• Dana White and Nate Diaz meet, discuss business

    Elias Cepeda at Cagewriter23 days ago

    Dana White and estranged lightweight hold-out Nate Diazhave gotten together and begun to hash things out, recently. According to the UFC president, he and Diaz are on good terms, personally, but are still far apart in terms of what they each think the fighter deserves to be paid.

    "I took everybody out for the TUF 20 finale. It was a very, very, very rough night. A lot of damage was done that night. But Nate and I got together that night and talked, and we're going to get together when I get back into the country," White said.

    "Nate and I got to spend some quality time together. You know, we were out having fun, we talked business for a little while. We got together in a room, and where he is and where we are, we're not even close...He's just got something in his head and we've got something else in our head."

    Do you think White and Diaz are likely to come to terms and have the former title challenger fight again in the UFC? Let us know in the comments section.

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  • UFC Fight Night Macau results: Michael Bisping stops Cung Le

    Elias Cepeda at Cagewriter25 days ago


    The first of two UFC events today is now in the books. At the UFC Fight Night: Macau event, Michael Bisping and Tyron Woodley won big and the winner of The Ultimate Fighter: China, was crowned.

    Check out the full results below:

    Michael Bisping defeats Cung Le via TKO in Round 4.

    Tyron Woodley beats Dong Hyun Kim by first round TKO.

    Zhang Lipeng defeats Brendan O'Reilly via unanimous decision.

    Ning Guangyou wins a unanimous decision over Yang Jianping.

    Wang Sai beats Danny Mitchell by unanimous decision.

    Alberto Mina defeats Shinsho Anzai with a first round TKO.

    Yuta Sasaki submitted Roland Delorme with a rear naked choke in Round 1.

    Colby Covington forced Wang Anying to submit to strikes in Round 1.

    Royston Wee beat Yao Zhikui via split decision. Milana Dudieva beat Elizabeth Phillips by split decision.

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  • UFC's Cung Le visits, donates to Vietnam orphanage

    Elias Cepeda at Cagewriter26 days ago

    The days leading up to a fight are of crucial importance to an athlete. It's in these final days that the requisite selfishness of a training camp must reach it's peak so that the competitor has the focus they need to battle on fight night.

    UFC middleweight Cung Le has, at least in part, eschewed the usual solitary selfishness just days before he takes on Michael Bisping in Macau in the main event of UFC Fight Night Saturday. As a child, Le and his family fled Saigon and before hitting China to ready for his fight, the San Shou expert stopped in his native Vietnam to visit an orphanage.

    Le was so moved by the experience that he says he decided to give most of his sponsorship money for the Bisping fight to the orphanage to help provide for the children there. “I knew how crazy it was, but when I showed up there, it was very emotional,” Le said in a recent MMA Junkie interview.

    “[The orphanage only takes kids that were abandoned, and a lot of the kids, they have issues. Whether it’s with nerve damage or with brain swelling. It was something amazing for me to see.

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  • Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz title implications?

    Elias Cepeda at Cagewriter27 days ago

    Here at Cagewriter, we're all for Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz fighting one another, since they want to. It's a strange, freak-show type of super fight but also makes sense in certain ways for both men, so we're looking forward to it taking place early next year.

    Recent comments from UFC president Dana White which seemed to leave the door open to the fight having title implications, however, may make us re-think our enthusiasm. “I’m pretty pumped for that fight,” White told said recently.

    “Anderson, I can’t wait until he comes back. He’s one of my favorite fighters. And you know Nick Diaz. He’s exciting, and that’s the fight Nick wanted. That’s the fight the fans wanted to see. So we did it.”

    Fair enough. We're there with ya, Dana.

    “Anderson’s ranked No. 1 in the world right now at 185,” White continued, unbelievably, in reference to the UFC's official, but dubious and self-serving rankings.

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