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  1. Diaz rivalry just what 'nice guy' GSP needs

    Chad Dundas

    It ain't easy being Georges St. Pierre right now. Turns out, when you're one of the most dominant fighters in the world, possessing of ridiculous athleticism, borderline movie star good looks and nine straight UFC victories in increasingly flawles...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  2. Even in victory, Diaz sees hard times

    Chad Dundas

    This is how Nick Diaz sees the world. After beating B.J. Penn so badly on Saturday night at UFC 137 that Penn announced his retirement in the cage when it was over, Diaz said he was unhappy with his performance. In a bout where he battered Pen...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  3. Penn's retirement: Final or fleeting?

    Chad Dundas

    LAS VEGAS -- We already knew one high-profile retirement was coming at UFC 137, as Mirko Filipovic had all but confirmed the end of his legendary career in the days leading up to the event. On Saturday night, B.J. Penn unexpectedly made it two, a...

    Blog | October 30, 2011
  4. Diaz gives Penn some added motivation

    Chad Dundas

    LAS VEGAS -- Perhaps the most revealing comments made about B.J. Penn during the buildup to his fight against Nick Diaz at UFC 137 came from Penn's own striking coach, Jason Parillo. "B.J., in order for him to win a fight, has to be a mean son of ...

    Blog | October 29, 2011
  5. Notes and nuggets from Las Vegas

    Chad Dundas

    LAS VEGAS -- You'll have to forgive some of those in attendance at the UFC 137 prefight media conference on Thursday if they couldn't quite get over the fact that Nick Diaz was there, too. Diaz's recent media engagements have been so erratic and u...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  6. Cro-Cop, Nelson both out to prove a point

    Chad Dundas

    LAS VEGAS -- Though they face markedly different futures, Roy Nelson and Mirko Filipovic are each keen to erase the mistakes of the past on Saturday night at UFC 137. One wants their heavyweight fight to be a throwback, to prove he's still capable...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  7. While tending to injury, Cruz gives back

    Chad Dundas

    Las Vegas -- It doesn't look easy, but Dominick Cruz can still hold a pen. Fresh off surgery on the right hand he injured during his bantamweight title defense over Demetrious Johnson earlier this month, Cruz is on the mend but still ailing. These...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  8. These days, Penn not powered by title shot

    Chad Dundas

    Perhaps B.J. Penn's two previous bouts with Georges St. Pierre are still fresh in his mind; or perhaps his two-year run with the lightweight championship from 2008-10 has tempered his desire for UFC gold. Maybe, at 32 years old, he's simply become a ...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  9. St. Pierre's injury gives Condit rare chance

    Chad Dundas

    Carlos Condit has been on a nice run of luck lately. First, there was his sudden promotion into the UFC 137 welterweight title bout after Nick Diaz ghosted a pair of prefight media conferences in September. Now, Condit appears doubly fortunate tha...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  10. Are injury delays a step forward for MMA?

    Chad Dundas

    There appears to be no end in sight for the so-called "UFC injury bug." When Georges St. Pierre withdrew from UFC 137 this week with a sprained knee, he made it a clean sweep for the company's champions in the last year. During the most recent 12 ...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  11. Diaz's new leaf sure looks a lot like old one

    Chad Dundas

    The news regarding Nick Diaz has been mostly upbeat in recent weeks. UFC President Dana White told the media he thought Diaz had learned his lesson after he was removed from a welterweight title shot at UFC 137 for no-showing a pair of news confer...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  12. Penn, UFC squabble via Internet vids

    Chad Dundas

    Just what UFC 137 needed, more drama ... You might have assumed the UFC's Oct. 29 event in Las Vegas had already filled its quota for tomfoolery after Nick Diaz's antics got him bounced out of a fight against Georges St. Pierre and into one with B.J...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  13. After GSP mess, will Diaz get another shot?

    Chad Dundas

    Conspiracy theorists were out in force after the UFC first ejected Nick Diaz from its planned UFC 137 main event, then hours later re-inserted him into the show's co-featured attraction. Depending on which message board commenter you asked, Diaz h...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  14. Diaz fracas proves a coach's work is never done

    Chad Dundas

    Safe to say, Cesar Gracie earned his money this week. Heaven only knows what the past few days have been like for Gracie, let alone the past 11 years. As the longtime coach and manager of one of MMA's most unmanageable fighters, he sounded like...

    Blog | September 10, 2011