Nick Diaz To Face Anderson Silva Superbowl Weekend


News broke earlier today that Nick Diaz would face Anderson Silva at the annual UFC event during Superbowl weekend. Dana White made the announcement on ESPN’s SportsCenter stating the following:

“The greatest off all-time Anderson Silva is back. His doctor gave him clearance to fight. The fight the fans have been waiting for, the fight the fans have been screaming for.. also back is Nick Diaz so we have made Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz Jan. 31 in Las Vegas. It will be the main event and it will be five rounds”

Not a bad way for both fighters to return to action at all.

Nick Diaz Extends Contract With Return Planned For Early 2015


Looks like that retirement didn’t stick.

News broke late yesterday that Nick Diaz has come out of his retirement and signed a three fight contract extension with the UFC. When asked by members of the media, Diaz stated that he’d like to fight for the title, or Anderson Silva. Realistically Diaz is aiming for a early 2015 return to the octagon.

With all the grief that the Diaz brothers have given Dana White and the UFC as of late, you can’t help but wonder what monetary details were in that contract.

BJ Penn Retires


Last night marks the last night that “The Prodigy” BJ Penn will fight inside the octagon.

Following a third round defeat at the hands of Frankie Edgar, Penn announced his retirement from the sport. Penn can retire with nothing to be ashamed of however, with holding championships in two different weight categories, and a fighting career dating back to 2001, Penn can be sure to be placed in the UFC Hall of Fame.