White officially had to backtrack five years after making the statement after Diaz drew big numbers at UFC 241 for his return to the cage after a three-year hiatus.
Stipe Miocic knocked out heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in the fourth round, and Nate Diaz won a unanimous decision over Anthony Pettis in a welterweight fight.
A breakdown of the fights on the main card of UFC 241 on Saturday at Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
The 34-year-old will end a three-year hiatus from the sport when he meets Anthony Pettis in a welterweight contender bout at UFC 241 on Saturday in Anaheim, California.
The confrontation occurred April 6 at The Marble Arch Pub in Dublin, the website said.
The 40-year-old will defend his belt against former champion Stipe Miocic in the main event of UFC 241 on Saturday at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
The 35-year-old meets women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko in the main event of UFC Fight Night 156 on Saturday in Montevideo, Uruguay.
The former women’s featherweight champion has often said she wants a rematch with Amanda Nunes, but UFC president Dana White says Justino is dodging the champion.
Reigning featherweight champ Max Holloway defended his belt Saturday, overwhelming former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar at UFC 240.
The 145-pound champion will put his belt on the line against Frankie Edgar on Saturday in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, after moving up to lightweight.
In the main event of Dana White’s Contender Series, middleweights Ramazan Kuramagmedov and Jordan Williams showcased their skills in an entertaining back-and-forth battle.
Silva had the longest title reign as UFC middleweight champion with 16 consecutive victories from 2006 to 2013.
Jones is facing one count of misdemeanor battery stemming from an allegation by a strip club waitress in April, the latest in a string of run-ins with the law.
The beleaguered former NFL pass rusher stuffed a takedown attempt in the opening seconds and landed 30 straight right hands before the fight was stopped after 45 seconds.
The beleaguered former NFL star, coming off his first official UFC victory, will fight Juan Adams on Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 4 card in San Antonio.