- How do UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and former title contender Kenny Florian see the upcoming UFC 202 rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz end? The two offered up their thoughts during a recent post-fight show on FOX Sports 1.
- Nick Diaz recently made headlines with the end of his suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission, being called out by UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and his claims of being "drugged" ahead of a 2013 fight with Georges St-Pierre. During an appearance on "Submission Radio," the head boxing coach for Diaz tried to further explain the claim.
"Yeah, I was there and it was Georges St-Pierre's nurse or something," Richard Perez said. "(He) came down and he wanted to give Nick some kind of stuff. I told Nick not to do it, but he gave it to him. That's what he's talking about. I don't know what it was. I'm not saying that it was a drug or anything, but I just know that he looked different. It was through an IV."
Perez remembered that Diaz was "up all night urinating," which made him believe he was "dehydrated (by the IV) and drained him." Diaz lost a decision to St-Pierre for the welterweight title that night.
- While officials have yet to formalize the fight card for UFC 202, the UFC on FOX 21 event a week later is all set. The event takes place August 27 from Vancouver and features welterweight contenders Carlos Condit and Demian Maia in a five-round main event on FOX.
Along with Condit-Maia, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis makes his featherweight debut against Charles Oliveira, Paige VanZant returns against Bec Rawlings and we get a rematch of lightweights Jim Miller and Joe Lauzon. All of the fighting action begins at 4 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass before shifting over to FOX at 6 p.m. ET for the final eight bouts.
MAIN CARD (FOX/8 p.m. ET)
*Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Carlos Condit
*Featherweight: Anthony Pettis vs. Charles Oliviera
*Strawweight: Paige VanZant vs. Bec Rawlings
*Lightweight: Joe Lauzon vs. Jim Miller
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX/6 p.m. ET)
*Middleweight: Sam Alvey vs. Kevin Casey
*Lightweight: Chad Laprise vs. Thibault Gouti
*Featherweight: Enrique Barzola vs. Kyle Bochniak
*Lightweight: Felipe Silva vs. Shane Campbell
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/4 p.m. ET)
*Lightweight: Josh Emmett vs. Jeremy Kennedy
*Middleweight: Garreth McLellan vs. Alessio Di Chirico
*Middleweight: Ryan Janes vs. Adam Hunter
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