UFC 202 Weigh-in, new President Ari Emanuel and Nick Diaz Thrownout

The winner of the first battle Nate Diaz and featherweight champion Conor McGregor stepped on to the scales and made weight, August 19 at MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino’s Marquee Ballroom.

The new owner graced the event was a new historic milestone for the UFC. Ari Emanuel was standing in place of Lorenzo Fertitta when McGregor and Diaz nearly brawl and alongside Dana White who separated the two heated fighters. Nick Diaz somewhere was not allowed by the security to enter the building.

Team Team McGregor and Diaz fans faced off inside the arena, too. The night before at the UFC 202 pre-fight presser, water bottles and cans were being were thrown at each other.

All these what makes the fight even more intense and pump to watch. Tomorrow already fight fans!

Wait, there’s more! Look how the fighters weighed on the scale:

Nate Diaz (170.5) vs. Conor McGregor (168)

Anthony Johnson (205.5) vs. Glover Teixeira (205.5)

Rick Story (171) vs. Donald Cerrone (170)

Hyun Gyu Lim (171) vs. Mike Perry (169)

Tim Means (171) vs. Sabah Homasi (170.5)

Cody Garbrandt (136) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (136)

Raquel Pennington (135.5) vs. Elizabeth Phillips (134)

Artem Lobov (144.5) vs. Chris Avila (146)

Randa Markos (116) vs. Cortney Casey (116)

Neil Magny (171) vs. Lorenz Larkin (170.75)

Colby Covington (171) vs. Max Griffin (170.5)

Alberto Uda (185.5) vs. Marvin Vettori (185.5)

Nick Diaz is Officially Eligible and Ready to Step Back into the Octagon Aug 1, 2016

[Sceen cap] Nick Diaz ‘interview on ESPN’s MMA Live after his suspension officially expired on Monday.

Watch  Nick Diaz addresses end of 18 month suspension .

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley recently called out after his victory over Nick Diaz at UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley.

Nick Diaz was given a five-year suspension for a positive marijuana test after his September bout with Anderson Silva at UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on September 2015. People around the world showing their support to Diaz went as far as an online petition that received a response from the White House after 100,000 signatures were collected.

The commission approved Diaz ‘settlement hearing that his suspension reduced from five years to 18 months allowing the middleweight to comeback as early as August 1, 2016.

Nick Diaz is officially eligible and ready to step back into the Octagon last Monday. The famous Diaz brothers are finally back together in the UFC.

So who would you like to go see Nick Diaz in a war with when he returns?

UFC Fighters Flagged for Failed USADA Drug Test Since New Policy Implemented

On June 2015, UFC and USADA started the new drug testing program and eversince it was implemented many fighters have failed.

The latest who received suspension for Doping Violation was Chad Mendes. The featherweight contender tested positive for GHRP-6. UFC removed him from Featherweight Rankings.

A temporary suspension for Jon Jones was handed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission until the commission can have a full hearing which will likely happen in September or October. The former light heavyweight champion who is considered one of the greatests in the sport tested positive for clomiphene. Disappoints me much as a fan.

Another one who tested positive for hydroxyl-clomiphene was Brock Lesnar. He may face a maximum two-year suspension from UFC competition but not from WWE because Lesnar is classified as a part-time athlete and thus he’s not subjected to the company’s talent wellness program.

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J.Penn has been suspended by USADA for six months due to out-of-competition IV use. Penn was pulled out of UFC 199 bout with Cole Miller.

UFC lightweight Islam Makhachev tested positive for the Meldonium. Makhachev underwent a radiofrequency ablation procedure in December 2014 and physician recommended to incorporate it into his follow-up treatment. The fighter discontinued use because he was aware that the substance would be prohibited. USADA ruled Makhachev with a ‘No Fault’ for his Meldonium.

George Sullivan voluntarily disclosed information that could pose a potential compliance issue with the Anti-Doping Policy. Sullivan has been removed from his fight with Hector Urbina from the UFC on Fox 20 card.

Former heavyweight champion Frank Mir joined those who have failed drug tests. The BJJ black belt tested positive for oral turinabol metabolites.

Yoel Romero tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). He was removed out of UFC Rankings. Romero was former No. 2 Middleweight contender.

Machida has been flagged by USADA and admitted the use of 7-Keto DHEA on his pre-fight. He claims he had no idea it was on the banned substances list.

NSAC suspended welterweight Nick Diaz for five years because of the third marijuana-related offense of his career. Diego Brandao also has tested positive for marijuana at UFC 195.

Other fighters in the list are as follows:

▶Ricardo Abreu, Substance: Unspecified
▶Daniel Omielanczuck, Substance: Meldonium
▶Carlos Diego Ferreira, Substance: Ostarine
▶Viscardi Andrade, Substance: Currently unspecified
▶Felipe Olivieri, Substance: Methyltestosterone
▶Tim Means, Substance: Ostarine
▶Abdul Kerim Edilov, Substance: Meldonium
▶Gleison Tibau, Substance: EPO
▶Mirko Cro cop, Substance: Admission of usage of HGH

(List Source: @RyanThomasMMA)

Jon Anick got the 209 tats but check out what we got for the "Diaz Brothers"

Before the pay checks, before fame, before the recognition. “Diaz” brothers were unfairly judged as one of those people who have a potential to be a troublesome citizens.

Until both of them got into martial arts and dedicate their whole life to this art form.

Before dedicating their lives to martial arts, before the recognition, before the fame and before the pay checks the short verse below says how it’s been for the Diaz brothers!

Grew up in the concrete jungle
Where survival was a constant struggle
Street made him develop the heart of the lion
Nature surrounded with violence
No choice but to keep them dirty hands
Coz, that’s only way to generate them ends (money)
Fu+++ the conscience, if you weak ass
You get killed fast!
Neva’ link with the weakest
See, that’s how his world revolves
Too much of a trouble involve
Like the ghost rida’ he got his soul sold
Half human, half demon
Living life for no reason
Incomplete puzzle with a piece missin’
At this stage of their lives, seems that they’ve found that “missin’ piece of the puzzle”through the form of martial arts!