Reminder: Watch the UFC 141 Weigh-Ins Live Right Here at 7:00 pm ET


(Faces will be punched tomorrow night.)

Just a friendly reminder that we’ll have the video feed for tonight’s UFC 141 weigh-ins starting at 7:00 pm ET.

It’s worth tuning in to just to see what shenanigans the Diaz brothers get into.

In the meantime, make your predictions for tomorrow night in the comment section and we’ll revisit them next week and check out the video feed after the jump.


(Faces will be punched tomorrow night.)

Just a friendly reminder that we’ll have the video feed for tonight’s UFC 141 weigh-ins starting at 7:00 pm ET.

It’s worth tuning in to just to see what shenanigans the Diaz brothers get into.

In the meantime, make your predictions for tomorrow night in the comment section and we’ll revisit them next week and check out the video feed after the jump.

UFC 141 Blog: Donald Cerrrone Believes He’s in Nate Diaz’s Head

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Nate Diaz pushes Donald Cerrone at the UFC 141 pre-fight press conference.This is going to be a little on the short side because I’m in murder/death/kill mode right now after what happened at the press conference. I’m done talking and ready to fight this guy.

What I can say is that Nate Diaz is a little (individual) who is going to get his ass kicked at UFC 141 tomorrow night.

What happened yesterday when Dana White brought us together to do a pose-down? That was all Diaz. He came towards me, he was mumbling something stupid – who knows what, you can’t tell a word of it and when you do it still makes no sense – and I said “let’s bring it” and he swatted my cowboy hat and acted all tough guy.

That’s a $1000 hat he knocked on the ground.

Yeah, I am pretty damn mad. But I’m not getting paid to fight at press conferences. I get paid to fight at UFC 141 on tomorrow night, co-main event, when it counts and where it counts: in the Octagon.




Let’s see if this little (individual) is brave and such a tough guy on Friday. Let’s see if he gets in my face then. Let’s see if he even has the balls to even come close. I acted like a professional yesterday, and I will act like one today at the weigh-in. Tomorrow night, I’m gonna make him pay.

What yesterday showed was that the bully is getting bullied. The Diaz brothers are bullies, all that street-thug stuff gets inside opponent’s heads. They are the guys who punk everyone out and get in everyone else’s heads, but what’s happened now, tough guy? Now the tables have been turned on you and you are getting punked out, you are the guy freaking out and looking uncomfortable and your delusions of being this intimidating bad ass aren’t working no more.

It feels good to turn the tables, to see this (individual) get punked out. I’m in his head now, he looked uncomfortable when I worked out in front of him, and he freaked out yesterday.

He’s worrying about me rather than on what he’s doing.

But I’m not underestimating him. Like I said all week, I respect the guy as a fighter. He will bring it tomorrow night. I know he will fight with everyone he’s got. But that’s not enough. Nowhere even close.

That same dumb hands-up tough-guy pose he did at the press conference? He does that in the Octagon too. That’s going to be his ticket to a world of hurt. That’s going to get his head bashed in and his ribs cracked open.

UFC 141 is live on Pay-Per-View Friday night at 10ET/7PT.

Follow ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone on twitter @Cowboycerrone.

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Nate Diaz pushes Donald Cerrone at the UFC 141 pre-fight press conference.This is going to be a little on the short side because I’m in murder/death/kill mode right now after what happened at the press conference. I’m done talking and ready to fight this guy.

What I can say is that Nate Diaz is a little (individual) who is going to get his ass kicked at UFC 141 tomorrow night.

What happened yesterday when Dana White brought us together to do a pose-down? That was all Diaz. He came towards me, he was mumbling something stupid – who knows what, you can’t tell a word of it and when you do it still makes no sense – and I said “let’s bring it” and he swatted my cowboy hat and acted all tough guy.

That’s a $1000 hat he knocked on the ground.

Yeah, I am pretty damn mad. But I’m not getting paid to fight at press conferences. I get paid to fight at UFC 141 on tomorrow night, co-main event, when it counts and where it counts: in the Octagon.




Let’s see if this little (individual) is brave and such a tough guy on Friday. Let’s see if he gets in my face then. Let’s see if he even has the balls to even come close. I acted like a professional yesterday, and I will act like one today at the weigh-in. Tomorrow night, I’m gonna make him pay.

What yesterday showed was that the bully is getting bullied. The Diaz brothers are bullies, all that street-thug stuff gets inside opponent’s heads. They are the guys who punk everyone out and get in everyone else’s heads, but what’s happened now, tough guy? Now the tables have been turned on you and you are getting punked out, you are the guy freaking out and looking uncomfortable and your delusions of being this intimidating bad ass aren’t working no more.

It feels good to turn the tables, to see this (individual) get punked out. I’m in his head now, he looked uncomfortable when I worked out in front of him, and he freaked out yesterday.

He’s worrying about me rather than on what he’s doing.

