Eddie Alvarez Will Fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 178

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“This is going to be an extremely fan friendly fight. How can it not be? You have two guys with the some of the highest finish ratios in all of the sport. You know people are going to love this fight. How can they not? These kinds of fights, these big fights that get everyone talking and interested, these are the fights I want. I want to fight only dangerous guys. Whenever I’ve done that in my career, I’ve stepped up and risen to the challenge.”

Eddie Alvarez

Conor McGregor Rips Dustin Poirier’s “Deteriorating” Chin

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“All you’ve got to do is look at Dustin Poirier’s last couple fights. In his last contest [against Akira Corassani] he fought a [UFC reality show] reject. Nobody gave a s— and he got wobbled 40 times. His chin is deteriorating. Every single contest he [gets knocked down]. A gust of wind and he does the chicken dance. Coming up against me, that’s not going to be good. I’m going to crack him with a jab and he’s going to wobble. It’s going to be a first-round knockout, mark my words.”

Conor McGregor

Nick Diaz To Face Anderson Silva Superbowl Weekend

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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.

Jones-Gustafsson Postponed So Cormier Gets His Shot

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The long-awaited rematch between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, scheduled for UFC 178 in Las Vegas on September 27, has been postponed after the Swede suffered an injury in training this week. Although there are scores of hungry challengers waiting for a crack at Jones’ crown, few can rival Daniel Cormier’s burning desire to topple the champ at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

UFC Press Release

White Responds To Diaz

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“Nate can do whatever he wants to do. Nate can sit out and not suck any UFC whatever, for as long as he wants to. Who cares, he’s a grown man. Sit out for as long as you want, sit out the rest of your career, it’s your decision. But to start making fun of guys who actually like to fight, and guys who go out there and put on unbelievable fights and people love to see him? He steps up and does what he does. People love Cowboy Cerrone. Nate wants to talk about making money, but there’s only one way to make money, and that’s fighting.”

Dana White