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UFC fighter Nate Diaz 'slaps' Justin Bieber in Instagram post

Mar 09, 2016 - 5:41 AM

The UFC fighter posts a cartoon of himself slapping Bieber and telling him Shut your b h ass up after Bieber writes that Diaz s style is terrible

NOT A BELIEBER. UFC fighter Nate Diaz let Justin Bieber know what he thinks of his fight analysis. Screenshot from Diaz's Instagram account

Conor McGregor is humble in defeat, but pulls no punches

Mar 07, 2016 - 11:26 PM

Conor McGregor takes his defeat in stride on Instagram following his second round loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 196

NO BACKING DOWN. Conor McGregor says he'll see Nate Diaz again, but had no respect for Jose Aldo or Rafael Dos Anjos. Photo by Rey Del Rio/AFP

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Mar 07, 2016 - 6:56 PM

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Conor McGregor earns record $1 million purse at UFC 196

Mar 06, 2016 - 10:24 PM

Conor McGregor becomes the first UFC fighter to earn a 1 million disclosed purse

BIG MONEY. Conor McGregor earned every penny of his record purse at UFC 196. Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images/AFP

Holly Holm refused to tap to Miesha Tate’s chokehold

Mar 06, 2016 - 7:56 PM

Holm had no plans of waving the white flag against Tate and has no plans of giving up on her MMA career

FIGHTER'S PRIDE. Holly Holm, seen after her knockout of Ronda Rousey, refused to tap out even as Miesha Tate had the rear-naked choke locked in. File photo by Joe Castro/EPA

Nate Diaz downplays size advantage against Conor McGregor

Mar 06, 2016 - 7:23 PM

Diaz thinks it s time he gets the same appreciation from the UFC that McGregor had received

BIG WIN. Nate Diaz, who was the tallest opponent Conor McGregor had yet faced, was able to absorb many blows in the brief fight. Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images/AFP

New champ Miesha Tate will face Ronda Rousey in first title defense

Mar 06, 2016 - 6:17 PM

Miesha Tate will try to avenge her two previous defeats to Ronda Rousey but no date has been set

ONE MORE GO. Ronda Rousey will make her return against UFC women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate, whenever she is ready to do so. Tate photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP, Rousey photo by Paul Crock/AFP

McGregor still wants a shot at UFC lightweight title

Mar 06, 2016 - 6:14 PM

Conor McGregor isn t giving up on his dream of reigning over two weight classes just yet

AMBITION. Conor McGregor didn't fare well after rising up to welterweight, but still wants to win a second UFC title at lightweight. Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images/AFP

McGregor has no regrets about moving up, plans to defend UFC title

Mar 06, 2016 - 5:23 PM

Conor McGregor s two division jump didn t go as planned Now he s heading back to 145 pounds to defend the UFC featherweight title

NO REGRETS. Conor McGregor plans to return to 145 pounds and defend his UFC title at UFC 200. Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images/AFP

Aldo calls out McGregor for rematch at UFC 200

Mar 06, 2016 - 3:16 PM

Conor McGregor has no shortage of opponents despite his second round loss to Nate Diaz

CASHING IN. Conor McGregor has no shortage of opponents wanting to face him next. Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images/AFP

Diaz shocks McGregor, wins by rear-naked choke at UFC 196

Mar 06, 2016 - 2:08 PM

Nate Diaz beats Conor McGregor on short notice submitting the Irish fighter by rear naked choke

BLOODY UPSET. Nate Diaz took the fight on 11 days notice but made the most of his opportunity. Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images/AFP

Miesha Tate chokes out Holly Holm to win UFC women's bantamweight title

Mar 06, 2016 - 1:34 PM

Miesha Tate shocks Holly Holm submitting her by rear naked choke at UFC 196

NEW CHAMP. Miesha Tate becomes the third UFC women's bantamweight champion. File photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: UFC 196 - McGregor vs Diaz

Mar 06, 2016 - 12:10 AM

Live updates of the UFC 196 card featuring Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz and Holly Holm vs Miesha Tate

McGregor vs Diaz: Does size really matter?

Mar 05, 2016 - 8:27 PM

Nate Diaz has some physical advantages against Conor McGregor but McGregor has shown he can deal with taller fighters

GIANT SLAYER. Conor McGregor is no stranger to facing taller foes, as seen in his 2013 fight against the 5-foot-11 Max Holloway. File photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images/AFP

Conor McGregor: UFC’s devourer of short-notice opponents

Mar 05, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Since making his UFC debut 4 of McGregor s 8 original opponents were forced to withdraw because of injury

SHORT-NOTICE FOES ARE HIS SPECIALTY. Conor McGregor, seen here entertaining the fans during the UFC 196 weigh-in, is no stranger to facing last-minute replacements in his bouts. Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images/AFP

McGregor, Diaz make weight for UFC 196 bout

Mar 05, 2016 - 12:04 PM

Both men were below the welterweight division’s 170 pound limit

FACE OFF. Conor McGregor (L) and Nate Diaz exchange explicit tirades at weigh-in for UFC 196. Screengrab from UFC's Youtube account

WATCH: McGregor, Diaz in a near brawl at UFC 196 presser

Mar 04, 2016 - 12:16 PM

McGregor and Diaz have to be separated by UFC president Dana White and venue security

Nate Diaz holds two advantages over Conor McGregor at UFC 196

Feb 27, 2016 - 11:03 PM

Nate Diaz holds two aces under his sleeve going into the marquee match up against Conor McGregor at UFC 196

DON'T RULE NATE DIAZ OUT YET. Many favor Conor McGregor to win his fight against Nate Diaz at UFC 196. But Diaz has a couple of aces up his sleeves. McGregor photo from his Facebook account, Diaz file photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: McGregor, Diaz hurl expletives, accusations at UFC 196 press con

Feb 25, 2016 - 1:28 PM

As expected by many both men grew heated at the press conference promoting their fight on March 6

Conor McGregor faces Nate Diaz in welterweight bout at UFC 196

Feb 24, 2016 - 1:43 PM

Diaz is one of the most outspoken and controversial competitors in the UFC today and had previously called out McGregor for an in cage encounter

MCGREGOR VS DIAZ. It will be Conor McGregor squaring off with Nate Diaz at UFC 196. McGregor photo from his Facebook account, Diaz file photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Dos Anjos pulls out of UFC title fight vs McGregor – report

Feb 23, 2016 - 11:09 PM

A Brazilian news outlet reports Rafael dos Anjos suffered a broken foot in the final days leading up to his blockbuster UFC bout with Conor McGregor

PULL OUT. Rafael dos Anjos (R) reportedly pulls out of his title fight against Conor McGregor at UFC 196. Photos from their Facebook accounts