But I’m not underestimating him. Like I said all week, I respect the guy as a fighter. He will bring it tomorrow night. I know he will fight with everyone he’s got. But that’s not enough. Nowhere even close.

That same dumb hands-up tough-guy pose he did at the press conference? He does that in the Octagon too. That’s going to be his ticket to a world of hurt. That’s going to get his head bashed in and his ribs cracked open.

UFC 141 is live on Pay-Per-View Friday night at 10ET/7PT.

Follow ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone on twitter @Cowboycerrone.

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Video: In Nate Diaz’s Defense, Donald Cerrone Shouldn’t Have ‘Put His Stupid-Ass Cowboy Hat All Up On’ Him

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Following yesterday’s face-off dust-up with Donald Cerrone, Nate Diaz explained why he was forced to knock off Cowboy’s hat and shove him. In short, Cerrone got too close: “He was just trying to walk forward on me and, y’know, trying to get the jump on me, so whatever. He shouldn’t have walked that close, put his stupid-ass cowboy hat all up on me. I wasn’t trying to be a bully or anything, but he shouldn’t have done that.”

Meanwhile, brother Nick eggs him on as much as possible. Like Cerrone put it before, these two just wake up pissed off all the time for no reason. And remember, Nate and Cowboy still have one more face-off to get through at today’s UFC 141 weigh-ins — and then, y’know, an actual fight. Brace yourselves.

After the jump, a video of the Cerrone vs. Diaz and Lesnar vs. Overeem face-offs from yesterday’s press conference, via Karyn Bryant.


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Following yesterday’s face-off dust-up with Donald Cerrone, Nate Diaz explained why he was forced to knock off Cowboy’s hat and shove him. In short, Cerrone got too close: “He was just trying to walk forward on me and, y’know, trying to get the jump on me, so whatever. He shouldn’t have walked that close, put his stupid-ass cowboy hat all up on me. I wasn’t trying to be a bully or anything, but he shouldn’t have done that.”

Meanwhile, brother Nick eggs him on as much as possible. Like Cerrone put it before, these two just wake up pissed off all the time for no reason. And remember, Nate and Cowboy still have one more face-off to get through at today’s UFC 141 weigh-ins — and then, y’know, an actual fight. Brace yourselves.

After the jump, a video of the Cerrone vs. Diaz and Lesnar vs. Overeem face-offs from yesterday’s press conference, via Karyn Bryant.

How Will Fans Respond to a Friday Night UFC Event? Even Dana White Wonders

Filed under: UFCLAS VEGAS — The MMA world is so used to Saturday night pay-per-view events that even UFC president Dana White was bound to slip up when promoting the rare Friday night outing this week. Unfortunately, he made the mistake when talking w…

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Dana WhiteLAS VEGAS — The MMA world is so used to Saturday night pay-per-view events that even UFC president Dana White was bound to slip up when promoting the rare Friday night outing this week. Unfortunately, he made the mistake when talking with the people at the UFC’s new wireless partner, MetroPCS.

“I just met with the MetroPCS people and I said, ‘I’ll see you Saturday,'” White told reporters following Wednesday’s UFC 141 press conference. “I’m promoting this thing and I said, ‘I’ll see you Saturday.'”

It’s so easy to do. The UFC has gotten its fight week routine down to such a consistent rhythm, fans and media alike are conditioned to expect things in a certain order. Press conference on Thursday, weigh-ins on Friday, fights on Saturday. Only the names and locations change — until this time. But in order to avoid the colossal headache of trying to promote a fight on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas, the UFC had to move everything up a day this week. Now even White isn’t sure how fans will react.

“To be honest, we’re a little concerned about Friday night,” White said. “Everybody’s programmed for Saturday, Saturday, Saturday.”

And, in theory, the UFC could have slated UFC 141 for Saturday night. After all, big fights on New Year’s Eve are a tradition in Japan, but then so is staying home to watch TV that night. The UFC could have tried to convince fans to order a pay-per-view rather than go out and party, but then, that wouldn’t have been the only gamble, White pointed out.

“The problem is, you can’t put on fights in Las Vegas on [New Year’s Eve],” he said. “They shut the strip down. You can’t even get around here. It would be a nightmare.”

At one point, the UFC president was “almost 100 percent confident” that the organization was headed back to Abu Dhabi for a New Year’s Eve show, he said. And yet here we are again, back in the UFC’s hometown, with White hoping that fans won’t wake up on Saturday morning eagerly anticipating some big fights that they already missed.

It’s one variable of many that makes it hard to predict this event’s chances for success. With UFC 141, the organization is returning to the 10 p.m. ET start time that it had previously abandoned in favor of moving the action up an hour. The UFC also turned to its new friends at FUEL TV — a FOX cable channel that is available in about 60 million fewer homes than the UFC’s former TV partners at Spike — to help promote the event with the customary “Countdown” show.

