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Nate Diaz manager now Mike Kogan, not Cesar Gracie
It appears Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz has ended a significant part of his mixed martial arts (MMA) relationship with famed trainer Cesar Gracie. According to a report from Ariel Helwani on Tuesday's (April 9, 2013) edition of "UFC Tonight" on FUEL TV, the Stockton, Calif., native has enlisted the management services of Mike Kogan, who heads Real Talk Entertainment, representing notable names such as UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson and former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed Lawal, among others. Even though The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 winner has found new MMA management, Diaz will still train under Gracie alongside the likes of his brother Nick Diaz, former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, former UFC welterweight title challenger Jake Shields and the rest of the tight crew.
UFC 160 loses Gunnar Nelson to injury; Story steps in
Icelandic welterweight prospect Gunnar Nelson is out of his UFC 160 fight against Mike Pyle. Replacing him is recent UFC 158 winner Rick Story.
Former UFC champ Pat Miletich considering U.S. Senate run
Pat Miletich, a former UFC champion who turned to broadcasting after his MMA retirement in 2008, is reportedly considering a run for the U.S. Senate. Miletich discussed the possibility with the Quad-City Times. "A lot of people are fed up with a lot of things that are happening in the country," he told the newspaper. "I'm not a fan of the left, socialist mentality at all."
Twelve-bout TUF 17 Finale lineup set, includes Casey-Samman, Andrews-Quinlan
With the taped content for "The Ultimate Fighter 17" now in the books, the promotion has released the evening's 12-bout lineup. Among the additions are semifinalists Josh Samman (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Dylan Andrews (15-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who meet Kevin Casey (5-2 MMA, 0-0 uFC) and Jimmy Quinlan (3-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), respectively. The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale takes place Saturday at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center. The evening's main card, featuring a Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen headliner and Kelvin Gastelum vs. Uriah Hall TUF 17 championship fight, airs on FX. Both of those fights take place one the FUEL TV-broadcast preliminary card. Additional fights involving "TUF 17" cast members include Robert "Bubba" McDaniel (20-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Gilbert Smith (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) on the night's FX-aired main card, as well as Luke Barnatt (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Collin Hart (4-1-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), and Clint Hester (7-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. "TUF 16" contestant Bristol Marunde (12-7 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who makes his official UFC debut.
Dave Herman passes drug test, reinstated to fight in UFC
As Matt Mitrione prepares for a forced layoff from the octagon, another UFC heavyweight is set to return.
Frank Mir says Daniel Cormier has a 'false sense of security,' promises to take one of his limbs home
Frank Mirheard Daniel Cormier call him out in front of the world. Mir listened as Cormier plotted his course to the top, a grand plan culminating with a tour at light heavyweight to take Jon Jones' belt.
Jon Jones: Chael Sonnen is in the 'promote fight' business, I’m in the 'remain champion' business
Jon Jones spent over a month isolated in Las Vegas filmingThe Ultimate Fighter 17. In that time, daily interactions with Chael Sonnen became the norm.
Exclusive Interview: Tom Watson talks possible opponents and much more
Tom 'Kong' Watson talks about making his UFC debut, winning 2 bonuses against Nedkov. He also gives his views on TRT, who he would like to face next and UFC on Fuel TV 9.
Iliarde Santos in for Marcos Vinicius, meets Yuri Alcantara at UFC on FX 8
Promotional newcomer Iliarde Santos (27-6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will fill in for an injured Marcos Vinicius (20-4-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) against Yuri Alcantara (27-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) next month in Brazil. The two Brazilians will meet in a bantamweight bout on the preliminary card of UFC on FX 8. UFC officials late Monday announced the change. Vinicius was reported out this past week, but the UFC had not named his replacement until Monday.
Undefeated in Seven Pro Fights, Sergio Pettis Anxious to Join His Brother in the UFC
Last month’s RFA show was supposed to be a coming out for Roufusport featherweightSergio “Phenom” Pettis, but an injury to his opponent forced him off the card. Thankfully, Pettis was able to get onto the NAFC card the following week and showed no signs of a letdown as he defeated Josh Robinson via unanimous decision, raising his record to 7-0.
Rashad Evans shrugs off retirement talk prior to UFC 161 fight with Henderson
Retirement isn't imminent for ex-UFC champion Rashad Evans, nor was it prior to his UFC 156 fight against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
MMA love rediscovered, Jamie Varner interested in UFC bout with Diego Sanchez
Jamie Varner is caught in what he calls "purgatory" right now. He's ready for a fight, but he's got nothing booked. There are fights he's interested in if they work out, though – largely thanks to rediscovering his love of MMA.
Mitrione: Fallon Fox is a 'disgusting freak'
Matt Mitrione calls transgender fighter Fallon Fox a "disgusting freak" among other insults during an appearance on The MMA Hour.
Mitrione suspended after breach of code of conduct
The UFC says that Matt Mitrione has been suspended after his tirade of transphobic comments on The MMA Hour regarding transgender fighter Fallon Fox.
Exclusive Interview: Brad Pickett 2 days after FOTN performance against Mike Easton
Brad talks exclusively to MMA Mental 2 days after his FOTN the win over Mike Easton, he talks about his performance, he also looks back at his journey and growth in MMA, from the small shows in the UK to the UFC. He also gives his views on Conor McGregor and who he would like to fight next.
Signal to Noise: UFC on FUEL TV 9, Invicta 5's best and worst
In the UFC's return to Stockholm, Sweden, and Invicta's fifth event of its existence, there was much to love and plenty to hate. As far as the UFC is concerned, losing their main event wasn't fortuitous. Their hectoring of fans who felt the card wasn't worth their time is also regrettable. Yet, plenty of fighters put on sensational performances, an Irish featherweight made an incredible UFC debut and the Swedish crowd showed up in support. Invicta had a banner event as well. Known fighters returned with sensational performances, a new champion was crowned and a controversial figure returned to dominance. It's time to separate the good from the bad, the winners from the losers and the signal from the noise...
UFC on Fuel TV 9: Through my eyes
So once again I was off to Stockholm, Sweden to watch the UFC, but this time was different, this time I was going not only as a fan. but a fan with Media Credentials. Always looking to make the most of an opportunity I booked into the same hotel as the fighters were staying hoping I would get the opportunity to mingle with the fighters during the build up and after there fights.
UFC on Fuel TV 9: Post fight reactions
Here is the post fight reactions from the fighters straight after they fought.
Hector Lombard announces partnership with Mike Dolce
Hector Lombard has announced, via Twitter, that he will be working with Mike Dolce.
Boxer Pokes fun at Conor McGregor and MMA
Olympic boxing silver medalist ,Kenny Egan pokes fun at fellow Irishman Conor McGregor after his UFC debut win and MMA in general.
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