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Nate Diaz is interested in saving UFC 222!

Nate Diaz is interested in saving UFC 222!

Nate Diaz is interested in saving UFC 222!

Former UFC lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz says he is interested in saving March’s UFC 222 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas.

The Stockton Slugger revealed the exciting news to the LA Times Lance Pugmire.

“The best option to fill in for the @BlessedMMA void at #UFC222 is @NateDiaz209 and he tells me he’s 💯 interested….make it happen @ufc” – Lance Pugmire

UFC 222, which goes gown on March 3, recently lost its headliner as UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway suffered an injury and will no longer be able to defend his title against Frankie Edgar.

“The Answer” is still expected to compete at the event, as the promotion is hoping to book him in a non-title bout against Brian Ortega.

The UFC 222 pay-per-view event definitely needs some serious help and Nate Diaz may be the only solid option who is willing and available.

Who would you like to see Nate Diaz fight if he steps up and saves UFC 222?

Robert Whittaker forced out of UFC 221 with injury, Luke Rockhold gets a new opponent

Robert Whittaker forced out of UFC 221 with injury, Luke Rockhold gets a new opponent

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Robert Whittaker forced out of UFC 221 with injury, Luke Rockhold gets a new opponent!

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has suffered an injury and will no longer be able to compete against Luke Rockhold in the headliner of next month’s UFC 221 pay-per-view in Australia.

The former UFC middleweight champion, Rockhold, will now face off with perennial contender Yoel Romero for the promotions interim middleweight title at the event.

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto was first to report the news on Twitter:

“Breaking on ESPN: Robert Whittaker has pulled out of UFC 221 next month due to injury. Luke Rockhold vs. Yoel Romero for interim title will headline, per UFC. Whittaker will face winner.” – Brett Okamoto

Yoel Romoero was originally slated to square off with David Branch at February’s UFC on FOX 28 event in Orlando.

No word yet on who will replace the “Soldier of God” against Branch.

Romero was last seen in action at UFC 213 where he suffered a close decision loss to the aformentioned Robert Whittaker in a bout that crowned the promotions interim middleweight champion.

Whittaker was later promoted to undisputed middleweight champion, this after Georges St-Pierre opted to vacate his middleweight strap shortly after defeating Michael Bisping at UFC 217.

Who do you think will emerge victorious in UFC 221’s newly announced main event between Romero and Rockhold?

BREAKING! Kelvin Gastelum has a new opponent for UFC Shanghai

BREAKING! Kelvin Gastelum has a new opponent for UFC Shanghai

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Perennial UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum has received a new opponent for UFC Shanghai.

Not even a full week after losing his UFC middleweight title to Georges St-Pierre via third-round stoppage, Michael “The Count” Bisping has agreed to fight Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC Shanghai in just two weeks time. MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani just broke the news.

Gastelum was initially slated to fight former middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva at the event. However, “The Spider” was recently flagged by USADA and pulled from the card by UFC officials.

UFC Shanghai takes place November 25 and airs exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

Who do you think wins this exciting fight?

Dominick Cruz forced out of UFC 219 fight with Jimmie Rivera with a broken arm

Dominick Cruz forced out of UFC 219 fight with Jimmie Rivera with a broken arm

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Former UFC bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz has been forced out of his planned UFC 219 fight with Jimmie Rivera due to a broken arm.

MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani recently broke the news on Twitter.

“Dominick Cruz is out of the UFC 219 fight vs. Jimmie Rivera, sources say. Broken arm. TBD at this time what they’ll do with Rivera.” – Ariel Helwani

Cruz was last seen in action in December of last year when he lost his bantamweight title to Cody Garbrandt.

No word yet on how long “The Dominator” will be out of action after suffering a broken arm.

As for Jimmie Rivera, the surging bantamweight contender has won a remarkable twenty straight fights in a row, his latest being a unanuimous decision victory over Thomas Almeida.

The good news is with UFC 219 falling on December 30, the UFC will have plenty of time to source a replacement for Rivera.

Perennial bantawmeight contender Aljamain Sterling has already offered up his services to the promotion.

“Well I’ll be damned JIMMY!!! Looks like you need ya self a Huckleberry.” – Aljamain Sterling

Would you like to see Aljamain Sterling step in to fight Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219 in Las Vegas?