Morning Report: Nick Diaz tells Anderson Silva he needs to fire his trainer and hire a boxing coach

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

After going on record claiming to be the superior striker, it's only fair that Nick Diaz doll out some advice to former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

"I'll tell you what, I think he should fire his trainer and hire himself a boxing trainer that teaches him how to put punches out," Diaz told Fighthub. "I don't talk no s**t. I aint trying to talk no s**t. Of course he's got as many fights as he wants to have, but people saying s**t like, 'He should retire. He's not going to be the same.' I'm like, 'Fire your coach and get somebody to train your punches.'"

Diaz recently named Silva as one of a few men with a big enough name to lure him back into action. Calling it a fight he's wanted for a long time, Diaz considers the matchup with Silva to be 'potentially one of the biggest fights in MMA history.' While Diaz hasn't competed since his unsuccessful title challenge to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158 last March, the 39-year-old Silva is recovering from a broken leg sustained in his rematch with middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 168 in December. Both men are on two-fight losing skids.

"His last fight, he had punches for [Weidman], but he didn't have no punches," said Diaz. "Know what I'm sayin'? That was the key. Putting punches out there but [Silva] had no punches for that guy. So then he started lobbing kicks out there and you saw what happened to his leg. He didn't have no answer for it."

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MEDIA STEW

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Chael Sonnen announces his retirement on UFC Tonight.

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UFC 174 Embedded episode 3.

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Andrei Arlovski and Brendan Schaub react to Chael Sonnen retiring.

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Not even Dana wants to watch this season of TUF. Spoiler alert, I guess.

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TTTHS.

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Miesha Tate hosting a pool party, if that's something you're interested in.

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Ronda Rousey doing some Pro Wrasslin'.

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Long watches.

WSOF 10: Branch vs. Taylor Official Media Conference Call

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Who cares about UFC 174? Let's talk Chael Sonnen + drugs, lies & videotape

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Brazil vs. Croatia Kick Off - Big Nog vs. Cro Cop

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TWEETS

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I think we've seen as much as we're gonna see.

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Reactions to Sonnen retiring.

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Get well soon.

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Moving on.

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If interested.

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Nice.

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Great if you haven't seen it.

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Of course.

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Wiki justice.

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Sorry to spoil it.

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Faceoff.

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Mexicutioner Imperial Stout.

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I used to do this at parties.

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FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announced yesterday (June 11 2014)

Claudia Gadelha vs. Tina Lahdemaki at UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller

cancelled Josh Burkman vs. Jon Fitch at WSOF 11

Tim Elliott vs. Wilson Reis at UFC Fight Night: Tulsa

Danny Castillo vs. Tony Ferguson at UFC 176

Ronaldo Souza vs. TBA at UFC 176

Thiago Alves vs. Jordan Mein at UFC Fight Night: Tulsa

Brian Ortega vs. Mike De La Torre at UFC on FOX 12

Tim Boetsch vs. Brad Tavares at UFC Fight Night: Maine

Shawn Jordan vs. Jack May at UFC Fight Night: Maine

Tom Niinimaki vs. Chas Skelly at UFC Fight Night: Tulsa

cancelled Johnny Case vs. Joe Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens

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FANPOST OF THE DAY

Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via Michael Shulsk.

Poll: Are Anastrozole and Clomiphene P.E.D.s?

Apologists vs. Contrarians

A Medical Doctor or specialist needs to weigh in on the issue of whether Anastrozole and Clomiphene are PEDs. Chuck Mindenhall calls people who defend Sonnen 'apologists'. There's nothing inherently wrong with being an 'apologist'. Perhaps we can label people who oppose Sonnen as 'contrarians'. Further research is needed to determine if Sonnen is a 'cheater'.

Chael Sonnen testing positive for the estrogen blockers Anastrozole and Clomiphene is a complicated issue. Various institutions differentiate between Banned Substances, Illegal Substances and Performance Enhancing Substances. The three are not mutually exclusive. Consider that Ibuprofen is considered a banned yet Legal Substance in the Olympics. In his interview with Fox Sports 1, Sonnen was quick to point out that Anastrozole and Clomiphene are not necessarily Illegal Substances. At present, the mma community is divided on whether Chael Sonnen is a hypocritical doper or a victim of circumstance.

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