Nate Diaz Promoted To Black Belt PLEASANT HILL, California — Cesar Gracie, one of the most accomplished MMA and Jiu-Jitsu trainers in the world, promoted his fourth student to the rank of black belt in jiu-jitsu today. That honor was bestowed upon none other than one of OTM’s longtime friends and sponsored athletes Nate Diaz. Nate now joins his older […]

Nick Diaz to Compete in Tournament

  Esther Lin, MMA Fighting By Ariel Helwani – Video Reporter and Writer Follow @MMAFighting on Twitter, and Like MMA Fighting on Facebook. Apr 3, 2012 – While Nick Diaz’s MMA future may still be in doubt, the former Strikeforce welterweight champion has decided to return to his Brazilian jiu-jitsu roots. The World Jiu-Jitsu Expo […]

Shields Ponders 185

Jake Shields Considering Return to Middleweight Posted on March 27, 2012 by Ken Pishna When fighters talk about shifting weight classes, the vast majority of them talk about dropping down a weight class. It’s commonplace for fighters to go as far down as they can to have the greatest size advantage possible over their […]

Ronda Rousey Makes Trip to the 209

Ronda Rousey Adds the Diaz Brothers to Her Training Routine  by Damon Martin The next time Ronda Rousey defends her Strikeforce bantamweight title, she may have developed a new way to mean mug her opponent. Following a brief vacation that she earned by submitting Miesha Tate in early March, Rousey is already getting back into […]

RFA signs Brazilian MMA star Alessandro “Zoio” Ferreira

Thu, 2012-03-22 12:32 — Bevois KEARNEY, Nebraska — Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) announced today that they have signed Alessandro “Zoio” Ferreira to a 3-fight deal. Zoio is one of Brazil’s most promising and talented fighters. Zoio began fighting professionally in the summer of 2006 and quickly made a name for himself in the Brazilian MMA […]

Spike Counter Programs Diaz vs Miller

  by Staff on Mar 07, 2012 at 12:50 pm ET   In its latest counter-programming move, Spike TV will air a Nate Diaz fight marathon opposite May’s UFC on FOX 3 event. Diaz headlines the May 5 event, which airs live on FOX, in a lightweight bout with fellow contender Jim Miller. During […]

UFC Wants to Keep Nick Diaz Nick Diaz‘s day on Thursday didn’t go very well, but at least he had some back up in the form of UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta. Following a positive drug test for marijuana for his fight with Carlos Condit at UFC 143, Diaz faces disciplinary action from the Nevada State Athletic Commission that will end […]

Diaz Wins Fight, Loses Decision

Huffington Post: Something quite bizarre happened last night: the main event at UFC 143 consisted of Nick Diaz stalking Carlos Condit while the latter spent the entire fight either backtracking or literally running away. One can sum up the bout by saying that Nick Diaz came to fight, and Carlos Condit didn’t. Diaz conclusively won […]

Weekend Warriors

Placerville, California was host to the West Coast Fighting Championship this Saturday and Team Gracie Fighter was represented by team members, Mike Persons and Darin Cooley. Persons opened the show, making quick work of his opponent with a triangle choke submission at just 1:05 of the first round. Later on the card it was time for Darin […]

Say It Ain’t So BJ…

BJ Penn has apparently not come to terms with the beating he received at the hands of Nick Diaz. Below is his latest posting on his Twitter account: @nickdiaz209 Look how much bigger you are in this pic..I thought you were gonna scrap from the beginning homie? What was that coward fence holding strategy to […]