Latest MMA News (Week 4 August 2018)

Nate Diaz gives it back to Bruce Buffer

Nate Diaz speaks no diplomacy, and his fiery attitude has garnered him a cult following, although there are few people irked by his attitude, and Bruce Buffer chose to be candid about it. Nate Diaz was quick to counter his point; Buffer expects Diaz to show his gratitude to Dana White, company’s president and to the co-CEO’s of Endeavor. Diaz could not have been more candid and ended his short yet fiery response with supreme gusto. Nate Diaz bows down to no one and he feels Buffer’s advocating makes no sense.

Diaz is yet to feature since ‘bowing out’ to Conor McGregor at UFC 202, but has his eyes set on Dustin Poirier at UFC 230. Buffer’s comment looks to have stemmed from Diaz’s tweet in which he has stated UFC’s way of handling Diaz’s future. However, Buffer replied to Diaz’s rant, and clarified that by bowing down he didn’t mean anything derogatory. Buffer felt that Diaz should acknowledge and respect the administrators of UFC.

 

Ketlen Vieira to undergo knee surgery

Ketlen Vieira has confirmed the news of her knee surgery, which has ruled her out of the Women’s Bantamweight contender tie against Tonya Evinger, dated 21st September. Vieira has confirmed the news of her injury, which will require a substantial period to recover. Vieira has poured her heart out speaking on the context and has accepted her fate as God’s decision, and she has full faith in it. Evinger was unknown to the news of her competitor bowing out due to injury, confirmed by MMA fighting.

Evinger will not hold any grudges or smell foul play as she was victimized for a long time due to recurring knee issues. Ketlen was considered to grab the attention at UFC Sao Paulo, as she comes on the back of 10-0 record. Evinger, a veteran of many fights is yet to leave her mark since her injury, and will definitely want to recover her 19-6 record. UFC will confirm Evinger’s opponent soon, and the unfortunate injury will bear no effect on the scheduled dates.

 

Robert Whittaker bashed UFC’s ‘ludicrous’ way of handling weight misses issue

Whittaker, 27, lashed out at UFC’s penalty margin on fighters who miss their weight. Speaking on distinctive issues, Whittaker didn’t hold anything back, and said that UFC should have a more stringent check on weight faulters. Whittaker had to face Yoel Romero, whose weight was off, but won the contender match despite the fault. Whittaker came on top of Romero thanks to a split decision, but Whittaker wasn’t the only one who may have felt this way. Darren Till is set to lock horns with Tyron Woodley at UFC 228, but the former is off by 3 kilos.