- Cody Brunner at Boxing3 mths ago
Just two fights before Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios were set to make history in Macau on Saturday (Sunday local time), the American heavyweight erred on the side of self-preservation and quit on the stool after the fourth round of an action-packed (albeit short) bout against Andy Ruiz Jr.
The move wasn't well-received by his promoter, Lou DiBella.
By the way, Tor, you are released. WTF!!!
Hamer and Ruiz had plenty of quality exchanges in the first two rounds of the fight, but Ruiz landed more frequently. That momentum seemingly gave Ruiz confidence and the Mexican used his weighty frame to unload on Hamer's body and head in the third and fourth rounds, which prompted Hamer to call it a night.
What's more: This is the second time in the last year Hamer has quit in the middle of a fight. In December 2012, he retired in his corner after the fourth round against Vyacheslav Glazkov.
Now out a promoter, Hamer may have trouble landing another major gig. But DiBella did wish him luck moving forward, so Hamer's got that going for him.
Nate Diaz tweets that he will miss TUF 18 finale fight against Gray Maynard to attend high school reunionCody Brunner at Cagewriter5 mths ago
Occasional UFC lightweight Nate Diaz is scheduled to fight Gray Maynard on November 30 at "The Ultimate Fighter 18" finale. As is always the case with the manic Diaz brothers, there's drama involved well before the fight.
As per Nate Diaz's Twitter account, the Stockton, Calif., native won't fight because he's got a 10-year high school reunion to attend that day.
@ufc Cant make it november 30th ive gotta high school reuinion i have to tend too...
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) September 23, 2013
Knowing the Diaz brothers, this could of course just be trolling ... or it could be Nate trying to stick it to the man, a.k.a. UFC president Dana White. To be honest, trying to make sense of a Diaz action is a waste of everybody's time. We may as well enjoy them for what they are: Brooding, moody fountains of unintentional comedy.
After all, between the two of them, Nick and Nate Diaz have ...