Ratings were dismal for that effort, with a measly 15,000 viewers for its Dec. 21 premiere, according to MMA Junkie. But White, of course, claimed that this was more or less what he expected so early in the game.

“It wasn’t alarming at all,” he told reporters. “Those are the type of ratings that that network pulls. …Those numbers will build. We’re going to build that network.”

Part of the problem is availability. Fight fans know where Spike TV is on the dial, and most of them probably have it in their cable packages. The same can’t be said of FUEL, though White seems to be hoping that fans will pipe up once the UFC takes its act there full-time in 2012.

“I think that once all this programming goes out on FUEL, I think the fans are going to end up [requesting it from cable operators],” he said. “More and more people are going to want FUEL.”

That’s fine for next year, but what about Friday night? The UFC is offering up one of its biggest pay-per-view draws in Brock Lesnar, not to mention a simmering feud between Donald Cerrone and Nate Diaz, and it risks waving goodbye to a healthy chunk of pay-per-view revenue if it can’t get the word out and convince fans to find a seat on the couch by Friday night.

It might not be quite as difficult as putting on a fight in Vegas on New Year’s Eve would have been, but it’s no small challenge, either. When even the president of the company occasionally flubs the night of the show while selling it out in public, you know there are potential problems on the horizon. Once you have to deviate from your own dependable schedule, there are bound to be some people who don’t get the message in time.

 

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UFC 141 Blog: Donald Cerrone on Getting Snubbed by Nate Diaz

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Where I am from, if you are cool with someone, you are cool with their friends. If you are not cool with me, then don’t go talking to my best friend when I am in the room unless you can be cool with me for a couple of seconds, too.

A couple of months ago at UFC 137, at the open workout at the TUF Gym in Vegas, Nate Diaz was in the room talking to my best friend, Leonard Garcia, so I went over to shake his hand. Nothing major just like, “Hey man, what’s going on? Nice to meet you.”

This was the first time I’ve ever met the dude and I was being polite. Y’know, because that what you do when you are in a room and your friend is talking to a dude right in front of you, you introduce yourself.

But Diaz slapped my hand away and called me a ‘punk-ass b**ch’ and walked off.

I was like, really?

Okay.

This guy thinks you’ve got to be dumb or come from Stockton, wherever that is, to be tough. But I’ve got the same ‘I don’t give a f**k’ gene he has, and I also got genes for better striking and better wrestling. He pissed me off, he lit my fire up and as soon as I beat Dennis Siver at UFC 137 I knew that I wanted to fight again before the end of the year, and I knew I wanted to fight Nate Diaz.




The weird thing is, I like the Diaz brothers. They come to fight. They are crazy. They bring it. Diaz is going to show up Friday night at UFC 141 and we will have a war. Do I respect him as a fighter? Yes I do. He comes to throw down. He comes and fights with everything he’s got. Is that enough to stop me from beating him up? No, it is not. Not anywhere near.

If he wants to stand, let’s stand. He won’t last a round with that funny hands above his head like he’s riding a Harley stance. And if he wants to take me down, first he has got to beat my wrestling, and he isn’t good enough to do that. And I don’t know if it is a good idea for him to even try to take me down. My BJJ isn’t great, but it is as good as his.

Diaz doesn’t make a whole lot of sense when he talks. He said if I don’t knock him out or win a decision, I am in trouble. What does that mean? I know how to co-exist in this world, and part of that is to say ‘Hi’ and shake hands with people. Diaz can’t do that. I guess he didn’t go to school to learn how to shake hands… sorry, inside joke.

Yesterday we had the open workouts at the same TUF gym where Diaz slapped my hand away in October. I was in the locker room waiting for him to get done doing interviews with press, but then I decided to go out and give him something to worry about. I purposely went out there knowing he wasn’t done and started hitting pads. He kept turning around real skittish.

I got this. If he makes it to the second round, he’s had a lucky night.

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GIF of the Day: Nate Diaz Doesn’t Like Cowboys


(“Only bad guys wear black hats, homie.”)

If you didn’t happen to catch the UFC 141 pre-fight press conference today, we’re going to show you what you missed in under 10 seconds after the jump.


(“Only bad guys wear black hats, homie.” – GIF by CP-izzle)

If you didn’t happen to catch the UFC 141 pre-fight press conference today, we’re going to show you what you missed in under 10 seconds.

Apparently Nate Diaz was more of a “cops and robbers” kid than a “cowboys and Indians” one growing up and we’re going to go out on a limb and guess he didn’t pretend to be on the good side of the law either.

Nate, who makes up 1/2 of the UFC’s version of The Nasty Boys kept up appearances during the staredowns as he flipped off Donald Cerrone’s trademark cowboy hat before shoving his upcoming opponent for good measure. Alistair Overeem seems unimpressed and barely bats an eye at the confrontation. Where he comes from, pulling something like that would get you slashed with a bottle.