MMA Nation Round-Up provides you with daily coverage of the latest in news, multimedia, and analysis throughout the world of combat sports. This morning we start off a litany of Nick Diaz post-fight antics, before moving to a peculiar fighter-fan Twitter beef and Donald Cerrone's bizarre Halloween adventure. Plus video proof that Fedor Emelianenko still exists. Let's start it up.
- In case you missed it, the UFC 137 post-fight press conference was a goldmine of Diaz-isms. Among the highlights: Diaz saying he can't afford a nice house, Dana White immediately rejecting the premise, and Diaz saying there's not enough money in the UFC before claiming Floyd Mayweather can't stop a double leg takedown "and I had to go to school for that [expletive]." Click here for the full video.
- Then of course, this happened. (via MMA Mania)
- But the UFC wasn't the only big mixed martial arts event taking place last weekend. Anton Tabuena recaps the week in Asian MMA, including video highlights from PXC 27.
- A fighter as divisive as Dan Hardy is bound to have a vocal following, both positive and negative. A member of the latter group came at him on Twitter last week, eliciting this classic exchange. (The phrases after the dashes are Hardy's responses.)
- Remember when Ed Soares kept going on about Anderson Silva retiring after four more fights? Yeah, that apparently isn't the case anymore.
- UFC employees discuss their favorite Halloween costumes. FYI, Kongo likes to be naked.
- Bloody Elbow user nottheface released the fourth episode of his expansive series "The Forgotten Golden Age of Mixed Martial Arts". If you're a fan of martial arts in the least bit, do yourself a favor and check it out.
- Matt Mitrione's heavyweight hype train hit a screeching halt on Saturday as the former-NFL'er dropped a listless unanimous decision to Cheick Kongo. Afterward, Mitrione posted a picture of his brand new shiner to Twitter and vowed to never let it happen again.
- "Mayhem" Miller took a break from preparing for Michael Bisping to drop this little nugget of wisdom.
- And in case you've forgotten, Fedor Emelianenko is still alive and kicking. The former champion recently released this video as he prepares for Jeff Monson (via M-1 Global).