As research for my breakdowns on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s grappling and ground game I employed a Russian translator to subtitle various training videos. I provide the video here for archival purposes. I hope it is something you enjoy as I have a few other videos like this if you are interested.
UFC fighter Nick Diaz was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence after an incident in Las Vegas on Thursday night.
Nickolas R. Diaz, 34 was housed in the Clark County Detention Center on Friday, according to online jail records. A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department official confirmed to MMAjunkie that it was the longtime MMA fighter.
Diaz was charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation, as well as misdemeanor domestic battery for the alleged incident.
Officer Larry Hadfield of the LVMPD office of public information told MMAjunkie that the alleged victim was female. Hadfield said officers responded to a call and were dispatched to a Las Vegas residence at approximately 7:20 p.m. PT.
A person with knowledge of the case told MMAjunkie that 12 units were dispatched to the scene, the alleged victim was transported to a local hospital and Diaz was combative with officers during his arrest. The person spoke to MMAjunkie on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to speak on the matter.
Diaz’s bail was set at $18,000. He remains in custody and cannot post bail until after a court hearing scheduled for Saturday at 9 a.m.
News of Diaz’s arrest comes on the heels of his younger brother, UFC star Nate Diaz, being investigated by the Sacramento, Calif., Police Department for an alleged assault on Clay Guida during a Combate Americas event held May 11.
Nick Diaz, who has been coy about retirement from MMA, became eligible to fight last month after he accepted a one-year suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for missing three attempted drug tests during a 12-month span.
Diaz hasn’t fought since Jan. 31, 2015, when he lost to Anderson Silva at UFC 183, a result that was later overturned to a no-contest because Silva tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and Diaz tested positive for marijuana.
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August 4th. California. UFC 227. Mark it on your calendars now.
Arguably the greatest MMA fighter of all time, Georges St-Pierre is set to make his sophomore return fight! His rival is set to be Nate Diaz, younger brother of formerly defeated opponent Nick Diaz.
On the surface I like you would say no way this is going to happen. Once Dana White starts talking about it, we can lend it some credence.
“Remember this is the WME era where rankings, sensical matches & old fan money aren’t super important as long as analytics/ monetizing metrics are followed & optimal profit is made. Give it a few days & we’ll see who confirms/denies.” – tweet by MMA journalist Mike Russell
“We are working right now to put together a Georges St-Pierre versus Nate Diaz fight,” White said on the UFC Unfiltered podcast Monday. “It is true. They would fight at 155 pounds.”
White added he is also “targeting L.A.” to make a non-title match between former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and former light-heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson on the card, which is already headlined by the T.J. Dillashaw-Cody Garbrandt bantamweight title rematch.
“In my perfect world — nothing goes perfect in this world — Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt, GSP vs. Diaz would be the co-main, Gustafsson vs. Rockhold and Derek Brunson vs. Antonio Carlos Jr.,” White announced. “It’s very interesting.”
If GSP were to win the 155lb title he would be the only person to ever hold a title in 3 divisions. If memory serves me, and it does, Georges used to have some difficulty making 170. To drop to 155 at 36 years old, after most recently winning the title at 185lbs is going to be a legendary feat in an of itself. Losing fat is one thing. How in the world can you safely melt off muscle?
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