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UFC 266 Embedded, Episode 5: ‘The return of Nick Diaz, he’s back’

On the fifth episode of UFC 266 Embedded, Cynthia Calvillo anticipates a future clash with flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko, Nick Diaz’s team shares stories from his past, Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega trade barbs at a press conference, the fighters face off, and more.

UFC 266 weigh-in video

Watch UFC 266 weigh-in video to see the UFC 266 fighters step on the scale Friday morning.

Video: Valentina Shevchenko praises Halle Berry after training together for upcoming film: ‘She has a lot of power’

Valentina Shevchenko believes in another life Halle Berry might have developed into a great fighter after they trained together for several months while filming the upcoming movie "Bruised."

Missed Fists: Game of Thrones ‘Mountain’ wins boxing match, Pavel Pinzul scores 4-second knockout, more

MMA Fighting’s Alexander K. Lee takes a look back at recent overlooked battles, including a boxing victory for "The Mountain," a four-second knockout, Matt Bessette’s retirement, and more!

Video: The best of Nick Diaz

In advance of UFC vet Nick Diaz’s return to the octagon at UFC 266, MMA Fighting’s E. Casey Leydon compiled some of the Stockton, Calif., native’s best interviews and moments outside of the cage.

Jon Jones anticipates second-quarter return in 2022, ‘guaranteed’ pay raise from Dana White

A 255-pound Jon Jones spoke to reporters at the UFC Hall of Fame induction and gave an update on his negotiations with the UFC for a return in the heavyweight division.

Video: Between the Links, Live Edition: Nick Diaz’s fight week, UFC 266 preview, Yoel Romero, more

Topics this week include Nick Diaz, the two title fights at UFC 266, Yoel Romero’s next move, and more on Between the Links.

Alexander Volkanovski calls Brian Ortega ‘f*cking drug cheat’ in tense press conference staredown

UFC featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski and challenger Brian Ortega needed to be separated at the UFC 266 press conference.

Nick Diaz addresses love/hate relationship with MMA, says ‘if I get my ass whooped, I want to come right back’  

Nick Diaz clarifies his statement about his love/hate relationship with fighting, saying it seems to fade away once he actually sets foot in the cage to do battle.

Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega UFC 266 press conference staredown video

Watch Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega trade words during a tense staredown after UFC 266’s pre-fight press conference.

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy UFC 266 press conference staredown video

Watch Valentina Shevchenko and Lauren Murphy face off after UFC 266’s pre-fight press conference.

Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler UFC 266 press conference staredown video

Watch Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler have their first staredown following UFC 266’s pre-fight press conference.

Video: UFC 266 cold open features Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega beef, Valentina Shevchenko dominance, Nick Diaz return

Watch the intro for this Satuday’s UFC 266 card headlined by a pair of title fights and the return of Nick Diaz.

Watch UFC 266 press conference video

At the UFC 266 press conference, a host of stars from Saturday’s event will answer questions from the media Thursday.

‘Big Tuna’ Ben Parrish sends message to trolls, open to fights with Rampage, Romero

Ben Parrish has big ideas following his upset victory over Christian Edwards at Bellator 266 this past Saturday night.

UFC 266 Embedded, Episode 4: Nick Diaz arrives at fight week

Watch Nick Diaz make his entrance into fight week on the latest episode of UFC 266 Embedded.

Dan Hooker ‘tried to fight absolutely everybody’ in the rankings, ‘dumbass’ Armen Tsarukyan was already booked

Dan Hooker explains why he was so desperately trying to book a fight at UFC 266 and how the promotion attempted to find him a ranked opponent but with nobody available, he gladly accepted a showdown with Nasrat Haqparast.

UFC 266 Embedded, Episode 3: ‘I’m way more of a dangerous fighter’

The third episode of UFC 266 Embedded features Brian Ortega, Alexander Volkanovski, Lauren Murphy – and the return of Nick Diaz.

Video: Conor McGregor throws disastrous first pitch at Chicago Cubs game

Conor McGregor’s first pitch at a Chicago Cubs wasn’t exactly a fastball down the middle.

Video: Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant throw punches at heated press conference

Fists flew at a press conference promoting the Showtime pay-per-view fight between champ Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant.

UFC 266 Embedded, Episode 2: Watch Lauren Murphy rehearse walkout for championship fight

On the second episode of UFC 266 Embedded, featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski gets a sweat in, Lauren Murphy rehearses her walkout for her championship bout with Valentina Shevchenko, Brian Ortega celebrates closing out his camp at Gracie University, and more.

Leon Edwards thinks UFC is ‘trying to get me beat, but I cannot lose’

Neiman Gracie apes Cro Cop: If we keep fight standing, hospital; if we go to ground, cemetery

Bellator welterweight Neiman Gracie spoke to reporters after his knockout win over Mark Lemminger at Bellator 266.

‘UFC 266 countdown’ video

The ‘UFC 266 countdown’ video features the top three fights on Saturday’s main card.

Dan Hooker details getting last-minute visa for UFC 266, not concerned about making weight

Dan Hooker explains the hurdles he had to clear in order to fight Nasrat Haqparast this Saturday at UFC 266.

UFC 266 Embedded, Episode 1: ‘He’s a sensitive, little pansy’

On the first episode of UFC 266 Embedded, flyweight champions Valentina Shevchenko and Brandon Moreno spar, featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski reflects on The Ultimate Fighter coaching experience and his rivalry with Brian Ortega, and more.

Watch The MMA Hour with Smith, Condit, Kavanaugh, Edwards, Volkanovski and Hooker now

On today’s stacked episode of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani: Anthony Smith, Carlos Condit, Ryan Kavanaugh, Leon Edwards, Alexander Volkanovski and Dan Hooker.

Bellator’s Scott Coker talks Yoel Romero’s future, Neiman Gracie and ‘Big Tuna’

Bellator President Scott Coker talked to reporters after Bellator 266 and addressed a variety of topics including Yoel Romero, Neiman Gracie, Ben "Big Tuna" Parrish, Anthony Smith, and more.

‘Big Tuna’ Ben Parrish to Bellator 266 trolls: ‘You should have kept your mouth shut’

Bellator light heavyweight Ben Parrish talked about his highlight-reel knockout win over Christian Edwards at Bellator 266.

Jorge Masvidal hopes more people bring attention to fighter pay ‘because I think it’s messed up’

"Gamebred" would like to see UFC fighters paid more. He’s just not sure how that’s going to happen.

Phil Davis willing to step back in to Bellator light heavyweight grand prix

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Phil Davis talked about his win over Yoel Romero at Bellator 266, his choice to use his wrestling during the fight, and his thoughts on the possibility of getting back in to the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix.

UFC Vegas 37 & Bellator 266 post-fight show: What’s next for Anthony Smith and Yoel Romero?

Anthony Smith and Phil Davis were victorious in the main events of UFC Vegas 37 and Bellator 266 on Saturday.