According to Matt Brown’s official Twitter, their scheduled fight will not be happening at UFC 189.
The UFC did announce the fight last week, but as soon as it was announced, Nate Diaz took to his Twitter account to state that he was not approached for that fight and he wants to fight former lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis instead.
Nate Diaz did appear on Monday’s The MMA Hour and explained his reason’s why he tweeted what he did:
It was just kind of like, ‘you’re fighting.’ Well then I guess I’m fighting. It’s all good, it’s in the past, it already happened. I just, I’m not into being tricked into fighting anymore. I think I should have a little more say. I think I’m older now, and like I said, if I’m going to fight, I think it should be worth my while, not just because they say I’m fighting and now I’m fighting. If someone got a hold of me, that’d be great, If not, it’s all good too. I don’t need to fight. Like I said, I don’t need to fight my life away. I’m all good with not fighting, so if they want to work that out, that’d be great. If not, I’ll be watching and tuning into the fights and making sure everything is going good and taking some time off relaxing.
The UFC are still to release an official comment on the cancellation of the Brown-Diaz fight but there is also a fourth spot left on that card!
Maybe, just maybe there will be a shock announcement, although as we now know, it will not be Anthony Pettis as he is now scheduled to meet Myles Jury on July 25th at UFC Fight Night Chicago.
It was the event we was all waiting for, UFC 185 where we would get to witness great elite, MMA athletes in a double-header Championship Title Event.
The whole card did not let us down, from the very first opening card right up to Anthony Pettis, Main Card Title defence fight.
There were far too many standout fighters for me to mention, they all did bring their A Game, with the exceptional few who lost out to what we could only describe, as this is why we love watching MMA, as anything can happen, and did!
Here are the exciting results:
Rafael dos Anjos Def Anthony Pettis Via UD 50-45, 50-45, 50-45 #NEW #Lightweight #Champion
Joanna Jedrzejczyk Def Carla Esparza Via TKO 4 min 17 secs Round Two #NEW #Strawweight #Champion
Johny Hendricks Def Matt Brown Via UD 30-27, 30-27, 30-27
Alistair Overeem Def Roy Nelson Via UD 30-27, 30-27, 30-27
Henry Cejudo Def Chris Cariaso Via UD 30-27, 30-27, 30-27
Ross Pearson Def Sam Stout Via KO 1 min 33 Secs Round Two
Elias Theodorou Def Roger Narvaez Via TKO 4 mins 07 Secs Round Two
Beneil Cariush Def Daron Cruickshank Via RNC 2 mins 48 Secs Round Two
Jared Rosholt Def Josh Copeland Via TKO 3 mins 12 Secs Round three
UFC Fightpass Prelims
Ryan Benoit DEF Sergio Pettis Via TKO 1 min 34 Secs Round Two
Joseph Duffy DEF Jake Lindsey Via TKO 1 min 47 Secs Round One
Germaine de Randamie Def Larissa Pacheco Via TKO 2 mins 02 Secs Round Two
Saturday’s UFC 185 event in Dallas, Texas, will feature a lightweight championship bout between Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos, and also a female strawweight title belt between Carla Esparza and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. The rest of the main card includes a big welterweight fight between Johny Hendricks and Matt Brown, a heavyweight bout between Roy Nelson and Alistair Overeem, plus alot of other huge contenders.
Before we get to the fights we must make sure everyone makes weight, so without further a-do, here are the all important results:
MAIN CARD: BT Sports UK 2 am and Pay-Per-View else-where 10 pm ET
Anthony Pettis (155 lbs) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (155 lbs)
Carla Esparza (115 lbs) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (115 lbs)
Johny Hendricks (170 lbs) vs. Matt Brown (171 lbs)
Roy Nelson (254) vs. Alistair Overeem (247)
Henry Cejudo (125 lbs) vs. Chris Cariaso (126 lbs)
Preliminary Card:BT Sports in the UK 12 Midnight and FX elsewhere 8PM ET
Sam Stout (156 lbs) vs. Ross Pearson (156 lbs)
Elias Theodorou (186 lbs) vs. Roger Narvaez (186 lbs)
Daron Cruickshank (157.5 lbs)* w/Towel vs. Beneil Dariush (156 lbs)
Jared Rosholt (245 lbs) vs. Josh Copeland (264 lbs)
Preliminary Card : Fight Pass 10.30 pm UK 6.30 PM ET
Sergio Pettis (126 lbs) vs. Ryan Benoit (126 lbs)
Jake Lindsey (156 lbs) vs. Joseph Duffy (156 lbs)
Larissa Pacheco (136 lbs) vs. Germaine de Randamie (136 lbs)
*Daron Cruickshank has two hours to drop 1.5 lbs to make-weight
Tonight is the time for Matt Brown and Robbie Lawler to go head to head, to battle it out to see who will become the next person to face Johny Hendricks for the Welterweight Title.
Last night or early hours this morning here in the UK it was the all important weigh-ins, but Matt Brown found himself in somewhat of an unusual situation!
UFConFOX12 is at San Jose in California, not only did Brown come in over the scales at 1.5lbs also Juliana Lima, who is a new addition to the new female Strawweight division came in over the scales 2 lbs [1.5lbs officially after two hours]. The California State Athletic Commission, for reasons unknown would not let Brown cut anymore weight [according to reports by www.mmajunkie.com].
No penalty was handed out to either fighter for the weigh-in ‘issue’ and therefore still remain eligible for the UFC’s post-fight bonus awards.
For me though it was Bobby Green that stole the weigh-in limelight, the ever professional was all respect for oponnent Josh Thomson [see photos] before switching it on for the close up ‘Face Off’ picture.
On the other hand, I could not make out Joanna Jedrzejczyk, but Dana White did have to step in a few times on a few other ‘Face Offs’ though!
On that note, here is the whole of the card and how all of the twenty-four athletes weighed in individually.
MAIN CARD BT SPORT UK
Matt Brown 172.5 lbs* vs. Robbie Lawler 171 lbs
Anthony Johnson 204.5 lbs vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 205.5 lbs
Clay Guida 145) lbs vs. Dennis Bermudez 146 lbs
Josh Thomson 155 lbs vs. Bobby Green 155.5 lbs
PRELIMS BT SPORT UK
Daron Cruickshank 155.5 lbs vs. Jorge Masvidal 155.5 lbs
Kyle Kingsbury 204.5 lbs vs. Patrick Cummins 206 lbs
Hernani Perpetuo 171 lbs vs. Tim Means 170.5 lbs
Mike De La Torre 146 lbs vs. Brian Ortega 145.5 lbs
FIGHT PASS PRELIMS ONLY
Akbarh Arreola 155.5 lbs vs. Tiago “Trator” dos Santos 155 lbs
Andreas Stahl 171 lbs vs. Gilbert Burns 170 lbs
Juliana Lima 116.5 lbs ** vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 115 lbs
Steven Siler 146 lbs vs. Noad Lahat 145 lbs
* Brown will not be fined for missing weight
** Lima was 117 pounds on her first attempt. Will not be fined for missing weight