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UFC 158 weigh-in interviews with GSP, Diaz

Fighters Georges St-Pierre, left, and Nick Diaz, right,

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Here you go, folks -- the UFC 158 interviews with Nick Diaz and Georges St-Pierre after Friday's weigh-ins.

A few interesting things to note:

-- Diaz sort of rambles on a bit, but avoids giving juicy quotes for use later on Twitter.

-- Diaz may come across as aloof in the interview, but he actually is processing the questions asked and thinking about his answer.

-- GSP is...

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Anderson Silva lacks enthusiasm for Chris Weidman fight

Brazilian MMA-UFC fighter Anderson Silva (L) practices in


In a back-and-forth battle that is all words and nothing else between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman, it's the UFC middleweight champion's turn.

On the latest edition of "UFC Tonight," Silva spoke to Fuel TV's Karyn Bryant from his new Muay Thai College. The video is embedded below, but here are the three key points from Silva:

"The people talk, blah, blah, blah, blah."


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Bermudez, Grice talk about their thrilling UFC 157 fight

Dennis Bermudez celebrates his tap-out win against Tom

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Long Island's Dennis Bermudez and Oklahoma's Matt Grice put on a thrilling fight Saturday at UFC 157 -- an instant candidate for every "Fight of the Year" Top 10 list that will surface in mid-December.

They each earned Fight of the Night honors and an accompanying $50,000 on top of their show money, and in Bermudez's case, win money, too.

Here's the video of Bermudez and Grice...

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Still watching the King Mo knockout

King Mo arrives at Spike TV's 6th Annual

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Late to the party on this one a bit, since I passed out on the couch Thursday night. But watching the Bellator fights the following night, I was treated -- like many of you were -- to a fascinating knockout of King Mo Lawal by Emanuel Newton.


Emanuel Newton and his spinning back fist, thrown blindly and landing flush to the face of King Mo, the prohibitive favorite to win the Bellator...

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Michael Bisping continues anti-Chris Weidman talk

Michael Bisping waits to fight Vitor Belfort at

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Michael Bisping never runs short on words to say. And when the UFC middleweight from England uses his words talk about Long Island's Chris Weidman, they're usually not nice ones.

A report surfaced late this week from Brazilian publication Tatame that the UFC is negotiating with Anderson Silva to defend his title against Weidman in July.

When asked Friday about that, Bisping said Weidman...

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Video: Behind the scenes for Rousey-Carmouche promo

A screengrab from the Ronda Rousey-Liz Carmouche promo

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Here's the behind-the-scenes video from the promo shoot for Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche to help market their UFC 157 headlining bout.

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Ronda Rousey on HBO's 'Real Sports'

Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rouse at weigh-ins

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There's a UFC fight on Fuel this Saturday, Feb. 16, featuring Renan Barao and Michael McDonald for the interim bantamweight championship.

That may get lost in the shuffle, though, as all eyes have turned to Ronda Rousey's debut in the octagon the following Saturday, Feb. 23, at UFC 157.

The press coverage will be intense that week, including a profile of her on HBO's "Real Sports."...

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Watch UFC Primetime with Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche

Female Fighter of the Year award winner Ronda

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The first episode of "UFC Primetime," the three-week series that chronicles fighters in the days leading up to their bout on pay-per-view, generated quite a few tweets from MMA media who saw an advanced copy Thursday before its midnight debut.

Ronda Rousey was the star of the show, as you'd expect. But, if it's possible for the lead star to steal the show, she did that. Yes, Liz...

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For your viewing enjoyment, the UFC 156 preview

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, of Brazil, prepares

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Embedded above these words (or via the "play" button on our apps), you'll find the UFC 156 video preview, featuring analyst Joe Rogan (with a Kenny Florian cameo) talking about the fairly stacked card for this Saturday.

Jose Aldo defends his featherweight title against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar in the main event, and Alistair Overeem fights Antonio "Bigfoot"...

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Dana White says you'll get Silva vs. GSP and Jones

Anderson Silva, from Brazil, celebrates after defeating Stephan

(Credit: AP Photo Felipe Dana)

Fans have been clamoring for Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre for at least two years now. Sometimes, it appears close, and sometimes GSP fights Nick Diaz and Silva fights Stephan Bonnar.

The stirring about for a Silva-Jon Jones fight is a little newer.

Still, UFC president Dana White continues to say middleweight champion Silva will fight both the welterweight champion GSP and light...

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Against whom will Ronda Rousey next defend her UFC title against?

Cat Zingano Gina Carano Cris 'Cyborg' Justino Holly Holm Miesha Tate Someone else

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