirmation that Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz will fight next January at UFC 183 was pure joy, pure wonder. Despite the fact MMA fans had already been buzzing about the possibility for...Show More Summary

Rematch! Matt Hughes vs. Renzo Gracie 'super fight' booked for 2015

Move over Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz, another "super fight" is coming in 2015. Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva aren't the only ones ending their hiatus from combat sports competition, as former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight...Show More Summary

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