Author: Cesar

Cesar Gracie: Benson Henderson Was Preferred Opponent for Nate Diaz Nate Diaz watched the UFC 150 lightweight title fight Saturday between Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar knowing that he would be fighting the winner. According to trainer Cesar Gracie, Diaz didn’t want Henderson to prevail, but he did prefer to fight him for the championship. “Ben Henderson was the ideal opponent,” Gracie told […]

Jason Miller Arrested

Ex-UFC fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller was arrested today in Orange County, TMZ has learned — after allegedly breaking into a church, spraying a fire extinguisher all over the place, and getting buck naked. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the O.C. Sheriff’s Office received a call early this morning from the Mission Hills Church in Mission […]

Team Graciefighter to TUF

Head coach for The Ultimate Fighter show, Roy Nelson, has asked four of team Graciefighter’s biggest stars to help with coaching duties on the show’s upcoming season. Jake Shields, Nick Diaz, Nate Diaz and Gilbert Melendez have all agreed to help Roy’s team on the show. They will be making their way to Las Vegas early […]

Gracie Open Schedule

*Weigh-ins start – 8am *Kids Gi (5 to 15 years old) – 10am *Kids No-Gi (5 to 15 years old) – 11:20am *All Masters and Seniors Gi – 12:30pm *All Females Gi – 1pm *SUPER FIGHT (Nathan Diaz X Augusto Queixinho) – 1:15pm *All Adults Blue Belts Gi – 1:30pm *Adult White Belt Gi up […]

Future of Nick Diaz

It’s been a trying time these last 4 months as I have been faced with the prospect that one of our team’s most talented fighters had decided to leave the sport. As a fan I’ve always admired what both of the Diaz’s brought to the cage; a combination of technical brilliance and raw violence. Nate […]

Melendez to Defend Title VS Pat Healy

By Mike Whitman     World-ranked lightweight Gilbert Melendez now has a date and opponent for his next Strikeforce title defense. Strikeforce officials announced Wednesday that Melendez will face Pat Healy in the main event of the Zuffa-owned organization’s Sept. 29 offering at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, Calif. The Showtime-broadcast event will also see […]

Melendez Wins Trilogy After 15 rounds, the trilogy between Gilbert Melendez and Josh Thomson is over. The war, however, may not have been settled at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier on Saturday night in San Jose, Calif. Melendez won a narrow split decision in the rubber match between the two Bay Area friends, although many in attendance at […]

McKenzie Wins, Credits Diaz Bros.

by Beau Dure/USA TODAY on May 16, 2012 at 12:10 am ET   FAIRFAX, Va. – With Cody McKenzie (13-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC), the guillotine remains the same, even as everything else changes. McKenzie beat Marcus LeVesseur with his favorite submission Tuesday night at UFC on FUEL TV 3, finishing the bout at the […]

World Jiu-jitsu Expo and Nick Diaz

My decision to write an account of what happened this weekend is not to answer to the detractors of myself or my team, as no explanation is owed them.  It is instead based on my acknowledgement and respect to our fans and supporters. I never thought I would be answering for something that happened at […]

Diaz Subs Miller   Nate Diaz did what 23 previous men could not: he finished Jim Miller. “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 5 winner submitted Miller with a second-round guillotine choke in the UFC on Fox 3 headliner on Saturday at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. Diaz (16-7, 11-5 UFC) cinched the submission and coaxed the tapout […]