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Nate Diaz could have misplaced his second straight combat final weekend at UFC 263, however a final minute rally and close to knockout match ensured Diaz nonetheless had loads of traction and choices for the longer term. Extra lately, Demian Maia has given his identify as an choice, requesting Diaz as a worthy enemy for his “final dance” on the Octagon.
Diaz longtime coach Cesar Gracie is respectfully not a fan of the sport. Not solely is Gracie a troublesome combat, however Gracie argues that there’s little for his pupil to win.
“I do know there was hypothesis that Nate will settle for the combat with Demian Maia,” Gracie advised MMA Preventing. “Whereas I have not spoken to Nate about his ideas on this combat, I can let you know that I am fully towards the thought. Demian was a fantastic exponent of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on the mat and in MMA. He has achieved lots and all of us respect him. He is nonetheless a harmful opponent, however I do not assume Nate can acquire something from this combat.
“If he misplaced, he would lose to a 44 12 months outdated who was on his method out of the game and if he received it will be to a 44 12 months outdated man who was leaving the game. It is a no-win scenario. “
Except for the Maia callout, there have additionally been talks about operating the combat towards Jorge Masvidal a second time, which would definitely result in huge pay-per-view (PPV) numbers. Gracie has one other objective in thoughts, nevertheless, as he nonetheless retains a watch on the long-awaited rubber match between Diaz and Conor McGregor.
“I might assume towards the trilogy [Conor] McGregor, ”he defined. “I do know Nate desires arduous fights. He is motivated to combat the most effective guys. “
The entire phrase runs wild (rightly) for Brandon Moreno.
Do not thoughts, I simply began praying that Khalil Rountree would let go of his palms on this match.
Uriah Corridor appears good at sparring at Xtreme Couture.
In barely completely different circumstances, all of those fights might have been ESPN + essential card fights.
There’s a good little occasion on July thirtieth. in South Carolina … XMMA indicators many veterans … Ben Saunders vs. Ramsey Nijem, John Dodson vs. Cody Gibson, Justin Scoggins vs. Keith Richardson, Derek Campos vs. Kyle Bochniak. Extra choices for fighters is at all times a superb factor.
– Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) June 16, 2021
I forgot so as to add this yesterday, however Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder had a six minute look down – Fury loves his thoughts video games!
Chris Weidman’s restoration progress has been really unbelievable.
Michelle Waterson with a formidable show of, I do not know, stability? Self management? Physique stability? Certainly one of these.
Slips, tears and knockout clips
A couple of years earlier than Nate Diaz made the transition from the guillotine-go triangle (to double birds), he scored an analogous faucet within the WEC!
He waited a hair too lengthy to just accept defeat …
A fast compilation of entrance kicks within the face!
A few sea lions going with you!
Midnight Music: I have been an enormous Lou Reed fan for a very long time, however I averted the Metallica collaboration for a very long time Lulu … as a result of most individuals / critics hate it. I nonetheless have not tried the entire thing, however was advised the closing monitor is tight and I favored it! Nonetheless not for everybody, however Reed’s ramblings are poetic and the Metallica instrumental jogs my memory a little bit of Godspeed You! Black emperor.
Sleep nicely maniacs! Extra martial arts insanity is at all times on the way in which.