Shaquille O’Neal Compares Himself To The Diaz Brothers

Shaquille O'NealBasketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal has always been known to be MMA fan in recent years. He always towers over UFC fighters when it comes to photo ops. Despite contrasting heights, Shaq can still relate to a dynamic duo. The Diaz brothers. Nick and Nate Diaz are MMA’s most famous siblings. Nick is a former Strikeforce […]

Shaquille O'Neal

Basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal has always been known to be MMA fan in recent years. He always towers over UFC fighters when it comes to photo ops. Despite contrasting heights, Shaq can still relate to a dynamic duo. The Diaz brothers.

Nick and Nate Diaz are MMA’s most famous siblings. Nick is a former Strikeforce champion and is also a former UFC title challenger, on the cusp of welterweight gold twice in his career. He would be a part of some of the biggest fights in UFC history, including a marquee headliner against Georges St. Pierre at UFC 158 back in 2013.

One decision loss later, the elder Diaz would take on Anderson Silva in 2015. He would endure another decision loss that would be overturned to a no-contest because of failed drug tests from both fighters. With a 5-year ban inflicted by USADA on the Stockton native, Diaz has not returned ever since. He has teased about a return, but has not came through.

Nate Diaz, the younger brother, would also go on to do great things with his MMA career. Diaz cemented his icon-status with a row of high-selling PPVs headlining against the likes of Conor McGregor twice and competing for the inaugural ‘BMF’ belt against Jorge Masvidal.

Nate hasn’t fought since but will look to get back in the win column and possibly even title contention against #3 Leon Edwards at UFC 262 (May 15).

Shaquille O’Neal likes what the brothers have brought to the fight game. The NBA hall-of-famer would see his likeness in the future UFC hall-of-famers.

“I actually like the Diaz brothers.” O’Neal told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. “They kinda remind me of myself. We just don’t give a damn.

“We’re always gonna put on a show and it don’t matter what you put in front of us. [Michael] Jordan, [Charles] Barkley, Karl Malone… we’re still gonna step up.”

Do you think Shaquille O’Neal and the Diaz Brothers are alike?

Jorge Masvidal Guarantees Rematch With Nate Diaz Will Happen

Jorge Masvidal remains certain that he and Nate Diaz will eventually meet again inside the UFC Octagon despite past negotiation hurdles. UFC 244 was one of the biggest pay-per-views the sport has ever produced. It featured Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal …

Jorge Masvidal remains certain that he and Nate Diaz will eventually meet again inside the UFC Octagon despite past negotiation hurdles. UFC 244 was one of the biggest pay-per-views the sport has ever produced. It featured Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal vying for the chance to be crowned the inaugural and only BMF champion in […]

Tony Ferguson Takes Aim At ‘Bitch’ Nate Diaz

Tony FergusonFormer interim lightweight champion, Tony Ferguson, has taken aim at Nate Diaz who he is set to fight on the same card as on May 15. In the UFC 262 main event we will crown a new lightweight champion. Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler will square off for the title recently vacated by the now […]

Tony Ferguson

Former interim lightweight champion, Tony Ferguson, has taken aim at Nate Diaz who he is set to fight on the same card as on May 15.

In the UFC 262 main event we will crown a new lightweight champion.

Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler will square off for the title recently vacated by the now retired Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The promotion clearly wanted to add some star power to this pay-per-view event and did so by adding fan favourite ‘El Cucuy’ to the card. He’ll square off against Beneil Dariush over three rounds.

Ferguson is hoping to snap a two-fight losing streak. He first lost by fifth round TKO against Justin Gaethje at UFC 249.

In December, he dropped to a three-round decision defeat against Oliveira who tops this card.

Last week, it was revealed Nate Diaz will return to action for the first time since 2019 when he takes on Leon Edwards in the UFC 262 co-main event.

The pair will make history in the process as they are the first non-title co-main event to be scheduled for five rounds.

Ferguson took to social media to remind everyone exactly why UFC 262 is already a big success.

“Nathans My Bitch, Fatheads Managers A Snitch, And Mcnuggets Is Jockin’ Everyones Sauce” We All really Know Why The Fight Sold Out In Minutes!!!! # UFC 262 Countdown Filming A Success High Standards Crew No Problemo -CSO- @MonsterEnergy Work Flow B.O.A.T.”

Do you think we’ll ever see Tony Ferguson vs. Nate Diaz?

Leon Edwards Warns Nate Diaz About Underestimating Him

Leon Edwards doesn’t think that Nate Diaz should be overlooking his fighting ability prior to their matchup. Leon Edwards is matchup up with Nate Diaz for a historic five-round non-title co-main event at UFC 262. This is a huge opportunity for Ed…

Leon Edwards doesn’t think that Nate Diaz should be overlooking his fighting ability prior to their matchup. Leon Edwards is matchup up with Nate Diaz for a historic five-round non-title co-main event at UFC 262. This is a huge opportunity for Edwards who has had a slow couple of years, with being absent from competition […]

TGIFighting: Demetrious Johnson on a New Life with ONE Championship

Welcome back to our regular Friday MMA column. Here, we’ll scour the sport’s landscape, preview upcoming cards, tell interesting stories and, if at all possible, have fun. Let’s get it on…

Welcome back to our regular Friday MMA column. Here, we’ll scour the sport’s landscape, preview upcoming cards, tell interesting stories and, if at all possible, have fun. Let’s get it on…

Belal Muhammad Reacts To Leon Edwards Fighting Nate Diaz

Belal MuhammadUFC welterweight Belal Muhammad has reacted to missing out on a rematch with Leon Edwards who is now set to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 262. ‘Rocky’ was originally set to fight Khamzat Chimaev in the UFC Vegas 21 main event. The undefeated Swedish fighter was ruled out of the bout due to COVID-19 complications. […]

Belal Muhammad

UFC welterweight Belal Muhammad has reacted to missing out on a rematch with Leon Edwards who is now set to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 262.

‘Rocky’ was originally set to fight Khamzat Chimaev in the UFC Vegas 21 main event. The undefeated Swedish fighter was ruled out of the bout due to COVID-19 complications. Muhammad stepped in to save the show.

In his return, Edwards appeared to be performing well hurting and dominating Muhammad in the first round. During the second stanza Muhammad was on the receiving end of a painful, inadvertent eye poke which brought an unfortunate end to the fight.

Post-fight, Edwards revealed despite the inconclusive result he did not want to rematch Muhammad. The Englishman believes he should be moving on to bigger things.

“I belong in a title shot, I have worked my way back up from getting defeated by Kamaru Usman,” Edwards said. “I have fought everybody, I have offered to fight everybody so I feel I deserve A title shot now, why should I do another ten fights to get a title shot you know?”

Muhammad was angered by Edwards refusing to rematch him.

“Never saw someone act so tough after poking someone in the eye the fight was just getting goin and if your satisfied to end it on that note your soft you ain’t getting a title fight off that I took the fight on 3 week notice and came to fight run it back @ufc,” Muhammad wrote on social media.

It seems like the promotion has sided with Edwards on this one.

The welterweight title is currently tied up as Kamaru Usman is set to defend against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261.

‘Rocky’ will get the next best thing. A lucrative and high-profile fight with one of the most popular fighters in MMA, Nate Diaz.

Muhammad remained optimistic despite the setback, telling MMA Fighting journalist, Damon Martin, that he will stay ready.

“I’ll stay ready,” Muhammad wrote on Twitter. “Thanks Damon I’ll be waiting on a call @ufc @danawhite @AliAbdelaziz00”

Who do you think Belal Muhammad should fight next?