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UFC 137: Nick Diaz, No-show to Canadian Press

Written on September 07, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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It seems that bad habits are hard to break, as Nick Diaz made a no-show at yesterday's press con in Toronto.

Former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nick Diaz, made a no-show in a press conference in Toronto last Tuesday. Georges St-Pierre, on the other hand, appeared and complained that his opponent’s absence was unfair. According Winnipeg Free Press’ report, the reigning UFC welterweight champ said that he interrupted training camp in order to attend the press event.

However, Nick Diaz’s no-shows comes without surprise to those familiar with the fighter.

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WWE Superstar Dave “Batista” Bautista To Open a MMA Gym

Written on June 11, 2011 by Lulu

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Former WWE Superstar Dave Bautista also known as Batista had open up a MMA gym at Tampa with Cesar Gracie as his business partner.

Based on a report from TMZ, former WWE professional wrestler Dave “Batista” Bautista and famous MMA trainer Cesar Gracie have joined together as a business partner to open up A Gracie Jiu Jitsu franchise in Tampa. The gym is only open for those close martial friends for now but next week it will be open for the public.

The last news about Bautista’s MMA career is that it was banished, thanks to the UFC acquiring Strikeforce. We’re not just sure if Bautista is still believes that he can actually join MMA or that Cesar is just using the Gracie named like that.

Its more like just a publicity than a serious business, or is it Bautista still trying to step into the ring of UFC convincing Dana White that he got what it takes to be a mixed martial artist.

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Nick Diaz: Ready to Take a Fight Against GSP

Written on May 06, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Looking for the next UFC welterweight title contender? Search no more, because Nick Diaz is ready to duel against George St-Pierre.

If UFC is searching for GSP’s next contender, they may not need to look further. According to Cesar Gracie, his fighter – Nick Diaz – is ready to accept the challenge to face George St-Pierre in the Octagon. That’s if UFC execs, Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta, will make the offer.

Since his victory over Paul Daley in Strikeforce last April, Nick Diaz did not keep his desire to take a shot in pro-boxing a secret. Unfortunately, there is a lack of contenders in his division – aside from the fact that he apparently receives less per bout.

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